Program

(All times listed are in ET)
OCT 5: LIGHT DUTY VEHICLE DAY

10:30AM - 11:00AM - Keynote

Conference Opening with the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry

11:00AM - 12:00PM - EV Technology: What will it take to have 100% Light Duty EV sales by 2035?

Moderator:
Eddy Zuppel, National Research Council (NRC)

Maxime Vidricaire, StromVolt: The need for battery cell production

Jean-Luc Dupré, Hydro-Québec: Innovation in high power and smart charging infrastructure

François Lefevre, Nissan Canada: Advancements in light duty vehicle technology

12:00PM - 1:00PM - Alectra Power Charger Break (15 minute activity, 45 minute break)

A short 15 minute mindfulness session where you will be guided through some gentle stretches and breathing techniques. No equipment, except your work chair is required. Breathe and enjoy the break!

1:00PM - 2:15PM - EV Infrastructure: Transitioning Utilities and Infrastructure Providers Toward 100% LDV ZEV Sales by 2035

Moderator:
Daniel Carr, Alectra Utilities

Brendan McEwen, AES Engineering: 100% EV ready multi family and commercial buildings: best practices for policies and programs

Sanjeev Pushkarna, Nova Scotia Power: How utilities are using charging solutions to manage demand risk and create new value for customers

Frank Fata, FLO / AddÉnergie: Urban Charging Infrastructure Implementation

Moneeb Durrani, ABB Canada: High power fast charging for highway corridors

2:15PM - 2:45PM - Break & Networking Discussion Room: A Focus on Utilities and Energy Providers

Moderator:

Dan Guatto, Burlington Hydro, and Chair of EMC

2:45PM - 3:45PM - The Accelerate Alliance: A Canadian ZEV Supply Chain

Moderator:

Maureen Shuell, COO, EMC and Accelerate Alliance Board Member

Moe Kabbara, Interim Executive Director, Accelerate Alliance: The Launch of the Accelerate Alliance

Patrick Gervais, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Lion Electric and Chair of Accelerate Alliance: Lion joined the Accelerate Alliance and believes the ZEV supply chain is essential to support the development of jobs and the economy in the electric mobility sector in Canada

Angelo DiCaro, Unifor and Vice Chair of Accelerate Alliance: The workforce needed for the success of the ZEV supply chain

3:45PM - 4:15PM - Break & Networking Discussion Room: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Electric Mobility Industry

Moderator:

Neetika Sathe, Alectra Utilities

4:15PM - 5:15PM - Fireside chat: The Opportunities and Challenges of the US EV Market

Birgit Matthiesen, North American Manufacturing, Arent Fox LLP | Attorneys at Law: The opportunities and challenges of the US EV market

OCT 6: Health, Environment & Regulation Day

10:30AM - 11:00AM - Spotlight on Hydro-Québec

Spotlight on Hydro-Québec, a Canadian leader in transportation electrification: We will hear about Hydro-Québec’s sustainability initiatives and major milestones at AXSO and InnovHQ featuring France Lampron (Director, Mobility), Louis-Vincent Courchesne (Directeur – Développement des affaires, AXSO) and Mélanie Charbonneau (Director, Marketing & Communications, InnovHQ)

11:00AM - 12:30PM - EV Education & Training: Ensuring Canadians Embrace EVs Between Now and 2035

Moderator:
Sylvain Bouffard, FLO/AddÉnergie

Cara Clairman, Plugn’ Drive: The latest consumer insights on electric vehicle adoption

Megan Lohmann, Community Energy Association and Chair of EMC’s Membership Stewardship Committee: EV engagement in rural and cold climates

Louise Levesque, AVEQ: Recent insights from public information and EV promotion programs in Quebec

Paul Harder, CIBC: CIBC’s commitment to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) to move the dial to make EVs more affordable

12:30PM - 1:30PM - Alectra Power Charger Break (15 minutes, followed by a 45 minute break in programming)

Sponsored by Alectra Utilities

A short 15 minute mindfulness session where you will be guided through some gentle stretches and breathing techniques. No equipment, except your work chair is required. Breathe and enjoy the break!

1:30PM - 2:30PM - The Environmental Benefits and Challenges of EVs - A Discussion on the Link between EVs, Health and Climate

Moderator:
Daniel Breton, EMC

François Reeves, Author of Planet Heart Air Pollution: How EVs are good for our health

Vartan Badalian, The Climate Group: EVs Role in Fighting Climate Change

2:30PM - 3:00PM - Break & Networking Discussion Room - Approaches in Battery Management and Recycling

Moderator: Audrey Dépault, Tesla

3:00pm - 4:00PM - Measures Needed to Reach our Environmental and EV Adoption Targets

Moderator: Jeff Turner, Dunsky Energy + Climate

Krista Phillips, Nova Scotia Department of Energy

Jonathan Robichaud, City of Montreal

Morgan Braglewicz, Air Quality Planner, Air Quality and Climate Change, Parks and Environment, Metro Vancouver Regional District

Megan Nichols, Director General, Environmental Policy · Transport Canada

4:00PM - 4:30PM - Fireside Chat - 2021 Policy Roundup

2021 Electric Mobility Policy – The Year in Review and a Look Ahead – Advancements in EV Policy with Reports on EMC’s Government Relations Committee and MHC Working Group Initiatives

A discussion with GR Committee Co-Chairs Travis Allan, FLO and Suzanne Goldberg, ChargePoint; chair of the MHD Working Group, Theresa Cooke, Siemens, and Daniel Breton, EMC

OCT 7: Medium Heavy Duty Vehicle Day

10:30AM - 11:00AM - Opening Remarks & Keynote Address

Opening Remarks & Keynote Address

11:00AM - 12:00PM - MHD EV technology: The Medium & Heavy-Duty Electric Truck Market - Technology and Market Offerings to Come

Moderator: John Ieraci, Division Manager, Electrification E-mobility, ABB Canada

Peter Jenkins, Program Manager, Drive to Zero, CALSTART: CALSTART’s Global Commercial Vehicle Drive to Zero Program, and Campaign to accelerate the growth of zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles

Mark Kirby, Canadian Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Association: Hydrogen trucks contribution to ZEV targets for MHDVs

Gary Lalonde, VP Truck Sales, Lion Electric: Lion’s role in meeting ZEV’s targets with school bus, battery production and other municipal MDHVs

12:00PM - 1:00PM - Alectra Power Charger Break (15 minutes followed by a 45 minute break in programming)

Sponsored by Alectra Utilities

A short 15 minute mindfulness session where you will be guided through some gentle stretches and breathing techniques. No equipment, except your work chair is required. Breathe and enjoy the break!

1:00PM - 2:00PM - Transit & EV Infrastructure: Transitioning Utilities, Infrastructure Providers and Transit Systems to Medium and Heavy Duty (MHD) EVs Between Now and 2035

Moderator: Kirk Burcar, Vice President Engineering Services, New Flyer and MCI

Philippe Schnobb, Président du conseil d’administration de la STM et président de l’ATUQ: The Successes and Challenges of the Electrification of Public Transit in Quebec

Jordan Kamphuis, Siemens: Lessons learned from the installation and maintenance of overhead Pantograph systems for transit

David Holt, Fleet Energy Efficiency, National Research Council Canada: Research data from the National Research Counci’s analysis of the TTC’s trials of 60 electric buses

Keegan Tully, Ontario Power Generation (OPG): Lessons learned from fleet electrification: managing cost and maximizing reliability

2:00PM - 2:30PM - Break & Discussion Room - Support for Growing Your Business Globally by Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (Global Affairs Canada)

Moderator: Brian Sundue, Global Automotive Team Lead Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (Global Affairs Canada)

2:30PM - 3:30PM - Fleet and Freight and Delivery Transport with Electric MHDVs

Moderator: Andrew Buddle, Teck

Carolyn Kim, Pembina Institute: Making the case for electric urban delivery fleets in the GTHA – helping businesses understand the costs and benefits of operating battery powered uban electric delivery vehicles

Charlotte Argue, Geotab: The central role of data in making informed decisions for a successful transition to fleet electrification.

Joe Lombardo, Purolator: New electric vehicle pilots, fleet electrification and a look at end user experience in transitioning to electric.

3:30PM - 4:00PM - Break & Networking Discussion Room - Fleet and Freight Transport

Moderator: Carolyn Kim, Pembina Institute

4:00PM - 4:30PM - Closing Remarks by EMC

Closing Remarks by EMC

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