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Keynote & Plenaries

Marie Blanc

Keynote Title: Making a Carbon-Free Future Possible

Biography: Marie Blanc is a Senior Vice President for Westinghouse Electric Company, leading the field service activities in Europe (EMEA Outage and Maintenance Services) since 2019. This organization, with approximately 600 employees, serves nuclear power plants with inspections, services and repairs across all of the EMEA region.

She started her career with ABB in Sweden as a nuclear fuel design engineer and brings 25 years of nuclear industry experience through a series of technical and leadership positions across Westinghouse different locations: she spent seven years in the US (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) and moved to Belgium in 2016.

Prior to her current role, Marie served as Vice President, Quality Environmental Health and Safety. Throughout her Westinghouse career, she has held roles of increasing responsibility in numerous areas across the company, including Fuel Engineering, Project Delivery, Procurement & Logistics, Quality and Continuous Improvement.

Marie has a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Lund, Sweden and Institute of Technology (ETH), Z├╝rich, Switzerland. She has an MBA degree from Stockholm School of Economics and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

 

Plenary Speakers

Wednesday, August 4 - 10:45AM - 11:30AM EDT
Kathryn Hyam - Director Nuclear C&S, ASME
Dr. Zheng Mingguang, SPIC
Dr. Hiroyuki OIGAWA, Executive Director, Japan Atomic Energy Agency

Thursday, August 5 – 9:15AM - 10:00PM EDT
Andy Miller, Associate Director for Climate at US EPA
Rui Shu, China Nuclear Power Technology Research Institute (CNPRI)
Eri Nakatani, Acting Director, Nuclear Energy Policy Planning Division, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy

Thursday, August 5 – 10:15AM - 11:00PM EDT
Richard Easterling - Sr. VP, Westinghouse Engineered Systems & Solutions
Fu Li, Tsinghua University
Dr. Koji OKAMOTO, Professor, The University of Tokyo