E-mobility CONFERENCE, Paris

Accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles and the
transition to a sustainable, clean, low-carbon economy

ESCP Europe Campus // 79, avenue de la République 75543 Paris
10th May 2017, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Organised by: Global EVRT


  • Host: Olivier Delbard, Professor and Sustainability Coordinator, ESCP Europe Business School

08:00 - 09:00 Registration and electric vehicle showcase

09:00 - 09.15: opening keynote & WELCOME

  • Simon Mercado, UK Director, ESCP Europe Business School
  • Ben Pullen, CEO, Global EVRT

09:15 - 10:05: The Transport and Mobility Revolution: from asset ownership to service provision

Panel Discussion

The transport and mobility sector is undergoing a revolution. Car sharing applications and driverless vehicle technology is radically shifting consumer perceptions of mobility from traditional asset ownership towards transport as a service. As our global population soars to 10 billion by 2050 with 80% of us living in cities the consumer is increasingly concerned with buying a car that ticks the clean, green and affordable boxes. Through a mix of speakers and discussion this session will discuss how realistic these futuristic visions are, how manufacturers are adapting to these changes, where the innovation is happening and the scalability of these solutions.  

- How a car sharing service can revolutionise city transport: but how transformational and scalable is this change
- Pipeline technology and driverless cars: What are the expected timelines and developments and what will this mean for
   the rest of us?
- What are the drivers and pressures in the new era of mobility and how are EU cities on the cusp of an EV switch over

  • Christophe Arnaud, Managing Director, Bluepointlondon & Bolloré BlueSolutions UK
  • Scott Miller, VP Europe, ChargePoint
  • Adam Woolway, Co-Founder, PlugSurfing
  • Guillaume Vaudescal, Car Sharing Business Developer, Renault
  • Phil Henrick, Head of Europe and Corporate Sales, London Taxi Company

10:05 - 10:25: Economics of Electric Vehicles: CAPEX to OPEX transformation, an accelerator for EV & PHEV

- EV market perspective in dense urban environment, with its fast Growing parameters and facts / statistics from usage
- Why transforming CAPEX to OPEX is key for EV? And how this can promote the Electric vehicle acceptance even better to
   the public? What do we learn from history?
- Presentation of an application case of CAPEX to OPEX transformation in Condominiums
- What are the necessary Organisation, KPI and legal structure

  • Cedric Moret, Charging Infrastructure and Electric Vehicles, Schneider Electric

10:25 - 11:00 Tea & Coffee Break: Networking and Technology Showcase

    11:00 - 11:55: FRENCH MARKET INsights

    Panel Discussion (in french)

    Discussion to focus on opportunities in the french e-mobility market covering; how local authorities & operators ensure success of eMobility, the concrete actions needed to allow and facilitate market take-off, the necessary conditions for massive user adoption, the new business-models on the scene. - Animation Herve Rannou

    • Herve Rannou, Owner, ITEMS International
    • Alain Leboeuf, Président, Sydev, Syndicat Départemental d’Energie et d’Equipement de la Vendée
    • Bruno Vaslin, Directeur du développement des solutions de mobilité durable, chez Spie
    • Bruno Flinois, CEO, Clem' solutions d’autopartage électrique pour les territoires
    • Jean-Luc Dupont, Maire de Chinon - Président, Communauté de Communes Chinon Vienne et Loire - Président, Syndicat Intercommunal d'Energie d'Indre-et-Loire - Vice-président, FNCCR
    • Jean-Noel Loury, Président, Syndicat Départemental d'Energie de l'Yonne

    11:55 - 12:20: The Norwegian success story


    How transferable is this case study and can it be used as a blueprint for other European countries?

    • Jan Haugen Ihle, Country Manager Charge & Drive – Norway, Fortum Markets AS

    12:20 - 13:40: Lunch Break and Networking

    Unique opportunities for delegates to complimentary test drive Renault Zoes from 12:30.

    13:40 - 14:00 Business innovation in the ev market

    Panel Discussion

    Which innovative business models are disrupting traditional market economics and offering the potential to accelerate e-mobility across European countries?  This session includes an overview of eMotorWerks’ technology, their value proposition and business model and their achievements to date. A comparison of the US and Europe is also provided  -Animation : Pierre-Jean Cherret

    • Vincent Schachter, VP Energy Product Mngt, Intl Business dev, ELECTRIC MOTOR WERKS
    • Pierre-Jean Cherret, VP Smart Energy, ITEMS international

    14:00 - 14:25: EV-Box and Engie: A strategic partnership for market acceleration


    EV-Box and Engie’s unique partnership will be discussed in further detail giving details on the drivers behind the acquisition and how it will assist market expansion and growth.

    • Kristof Vereenooghe, CEO, EV Box
    • Mathias Lelievre, Directeur Mobilité Verte et Directeur de Cabinet du CEO, Engie

    14:25 - 14:40: Which EV is right for you? A case study from The Good Car company 


    Considering an EV but don’t know which one is right for your or your business? Aurelien Rousset, Founder of The Good Car, will run through client case studies to tell you how businesses have made the switch to EVs and teaching you the main questions you should be asking when considering an EV purchase. An essential session for individuals and businesses alike!

    • Aurélien Rousset,  Founder, The Good Car

    14:40 - 14:55: Improving EV range with EP Tender


    EP Tender offers an innovative solution to peak range requirements for EVs by offering the same range as a classic combustion engine yet at a low marginal cost. This session presents details of this VP and solution as well as updates from the first trial of EP Tenders in Europe.

    • Jean-Baptiste Segard, CEO, EP Tender

    14:55 - 15:15: Afternoon Break and Networking

     15:15- 15:35 The Social Impact of EVs


    The potential for electric vehicles to be used to tackle transport poverty and reduce private transport emissions in outer city communities

    • Keith Budden, Head of Business Development, CENEX

    15:35-16:20 European vehicle to grid: The integration of EVs into the electricity system

    presentations and panel discussion

    This session includes three presentations on the potential for vehicle to grid projects across Europe to assist with take-up of green mobility solutions across the region. A panel discussion follows looking at how EVs can be integrated into the wider electricity system.

    • Nicolas Joubaud, Section Manager of V2G and Stationary Storage, Nissan Europe
    • Keith Budden, Head of Business Development, CENEX
    • Olivier Deken, Responsable Programme Thématique Energies & Territoires, EDF

    16:20-16:40 Developments set to turn mobility upside down: What will the future hold?

    Keynote speech

    An inspirational keynote speech providing insights on the technological and business model innovations set to disrupt the future of e-mobility

    • Thierry Lepercq, Executive VP research, Technology & Innovation, Engie and Chairman, Solar Direct


    16:40- 17:00 Paving the Path Ahead - Accelerating EV Adoption 

    Closing Remarks

    Closing remarks wrapping up lessons learned from the E-Mobility conferences and road trip, as well as the challenges and future opportunities the partnership and initiative offers the EV industry in Europe.

    • Frank Bournois, Dean, ESCP Europe Business School
    • Ben Pullen, CEO, Global EVRT

    17:00 Conference close and networking drinks reception