Side Events

Side events are created by exhibitors, and for their benefit. They enable exhibitors to create special highlights at the exhibition. The events are aimed at both customers and prospects. Click on each to details:

List of events:


EDF Agora from Monday, May 20th to Wednesday, May 22nd


Monday, May 20th

11:00 am – 12:30 pm: Presentation of CARA, EMOBIL and MOVEO’s members
12:45 pm – 01:15 pm: The ultra-light, modular and affordable Lithium-ion battery for automotive and home storage applications – Julie Badin Chevalier, R&D project manager, Tyva-Energie
01:45 pm – 02:00 pm: Project ALLFRATECH, CARA, E-Mobil
02:00 pm – 02:45 pm: Innovative and Predictive High Efficient Thermal Management System, Saint Jean Industries & Efficient Modular Convenient Charging System, Centum Adeneo
03:15 pm – 03:45 pm: EV recharge infrastructure & Gap Analysis in Catalonia, Catalonia Trade & Investment, Francesc RIBERA, Cluster Manager, CEEC & Josep NADAL, Cluster Manager, CIAC
03:45 pm – 04:15 pm: Electric Autonomous Shuttles and public transport electrification: 101 lessons learnt, Manuel CHAUFREIN, CEO and Founder, AVAIRX
04:30 pm – 05:00 pm: NVH assessment and optimization for EVs and HEVs; Modal analysis to assess an automotive chassis part reinforced with composite material, Nicolas DENISOT, Application Engineer, OROS
05:15 pm – 05:45 pm: Vision of connected and green vehicles with 2 major focus on aerodynamism and hydrogen system, Plastic Omnium

Tuesday, May 21st

11:00 am – 12:00 pm: How technology can answer electric mobility market needs ? - Bertrand AMELOT, EVP Sales & Marketing - DGA Sales & Marketing, McPhy
12:15 pm – 12:45 pm: Embedded and stationary battery charging, Raphaël GENIN, Manager, ALPHEE/ERCTEEL
01:00 – 01:30 pm: Electric vehicle charging: manual vs automatic, conduction vs induction, Antoine GRATIAN, International Business Developer, Gulplug
02:00 pm – 03:00 pm: Smart Charging Conference, EDF
03:15 pm – 04:00 pm: Giving EV batteries a second life, Martin PETIT, Electrochemistry Engineer, IFPEN, Anne-Sophie CAISTICKER, CEO, DOCT Innovation, Yohann CHATILLON, Dr. Electrochemistry, Lancey
04:00 – 04:30 pm: Electric minibuses & motorcycles in Catalonia: Success stories of collaborative projects, Anne-Sophie BOULET, Investment Promotion Consultant, Catalonia Trade & Investment, Juanjo MARTIN, Manager Multidisciplinary Projects Unit, Eurecat, Klaus KERSTING, Senior Manager EV/HEV, Powertrain, Idiada
04:45 pm – 05:15 pm: Bidirectional chargers: enabling a clean energy revolution, Raul IGLESIAS, Director of the Emobility Business Unit, Watt & Well
05:30 pm – 06:00 pm: Robot T5-37 : from concept to realization, Salim EL HOUAT, Maxime ROY & Ilyass HADDOUT, Co-founders, MOB-ENERGY
06:15 pm – 07:00 pm: Automation and A.I. for Insurtech
     06:15 pm – 06:20 pm: Joltee the Insurtech company rewarding mobility solution best practices – Soundar ADAVANE CEO and Co-founder, Joltee
     06:20 pm – 06:35 pm: A Tokenization Kit for start-up by Swisscom – Kerstin HANSEN Manager Tokenization Services, Swisscom Blockchain AG
     06:35 pm – 06:45 pm: Cogito, Human Intelligence for Cognitive Computing – Mounir GHODBANE Head of Insurance & Bank department, Expert System
     06:45 pm – 07:00 pm: A.I. for insurance - Xavier DE BERNEDE, CEO, Hadrian Advisors

Wednesday, May 22nd

09:00 am – 09:30 am: EV Charging in Multi-family housing, Gilles GOMIS, VP Business Development, ZE-PLUG
09:45 am – 10:15 am: Hutchinson engineered materials, for battery dynamic thermal management, Hutchinson
10:30 am – 11:00 am: Play to perform, Thierry DE WISPELAERE, Training Engineer & Consultant-Trainer, CESI
11:15 am – 11:45 am: France Automobile and Mobility, overview of the Research council roadmap and needs, Medhi FERHAN, President of the French Automobile Research Council, Director of Advanced Technology Investment, Plastic Omnium
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm: How AI and Big-Data support Electrical Vehicles customer-centric development, Daniel RITTER, Co-founder & CEO, Better World
12:45 pm – 02:00 pm: IoT & Cyber Security and Digital Insurance
     12:45 pm – 12:50 pm: The Insurtech company rewarding mobility solution best practices, Soundar ADAVANE CEO and Co-founder, Joltee
     12:50 pm -01:15 pm: Need to Protect Access, Applications, Accounts, Or… Objects? – Olivier PERROQUIN, CEO, Inwebo, Bruno PRIGENT, Sales Engineer,
     01:15 pm - 01:40 pm: Blockchain security for IoT trust, Jérémy CARON, Cyber Security Engineer, Digital Security (Econocom)
     01:40 pm - 02:00 pm: From an Insurance product to a fully digitalized embedded process, Stevens SAINT-FLEUR, CEO, Sinopti Courtage

EVS32 Agora from Monday, May 20th to Wednesday, May 22nd

Monday, May 20th

02:00 pm – 05:00 pm: Deployment of Fuel Cell Buses - Infrastructure & Hydrogen Regions

Organized by:

afhypac       Hydrogen Europe      fch        europe

02:00 pm – 02:20 pm
Hydrogen Roadmap Europe: A sustainable pathway for the European Energy Transition – Carlos NAVAS, Strategy and Market Development Officer, FCHJU
02:20 pm – 02:40 pm
Market ramp up for hydrogen technology in Germany – Thorsten HERBERT, Divisional Head Transport and Infrastructure, NOW GmbH
02:40 pm – 03:00 pm
The case for hydrogen mobility in Australia – Joseph DOLESCHAL-RIDNELL, Investment Director, Office of the Agent General, Government of South Australia
03:20 pm – 03:40 pm
Hydrogen Bus and Heavy Transportation: key trends on infrastructure and key assets of on-site production – Bertrand AMELOT, Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing, McPhy
03:40 pm – 04:00 pm
Hyland funding programme & HyStarter project – Kira WEINMANN, Communications and Knowledge Manager, NOW GmbH
04:00 pm – 04:20 pm
Joint Initiative for hydrogen Vehicles across Europe (JIVE and JIVE 2 Projects) – Madeline OJAKOVOH, Project Manager, Element Energy
04:20 pm – 04:40 pm
First Hydrogen Bus route in France: the case of Pau - GN Vert
04:40 pm – 05:00 pm
Can green hydrogen be affordable fast enough for fuel cell electric transportation? – Franz LEHNER, Managing Consultant, E4tech

Tuesday, May 21st

09:00 am – 12.00 pm: Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles & Hydrogen Refueling Stations

Organized by:

afhypac       Hydrogen Europe      fch        europe

09:00 am – 09:15 am
Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME and H2ME2 projects): the first truly pan-European network of fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) and hydrogen refueling stations – Lisa RUF, Principal Consultant Project Manager, Element Energy
09:15 am – 09:30 am
ZEFER project: Zero Emission Fleet Vehicles for European Roll-out – Lisa RUF, Principal Consultant Project Manager, Element Energy
09:30 am – 09:45 am
AutoStack: Automotive Fuel Cell Stack Cluster Initiative for Europe – Dr. Ludwig JÖRISSEN, ZSW BW
09:45 am – 10:00 am
HRS in Japan – Tetsufumi IKEDA, General Director, HySUT
10:00 am – 10:15 am
Honda FCV activities – Takashi MORIYA, Senior Chief Engineer, Honda R&D
10:15 am – 10:30 am
HysetCo JV : starting a hydrogen ecosystem based on professional usage for taxis – Mathieu GARDIES, CEO, STEP
10:30 am – 10:45 am
EasHyMob: how Normandy is deploying network of hydrogen refueling stations – Dr. Mathilde BELHACHE, University of Normandy & Julien BRUNET, Project Manager, SymbioFcell
10:45 am – 11:00 am
Last Mile project: Akuo Energy, Atawey, JCDecaux and Galeries Lafayette are launching hydrogen-powered urban logistics in France – Chloé PREVOST, Akuo Energy
11:00 am – 11:15 am
Zero Emission Valley: How Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is implementing the largest hydrogen mobility project in Europe – Jean-Sebastien BISCH – ZEV project Director, Regional Council Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
12:00 pm – 02:00 pm: Integration of electromobility in the electrical system, RTE study - Avere France
Organised by
12:00 pm – 02:00 pm: Integration of electromobility in the electrical system, RTE study - Thomas VEYRENC, Head of Strategy and Planning, RTE, Cécile GOUBET, General Secretary, AVERE France, Yasmine ASSEF, Program Director, New Business Energy & Charging Infrastructure, Groupe Renault, Francisco CARRENZA, Managing Director Renault-Nissan Energy Services, Renault Nissan Energy Services, Abrial GILBERT-D’HALLUIN, Senior Associate Transport, European Climate Foundation, Daniel QUENARD, Responsable développement, Direction Energie & Environnement, CSTB Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment

02.00 pm – 05.00 pm: Fuel Cells in Heavy Duty Transport & FCH Research

02:00 pm – 02:20 pm
Important Projects of Common European Interest – Christian WEINBERGER, Senior Advisor, DG GROW
02:20 pm – 02:40 pm
Use of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell technology in the railway environment – Carlos NAVAS, Strategy and Market Development Officer, FCH JU
02:40 pm – 03:00 pm
Hydrogen trucks – Antonio RUIZ, Head of Fuel cell Vehicle C&S, Nikola
03:00 pm – 03:20 pm
FCHJU Regions Initiative: Fuel Cells and Hydrogen for Green Mobility in European Cities and Regions – Carlos NAVAS, Strategy and Market Development Officer, FCH JU
03:20m – 03:40 pm
PEGASUS: PEMFC based on platinum group metal free structured cathodes – Pierre-André JACQUES, Project Manager, PEMFC Components Laboratory, CEA
03:40 pm – 04:00 pm
Optimization of hybrid systems for e-mobility: a systemic approach – Mathias GERARD, Laboratory manager, CEA Liten

Wednesday, May 22nd

10:00am – 11:00am: Engie, the Hydrogen Mobility, Habib SEHIL, Sales Manager, GN Vert


Poland : Zero Race, Monday 20, 11.30 am

Warsaw – Lyon – Warsaw , 4000 kilometers, Zero emission
Polish journalists from WP.PL and WYSOKIENAPIECIE.PL, together with the ORPA.PL team will take part in an EV rally from Warsaw to Lyon. Media representatives will cover a road spanning over 4000 kilometers, crossing 7 European countries and they will test the potential of two zero-emission SUV’s and ultra-fast charging stations.
Journalists want to present to their readers what the electrical charging infrastructure in southwestern Europe looks like today, how one of the world’s first ultra-fast electric car chargers works and how do some of the best electric cars on the European market perform – Audi e- tron and Jaguar I-Pace.
EVS32 organisation will welcome the Dutch caravan in the Ride & Drive area on Monday, May 20 at 11.30am.
More information here :

Holland : Mission Zero, Monday 20, 11.30 am

The municipality of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht, the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, the RVO and AutomotiveNL have decided to set up a Holland Pavilion during EVS32 in the sign of Holland : Mission Zero. The purpose of the pavilion is to show a cross-section of Dutch activity in the sector.
On the way to EVS32 in EVs
From May 18 to 19, the Dutch delegation will travel to Lyon via the Route du Soleil in the form of an electric caravan. 15 EVs will be driven by companies’ staff which will be present on the Holland Pavilion. 2 days to travel from Amsterdam to Eurexpo, Lyon. The aim is to collect data from each car and to showcase how Holland is involved in electromobility.
If you are interested in more information or to travel with, please contact Anne Lieke Vonk (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
EVS32 organisation will welcome the Dutch caravan in the Ride & Drive area on Monday, May 20 at 11.30am.

Monday, 20th May

E-motor sport conference, Hotel de Région Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes

From : 07:00 pm to 08:30 pm
E-motor sport Conference
From : 08:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Finger food cocktail
Place : Hotel de Région Auvergne Rhône Alpes, 1 esplanade François Mitterrand 69002 Lyon 

As part of EVS32, Avere Auvergne Rhône-Alpes is organising a conference and debate about the future of electric motor sports and warmly invites all motor racing fans to take part in the event on Monday 20 May, from 7pm at the Hôtel de Région (Regional government offices) in Lyon. The debate will be followed by a buffet dinner.
Key representatives from French motor sport - including manufacturers, drivers, sponsors and track directors - will be there to explain their enthusiasm for this new type of sport and talk with the audience about the future of electric motor sports.

Speakers :
Didier MALGA, e-rallye World Champion 2018
Cyril MORE, Sport partnership Manager, Enedis
Serge GRISIN, Formula-E Manager, Michelin
Romain SELLIER, Director, Charade circuit
Luc Marchetti, Chief Executive, Exagon Engineering

Moderator :
Luc SIMONET, President, AVERE Auvergne Rhône Alpes

If you want to join the event, please register HERE.

Kick-off municipality of Amsterdam

From: 3.30pm to 4pm
Place: G49

The municipality of Amsterdam together with partners invite you to witness the kick-off of a cooperation between market parties and municipalities in the region around the (commercial) roll-out of V2X (Vehicle to Anything) application. The intention of the cooperation is to connect the energy transition with the storage capacity that electric vehicles provide in order to enable and accelerate these crucial developments in both the energy and mobility transition. Deputy mayor Sharon Dijksma and Johan Cruijff ArenA CTO Henk van Raan will explain how the Amsterdam region will become the V2X hotspot in the coming years.

If you want to join the event, please register HERE.

Reception at the Norwegian Pavilion

From: 6pm to 7pm
Place: E19

The Royal Norwegian Embassy to France and Innovation Norway have the great pleasure of inviting to a networking cocktail at the Norwegian Pavilion on Monday 20th May. The event is by invitation only.

Tuesday, 21st May

Breakfast presentation of innovative charging solutions in Rotterdam

From: 8.00am to 8.45am
Place: G49 (National Dutch Pavilion)

The municipality of Rotterdam has been investigating and deploying innovative charging solutions to facilitate the transition to electric driving within the city. Together with EVConsult they have first made a prognosis of the demand for charging and solutions such as fast charging locations, charging hubs, and bidirectional charging are being deployed. The result of these projects and the story of Rotterdam will be shared over breakfast.

Siemens Workshop – Accelerating xEV engineering with the digital twin

From: 1pm to 2:30pm
Place: Room Lumière 10/11

Siemens Digital Industries Software is glad to invite you to attend this free 90 minute workshop where our experts will describe how engineering processes have to evolve to cope with challenging requirements, and how a complete, integrated and accurate digital twin approach can enable car OEMs and suppliers to bridge the gap to achieve a significant competitive edge and optimize hybrid and electric vehicles performance. Limited places available, access only through registration.


AVERE EV User Association Workshop

From: 1PM to 2PM
Place: Bellecour Room

The aim of the workshop is to present AVERE's EV User Association umbrella network which connects individual EV User Associations across the world. If you are a member of an EV User Association and would like to attend the workshop, please register here.

Open IEA HEV TASK 40 Workshop

From: 11am to 6pm
Place: Bocuse 1 room

Day 1 – 11.00AM – 06.00PM
Open day workshop in collaboration with the AEC (AVERE European Conference)

11:00AM – 11:15AM Welcome and introduction
Welcome from the hosts AVERE / ADEME
Bert Witkamp – Introduction of the IEA HEV Task 40 CRM4EV “objectives and status”

11:30AM – 01:00PM Session 1
Environmental and social sustainability of raw materials for EV batteries
Xiao Lin (Chinese Academy of Sciences) – Metal recovery from Lithium ion-battery waste streams and end-of-life
Andreas Bittner (European Lithium Institute, tbc) – Sustainable Lithium in Europe
Daniele La Porta (The World Bank) - Sustainable mining: ethical and economic challenges
Task 40 speaker – Life Cycle approach & impacts of Li-ion batteries
12.30AM – 01.00PM Panel discussion with speakers and moderator

01:00PM – 02:00 PM Lunch break

02:00PM – 03:45PM Session 2
EVs current status, outlook and transition: “transition to electric drive: how fast?”
Prof. Dr. Ocktaeck Lim (Ulsan University)– EV policies and industry in Korea
Prof. Ir. F. Rieck (AVERE) – Potential impacts of autonomous and shared driving on types and number of vehicles
Jose Pontes (EV Volumes) – EV market developments and battery technologies market shares
Marine Simoen (IFPEN) – Development of transport fleet up to 2050 in 2D and 4D scenarios
Christina Bu – (The Norwegian EV Assoication) – How (and why) has the rapid transition in Norway happened, lessons learned
03.15PM – 03.45PM Panel discussion with speakers and moderator

03:45PM – 04:15PM Refreshments break

04:15 – 06:00 Session 3
Raw materials for EVs 2020 – 2030 – 2050 “current and future supply of raw materials”
Barry Jackson (AngloAmerican) – Bridging the supply gap for Nickel?!
Vincent Ledoux Pedailles (Infinity Lithium) – Lithium mining and refining, Bridging the gap?!
Diego Garcia Carvaja (Copper Alliance) – E-motor concepts and impacts on the Bill of Materials (Copper/Rare Earths)
Tony Southgate (Stratton Metals) – Cobalt market dynamics and outlook
(1 or 2 more speakers expected)
05.30PM – 06.00PM Panel discussion with speakers and moderator (+questions from the audience)

06.00PM Closing of day 1 Workshop CRM4EV

Day 2 – Closed workshop for participants and invited experts only

Baden-Württemberg Reception at the German Pavilion

From: 2pm to 3pm
Place: Exhibition / Booth F15

Be our guest: Baden-Württemberg Reception with a welcome note of Winfried Hermann MdL, Minister of Transport of the State of Baden-Württemberg
Meet German and Baden-Württemberg industry experts for casual networking while enjoying some beer and snacks. Join us at booth F15!

Norwegian Workshop: Powered by nature – Pioneering Electric Mobility

From: 11am to 2pm
Place: Meeting room 6, mezzanine
Part I: Conditions for a successful EV transition: How Norway became the world’s leading EV market
Part II: Autonomous transport and green shipping

 Wednesday, 22nd May

IEA HEV Task 28: Project Closing Workshop

From: 02:30pm to 5:30pm
Place: Meeting Room Bocuse 1

After 4 years, 8 international workshops spanning 3 continents and nearly 100 presentations, “Task 28: Home Grids and V2X Technologies” comes to a close. This event will provide insight on the key lessons learnt along the way and reflect on the main issues facing V2X technology moving forward. We will begin with presentations by some of the leading members of Task 28 and finish with discuss and debate on the future for bi-directional charging technology. We will also unveil plans for the follow-on Task 43: Vehicle-Grid Integration.

V2G Roadmap
Cristina Corchero, IREC
Nissan-EDF V2X project
Brice Fabry, Nissan Europe
V2X pilot projects from the UK
Marco Lundi, Innovate UK
e4Future project: large scale V2G pilot
Myriam Neaimah, Newcastle University
More than 30 years of research with PV and EV’s
Douglas Urane, Bern University of Applied Sciences
Round table discussion

For further details, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

European Innovation funding for Road Transport Electrification - Achievements, Impacts and Identification of White Spots in R&D

From: 9:30AM to 1:00PM
Place: Room Mezzanine 6

Under Horizon 2020 and the previous European Research and Innovation Framework Programme, more than 140 projects on road transport electrification have been funded by the European Commission in the context of the European Green Cars/Vehicles Initiative EGVI cPPP. In this workshop, an insight into the achievements as well as the mid- and long term impacts of those projects is given. In order to tackle existing challenges towards the implementation of a sustainable and competitive Transport System in Europe and to achieve the European climate targets in the transport sector, further research and innovation is needed. A useful tool for the identification of future research needs is the European Roadmap Electrification of Road Transport edited by the European Technology Platforms ERTRAC, EPoSS and ETIP SNET. Matching results and contents of closed and ongoing funded projects with the topics of the roadmap can reveal white spots and therewith priorities as well as new topics, for which research needs still exist. The identification and specification of research topics priorities is essential for the planning of future funding policies in the area of road transport electrification and the decarbonization of the European transport system.
The workshop will be embedded in the EVS-32 conference and is organized by the EU funded project FUTURE-RADAR, support action for the European Green Vehicles Initiative cPPP.

Preliminary Agenda:
9:00 Registration – Welcome Coffee
9:30 Welcome and Outlook Innovation Funding in Horizon Europe, European Commission, DG Research and Innovation (tbd)
9:45 Keynote: User Centric Design of Electric Vehicles, Riccardo Groppo, Ideas& Motion
10:15 European Roadmap Electrification of Road Transport – Overview of objectives and key focus areas, Gereon Meyer, Roadmap Rapporteur
10:30 Assessment of Achievements and Impacts of EU funded projects in the field of road transport electrification and Best Practices, Frauke Bierau-Delpont, VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik (FUTURE-RADAR)
10:45 Introduction to Interactive Workshop
10:55 Short introduction to roadmaps: EV’s in urban environment, FUTURE-RADAR (tbd), Affordable EV passenger car + infrastructure, FUTURE-RADAR (tbd), Electric Urban Bus System, FUTURE-RADAR (tbd), Long-distance trucks and coaches, FUTURE-RADAR (tbd)
11:00 Matching with European Roadmap Electrification of Road Transport – Status of Implementation of roadmap topics in research projects – what is missing? What needs to be done next? Parallel Breakout Sessions: Achievements and impacts of research projects on road transport electrification
12:25 Presentation: Results of the Sessions (Session Chairs)
12:45 Summary and Concluding Remarks, Jochen Langheim, ST Microelectronics
13:00 Lunch break and End of Workshop

Subject to availability. Prior registration available at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..