Plenary Session, 16 May 2017

Part 1

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


Nuclear Policies 2014 to 2017: What Has Been Achieved, What Remains to Be Done?

Steffen Kanitz, Member of Parliament, German Bundestag, Germany


The Energy Union: Progress, Challenges and the Role of Nuclear Power
Dr. Stephan Lechner, Director Euratom Safeguards, European Commission, Luxembourg


A German Operator’s Perspective on the Current Tasks in the Nuclear Energy Business
Dr. Guido Knott, CEO, PreussenElektra GmbH, Germany

10:20Preserving Competence in Nuclear Technology - BAM's Contributions
Dr.-Ing. Holger Völzke, Head of Division Safety of Storage Containers, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), Germany
10:40Coffee Break
11:10Is Fuel the Game Changer for Nuclear Power?
Seth Grae, L.L.M, President and Chief Executive Officer, Lightbridge Corporation, USA
11:3060 Years of Communication in Nuclear Energy and Society. First Lessons from the Historical Experience in 20 Countries
Prof. Dr. Albert Presas i Puig, Project Coordinator, HoNESt - History of Nuclear Energy and Society, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain

Building Stakeholder Confidence in Nuclear Waste Management
Dr. Michael Siemann, Head of the Division of Radiological Protection and Radioactive Waste Management, Nuclear Energy Agency, France

Waste Management


Objective: Safe, Efficient and Dialogue-Oriented Decommissioning in Germany


  • Dr. Manfred Möller EnBW Kernkraft GmbH, Germany
  • Stefan Mohrdieck, Mayor of Brunsbüttel and Chairperson of ASKETA, Germany
  • Gerrit Niehaus, Head of Department Nuclear Energy Supervision, Radiation Protection, Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • Michael Golze, Deutsche Umweltstiftung, Germany

Moderator: Johannes Pennekamp, Business Editor, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany

13:00-14:00Lunch Break
Part 2
Award Ceremony
17:45Award of the Honorary Membership of KTG to Reinhold Scheuring
Presented by Frank Apel, Chairperson of KTG, Germany
Outside the Box

How and How Well Does Our Risk Perception Work?
Prof. Dr. Ralph Hertwig, Director of the Center for Adaptive Rationality, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, 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.