APNE 2023
  StratComs Events in collaboration with Centre for Strategic Energy & Resources is pleased to bring you its first nuclear energy summit focused on developing nuclear energy in the Asia Pacific region particularly the ASEAN countries who are currently looking at nuclear energy as a possible addition to their countries energy mix in light of growing energy demands.

Land-scarce Singapore is envisioning a future in which nuclear energy will make up about 10 per cent of its energy mix by 2050. As a small island nation with a considerable hunger for energy, Singapore needs to think big to reach its goal of carbon neutrality.

ASEAN countries have no operational nuclear reactors currently but all of that could change very quickly – Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines have recently announced their intentions to relaunch their civil nuclear projects to meet their ever growing energy needs and reduce their dependence on fossil fuels.  Southeast Asia’s policy choices will have huge implications for its future energy mix and will be critical to meeting global environmental targets.  We are currently in the midst of an energy crisis and fossil fuels still make up 83% of Southeast Asia’s energy mix with energy demand expected to increase exponentially exposing these countries to increasing economic, energy security and geopolitical risks – balancing energy security, energy equity and energy sustainability.

The focus of the 2 day is to stimulate dialogue to assess the economics, current market conditions, development and implementation opportunities for nuclear energy as part of the energy transition for current and future energy mix to meet decarbonisation goals and attain environmental sustainability. The summit will feature innovative technology for nuclear energy including SMRs, ARs, floating nuclear platforms, fusion energy and micro reactors.

Issues to be discussed at Asia Pacific Nuclear Energy 2023 include:
  • Asian energy landscape in a geopolitically uncertain future
    • Rising energy demand post-COVID-19
    • Rising fuel prices and lack of options to improve resilience and energy independence
    • National energy and climate objectives against reality
  • Energy transition in Southeast Asia: opportunities and challenges
    • Regional energy dynamics
    • ASEAN cooperation
  • Potential for innovation and development
  • Policy and regulatory framework for nuclear energy consideration for Southeast Asian countries
  • Financing nuclear energy projects – challenges and opportunities and understanding the relevance of international investors and stakeholders
  • Understanding the trilemma of energy security, energy equity and energy sustainability
  • Developing nuclear energy as environmentally sustainable in the green taxonomy to decarbonise the power sector and achieve net zero
  • Building public confidence in nuclear power as a safe and sustainable source of energy
  • Options when considering nuclear energy to promote clean growth
    • SMR/AR
    • Floating nuclear power plant
    • Fusion
  • Cybersecurity

Day 1, Thursday, 19th October 2023

8:00 Registration & Morning Coffee
9:00 Chairman’s Opening Address
Nobuo Tanaka
Chair, Steering Committee of Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF)
Executive Director Emeritus, International Energy Agency (IEA)
CEO, Tanaka Global, Inc., Japan
  Morning Keynote Addresses
9:15 Opening Keynote Address
Oppenheimer Values and how they can spark a Nuclear Energy Spring
  • History redux : JRO values/policies that we can still learn from
  • How nuclear energy expansion can be a bridge builder to peace : China and US policy focus
  • Global Manhattan Project : Let’s get serious about the energy transition
Charles Oppenheimer,
Founder, Oppenheimer Project, USA
Operating Partner, 8090 Industries
9:45 Role of Nuclear Power in the Energy and Climate Crises : How Japan, the US and Korea work together
  • There are winners and losers in the crises.
  • Japan and Korea need clean hydrogen and nuclear to be winners
  • Camp David Summit meeting by the US, Japan and Korea may provide a strategic opportunity for trilateral cooperation in the nuclear policy
  • First is collaboration on integral fast reactor and pyroprocessing for Fukushima Daiichi NPP Debris solution
    Second is denuclearisation of North Korea, IAEA should be a custodian of plutonium
  • Third is development of nuclear propulsion submarine, JUSK (North East Asian AUKUS)
  • Fourth is strengthening NPT regime by utilising the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, Japan and Korea should join the treaty while the US continues to extend nuclear deterrence
Nobuo Tanaka
Chair, Steering Committee of Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF)
Executive Director Emeritus, International Energy Agency (IEA)]
CEO, Tanaka Global, Inc., Japan
10:15 Singapore’s Energy Transition and Perspectives on Nuclear Energy
  • Singapore’s current energy landscape
  • Singapore’s energy transition
  • Perspectives on Nuclear Energy
Chia Meng Hwee, Deputy Director, Energy Technologies Department,Energy Market Authority, Singapore
10:45 Q & A followed by Morning Coffee & Networking Opportunity

Keynote Panel Session: Collaborative Strategics to meet rising energy demands in Asia Pacific – climate crises, ensuring safety and energy security in the Asia Pacific Energy Transition
Charles Oppenheimer, Founder, Oppenheimer Project/Operating Partner, 8090 Industries, USA
Nobuo Tanaka, Chair, Steering Committee of Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF)
Executive Director Emeritus, International Energy Agency (IEA) , CEO, Tanaka Global, Inc., Japan
Chia Meng Hwee, Deputy Director, Energy Technologies Department, Energy Market Authority, Singapore
Shigeru Kimura, Special Advisor on Energy Affairs, Economic Research Institute of ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA). Indonesia
Vaclav Bartuska, Ambassador at Large, Energy Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Czech Republic

12:00 Lunch and Networking Opportunity
  Regional Updates
1:00 Philippines (via Zoom)
Hon. Mark Cojuangco, Chairman, House Committee on Nuclear Energy
Dr Carlo Arcilla, Director, Philippine Nuclear Research Institute

Dr Hoang Sy Than, Director, Planning & Scientific Management Dept, VINATOM


  Safety, Legal, Regulatory, Environmental and Social Policy Requirements to Consider for a Secure a Sustainable Energy Infrastructure
2:30 Nuclear Energy in ASEAN Region
  • How ASEAN change its attitude to nuclear energy before and after the Fukushima Accident?
    • Referring to the historical EAS energy outlook and compared nuclear power generation before and after the Fukushima power accident (year 2011
  • Current situation of APAEC Program No 7: Civilian Nuclear Energy
    • Introduction of current discussion by the Civilian Nuclear Energy’ group as APAEC programme number 7
  • EAS Energy Outlook indicates future nuclear power generation and how will nuclear power contribute carbon neutral in ASEAN region?
  • According to this outlook updated in 2021-22, some ASEAN countries will install nuclear power plants which are one of low carbon energy, but its amount will be quite lower than thermal power plants and renewable energy.  If OECD countries such as Japan could restart existing nuclear power plants as well as start to construct advanced LWR and SMR, ASEAN may follow to install nuclear power plants.
  • Current progress of advanced LWR and SMR
    • Introduction  of current situation of advanced LWR and SMR and possibility for ASEAN to apply them towards best energy mix
  • Public acceptance issues in ASEAN region
    • There are strong complaints for construction of new cool power plants in some ASEAN countries which are Philippines and Thailand.  We call public acceptance issue.  We check current PA for nuclear power plants in ASEAN region
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR)
    • There are five ASEAN countries located in Indo-China peninsula, thus regional EPR will be needed for the ASEAN countries and national EPR will be needed for other ASEAN countries.
Shigeru Kimura, Special Advisor on Energy Affairs, Economic Research Institute of ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA). Indonesia
3:00 Presentation from NewCleo – Gen-IV SMR technology and Multi-Processing MOX Fuel
David Vannier, Chief Government Affairs Officer, NewCleo, United Kingdom
3:30 Opportunities and challenges in ASEAN’s energy transition journey

Home to one tenth of the world’s population, ASEAN is set to become the next centre of global economic growth in the next few decades. Since the 2000s, almost all ASEAN economies have doubled in size with an expected annual growth rate of 5 per cent till 2030. ASEAN is a region that is concerned about energy security and is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. With soaring energy demand, dominance of fossil fuels, and limited access to advanced technologies, there are limited options for ASEAN to diversify its fuel mix towards the low carbon alternatives. With increasing concern over the cost of energy, environmental impacts, and geopolitics, nuclear energy has regained attention a decade after Fukushima. Could nuclear energy play a role in enabling an equitable energy transition journey for ASEAN towards the collective goal of attaining carbon neutrality by 2050? What is the greater role of nuclear energy beyond a power source?
  • Trends in energy and economic development in ASEAN
  • Practical challenges in ASEAN’s energy transition and sustainable development journey
  • The prospects of small modular reactor and floating nuclear power in decarbonizing ASEAN’s energy sector
  • Introducing CSER’s concept of an offshore floating multi-utility complex (FMUC) enabled by advanced floating nuclear technology
Dr Victor Nian, Co-Founder & CEO, Center for Strategic Energy & Resources, Singapore
4:00 Strengthening nuclear security for emerging reactor technologies
  • Understanding the nuclear security challenges and opportunities for emerging reactor technologies
  • Cybersecurity considerations for SMRs including remote operation & autonomous operation, I&C digital technology new to nuclear industry and digital twins.
  • Key nuclear security activities when embarking into a nuclear power programme
Alvaro Acevedo, Programme Manager, World Institute for Nuclear Security,  Austria
4:30 Regulatory framework development on nuclear safety and security
  • Regulatory framework compliance –how do developing countries engage global regulatory bodies?
  • Government policy support
  • Evolving policies and changing regulatory landscape
  • Ensuring appropriate nuclear liability protection is in place
5:30 Close of Day 1 followed by Networking Evening Drinks

Day 2, Friday, 20th October 2023

8:30 Morning Coffee
9:00 Chairman’s Address
  Global Perspectives on nuclear energy and its implications for Asia Pacific – Meeting Future Needs Investment Opportunities and
Effective Financing Strategies
  Strategic challenges and opportunities in the current market condition impacting new nuclear development. This session will address policies and issues facing governments when determining whether nuclear energy is a viable and financially effective option to the energy mix.
9:15 Update from Czech Republic – Tender for Dukovany 5
  • Nuclear new build from the point of view of the potential buyer
  • Big reactors or SMRs?
  • What makes nuclear interesting again
Vaclav Bartuska, Ambassador at Large, Energy Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Czech Republic
9:45 Stakeholder Management for the UAE’s Nuclear Power Plant.  Lessons for Nuclear Newcomers in Asia
  • Brief comparison of successful commissioning of nuclear power plant in the UAE versus other newcomers in the Middle Eaat (Egypt, Turkey, Jordan)
  • Framework for identifying different stakeholders – and the rationale for different approaches to them
  • Case study of domestic and international stakeholders management in the UAE
  • Policy lessons of stakeholder management for Asia
Li-Chen Sim,  Assistant Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences, Khalifa University, UAE
10:15 Localization and technology transfer in Jordan’s Nuclear Power Project

As Jordan government decided to proceed with the development of a nuclear power program, national industries, such as the civil construction, electrical and mechanical industries, need to be developed. A key component for the successful construction and operation of the first nuclear power plant (NPP) is the localization of the related technology as well as the exchange of technical information and expertise. With the guidance of the Jordan National Committee for Local Participation Policy in the NPP Project, whose members are from governmental and private institutions, chambers of industry, universities and R&D centers, a comprehensive survey of the national industry and other possible suppliers for the Jordan NPP has been conducted. Based on this preliminary review and by exploring considerations and decisions involved in preparing national industries for participation in the first nuclear power plant unit, the committee prepared the national policy to maximize local participation and technology transfer in the frame of the project.

Eng. Ahmad Malkawi,
Director, Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC), Jordan
10:45 Q & A followed by Networking Morning Tea
11:10 Nuclear in Marine – Past, Present, Future

This presentation highlights the commercial use of nuclear in the marine industry to-date and looks at the current status of regulations, required development and the new-found movements in the marine industry towards nuclear adoption both in propulsion and floating power barges

Mike Watts,
Director, Future Shipping Team South Asia & Pacific, Innovation Centre of Alternatives & Renewable Energy (ICARE), Bureau Veritas Marine, Singapore
11:40 Government the Dicephalus Beast – Legal & Institutional Issues Relating to Floating Nuclear Power Plants

The presentation will share key observations and findings from a recently completed study by the Centre for International Law’s Nuclear Law and Policy Team that aims to contribute to a more holistic understanding of legal and institutional issues related to the global governance of floating nuclear power plants.  It focuses on governance issues falling not only within the nuclear but also maritime domain, in particular, issues associated with the legal and institutional frameworks and work of the International Atomic Energy (IAEA) and the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) as well as other relevant stakeholders including the nuclear industry. It considers the implications these issues may raise for Southeast Asia.

Denise Cheong,
Head of Nuclear Law & Policy, Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore, Singapore
12:10 Introducing Innovation in Financing to support net zero goals
  • Innovation : Introduction, Definition and principles
  • Asia Pacific Experience
  • The Scandinavian Experience
  • The UK Experience
Sheriffah Noor Khamseah, Innovation & Nuclear Advocate, Alumna, Imperial College, University of London, United Kingdom
Member, Global Women in Nuclear (WIN), Global
12:40 Q & A followed by Networking Lunch
1:20 Attracting investors and lenders to the nuclear industry

Attraction of investment and finance for new nuclear projects and associated transactions is one of the primary impediments to the global growth of the nuclear industry. Investors and lenders to the nuclear industry are faced with reputational risk, as well as risks posed by nuclear liability, nuclear safety, nuclear security and non-proliferation. Understanding these concerns and needs, and seeking to bridge the gaps between the key players – sponsors, lenders and governments – can contribute to greater availability of sources of finance to support the global expansion of the nuclear industry.
  Innovative and Advanced Technology in nuclear energy and the applications
1:50 Using AI and data from 750,000 projects to de-risk nuclear project delivery
  • One in every four nuclear projects, alongside most megaprojects, experience delays in construction in excess of 230 days. These delays are often due to misunderstood execution risk.
  • nPlan forecasts project outcomes by using AI to read and understand how 750,000 previous projects (approx. $1.7T of capital) performed. The technology can automatically contextualise a project and draw insights on how teams can de-risk their schedule.
  • This talk will cover:
    • A description of nPlan’s technology
    • How new nuclear build projects are leveraging it to increase delivery confidence and attract investors
    • New and future developments  
Dev Amratia, Co-Founder & CEO, nPlan, United Kingdom
2:20 Fostering Cooperation and Capacity on Nuclear Energy between Australia, Singapore and the Asia Pacific Region

The focus areas of this collaboration include workforce development, training, education, and research. By forging strong partnerships and leveraging collective expertise, we can effectively prepare for the integration of nuclear energy into the energy mix of ASEAN countries, ensuring a sustainable and prosperous future. To fully embrace nuclear energy as a strategic clean energy option, it is crucial to establish robust capacity building programs. This entails investing in workforce development initiatives that equip individuals with the skills and knowledge required to support nuclear power operations, safety, and maintenance. Collaborative efforts between Australia, Singapore, and regional partners can facilitate the exchange of best practices, training programs, and educational resources to build a skilled nuclear workforce. Furthermore, research and development initiatives play a pivotal role in advancing nuclear energy technologies and addressing key challenges. By fostering research collaborations, knowledge sharing, and innovation networks, Australia, Singapore, and other countries can collectively drive advancements in reactor design, waste management, and safety protocols. This collaboration will enable the region to harness the potential of nuclear energy while ensuring high standards of safety, environmental protection, and public confidence.

Alex Borovskis,
Co-Founder, Helixos, Australia
2:50 Q & A Followed by Networking Afternoon Tea
3:30 Commercialising and developing successful SMRs
  • How can governments help commercialise SMRs?
  • Will lower plant costs ensure easier funding options?
  • Considerations specific to deployment of SMRs
  • Shorter construction time and longer fuel cycle
  • Will the benefits of smaller reactor designs be sufficient to overcome the loss in economies of scale
4:00 Closing Panel Session : Navigating legal challenges in the face of advanced energy technologies options and strategies
The energy landscape is undergoing a profound transformation with the emergence of advanced technologies, presenting both opportunities and legal complexities. This closing panel session will delve into regulatory frameworks, intellectual property concerns, liabilities considerations and international agreements affecting the deployment of these technologies.
5:00 Closing Remarks and close of APNE 2023
  Outstanding Speaker Faculty including:

Charles Oppenheimer
Founder, Oppenheimer Project, USA
Operating Partner, 8090 Industries

Charles Oppenheimer is an investor and entrepreneur based in Silicon Valley.

As a founder of The Oppenheimer Project and member of 8090 Industustries, he is advocating and investing in the expansion of nuclear energy as a pathway to a more energy-abundant and peaceful world.
Nobuo Tanaka
Chair, Steering Committee of Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF)
Executive Director Emeritus, International Energy Agency (IEA) (tbc)
CEO, Tanaka Global, Inc., Japan

Nobuo Tanaka is former Chairman of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation. He is the chairman of the Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF). He is Distinguished Fellow at Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ) and Visiting Professor at Graduate School of Public Policy of the University of Tokyo. As Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) from 2007 to 2011, he initiated a collective release of oil stocks in June 2011. He also played a crucial and personal role in strengthening of ties with major non-Member energy players, including China and India.

He began his career in 1973 in the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) after graduating the University of Tokyo, and has served in a number of high-ranking positions, including DirectorGeneral of the Multilateral Trade System Department. He was deeply engaged in bilateral trade issues with the US as Minister for Industry, Trade and Energy at the Embassy of Japan, Washington DC. He served twice as Director for Science, Technology and Industry (DSTI) of the Paris-based international organization, OECD.
Vaclav Bartuska
Ambassador at Large, Energy Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Czech Republic

Service in the Government
2006 – present Ambassador-at-Large for Energy Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Czech Republic
Key part of the just-ended Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
 2010 – 2014 Government Plenipotentiary for Expansion of Temelin Nuclear Power Plant, Czech Republic
Overseeing the tender of three major suppliers for planned two new units at Temelin NPP.

2020 – present
Member (from 2022), Alternate Member (2020-2021) of the Administrative Board of ACER (Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators), EU Agency

Revolution / Service in the Parliament
1989 – 1990
One of the student leaders of the revolution in November 1989; due to previous experience with Secret Police (first detained at 20) elected by Parliament to the Commission investigating the Secret Police

Disbanding the Secret Police shortly after the Revolution was the best job I ever had

2003 – present
New York University (NYU), Prague campus, course “European Security after the Cold War”
2017 – present Czech Technical University, Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FEL ČVUT), course “Energy Security”
2018 – present College of Europe, course “Energy Diplomacy”

Schools, scholarships
1987 – 1992
Charles University, Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences
1994 – 1995 Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Columbia University, New York, SIPA (School of International and Public Affairs)
1999 Marshall Fellowship

1990 Polojasno (“Partly sunny”) – covers the work on investigating the Secret Police, sold 230.000 copies
1992, 1995, 1997 Three more books

Dr Victor Nian
Co-Founder & CEO, Center for Strategic Energy & Resources, Singapore

Dr Victor Nian is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Centre for Strategic Energy and Resources (CSER), an independent think-and-do tank established in the spirit of “knowledge and innovation without borders" in Asia. Dr Nian advises public and private organisations on energy strategy, industrial and climate policy, technology management, digital transformation, and other energy transition and sustainable development related issues. He is recognised as one of the go-to-persons on nuclear energy, hydrogen economy, and net-zero strategy in Asia. Under his leadership, CSER is on a mission to build enabling ecosystems to accelerate energy transition pathways in Asia. Dr Nian is a Founding Member, elected Council Member, and elected Honorary General Secretary of the International Society for Energy Transition Studies, a professional society with more than 300 members from over 40 countries. Dr Nian was previously a Visiting Fellow of the Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge, an Adjunct Full Professor of Tianjin University of Commerce, a senior energy expert of government linked think tanks, and an entrepreneur in carbon and sustainability consulting business. He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and a BEng (Hons) in Electrical Engineering with a Minor in Management of Technology, all from the National University of Singapore.
Álvaro Acevedo
Programme Manager, World Institute for Nuclear Security,  Austria

Álvaro Acevedo is responsible for coordinating and implementing various operational projects, including international workshops, training courses and ongoing special projects on nuclear security capacity building for nuclear material and facilities. He leads WINS’ work on advanced nuclear reactors and technologies. Prior to joining WINS in June 2018, Álvaro worked as an engineer in a nuclear power plant in Spain. He is fluent in Spanish and English.
Dr Li-Chen Sim
Assistant Professor, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Non-resident Scholar at Middle East Institute, Washington DC, USA

Dr Li-Chen Sim is a specialist on Russian and Gulf energy and its intersection with international relations. Her interests include the political economy of hydrocarbon and renewable energy in the Middle East, Gulf-Asia exchanges, and Russia-Middle East interactions.

Her most recently published books include Asian Perceptions of Gulf Security (Routledge, 2023), Low Carbon Energy in the Middle East and North Africa (Palgrave 2021), and External Powers and the Gulf Monarchies (Routledge, 2018). Her articles have appeared in leading academic journals such as Russian Review, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Energy Research & Social Science, Journal of Contemporary China, and Asian Security; on forums hosted by the Atlantic Council and Harvard University’s Belfer Center; and in popular media like the South China Morning Post and Al-Monitor.

She is active on the speaking circuit, having been a guest at Chatham House London, Middle East Institute Singapore, Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington DC, Emirates Center for Strategic Studies & Research, Foreign Service Institute in Washington DC, and INSEAD Abu Dhabi among others.
Alex Borovskis
Co-Founder, Helixos, Australia

Alex Borovskis is the co-founder of Helixos, a strategy consulting and technical advisory company focusing on cleantech commercialisation. He leads a global team providing support to governments, research organisations, and technology developers in bringing new technologies to market and building capabilities for emerging industries. Alex has worked as an operations and project management professional in the nuclear sector in Australia and the UK with experience across energy, waste, pharmaceutical, and aerospace industries. Prior to Helixos, Alex was the Manager of Waste Operations at ANSTO in Australia where he led a team of supervisors, engineers, and technicians in the safe and sustainable management of waste from reactor operations, nuclear medicine production, and research.
Eng. Ahmad Malkawi
Director, Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC), Jordan

He has completed his BSc from King Abdul-Aziz University in Saudi Arabia in Nuclear Engineering 1987, and MSc in 2004, University of Surrey, UK. Working as a director & researcher for Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC), until 2021 he was directing the nuclear projects development department in JAEC. Previously he has worked for Ministry of Energy in Jordan as the assistant project manager of Jordan nuclear research and training reactor (JRTR) project. For the past 10 years he was involved directly in national industry participation as well as civil construction companies in Jordan NNP project, including survey, qualification and drafting a national policy to maximize local participation and technology transfer in the project, working closely with governmental and private institutions, chambers of industry, universities and R&D centers.
Dev Amratia
Co-Founder & CEO, nPlan, United Kingdom

Dev is a chartered engineer and the Co-Founder and CEO of nPlan, an AI company that forecasts the outcomes and risks of construction projects, using data from over 750,000 previous projects. nPlan delivers a new paradigm in the management of risk and uncertainty. Dev’s experience is in delivering construction projects for the energy industry, spanning 3 continents over 9 years. Following this, Dev worked for the UK government to launch and deliver the national review on AI, which was published as part of the Industrial Strategy in 2017. Dev has a strong passion to change the way projects are delivered through data-enabled decision-making. nPlan has scaled to operate in 8 countries and has processed schedules representing over $1.6T of construction spend, the largest dataset of its kind in the world.
Sheriffah Noor Khamseah
Innovation & Nuclear Advocate
Alumna, Imperial College, University of London, United Kingdom
Member, Global Women in Nuclear (WIN), Global

Sheriffah is a Innovation and Nuclear Advocate and Consultant. High- tech Financing  - Sheriffah was the Special Officer to the Science Advisor to Malaysia’s Prime Minister and had lead projects on High tech Financing including venture capital financing and Business angle financing. Venture Capital and Business Angel Financing  - Sheriffah served as Chairman of Drafting Committee for Report on Enhancing Venture Capital (VC) for Malaysia and was Strategist and author for Report on Introducing Business Angel Financing for Malaysia. These 2 reports were accepted by the Ministry of Finance and several of the reports recommendations were incorporated into Malaysia’s 10-Year Financial Sector Master Plan developed by Bank Negara , Malaysia’s Central Bank   Sheriffah was instrumental in the Governments allocation of RM 200 million for vc financing and RM 200 million for high tech financing managed by selected banks.

VC for Biotech - She also brought in key US Biotech investors to meet Malaysia’s Prime Minister who was later appointed as Malaysia’s International Advisory Panel Member for Biotech as well as the was instrumental in the establishment of Malaysia’s first venture capital funding on biotech help managed by Burrill & Co. Biotech Debt Funding  - She assisted the Malaysian Debt Venture (MDV) with the introduction of a Biotech Debt funding through her article on Debt Funding for biotech companies in Malaysia recommending the Government to extend it’s the focus of vc funding to ICT companies to biotech companies. This saw a RM 30 million fund for this purpose. Advanced & Composite Materials  - Sheriffah and her team lead initiatives on Advanced Composite Materials and had brought Malaysian officials and industrialist to Paris for the JEC World for global composites community. Upon their return, Ms Sheriffah and her team introduced and published Malaysia’s Directory on Composites listing Malaysian companies with investments in this key new important area.

FinancingnNuclear Power  - In the nuclear sector, Ms Sheriffah has extensive experience in Financing Nuclear Power, Nuclear Education Training and Nuclear Supply Chain, Nuclear Governance and Stakeholder Engagement for Uranium Mining and Nuclear Power. Sheriffah’s work on Financing Nuclear Power has received commendations from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Chairman of Sessions on Financing Nuclear Power and her work is also referenced by the Steering group for the establishment of the International Bank for Nuclear Infrastructure (IBNI). She is now writing a book on Introducing Innovation in Financing towards achieving Net Zero Goals. Nuclear Education and Training  - In relation to Nuclear Education and Training, Ms Sheriffah was invited by the International Atomic Energy Agency to advice the IAEA on cooperation in Nuclear E&T between advanced nuclear countries and newcomer countries  She had proposed to the UK via National S Academy- Nuclear (NSAN), France via I2EN , Korea via KONIKOF and Japan via JAIF to develop a Directory on Nuclear courses offered in /by these countries . She was pleased these directories were published with Jean Lewellyn then CEO NSAN sharing her appreciation for Sheriffah’s role in the UK’s publication in her Message in the Directory.
Shigeru Kimura
Special Advisor on Energy Affairs, Economic Research Institute of ASEAN  and East Asia (ERIA), Indonesia

Shigeru Kimura graduated from the Faculty of Computer and Information Sciences, Hosei University in 1973. After graduation, he started working for Century Research Center Co. (CRC), one of Japanese think tanks and became manager of Economic Group, Research Institute of CRC in 1988. He joined the Energy Data and Modelling Center (EDMC), the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ) as head of Statistics Information Office in 1993 and became Senior Research Fellow in 2005. He has been engaged in preparation of energy statistics in APEC region as coordinator and energy modeling work applying econometric and input-output approaches for a long time. Using these expertises, he has been conducting capacity building on energy statistics and energy outlook modeling in Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) region for more than 10 years. He has been also in charge as leader of Working Group for Preparation of Energy Outlook and Analysis of Energy Saving Potential in East Asia, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) from 2007. From August 2013, he has been in charge of Special Adviser to Executive Director on Energy Affairs of ERIA additionally. He retired IEEJ in September 2015 and moved to ERIA completely keeping same position.
Denise Cheong
Head of Nuclear Law & Policy, Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Ms. Denise Cheong is the Head of Nuclear Law and Policy at the Centre for International Law (CIL), National University of Singapore (NUS). Her research interests centre around law and policy issues that cut across the nuclear, ocean and environmental sectors. At the regional level, her research focus has been on conceptualising “ASEAN nuclear governance” and analysing its relationship to nuclear governance at the international level. She was the Principal Investigator for a recently completed external grant on nuclear law and policy as well as the project coordinator for the first major external grant that CIL received (also on nuclear law and policy). Her published works include book chapters and journal articles on nuclear, ocean and/or environmental law issues. She has also been invited to speak and participate in conferences, workshops, seminars and meetings as well as expert groups on topics related to nuclear law and policy, both internationally and regionally. She is a member of the International Nuclear Law Association and the Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law. Prior to joining CIL in 2014, she was in private legal practice for close to 15 years, working in the area of international capital markets in Sydney, Tokyo and Singapore. She is an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and a Solicitor of England and Wales. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Master of Science (Environmental Management) (Shell Medal and Prize for best overall performance and Shell Best Dissertation Award) from NUS, a Diplôme d’Université in International Nuclear Law from the University of Montpellier and a diploma from the Rhodes Academy of Ocean Law and Policy.
Mike Watts Mike Watts
Director, Future Shipping Team, South Asia & Pacific
Innovation Centre of Alternatives & Renewable Energy (iCARE)
Bureau Veritas Marine, Singapore

Mike Watt is the Director of the Innovation Centre of Alternatives & Renewable Energy (iCARE) at Bureau Veritas Marine and Offshore, formulating partnerships and providing clients with a bespoke end to end service supporting and advising them on their decarbonization journey focusing on innovative technologies, digitalization, alternate fuels and renewable energy. He is a Chartered Marine Engineer with Twenty-Five years of experience in the Marine Industry in various roles with Chemical and Oil Majors, Ship Management/Ownership and Classification Society. These positions throughout his career have included seagoing roles, new build construction, technical superintendency and business and project development. He holds a Master of Science in Engineering for Marine Professionals and MBA from the University of Plymouth and is a Chartered Engineer with the British Engineering Council.
Chia Meng Hwee Chia Meng Hwee
Deputy Director, Energy Technologies Department Energy Market Authority, Singapore

Mr Meng Hwee CHIA currently holds the role of Deputy Director, Energy Technologies in the Energy Market Authority (EMA) of Singapore. In this position, he leads a dedicated team responsible for evaluating a wide array of energy technologies with a primary focus on their applicability and relevance for Singapore’s unique energy landscape. Meng Hwee holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Singapore.

He possesses more than 10 years of experience in the energy sector. He started his career as an electrical and control engineer in Keppel Offshore & Marine, before moving on to R&D in smart grid technology in the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). Prior to his current position in EMA, Meng Hwee served as Assistant Director at Strategic Development department in SP Group.
Paul W. Bradley
Chairman and CEO, Caprica International

Paul W. Bradley has been involved in supply chain management and international business throughout his entrepreneurial career spanning senior leadership positions in global companies, the creation of 5 start-up companies and participating in the successful launch of two IPO’s. He is a Member of the B20 Task Force for the G20 Summit India and has established new business entities in China, SouthEast Asia, India and the United States. He also previously worked in the U.S. Senate and the British House of Commons. Mr. Bradley is the CEO of Caprica International. He previously served as President of Arshiya Limited headquartered in India (publicly traded on the Bombay Stock Exchange), creating the first FTWZ Logistics Parks in the country’s history integrated with a private rail network of 19 trains, logistics and SCM services, a Cloud Data Center and a technology solutions company. He also served as Managing Director of IDS International (a member of the Li & Fung Group, publicly traded on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange). He is a CEO Mentor and advises new Tech Ventures across 40 countries. He served on the Singapore (Asia) Advisory Board of Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne; and is an Emeritus Vice Chairman of Supply Chain Asia; Strategic Advisor to Gray International; Strategic Advisor to Crane.ai and on the Industry Advisory Board of the S.P. Jain School of Global Management. He previously served on the Executive Leadership Council of the Thunderbird School of Global Management (ASU); and several other business and government advisory boards. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, London; a Senior Fellow of Supply Chain Asia, Singapore; and a Certified Professional Logistician of CILT.

Mr. Bradley received his MBA Degree in International Management from the Thunderbird, School of Global Management. He was selected by the World Economic Forum as one of the forty "New Asian Leaders" at an award ceremony presented by His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan and was selected as “Asian Supply Chain Manager of the Year” by Lloyds FTB Publications. He previously worked in NYK Line, APL, the U.S. Senate and the British House of Commons and has served on several Singapore Government Advisory Committees. He is a frequent speaker at global conferences and universities, has written published articles and has been interviewed by Newsweek, Fox Television, the Economic Times of India, the Business Times of Singapore, Excellency Magazine in the UAE, Supply Chain Vietnam and other podcasts and global media.
Ximena Vasquez-Maignan
Counsel, White & Case, France

Ximena Vásquez-Maignan specializes in nuclear law, with a particular expertise in nuclear liability. She advises governments and public organizations, investors, operators, equipment and service providers, as well as insurers, in the development and monitoring of international nuclear projects, as well as infrastructure projects (BOT, concessions, leasing, O&M contracts). Ximena also contributes to the improvement of the knowledge and understanding of nuclear law issues in the private sector and in academia.

Ximena is a member of the Paris Bar and holds a DEA in international law from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas. After starting her career as an international lawyer at Veolia Water (1997 - 2003), Ximena joined Electricité de France SA (EDF) in Beijing (2003 - 2008) and then Gide Loyrette Nouel (2009 - 2010), before returning to France to the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) as Senior Legal Adviser (2011 - 2014) and then as Head of the Office of Legal Counsel (2015 - 2022).

She has been a member of the International Nuclear Law Association (INLA) since 2009 and co-chair of the INLA Working Group on Nuclear Liability and Insurance since 2012. She served as a member of the Board of Management of this association from 2015 to 2022. She has served as an expert on numerous working groups, such as those of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the European Commission, the World Nuclear Association and nucleareurope (formerly FORATOM). She is also a member of Women in Nuclear (WiN) and of the French Nuclear Society (Société Française d’énergie nucléaire - Sfen).
David Vannier
Chief Government Affairs Officer, NewCleo, United Kingdom

David is newcleo’s Chief Government Affairs Officer, where he oversees all interactions with Governments. Previously, David served for 13.5 years at the International Monetary Fund, 12.5 of which reporting directly to the successive heads of the IMF (Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Christine Lagarde, and Kristalina Georgieva). Prior to joining the IMF, David worked in the private sector, after having served for 2.5 years at the World Bank, including in the Cambodia Country Office. Previously, David worked as an economist on Wall Street, after having written for the Financial Times and BusinessWeek. David started his career in the French Prime Minister’s Office.
Dr Hoang Sy Than
Director, Planning & Scientific Management Dept, VINATOM, Vietnam
Hon. Mark Cojuangco
Chairman, House Committee on Nuclear Energy, The Philippines (tbc)
Dr Carlo Arcilla
Director, Philippine Nuclear Research Institute, The Philippines (tbc)
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