Podcast: World Nuclear Symposium 2023 special report

01 October 2023

The Nuclear Fuel Report, financing, recruitment, plant life optimisation and the Net Zero Nuclear launch all feature in this round-up of the high-level panel discussions held at the industry's global gathering in London.



The annual World Nuclear Symposium, held in September, featured sessions on a variety of the big issues currently facing the sector. This special edition of the World Nuclear News podcast brings you reports on, and highlights from, the event:

The topics covered, in order:


  • The launch of the Net Zero Nuclear campaign
  • Publication of World Nuclear Association's Nuclear Fuel Report
  • Recruitment and expanding the nuclear workforce
  • How nuclear can decarbonise different industries
  • Optimising plant life performance
  • Investing in and financing of nuclear

We hear from, in order of appearance:

  • Sama Bilbao y León, Director General of World Nuclear Association
  • Rafael Mariano Grossi, Director General, International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Mohamed Al Hammadi, CEO, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation
  • Kaajal Desai, Senior Programme Lead for Fuel Cycle, World Nuclear Association
  • Malcolm Critchley, President and CEO ConverDyn
  • Chris Frankland, Director of Sales and Marketing, Nuclear Fuels Corporation
  • Jeanne Tortorelli, Director of Nuclear Fuel Supply at Constellation Energy Generation
  • Tamer Albishawi, Chief Nuclear Officer at Hinkley Point C
  • Callum Thomas, Chairman of Thomas Thor
  • Grace Stanke, Nuclear Engineering Student, Nuclear Advocate and Miss America
  • Charlotte Griffiths, Sustainable Energy Division of the UN Economic Commission for Europe
  • Todd Noe, Director of Nuclear Technologies Strategy at Microsoft
  • Mikal Bøe, Chairman and CEO Core Power
  • Naoki Chigusa, CEO of World Association of Nuclear Operators
  • Vinod Kumar, Station Director of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited's Kaiga 3 and 4
  • Catherine Cornand, Senior Executive Vice President Framatome
  • Chris Cunningham, Vice President Nuclear Projects at Ontario Power Generation
  • Wolfgang Denk, Managing Director, Swissnuclear
  • Keisuke Sadamori, Director Energy Markets and Security, International Energy Agency
  • Iain Smedley, Global Chairman of Banking, Barclays
  • Kevin Kelly, CFO Bruce Power
  • Julien Bocobza, Partner, White & Case LLC
  • Sophie Macfarlane-Smith, Head of Customer Engagement Rolls-Royce SMR
  • Thomas Branche, Senior Vice President for Engineering, Assystem
  • Rumina Velshi, President and CEO of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
  • Erick van Egeraat, Architect
  • Tim Gitzel, President and CEO Cameco

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Episode credit: Presenter Alex Hunt. Reports from Claire Maden and Warwick Pipe. Co-produced and mixed by Pixelkisser Production.




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