Save the Date: November 10–12, 2020

3 Days of Notable Keynote Sessions

Keynote Presentation:
Electrifying Iconic Vehicles – Ford

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 | 2:30-3:15 p.m.

Mark Kaufman
Global Director of Electrification,
Ford Motor Company

Kaufman will discuss the fast-moving state of electrification and Ford’s future of electrifying its most iconic nameplates.

Keynote Presentation:
Volvo Trucks North America on the Road to Electromobility

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 2:00-2:45 p.m.

Brett Pope
Director of Electric Vehicles,
Volvo North America at Volvo Trucks North America

Volvo Trucks North America will present the latest in Volvo Truck North America’s road to electromobility including the most recent advances with their VNR Electric truck model and the Volvo LIGHTS project.


Keynote Leaders Debate:
Battery Production in Europe

Thursday, November 12, 2020 | 8:00-9:00 a.m. (2:00-3:00 p.m. CET)

Fredrik Hedlund
CEO, Northvolt Zwei

Matthias Zentgraf
President, European Business, CATL

Tom Einar Jensen
CEO, Freyr

Sebastian Wolf
Senior Director EU Operations and Managing Director, Farasis Energy Europe

James Frith
Senior Energy Storage Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

  • 10 Minutes: Expanding the Blueprint for Green Battery Manufacturing presented by Fredrik Hedlund, CEO, Northvolt Zwei
  • 10 Minutes: Expanding Battery Manufacturing in Europe to Accelerate the Electrification of the Automotive Industry presented by Matthias Zentgraf, President, European Business, CATL
  • 10 Minutes: Establishing and Planning Growth for Battery Manufacturing in Europe presented by Tom Einar Jensen, CEO, Freyr
  • 10 Minutes: Outlining Plans for Battery Manufacturing in Europe presented by Sebastian Wolf, Sr Director EU Operations and Managing Director, Farasis Energy Europe
  • 20 Minute Plenary Leaders Debate: Addressing the Challenges and Opportunities of Establishing Lithium-Ion Battery Production for Electromobility in Central Europe; the Rise of the Giga Factory moderated by James Frith, Senior Energy Storage Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

The debate panel will address how the EU/member states can support a domestic industry and what role OEMs should take; how much of the supply chain can be localized; what the most important factors are that influence a plant’s location: land cost, labor cost, access to skilled labor, electricity grid emissions, proximity to vehicle plants; and whether plants can be cost competitive with China/Asia.

 

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