Kaname Ikeda at this year's New Year ceremony jointly performed with the CEA.
"Last year I started my address by thanking you, this year I conclude my speech by thanking you!" said ITER Director-General Kaname Ikeda at the 2010 Joint CEA Cadarache/ITER Cérémonie des Voeux held on Thursday evening. He spoke in the Salle Fenière—packed with representatives from the local community. Serge Durand, Director of CEA Cadarache, stressed the links between the two organizations: "There are and I believe there will always be passages that link the CEA and ITER."
"Les Voeux" is a tradition in France that allows mayors and company heads to outline to their neighbours and colleagues the achievements of the past year and the goals for the coming year. The speeches are followed by a convivial drink.