International Conference on Quality Leadership and Management in the Nuclear Industry
15th FORATOM-IAEA Management Systems Workshop
16-19 July 2018 – Ottawa Canada

Conference venue

The Westin Ottawa Hotel is almost sold out!

Note: See below for alternate accommodation

Book your room at the beautiful Westin Hotel located in the heart of downtown Ottawa and benefit from special conference rates. Offering a picture-perfect location on the famous Rideau Canal, with some rooms featuring stunning views of Parliament Hill, The Westin Ottawa is perfectly situated to access the conference facilities and steps from shopping, restaurants and sightseeing.  Don’t delay, these special rates are limited and allocated on a first come, first serve basis until 15 June 2018. Thinking of spending a few extra days in Canada’s capital? These special rates are available from 14 to 21 July 2018 (subject to availability).

The special conference rate (CAD)*, booked through the hotel portal on the website is:

Traditional room (single/double):           $189
Deluxe room (single/double):                  $244
Suites (single/double):                              $319 and up

*What is included in the room?

  • Room rates are based on a one or two person occupancy. Additional occupants will be charged a per person/per day fee of $40 CAD.
  • Room rates include high speed internet (wifi).
  • Breakfast, taxes (currently 13%) and fees (4%) are extra.
  • Parking is available at additional cost ($25/day for self-parking with no in-out privileges, $42 per day for valet parking with in-out privileges)

Note: The Westin Ottawa is a non-smoking hotel

Alternate Conference Hotel: Novotel Ottawa

The conference organizers have secured a special rate for delegates at the Novotel Ottawa, a 6 minute walk (500m) from the conference venue. This rate is available for rooms booked for the nights of 14 through 19 July 2018 (latest checkout is Friday 20 July).

The special conference rate (CAD)*, booked by calling the Novotel at 1-855-677-3033, quoting booking code 640451 and mentioning the “QLM block”. This offer is not available online. This rate is valid until June 14, 2018, after which point it will be based on availability. A credit card will be required at the time of reservation to guarantee the room at the special conference rate. Credit card guarantees will be processed within 15 days of arrival to validate the credit card. Credit card must be valid to guarantee the reservation.

Cancellation: Rooms require 7 days to cancel, or a cancellation fee will apply.

Guestroom (single/double): $169

*What is included in the room?

  • Room rates are based on a one person or a two person occupancy. Additional occupants will be charged a per person/per day fee of $20 CAD. Maximum room occupancy is 4 people
  • Room rates include high speed internet (wifi) and use of the indoor pool.
  • Breakfast, taxes (currently 13%) and fees (4%) are extra.
  • Public parking (indoor) is available at additional cost, and accessible by Daly Avenue

Note: The Novotel Ottawa is a non-smoking hotel

 How to get there

The closest international airport is Ottawa International, which is around 20 minutes from the hotel by taxi, with fares averaging $34CAD. To find out which destinations fly here, please refer to the airport website directly.

Other airports within a reasonable distance to Ottawa that are serviced by most major airlines are:

If arriving at an airport other than Ottawa, train and bus transportation are available:

Touristic Tours

Tuesday 17th: Walk around historic Ottawa for accompanying persons at 10.00h.
Meet your Tour Guide at Terry Fox Statue (90 Wellington St). This guided walk includes stops at: Parliament Hill, The National War Memorial, Sparks Street, Major’s Hill Park, The Fairmont Chateau Laurier, The Bank of Canada, The Rideau Canal, The Prime Minister’s Offices, The By Ward Market, and other areas of interest in Ottawa’s downtown core.
Pre-registration required

Thursday 19th: 1.5 hour Boat tour on the Ottawa River. Time at your discretion
This Ottawa River cruise offers the finest views along the River. With departures from the Ottawa Dock, located at the foot of the Ottawa Locks, this 1 1/2 hour tour is the most thorough tour available on the water. The Paula D is ideal for an excursion. You have the opportunity to see the beautiful landscape of Ottawa and relax and enjoy a nice cold beverage on the large upper deck. In addition, on the lower deck, passengers will find the canteen and bar. The cruise offers a spectacular view of the city and allows you to see the river as it was used long ago: as a highway to transport resources. You will also see the natural beauty of the region that captured the imagination of the first European explorer Samuel de Champlain.
A ticket is required in advance. Click here to purchase your ticket

Friday 20th: 1.5 hour GuidedTour of the Highlights of the National Gallery of Canada
Explore masterpieces during this introductory tour of the Gallery’s extraordinary collections of art from across Canada and around the world. Meet on the 4th floor of the Westin Ottawa for departure at 10.00 to walk to the National Gallery (380 Sussex Drive). Cost: $19 per person (pre-payment required), 10 – 25 guests.
Click here to pre-register and pay

Any Day – EVERYDAY at 10:00 AM from June 1st to September 1st, 2018!

Walking Tour of Downtown Ottawa
Location:  Meet your FREE English Tour guide at the Terry Fox Statue, located at 90 Wellington Street, corner of Metcalfe & Wellington, directly across the street from Parliament Hill in downtown Ottawa. Spot our FREE English Tour Guides wearing red Ottawa shirts and holding a red “FREE 2 hour City Tour” sign.
About the FREE Tour: Our FREE tour introduces you to the highlights the amazing city of Ottawa has to offer. During our FREE 2 hour tour you will explore famous streets and landmarks, learn about colourful political characters, and discover several hidden gems tourists often miss. Our experienced guides are eager to share ideas on places to visit, the best places to eat and drink, and a local’s perspective on how best to spend your time in the Canadian capital. Join us for an engaging introduction to Ottawa.
Pre-registration required

Links to other Tours and Sightseeing
Ottawa Tourism Website
Parliament Hill
Canadian War Museum
ByWard Market
Ottawa Walking Tours
The Haunted Walk of Ottawa
Ottawa Free Tours
Escape Bicycle Tours and Rentals
Ottawa’s Garden Promenade


Visa requirements

Visa-exempt foreign nationals need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through Canada. Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid Canadian visa. The following website provides some guidance on finding out which requirements apply to your country of origin. There are two ways to apply: online or on paper. If you need help with your application, you can contact your nearest visa application centre (VAC).

If you require an invitation letter for your Visa application, your conference registration must be completed first, including the payment of applicable fees. The request for the Visa invitation letter should be sent to Emilia Janisz at FORATOM. If your Visa application is unsuccessful, your registration fee will be refunded.

For more information about the requirements to enter Canada, please visit the Government of Canada’s website.

Useful information


The Canadian dollar ($/CAD) is the official currency of Canada.


Ottawa has a humid continental climate.  Summers are generally warm and humid, with an average July maximum temperature of 26.6 °C (80 °F) and lows of around 15°C (59°F).   Given the risk of rainfall during July, participants are advised to bring raincoats and/or umbrella’s


In Canada the power sockets are of type A (mainly used in North and Central America, China and Japan) and B (ike type A but with an extra prong for grounding). The standard voltage is 120 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz. More information can be found here

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