Tuesday, February 23 2016
Wednesday, February 24 2016
13:00 – 16:00 CNA Regulatory Affairs Workshop
13:00 – 16:00 CNA Public Affairs Workshop
The Public Affairs Workshop will bring together key communications and government-relations experts to provide workshop participants with an insider’s view of how best to approach the new government.
13:30 – 15:30 How I Started My Career in Nuclear (Student Event)
14:00 – 16:00 Bruce Power Supplier Forum — Maintaining Momentum
The Supplier Forum details are now as follows:
Timing: 2:00 – 4:00pm, February 24th, 2016
Location: Plenary Room, 4th Floor, Westin Hotel Ottawa
- Duncan Hawthorne, President and CEO – Opening Remarks
- Kevin Kelly, CFO and Executive Vice-President Finance and Commercial Services – Making the Numbers Work
- Jeff Phelps, Vice President Major Projects, MCR Program – Getting it right
- Richard Horrobin, Vice President Commercial Services – Getting to 2064
Suppliers already registered for the CNA2016 will have access to the Bruce Power Supplier Forum which will take place prior to the Conference opening reception. Suppliers not registered for CNA2016 can purchase a one-day registration package at a nominal fee of $210 at the CNA2016 registration site, here. The one-day registration will provide access to the Bruce Power Supplier Forum, and the CNA2016 Opening Reception and Trade Show access on Wednesday, February 24 only..
15:30 – 20:30 Opening of CNA Trade Show Area and Career Fair
18:00 – 20:30 Welcome Reception
Thursday, February 25 2016
08:45 – 09:15 MP Kim Rudd, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources
Rudd was elected as Member of Parliament for Northumberland—Peterborough South in 2015, and was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources.
09:15 – 10:00 Mr. Paul Wells - How Does the New Government Impact Nuclear in Canada?
10:00 – 10:30 Mr. Jeffrey Lyash - The Role of Nuclear in a Low-Carbon Future
10:30 – 11:00 Refreshment Break
11:00 – 12:00 Panel: Enabling Competitive Advantage through Affordable Power
Mr. James Scongack, Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, Bruce Power
Ms. Sarah Goldfeder, Principal, Earnscliffe Strategy Group
Mr. George Pessione, Director, Resource Integration, IESO
12:00 – 14:00 Lunch & Keynote Presentation from Mr. David Herle
With more than 20 years of experience in research and communications analysis, David has built a reputation as a source of smart, strategic and strong counsel. David’s strategic and political acumen can be seen on CBC’s The National, where he provides biweekly commentary on “The Insiders” panel.
Download Mr. Herle’s slides.
14:00 – 14:45 Panel: Electrifying Canadian Transportation
Ms. Cara Clairman, President & CEO, Plug n’ Drive – Download Ms. Clairman’s slides.
Ms. Neetika Sathe, Vice President, Corporate Development, PowerStream Inc.
14:45 – 15:30 Mr. Ben Heard - How Nuclear Must Respond to Climate Change
Download Mr. Heard’s slides.
15:30 – 16:00 Refreshment Break
16:00 – 17:00 Expert Series: Communicating Nuclear
Greg Lyle is the founder and President of Innovative Research Group Inc. (INNOVATIVE). As a former Principal Secretary, Greg has built a career at the intersection of public policy, communications and public opinion. When he left his position as Manitoba’s Principal Secretary in 1991, Greg went to work as a Vice President of both Decima Research and Hill and Knowlton as both a researcher and a communications strategist. It was his job to help clients bridge the gap between research insights and communications action and this has remained the core of his practice ever since.
Greg has worked extensively in Canada’s energy sector in almost every province, and has monitored Canada’s nuclear opinion for many years.
Mr. Malcolm Grimston is a regular media contributor on energy and nuclear matters, notably during the 2011 crisis at Fukushima. Among his publications are two books co-written with the late Peter Beck: Double or Quits – the global future of civil nuclear energy and Civil nuclear energy – fuel of the future or relic of the past? Recent major papers include Electricity – social service or market commodity (2010); Have we been here before – nuclear power after Fukushima (2012); The full costs of electricity (2014); The siting of nuclear power installations (2014). Mr. Grimston is known for his unique views on communicating nuclear issues, and is sure to generate some conversation going into the evening.
Download Mr. Grimston’s slides.
17:00 – 19:30 Trade Show Reception and Prize Draws
Friday, February 26 2016
08:00 – 09:00 Mr. George Kourounis, Host of Angry Planet - On the Front Lines of Climate Change
09:00 – 09:30 Dr. Michael Binder - The Regulator's Perspective
09:30 – 10:00 Mr. Preston Swafford - A new chapter in Nuclear for SNC-Lavalin
10:00 – 10:30 Mr. Mark Lesinski - Vision 2026: Building for the Future, President & CEO, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
10:30 – 10:45 Refreshment Break
10:45 – 11:30 Panel: Enabling Innovation in Science & Technology
Mr. Tim Reedman, Director, Commercial Systems, MDA
Dr. Desmond Chan, Manager of Technology, Bechtel
Mr. Eme Onuoha, Vice President, Global Public Affairs, Xerox
11:30 – 12:00 In Conversation With... The Honourable Bob Chiarelli and The Honourable Reza Moridi
A well known figure in Ottawa, Bob Chiarelli was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario on March 4, 2010 in a byelection in the riding of Ottawa West-Nepean. Bob was previously MPP for the riding of Ottawa West from 1987 to 1997, and he served as the parliamentary assistant to the Chair of the Management Board in 1987-88. Bob was appointed Minister of Transportation in October 2011, in addition to the role of Minister of Infrastructure which he held since August 2010. MPP Chiarelli currently serves as Ontario’s Minister of Energy.
Reza Moridi was elected into the Ontario Parliament in 2007 and re-elected in 2011 and 2014 to represent the riding of Richmond Hill. He serves as Minister of Research and Innovation, as well as Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities. He is the Chair of the Cabinet Committee on Education, Skills and Economy Policy and he sits on the Priorities and Planning Cabinet Committee.
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch
Note: Program is subject to change without notice.