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2020’s ground-breaking programme includes representation at the highest level from across the entire value chain

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  • Dominique Miniere
    OPG
    Dominique Miniere President, Nuclear
    OPG
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  • Robin Manley
    OPG
    Robin Manley VP, Nuclear Regulatory Affairs and Stakeholder Relations
    OPG
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  • Marilyn Kray
    Exelon
    Marilyn Kray VP, Nuclear Technology & Strategy
    Exelon
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  • Kalev Kallamets
    Fermi Energia
    Kalev Kallamets CEO
    Fermi Energia
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    Kalev Kallemets, Ph.D., is co-founder and CEO of Fermi Energia, company established early 2019 by Estonian nuclear energy professionals and businessmen to develop Small Modular Reactor deployment in Estonia. Mr. Kallemets earned his Ph.D. from Tallinn University of Technology studying economics of oil shale, which is in quickly becoming uneconomic as power generation fuel due to high CO2 prices in European Union.

    Mr. Kallemets has completed nuclear energy economics course at Technical University of Munich in 2009. Mr. Kallemets has extensive working experience from an Estonian private energy company, Ministry of Economic Affairs and as Member of Parliament of Estonia.

  • Frank Saunders
    Bruce Power
    Frank Saunders President, Ontario Nuclear Innovation Institute
    Bruce Power
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  • Senator Sharon Brown
    Washington State Senate
    Senator Sharon Brown State Senator
    Washington State Senate
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  • Hon. Greg Rickford
    Ontario Government
    Hon. Greg Rickford Ontario Minister for Energy, Mines & Northern Development
    Ontario Government
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    The Honourable Greg Rickford was elected to the Ontario Legislature as the MPP for Kenora—Rainy River on June 7th, 2018, and currently serves as the Minister of Energy, Northern Development, and Mines, as well as Minister of Indigenous Affairs Ontario.

    Before coming to Queen’s Park, Minister Rickford represented the people of Kenora—Rainy River in Ottawa as the Member of Parliament.

    During his seven year federal term, he was appointed to Cabinet where he served as Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, Minister of Natural Resources, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs. Among other positions and committee memberships, Minister Rickford belonged to the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Committee and the Special Committee on Violence Against Indigenous Women.

    At both the federal and provincial levels, Minister Rickford has served the people of Ontario and Canada by building relationships with Indigenous communities and leaders—listening and giving voice to their concerns.

    Greg, his wife Janet and their two young daughters, live in Keewatin Ontario. He has lived and worked in many capacities in northern Ontario throughout his professional career. He has owned his own business and holds degrees in common and civil law from McGill University and an MBA from Université Laval.

    Today, Minister Rickford is keen on delivering on the commitment to make life more affordable and businesses more prosperous through the ministries he oversees.

  • Bret Kugelmass
    Energy Impact Center
    Bret Kugelmass Energy Impact Center
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    Bret Kugelmass is a former technology entrepreneur who has dedicated his focus to climate and energy challenges. One of the early pioneers in commercializing unmanned aerospace technology he founded and remained CEO of Airphrame for five years up until its acquisition. Prior to this, he received his masters in robotics from Stanford University and his earlier work includes designing lunar rover control systems for NASA and a concept electric car for Panasonic. In 2017, he launched a Washington, DC based research institute, the Energy Impact Center, focused on exploring the challenges and opportunities of nuclear power's role in deep decarbonization. Their work includes techno-economic analysis of energy technologies, hosting clean-tech prize competitions, and publishing audio interviews with hundreds of experts on the Titans of Nuclear podcast.

  • Chris Levesque
    TerraPower
    Chris Levesque President & CEO
    TerraPower
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    Chris Levesque joined TerraPower as president in 2015 and assumed the role of chief executive officer in 2018. He also serves on the company’s Board of Managers and the board of the Nuclear Energy Institute. He brings over 25 years of experience in the nuclear industry, including senior leadership roles for two large new build reactor projects in Finland and South Carolina.

    His extensive experience and dedication to the nuclear industry has helped TerraPower build a vital bridge between nuclear innovation and project execution while reinforcing the company’s emphasis on safety culture. His proven track record in scoping, planning and implementing projects to meet the highest standards began with his Naval service and continues through his leadership of major nuclear engineering, procurement and construction projects.

    Prior to joining TerraPower, Levesque served as a vice president at Westinghouse Electric Company where he directed a project for one of America’s first new reactor construction efforts in several decades. He was the AREVA deputy project director at Finland’s Olkiluoto 3 nuclear project, the largest-ever industrial project in northern Europe. Before his assignment in Finland, he led the formation of AREVA’s joint venture with Newport News Shipbuilding, AREVA Newport News, for which he served as chairman of the Board and president.

    Levesque has extensive experience with the nuclear industrial base and nuclear component manufacturing. Earlier in his career, Levesque served as the manager of engineering and manufacturing at Westinghouse’s Newington, N.H., component manufacturing facility, and he has served in multiple management positions at two nuclear-capable shipyards. Levesque began his career as a nuclear submarine officer and he qualified as chief engineer on the USS Boise (SSN 764).

    Levesque holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Master of Science in mechanical engineering and a Naval Engineer degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Brett Plummer
    NB Power
    Brett Plummer Chief Nuclear Officer
    NB Power
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    Brett was appointed Vice President Nuclear & Chief Nuclear Officer at NB Power's Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station in November 2015. He is accountable for leading the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station's strategic direction to achieve safe, predictable and productive nuclear performance.

    Brett’s extensive background includes more than 35 years of commercial nuclear power plant experience in Operations, Senior Leadership and Project Management roles.

    Brett holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Business from New Hampshire College, as well as an Associate of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering Technology from the University of New York. While in the United States Navy, he attended the Naval Nuclear Power School as well as the Naval Electronics Technician School. Additionally, Brett has completed the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) Senior Nuclear Plant Management Course.

  • Paul Thompson
    NB Power
    Paul Thompson Deputy Chief Nuclear Officer
    NB Power
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    Paul graduated from the Engineering Mathematics program at Queen's University specializing in the fields of Thermal Sciences and Nuclear Engineering. He has spent 38+ years in the Nuclear Power industry, working in various technical and managerial roles at AECL and New Brunswick Power, including all phases of the Refurbishment Project; planning, preparation, implementation, re-start and support of post refurbishment operation.

    Paul has a broad knowledge of the overall Nuclear Program. He has had a longstanding involvement on various industry technical and steering committees and has extensive experience in the Nuclear Safety and Regulatory fields and has held numerous other station management positions.

    Paul is the outgoing deputy Chief Nuclear Officer for NB Power, and recently held the position of Senior Strategic Advisor in which he has been active in reviewing various technologies in support of a potential second unit at Point Lepreau. He is an alternate station director, the chairman of the CANDU 6 Steering Committee, and a member of the COG board of directors and Advisor Board for the Centre of Nuclear Energy Research.

    Paul is also an active member and supporter of the Canadian Nuclear Society both at the local and national level. He was President of the Society in 2015/2016, a role he also previously held in 1998/1999. Paul is a fellow of the Canadian Nuclear Society.

  • Diane Cameron
    Nuclear NRCan
    Diane Cameron Director of Nuclear
    Natural Resources Canada
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  • Ramzi Jammal
    CNSC
    Ramzi Jammal Chief Regulatory Operations Officer
    CNSC
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  • Richard Deakin
    Westinghouse
    Ken Canavan Chief Technology Officer
    Westinghouse
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    Ken Canavan joined Westinghouse as the Chief Technology Officer in January of 2018. Westinghouse’s CTO role has strategic responsibility to drive nextgeneration technology and innovation solutions that align with the company’s global business strategy. Ken leads the Global Technology Organization (GTO), and is responsible for ensuring that the Westinghouse’s technology vision and business strategy are aligned.

    Mr. Canavan brings 34 years of nuclear experience to the position – half utility plant experience and half research and development experience.

    Having held progressively responsible leadership roles within the nuclear energy industry, Ken most recently served as Director of Engineering, for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). While at EPRI, he turned industry needs into compelling research and development plans. These plans resulted in solutions to improve the safety and performance of the global nuclear fleet.

    Prior to his work at EPRI, Ken was responsible for risk and safety applications at Data Systems and Solutions and ERIN Engineering and Research. Ken’s utility experience includes work for GPU Nuclear at the Three Mile Island and Oyster Creek nuclear power plants primarily in risk and safety analysis with assignments in maintenance and operations. Ken began his career as safety analysis engineer with Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station.

    Ken holds a Bachelors of Chemical Engineering with a minor in nuclear engineering from Manhattan College.

  • Tom Mundy
    NuScale
    Tom Mundy Chief Commercial Officer
    NuScale
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  • Scott Bailey
    NuScale
    Scott Bailey VP Supply Chain
    NuScale
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  • Blair Skinner
    Pinawa
    Blair Skinner Mayor
    Pinawa
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    Blair Skinner has a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in physics. M.Sc. research conducted at AECL’s Whiteshell Laboratories, followed by 14 years as a Research Scientist at Whiteshell in Materials Science. Noting that Pinawa was going to be facing change due to the closure of the Whiteshell Laboratories, he decided to run for Council. He was elected in 1998, re-elected in 2002. In 2006, he was elected Mayor and has been re-elected to Mayor for three more terms. Over 21 years, he has been leading the way to develop a new economy for Pinawa and the region centred around the Whiteshell Laboratories site. Recent focus is on building support for the Demonstration of Small Modular Reactor Technologies at the Whiteshell Laboratories site. Blair has developed the unique concept of the community become the Demonstration Remote Community powered by an SMR that will enable remote, off-grid communities to better visualize how the technology can change their lives for the better.

  • Richard Deakin
    BEIS
    Richard Deakin Head of Innovation, Advanced Nuclear Technologies
    BEIS
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  • Francois Carron
    MIRARCO
    Francois Carron Director of the Energy Center and Bruce Power Chair for Sustainable Energy Solutions
    MIRARCO
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    François Caron holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Québec in Chicoutimi (UQAC), a Master’s in Freshwater Science at the Institut National de Recherche Scientifique (U. du Québec, INRS) and a Ph.D. in Geochemistry from McMaster University (Hamilton, ON).

    He joined Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) in 1991 as a research scientist, working in Waste Management Systems, Environmental Research, Reactors Emissions Reduction, and Reactor chemistry. François joined Laurentian University in 2000 in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, where he continued to work on radionuclide speciation and migration. His administrative contributions to Laurentian University include the development and management of Radiation Safety (2001-12), he has been Vice Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering for four years, the interim director of the Goodman School of Mines, and he was instrumental in creating the School of the Environment. He has taught well over 5000 students since joining Laurentian, in first year chemistry and environment-based chemistry courses: Aquatic Chemistry, Rachiochemistry and Environmental Risk Management. He has made several presentations on the teaching of chemistry at conferences and workshops, plus he received Laurentian’s award in Excellence for teaching in 2014-15.

    A full Professor in the School of the Environment, Dr. Francois Caron joined MIRARCO as the Bruce Power Chair in Sustainable Energy Systems in January 2019. He sees MIRARCO’s role as an important conduit between mining and the nuclear industry. Specifically, he is using specific projects to build capacity and future specialists in the nuclear industry. He is personally interested in de-mystifying “nuclear” and bring the word into every day conversations.

  • Camille Cruz-Alfonso
    ASME
    Camille Cruz-Alfonso Manager ECS Segment Operations
    ASME
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  • Kevin Lee
    CNSC
    Kevin Lee Senior Regulatory Policy Officer
    CNSC
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  • Sean Hagen
    Institute of Global Energy Education
    Sean Hagen VP Energy & Education Programs
    Institute of Global Energy Education
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  • Jay Shaw
     
    Jay Shaw Program Director
    NAMRC
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    National Nuclear Laboratories
    Mike Drury Director, Advanced Nuclear Technology
    National Nuclear Laboratories
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    Mike Drury is the Director for Advanced Nuclear Technology (SMR & AMR) for the UK National Nuclear Laboratory working on large scale plants, Generation III+ SMRs and Generation IV Advanced Modular Reactors. He is responsible for developing NNL’s capabilities, R&D and facilities in support of the SMR and AMR markets. He has cross industry experience working in Automotive, Energy and Nuclear, ranging from volume production manufacturing, modular design and construction, through to operation, waste management, final decommissioning and long term geological disposal. With a mechanical engineering background, a qualified practitioner of project management, and an MBA in business he has been fortunate enough to work on a variety of projects including successful manufacturing production of a variety of Jaguars & Landrovers, Design and Construction of Chernobyl New Safe Confinement, support on ITER Fusion reactor systems, Operational support across the UK fleet of reactors Advanced Gas Reactors and delivery of multiple projects in R&D and commercialisation of SMR, Generation IV reactors and Advanced Nuclear Technology projects within the UK. He has worked alongside HMG in shaping the UK ANT strategy, developed collaborations and partnerships with vendors and laboratories worldwide and represented the UK on SMRs at the IAEA in Vienna.

  • Marc Nichol
    NEI
    Marc Nichol Director, New Reactor Deployment
    NEI
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  • Jesus Talamantes Silva
    Sheffield Forgemasters
    Jesus Talamantes Silva Group Research & Technology Directors
    Sheffield Forgemasters
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  • Juan Vitali
     
    Juan Vitali Nuclear Defence Expert
    US Army
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  • Don Wolf
    Arc Nuclear
    Don Wolf CEO Arc Nuclear
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    Flownex
    Executive Speaker TBC Flownex
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    Southern Nuclear
    Executive Speaker TBC Southern Nuclear
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  • Shawn Tupper
    Natural Resources Canada
    Shawn Tupper Associate Deputy Minister
    Natural Resources Canada
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  • Anicet Toure
    Engie
    Anicet Toure Product Manager - SMR & Advanced Technologies
    Engie
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    Suntrust Bank
    Jorge Pica Equities
    Sun Trust Bank
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  • Jon Ball
    GE Hitachi
    Jon Ball Executive Vice President
    GE Hitachi
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  • Patrick P Gibbons
    Minerals Council of Australia
    Patrick P Gibbons Principal Adviser - Energy
    Minerals Council of Australia
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    Patrick Gibbons is currently Principal Adviser - Energy at the Minerals Council of Australia.

    The MCA is the leading advocate for Australia’s world class minerals industry, promoting and enhancing sustainability, profitability and competitiveness.

    He has held senior corporate and government roles focused on energy, resources, environmental, investment and public policy issues.

    These include advising the Federal Minister for Industry, Science and Innovation, and the Minister for the Environment, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, along with the Premier of Victoria and as Head of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs, International Power Australia.

    He started his professional career as a Diplomat with the Australian government and Trade and was posted to the Australian Embassy in Tehran, Iran.

    He has a MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and Bachelor of Economics (with Honours) from Monash University, Melbourne.

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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)

Sponsors & Exhibitors already confirmed for 2020

Headline Sponsor

  • GE-Hitachi

Platinum Sponsor

  • nuscale-power

Silver Sponsors

  • ASME
  • bruce-power
  • flownex
  • Hagen Consulting
  • ontario-power-generation
  • Westinghouse

Bronze Sponsors

  • sheff-forgemasters
  • Southern-Nuclear
  • Thomas Thor associates
  • Tractebel

Exhibitors

  • Amerapex
  • ASME
  • ES Fox
  • GE-Hitachi
  • Holos
  • L3Harris
  • liburdi
  • nuscale-power
  • sheff-forgemasters
  • Westinghouse

Industry Partners

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