Opening Plenary

Monday, June 18, 8:00-11:15 am

General Chair

Dr. Kris Singh
President & CEO
Holtec International


 Global Expansion of Nuclear Energy

The current technical and socio-political drivers for nuclear new build programs in the US and international markets will be discussed and analyzed by the national and international industry leaders in this plenary session. While some major economies have firmly hitched their energy generation to nuclear energy, new plant construction in the US has lost its momentum.  The speakers will address the clean energy paradox in the West wherein nuclear power is losing ground even as its role to combat the increasing carbon burden on the environment becomes ever more imperative. How the industry might regroup and rise again to emulate its impressive growth in Asia will be discussed by the panelists followed by an interactive dialog with the audience.

Keynote Speaker

Chris Mudrick
Senior Vice President Northeast Operations and
Chief Operating Officer, CENG
Exelon Nuclear

Panel Speaker

Dr. Sekhar Basu
Atomic Energy Commission and
Secretary Department of Atomic Energy
Republic of India


Panel Speaker

Edward McGinnis
Acting Assist Secretary
US Department of Energy – Office of Nuclear Energy

Panel Speaker

Yuriy Nedashkovsky
National Nuclear Energy Generating Company “Energoatom”


Panel Speaker

Maria Korsnick
President and
Chief Executive Officer
Nuclear Energy Institute

Panel Speaker

Jose Gutierrez
President & CEO