Program

(All times listed are in ET. Details listed are subject to change)
SEP 27

8:30am-11:00am - EMC Board meeting (invitation only)

10:00am- Registration Opens

11:30am – 1:45pm - Opening Plenary with Lunch

Join us as we kick off our annual conference, #EVVE2022, with an opening message from Canada’s minister Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra (by video), special guest speakers, a look into EMC’s latest news and initiatives, and honouring our Al Cormier award recipient.

Dan Guatto, Chair of EMC

The Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport

Jennifer McKelvie, City of Toronto Councillor and Chair of Environment and Infrastructure Committee

Daniel Breton, President & CEO of EMC

Philippe Vangeel, Secretary-General, AVERE: The European Association for Electromobility

Gleb Nikiforov, CEO, Grizzl-e | United Chargers

2:00pm – 3:10pm - Future proofing the grid for EVs - Session 1

Moderator: Daniel Carr, Alectra Utilities

Mike McCarthy, Manager of Grid Innovation, ENMAX

  • ENMAX’s Charge Up Pilot: Assessing charging behaviour in Calgary

Sanjeev Pushkarna, Nova Scotia Power

  • EV Smart Charging and V2G Pilot in Nova Scotia

Alexandre Beaudet, Product Manager, Electric Mobility, Hilo

  • Integrating electric vehicles and smart charging into Hilo’s Virtual Power Plant (VPP) strategy

2:00pm – 3:10pm - Electrifying medium and heavy duty fleets - Session 2

Moderator: Theresa Cooke, Chair of EMC’s Medium and Heavy Duty Working Group (MHDWG) and VP Country Business Development, Siemens Canada

Presenting with members of EMC’s Medium and Heavy-duty Working Group:

Shayna Rector Bleeker, Cofounder, 7 Generation Capital

Andrew Buddle, Corporate Counsel, Teck Resources Limited

Alec Tsang, Manager, Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Planning, BC Hydro

Charlotte Argue, Senior Manager, Sustainable Mobility, Geotab

  • MHD Electrification Ecosystem: An Industry View

Adam Thorn, Program Director, Transportation, Pembina Institute

  • Proposed 2030 targets for MHD vehicles by class

Geoff Burgess, Director, Clean Air and Decarbonization Policy, Environmental Policy, Transport Canada

  •  Federal programs on MHDVs including the new iMHZEV purchase incentive

3:10pm – 3:30pm - Break

3:30pm-4:45pm - Preparing the workforce for electric mobility innovation - Session 3

Moderator: Frédérique Bouchard, FLO

Michelle Branigan, Chief Executive Officer, Electricity Human Resources Canada

  • Strengthening the Canadian electricity industry in meeting current and future needs for their workforce—one that is safety-focused, highly skilled, diverse and productive.

Irena Creed, VP Research, University of Toronto Scarborough

  • University of Toronto Scarborough Campus (UTSC) and the Environmental and Related Technologies Hub (EaRTH) partnership on workforce skills issues in cleantech and environmental sectors with joint programming and expertise across five post secondary institutions in the Eastern Greater Toronto Area

Angelo DiCaro, Director of Research, Unifor

  • Growing Canada’s clean electric mobility manufacturing sector alongside good, high-skilled and union jobs are twin objectives for any just industrial transition strategy

Ilana Weitzman, VP of Strategic Development, Clean Transportation, Electric Autonomy Canada

3:30pm-4:45pm - Electrifying Transit - An in-depth look at project innovation - Session 4

Moderator: John Ieraci, Director, ABB E-mobility Inc.

Keegan Tully, PowerON Energy Solutions and
Bem Case, Executive Director, Innovation and Sustainability Group, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)

  • Electrifying the TTC – a 360 look at the largest electrification project of a transit fleet in North America and the TTC/PowerON electrification partnership on electrifying the TTC fleet and the long-range plan for full fleet electrification with a look at centralized Rectification Proof of Concept and electricity grid services through charging management and battery storage.
SEP 28

8:30am – 9:50am - Plenary - Breakfast with Keynote Address

Join us for breakfast and a discussion on ZEV infrastructure.

Dan Guatto, Chair of EMC

Moderator: Neetika Sathe, Vice President, Green Energy & Technology Centre (GRE&T Centre), Alectra Utilities

Julie Dabrusin, Member of Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change

Charles Todd, Managing Director, Investments, Canada Infrastructure Bank

8:30-11:30am - Set up for table top exhibitors

10:00am – 11:00am - Enabling EV-ready buildings - Session 5

Moderator: Thomas Martin, SWTCH

Brendan McEwan, Dunsky Energy and Bora Plumptre, Director of Research, EMC

  • EMC White Paper: Enabling EV-Ready Buildings and a look at regulations across Canada

Léo Viger-Bernard, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, RVE

  • MURBLY: an online resource for charging in multi-unit residential buildings

Ian Neville, Senior Sustainability Specialist, City of Vancouver

  • EV Charging for Rental Buildings

10:00am – 11:00am - Partnerships, smart cities & sustainability - Session 6

Moderator: Arif K Rafiq, Industry Manager – Transportation, ESRI Canada and Board Member of Autonomous Transportation Canada

Laura Miller, Head of Policy & Communications Canada, Uber

  • Reaching Uber’s electrification goals in partnership through education and outreach with the help of Plug’n Drive

Tom Schnekenburger, Data & Mobility Science Project Manager, University of Windsor and Windsor Essex Economic Development

  • Connecting business, the university and the community to prepare for the development of electric mobility training opportunities for automotive investments in the Windsor Essex region.

Adam Campbell, Senior Manager, Safety Innovation and Impact, Gatik

  • Electrifying a goods delivery network of autonomous vehicles

11:00am – 11:15am - Break

11:15am – 12:15 - Advancing public charging - Session 7

Moderator: Jeff Turner, Director of Clean Mobility, Dunsky Energy + Climate

Louise Tanguay, Senior Manager of Infrastructure Programs, Natural Resources Canada

  • Government ZEVIP Program funding

Melissa Chow, Director, Investments, Canadian Infrastructure Bank

  • ZEV infrastructure financing

France Lampron, Director of Mobility, Hydro-Quebec

  • Growing the Electric Circuit charging network

Philip Safos, Director – Business Development and Partnerships, Toronto Parking Authority

  • Enabling charging in Toronto’s “Green P” Parking Lots

11:15am – 12:15 - Consumer confidence before and after an EV purchase - Session 8

Moderator: Cara Clairman, President & CEO, Plug ‘n Drive

Mariola Mascarin, Customer Insights Analyst, Alectra Utilities

  • Recent market research on EV interest to prepare for future demand

Alana Baker, Senior Director of Government Relations, Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIAC)

  • Preparing the entire automotive aftermarket supply and service chain for the transition to electric service and repair

Thierry Spiess, Senior Manager, Advanced Vehicle Programming Fuel Diversification Division / Clean Fuels Branch, NRCan

  • NRCan’s ZEV Awareness Initiative

12:00-5:00pm - Plug'n Drive EV Test Drives (registered delegates only)

EMC is pleased to be able to offer test drives in some of the latest makes and models of electric vehicles on Wednesday September 28th from 12pm to 5 pm on site at EVVE2022 to registered delegates.  This EV test drive event is hosted by Plug’n Drive and will be staffed by experienced EV ambassadors to tell you everything you need to know to help you make the switch from gas to electric.  Sign up will be done on site.

12:00-7:00pm - Business to Business Networking - Table top exhibits

A showcase of organizations in the Canadian EV space

Delegates will have the opportunity to network with exhibiting organizations and learn about their current projects, products or services in an intimate tabletop style exhibit.

The following organizations will be represented in the exhibit space:

  • FLO
  • Bender Canada Inc.
  • SWTCH Energy
  • Black & McDonald Ltd
  • BYD
  • Bectrol Inc.
  • City of Toronto
  • Hypercharge Network Corp.
  • United Chargers
  • ABB E-Mobility Inc.
  • Electrify Canada
  • National Energy Equipment
  • Pion Power Co.
  • Taiga Motors

12:15 – 1:00pm - Networking Lunch

1:30pm - 2:30pm - Research and development A: The future of charging

Moderator: Christopher Ralph, Manager – Client Solutions and Design, Lion Electric

Olivier Trescases, Canadian Research Chair in Power Electronic Converters + Director, University of Toronto Electric Vehicle Research Centre, University of Toronto

  • Emerging charging technologies and opportunities for innovation in electric vehicle charging: data and telematics; high density; integrated charging; bi-directional; charging speed improvements

Hajo Ribberink, Senior Research Engineer, Canmet ENERGY, Natural Resources Canada

  • Dynamic and Static Wireless Charging of the future
  • Optimized Charging Infrastructure for Fleets

1:30pm - 2:30pm - Discussion tables

Discuss trending topics with industry colleagues in a roundtable format.

Choose from the following:

Data Collection, telematics, information sharing

Facilitator: Charlotte Argue, Senior Manager, Sustainable Mobility, Geotab

Equity Diversity & Inclusion in the electric mobility industry

Facilitator: Neetika Sathe, Vice President, Green Energy and Technology (GRE&T) Centre, Alectra Utilities

Energy management for large fleets

Facilitator: Tyler Seed, Manager, Business Development, PowerON Energy Solutions

2:00pm-4:00pm - Coffee in exhibit area

2:45pm - 3:45pm - Research and development B: Next generation battery technology

Moderator: Eddy Zuppel, Program Leader, Clean & Energy Efficient Transportation, National Research Council

Chisu Kim, Director, Research & Strategy – Center of Excellence in Transportation Electrification and Energy Storage, Hydro-Quebec

  • Next generation solid-state batteries, Sodium-ion batteries

Asmae Mokrini, Team Lead Material for Energy Technologies | Automotive and Surface Transportation Research Center, National Research Council

  • Processing of battery materials, Next generation anodes, Battery manufacturing

Alan Ferguson, Commercial Vice President, Americas, Li-Cycle

2:45pm - 3:45pm - Discussion tables

Discuss trending topics with industry colleagues in a roundtable format.

Choose from the following:

Public charging Infrastructure: rural connectivity

Facilitator: Megan Lohmann, Deputy Executive Director, Community Energy Association

Hydrogen’s role in decarbonizing the mobility sector

Facilitator: Ivette Vera-Perez, President and CEO, Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA)

EV Ready & retrofits for LDV, electricity building codes / regulations

Facilitators: Umer Khan and Jordann Thirgood, CSA Group

4:00pm - 5:00pm - Research and development C: Electrical machine technologies and configurations

Moderator: Sooky Winkler, Senior Engineering Manager – Global Advanced Materials & Processes, Dana Incorporated

Michael Kasprzak, Engineering Project Manager, Dana Incorporated

  • Electric motor winding technologies

Narayan C. Kar, Professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Electrified Vehicles Director, Centre for Hybrid Automotive Research & Green Energy (CHARGE) Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Windsor

  • Next Generation Winding Materials for Electric Traction Motor

Jean-Michel Lamarre, Senior Research Officer, National Research Council

  • Advanced Magnetic Materials for Electric Motors

Bassam Samy Abdelmageed, PhD Student, Power Electronics & Energy Research (PEER) Group, Concordia University

  • Design of Variable-Flux IPM Synchronous Motor Drives for Electric Vehicles

4:00pm - 5:00pm - Discussion tables

Discuss trending topics with industry colleagues in a roundtable format.

Choose from the following:

Batteries – recycling, repurposing, second life

Facilitator: Rahul Malik, Senior Science and Technology Advisor, Natural Resources Canada

Remote and off road charging

Facilitator: Gaurav Behal, ChargePoint

Communicating electric mobility themes: ZEV Mandate and emerging issues

Facilitator: Erin Burbridge, Director of Programs and Regulatory Affairs, Clean Foundation

5:00-7:00pm - Networking Reception in Exhibit area - sponsored by FLO

SEP 29

8:30am – 9:45am - Plenary - Breakfast with Keynote Address

Join us for remarks and a candid conversation between Canada’s Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Steven Guilbeault, and the CEO of EMC, Daniel Breton.

Dan Guatto, Chair of EMC

The Honorable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change

Daniel Breton, CEO of EMC

10:00 am – 11:00am - Batteries and supply chain management - Session 9

Moderator: Audrey Dépault, Chair of the EMC Battery Working Group and Senior Advisor, Public Policy and Business Development, Tesla

Rachel Doran, Director of Policy and Strategy, Clean Energy Canada

  • Presentation of recent study developed in partnership with Trillium Network for Advanced Manufacturing that quantifies the economic potential of Canada’s EV battery industry by 2030 and share the work of the Canadian Battery Task Force in developing a national battery strategy

Matthew Fortier, President & CEO, Accelerate: Canada’s ZEV Supply Chain Alliance

  • How collaboration across sectors and between industry and government will enable Canada to seize its battery and zero-emission vehicle industrial opportunity

Nadim Kara, Natural Resources Canada

  • The actions that the federal government has been taking to build a sustainable battery innovation and industrial ecosystem in Canada

10:00 am – 11:00am - Evaluating EV policy in Canada and internationally - Session 10

Moderators/Presenters: Travis Allan, FLO and Suzanne Goldberg, ChargePoint, Co-Chairs of EMC’s Government Relations Committee

  • An overview on major developments on electric mobility policy in Canada by EMC’s Government Relations Committee Co-chairs

Lindsay Wiginton, Senior Consultant, Dunsky Energy + Climate Advisors and
Louise Lévesque, Policy Director, EMC

  • EMC’S ZEV Scorecard – Rating Canadian provinces on support for electric mobility adoption

Ben Sharpe, Senior Researcher and Canada Lead, International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)

  • International tracking and evaluation of EV supportive announcement for cars, buses and trucks

11:00am – 11:15am - Break

11:15am – 12:00pm - Closing plenary with panel

We will wrap up the conference with highlights from the event and a look ahead at future initiatives and a discussion panel with automotive leaders and Daniel Breton on  “The future of the EV industry: different paths for success”

David Paterson, VP Corporate & Environmental Affairs, General Motors Canada

François Lefèvre, Senior Manager, market Intelligence and Corporate Planning, Nissan Canada

Daniel Breton, CEO of Electric Mobility Canada

Electric Mobility Canada