“Talent Collider” at the CNA Annual Conference 2024

PTAG is proud to be a Silver Sponsor for the Canadian Nuclear Association’s (CNA) Annual Conference in Ottawa, February 28 – March 1.

As part of PTAG’s long-term commitment to supporting new and young people joining the nuclear industry, PTAG will be leading two initiatives during the CNA2024 Conference in Ottawa this week.

  • In the weeks leading up to the conference, PTAG has hosted six “resume review” sessions that assisted the 100 students attending the CNA Conference to arrive prepared.  These sessions were hosted by PTAG’s Nuclear industry team, as well as long-time conference attendees.   Through this mentorship, we are proud to have played a part in empowering these future leaders as they embark on encounters with potential employers, ensuring they make the most of this invaluable opportunity.
  • On Wednesday, the first day of the conference,  in collaboration with TALENT (Ontario Tech Talent) group, PTAG is co-facilitating a speed dating format “Talent Collider,” which brings the CNA Student attendees new to the industry face-to-face with senior industry executives to learn first hand about their journey and to hear their advice on what and where the opportunities are.  With 30+ executives participating,  students will meet with the executives in small groups of 2-4 people for short orchestrated periods of time.

We are excited to see everyone on Wednesday, February 28th, at the CNA2024 Student Program’s Talent Collider Session at 2:00 p.m. in Room 214 at the Shaw Centre.

Find out more about the CNA2024 Conference here!

PTAG Inc. Awarded Role as Collaborative Contracting Facilitator and Coach for NWMO’s Deep Geological Repository Project

TORONTO, Canada – February 26, 2024In a significant step forward for Canada’s plan to manage used nuclear fuel, the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) has entrusted PTAG Inc. with the pivotal role of Collaborative Contracting Facilitator and Coach for its ground-breaking deep geological repository project. This project underscores a national commitment to the safe, long-term management of Canada’s used nuclear fuel, ensuring the protection of people and the environment for generations.

Recognizing the complexities inherent in Canada’s plan for used nuclear fuel, NWMO has adopted the Industrial Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) model, a method pioneered by the Construction Industry Institute (CII) in 2016, which emphasizes collaborative planning and execution. PTAG, having contributed to the development of Industrial IPD alongside global industry partners and academic leaders, brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record to the project.

Industrial IPD stands at the forefront of collaborative contracting, offering a framework that significantly enhances project outcomes through improved quality management, cost savings, and schedule performance. PTAG’s leadership in the first project utilizing Industrial IPD — a hydroelectric refurbishment in Ontario, Canada — showcases the tangible benefits of this approach, even in the face of challenges such as the pandemic and supply chain disruptions.

With a rich history of project management success with waste management, nuclear energy, and large-scale mining projects, PTAG is poised to leverage its global experience in collaborative contracting to the benefit of Canada’s plan. “We are extremely proud to support NWMO in implementing Industrial IPD for the project.” says Michael Dubreuil, Managing Partner at PTAG. “This partnership not only highlights our commitment to innovation in project delivery but also reinforces our dedication to enhancing industry standards and outcomes.”

The engagement of PTAG in Canada’s plan for used nuclear fuel not only marks a milestone in Canada’s approach to managing its used nuclear fuel but also signals a broader industry shift towards more collaborative, efficient, and sustainable project delivery methods. PTAG’s role as facilitator, trainer, and coach, sets a new benchmark for excellence in the execution of large, complex industrial projects across Canada and beyond.  

Mining4Beer Event at PDAC2024 Convention

PTAG is pleased to be a Sponsor for the Mining4Beer event during the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) 2024 at the Craft Beer Market Toronto on Sunday, March 3, 2024.

Mining4Beer is an event to bring the mining community together. Join us to discover how PTAG’s Project Advisors assist the mining industry in delivering successful projects.

PTAG’s Michael Dubreuil, Andrew Grant, Shannon Sahota, Chris Deidun, Stephanie Gonnet, Feroz Ashraf and Elnaz Khaleghi are looking forward to meeting you there. Let’s have a beer and talk about mining projects!

Please feel free to reach out to us to chat.

The World’s Premier Mineral Exploration & Mining Convention (PDAC2024)

PDAC 2024 stands as the pinnacle gathering for individuals, enterprises, and entities vested in mineral exploration. This premier event, held in Toronto, Canada, annually garners acclaim for its educational initiatives, networking platforms, business prospects, and enjoyable experiences, drawing up to 30,000 participants from over 130 nations.

Since its inception in 1932, the convention has expanded significantly in scale, reputation, and impact, emerging as the preferred global forum for the mineral industry, boasting over 1,100 exhibitors and 700 speakers.

The PTAG team (Andrew Grant, Chris Deidun and Feroz Ashraf) will be participating in the World’s Premier Mineral Exploration & Mining Convention (PDAC2024) , March 3-6, 2024 in Toronto.

We are open to discussing potential collaborations, sharing insights, or simply enjoying a friendly conversation.

Let’s seize this opportunity to reconnect, build new bridges, and expand our knowledge together.

CNA Annual Conference 2024: Foundations for Success

PTAG is proud to be a Silver Sponsor for the Canadian Nuclear Association’s (CNA) Annual Conference in Ottawa, February 28 – March 1.

Canada is set to rapidly expand its nuclear sector in both existing and new markets, built on a foundation of growing government and public support. However, long-term success depends on the industry amplifying successful initiatives and actions, anticipating future needs and emerging challenges, and aligning across borders to enable efficient scaling and rapid deployment. The sector will need to take full advantage of a range of opportunities including capitalizing on and building human talent, fostering public and private financing, accelerating research and innovation, forging meaningful and lasting Indigenous partnerships, and ensuring future fuel supply.

For the nuclear industry to fully realize these opportunities and ensure nuclear can play an even more fundamental role in Canada’s clean energy future, cooperation and coordination are more important than ever. At CNA2024, we will highlight the ways in which the sector can work together and with partners to build the foundations for success.

As part of PTAG’s long-term industry commitment to support more new and young people joining the Nuclear industry, we will be leading two initiatives during the conference:

  • Already underway, we have designed and are delivering 8 sessions that help the nearly 100 students attending the conference make the most of the experience as they meet potential employers for the first time
  • In collaboration with Ontario Tech University’s TALENT group, we have designed and will facilitate the speed dating format “Talent Collider,” which brings those new to the industry with Senior Executives

Visit us in the main lobby at our booth (#207) to learn more about how PTAG is helping the nuclear industry deliver projects successfully.