Welcome Address from Sergey Kirienko, the General Director of State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM, to the participants of the International Forum ATOMEXPO 2016

Dear colleagues
Welcome to VIII International Forum ATOMEXPO!

In recent years the nuclear power industry has experienced fundamental changes; its influence on the international economy has increased and fundamentally new technologies and innovative solutions aimed at ensuring global environmental safety have been created.

The implementation of measures provided by the Paris Agreement on climate change, and the gradual but steady development of the environmentally-friendly power generation industry will change the global energy balance in the upcoming decades. This is why one of the main subjects of the ATOMEXPO 2016 Forum “Nuclear Power as a Basis for Zero Carbon Energy Balance” will consider the role of nuclear power generation as a reliable, economically predictable and environmentally safe power source.

Another topical subject to be discussed at the Forum is the increased interest in nuclear power from states which do not have any experience in using nuclear technologies.

I am convinced that the leaders of the global nuclear power industry will have interesting and productive discussions during the Forum. Over a number of years, ATOMEXPO Forum has promoted the strengthening of understanding between all participants in the global nuclear market, sharing the experience of innovative development and forming new development trends.

I hope that all the Forum participants and guests enjoy intensive and productive work, successful negotiations and a pleasant stay in the capital of Russia.

S.V. Kirienko, General Director of State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM