2016 Canadian Nuclear Association Conference and Trade Show

Programme

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

12:00 – 20:30 Conference and Trade Show Registration

Registration will be open at the top of the fourth floor escalator at the Ottawa Westin. Here you will pick up your name badge, which is required for entry and your conference kit including all printed information and CNA products.
13:00 – 16:00 Regulatory Affairs Seminar

The 2020 CNA Regulatory and Environmental Affairs seminar will once again provide members an opportunity to hear updates from a number of key regulators including the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), Environment Canada and the newly created Impact Assessment Agency.

N.B. Registration is required for all seminars. Attendance at the pre-Conference seminars is first and foremost a benefit for employees of CNA member companies who are fully registered for CNA2020. As of January 15, 2020, the remaining seats in the seminars will be open to all other registration categories and/or unregistered conference participants wishing to attend, until the room capacity has been reached. A variable fee structure will apply. Please see the registration terms and conditions for more information.

13:00 – 16:00 Public Affairs Seminar

For the nuclear industry, it isn’t enough to have a crisis communications plan. Private companies, government agencies and other organizations need to review, practice and update their plans regularly.

During the seminar, Argyle Public Relationships President Daniel Tisch will lead a crisis communications training session. After sharing key principles of crisis communications, Tisch will conduct a real-time simulation to see how different departments would work together during a nuclear incident.

The three-hour seminar will also include an update from Hill + Knowlton Vice-President Kevin Bosch about what to expect from the recently elected federal government. Find out how the nuclear sector could be affected as it works to protect refurbishments and develop small modular reactors across the country. Bosch will focus on what communications messages and tactics will have the greatest impact on the Liberal minority government’s decisions.

N.B. Registration is required for all seminars. Attendance at the pre-conference seminars is first and foremost a benefit for employees of CNA member companies who are fully registered for CNA2020. As of January 15, 2020, the remaining seats in the seminars will be open to all other registration categories and/or unregistered conference participants wishing to attend, until the room capacity has been reached. A variable fee structure will apply. Please see the registration terms and conditions for more information.

13:00 – 17:00 Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Seminar

Small modular reactors (SMRs) are a clean energy option for Canada’s smaller provinces and northern territories. Our SMR session this year will focus on using SMRs for electricity in a smaller provincial system. How would the SMR option compare with the likely alternatives? What opportunities might it bring to the regional economy?

N.B. Registration is required for all seminars. Attendance at the pre-Conference seminars is first and foremost a benefit for employees of CNA member companies who are fully registered for CNA2020. As of January 15, 2020, the remaining seats in the seminars will be open to all other registration categories and/or unregistered conference participants wishing to attend, until the room capacity has been reached. A variable fee structure will apply. Please see the registration terms and conditions for more information.

15:00 – 17:00 Starting your nuclear career (Student Event)

This career information seminar is open to student delegates, and will feature recruitment professionals and a resume review from some of Canada’s leading nuclear companies.
14:00 – 16:00 Bruce Power Supplier Forum

The details of the event are as follows:

2:00 – 2:15pm Welcome and Opening Comments, Richard Horrobin, VP & Managing Director, Supply Chain
2:15 – 3:00pm Panel Discussion with Mike Rencheck, President and CEO, Len Clewett, EVP and CNO, Eric Chassard, EVP Projects & Engineering
3:00 – 3:10pm Transition to Breakout Session
3:10 – 4:00pm Breakout Sessions with Bruce Power leaders

Location: Confederation Ballroom at the Westin Hotel Ottawa.

N.B. Suppliers already registered for the CNA2020 will have access to the Bruce Power Supplier Forum which will take place prior to the Conference opening reception. Suppliers not registered for CNA2020 can purchase a one-day registration package for $230 at the CNA2020 registration site. The one-day registration will provide access to the Bruce Power Supplier Forum, and the CNA2020 Opening Reception and Trade Show on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 only.

15:30 – 20:30 Opening of CNA Trade Show Area and Career Fair

The Trade Show will officially be open, and we invite delegates to start visiting our valued exhibitors right away! We will be hosting a prize draw contest using the CNA2020 mobile app game on your devices. Don’t waste time, the draw takes place Thursday night at 6:15 PM sharp! Have your CNA2020 mobile app ready!
16:00 – 18:00 SNC-Lavalin Technology Showcase

The details of the event are as follows:

Location: Ontario and Saskatchewan Room on the 3rd floor of the Westin Hotel, Ottawa.

The SNC-Lavalin Technology Showcase is a dynamic technology open forum where our products and solutions will be demonstrated. Come and talk with specialists about the full range of technologies that SNC-Lavalin and its strategic technology partners are deploying into the nuclear market today and see the value they can add to your projects.

N.B. Participation to the SNC-Lavalin Technology Showcase is included in the full registrations rate. Suppliers already registered for the CNA2020 will have access to the SNC-Lavalin Technology Showcase. Suppliers not registered for CNA2020 can purchase a one-day registration package for $230 at the CNA2020 registration site. The one-day registration will provide access to the SNC-Lavalin Technology Showcase, and the CNA2020 Opening Reception and Trade Show on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 only.

18:00 – 20:30 Welcome Reception

Consider this the official opening ceremony of the 2020 CNA Conference and Trade Show. The welcome reception is the first major networking event. Make sure to come hungry!

 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

07:30 – 08:30 Breakfast and Introductory Remarks
In our opening remarks for CNA2020, CNA President John Gorman and Chair of the Board, will welcome our delegates and briefly describe the importance of our 2020 theme, Nuclear Now: Achieving Our Clean Energy Future.
09:00 – 09:30 Minister of Natural Resources, The Honourable Seamus O’Regan
09:30 – 10:30 Regulating and Industry Oversight for the Future

Panelists:
Tom Mitchell, Chairman, World Association of Nuclear Operators
Rumina Velshi, President, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

10:30 – 11:00 Refreshment Break
11:00 – 12:00 Provincial perspectives on small modular reactors

Panelists:
Bill Breckenridge, Assistant Deputy Minister, Natural Resources and Energy Development, New Brunswick
The Honourable Dustin Duncan, Minister of Environment, Saskatchewan
The Honourable Greg Rickford Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines and Minister of Indigenous Affairs, Ontario

12:00 – 14:00 Lunch and Keynotes

Panelists:
12:55 – 13:15 Laurie Swami, President and CEO, Nuclear Waste Management Association
13:15 – 13:45 John Gorman, President and CEO, Canadian Nuclear Association

14:00 – 15:00 Panel: Getting to net zero

Panelists:
Heather Ferguson, Senior Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, Ontario Power Generation
Mike Marsh, President and CEO, SaskPower
Mike Rencheck, President and CEO, Bruce Power
Gaetan Thomas, President and CEO, New Brunswick Power

15:00 – 15:30 Refreshment Break
15:30 – 16:00 Mircea Preda, Nuclearelectrica

Remarks by Mircea Preda, Head of Department, Unit 3 and 4 CNE Project Implementation, Nuclearelectrica
16:00 – 17:00 Political Podcast

Live filming of the political podcast, The Herle Burly.
17:00 – 19:30 Trade Show Reception and Prize Draw

This reception will be held among the exhibitors area of the trade show. Snacks will be served at many stations, and the CNA2020 prize draw will be held promptly at 6:15 PM. Have your CNA2020 mobile app ready!

 

Friday, February 28, 2020

07:30 – 09:00 Breakfast and Keynote Speaker

Gabrielle Scrimshaw, Indigenous Leadership & Education Expert
09:00 – 09:15 Mark Lesinski, President and CEO, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
09:15 – 10:00 SMRs as disruptive technology

Panelists:
Mark Lesinski, President and CEO, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
Ken Canavan, Chief Technology Officer, Westinghouse
Kirk Atkinson, Director, Centre for Small Modular Reactors and Associate Professor, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, Ontario Tech University

10:00 – 10:30 Refreshment Break
10:30 – 11:30 Nuclear in Science and Medicine

Panelists:
Travis Besanger, Technical and Business Director, Medical Isotopes, Kinectrics
Tom Burnett, Vice President and General Manager, BWXT
Karen Mossman, Acting Vice President, Research, McMaster University

11:30 – 12:00 Ontario Minister of Energy, The Honourable Greg Rickford
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

 

Note: Program is subject to change without notice.