Plenary Session, 29 May 2018

Part 1

Welcome and Opening Address
Dr. Ralf Güldner
President of DAtF, Germany


Continuity or Disruption, What Future for EU-UK Nuclear Partnership

Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, United Kingdom (TBC)



The NDA's Current Strategy and its Long term Objectives
David Peattie, CEO, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), United Kingdom

10:20Nuclear Power under Current Market Conditions in Switzerland
Dr. Willibald Kohlpaintner, Head of Nuclear Energy Division, Axpo Holding AG, Switzerland
10:40Coffee Break
11:10How Does Nuclear Phase-Out Affect the International Business of German Technical and Scientific Support Organisations?
Dr. Dirk Stenkamp, CEO, TÜV Nord Group, Germany
11:30Phase-Out in Germany – We Are International!
Carsten Haferkamp, Managing Director, New NP GmbH
11:50Trust Building by Participation – National Societal Advisory Committee's Challenging Objective
Vertrauen schaffen durch Partizipation - Die große Aufgabe des Nationalen Begleitgremiums bei der Endlagersuche in Deutschland
Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer, Former Federal Minister, Member of the National Societal Advisory Committee, Germany (TBC)
Waste Management


Site Selection in Practice: Challenges at the Start of the Process
Standortauswahl in der Praxis: Herausforderungen am Neubeginn des Verfahrens


  • Ursula Heinen-Esser, Managing Director, Bundesgesellschaft für Endlagerung (BGE), Germany
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Moderator: Johannes Pennekamp, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

13:00-14:00Lunch Break
Part 2
Award Ceremony
17:45Award of the Honorary Membership of KTG

Outside the Box

Black Holes, Multidimensionality and Entropy – Limits of Reality
Dr. Maria J. Rodriguez, Research Group Leader, Gravitational and Black Hole Theory, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Germany


Closing Remarks
Frank Apel, Chairperson of KTG, Germany

18:40End of Session
18:40DAtF-Reception and Meet-and-greet in the Exhibiton Area

End of Plenary Day

Subject to change.

All contributions translated simultaneously in English/German.