Please join us for the convening of the United States Nuclear Industry Council’s New Nuclear Capital (NNC) symposium, held in partnership with the Atlantic Council and C5 Capital. The focus of this year’s NNC event will be on global trade and financing of large, small modular, and advanced reactors and supporting fuel cycle technologies.

The NNC symposium will take place on Monday, October 24th, 2022 and will immediately precede the International Atomic Energy Agency’s fifth International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century in Washington, D.C., United States, from October 26th – 28th, 2022. These consecutive events will provide more opportunities and interactions to support the future of nuclear energy.

Please register below to receive additional information regarding attendance at the NNC symposium. We look forward to welcoming you!

Agenda | Monday, October 24

9:00 – 9:05 a.m. Welcome remarks

Jennifer Gordon, Director, Nuclear Energy Policy Initiative, Atlantic Council

 9:05 – 9:15 a.m. Keynote remarks

The Hon. Clarence “Bud” Albright, President and Chief Executive Officer, US Nuclear Industry Council

9:15 – 10:15 a.m. PANEL I: Financing considerations for building new nuclear projects

H.E. Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation

Sama Bilbao y León, Director General, World Nuclear Association

Cosmin Ghita, Chief Executive Officer, Nuclearelectrica

Rafał Kasprów, CEO, Orlen-Synthos Green Energy

André Pienaar, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, C5 Capital


Jennifer Gordon, Director, Nuclear Energy Policy Initiative, Atlantic Council

10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Coffee

10:45 – 11:15 a.m. Fireside chat

John Hopkins, President and Chief Executive Officer, NuScale

Christopher Sorrells, Chief Executive Officer, Spring Valley Acquisition Corporation


William Fork, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

11:15– 12:15 p.m. PANEL II: Financing considerations for exporting new nuclear projects

Marcia Burkey, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, TerraPower

Carl Kress, Regional Director, Middle East, North Africa, Europe and Eurasia / East Asia, USTDA

The Hon. Daniel Poneman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Centrus Energy Corporation

Rick Springman, Senior Vice President of International Projects, Holtec SMR


Caleb Ward, Chief Operating Officer, US Nuclear Industry Council

12:15 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Fireside chat

Jigar Shah, Director, Loan Programs Office, US Department of Energy


Landon Derentz, Senior Director, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council

2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Fireside chat

Marcy Sanderson, Vice President, Industrial Applications, X-energy

Kreshka Young, USGC Business Director, Energy and Climate and Climate Change, Dow Chemical Company


Kurt Scherer, Managing Partner, C5 Capital

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. PANEL III: The role of government financing in encouraging new nuclear projects

Kirsten Cutler, Special Advisor for Nuclear Innovation, US Department of State

Paul Murphy, Managing Director, Murphy Energy and Infrastructure Consulting LLC

Timothy Stone, Chairman, Nuclear Industry Association


Sydney McNiff Johnson, Senior Advisor, Dentons; President, Galena Strategies LLC

3:30 – 3:45 p.m. Coffee

3:45 – 4:15 p.m. Fireside chat

Jeffrey Lyash, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

Jay Wileman, President and Chief Executive Officer, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy


Laura Hermann, Executive Officer, Potentiary

4:15 – 5:15 p.m. PANEL IV: The role of private capital in nuclear financing

Adam Rodman, Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Segra Capital

James Schaefer, Senior Managing Director, Guggenheim Partners

Rachel Slaybaugh, Principal, DCVC

Daniel Gabaldon, Senior Partner, Roland Berger


Ayesha Waheed, Partner, Morgan Lewis

5:15 – 5:25 p.m. Closing remarks

The Hon. Clarence “Bud” Albright, President and Chief Executive Officer, US Nuclear Industry Council

5:25 – 5:30 p.m. Conclusion

Jennifer Gordon, Director, Nuclear Energy Policy Initiative, Atlantic Council

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Wine reception

Please join us for a wine reception in the Atlantic Council foyer, generously hosted by Morgan Lewis.

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