2. International VDI Conference - Charging Infrastructure for Electromobility
- Learn how new developments in charging infrastructure affect OEMs, network operators, cities and cars around the world
- Exchange experiences and practices with experts from around the globe, covering a wide variety of fields in and around electromobility, energy production and charging infrastructure
- Profit from extensive networking opportunities during breaks and at the evening reception
- With 1 conference ticket you get admission to 2 international conferences on “Charging Infrastructure for Electromobility” and “Alternative Drives for Cars”
SAVE THE DATE - From November 6th to the 7th, 2019 the international VDI “Charging Infrastructure for Electromobility” conference is returning to Amsterdam! OEMs, operators and energy suppliers are working towards realizing a smart and universal charging infrastructure while facing increasingly complex end users expectations at the same time. The event gives relevant stakeholder groups from the e-mobility and charging infrastructure sector a platform and looks at how a charging network can be built intelligently, giving easy access to power and providing user friendly, interoperable charging solutions. Join intensive and stimulating discussions about the perspectives, challenges and opportunities presented by expanding charging infrastructure networks.
E-Mobility - The Road to the Future?
We are seeing more and more electric vehicles on our roads every day. But as opposed to their fossil fuel-powered cousins, the infrastructure needed to keep them on the road isn’t nearly as well developed. On the one hand, this means that energy providers are under pressure from drivers to expand their networks and adapt their business models to accommodate these new vehicles.
And on the other hand, automobile manufacturers are becoming dependent upon easy and efficient charging infrastructure to be able to sell their vehicles to consumers – or are entering the market themselves. The solutions to the challenges presented by the emergence of electric vehicles are diverse. All around the world, countries, cities, operators and OEMs are developing intelligent infrastructure to equip themselves for the future, while focusing on integrating charging stations with power grids.
At the 2nd VDI “Charging Infrastructure for Electromobility” conference, international experts from OEMs, energy suppliers and operators will share their experiences and discuss the most pressing challenges as well as future opportunities and emerging business models.
Program of the Conference
We are currently preparing the final program for you. You will soon be able to download it here.
Meanwhile, have a look at 2018’s focus Topics:
- Challenges and Opportunities in Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Development and Deployment
- Trends and Possibilities for Short Distance Traffic
- Business Models and Economic Viability
- Emerging Technologies, Future Visions and Innovation
Benefit from interesting presentations while taking part in our interactive session formats at the same time.
If you have any questions regarding the conference program or you want to become a speaker at the next event in 2019 contact Leonie Bohnstedt.
Networking is Key
Extra benefit for our participants: Register for the “Charging Infrastructure for Electromobility” conference and visit the parallel conference "Alternative Drives for Cars" free of charge. Both events take place at the same venue and participants are invited to listen to presentations from both agendas!
Connect with experts, business partners, specialists and investors from the international automotive energy industry during coffe breaks and discussion rounds. Join us at the evening get-together in a relaxed atmosphere, with food and drinks. Use these various networking opportunities for interesting discussions and do not miss out on this international event in Amsterdam!
Registration & welcome coffee
Chair‘s welcome and opening address
Dr. Kotub Uddin, Head of Research, Ovo Energy, UK
I. Challenges and Opportunities in Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
Overcoming Power Constraints: The Role of Static Energy Storage for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
Professor Richard McMahon, Professor, WMG Warwick University, UK
Using EVs as Battery Storage - The Benefits and Opportunities
Dr. Rebecca Gough, Head of Solutions, EV8 Technologies, UK
Networking & Coffee break
Lessons learned in the setup of high-power charging stations in Europe and USA
Johan Peeters, Global VP Sales & Marketing, ABB, The Netherlands
The Electric (shared) Vehicle as Part of the sustainable Energy Grid
Edwin Bestebreurtje, Partner & Senior Consultant, Fier Automotive & Mobility, The Netherlands
Challenge of Charging in City Centres
Clive Southwell, Manager UK, Allego Charging Limited, UK
Blockchain 2.0: From Automotive 4.0 to Mobility 3.0
Antonio Ferreira, CEO, TechHQ, Portugal
Networking & Coffee break
II. Trends and Possibilities of Short Distance Traffic
Data-driven Charging Network Planning
Pjotr Sillekens, Consultant Sustainable Mobility, EVConsult, The Netherlands
A Glimpse into the Future: E-mobility in Norway
Benjamin Rinner, International Business Development, Fortum Charge & Drive, Finland
End of conference day one
At the end of the first conference day we kindly invite you to use the relaxed and informal atmosphere for in-depth conversations with other participants and speakers.
III. Business Models and Economic Viability
Delivering Future Proof Energy Structure
Professor Goran Strbac, Chair of Electrical Energy Systems, Imperial College London, UK
Trends in EV Charging
Pedro Domingues, Efacec Electric Mobility, Portugal
Networking & Coffee break
EVs as Grid Resources at Scale
Vincent Schachter, Senior Vice President Energy Services, eMotorWerks, an Enel Group Company, France
The Global Outlook for Plug-in Vehicles
Viktor Irle, Market Analyst, EV-Volumes, Sweden
From Amsterdam to the World: rEVolution
Bjørn Utgard, Director of New Markets, EV-Box, The Netherlands
IV. Emerging Technologies, Future Visions and Innovation
The Role of residential Flexibility in supporting the Decarbonisation of Power, Transport and Heat
Toby Ferenczi, Director of Strategy, Ovo Energy, UK
Comparte-moto Project, Innovation in E-mobility and valuable Takeaways for City Managers
Jaime Ruiz Huescar, E-mobility manager and Smart City project coordinator. Energy & Climate Change Agency - City of Murcia, Spain
Networking & Coffee break
Proving the Value of Vehicle-to-Grid
Dr. Marco Landi, Innovation Lead – Vehicle-to-Grid & EV Charging, Innovate, UK
Conference chair‘s closing remarks
End of conference
Who should take part in this conference?
The conference is ideal for, engineers, professionals and management working in fields related to electromobility and charging infrastructure. Amongst others, the target audience includes decision makers, (development) engineers and experts working in / at:
- OEMs and suppliers active in electromobility
- Charge point operators and manufacturers
- Charging technology and equipment manufacturers and suppliers
- Network / Grid operators
- E-mobility service and software providers
- Electricity / Energy producers and sellers
- Renewable energy developers
- Battery manufacturers
- Transport and city infrastructure planning
- Government and legal /regulatory agencies
- Providers of billing platforms and roaming
- Performance electronics companies
- Research institutions and academia
Also, all experts working in HEV, Internet of Vehicles (IoV), Plug-in hybrid, V2G / V2H, Electrification, Advanced Engineering or R&D are welcome to join as well!
You want to find out about how to intelligently build charging infrastructure for electromobility based on examples from around the world? You would like to learn how the increasing numbers of electric vehicles are influencing automotive producers, power companies and city plans? You’re interested in networking with international electromobility experts? Then book your space at the VDI Charging Infrastructure for Electromobility conference now. If you are a startup or non-governmental organization you could qualify for a special discounted rate. Please contact us directly.
Are you interested in promoting your company and products at the international VDI Automated Driving conference? Contact Martina Slominski for more details.
Become an exhibitor or sponsor
A limited number of rooms has been reserved for the benefit of the conference participants at the conference venue. Please use the reference "181127VDIW" when booking your room by phone (+31 20 655 3131) or e-mail.
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