21 March - Afternoon

12:30-13:30

Welcome coffee, Autoworld, Brussels

13:30-15:00

Session #1 | Opening session: The 6 essentials for the EV revolution

Shifting energy geopolitics have not stopped the EV revolution in Europe.  Battery EV sales grew by 63% in 2021 reaching a record of 1.2 million passenger vehicles and a market share of 10% . Market dynamics, technological innovations, legislative measures and economic factors are expected to contribute to this electric uptake.  

Yet, as the number of EVs on the road increases, so will the number of challenges to their widespread adoption across Europe: from a secure supply of critical minerals and metals to granular EV charging infrastructure in a resilient grid. The good news is that many solutions already exist to fully unlock the e-mobility value chain.  

This session will discuss: 

  • Market potential of EVs and related charging infrastructure 
  • Policy barriers and opportunities 
  • Critical dependencies, raw materials and supply chain bottlenecks  
  • Collaboration around the six essentials 

13:30-13:45

Welcome and Introduction

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.


13:30-13:45

Keynote speech

Daniel Mes

Member of Cabinet of EVP Frans Timmermans

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Daniel Mes

Member of Cabinet of EVP Frans Timmermans

A lawyer by training, Daniel Mes 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.


14:00-14:20

Presentation of EY/Eurelectric Study: Managing supply chain dependencies to accelerate eMobility

Serge Colle

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

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Serge Colle

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

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.


14:20-15:00

CEO 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.


Serge Colle

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

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Serge Colle

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

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.


15:00-15:30

Coffee Break

15:30-16:30

Session #2 | Making e-mobility work for the consumers

For the first time, more than half of car buyers want their next purchase to be electric or hybrid. Vehicle choice, cost, range, charge time,
and reliability are vital to shifting consumer attitudes and providing an exceptional customer experience.
Thanks to insight from members of the e-mobility ecosystem, this session will discuss:
• Consumer acceptance
• Seamless consumer experience while driving and charging EVs
• How becoming an EV owner can be made as smooth as possible

15:30-15:40

Keynote Speech: TBC

15:40- 16:30

Panel Debate

Moderator: Dan Caesar

CEO of the Fully Charged SHOW

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Dan Caesar

CEO of the Fully Charged SHOW

Clean Energy promoter since 2005, Electric Car driver since 2015, Dan has spent >20 years promoting cleaner energy and transport including with, or on Accelerating Clean Technologies, Department of Energy & Climate Change, Energise Communications, Homebuilding & Renovating Show, Solar Media; Renewables Roadshow, Renewables Awards, Renewable Heat Incentive Roadshow, Energy Storage Alliance, Energy Saving Home at the National Homebuilding & Renovating Show, Installer/Green Installer Magazine, House of the Future and Installer LIVE.

Dan has spent 6 years leading the world's no.1 clean energy and electric vehicle show with its founder, actor, author and presenter Robert Llewellyn. Dan can be occasionally seen on-screen as the home energy expert at the Fully Charged Show, and is responsible for commissioning content across YouTube, Podcasts and the Fully Charged LIVE events.


Kyriakos Kofinas

Chief E–Mobility Officer, Public Power Corporation (PPC S.A.)

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Kyriakos Kofinas

Chief E–Mobility Officer, Public Power Corporation (PPC S.A.)

Mr. Kyriakos Kofinas has 27 years of Executive Career in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. Held positions as Regional CEO, Business Director, Principal and as Head Coach in FMCG, Medical, Retail, Luxury, Executive Search, and in e-Mobility.
He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Athens, an ΜΒΑ from the Manchester Business School and an MSc in E-Commerce from the Athens University of Economics and Business. He is also a certified Executive & Business Coach.


Claire Miller

Director of Tech & Innovation, Octopus Energy

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Claire Miller

Director of Tech & Innovation, Octopus Energy


16:30-17:00

Session #3 | Securing the skilled labour for the transition

As electromobility grows, it’s triggering enormous changes in the automotive sector and adjacent industries. These sectors and their
workers are facing the largest technological and skills transition Europe has seen in the last decades. The shift to EVs means automakers
need to provide fresh skills to workers who were originally trained to build and service fossil-fuel models.
This session will elaborate on the challenges we face and their scale.

  • Fewer moving parts in EVs could mean fewer well-paid manufacturing and maintenance jobs in the auto industry
  • Decarbonising the transport sector within a few decades requires an exponential re-skilling of employees now shifting to electrical powertrains
  • Skilled technicians and personnel to manage the permitting, planning and commissioning of charge points Handled right, this transition could bring Europe an unrivalled opportunity for competitive advantage.

Moderator: Julie Beaufils

Secretary General of EuropeOn

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Julie Beaufils

Secretary General of EuropeOn

Julie Beaufils is the Secretary General of EuropeOn, the European electrical contractors’ association. Founded in 1954, EuropeOn is the voice of the professionals who “switch Europe ON” by operating electrical systems in buildings and infrastructures, including rooftop solar panels, energy management systems and electric vehicles’ charging points. Julie is also in charge of the Skills4Climate campaign, raising awareness on the shortages in skilled professionals, an issue that will considerably weigh on Europe’s ability to deliver the energy transition. Originally from France, Julie studied Public Administration at Sciences Po Paris and European affairs at King’s College London.


Celine Domecq

Director Government Affairs, Head of Volvo Cars EU office & Chairwoman of the Platform for electromobility for 2023

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Celine Domecq

Director Government Affairs, Head of Volvo Cars EU office & Chairwoman of the Platform for electromobility for 2023

Céline Domecq joined Volvo Cars as Public Affairs Director and Head of the EU office in October 2016. Previously she has worked for the European Automobile Manufacturers Association and in the European Parliament. She has a Master in European Studies from ZEI in Bonn, Germany and holds a degree in Political Science from Leicester University in the UK.


22 March

09:30-10:30

Session #4 | Getting the charging infrastructure right for trucks

This session will look at the state of play of battery electric trucks and how the deployment of electric trucks and dedicated recharging infrastructure can be speeded up to decarbonise road freight transport. Although electrification is developing quickly within the car market, heavy-duty vehicles present a much more significant challenge. Zero-emission trucks are still in their infancy, accounting only for 0.66% of the trucks sold in 2019 in the EU. This number should be dramatically increased in the coming decade to meet the climate objectives. This session will discuss:

  • Market potential for electric trucks
  • Charging infrastructure required
  • Grid connections and availability of clean electricity

09:30-09:40

Keynote Speech

Markus Mildner

CEO eMobility, Siemens Smart Infrastructure

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Markus Mildner

CEO eMobility, Siemens Smart Infrastructure

Markus Mildner holds an engineering degree in Industrial Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin and started his career in a management consultancy. He joined Siemens in the year 2000 and since then held several Executive Management positions in Siemens and in-between at BenQ in Germany, Colombia, and Mexico.

From 2016 on he was responsible as General Manager for Siemens Energy Management Division in China. In 2019 he took over the responsibility for global sales at Siemens Smart Infrastructure out of Berlin. Since beginning of 2022 he is the CEO of eMobility at Siemens Smart Infrastructure.

Besides several board memberships he is currently also serving as Industrial Advisor to the Low Carbon Institute of the Jiao Tong University of Shanghai and as Chairman of the Infrastructure Group of the German Asia-Pacific Business Association.


09:40-10:30

Panel Debate

Markus Mildner

CEO eMobility, Siemens Smart Infrastructure

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Markus Mildner

CEO eMobility, Siemens Smart Infrastructure

Markus Mildner holds an engineering degree in Industrial Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin and started his career in a management consultancy. He joined Siemens in the year 2000 and since then held several Executive Management positions in Siemens and in-between at BenQ in Germany, Colombia, and Mexico.

From 2016 on he was responsible as General Manager for Siemens Energy Management Division in China. In 2019 he took over the responsibility for global sales at Siemens Smart Infrastructure out of Berlin. Since beginning of 2022 he is the CEO of eMobility at Siemens Smart Infrastructure.

Besides several board memberships he is currently also serving as Industrial Advisor to the Low Carbon Institute of the Jiao Tong University of Shanghai and as Chairman of the Infrastructure Group of the German Asia-Pacific Business Association.


Anja van Niersen

CEO, Milence

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Anja van Niersen

CEO, Milence

With a strong drive for achieving a fossil-free environment and over 10 years of experience in Electro Mobility and Energy Transition, building new business from scratch to a European scale.

Giving direction to management of new market organizations or organizations in transition towards new market developments and building new centers of expertise. Developing new markets with innovative services in a down-to-earth, realistic way.

Specialties: Building and transforming; directing teams in organizations; transforming markets and business models; building expertise in organizations; governance of innovation processes, electro mobility, charging infrastructure and services; energy transition solutions.


Pierre de Firmas

Electric Mobility Director at Enedis

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Pierre de Firmas

Electric Mobility Director at Enedis

Engineer and graduate of the Centrale-Supélec engineering school, Pierre de Firmas has been working in several departments of the EDF Group. He started in distribution as operational manager, then worked as senior analyst in the corporate Strategy division before joining the corporate finance division in charge of the Group's financial trajectory and then the International division, working successively to develop the Group's positions in Italy, Russia, CIS and Eastern Europe. After 5 years at Luminus in Belgium, in charge of Strategy, Business Development and Innovation, he became Director of Electric Mobility at Enedis in March 2021.


Carla Detrieux

Director of Business Development at Volta Trucks

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Carla Detrieux

Director of Business Development at Volta Trucks

Volta Trucks’ Director of New Business Development, Carla Detrieux, was part of the founding team and pivotal in shaping and defining the company’s mission to be the leader in zero emissions, safe and sustainably mobility. Starting her career in the hospitality sector with Best Western and Ritz Carlton Hotel Company, Carla has put customer relationships and experience at the heart of the Volta Trucks’ business development strategy, spearheading partnership, collaboration, and knowledge sharing, which culminated in Europe’s two largest ever orders of electric heavy commercial vehicles, with Petit Forestier and DB Schenker.  Since Volta Trucks launched 18 months ago, the commercial team has grown exponentially, with cross-sector experience, facilitating market entry into seven European countries and customer engagement across multiple industries


10:30-11:00

Coffee Break

11.00-12.00

Session #5 | Securing batteries and raw materials for the decarbonisation of transport

COVID-19 first and then the Russian invasion of Ukraine have put high pressure on the supply chain for electric vehicles delaying the >purchase due to bottlenecks in production capacity and access to critical raw materials. Like the semiconductor industry, the automotive market now finds itself competing with other sectors regarding securing supplies of the raw materials needed to build these batteries. With governments and regulations pushing carmakers down a zero-emission path in a tight timeframe, increasing the EU’s security of supply along the entire value chain is crucial for enabling a shift to efficient electric vehicles powered by domestic renewables.
This session will discuss:

  • Reliable access to raw materials
  • Large-scale battery production within the EU
  • EU’s possibilities to increase the security of supply of batteries
  • How can this create green jobs and secure an ethical value chain

11:00-11:15

Keynote by: Representative of EU institutions (invited)

12:00-14:00

Lunch Break

14:00– 15:00

Session #6 | Making EVs a grid asset

The ongoing energy crisis has resulted in soaring electricity prices during peak hours due to gas shortages forcing consumers to reduce electricity demand or move consumption away from peak hours. To avoid investments in major upgrades to the power infrastructure, e-mobility providers are taking alternative approaches. In fact, EVs are more than just green transportation - it has now clear that EVs can actively support the electricity grid and that they can do so on a large scale without compromising users' comfort, battery performance and economy.
An increasing electric vehicle fleet provides new storage possibilities to balance out electricity production and demand, which will be increasingly important as the penetration of intermittent renewable energy sources in the electricity mix rises.

This session will discuss:

  • What are the potentials for demand side response (V2G)?
  • What is the role of EVs and how does this benefit EV owners, fleet managers, and DSOs?

Kjetil Storset

Spark Lead at Volue

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Kjetil Storset

Spark Lead at Volue


Monique Goyens

Director General of BEUC

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Monique Goyens

Director General of BEUC

As Director General of BEUC, Monique represents 46 independent national consumer associations in 32 European countries, acting as a strong consumer voice in Brussels, ensuring that consumer interests are given weight in the development of policies and raising the visibility and effectiveness of the consumer movement through lobbying EU institutions and media contacts.


As a consumer expert and advocate, and on behalf of BEUC, Monique is a member of the Euro Retail Payments Board as well as of the European Commission’s Consumer Policy Advisory Group. She is also a member of the Advisory Group on Noncommunicable Diseases of WHO-Region Europe. Previously, she was a member of the expert group on “Online Disinformation” (2018), the expert group on “trade agreements” (2018-2019), the EU High Level Forum for the Capital Market Union (2020) and sub-group on Artificial Intelligence, Connected Products and other new Challenges in Product Safety (2020), and the European Commission’s Platform on Sustainable Finance and Expert Group High-Level Roundtable on Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (2021-2022). She was also Vice-Chair of the European Advisory Board of the Open Society Foundations (2017-2020).


In her capacity as BEUC Director General, Monique is currently EU Co-Chair of the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) a network of EU and US consumer organisations, and she also represents BEUC at Consumers International, the international consumer organisation.


Apart from championing consumers’ rights, Monique’s passions/challenges are her family & cooking for friends – including delicious veggie meals.


Olivier Dubois

E-Mobility Director, EDF Group

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Olivier Dubois

E-Mobility Director, EDF Group


Oliver Franz

VP European Associations at E.ON SE

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Oliver Franz

VP European Associations at E.ON SE

Oliver Franz took up the position of Vice President European Associations at E.ON in July 2022.

Before joining E.ON SE, Oliver was Head of Regulatory Strategy and Regulatory Service within innogy SE where smart metering used to be an important part of his work.  

He previously held various positions in regulatory management of the RWE Group.

Recently, Oliver has also been working on E-Mobility.

Oliver is a regulatory expert focussing on energy markets and energy networks for the most part but also have knowledge on financial regulation.  He specializes in telco regulation; especially in the FttX environment.

He also teaches energy economics and regulatory economics at different institutions (inter alia TU Berlin).

Oliver is chair of Eurelectric Distribution & Market Facilitation Committee.