On Tuesday, 28 July 2020, we will celebrate the “Start of the ITER Machine Assembly”. The event will be hosted by the French President Emmanuel Macron; other state leaders will participate remotely. It will be live-streamed and a remote press conference will be held afterwards.
The event will be live-streamed, in three parts (all times listed are French local times):
10:00 a.m. Tour of the ITER worksite and large components on site
11:00 a.m. Ceremony, including statements by world leaders
12:30 p.m. Press conference
List of confirmed (live or remote) Speakers and VIPs
Multiple Heads of State and senior government officials will participate, representing each ITER Member. Some will participate via livestream directly (e.g., French President Emmanuel Macron); some via pre-recorded video (e.g., Korean President Moon Jae-in); some via a statement conveyed by a minister (e.g., Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe). In some cases, the level of participation is still to be confirmed.