24-30 June 2020

an eVIRTUAL event

A carefully designed programme to enable you to either watch and interact live or catch-up all or the sessions that are of most benefit to you.

Developed around a five day window ensures you can participate without having to block off large amounts of time in one session, ensuring you keep up to date with developments as we move forward to a post Covid 19 and a Zero Carbon environment.

Sessions will be up to 45 minutes in duration, and each day will cover all aspects of our ever changing industry.

24 June 2020

11.00 BST

Keynote - EV Mobility - the race is on

Arthur Kipferler, Partner, Berylls Strategy Advisors Ltd

12.30 BST

Keynote - Under the spotlight “Lithium ion batteries via rail from China to Europe”

Achim Glass, Senior Vice President - Head of Global Automotive Vertical, Kuehne + Nagel Management AG

14.00 BST

Keynote - Auto Mobility Updates

Justin Benson, Partner, Head of Automotive and Mobility, Vendigital

16.00 BST

Keynote - Smart Cities

Jonathan Reichental, Human Future / Cities Today Institute.

25 June 2020

10.00 BST

Innovation Showcase - start-up

Clare Jones, Chief Commercial Officer, what3words

11.00 BST

Covid-19 - Passing Impact or Driver For Change

Holistic overview of the impact of COVID-19 on EV and what could be the lasting impact to the EV ecosystem and automotive manufacturers.

Kevin Kelly, Head of Powertrain & EV Europe - Industry Principal, Frost & Sullivan
Jay Nagley, R&D Specialist, Department for International Trade

14.00 BST

Panel – Breaking the barrier of lack of home charging

To achieve the net zero GHG emissions target by 2050 we need to tackle many thorny mobility issues including car ownership and alternative forms of transport. And if ICE sales are to end by 2035 we need to enable everyone who still needs a car to drive electric within the next 15 years. But around 47% of UK homes are terraces and flats without access to off-street parking according to 2011 Census data and in 2019 the Committee on Climate Change called for charge points to be installed close to all new homes built without parking spaces. So how do we give drivers the ability to recharge where and when they want without crippling the existing infrastructure in our residential areas?

Josey Wardle, Infrastructure Manager, Zero Carbon Futures
Sam Hampton, Research Associate, Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford
Sarah Hassenpflug, Sustainable City Project Manager, Oxford City Council
Dan Bentham, Managing Director, ubitricity

26 June 2020

09.30 BST

Tackling Challenges in Virtual Testing of ADAS by AI-based Simulations

Due to the high degree of connectivity of highly automated, electric cars, they must function in a variety of scenarios during the utilization phase. The challenge for virtual product development is therefore to provide a realistic test environment that covers these usage scenarios. Especially for the virtual assurance of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, this requires a large number of simulation models of external systems involved, to which not every developer has access. However, possibly AI procedures can be used in future to reduce the effort required to generate simulation models.

Oliver Bleisinger, Business Area Manager Automotive, Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering

11.30 BST

UK Gigafactories – what will it take and when will they happen

The UK has publicly stated a desire to become a superpower in the world of battery manufacturing. This enshrined in the UK Industrial Strategy and supported by government in a variety of ways. We’ve shown we have the nobel prize winning scientific capability, and we’ve put support measures in place, but what remains to be done to grow a thriving and sustainable battery industry in the UK, and how can supply chain companies play a part in that.

David Greenwood, Director of Energy, WMG
Lars Carlstrom, CEO, Britishvolt
Jacqui Murray, Deputy Director – Faraday Battery Challenge, Innovate UK (part of UK Research and Innovation)

14.30 BST

Innovation Showcase - Start-up Innovations

Nicolas Saal, Sales Director, MOVEECAR

16.00 BST

Keynote - How can the Digital Twin improve fuel cells?- an overview and perspective

Carlo Locci, Powertrain and Fuel Cells Application Specialist, Siemens Digital Industries Software

11.00 BST

EV Battery to Grid

Bruno Constans, Marketing & Innovation Director, GEFCO
Francisco Carranza, Managing Director, Nissan Energy
John Willems, Head of Automotive, FedEx Express Europe

13.00 BST

Pandemic, then Brexit - what next?

Andrew Austin, Group Operations Director, Priority Freight
Dr Stephan Freichel, Professor, Cologne University of Applied Sciences
Alexander Altmann, Partner, Blick Rothenberg

15.00 BST

Innovation Showcase - Battery as a Service

Christoph Stuermer, Co-Founder CMO, Clean Energy Global

16.00 BST 

An introduction to international transportation of waste lithium-ion batteries

Torben Wyludda, Kuehne and Nagel

30 June 2020

10.00 BST

Keynote - Future Proof Battery Systems – Solutions for E-Mobility 

Dr Johann Schwenk, Strategy Manager, Webasto SE, Energy and Components Battery Systems
Ramesh Natarajan, Lead Engineer Battery Systems, Webasto

11.30 BST

Smart Cities

Eman Martin-Vignerte, Head of External Affairs & Governmental Relations, Bosch
Jamie Hamilton, Director, Deloitte
Iain Macbeth, Director of Electric Vehicle Strategy, Innovation & Partnerships – Europe, Enterprise Holdings
Chris Pateman-Jones ,CEO, Connected Kerb

14.00 BST

Leaders - Electrifying the future

Justin Benson, Partner, Head of Automotive and Mobility, Vendigital
Emmanuel Arnaud, Executive Vice President - Sales & Marketing, GEFCO
Sanjiv Takyar, Head of Innovation, Solutioning & Strategic Marketing, Europe, CHEP
Karin Ebbinghaus, CEO, Elonroad AB