Conference Day One

Morning Session

8:15 am - 8:50 am Registration and welcome coffee

8:50 am - 9:00 am Opening remarks by the chairman of the day

9:00 am - 9:30 am Opening keynote: What infrastructure is needed to enable de-carbonization of the transport sector?

Jan Burdinski - Executive Director, Hyundai Motor Company
Progress with building the charging and fueling infrastructure in Europe
The necessity for charging to be compatible cross-border (E-roaming)
Which technical solutions are best for which business cases?
Personal experience with driving alternative-fuel vehicles

Jan Burdinski

Executive Director
Hyundai Motor Company

The electron should flow freely between countries - promoting an EU-wide “open grid system”
A “bottom-up revolution” – changing the e-mobility landscape from the local level upwards
Making the charging experience smooth and convenient for the end customer – unified RFID cards, access and payments. What are the customer needs and how are they changing because of EVs?

Fermin Bustamante

Director Sales and Operations
Vattenfall Germany


Jan Burdinski

Executive Director
Hyundai Motor Company


Christian Girardeau

Director Electrification
BP, United Kingdom


Yasmine Assef

Program Director, New Energy Business
Groupe Renault


Simon Löffler

VP International Sales
innogy eMobility Solutions

10:30 am - 11:00 am Match and win networking session

11:00 am - 11:30 am Refreshment break and networking

Knowledge Cafe

Table A

11:30 am - 1:00 pm DC charging standards and harmonisation
Tomoko Blech - Secretary General, CHAdeMO Association Europe
International DC fast charging standards (CHAdeMO, CCS, China GB/T)
Ways to ensure safety and interoperability
V2G standardisation state of play

Tomoko Blech

Secretary General
CHAdeMO Association Europe

Table B

11:30 am - 1:00 pm eRoaming and interoperability
Progress in creating an operator-agnostic charging infrastructure and benefits for end-customer
Ways operators can benefit from this new model
Remaining hurdles and possible solutions
Updates of the legal framework for charging station operators
Effects of measurement and calibration law on the retrofitting of DC charging stations
Legally compliant billing of AC and DC charging stations

Dr. Katharina Vera Boesche

Head of the Legal Expert Group
The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Afternoon Session

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Luncheon and networking

How will the next revisions of the clean vehicle directive and the future alternative fuel infrastructure directive impact the e-mobility landscape in Europe?
What are the national policy frameworks implemented for minimum charging infrastructure requirements
Developing larger scale charging locations and the needed policy
How to promote alternative solutions such as peer to peer energy management or energy sharing in local communities

Jayson Dong

Policy Manager
European Association for Electromobility (AVERE)


Dr. Katharina Vera Boesche

Head of the Legal Expert Group
The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

3:40 pm - 4:10 pm Coffee break and networking

The future of having clean cities with fully integrated charging infrastructure, allowing anyone to own an electric car is an exciting one. Yet, in order to make that happen, many hurdles still need to be overcome. In this panel we discuss what challenges are in front of us and ideas of how to make this exciting future a reality:
How to prepare for a large number of EVs in the city
Dealing with power overload at peak hours
How to enable charging for larger living communities (apartment buildings etc.).
Deployment of an efficient public transport charging infrastructure

Hauke Hinrichs

Managing Director


Maarten Linnenkamp

Program Manager E-Mobility
The Municipality of Amsterdam


Kathrine Jørgensen

Senior Consultant
The Capital Region of Denmark

5:00 pm - 5:10 pm Closing remarks by chairman