What you can expect at the 2022 EV SUMMIT? by Founder, Ade Thomas

Firstly, a note on the culture at the EV SUMMIT: This is very much a summit with c-suite speakers and also delegates. We bring key decision-makers into the room with strategic insights and decision-making power. This has led to deals into the tens of millions, including the £41 million Energy Superhub Oxford, at the home of the summit.

Work. With purpose. We make over half of the summit available for pre-arranged meetings. Those pre-arranged meetings are led by Green.TV Media’s account managers for sponsors and via our new, proprietary software tool, Digital Introductions

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This app gives our delegates a unique tool to access all EV SUMMIT delegates for meetings. This tool makes the EV SUMMIT a democratic marketplace of ideas. It connects incumbents with startups in the super dynamic space that is the emobility sector.

Pleasure. With purpose. On the evening of day one, there is a drinks networking drinks reception hosted by Green Investment Group spin-out, Fleete. To close the summit on day two, there is a drinks networking reception hosted by leasing and insurance firm, LV= General Insurance/ElectriX.

There will be some super distinctive electric vehicles (EVs) at the entrance to the summit’s Saïd Business School home. These will include the two British OEMs, Meaving, with their retro-styled electric motorcycle, and EAV with their four-wheel eCargo bikes. EAV will feature vehicles for Fedex and will be making a major new partner announcement. 

The vehicle many will all be excited to see is Volkswagen’s new ID. BUZZ Cargo. Auto Trader will be exhibiting a Polestar 2 and the UK CEO of Polestar, Jonathan Goodman, will be a keynote speaker, as will the new UK Chairman of Ford, Tim Slatter. 

You’ll see a strong local authority presence, headed up by our partners, Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council. From central government, there will be a video address by Transport Minister, Jesse Norman, giving us some new insights into the thinking of the new administration.

There will be a strong presence of Oxford and Oxfordshire-based businesses. This includes charging companies Compleo,EZ Charge, EAV and Lucy Electric.

This year’s EV SUMMIT will see some of the most significant players in the sector sponsor the summit with a particularly strong charge point operator focus. This includes Visa, as headline partner, Auto Trader, Scottish Power, Shell Recharge, bp pulse, IMPROVED Corporate Finance, ABB, Allstar, GEOTAB and Connected Kerb.

You can expect to meet the CEOs and founders of some of the UK’s most significant charge point operators (CPOs). This will include pioneers in the sector, Ian Johnston from Osprey and Toddington Harper of GRIDSERVE. There will also be a significant presence of public charge point operators, one of the most exciting growth areas in the emobility sector.

What to expect in five years time; is that one or more of you will have been involved in an emobility project into the tens of millions that delivers on the rapid need to accelerate the decarbonisation of mobility. I look forward to welcoming you at the fifth EV SUMMIT.

Ian Osborne
Ian Osborne
Editor-in-Chief at ElectricDrives

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