Charging towards the future

Making EU infrastructure fit for the clean vehicle revolution

Programme 2019

CHARGING TOWARDS THE FUTURE: Making EU infrastructure fit for the clean vehicle revolution

After tough negotiations on CO2 emission reduction targets for on-road vehicles, the European Union is bracing for the upcoming revision of the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive. The updated legislation will need to ensure that EU transport networks are equipped and ready to welcome millions of low and zero emission vehicles across Europe in the coming years.

Are we anywhere close to where we need to be? Will the legislation be ready on time? Batteries, hydrogen or gas: which technology will win the green mobility race? This year, top policy-makers and stakeholders will gather at the European Transport Forum in Brussels for a high-level debate on these and other related questions.

Registration and coffee
Introduction by Cathy Smith
09:10 Keynote address: Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President, European Commission (TBC)
09:25 Fireside chat Lars Stenqvist (Chief technology Officer, Volvo) and Maja Bakran (DG MOVE, Deputy Director, European Commission)
09:45  Coffee break

Panel discussion

  • Lars Stenqvist, Chief Technology Officer, Volvo Group
  • Maja Bakran, DG MOVE, Deputy Director, European Commission
  • Ovarith Troeung, Director Green Mobility, ENGIE
  • Mathias Maedge, General Delegate, International Road Transport Union (IRU)
  • ABB
  • Member of the European Parliament (TBC)
11:40 Q&A
12:00 Concluding remarks
12:15 Walking lunch


Speakers #ETF2019

Lars Stenqvist


Volvo Group

Maja Bakran

DG Move - Deputy Director

European Commission

Maroš Šefčovič – TBC


European Commission

Matthias Maedge

General Delegate

International Road Transport Union (IRU)

Ovarith Troeung

Director Green Mobility



Member of the European Parliament



Where and When

08 OCTOBER 2019 @ 8.30AM

Federation of Belgian Enterprises,
4, Rue Ravenstein, Brussels

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