Program

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 – Queen’s Park

17:00 – 19:30 Queen’s Park Welcome Reception, Main Legislative Dining Room

 

Thursday, October 6, 2016 – Toronto Delta Hotel, Soco Ballroom

08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 – 09:15 Dr. John Barrett – The International Future of Canada’s Nuclear Industry

In this opening session, Dr. John Barrett will set the stage for the CNA’s 2016 Fall Energy Seminar by discussing nuclear’s role in today’s international business landscape and the inherent promise for Canadian firms.
09:15 – 10:00 Mr. Nik Nanos – Continental Energy Policy

Renown opinion researcher and strategic advisor Nik Nanos, President and CEO of Nanos Research and Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Institute, will share his insights on the shift in North American energy priorities as our nations continue to seek progressively cleaner technologies for the production of tomorrow’s energy.
10:00 – 10:30 Refreshment break
10:30 – 11:15 Business Partnerships with Governments: Getting it Right
Canadian businesses have the benefit of knowing that their federal and provincial governments share their ambitions for innovation and global business development. Our panelists will discuss their respective government’s priorities and some of the fundamental attributes of successful business-government relationships.
Panelists:
Mr. Hartley Springman, Manager, Strategic Policy and Research, Ontario Ministry of Energy
Ms. Roohi Ahmed, Trade Commissioner, Sustainable Technologies – Nuclear Energy, Global Affairs Canada
11:15 – 12:00 Innovation: The Public-Private Positive Feedback Loop
In this final morning session we will hear from the helm of various Canadian technology leaders about what it means for them to operate within a context that prioritizes and supports innovative thinking and entrepreneurial operations.
Panelists:
Mr. Hugh McDiarmid, Chair, Board of Directors, Terrestrial Energy
Dr. Fiona McNeill, Director, Radiation Sciences & Professor, Physics and Astronomy, McMaster University
Ms. Lianne Ing, Vice-President, Bubble Technology Industries Inc.
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 13:30 Mr. Randolph Mank – Opportunities and Challenges for Canada in Asia

We are pleased to welcome former Ambassador Mank, who will share his perspectives from first-hand experiences in government and business, along with advice to Canadian businesses and exporters on what to do – and what not to do – to succeed in Asian markets.
13:30 – 14:30 Business Development in Foreign Markets
Canada’s nuclear services and technologies have historically been among the most respected and sought out worldwide. This session will expand upon these successes and present strategies for maintaining this momentum in the international market going forward.
Panelists:
Dr. Husain Mehdi, Director of Life Cycle Management, Kinectrics Inc.
Mr. Hany Michael, Managing Director, Power, Hatch Ltd.
Mr. Jun Tang, Vice President, Marketing & Sales, BWXT Canada Ltd.
Mr. Carl Marcotte, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Business Development, SNC-Lavalin
14:30 – 15:30 Cleantech Funding: Becoming a Partner
Canada’s commitment to Cleantech innovation begins with progressive policies and is delivered through service partnerships and funding. How does a Canadian firm form these connections? Come hear from leading supporters of homegrown innovation and one of Canada’s fastest-growing names in the Cleantech world.
Panelists:
Ms. Carla Miner, Senior Manager, Investment Thesis, Sustainable Development Technology Canada
Mr. Chris Evans, Senior Policy Analyst, Nuclear Energy Division, Natural Resources Canada
15:30 – 15:45 Wrap-up and Closing Remarks
15:45 – 17:00 Closing reception

 

Note: Listed program current as of September 26, 2016. Program is subject to change without notice.