Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, 165 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA

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Event Date Tue May 24 EDT - Wed May 25 EDT (4 days ago)
Location Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
165 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
Region Americas

Bringing together market-leading changemakers from the nuclear industry to discuss the short and long-term future of nuclear energy, SMR & Advanced Reactor will share the latest technological, regulatory, and investment moves, discussing SMRs and advanced reactors as the answer to nuclear energy replacing fossil fuels in baseload power generation.

We will also examine the future of energy distribution, maintaining talent in the marketplace, and the regulatory adjustments needed to secure a future for nuclear energy, and the future of your organization.

Senior-level executives from business, finance, and government to build networks, learn, and collaborate. Make 2022 the decisive year in moving forward and establishing your business strategy, and nuclear’s future.

Themes and Action-Led Discussions:
• Regulatory & Market Updates
As SMRs inch ever-closer to market-readiness, the industry is hitting milestones in research, design, and manufacturing every month. Discover the latest innovations and disruptions in the science of reactor development, expected manufacturing and deployment timelines, and lessons learned from development so far.
• Investment Strategies
The nuclear renaissance will not be realized without support from both the public and private sectors. It is critical that the investment case and potential returns are worthwhile, and nuclear players must engage with investment providers of all stripes. Examine practical approaches to both public and private finance generation, partnership and relationship development, and the timelines required.
• Harmonization & Licensing
Nuclear licensing schemes are highly idiosyncratic and differ wildly in scope, simplicity, and speed from region to region. Some licensing processes are complex webs of varying license types, steep requirements, and slow progress. International licensing harmonization may seem far-fetched – but it is realizable, and perhaps intrinsic to the future of nuclear energy. Get ahead of the curve, and explore patterns in requirements across licencing schemes, and potential frameworks for an international licencing process.
• Unlocking Net Zero Potential
SMRs inherently present less siting and environmental impact concerns than large reactors due to their small size and portability. Their modularity makes them well-suited to colocation – and the benefits of colocation, particularly in power generation scenarios, are yet to be fully realized. Explore how SMRs can augment clean power generation through co-location, and how co-location can reduce emissions and accelerate your journey towards reaching net zero.
• Maintaining Talent Flows
Leaders are now tasked with delivering strategies maintain talent flows in a competitive environment, whilst also balancing the normal pressures of sustaining and growing a profitable business. Discover how those at the top are driving these new strategies and ensuring long-term growth of the industry.


2022 Speakers

Robin Manley
VP of New Nuclear, Ontario Power Generation

Dr. Jose Reyes
Chief Technology Officer, NuScale Power

Dominique Minière
President & CEO, Global First Power

Tom Samson
Chief Executive Officer, Rolls Royce SMR

Maria Korsnick
Chief Executive Officer, Nuclear Energy Institute

Christopher T Hanson
Chairman, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Rumina Velshi
President and CEO, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

Ms. Lydie Evrard
Deputy Director General, International Atomic Energy Agency

Diane Cameron
Head of the NEA Division of Nuclear Technology, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency

Marilyn Kray
Vice President, Nuclear Business Development, Constellation Energy Corporation

Jon Ball
Executive Vice President, GE Hitachi

Greg Cullen
Vice President for Energy Services & Development, Energy Northwest

Craig Stover
Senior Program Manager, EPRI

Timothy Rausch
Chief Nuclear Officer, Tennessee Valley Authority

Brett Plummer
Chief Nuclear Officer, NB Power

Hon. Jeff Merrifield
Chair of the Advanced Nuclear Working Group, U.S. Nuclear Industry Council (USNIC)

Ron Oberth
CEO, Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries

Thomas Clochard
Executive Vice President, Civil & Nuclear , Aecon

Tim Stone
Chairman, U.K. Nuclear Industry Association

Admiral Hewitt
Founder, IP3

Álvaro Acevedo
Programme Manager, World Institute for Nuclear Security

Anicet Touré
Project Director SMR, Tractebel

Mr. Robert Braun
Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, ARC Clean Energy

Caroline Cochran
Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder, Oklo

Dr Springman
Senior Vice President of International Projects, Holtec

Alisdair Harper
Deputy Director of Advanced Reactors, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Chris Levesque
CEO, TerraPower

Keyes Niemer
SMR Project Manager, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

Michelle Brechtelsbauer
Director of Strategy & Operations, Energy Impact Center

Joe Klecha
Nuclear Industry Practice Lead, Cohesive • Bentley Systems

Ahab Abdel-Aziz
Partner & Global Director, Nuclear Power Generation, Gowling WLG

Christopher Crosby
Principal Nuclear Business Value Consultant, AVEVA

Karen Fili
President and CEO, UUSA

Ian Grant
World Nuclear Association

Claire Harris
Senior Advisor - Advanced Reactor Technology Team, NB Power

Sean Sexstone
Executive Vice President, Advanced Nuclear, GE Hitachi

Ambassador Holgate
U.S. Ambassador to the Vienna Office of the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency

Chip Cameron
Principal, Zero Gravity Group

Ed Davis
Outreach & Business Development Consultant – Public Loans Office, U.S Department for Energy

Sponsors & Partners

2022 Sponsors


• Ontario Power Generation

• Cohesive Better Together

• OBERON Technology
• Aecon
• Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
• Holtec International
• ARC Clean Energy
• Gowling WLG

• Tractebel Engie
• Westinghouse