Event Start:
18 Jun 2024 03:30 PM
Event End:
18 Jun 2024 06:30 PM
Warsaw, Poland
Event Summary:

IPFA Continental Europe

Nuclear Newcomers - Challenges and Opportunities 

Amidst the growing global energy demand and climate concerns, the burgeoning nuclear industry presents numerous opportunities and challenges. New players in the market are assessing whether this is the best path of development. We invite industry experts in deepening their knowledge of emerging trends in the nuclear field and delve into the challenges faced by budding nuclear nations as they enter the global nuclear energy market


Discussion Points: 

- Legal challenges faced by project developers

- The role of local content in the development process

- Cooperation with local communities; role of public acceptance of the project

- What benefits can SMR bring?

- Is this the right time to start investing in SMRs?

- State of the art in SMR projects in Poland



Keynote Address: Mr Mark Brzezinski, Ambassador of the United States to Poland

Presentation: Konrad Kosicki, Head of Energy Practice, Greenberg Traurig 

1st Panel: Large-scale projects - what challenges does Poland face as it embarks on its nuclear journey? 

- Moderated by: Dorota Derlicka, Counsel, Greenberg Traurig 

- Thierry Deschaux, General Director, EDF Poland

- Leszek Hołda, CEO Bechtel Polska

- Tomasz Nowacki, CEO, PGE PAK Energia Jądrowa

- Mirosław Kowalik, CEO, Westinghouse Electric Poland


Keynote Address: David Stearns, Expert, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

2nd Panel: SMRs- what opportunities do they offer, what is the status of these projects in the world and in Poland?

- Moderated by: Stephen Horvath, Greenberg Traurig London/New York offices

- Ms Beata Frankiewicz-Boniecka, Director of the Strategic Clients Department, Pekao Bank

- Robert Rudich, DOE Office Director and Energy Attaché, US Embassy in Warsaw

- Joanna Smolik, Director of the Strategic Security Programme, Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK) 

- David Stearns, Expert, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

- Wojciech Wrochna, Board Member, Orlen Synthos Green Energy sp. z o.o.

Event Details

Registration: 3.30pm  

Discussion begins: 4pm

Networking: 6.30pm


Format: In-person briefing; Keynote Addresses, Panel discussions and interactive Q&A followed by a networking reception

Address: Greenberg Traurig Offices, Varso Tower | Floor 33, Chmielna 69, 00-801 Warsaw, Poland


Greenberg Traurig, LLP


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