Canada’s Nuclear Industry Travels to the World Nuclear Exhibition 2016, the Leading Event for the Global Nuclear Energy Sector

June 29, 2016, Pickering, Ontario - From June 27 to July 1, representatives of Canada’s nuclear industry are talking business in Paris, France with global leading nuclear organizations at the World Nuclear Exhibition (WNE).

Organized by the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCI), the trade mission of 11 Canadian companies will engage in three intense days of targeted one-on-one meetings, technical presentations, events and tours. Activities are largely focused around the WNE 2016.

WNE 2016 delivers a unique collection of nuclear industry leaders from nuclear utilities, suppliers, investors, regulators, and waste management agencies from 25 countries. The diverse WNE community provides Canadian Delegates the opportunity to discuss future nuclear needs on a global scale, while speaking to Canada’s substantial nuclear supply chain.

The Canadian Pavilion is one of 15 substantial international pavilions at the exhibition. Other exhibiting countries include: Argentina, Belgium, China, Finland, France, Japan, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Spain, United Kingdom, and the USA.

“We all recognize that Climate Change is a clear and present danger and that the nuclear industry must play an important role in coordinated international efforts to reduce overall GHG emissions to target levels,” commented OCI President Ron Oberth. “The 2016 WNE event is an important occasion for nuclear organizations from around the world to seek ways to collectively apply their resources to achieve this common goal.”

Canadian delegates at the WNE played key roles in several areas. Francesca Ottoni of SNC-Lavalin spoke about CANDU reactor flexible fuel cycle capability in a panel discussion on the role of nuclear energy ‎in combating climate change. Paul Murphy of Gowling WLG participated in a panel discussion on innovations in nuclear development financing, while OCI President Ron Oberth spoke about the Canadian market potential for SMRs in another panel. In addition, Dr. Oberth was honored to be one of six jurors that selected the winning company for the WNE Operational Excellence Award.  Finally, the Canadian delegation hosted a session on "Canadian Nuclear Business Opportunities and Needs" that sparked broad participation from WNE delegates.

The WNE Trade Mission was supported by co-funding from the Global Opportunities for Associations program sponsored by Global Affairs Canada.


Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCI) is an association of more than 190 Canadian suppliers to the nuclear industry, which employ more than 12,000 highly skilled and specialized engineers, technologists and tradespeople. OCI companies design reactors, manufacture major equipment and components, and provide engineering services and support to CANDU nuclear power plants in Canada as well as to CANDU and Light Water Reactor (LWR) plants in offshore markets.





Dr. Ron Oberth, President and CEO, Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries

905-839-0073 or 647-407-6081,

Marina Oeyangen, Director of Operations, Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries

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