Here's what's scheduled for the event. All times are in BST.

8:20 AM
Registration and morning coffee
9:00 AM
Chair’s opening remarks

Graeme Cooper MBA FEI, Global Solutions Director, Jacobs

9:05 AM
Keynote address I

Project Rapid and the government’s EV infrastructure priorities

9:20 AM
Keynote address II
9:35 AM
Keynote address III

The role of EVs in achieving net zero

9:50 AM
Keynote address IV

Ben Foulser, Managing Director, Infrastructure Advisory Group, KPMG LLP

10:05 AM
Keynote address followed by Panel I

Recent developments in the UK EV Infrastructure industry. How to develop a competitive sector while attracting private investment to help the sector grow?
Business model innovation – transport as a service? Scaling up from cars to commercial vehicles – what are the main barriers and how can they be addressed

Keynote speaker

Marc Palmer, Brand Director, Auto Trader


Christina Calderato, Director of Transport Strategy and Policy, Transport for London

Steve Smith, Group Head of Strategy, National Grid

Liz Garlinge, Strategic Customer Projects Director, Customer Strategy and Comms, National Highways

Edmund King OBE, President, The AA

11:00 AM
Networking and morning coffee
11:20 AM
Fireside chat I

Accessibility standards for chargers – is the UK setting global standards? Sharing best practice in designing accessible public EV charge points to address the needs of all users. How to maximise competition in on-street charging, making it easier for people to charge EVs, and how to ensure the electricity system supports rollout? 


Catherine Marris, Head of Innovation, Motability

Kate Tyrrell, CEO & Co-Founder EV ChargeSafe

11:40 AM
Panel II

Levelling up the imbalance in charging infrastructure provision in the UK under a partnership model between central government and local authorities. Are the Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Fund and the On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme achieving their objectives?  Are private partnerships between local authorities and the private sector the best way forward?


Alec Peachey, Editorial Director, Transport + Energy


Karl Anders, Managing Director, Mer UK

James Court, Chief Executive Officer, EVA England

Catherine Bowen, Senior Policy Advisor, BVRLA

Aaron Berry, Deputy Head, Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (energy and infrastructure), UK Department of Transport 

12:30 PM
Panel III

Decarbonising trucks – from policy to delivery. Latest developments & the creation of a pan-European charging network for trucks. The Zerft-2 Trial


Yuan Zhang, Associate Director, Strategy, Innovation & Mobility 2030, KPMG LLP

1:20 PM
Networking and lunch
2:10 PM
Fireside chat II

The OEM perspective on the roll-out and uptake of electric cars

2:30 PM
Panel IV

Moving forward towards integrated management of EV fleets – latest innovations and new products. How can you finance the decarbonization of bus fleets?


Murray Sirel, Electric Vehicles Consultant, Gemserv


Michael Bunker, Senior Consultant, Strategic Advisory – Infrastructure Advisory Group, KPMG LLP

3:15 PM
Keynote address followed by Panel V

Vehicle-to-grid technology

Keynote speaker



Dr Russell Fowler, Senior Project Manager – Decarbonisation of Transport, National Grid

Stephane Tetot, Managing Director, BlackRock Climate Infrastructure

4:00 PM
Networking and afternoon tea
4:10 PM
Keynote address followed by Panel VI

What does the future hold for the UK EV infrastructure industry? What can we do to unlock competition along motorways and how can we target funding at gaps in remote areas? Lessons learned from the roll-out of EV Infrastructure in Europe and the US

Keynote address

  • Charging infrastructure lessons from EU and US; business models with enduring value
  • What are the key trends in UK infrastructure: scale of investment, land acquisition and types of site, asset owners doing it themselves, focus on product and customer experience
  • What does EV Infrastructure look like in 10yrs time? Closing thoughts on what is essential to get us there


Jeremy Yapp, Head of Flexible Energy Systems, BEAMA

Keynote speaker

Maurice Hochschild, Executive Chairman, Osprey Charging Network


Juliet Flamank, Charging Infrastructure Lead, Green Finance Institute

Luca Gatto, Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure, Transport and Islamic Finance, SMBC Bank International

Ian Cameron, Director of Customer Service and Innovation, UK Power Networks

Maurice Hochschild, Executive Chairman, Osprey Charging Network 

Daniel Lyons, Managing Director, IMPROVED Corporate Finance

5:00 PM
Chair’s closing remarks

Graeme Cooper MBA FEI, Global Solutions Director, Jacobs

Wednesday, June 7, 2023
5:10 PM
Close & networking drinks reception