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Drive to Zero
Accelerating the Transition to Zero Emissions & Carbon
in Global Commercial Vehicles

Concurrent with the Clean Energy Ministerial 10
May 28, 2019 | Vancouver Convention Centre | Vancouver, BC

8:00AM – 9:00AM | Registration Opens & Continental Breakfast

9:00AM – 9:15AM | Welcome & Opening Remarks

● Matt Horne, City of Vancouver

9:15AM – 10:00AM | Call to Action: The Drive to Zero and Power of Coordinated Action

Setting the context, including technical opportunities and the critical need for regions around the world to work together to make it happen.

● Merran Smith, Executive Director, Clean Energy Canada
● Bill Van Amburg, Executive Vice President, CALSTART

10:00AM – 11:00AM | OEM Commitment – Timelines, Plans and Needs for Success

Leading truck and bus makers and their supply partners will unveil the roll out of low carbon, clean trucks and buses, and what is needed to make it happen faster.

Moderator: Karen Hamberg, Vice President of Strategy, Westport
● Stella Li, President, BYD Motors, Inc.
● David Warren, Director of Sustainable Technology, New Flyer
● Manfred Schmidt, Senior Supervisor, Siemens Industry

11:00AM – 11:15PM | Networking Break

11:15AM – 12:15PM | Local and Regional Government/City Actions – the Vanguard of Change

Leading urban centers describe their actions to drive early change and the results they have seen to date

● Raymond Johansen, Governing Mayor, City of Oslo

12:15PM – 1:00PM | Lunch & Networking

1:00PM – 2:00PM | National and Sub-National Government Actions – Leadership for Change

2:00PM – 3:00PM | Fleet User Commitments and Needs

To make change successful the end users must commit, but also be satisfied. We will hear from global and Canadian regional leaders in goods movement, services and public transport about what is needed to speed fleet transition.

● Randy MacEwen, President and CEO, Ballard Power Systems
● Angela Hutlberg, Global Head of Sustainable Mobility, Ikea Group

3:00PM – 3:15PM | Networking Break

3:15PM – 4:00PM | Tools & Timing – Best Practices for Driving Change

From Canada to California, Europe to Asia, regions are developing policies, incentives, infrastructure and investments to develop the support system needed to spur clean, low carbon commercial vehicles. A toolkit compendium will be unveiled in this session to serve as a portfolio of choices to regions worldwide. Case studies of different tools and strategies will be shared by key regions: there is no one solution or answer. The goal is to get similar vehicles moving into the market at the same time in key global markets. A handful of well timed, coordinated actions can lead this change! (CASE STUDIES)

4:00PM – 4:15PM | Wrap up

● John Boesel, President & CEO, CALSTART
● Matt Horne, City of Vancouver
● Merran Smith, Clean Energy Canada

4:30PM – 6:30PM | Reception

Join us then for a Networking Reception to reflect on the day and shape next steps.