APNE 2024
  StratComs Events in collaboration with Centre for Strategic Energy & Resources is pleased to bring you its 8th Asia Pacific Nuclear Energy  (APNE 24)a ground breaking summit focused on developing nuclear energy in the Asia Pacific region particularly the ASEAN countries who are currently looking at nuclear energy as a viable addition to their countries energy mix in light of growing energy demands. We are delighted to have Korea Nuclear Association endorse the 2 day summit.

ASEAN countries have no operational nuclear reactors currently but all of that could change very quickly – Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines are all looking to not only relaunch their civil nuclear projects but to look at new technologies like SMRs, ARs, thorium and floating nuclear power barges to meet their ever growing energy needs and reduce their dependence on fossil fuels. Current energy policy choices in Asia will have huge implications for its future energy mix and will be critical to meeting global environmental targets.  Countries in Southeast Asia cooperating internationally with nuclear energy experienced countries including South Korea, Japan, US and the UK. 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.

“Nuclear energy will account for 34.5% of South Korea’s electricity generation by 2035, compared  with 27.4% in 2021, according to the latest plan finalised by the country’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE)” 12 Jan 2023, WNN

In July 2023, the government finalised its 10th Basic Plan for Energy Supply and Demand and laid out its new energy policy which plans to keep nuclear energy’s share of the energy mix at a minimum of 30% by 2030.  The plan included a call to resume the construction of units 3 and 4 at the Shin Hanul nuclear power plant to resume along with strengthening exports of new energy industries and setting the ambitious goal of exporting 10 nuclear power plants by 2030 as well as the development of a Korean small modular reactor design.

With the clock ticking, what measures should be prioritised to achieve netzero by 2050?  Discussions at the recent COP28 have further emphasised the global agenda to fast track energy transition increasing energy efficiency and looking at all options to increase capacity and ensuring energy security.

Early Confirmed Speakers Include:

Yoh-Shik Nam, Vice President, Korea Nuclear Association
Richard Ollington, Partner, Radiant Energy
Nobuo Tanaka
Chair, Steering Committee of Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF)
Executive Director Emeritus, International Energy Agency (IEA)
CEO, Tanaka Global, Inc., Japan
Tom O’Sullivan, CEO, Mathyos Global Advisory, Japan
William E Fork, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, USA
Dr Victor Nian, Co-Founder & CEO, Center for Strategic Energy & Resources, Singapore
Prof Yim Man-Sung, Vice President, International Office
Bently Chair Professor of Nuclear Engineering
Director, Nuclear Nonproliferation Education & Research Centre
KAIST, South Korea
Milko Kovachev, International Expert, The International Bank for Nuclear Infrastructure (IBNI)
Mark Nelson, Managing Director, Radiant Energy Group, USA
Richard Ollington, Partner, Radiant Energy Group, UK
Prof. Jun Arima, Senior Policy Fellow for Energy and Environment, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
Jose Esteve, Offshore Gas & Power Market Leader, Bureau Veritas

The focus of the 2 day is to stimulate dialogue to assess the economics, current market conditions, development and implementation opportunities for the advancement of 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 and why countries need to work together and collaborate to push their nuclear energy agenda forward.

Issues to be to be addressed at APNE 24 include:
  • Innovative Technologies – Explore the latest advancements and breakthroughs in next-gen nuclear energy technologies shaping the landscaped in Asia Pacific region
    • AI powered solutions
    • SMR/AR
    • Floating nuclear power plants
    • LWR, Gen IV, Fusion
    • Thorium
  • Development Strategies – Discuss effective strategies and frameworks for the development and integration of next-gen nuclear energy into the energy mix, emphasising sustainability and efficiency
  • International Collaboration – Examine opportunities and challenges in fostering international partnerships for the advancement of nuclear energy, ensuring a collaborative approach to regional energy transition
  • Decarbonisation Goals – Address the role of next-gen nuclear energy in achieving decarbonisation objectives, emphasising its potential to provide clean and reliable energy sources.
  • Energy Security - Delve into the implications of next-gen nuclear energy on regional energy security, exploring how it can contribute to a stable and resilient energy supply. Understanding the trilemma of energy security, energy equity and energy sustainability
  • Public Perception - Explore communication strategies and initiatives to enhance public understanding and acceptance of next-gen nuclear energy, addressing concerns and building trust.
  • Regulatory Frameworks -Discuss the regulatory landscape surrounding next-gen nuclear technologies, considering frameworks that promote safety, innovation, and international cooperation.
  • Economic Viability - Assess the economic aspects of deploying next-gen nuclear energy, including cost-effectiveness, financing models, and potential economic benefits for the Asia Pacific region.
  • Infrastructure and Deployment - Examine the necessary infrastructure requirements and deployment strategies for integrating next-gen nuclear energy solutions into the existing energy infrastructure.
  • Case Studies and Best Practices - Share successful case studies and best practices from regions that have effectively implemented next-gen nuclear energy solutions, offering insights for the Asia Pacific context.
  • Financing nuclear energy projects
  • challenges and opportunities and understanding the relevance of international investors and stakeholders
  • competitiveness
  • delivering projects on time and within budget
  • Government backed financing
Our annual nuclear energy briefings bring together key stakeholders, regulators, government, EPCs, financial institutions and vendors to discuss openly and candidly about the future of nuclear energy as a key element in the energy mix of the future.  Erratic and constant energy rising prices and the ever increasing threat to its regular and uninterrupted supply show that nuclear energy has to be key on every country’s agenda for energy mix.

You can help shape the programme and address the pressing issues surrounding nuclear energy in Asia Pacific.

This briefing will be structured to take a comprehensive look at the issues surrounding nuclear energy as part of the solution to climate change, decarbonisation and achieving net zero with the goal of bringing together a variety of stakeholders to examine each issue. The dialogue will be about the “why”, “how” and “how much” of these applications, so that briefing attendees will gain a greater appreciation of the different technologies available and strategies to be employed for each application focusing on a positive outcome.
  Outstanding Speaker Faculty including:

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.
Tom O’Sullivan
CEO, Mathyos Global Advisory, Japan

Tom O’Sullivan has over 30 years experience working in the Asia Pacific region in Japan and Hong Kong.

He has held senior roles at Deutsche Bank, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is a Civil Engineer and Chartered Accountant and most recently has specialized in the international energy sector advising Asia Pacific companies on strategy and international issues including cross-border investments and security related issues through his own company Mathyos Global Advisory.

He has a wide network of contacts in Europe and the United States as well as across the Asia Pacific region.
William E Fork
Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, United States

Will Fork is a Partner in the nuclear energy practice at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, where he advises clients regarding international nuclear industry transactions and the development of new build civil nuclear programs, representing electric utilities and companies regarding international energy transaction, export control, nuclear liability, and domestic regulatory issues.  Including Tokyo, Pillsbury has 18 offices internationally, with a market leading nuclear law practice that began in the 1960s.

Will has served as an international nuclear law instructor for both the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA). He also serves on the Board of Directors of the International Nuclear Law Association (INLA), the association for the international nuclear law bar. Nuclear projects he has advised include new build and commercial projects in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, including service as the General Counsel of an international new build civil nuclear power corporation, with a team of 90 Pillsbury lawyers. Commercially, he advises international private equity and U.S. Fortune 500 corporations regarding acquisitions in the nuclear sector.
Dr Victor Nian
Co-Founder & CEO, Center for Strategic Energy & Resources, Seoul

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 Seoul.
Richard Ollington
Partner, Radiant Energy Group, UK

Richard Ollington holds an MEng in Mechanical Engineering from Cambridge University and has worked as a strategy consultant in the energy industry for global clients. His work analysing public attitudes toward nuclear energy is world leading. He is based in London
Mark Nelson
Managing Director, Radiant Energy Group, USA

Mark W. Nelson holds an MPhil in Nuclear Engineering from Cambridge University and has been a consultant to the clean energy industry and environmental organizations around the world. His work and views have been covered in the New York Times, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, and leading European papers. He is based in Chicago.
Prof Yim Man-Sung
Vice President, International Office Bently Chair Professor of Nuclear Engineering Director
Nuclear Nonproliferation Education & Research Centre
KAIST, South Korea
Milko Kovachev
International Expert, The International Bank for Nuclear Infrastructure (IBNI)

  • More than 40 years experience of energy and nuclear policy in the governmental, corporate and private sector.
  • Previous experience at IAEA, international nuclear engineering companies and financing institutions.
  • Served as minister of energy and economy in the government of Bulgaria.
  • Licensed Senior Reactor Operator, Deputy manager of Kozloduy NPP training center, head of department for operation and safety oversight at NEK.
  • Graduated Technical University of Sofia, Nuclear Engineering in 1979 and lectured as Principle Assistant Professor
Prof. Jun Arima
Senior Policy Fellow for Energy and Environment, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and
East Asia (ERIA)

Jose Esteve
Offshore Gas & Power Market Leader, Bureau Veritas
  In Collaboration with:

The Centre for Strategic Energy and Resources (CSER) is an independent think-and-do tank established in the spirit of “knowledge and innovation without borders”. With a vision of becoming the leading centre of excellence for strategic analysis and a thought leader in energy transition and sustainability, CSER is on a mission to build enabling ecosystems to accelerate energy transition pathways in Asia. Through a global network of experts from over 20 countries and organisations, CSER provides analysis of strategic options in energy, resources, and sustainable development to inform policy; develops appropriate solutions and their adoption strategies in response to the evolving global energy landscape; and promotes discussion and advance collective understanding on strategic issues related to energy and sustainable development. CSER is a collaborator of Green Denmark in Southeast Asia, an open community of thought leaders aiming to accelerate sustainable development and green collaboration.

For more information, visit www.cser.energy

  Endorsed by:


Korea Nuclear Association (KNA) is a non-profit organization founded in 2011.

Our goal encompasses various aspects, from establishing communication channels between the Korean nuclear industry and partner nations to assisting newcomer countries to achieve sustainable growth through nuclear energy.

We work with key members of the Korean nuclear industry which covers the entire nuclear ecosystem, including electric utilities, equipment suppliers, construction firms, as well as professionals in policy, finance, legal, and academia.

Website: www.e-kna.org

Our primary purpose is to improve the professionalism and competence of all those involved in nuclear security so that nuclear and other radioactive materials are not used for terrorist or other criminal purposes. This requires confidence that the management and regulatory systems that support nuclear security are effective against the postulated threats including physical, cyber and insiders, as well as combinations thereof. We support this objective by sharing best security practices and advocating for the professional certification of all personnel with responsibilities for nuclear security.

Website: www.wins.org

Our Mission is to build a sustainable economy through efficient sourcing and use of energy resources, based on independent and reliable financial and economic analysis, with particular emphasis on Japan and non-Japan North East Asia. Mathyos is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

At Mathyos, we provide comprehensive advice on all aspects of Energy and Power including generation technologies, fuel usage, and distribution strategies drawing off our vast international network. Furthermore, we provide financial and economic analysis for Energy and Power based decisions and cross-border comparisons.

Mathyos Energy and Power analysis focuses on a primary list of core energy consumer and producer countries and a secondary list of countries. Our analysis is tailored on a case by case basis to meet the investment and strategic analysis needs of our customers.

Website: www.mathyos.com
  Lead Sponsor:

Anthropocene Institute

Anthropocene Institute comprises scientists, engineers, communicators, marketers, thought leaders, and advocates — all pulling together toward a common goal: make Earth abundant for all and sustainable for decades to come.

Website: www.anthropoceneinstitute.com

At Radiant Energy Group we understand that the clean-energy industry will need new, empirically-driven communication strategies with which to engage skeptical stakeholders on the issues of cost, reliability and environmental impact.

Governments and investors will need a framework for a new type of climate agreement, which should lock in carbon-free technology while securing growth and equity for the Global South. And policymakers will need a model for developing reliable electricity, which must deal with a volatile climate and intermittent renewables without sacrificing social and economic goals.

A better world is possible!

Website: www.radiantenergygroup.com

  Media Partners:

Started in 2009, Energy Asia is a multi-disciplinary focus for activities relating to development, assessment and management of energy related programs. It is our endeavour that this publication proves to be an important factor in raising the standards of discussions, analyses and evaluations relating to energy programs.

Website: www.energyasia.co.in

Today there is no shortage of information on issues related to energy – magazines, newsletters, national newspapers, email newsletters, dedicated internet sites – the list goes on. Yet in this age of information overload, most professionals still take the time to read their favourite daily newspaper. The Energy Industry Times is a monthly newspaper dedicated to providing forward-looking reporting on the key issues driving this exciting sector. At last, an easy way to keep abreast of the latest news in the power and energy sectors – from a source you can trust.

Website: www.teitimes.com

UxC is one of the nuclear industry’s leading market research and analysis companies offering a wide range of services spanning the entire nuclear fuel cycle and reactor markets. UxC is widely viewed as the industry leader in supplying nuclear fuel price and market information through its Ux Weekly publication. UxC also provides in-depth reporting and analysis in all areas of the nuclear energy industry. Publications are our primary focus, but UxC’s team of experts also provide a vast array of custom services for international clients looking to enhance market intelligence, strategic planning, and technical understanding in the global nuclear marketplace.

Website: www.uxc.com


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