5-7 September 2016
Sheraton, Dallas, TX

Conference Day Two: Tuesday, 6 September 2016

08:30 - 09:00 Registration, refreshments and networking

09:00 - 09:30 Overcoming the challenges in nuclear power development in emerging countries and ensuring an effective supply chain

This presentation will discuss how operators can overcome critical challenges such as financial requirements, building competent man power and ensuring safety. Attend this session to hear how S.N. Nuclear Electrica effectively managed their supply chain to ensure they had all the right resources in place before starting construction

09:30 - 10:00 Addressing the benefits and risks of SMRs vs. large reactor introduction in embarking countries with small grids

Dr. Kamal J. Araj, Vice Chairman & Commissioner for Nuclear Power Reactors,Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC), Jordan

Dr. Kamal J. Araj

Vice Chairman & Commissioner for Nuclear Power Reactors
Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC), Jordan

10:00 - 10:30 Implementation of a nuclear power program in the Republic of Belarus

Paliukhovich Vasili, Deputy Director, Nuclear Energy Department,Ministry of Energy, Belarus

Paliukhovich Vasili

Deputy Director, Nuclear Energy Department
Ministry of Energy, Belarus

10:30 - 11:00 Improving Knowledge Transfer and Retention for Nuclear Newcomers

Michael Chatlani, Vice President, Marketing & Sales,L-3 MAPPS, Montreal, Canada
From fundamentals to operations training, there is a lot of material that must be absorbed by new nuclear candidates to prepare them to become industry professionals. The training materials in the nuclear power generation industry originate largely from when most the nuclear power plants were constructed in the United States in the 1970s and 1980s. In the meantime, today’s students—“digital natives”—are no longer “designed” for the educational system that is in place. L-3 MAPPS will discuss how today’s students are at odds with the industry’s teaching materials and what the company is doing about it.

Michael Chatlani

Vice President, Marketing & Sales
L-3 MAPPS, Montreal, Canada

11:00 - 11:30 Networking break and exhibition tour

11:30 - 12:00 Simulation and training for nuclear power plant operations

Amani Al Hosani, Head of Simulators - Chief Nuclear Office,Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), UAE

Amani Al Hosani

Head of Simulators - Chief Nuclear Office
Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), UAE

12:00 - 12:30 Project update: Jordan Research and Training Reactor (JRTR) and its role in training, R&D and radio isotope development

Dr. Khalifeh AbuSaleem, Commissioner for Nuclear Research,Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC), Jordan
This presentation will discuss the development of JRTR, where the presenter will discuss the design and characteristics of the reactors along with plans of research reactor utilisation for various activities such as fuel testing, radioisotope production and many more. Attend this session to learn about the potential of research reactors and how developing a nuclear research reactor can help in enhancing the competency of potential employees

Dr. Khalifeh AbuSaleem

Commissioner for Nuclear Research
Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC), Jordan

12:30 - 13:00 Overview of nuclear desalination, technologies and costs

Learn about the latest nuclear desalination technologies, their respective costs and key factors of consideration before using nuclear power for water desalination

13:00 - 13:30 Energy mix is essential for energy security in Arab countries

Mohammed Al Ta'ani, General Manager,Arab Renewable Energy Commission

Mohammed Al Ta'ani

General Manager
Arab Renewable Energy Commission

13:30 - 14:00 Panel discussion: Recommendations and plans for future nuclear power development

14:00 - 14:15 Chairman’s closing remarks

14:15 - 23:59 Networking lunch and end of conference