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CNA SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC COMPANY

When the era of nuclear energy began more than 50 years ago, Westinghouse Electric Company was there. Today, Westinghouse is the leading global supplier of safe and innovative energy solutions. They provide customers around the world with reliable and dependable nuclear power plants, nuclear fuel, plant automation and operating plant products and services for energy providers. Westinghouse is driven by their powerful history and experience, ground-breaking ideas, focus on safety and sustainability, and their strong team of about 9,000 employees worldwide.

Westinghouse recently acquired Rolls-Royce’s Civil Nuclear Systems and Services business in North America and in select sites in Europe. This is in addition to the acquisition of NA Engineering Associates, which was completed in mid-2019. Both acquisitions represent a strategic investment in expanding the company’s nuclear products and services offerings while growing its presence in Canada.

Through these transactions, Westinghouse is further optimizing customer planning and maintenance, and providing innovative systems and services to maximize performance, cost-effectiveness and support life extension of the nuclear plants worldwide.

Westinghouse is the Gold-level sponsor of the CNA2020 mobile app. Visit them at Booth 106.

To register for the conference, visit https://cna.ca/cna2020/registration/.

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IEA’S FATIH BIROL TO SPEAK AT CNA2020

portrait of Fatih Birol
IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol

Part of the stellar lineup at CNA2020 will be International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director Fatih Birol.

On Thursday, February 27, Birol will take the main stage at 09:00. That’s after federal Minister of Natural Resources Seamus O’Regan and before World Association of Nuclear Operations Chairman Tim Mitchell and Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission President Rumina Velshi.

Before becoming executive director in 2015, Birol served for nine years as the IEA’s chief economist and director of Global Energy Economics in Paris. He began his second four-year term as executive director in September 2019.

Under his leadership, the IEA embarked on its first comprehensive modernization program since its creation in 1974.

Last year, the IEA released its landmark fuel report Nuclear Power in a Clean Energy System during the Clean Energy Ministerial in Vancouver. The report is the IEA’s first to address nuclear power in nearly 20 years. According to the report, “With nuclear power facing an uncertain future in many countries, the world risks a steep decline in its use in advanced economies that could result in billions of tonnes of additional carbon emissions.”

Birol is also responsible for the IEA’s flagship report World Energy Outlook 2019. It is recognized as the most authoritative source for strategic analysis of global energy markets. “It explains the impact of today’s decisions on tomorrow’s energy systems, and describes a pathway that enables the world to meet climate, energy access and air quality goals while maintaining a strong focus on the reliability and affordability of energy for a growing global population.”

Don’t miss out on this presenter as he takes part in the CNA’s conference for a second year in a row. To register for CNA2020, please visit https://cna.ca/cna2020/registration/.

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CNA2020 Sponsor Spotlight: Tetra Tech

Need to stay connected with family and the office while attending CNA2020 in Ottawa? You can thank Gold-level sponsor Tetra Tech for supporting the Internet Cafes in the trade show area.

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting and engineering services. It is a full-service company with a global reach in the areas of water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy and international development. The company supports governmental and commercial clients by providing innovative solutions.

Based in Pasadena, California, Tetra Tech has 450 offices worldwide — including 42 in Canada, from Newfoundland and Labrador to British Columbia and Yukon. With 20,000 associates worldwide, Tetra Tech’s capabilities span the entire project life cycle. It has the global presence and resources to complete today’s most demanding projects.

Since 1966, Tetra Tech has been Leading with Science to address its clients’ most complex needs. Its mission is to be the premier worldwide consulting and engineering firm.

At CNA2020, you can find Tetra Tech at Booth 110, next to one of the two Internet Cafes. Look for the Wi-Fi symbol on the conference floor plan to see where.

To register for the conference, visit https://cna.ca/cna2020/registration/.

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CNA Sponsor Spotlight: Power Workers’ Union

The Power Workers’ Union (PWU) is a proud Canadian union and the largest in Ontario’s electricity sector. The PWU has been representing skilled workers in the energy sector for more than 75 years. These men and women have delivered decades of safe, affordable and environmentally responsible electricity to Ontario homes and businesses.

One of Canada’s most flexible, democratic and progressive unions, the PWU is a knowledgeable and experienced player in the energy sector. It has a proven track record of strong union representation and bargaining quality collective agreements with excellent pay rates, job security provisions, working conditions, pensions and benefits ― without work stoppages.

The PWU represents more than 15,000 people — about 70 per cent of the unionized electricity workers in the province. The membership is represented through more than 50 collective agreements.

The PWU is the Gold-level sponsor of the conference bag.

To register for the conference, visit https://cna.ca/cna2020/registration/.

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Reconciliation in the workplace

Portrait of Gabrielle Scrimshaw
Gabrielle Scrimshaw
Photo by Jon Chase, Harvard Staff Photographer

CNA2020 delegates are sure to be inspired and well-informed by the Friday breakfast keynote speaker, Gabrielle Scrimshaw. She will discuss what delivering on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls for action can look like in today’s workplace.

A proud Dene from Treaty 10 Territory in northern Saskatchewan and Alberta, Scrimshaw is an education and Indigenous leadership expert and an advocate for all things Indigenous. The skilled storyteller has a passion for creating social impact.

Scrimshaw runs a consultancy, working with First Nations communities across North America, helping address questions of economic development, leadership and governance. Based in San Francisco, she is a sought-after expert on Indigenous issues by North America’s largest national media outlets. She is a regular contributor for North America’s largest national media outlets and has been profiled by The New York Times, Forbes, The Globe and Mail and others.

Growing up in a rural Indigenous town of about 800 people, Scrimshaw was raised in a single-parent home. A first-generation student, she has studied international business and policy across six continents. Scrimshaw has an MBA from Stanford and is a Gleitsman Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University, where she earned an MPA.

She is the co-founder of the Indigenous Professional Association of Canada, a non-profit organization that is a global thought leader on Indigenous leadership.

Scrimshaw will be speaking during the Friday breakfast, which will be held from 07:30 to 09:00 on February 28.

Find the complete schedule at https://cna.ca/cna2020/program/.

To register for the conference, visit https://cna.ca/cna2020/registration/.

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CNA Sponsor Spotlight: AECOM

AECOM is the world’s premier infrastructure firm, delivering professional services throughout the project life cycle. They are planners, designers, engineers, consultants and construction managers driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

In Canada and in the nuclear domain, AECOM has provided engineering design for waste storage and disposal, and has supported the licensing processes for nuclear organizations in Canada.

Globally AECOM provides engineering, procurement and construction services to nuclear utilities and designs, constructs, and operates nuclear repositories. Their public and private sector clients count on them to take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative solutions that push the limits of what’s possible. Their projects span energy, the environment, transportation, buildings and water.

In January, AECOM twice received recognition.

AECOM earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and was designated a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality in the United States. The Corporate Equality Index is the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to LGBTQ employees. The perfect score puts AECOM among the top-ranked firms within the engineering and construction sector for a third year.

Employers earning top ratings took concrete steps to ensure greater equity for LGBTQ workers and their families in the form of comprehensive policies, benefits and practices. The CEI rating criteria have three key pillars: non-discrimination policies across business entities, equitable benefits for LGBTQ workers and their families and supporting an inclusive culture and corporate social responsibility.

AECOM was also named to Fortune magazine’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies for the sixth consecutive year. The annual survey is conducted by Fortune and global management consulting firm Korn Ferry, with top executives, directors and securities analysts rating enterprises in their industry on nine criteria, including innovation, people management, social responsibility and global competitiveness.

AECOM is the Gold-level sponsor for the CNA2020 Friday breakfast and keynote address.

Find the complete schedule at https://cna.ca/cna2020/program/.

To register for the conference, visit https://cna.ca/cna2020/registration/.