Program 2019

The 2019 conference and program was presented by:

Teknisk Ukeblad logo
Norwegian EV Association logo

In collaboration with OSLO European Green Capital 2019

DAY 1 | PLENARY SESSIONS

Welcome to the Nordic EV Summit 2019: Planet Electric, and our first five keynotes.

Marianne Borgen, Mayor, City of Oslo
Christina Bu, Secretary General, Norwegian EV Association
Glen Peters, Researcher Director, Cicero
Kumi Naidoo, Secretary General, Amnesty International
Bjørn Tore Orvik, CEO, Yara Birkeland AS

In this session, moderator Erik Lorentzen (Norwegian EV Association) presents three keynotes followed by a panel discussion featuring:

Steven Dorresteijn, Sales Manager Europe, ABB
Manuel Fernandes, Senior VP Operations EU, Tritium
Pedro Domingues, Global commercial director, EFACEC Electric Mobility

In this session, Erik Lorentzen (Norwegian EV Association) presents four keynotes followed by a panel discussion featuring:

Christoffer Sundby, Senior Vice President, Circle K Norway
Jan Haugen Ihle, Head of Northern Europe, Ionity
Annika Hoffner, Head of Public Charging Services & Home Charging, Fortum
Susanna Hurtig, Director E-Mobility Nordics, Vattenfall AB

Pieter Waller, CCO, Chargetrip

 

In this session, Robert Llewellyn (Fully Charged Show) presents three keynotes followed by a panel discussion:

Prof. Dr. Ralph Speth, CEO, Jaguar Land Rover
Hui Zhang, Managing Director, NIO GmbH
Henrik Wenders, VP Marketing, BYTON

PARALLEL SESSIONS

Construction equipment do heavy work and are heavy Co2 emitters. What can be done to reduce emissions from construction sites? Can local authorities’ demand for cleaner air and lower CO2 emissions make an impact? Moderator André Aasrud, IN COLLABORATION WITH Climate Agency, City of Oslo presents the following speakers:

Julie Furber, Executive Director, Electrification, CUMMINS
Andreas Walnum, Manager, Technical Center, PON
Romeo A. Thomassen, Quality & Environmental Manager, Omsorgsbygg Oslo KF
Christian Eriksen, Head of Policy and Research, The Bellona Foundation

The discussion about the production and disposal of batteries has surged along with the sales of EVs. How do the battery companies focus on these issues? What did Amnesty’s chief investigator learn from visiting the cobalt mines in Congo? Moderator Amalie Hilde Tofte, International Adviser, presents the following speakers:

Mark Dummett, Business and Human Rights Researcher, Amnesty
Thore Sekkenes, European Battery Alliance Manager, InnoEnergy
Dr. Emma Nehrenheim, Chief Environmental Officer, Northvolt
Yazid Saidi, VP of R&D, Lithium Werks

A growing number of companies, large corporations and municipalities are pursuing plans to include more electric vehicles in their fleets. What are the motivators and barriers of fleet electrification? Moderator Clay Stranger, Director of Office, RMI, presents the following speakers:

Annie Pin, CEO, ALD Automotive
Nick Robillard, Procurement & Property Manager, Meridian
Inga Ydersbond, Researcher, TØI
Michael Benabdallah, General Manager, Arval
Anders Lennartsson, Sustainability Manager, IKEA Norway

Electric technologies can increase the productivity and reduce the environmental impact of traditional agricultural processes. Where are we today, and what can we expect the future of farming will look like? Can we turn electricity into food? Moderator Siv Hatlen Heimdal, Digital Communications Manager, Norsk Landbrukssamvirke, IN COLLABORATION WITH Norwegian Agricultural Cooperatives, presents the following speakers:

Bakur Kvezereli, CEO, Ztractor
John Arne Ulvan, CEO, Felleskjøpet
Pål Johan From, CEO, SAGA Robotics

Norway isn’t the leader of the pack in all categories: In a number of places around the world, tremendous efforts for EVs are being made. Moderator Ellen Hiep, CEO, HiePRactiefpresents the following speakers:

Fraser Crichton, Dundee city council
Jeanette Shaw, Sr Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Forth
Oleksii Riabchyn, Ukranian Parliament
Erik Lorentzen, Norwegian EV Association

The ever-increasing volumes of goods transportation creates an urgent need for affordable zero-emission vehicles. What is needed to speed up this transition? Moderator Inger Beate Hovi, Chief Research Economist, TØI, presents the following speakers:

Lars Sveen, Head of land-based transport, Schenker Norway
Anders Bylund, Nordic Head of eMobility, Siemens
Fredrik Cederstav, Senior Project Manager, AB Volvo
Benjamin Mandel, Northeast Regional Director, CALSTART

DAY 2 | PLENARY SESSIONS

Germany’s Baden-Württemberg is a major hub for car manufacturing in Europe, and Norway has the world’s largest EV fleet per capita. In this session, politicians from both will discuss change, adaptation and policy. Moderator Monica Araya presents a panel discussion featuring:

Ola Elvestuen, Minister of Climate and Environment, Norwegian Government
Winfried Hermann, State Minister of Transport, Baden-Württemberg Government

 

What can we learn from green transport policies implemented in Amsterdam, New York, Bergen and Oslo? How can city governments speed up the transition towards a cleaner future and be a driver for more ambitious national policies? Moderator Mark Watts, Executive Director of C40IN COLLABORATION WITH City of Oslo, presents four keynotes followed by a panel discussion featuring:

Lan Marie Nguyen Berg, Vice Mayor, Environment & Transport, City of Oslo, Norway
Anna Elisa Tryti, Vice Mayor, City Development, City of Bergen, Norway
Sharon Dijksma, Alderman, City of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mark Simon, Director of Electric Vehicle Policy, New York City Department of Transportation

Jakob Lagercrantz, Co-founder, The Swedish National 2030-secretariat

World Press Photo award winner Matjaz Krivic and crisis reporter Boštjan Videmšek presents project Lithium Road.

In this session, Chelsea Sexton (EV Consultant and known for the movie Who killed the electric car) presents four keynotes followed by a panel discussion:

Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann, In Charge of Mobility, EVELOZCITY
Barbara Vollert, VP Region Europe, PORSCHE
Eric Feunteun, EV Global Program Director, RENAULT

PARALLEL SESSIONS

Can aviation become zero emission? Electric aircraft are being developed, but when can we expect take off for commercial electric aviation? Can Norway become a world leader in electrifying aviation? Moderator Kåre Gunnar Fløystad, Head of policy and research, ZERO, presents three keynotes followed by a panel discussion:

Dag Falk-Petersen, CEO, Avinor
Jean. J. Botti, CEO, VOLTAERO
Stein Nilsen, President and CEO, Widerøe AS

In this session, technology journalist Richard Valmot (Teknisk Ukeblad) presents the following speakers:

Edgeir Vårdal Aksnes, CEO and founder, Tibber
Parveen Begum, CEO, Solisco
Tormod Bergheim, Manager Charging Advisery, Norwegian EV Association
Francisco Jose Carranza Sierra, Managing Director Energy & Battery Services, Nissan

Autonomous Mobility on sea and land: for a more efficient, sustainable and attractive movement of people and goods. In this session, Beate Kvamstad-Lervold (SINTEF) presents the following speakers:

Olav Madland, CEO, Applied Autonomy
Pia Meling, VP Sales and Marketing, Massterly
Jens Groth Lorentzen, Section Manager, COWI
André Keane, Business Developer, aPOINT

Oslo is the European Green Capital in 2019. How has this «ElectriCity», considered to be the electric vehicle capital of the World, used governance and incentives to enchance the green development? Moderator Erik Aasheim, journalist, program host and author, IN COLLABORATION WITH City of Oslopresents the following speakers:

Sveinung Kvalø, Special Advisor, Transport & Environment, City of Oslo, Norway
Bernt Reitan Jenssen, CEO, Ruter
Sharon Dijksma, Deputy Mayor, City of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Marthe Scharning Lund, Vice Mayor, City of Oslo, Norway
 
 

PLENARY – CLOSING SESSION

Don’t miss these four final speakers of this year’s conference:

John Lauring Pedersen, CEO, Opinion Norway “Nordic EV Barometer”
Krista Huhtala-Jenks, Head of Go to Market, MAAS
Colin McKerracher, Head of Advanced Transport, Bloomberg NEF
Espen Hauge, President WEVA & AVERE, Chairman, Norwegian EV Association

Nordic EV Summit 2019 partners

Allego
Altair Nordic
ARVAL AS
AS BATTERIRETUR
BC NORWAY AS
BKK ELEKTRIFISERING AS
CaCharge
Charge-amps AB
ChargePoint
Chargestorm AB
CIRCLE K AS
Circontrol S.A.
COMSOL AS
E.ON Solutions GmbH
EASY PARK AS
Eco-movement B.V.
ELFLY AS
ELKO AS
Enel X
Etrel d.o.o
EVBOX NORWAY AS
EVO ELSYKLER AS
FIER Automotive & Mobility
FleetCarma
FORTUM MARKETS AS
GARO AS
GIREVE
GRØNN KONTAKT AS
Hubject Gmbh
Innogy eMobility Solutions Gmbh
INNOVASJON NORGE
JuiceNet gmbh
KNA Kongelig Norsk Automobilklub
MESHCRAFTS AS
Nerve Smart Systems ApS
NIO GmbH
OSLO BUSINESS REGION AS
PlugSurfing Gmbh
POD POINT LTD
POWER Research Electronics BV
RBI NORGE AS
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC NORGE AS
Statens Energimyndighet
SUPERCHARGE AS
TIDYBOX AS
TRØNDERENERGI KRAFT AS
Unimi Solutions AB
VATTENFALL AB
VIRTA Nordic AB
WALLBOX
ZAPTEC CHARGER AS