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2019 Agenda

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Plenary
US Track Canada Track

Day 1

Plenary
8:00am-8:10am Welcome Address
  • Hear from one of Canada’s leading SMR experts on what the future holds for 2019 & beyond
  • Find out where your organisation can take advantage of these opportunities

Kevin Anderson Senior Project Director Nuclear Energy Insider

8:10am-8:20am Chairman's Remarks

US Nuclear Industries Council Chairman: David Blee President & CEO US Nuclear Industries Council

8:20am-8:45am Nuclear Industry Outlook - The State of the Market
  • Hear exciting new updates from Chief Commercial Officer Tom Mundy, on their work in pursuing the deployment of the US’ first SMR and what this means for your project
  • Get updates on NRC licensing processes from this SMR Trailblazer
  • Find out who NuScale are engaging with internationally, and where you can fit into their plans

NuScale Power Thomas Mundy Chief Commercial Officer NuScale Power

8:45am-8:50am The Canadian Vision
  • Hear from one of Canada’s leading SMR experts on what the future holds for 2019 & beyond
  • Find out where your organisation can take advantage of these opportunities

NRCan Shawn Tupper Associate Deputy Minister NRCan

8:50am-9:05am OPG and the Pan-Canadian Strategy
  • Hear from the recently-appointed Nuclear President of OPG, the largest and most experienced nuclear operator in Canada
  • Get insights from this seasoned, international professional on how he views the next evolution of the nuclear industry

OPG Dominique Minière Nuclear President OPG

9:05am-9:50am Industry Leaders Panel
  • Hear from the top experts in the industry about how they see the future of Nuclear
  • Understand where you can find the biggest opportunities, and how the industry can work together to ensure long term sustainable growth

NB Power Brett Plummer Chief Nuclear Officer NB Power

Southern Nuclear Bradley Adams VP Engineering Southern Nuclear

Bruce Power Frank Saunders President, Ontario Nuclear Innovation Center Bruce Power

Westinghouse Ken Canavan Chief Technology Officer Westinghouse

9:50am-10:10am The US Government and Next Generation Technology
  • Understand the work being done at the Department of Energy in the US to support the development of next generation nuclear projects and how this can benefit your company or organization.

US Department of Energy R. Shane Johnson Deputy Assistant Secretary for Reactor Fleet and Advanced Reactor Development US Department of Energy

10:10am-10:55am EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
Section One: International Government and Research Insights
10:55am-11:15am UK Focus: Policy Intervention to Create a Marketplace For SMR and AR Technology
  • Hear why the UK government is focused upstream to build a market for nuclear and how you can get involved in their development
  • Understand how manufacturers can collaborate to innovate production and drastically cut costs for the sector
  • Be part of a unique meeting place where policy and industry can come together to attract growth finance

Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Richard Deakin Head of Innovation, SMR and Emerging Nuclear Policy Advanced Nuclear Technologies Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

11:15am-11:35am Case Study: CAREM-25
  • Why Argentina went it alone to advance SMR technology
  • Lessons learned from project costs, timelines and strategic response
  • How CAREM-25 fits to Argentina’s national policy on advancing nuclear power

Ministry of Energy and Mining Marcelo Salvatore Director, Nuclear Technology Assessment, Undersecretariat of Nuclear Energy Ministry of Energy and Mining

11:35am-11:55am Canada Focus: Delivering The Roadmap To Commercialize SMR Technology
  • Get updates from those creating the strategy on how to build a future powered by nuclear technology
  • How can we scale these insights to create a global market for nuclear?
  • Next steps for the Canadian market: implementing lessons learned from the SMR roadmap report

NRCan Diane Cameron Nuclear Director NRCan

11:55am-12:15am Canada Update: The Continued Need for Speed
  • Get the latest updates from Canada - where have we hit and missed since last year’s promises?
  • Hear what CNL is doing in 2019 and plans for 2020 for SMRs

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Corey McDaniel VP Business Development Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Kathy McCarthy VP R&D Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

12:15am-12:45am EXHIBITION & NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK
12:45am-1:45pm CLOSED DOOR WORKSHOP:

Team UCI Host: Team UCI

Section Two: Technology Update
1:45pm-2:00pm Advanced Reactors - Let’s Do It Better
  • Strategy for First-of-a-Kind Designs
  • Consideration of Constructability and Flexibility in Design
  • Aircraft Impact Analysis
  • Licensing Commitments

Jensen Hughes Bret Tegeler VP Business Development Jensen Hughes

2:00pm-2:15pm Case Study: Fuel Usage - More is Less
  • Get a valuable insight into how Muons are making the same amount of fuel last 7x longer and take away lessons learned for your business

Muons Inc. Rol Johnson President & CEO Muons Inc.

2:00pm-2:20pm Premium Research Update
  • Hear from the INL, one of the world’s leading SMR researcher institutes on what they plan for the rest of 2019 & 2020

Muons Inc. John Wagner Associate Laboratory Director INL

2:15pm-2:45pm Innovating Advanced SMRs for Today’s Market
  • GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) is a global nuclear alliance and world-leading provider of advanced reactor technology, nuclear fuel and services, with more than 60 years of experience developing water and sodium-cooled reactor technology. 

GE Hitachi Dr Jon. Ball Executive Vice President GE Hitachi

2:45pm-3:15pm Case Study: Modularity in Construction
  • PCL Construction will discuss ‘The Industrial Revolution 2.0’ - find out how SMRS are a key enabler to global industrialisation
  • Get the inside track on what PCL are doing to achieve this vision, and how your organisation slots in

PCL Construction Louie Shoukas Chief Nuclear Officer PCL Construction

3:15pm-3:45pm EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
Section Three: Hear from the Wider Supply Chain
3:45pm-4:30pm Investor Panel - The Big Win: Getting SMR Tech Investment
  • Why are investors hesitant to make big bets on nuclear innovation? Tackle barriers to investment and achieve a game-changer for SMR
  • Who will fund the future: what does the investor mix look like across the pipeline of innovation to infrastructure?

Verdigris Capital Moderator: Walter S. Howes Managing Partner Verdigris Capital

CitiGroup Michael Eckhart Global Head of Renewable Finance CitiGroup

Fiona Reilly Managing Director FiRe Energy Ltd

Department of Energy Douglas Schultz Director of Origination, Loan Programs Office Department of Energy

4:30pm-5:00pm Lessons Learned from DOD Assessment of SMR Technology
  • With an official request for information from the SMR community, be the first to hear the US Army’s requirements and analyse how you can fulfil them
  • Turn potential into reality: can requirements raise the bar for sector innovation?
  • Hone working with regulators to advance mutually beneficial guidance

Kerry A. McCabe Research Scientist Mobile Reactors, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

5:00pm-5:30pm Solve Legal Issues Affecting SMR & Advanced Reactor Projects
  • Get an exclusive update on Nuclear Export Control Requirements
  • Receive an introduction to the importance of a safety conscious work environment and what you need to know about OSHA and NRC protections for “nuclear whistleblowers.”

Morgan Lewis Jane Accomondo Partner Morgan Lewis

Morgan Lewis Alex Polonsky Partner Morgan Lewis

5:30pm-6:00pm Manufacturing and Forging
  • Find out how Sheffield Forgemasters are using Innovative forging and fabrication techniques to deliver superior results for you.

Sheffield Forgemasters Jesus Talamantes-Silva Group Research & Technology Director Sheffield Forgemasters

6:15pm-7:45pm Networking Drinks provided by our Gold Sponsor Southern Nuclear
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Day Two

US TRACK
CANADA TRACK
8:20am-8:30am Chairman's Remarks

Hagen Global Consulting Sean Hagen Managing Partner Hagen Global Consulting

8:30am-9:00am NuScale: The Supply Chain
  • Hear from VP Supply Chain Scott Bailey on the latest updates on developing the supply chain for NuScale Power Plants
  • Get the inside scoop on the road ahead, and opportunities that your company can fulfill

NuScale Power Scott Bailey VP Supply Chain NuScale Power

8:30am-9:00am Chairman's Remarks
  • Hear from one of Canada’s top Regulatory professionals on Regulation, Community Engagement, Safety Issues and International Collaboration

CNSC Chairman: Ramzi Jammal Executive Vice President & Chief Regulatory Operations Officer CNSC

9:00am-9:30am Next Generation Fuels: Completing the Front-End Fuel Cycle
  • Hear from one of the world’s leading nuclear fuel companies on their plans for fuelling Advanced Modular Reactors
  • Find out where you fit in regarding: Who will own the new facilities? Political & Practical Considerations, Transport Packages
  • Get key insider knowledge on: Commodity Pricing vs Added-Value Pricing, Matching Investment with Emerging Fuel Demand

URENCO Karen D. Fili President & CEO URENCO USA

9:00am-9:30am Keynote: OPG Update from Canada
  • Hear from one of Canada’s largest utilities, with the very latest updates from senior decision makers as the keynote Canadian address

OPG Jeff Lehman VP Nuclear New Build OPG

9:30am-10:00am Fuel Acceleration Panel
  • Hear from General Atomics and EPRI on where key fuel innovations are taking place, including TRISO projects, and what this means for you
  • Discover the chance to lock-in on $400 million US Public Investment by 2020

General Atomics Jonas Opperman Accelerated Fuel Lead Engineer General Atomics

EPRI Cristian Marciulescu Principal Technical Lead EPRI

9:30am-10:00am NB Power Update
  • A brand-new update from the only utility with an active nuclear generating site outside of Ontario.
  • Hear from some of the most senior decision makers, and find out how where your company could fit into their nuclear power mix

NuScaleower Paul Thompson Senior Strategic Advisor NB Power

10:00am-10:30am USA Focus: Risk-Informed Regulation
  • Get updates on how the regulatory framework can accommodate risk in a globally competitive time-frame
  • Understand how the industry works with the US NRC to modify the regulatory framework and understand how their changes can lead to greater efficiencies in licensing a SMR or advanced reactor

U.S. NRC John Monninger Director - Division of Safety Systems, Risk Assessment, and Advanced Reactors, Office of New Reactors U.S. NRC

10:00am-10:30am UK 360 Panel
  • Hear from all of the UK Supply Chain, to find out how Great Britain is becoming a leading global centre for small nuclear projects
  • Including Regulators, Advanced Manufacturing and Nuclear Labs, this is your one-stop-shop for the UK and SMRs

Office for Nuclear Regulation Michael Finnerty Deputy Chief Inspector and Programme Director, New Reactors Programme Office for Nuclear Regulation

NAMRC Jay Shaw Programme Director Nuclear AMRC

National Nuclear Laboratories Michael Drury Senior Account Director National Nuclear Laboratories

10:30am-11:00am EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
11:00am-12:30am Roundtable Discussion: Build the Market by Building the Supply Chain
  • Hear key answers to the incoming US NIC Supply Chain Survey, and how the Supply Chain is shaping the industry
  • Better define the operational and business model to create a supply-chain for SMR
  • Hear how the sector can collaborate to cut costs for development and deployment

Burns & McDonnell Dean Kothmann Burns & McDonnell

Framatome Jeff Whitt Framatome

General Atomics Ron Faibish General Atomics

Brad Dunkin Vigor Works

US Nuclear Industries Council Moderator: David Blee President & CEO US Nuclear Industries Council

11:00am-12:30pm Roundtable: Canadian SMR Roadmap Panel

Hear the results from one of the most influential pieces of research in the sector: The Canadian SMR Roadmap

Hear the findings from the 5 key thematic areas:

  • Economics & Financing
  • Regulatory Readiness
  • Waste Management
  • Public & Indigenous Engagement
  • Technology Assessment

Session 1

NRCAN Diane Cameron Director Nuclear NRCan

OPG Robin Manley VP Nuclear Regulatory Affairs OPG

Lisa Frazell VP Public Engagement Nuclear Waste Management

Guy Lonechild CEO First Nations Power Authority

Session 2

Terrestrial Energy Simon Irish CEO Terrestrial Energy

ARC Nuclear Don Wolf CEO ARC Nuclear

Westinghouse Electrical Company Ken Canavan Chief Technology Officer Westinghouse Electrical Company

URENCO Steve Threllfall General Manager URENCO

Moltex Ken Chun Head of Licensing & Regulatory Affairs Moltex

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12:30pm-2:00pm EXHIBITION & NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK
US TRACK
CANADA TRACK
2:00pm-2:20pm Enabling SMRs and Advanced Reactors
  • Hear from the INL, one of the world’s leading SMR researcher institutes on what they plan for the rest of 2019 & 2020

INL John Wagner Associate Laboratory Director INL

2:00pm-2:30pm Case Study: How ARC Nuclear are Leading the Way in SMR in Canada
  • How government and ARC Nuclear are investing to manage and mitigate project risk
  • Take away a strategy for supply-chain, financing and implementation to scale SMR

ARC-Nuclear Don Wolf President & CEO ARC-Nuclear

2:20pm-3:05pm Utility Panel - Hear from Your Customer
  • Don’t design in a bubble - what do utilities actually want from SMR and AR vendors?
  • Hear how utilities can partner with designers to justify investor confidence in the sector
  • Understand the business model innovation needed to accelerate commitments to new projects

Hagen Global Consulting Moderator: Sean Hagen Managing Partner Hagen Global Consulting

Southern Company Panellists: Danny Bost Chief Nuclear Officer Southern Company

Science Council for Global Initiatives Tom Blees President Science Council for Global Initiatives

2:30pm-3:00pm From Business Case to Prototype: Powering Mines Through SMRs
  • Case Study: Mirarco share exclusive analysis on how SMRs can cut costs in northern mines
  • Convincing the sceptics: takeaway tactics to raise the profile of mining's nuclear solution

MIRARCO Mining Innovation Vic Pakalnis President & CEO MIRARCO Mining Innovation

3:05pm-3:30pm Advanced Manufacturing & Regulation
  • Hear about the nuclear industry’s interest in using advanced manufacturing
  • Learn how to navigate the regulatory pathways to use advanced manufacturing

NEI Marcus Nichol Director, New Reactor Deployment NEI

3:00pm-3:30pm Canadian Regulation: What does the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’s Graded Approach mean for deployment of SMRs
  • The CNSC will dispel the misconceptions surrounding the application of the Graded Approach, and prove how it can benefit your organisation
  • With proven case studies, understand how the Graded Approach will be applied, to leave you in the best position possible to make your mark on the future

CNSC Kevin Lee Senior Regulatory Policy Officer CNSC

3:30pm End of Conference
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Got a question? Get in touch below!

Kevin Anderson

Kevin Anderson

Global Project Director
Nuclear Energy Insider
FCBI Energy
+44 (0) 207 375 7190 (Global)
kevin@nuclearenergyinsider.com

Ben McCann

Ben McCann

Commercial Director
Nuclear Energy Insider
FCBI Energy
Bmccann@fc-bi.com
+44 (0) 207 375 7592 (Global)

2019 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Platinum Sponsor

  • nuscale-power

Gold Sponsors

  • ontario-power-generation
  • PCL-Construction
  • nuscale-Nuclear
  • Urenco

Silver Sponsors

  • bruce-power
  • GE-Hitachi
  • USNIC
  • OCNI
  • Team UCI
  • Westinghouse

Bronze Sponsors

  • General-Atomics
  • Hagen Consulting
  • Jensen Hughes
  • Muons
  • Sandvik
  • sheff-forgemasters
  • SNC-Lavalin

Legal Sponsor

  • morgan-lewis

Breakfast Sponsor

  • 3M

Webinar Sponsor

  • ASME

Exhibitors

  • Emerson
  • ES Fox
  • flownex
  • GE-Hitachi
  • Holos
  • Lehigh
  • The New York Blower Company and SSM Industries
  • Petersen
  • PSStech
  • Reef
  • Silflex-Shielding
  • Team UCI
  • Westinghouse

Industry Partners

  • ASME
  • CNL
  • Mirarco
  • nei
  • OCNI
  • SMR-Start
  • USNIC