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The inauguration of the European Interoperability Centre for Electric Vehicles and Smart Grids will be held in conjunction with the International Symposium "Towards a Transatlantic E-Mobility Market"on 28th – 29th October 2015 in Ispra, Italy.
The two-day Symposium will bring together key stakeholders to discuss aspects related to interoperability - Vehicles and Grids - and concrete actions to pave the way towards an e-mobility market.
High level representatives from industry, research organizations and academic institutions, policy makers, regulators, standardization bodies will address the following topics:
The European Commission's Interoperability centre will be inaugurated on the 29th October 2015 in the presence of the Vice President of the European Commission for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič and the USA counter partners from US Department of Energy, the US Argonne National Laboratory and other high level guests.
Video of the inauguration ceremony
Mike Tinskey, Global Director, Vehicle Electrification & Infrastructure, Ford Motor Company
Marcel Aslund, The Trans-Atlantic Business Council (TABC) / AUDI AG
Josef Affenzeller, Secretary General of the European Green Vehicles Initiative (EGVIA)
Alfons Westgeest, Executive Director, Association of European Automotive and Industrial Battery Manufacturers (EUROBAT)
David Dossett, Chair of the E-Mobility Coordination Group, CEN CENELEC
Joe Bhatia, President and CEO, American national Standards Institute
Gereon Meyer, Head of Strategic Projects at VDI/VDE-IT
Riccardo Groppo, Chair of the European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration (EPoSS) Automotive experts group
Ben Kroposki, Director - Power Systems Engineering Center, NREL, USA
Michael Keller, Responsible Charging Infrastructure, Volkswagen AG
Jesús García Martin, European Technology Platform on Smart Grids/Iberdrola
Ana Aguado, Secretary General of European Distribution System Operators for Smart Grids (EDSO)
João A. Peças Lopes, Full Professor of EE at FEUP and Member of the Board of INESC TEC; Vice-President of the Portuguese Association for Electric Mobility
Gerrit Riemer, Director Future Mobility, General Motors
Joseph Beretta, President of AVERE France, French Electric Mobilty Development Association
Baerte de Brey, STEDIN, Dutch Electric Utility Company
Alberto Pototschnig, Director of Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER)
Wolfgang Selle, Supervisor E-Mobility & Infrastructure FoE, Dipl.-Ing., Ford Motor Company
Venizelos Efthymiou, Chairman of the Research Cemtre for Sustainable Energy (FOSS)
Petr Dolejsi, Director for Mobility & Sustainable Transport, ACEA
Luciano Martini, Coordination of the Smart Grids Joint Programme, European Energy Research Alliance (EERA)
Lee Slezak, Program Manager for the US Department of Energy Vehicles Technology Program in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable
Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission for Energy Union
Federico Testa, Commissioner of ENEA
Ernesto Ciorra, Head of Innovation and Sustainability, ENEL
Nicholas Sherman, Coordinator of the US-EU Energy Council, the US Department of Energy