The Business of Going EV – EV2012VÉ Conference & Tradeshow
By Anthony Capkun
June 21, 2012 – Electric Mobility Canada (EMC) and Hydro-Quebec have announced that the EV2012VÉ Conference & Tradeshow is being held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, October 23-26, and EBMag will be there!
The 2012 edition will highlight new business opportunities for various types of electric transportation. “In 2011 and 2012, we saw the launch of many models of electric vehicles, and the beginning of the deployment of public charging infrastructure,” say conference organizers. “We are now firmly committed to a new era of possibilities that, until now, seemed futuristic.”
Among the plenary sessions is the OEM Perspective session, where manufacturers and distributors of electric vehicles will present the products they will be offering Canadians over the next five years.
“This year’s program will highlight the efforts made by car manufacturers, suppliers, electric utilities and governments to make electric transportation a reality. It is the ideal time to take stock of technological breakthroughs, business perspectives and priorities of this industry, which plays an essential role in sustainable development,” said Michael Elwood, chair of Electric Mobility Canada.
Special guests include Quebec’s minister of natural resources, Clément Gignac; Thierry Vandal, CEO of Hydro-Quebec; Diane Craig, president of Ford Motor Company of Canada; and Agostino Renna, VP of Growth and Market Strategy at GE.
The following exhibitors will attend the conference: governments, car manufacturers, suppliers of components, parts and professional services of the electrical vehicle industry, provincial and local utilities, fleet managers, other end users, as well as research organizations and academic institutions.
The EV Conference and Tradeshow is made possible thanks to Hydro-Quebec’s contribution and support from TD Bank.
EMC is a national not-for-profit organization that supports the efforts of its members in driving the adoption of electric mobility technologies by Canadians as key means of achieving sustainability in transportation, and to position Canada as a global leader in developing and implementing electric mobility in all modes of transportation.