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2019 Agenda

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Plenary
US Track Canada Track

Day 1

Plenary
08:10-08:20 Chairman's Remarks

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

08:20-08:50 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

08:50-09:05 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

09:05-09:50 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 Executive Speaker TBC

09:50-10:10 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

10:10-10:55 EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
Section One: International Government and Research Insights
10:55-11:15 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)

11:15-11:35 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 Jay Khosla Assistant Deputy Minister NRCan

11:35-11:55 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

11:55-12:15 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

12:15-12:45 EXHIBITION & NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK
12:45-13:45 CLOSED DOOR WORKSHOP:

Team UCI Host: Team UCI

Section Two: Technology Update
13:45-14:00 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

14:00-14:15 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.

14:15-14:45 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

14:45-15:15 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

15:15-15:30 Clarifying Standards to EnhanceSMR Development
  • Hear from the IEEE Standards Association, one of the leading enablers of new, advanced technologies
  • Bringing together a broad range of technical and geographical points, find out how we can standardise and commercialise SMRs

IEEE SA Ravi Subramaniam Director, Conformity Assessment IEEE SA

15:30-16:00 EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
Section Three: Hear from the Wider Supply Chain
16:00-16:45 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

BEIS Fiona Reilly Chair of the Expert Finance Working Group Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

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

16:45-17:15 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

US Army Dr Juan A. Vitali Chief Strategist & Chief of Future Operations, HQDA G-4 US Army

17:15-17:45 Solve Legal Issues Affecting SMR & Advanced Reactor Projects
  • Get an exclusive update on Nuclear Export Control Requirements
  • Explore alternative approaches for Environmental Reviews and take away a plan for yours

Morgan Lewis Jane Accomondo Partner Morgan Lewis

Morgan Lewis Alex Polonsky Partner Morgan Lewis

17:45-18:15 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

18:15-19:45 Networking Drinks provided by our Gold Sponsor Southern Nuclear
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Day Two

US TRACK
CANADA TRACK
08:30-09:00 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

08:30-09:00 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

09:00-09:30 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 Dominic Kieran Chief Commercial Officer URENCO

09:00-09:30 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

09:30-10:00 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

09:30-10:00 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

10:00-10:30 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

10:00-10:30 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

10:30-11:00 EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
11:00-12:30 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

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

11:00-12:30 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

NRCAN Diane Cameron Director Nuclear NRCan

More panellists TBC

12:30-14:00 EXHIBITION & NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK
US TRACK
CANADA TRACK
14:00-14:20 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

INL John Wagner Associate Laboratory Director INL

14:00-14:30 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

14:20-15:05 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

14:30-15:00 From Business Case to Prototype: Powering Mines Through SMRs
  • Case Study: Mirarco share exclusive analysis on how SMRs can cut costs in northern mines
  • Get the inside track on MIT’s bold new plan to prove viability of SMRs on barges for coastal mine
  • Convincing the sceptics: takeaway tactics to raise the profile of mining's nuclear solution

MIRARCO Mining Innovation Vic Pakalnis President & CEO MIRARCO Mining Innovation

15:05-15:30 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

15:00-15:30 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

15:30 End of Conference
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Kevin Anderson

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Nuclear Energy Insider
FCBI Energy
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Ben McCann

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Nuclear Energy Insider
FCBI Energy
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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