IFNEC Latin American Nuclear Energy Stakeholders Conference October 25-26 Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation (IFNEC) held a “Latin American Nuclear Energy Stakeholders Conference,” on 25-26 October 2016, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Conference focused on challenges and opportunities facing countries within Latin America that are either considering or planning to deploy new nuclear electricity generating capacity.
This Conference provided an opportunity, based on an interactive and dynamic program, for more than 220 participants from a broad array of government and industry stakeholders to come together in order to share information, understand the challenges facing the region with respect to the safe, secure and sustainable use of nuclear energy, and to identify opportunities and solutions to such challenges.
The Government of Argentina served as the host country for the 2016 IFNEC Ministerial meetings. Undersecretary Julian Gadano, of the Ministry of Energy and Mining, hosted and chaired the 2016 Executive Committee meeting held on 27 October. During the meeting, Steering Group Chair Edward McGinnis released the jointly sponsored IFNEC/NEA Nuclear Finance Conference proceedings from the 11-12 May "Nuclear Energy's Role in the 21st Century: Addressing the Challenge of Financing." A copy of the report can be found at the following link:
The 2016 Joint Statement of the Executive Committee can be found at the following link: https://www.ifnec.org/ifnec/jcms/g_8018/final-of-ifnec-2016-buenos-aires-ec-joint-statement
The Reliable Nuclear Fuel Services Working Group also released its report "Practical Considerations to
Begin Resolving the Final Spent Fuel Disposal Pathway for Countries with Small Nuclear Programs". The report can be found at the following link:
IFNEC also held an abbreviated Steering Group Meeting on October 26th to allow disscussion of administrative matters and finalization of the Joint Statement.
The Steering Group and members of Execuitve Committee wish to thank all of those involved in the preparation and hosting of the 2016 IFNEC week in Buenos Aires. Specifically, we wish to thank the CNEA for all of the hard work in the planning process. Also, we express our deep appreciation to the Ministry of Energy and Mining and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for your support and dedication to the success of these meetings.
Please mark your calendar for IFNEC week 26-30 June 2017. We will hold the Steering Group and IDWG and RNFSWG meetings at the OECD Conference Centre. More information will be provided as it becomes available.