Tuesday nov 17
Thursday  Nov 19



17 November – digital event

19 November – digital event

About AEC2020

17 & 19 November 2020

The European Commission expects such a high uptake of electrified transport in the years to come that they predicted we will need one million EV charging points to match the foreseen thirteen million electric cars they believe to be on the road by 2025.
The AVERE E-Mobility Conference (AEC) 2020 will bring together stakeholders from across the European e-mobility sector including consumers, policymakers, and leading industry representatives to discuss how we will achieve this goal.
The Consumer Perspective
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AEC2020 will delve into the consumers perspective of what will be needed to ensure electric vehicles are mainstream in the coming 5 years.

The value chain Perspective
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At AEC2020 leading industry e-mobility representatives will discuss what they believe the next five years will bring and what is needed to support the mass transition to e-mobility.

The policy Perspective
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AEC2020 is the occasion to look at what policy measures will be needed at both European and Member State level to meet the EU’s goals of transport decarbonisation and zero emission vehicle uptake.

The Uptake of Charging Infrastructure
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The final session of AEC2020 will focus on how to support the uptake of EV charging infrastructure in Europe.



Discover our line-up for AEC2020


Day 1 – 17 November 2020, 09.30-17.00 CET

09:30 – 09:45  intro and welcome word:
  • Philippe Vangeel, Secretary General – AVERE
09:45 – 10:00   Opening Keynote:
  • Diederik Samsom, Head of Cabinet to Executive Vice President Franz Timmermans – European Commission
10:00 – 11:30  Mainstreaming E-Mobility: The Consumer Perspective

Our first panel will offer insights from representatives of the leading EV driver organizations in the world, to outline what is needed for the success  of the European e-mobility sector.


  • Christina Bu, Secretary General – Norwegian EV Association

Panel Discussion:

  • Alister Hamilton, Director and Chair – EVA Scotland
  • Quentin Ducreux Lerebours, CEO – Chargeprice
  • Donald Hopper, CEO – EVA Global
  • Ellen Hiep,  CEO – HiePRactief/ Board Member – Dutch Electric Vehicle Drivers Association 
  • Moderator: Philippe Vangeel, Secretary General – AVERE
11:30 – 12:30  EV Frontrunners
  • Rob Kroon, Project Manager – Fier Automotive
  • Arno Bonte, Vice Mayor and Alderman – City of Rotterdam
  • Matthew Richardson, Director of Electrification – Uber
  • Stefanie Wurst, Managing Director – BMW Group Netherlands
  • Moderator: Philippe Vangeel, Secretary General – AVERE
12:30 – 13:00  Lunch break
13:00 – 14:30  Mainstreaming E-Mobility: The Value Chain Perspective

The session will address and detail the benefits of  the integration of the energy and transport sectors and demonstrate how the grid will be able to support the mass uptake of electric vehicles

Panel Discussion:

  • Walburga Hemetsberger, CEO – SolarPowerEurope
  • Chris Peeters, CEO – Elia Group
  • Thorsten Nicklass, CEO – Elli Group
  • Francisco Carranza, Managing Director – Nissan Energy
  • Moderator: Jayson Dong, Policy Manager – AVERE
14:30 – 15:00  coffee break
15:00 – 16:00  Insights from the European Alternative Fuels Observatory

This session will explore key aspects needed to support a successful uptake of EV, like incentives and TCO, hassle-free international travelling, and establishing the right conditions for the growth of the EV infrastructure, and how EAFO can support it

  • Edwin BesteBreurtje, Partner – Fier Automotive (Lead Partner EAFO)
  • Philippe Vangeel, Secretary General – AVERE (Partner EAFO)
  • Roderick van den Berg, CEO – Eco-Movement
  • Alexander Verduyn, Policy Officer – DG MOVE, European Commission
  • Intro & Moderator:  Harm Weken, Partner – Fier Automotive (Lead Partner EAFO)

Followed by Q&A Session

16:00 – 17:00  Digital networking opportunities in the lounge


day 2 – 19 november 2020, 14.00-18.00 CET

14:00 – 14:10  Opening Keynote:
  • Ismail Ertug, MEP (S&D, DE)
14:10 – 14:20  WELCOMING WORD:
  • Dominique Riquet, MEP (Renew Europe, FR)
14:20 – 15:20  FUTURE POlicies and Business case: An overview of the charging infrastructure market
  • Michiel Langezaal, CEO – FastNed
  • Ismail Ertug, MEP (S&D, DE)
  • Dominique Riquet, MEP (Renew Europe, FR)
  • Jacop Dalunde,  MEP (Greens, SE)
  • Michael Hajesch, CEO – Ionity
  • Julien Martin, Senior Regulatory Advisor, eMobility Division – EDF
  • Moderator: Julia Poliscanova, Senior Director, Vehicles and Emobility – Transport&Environment
15:20 – 15:30  Q&A
15:30 – 15:40  coffee Break
  • Axel Volkery, Team Leader, Clean Transport – DG MOVE, European Commission
15:50 – 16:50  The role standards and communication protocols play in the diverse EV infrastructure market
  • Roland Ferwerda, Managing Director – NKL
  • Claas Bracklo, Chairman – CharIn
  • Takafumi Anegawa, President – CHAdeMO
  • Axel Volkery, Team Leader, Clean Transport – DG MOVE, European Commission
  • Jean-Marc Rives, CTO – GIREVE
  • Moderator: Julia Poliscanova, Senior Director, Vehicles and Emobility – Transport&Environment
16:50 – 17:00  Q&A
17:00 – 17:10  Closing Remarks
  • Espen Hauge, AVERE President
 Sponsors & PARTNERS
We thank our partners & sponsors for supporting AEC2020
If you would like to sponsor AEC2020, have a look at our event brochure here

AEC2020 is organized by AVERE . Our continued presence in the electromobility arena for 40 years drives us to create opportunities for our European network. With the experience and track-record from organizing the world renowned EVS, the most important international Electric Vehicle Conference in the world, with EVS32 in Lyon as the latest edition and the EVS34 in China, as the next edition.

We invite you to CREATE value and opportunities together, at the AEC2020.

For additional information about AVERE and our future events, please do not hesitate to contact us

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