The Atlantic Council—in partnership with the ISPI Young Talents Program and newcleo—hosts a workshop held under the auspices of Planet Week, G7 Italy, the Italian Ministry for Environment and Energy Security, and Connect4Climate. The workshop will take place on Sunday, April 28th, from 2:00 PM CET – 6:30 PM CET, at the Centrale Lavazza (Via Ancona, 11/A, 10152 Torino, Italy). It will be followed by a dinner reception from 6:30 PM CET – 8:00 PM CET, at Villa Chiuminatto (Via Giuseppe Galliano, 27, 10129, Torino).

The panel discussions will highlight the role of nuclear energy in deep decarbonization; address new approaches to nuclear project finance with perspectives from the public and private sectors; and will look at challenges to the nuclear energy industry, especially in developing resilient supply chains, working effectively with nuclear regulators, and building a thriving nuclear energy ecosystem.

If you have any questions about this event, please don’t hesitate to contact Amy Drake at


* All times in local CET time.

1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Registration

2:00 – 2:15 p.m. Industry Signing Ceremony

2:15 – 2:45 p.m. Keynote Remarks

H.E. Gilberto Pichetto Fratin, Minister of the Environment and Energy Security, Italy

The Hon. William D. Magwood IV, Director General, OECD – Nuclear Energy Agency

2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Panel discussion: The role of nuclear energy in deep decarbonization

Olivier Bard, General Delegate, Board of Directors, French Nuclear Industry Association

Sama Bilbao y León, Director General, World Nuclear Association

Massimo Lombardini, Associate Researcher and Coordinator, Executive Master’s Programme on Energy Geopolitics, ISPI

Lee McDonough, Director General, Net Zero, Nuclear and International, UK Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

Akihito Uetake, Senior Managing Director, Japan Atomic Industrial Forum


Silvia Berzoni, Chief Editor, CNBC Italy

3:45 – 4:00 p.m. Coffee Break

4:00 – 4:15 p.m. Keynote Remarks

Francesco Corvaro, PhD, Special Envoy for Climate Change, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Ministry of Environment and Energy Security, Italy

4:15 – 5:15 p.m. Panel discussion: New nuclear finance

Carol Berrigan, Executive Director of International Government Affairs and Supply Chain, Nuclear Energy Institute

Stefano Buono, Chief Executive Officer, newcleo

Kirsten Cutler, Senior Strategist for Nuclear Innovation, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, US Department of State

Yves Desbazeille, Director General, nucleareurope

Massimiliano Picciani, France 2030 SMR and AMR Funding Programme Manager, Bpifrance


Silvia Berzoni, Chief Editor, CNBC Italy

5:15 – 5:30 p.m. Keynote remarks

Vannia Gava, Deputy Minister of the Environment and Energy Security, Italy

Andrew Bowie MP, Minister for Nuclear and Renewables, Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, United Kingdom

Michael Vandergrift, Deputy Minister, Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN)

5:30– 6:30 p.m. Panel discussion: Overcoming challenges to supply chains, the regulatory landscape, and the nuclear energy ecosystem

Jack Edlow, President, Edlow International

John Gorman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Nuclear Association

The Hon. Jeffrey Merrifield, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Rumina Velshi, Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission


Silvia Berzoni, Chief Editor, CNBC Italy

6:30 – 6:45 p.m. Shuttle buses bring guests to the Villa Chiuminatto

6:45 – 8:30 p.m. Dinner and jazz reception at Villa Chiuminatto



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