Programme

Day 1 - 08 February 2022 morning

10:00 - 11:30

Session #1 | Opening

The demand for electrification in transport is a trend no-one can dispute any longer. The move toward EVs across a wide range of fleets is on the rise but not happening fast enough. Apart from providing significant carbon reductions, fleet EVs offer a clear pathway for renewable energy integration with a solid business case going forward. What matters most now is how to ensure the efficient charging of these vehicles. This panel will explore the main challenges and recommended actions for the implementation of efficient charging services in a world where EVs are the new normal.

Moderator: Kristian Ruby

Secretary General, Eurelectric

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Kristian Ruby

Secretary General, Eurelectric

Kristian Ruby took over as Secretary General of Eurelectric, effective 1 January 2017. Prior to his appointment, he worked at WindEurope as part of the Executive Management team where, in his capacity as Chief Policy Officer, he was in charge of developing and implementing the political strategy of the association. Mr Ruby previously also held positions as assistant to the former European Commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard and served, for a number of years, as a public servant in the Danish Ministries of Climate and Energy as well as Environment.


10:05 - 10:15

Interview with:

Adina Vălean

EU Commissioner for Transport

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Adina Vălean

EU Commissioner for Transport

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/commissioners/2019-2024/valean_en


10:15 - 10:35

Presentation of EY-Eurelectric Report on Scaling Up Fleet Electrification

Serge Colle

Global Energy & Resources Industry Market & Global Power & Utilities Sector Leader, EY

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Serge Colle

Global Energy & Resources Industry Market & Global Power & Utilities Sector Leader, EY

Global energy advisor. Connecting clients with EY insights, services, assets and the broader energy ecosystem.

As the EY Global Energy & Resources Industry Market Leader, Serge supports clients as they manage challenges related to the energy transition.

Throughout his career, he has worked extensively in all parts of the value chain and with clients in diverse geographies.

Drawing on close to 30 years of experience, Serge provides guidance on strategies and business models and helps clients build the capabilities required for the new energy world.

He earned a master’s degree in Applied Economics from Ghent University, an ABMP degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and an MBA in General Management from Vlerick Business School.

How Serge is building a better working world

Serge helps clients take advantage of low-carbon renewable energy sources and emerging technologies. His work directly contributes to greener operations, a better and more efficient customer experience and increased green capital investment potential.

He frequently meets with key stakeholders across the energy and resources industry to discuss ways to provide affordable, clean and reliable energy to all.


10:35-10:45

Power/fire-side discussion

(reacting to EY/Eurelectric report):

Jean-Bernard Lévy

Eurelectric President - President & CEO, EDF

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Jean-Bernard Lévy

Eurelectric President - President & CEO, EDF

Jean-Bernard Lévy was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EDF Group on November 26th, 2014.
From December 2012 to November 2014 he was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Thales, a leading electronics and systems industrial group.
From 2002 to 2012, he was at Vivendi, a global communications and digital media company, based in Paris. He was Chief Operating Officer of Vivendi from 2002 to 2005, and CEO from 2005 to 2012.
From 1998 to 2002 he was Managing Partner, Corporate Finance at Oddo & Cie.
From 1995 to 1998 he was Chairman and CEO of Matra Communication.
Jean-Bernard Lévy was General Manager, Communications satellites of Matra Espace and then Matra Marconi Space from 1988 until 1993, when he became Chief of Staff to Gérard Longuet, the French Minister for Industry, Postal Services & Telecommunications and Foreign Trade.
From 1986 to 1988, he was Advisor to Gérard Longuet, the French Minister for Postal and Telecommunications Services.
Jean-Bernard Lévy began his career in 1979 with France Telecom as an engineer in Angers. In 1982, he became responsible for the management of senior staff and budgets, and was later promoted to deputy head of Human Resources.

Jean-Bernard Lévy, 63, is married with four children. He is a graduate of the École Polytechnique (1973) and Télécom ParisTech. He is an officer of the Légion d’Honneur and of the Ordre National du Mérite.


Herbert Diess (invited)

Chairman of the Board of Management, Volkswagen AG

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Herbert Diess (invited)

Chairman of the Board of Management, Volkswagen AG

Herbert Diess was born in Munich on October 24, 1958.

He studied vehicle technology at Munich University of Applied Sciences from 1977 and then mechanical engineering at Munich Technical University from 1978 to 1983.

After obtaining his degree in engineering, Diess was a scientific assistant at the Institute for Tool Machines and Plant Management of Munich Technical University, where he obtained a doctorate in the field of assembly automation in 1987. From 1988, he headed the Assembly Automation Department of the Institute for Tool Machines and Plant Management.

In 1989, he continued his career with Robert Bosch GmbH in Stuttgart. In 1990, he was appointed Technical Director, Planning and Maintenance, of the Robert Bosch plant at Treto in Spain, where he was General Manager from 1993.

In 1996, Diess joined BMW AG in Munich as Director, Long-Term and Structural Planning. From 1997, he headed the Process Consulting Department, first in the Production Division and later in the Engineering and Technology Division. He was then assigned to the UK, where he was Director of BMW’s Birmingham plant from 1999; one year later, he became Director of the BMW plant in Oxford. In 2003, he was appointed Director of BMW Motorcycles.

In 2007, he became Member of the Board of Management, Purchasing and Supplier Network, and, in 2012, Member of the Board of Management, Development, of BMW AG.

Effective July 1, 2015, the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG appointed Dr. Herbert Diess Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG and Chairman of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand.

The Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft has appointed Dr. Herbert Diess as Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft effective April 13, 2018.

Effective January 11, 2019, the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft has assigned responsibility for the China Board of Management Division to Dr. Herbert Diess, the Chairman of the Board of Management, in addition to his other duties.

As of July 1, 2020, the Volkswagen Group is reorganizing responsibilities for the management of the brand and the Group: Dr. Herbert Diess will thus be given more freedom for his tasks as Group CEO. Within the Group Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, he will retain overall responsibility for the Volkswagen Passenger Cars division and the Volume brand group.


10:45-11:30

Panel Debate

Moderator: Kristian Ruby

Secretary General, Eurelectric

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Kristian Ruby

Secretary General, Eurelectric

Kristian Ruby took over as Secretary General of Eurelectric, effective 1 January 2017. Prior to his appointment, he worked at WindEurope as part of the Executive Management team where, in his capacity as Chief Policy Officer, he was in charge of developing and implementing the political strategy of the association. Mr Ruby previously also held positions as assistant to the former European Commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard and served, for a number of years, as a public servant in the Danish Ministries of Climate and Energy as well as Environment.


Åsa Pettersson

CEO, Swedenergy

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Åsa Pettersson

CEO, Swedenergy

Åsa Pettersson is the CEO of Swedenergy since April 2021.  Swedenergy is a non- profit industry and special interest organisation for companies that supply, distribute, sell, and store energy. Mainly electricity, heating, and cooling. Swedenergy monitors and promotes the interests of its members and the Swedish energy sector in general. The organisation has a total of 400 members,

which includes state-owned, municipal, and private companies as well as associations within the energy sector.

Åsa comes from a position as head of Public Affairs  & Sustainability at Scania, a global manufacturer of trucks and buses, which she held between 2014- 2021. As such, she was responsible finding way to drive the shift to a sustainable transport system in dialogue with society and working in partnerships. She has more than to

20 years of experience of working with sustainability and public affairs in the transport and energy sector in Stockholm and Brussels.

Before joining Scania, she worked with sustainability and public affairs at the Swedish energy company Vattenfall AB at which she occupied various leading positions, including Head of Group Public Affairs and, Head of Group Sustainability.

She has a Master of Arts focused in Political Science & French from Lund University and completing studies in Climate Change and & Environmental protection from Stockholm University.


MEP Karima Delli (invited)

MEP

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MEP Karima Delli (invited)

MEP

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Miguel Stilwell de Andrade

CEO, EDP

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Miguel Stilwell de Andrade

CEO, EDP

Born in 1976 and graduated with an M.Eng with Distinction in Mechanical Engineering in the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland) and an MBA by MITSloan (Boston, USA).

He initiated his career at UBS Investment Bank in London, UK, where he worked primarily in Mergers and Acquisitions in various projects in European countries, including Portugal, as well as in Japan, Thailand and Brazil.

Miguel lived between 1994 and 2003 in Scotland, Italy, England, Portugal and the USA.   In  2000, he joined EDP in the area of Strategy and Corporate Development / M & A and was the Director of this area between 2005 and 2009.

During this period Miguel coordinated and managed various M&A  and capital market transactions for EDP, including the acquisition of  several companies  that gave rise to EDP Renewables, the acquisition of Hidrocantabrico, the different phases of EDP’s privatization, EDP’s share capital increase in 2004, EDP Energias do Brazil IPO in 2005 and EDP Renewables IPO in 2008.

He was a member of the Board of EDP Distribuição Energia from January 2009 to February 2012.

Miguel was also a non-executive  Member of  the Board of  Directors of  EDP Inovação, EDP  Ventures, EDP  Gas Distribution and Chairman of  InovGrid ACE.

In 2012 he was  appointed Chairman of EDP Comercial as well as Counselor-Delegate and Vice-Presidente of  Hidroeléctrica del Cantabrico and Naturgas Energia. In 2014 he was appointed as Chairman of EDP Soluções Comerciais. He is currently a Director of FAE – Fórum de Administradores de Empresas.

He was appointed member of EDP Executive Board on 20 February 2012 and reappointed on 21 April 2015.


Barbara Pompili (invited)

French Minister of the Ecological Transition

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Barbara Pompili (invited)

French Minister of the Ecological Transition


Day 1 - 08 February 2022 afternoon

14:00 - 15:00

Session #2 | Ensuring the right regulatory framework for e-mobility acceleration

The demand for electrification in transport is a trend no-one can dispute any longer. The move toward EVs has been long afflicted by a chicken-and-egg problem: which needs to come first, the EVs, or the charging infrastructure?

As the European Institutions progress on legislative files crucial for the mass adoption of EVs, this panel will explore the expected consequences of such regulatory initiatives and issue recommendations for the implementation of a new e-mobility regulatory framework.

Moderator: Roger Atkins

Founder - Electric Vehicles Outlook Ltd

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Roger Atkins

Founder - Electric Vehicles Outlook Ltd

From electric guitars to electric cars Roger has been on a colourful journey! After a couple of decades singing the praises of combustion engines he changed his tune a decade ago to become an EV advocate. Musician turned business consultant, his 'Electric Vehicles Outlook' consultancy has been busy with automotive, finance, mining, and energy clients, as well as publicly sharing an EV narrative on the LinkedIn platform where he now has in excess of 200,000 followers. A trio of start-ups behind him:- online car retailing at Virgin cars: amphibious vehicles with Gibbs: and electric trucks at Modec, he now acts as Brand Ambassador for SAIC Europe, and Rimac Automobili, as well as helping French start-up Paris Electric and Gao Feng Advisory in China.


14:00-14:10

Keynote Speech

Francesco Venturini (invited)

CEO, Enel X

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Francesco Venturini (invited)

CEO, Enel X

Born in New York (USA) in 1968, Mr. Venturini graduated cum laude in Economics from the University of Rome La Sapienza, where he also served as assistant professor of Banking Strategies and Techniques during the academic year 1991-1992.

Mr. Venturini is a London Business School alumnus and he received an MBA from MIT’s Sloan Business School in 2015.

At the onset of his career Mr. Venturini served as Financial Controller for Elsag Bailey Process Automation, a Finmeccanica group company, taking part in its listing on the NYSE. He later became Chief Financial Officer for several companies of the Elsag Bailey Process Automation and Hartmann & Braun groups in both the United States and Brazil.

He joined the Enel Group in 1997 as Head of Administration and Management Control at Enel S.p.A., contributing to the company listing on the New York and Milan Stock Exchanges. Mr. Venturini later became Head of Internal Audit within Enel's Distribution and Market Division, and subsequently Head of Sales Administration within the same division. In 2009, he was appointed Head of Finance in Enel Green Power. Afterwards, he worked at Enel Green Power North America, first taking on the role of Head of Business Development and later, in 2011, as Head of the North America Area. He was named Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Enel Green Power in May 2014.

He was appointed Enel's Head of Global e-Solutions in May 2017 and CEO of Enel X in November 2017. 


14:10-14:15

Policymaker Response

Daniel Mes

Cabinet Member, EVP Frans Timmermans, European Commission

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Daniel Mes

Cabinet Member, EVP Frans Timmermans, European Commission

A lawyer by training, Daniel started his career at the European Commission in its competition department. There he worked on transport and digital technology files. During the last Commission term, he managed relations with the European Parliament and the Council, including on transport files, and was a speechwriter to Margrethe Vestager. Since 1 December 2019, he works in the Cabinet of Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans on the European Green Deal in Transport.”


14:15-15:00

Panel Debate

Moderator: Roger Atkins

Founder - Electric Vehicles Outlook Ltd

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Roger Atkins

Founder - Electric Vehicles Outlook Ltd

From electric guitars to electric cars Roger has been on a colourful journey! After a couple of decades singing the praises of combustion engines he changed his tune a decade ago to become an EV advocate. Musician turned business consultant, his 'Electric Vehicles Outlook' consultancy has been busy with automotive, finance, mining, and energy clients, as well as publicly sharing an EV narrative on the LinkedIn platform where he now has in excess of 200,000 followers. A trio of start-ups behind him:- online car retailing at Virgin cars: amphibious vehicles with Gibbs: and electric trucks at Modec, he now acts as Brand Ambassador for SAIC Europe, and Rimac Automobili, as well as helping French start-up Paris Electric and Gao Feng Advisory in China.


Sara Riera

Head of Energy & Charging, SEAT

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Sara Riera

Head of Energy & Charging, SEAT

Experience and expertise in e-mobility, strategy, business development and product management. Deep knowledge of automotive, energy and mobility sectors.

Currently serving as Head of Energy & Charging at SEAT (VW Group), with responsibility to create new business opportunities for electric vehicles, such as e-mobility portfolio, energy and charging services, and overarching decarbonisation initiatives.


Daniel Mes

Cabinet Member, EVP Frans Timmermans, European Commission

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Daniel Mes

Cabinet Member, EVP Frans Timmermans, European Commission

A lawyer by training, Daniel started his career at the European Commission in its competition department. There he worked on transport and digital technology files. During the last Commission term, he managed relations with the European Parliament and the Council, including on transport files, and was a speechwriter to Margrethe Vestager. Since 1 December 2019, he works in the Cabinet of Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans on the European Green Deal in Transport.”


Jean-Philippe Laurent

President of IZIVIA and EDF’s Strategy and Development Director

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Jean-Philippe Laurent

President of IZIVIA and EDF’s Strategy and Development Director

Jean Philippe LAURENT began his career in Philips Research on the premises of artificial intelligence applied to lighting and consumer products.

He joined Siemens-VDO Automotive, leader in automotive electronics, in 1997. He was in charge of various fonctions: business, product development and product strategy.

From 2006 to 2018, he was successively in charge of R&D, Marketing and Sales & Marketing at Dalkia. Dalkia is a leading energy services company that develops and operates heating networks, energy efficiency solutions and renewable energy.

In March 2018, he was appointed EDF's Deputy Director of R&D in charge of the Commerce, Renewable Energy, Energy Management and Networks business areas.

Since July 2020, he has been in charge of Strategy and Development for the EDF Group's Customers, Services and Territories Division.


Francesco Venturini (invited)

CEO, Enel X

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Francesco Venturini (invited)

CEO, Enel X

Born in New York (USA) in 1968, Mr. Venturini graduated cum laude in Economics from the University of Rome La Sapienza, where he also served as assistant professor of Banking Strategies and Techniques during the academic year 1991-1992.

Mr. Venturini is a London Business School alumnus and he received an MBA from MIT’s Sloan Business School in 2015.

At the onset of his career Mr. Venturini served as Financial Controller for Elsag Bailey Process Automation, a Finmeccanica group company, taking part in its listing on the NYSE. He later became Chief Financial Officer for several companies of the Elsag Bailey Process Automation and Hartmann & Braun groups in both the United States and Brazil.

He joined the Enel Group in 1997 as Head of Administration and Management Control at Enel S.p.A., contributing to the company listing on the New York and Milan Stock Exchanges. Mr. Venturini later became Head of Internal Audit within Enel's Distribution and Market Division, and subsequently Head of Sales Administration within the same division. In 2009, he was appointed Head of Finance in Enel Green Power. Afterwards, he worked at Enel Green Power North America, first taking on the role of Head of Business Development and later, in 2011, as Head of the North America Area. He was named Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Enel Green Power in May 2014.

He was appointed Enel's Head of Global e-Solutions in May 2017 and CEO of Enel X in November 2017. 


Bertrand Deprez (invited)

Vice President of EU Government Affairs, Schneider Electric

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Bertrand Deprez (invited)

Vice President of EU Government Affairs, Schneider Electric

Vice-President, EU Government Affairs, Schneider Electric

As Vice-President in charge of EU Government Affairs at Schneider Electric, Bertrand Deprez is heading the Group’s liaison office to the EU institutions.

Bertrand is working in the strategy division of Schneider Electric where he is in charge of developing public affairs strategy for the group at EU level. He is currently holding responsibilities in several associations and groups related to the EU.

Prior to that, Bertrand worked several years at Edelman/The Centre a well-known PR/PA agency specialised in EU affairs. Bertrand graduated at University Lyon 3 (France) and the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK). He lives in Brussels.


Day 2 - 09 February 2022 morning

10:00-11:15

Session #3 | E-mobility and the four laws of ecology

Building on the joint EY-Eurelectric work on the role of utilities in accelerating EV penetration, this panel will look at the needed cooperation among the members of the e-mobility ecosystem. Identifying the suitable cooperation models becomes crucial to unlock the full benefits of different opportunities currently present.

Moderator Thierry Mortier

Global Innovation Lead for Energy, EY

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Thierry Mortier

Global Innovation Lead for Energy, EY


10:00-10:15

Introduction

Vincenzo Ranieri

EU DSO Entity President, E-Distribuzione SpA CEO

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Vincenzo Ranieri

EU DSO Entity President, E-Distribuzione SpA CEO

Mr. Ranieri is the first President of EU DSO Entity, the new European association of Distribution System Operators established in June 2021.

In Enel Group since 2000, he is currently Chief Executive Officer of E-Distribuzione S.p.A. Prior to this role, he has held several positions of responsibility including Chief Financial Officer of the Group’s subsidiaries in Romania and Slovakia. He also served as Head of Planning and Control of the Enel Group and of the Global Infrastructure and Networks Business Line. He holds a Master’s Degree in Corporate Finance at Luiss Guido Carli University in Rome.


10:15-10:30

Keynote Speech Annual EV Outlook

Doron Frenkel

Founder and CEO, Driivz

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Doron Frenkel

Founder and CEO, Driivz

Doron is an experienced entrepreneur with over 25 years’ international management experience in the EV charging, telecommunications and fleet industries.

Prior to Driivz, Doron was co-founder and CEO of We!Secure and before that he held the position of GM of Israeli operations at Sphera.

As a Director at Amdocs (NYSE:DOX), Doron led business relationships worth hundreds of millions dollars with top customers such as Nextel and T-Mobile.


10:30-11:15

Panel debate

Moderator Thierry Mortier

Global Innovation Lead for Energy, EY

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Thierry Mortier

Global Innovation Lead for Energy, EY


Doron Frenkel

Founder and CEO, Driivz

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Doron Frenkel

Founder and CEO, Driivz

Doron is an experienced entrepreneur with over 25 years’ international management experience in the EV charging, telecommunications and fleet industries.

Prior to Driivz, Doron was co-founder and CEO of We!Secure and before that he held the position of GM of Israeli operations at Sphera.

As a Director at Amdocs (NYSE:DOX), Doron led business relationships worth hundreds of millions dollars with top customers such as Nextel and T-Mobile.


Iza Lozowska (invited)

Head of Expansion, bp pulse

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Iza Lozowska (invited)

Head of Expansion, bp pulse

Results-oriented and seasoned professional combining in-depth knowledge of the retail business and e-mobility landscape. Currently using her real estate and network experience to drive electrification both by developing EV charging infrastructure (through organic growth and alliances) and providing mobility solutions to electric fleets. Shows excellent understanding of internal and external customers' needs, as well strong drive to progress with projects in face of challenges and ambiguities. Proven track of highly successful projects and partnerships delivered (retail, mixed-use and residential investments). Presents efficient mix of on-the-ground, customer-oriented experience with expertise gained working in global roles with exposure to various markets and strategies. Fully mobile - currently based in London, willing to travel and relocate for the job.


Mathias Wiecher

Vice President e-Mobility, E.ON

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Mathias Wiecher

Vice President e-Mobility, E.ON

Mathias Wiecher is responsible for all E-Mobility activities across the E.ON group. Before this he lead the development of E.ON´s ultra-fast charging network across Europe. Prior to this, he was in leadership positions at E.ON Inhouse Consulting as well as at Kearney in Germany and the US with a focus on Energy and Mergers & Acquisitions


Day 2 - 09 February 2022 afternoon

14.00-15.00

Session #4 | The role of businesses in accelerating the transition

The session focuses on the initiatives led by future-looking companies committed to accelerating the transition to e-mobility.

Moderator Sandra Roling

Head of EV100

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Sandra Roling

Head of EV100

Sandra is head of our EV100 initiative, a global leadership platform bringing together major companies committed to accelerating the switch to electric transport to make it ‘the new normal’ by 2030. She also leads the development of our broader work on electro-mobility and clean transport.

Sandra has held various positions in developing the Climate Group’s engagement work with business as well as state and regional governments. She was also part of the founding secretariat for the We Mean Business coalition.

Previously, Sandra spent eight years in Brussels, where she led the public affairs team of a German political communications agency and set up its EU office. She holds a BA in European Studies from the University of Osnabrück, Germany, as well as an MA in Central and Eastern European Studies from the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland and an MSc in Sustainable Development from the University of Exeter, UK.


14:00-14:15

Keynote by Fiona Howarth, Octopus Electric Vehicles (invited)

14:15-15:00

Panel Debate: Sustainable Business Model for EV Charging – what are the ingredients?

Moderator Sandra Roling

Head of EV100

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Sandra Roling

Head of EV100

Sandra is head of our EV100 initiative, a global leadership platform bringing together major companies committed to accelerating the switch to electric transport to make it ‘the new normal’ by 2030. She also leads the development of our broader work on electro-mobility and clean transport.

Sandra has held various positions in developing the Climate Group’s engagement work with business as well as state and regional governments. She was also part of the founding secretariat for the We Mean Business coalition.

Previously, Sandra spent eight years in Brussels, where she led the public affairs team of a German political communications agency and set up its EU office. She holds a BA in European Studies from the University of Osnabrück, Germany, as well as an MA in Central and Eastern European Studies from the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland and an MSc in Sustainable Development from the University of Exeter, UK.


Orlin Radev

Founder and CEO, AMPECO

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Orlin Radev

Founder and CEO, AMPECO

Orlin Radev is the CEO of AMPECO, a software company and provides a white-label SaaS infrastructure that enables charge point operators to start and scale a network of stations easily. He is a serial entrepreneur with vast knowledge and experience in IT and e-mobility. He founded ten companies over the last 15 years and helped many more launch and grow as a mentor and angel investor. Orlin is one of the leading experts on the topics of e-mobility and EV charging worldwide. He also acts as a speaker, trainer, and consultant to technology companies on business strategy, financial models, investors relations, marketing and scale-up.


Elisa Baetens (invited)

Head of Competence Center, Sustainable Energy & Mobility, Colruyt Group

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Elisa Baetens (invited)

Head of Competence Center, Sustainable Energy & Mobility, Colruyt Group

During the restructuring of the eoly and DATS 24 organization I was responsible for new services added to the portfolio. As the new organization grew so did my role within the company. I became responsible for the service center, competence center (sustainable energy and mobility), project management office and the learning and development office.


15:00– 16:00

Session #5 | Accelerating customer acceptance

Session entirely focusing on how the public (local authorities) and private companies can ensure a seamless customer experience when using/recharging EVs.

Moderator Thomas Deloison

Mobility Director, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

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Thomas Deloison

Mobility Director, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Thomas Deloison leads the mobility work at WBCSD, a CEO-led organization of over 200 leading businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. Before that, he held various roles for Nissan in product strategy, marketing strategy, vehicle program management and corporate strategy in Europe.


15:00– 15:15

Keynote by:

Kristian Hedberg

Head of Unit Sustainable and Intelligent Transport, DG MOVE

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Kristian Hedberg

Head of Unit Sustainable and Intelligent Transport, DG MOVE

A Finnish national, Mr Hedberg holds an MBA/Economics degree from the Turku School of Economics in Turku, Finland and a post-graduate diploma from the School of International Relations of the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

He joined the European Commission as a desk officer in DG Competition in 1996 and later worked in DG Enlargement.

Mr Hedberg pursued his career as a Member of the Cabinet of Commissioner Liikanen (Enterprise policy and Information society) and thereafter of the Cabinet of Commissioner Rehn (Enlargement policy). In 2007, he became the Deputy Head of the Cabinet of Commissioner Kuneva (Consumer policy).

In 2009, he joined DG Enlargement as the Head of Unit responsible for relations with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. In 2012, he took up the post of Head of Unit dealing with Land Transport Policy in the Commission’s Directorate General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE).

From 2014 to 2019 he was the Deputy Head of Commissioner Bieńkowska's Cabinet (Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs).

In 2019, he returned to DG MOVE as the Head of Unit responsible Policy co-ordination and Inter-institutional Relations. In 2021, he was appointed Head of Unit for Sustainable & Intelligent Transport.


15:15– 16:00

Panel debate

Moderator Thomas Deloison

Mobility Director, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

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Thomas Deloison

Mobility Director, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Thomas Deloison leads the mobility work at WBCSD, a CEO-led organization of over 200 leading businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. Before that, he held various roles for Nissan in product strategy, marketing strategy, vehicle program management and corporate strategy in Europe.


Karen Vancluysen

Secretary General, POLIS Network

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Karen Vancluysen

Secretary General, POLIS Network

Karen was appointed as Secretary General of Polis in September 2014, after having been the network's Research Director for 8 years. Prior to joining POLIS in 2004, she was Network Manager at ACCESS-EUROCITIES for a New Mobility Culture and project manager at Langzaam Verkeer, a Belgian centre for mobility management. Since 1998, she has been involved in urban mobility networking, innovation and policy activities as well as a wide range of European urban transport research projects. You can contact her in English, Dutch and French.


Eric Plaquet

President & CEO, GIREVE

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Eric Plaquet

President & CEO, GIREVE

Eric Plaquet spent most of his career developing high value-added services for companies all around the world, notably in the automotive and EV industries. He joined GIREVE as President in 2020.


Kristian Hedberg

Head of Unit Sustainable and Intelligent Transport, DG MOVE

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Kristian Hedberg

Head of Unit Sustainable and Intelligent Transport, DG MOVE

A Finnish national, Mr Hedberg holds an MBA/Economics degree from the Turku School of Economics in Turku, Finland and a post-graduate diploma from the School of International Relations of the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

He joined the European Commission as a desk officer in DG Competition in 1996 and later worked in DG Enlargement.

Mr Hedberg pursued his career as a Member of the Cabinet of Commissioner Liikanen (Enterprise policy and Information society) and thereafter of the Cabinet of Commissioner Rehn (Enlargement policy). In 2007, he became the Deputy Head of the Cabinet of Commissioner Kuneva (Consumer policy).

In 2009, he joined DG Enlargement as the Head of Unit responsible for relations with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. In 2012, he took up the post of Head of Unit dealing with Land Transport Policy in the Commission’s Directorate General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE).

From 2014 to 2019 he was the Deputy Head of Commissioner Bieńkowska's Cabinet (Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs).

In 2019, he returned to DG MOVE as the Head of Unit responsible Policy co-ordination and Inter-institutional Relations. In 2021, he was appointed Head of Unit for Sustainable & Intelligent Transport.


16:00– 16:15

Concluding Remarks

Michelangelo Aveta

E-mobility Lead, Eurelectric

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Michelangelo Aveta

E-mobility Lead, Eurelectric

Michelangelo Aveta is the Advisor for Electromobility and Energy Efficiency at Eurelectric, the sector association representing the European electricity industry. With members in over 30 European countries, Eurelectric speaks for more than 3,500 companies in power generation, distribution, and supply.

In his daily tasks, Michelangelo coordinates Eurelectric’s expert groups on mobility and the construction sector. In doing so, Michelangelo acts as Electrification Lead within Eurelectric, to ensure the maximum level of consistency and ambition in the industry positions on the broad spectrum of the policies aiming at the decarbonisation of the European economy.

Before joining the association in 2021, Michelangelo worked in Brussels for three years as a public affairs consultant advising associations and corporations from the automotive and transport sector. Michelangelo holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a master’s degree in International Relations from the LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome, and a master’s degree in European Political and Governance Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges.