May 6 to 9, 2019

Hôtel Le Concorde, Quebec City, QC



Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 9:00

Moderator :
Catherine Kargas
Electric Mobility Canada

Roundtable – Shared EVs Challenges 

Ted Dowling, Regional Vice President, BYD

Ted Dowling, BYD (Build Your Dreams) Canada’s Vice President, is an industry veteran with extensive experience bringing transit solutions to market.  Dowling oversees the sales and service of BYD’s transit buses and travel coaches.

Prior to joining BYD in 2016, he was the founding partner of Ontrans Technical Services, a company he was with more than a decade. Dowling has 26 years of experience in the industry, including serving vice president at Grayson Thermal Systems, a global engineering company specializing in the development of aftermarket cooling and heating products for buses and coaches

Hélène Mercier Brûlotte, Executive Director, Car2Go

Hélène Mercier Brûlotte is the Montreal General Manager for car2go, the world’s largest and fastest growing free-floating carshare service with over 80,000 Montreal members and over 3 million members worldwide. In her role as General Manager, Hélène leads efforts to further integrate car2go into the mobility fabric of Montreal and to increase awareness about the benefits of carsharing. Hélène has an extensive background in marketing and business strategies. She most recently spent over seven years in technology working in various roles in payment services innovation. Her wish now is to convince Montrealers that the end of the personal vehicle’s reign serves to improve alternative transportation. To improve life together, she believes that collaboration between the actors in mobility ecosystems is essential.

Adam Gromis, Global Lead on Sustainability, UBER

Adam is Uber’s global lead on sustainability and environmental impact on the Policy & Communications Team. He’s based in San Francisco.

Sustainability and cross-disciplinary engagement are running themes throughout his work experience. Prior to joining Uber, he worked for five years helping investors build impact investing portfolios with positions at Goldman Sachs Wealth Management, Imprint Capital, and the Global Impact Investing Network.

He holds an MBA from NYU Stern, an MPA from NYU Wagner, and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and materials science from UC Davis. Adam is proud to sit on the board of Veloz, a nonprofit dedicated to accelerating the shift to electric cars through public-private collaboration.

09:30 – 11:00


Workshop #1 - The transportation electrification industry in Quebec

Moderator : Catherine Kargas, Chair of EMC Board

Québec industry has been active in electromobility, in vehicle automation as well as the infrastructure to support the evolution in mobility.

This workshop is aimed at anyone interested in learning more about the possibilities of collaborating with Québec-based R&D organizations, vehicle manufacturers (buses and niche vehicles), charging station suppliers and network operators.

Workshop #2 - Utilities & EVs

Moderator : Rebecca Paruch, Nova Scotia Power

The workshop for utilities will address main challenges and priorities utilities in Canada have to deal with.

The room will be divided in sub-groups to address common challenges and priorities. Each group will then be asked to report to the entire audience at the end.

10:30 – 11:00

Networking break

11:00 – 12:00

Moderator :
Arthur Billette
Ministère des transports du Québec

Panel #3 – Tomorrow’s Charging Solutions

Kush Obhrai, Porsche Cars Canada Ltd.

Kush Obhrai is an automotive professional with 5 years of experience with EV and connected car products. Currently he is a Product Manager at Porsche Cars Canada focusing on the launch of Porsche’s first BEV, the Taycan. A true sports car, with over 600 hp (440kW). Its 800V architecture opens up new possibilities for high power charging. To realize the car’s unique capabilities, Porsche is working to install 320 kW capable chargers at dealer sites across Canada. Prior to this role, Kush was responsible for the roll-out of Connected Car features for BMW Canada.

Stéphanie Medeiros, Head of EV Charging Infrastructure, ABB

Stephanie Medeiros is an e-mobility professional with over 12 years of engineering and leadership experience in North America and around the world. She currently leads the EV Charger Infrastructure business at ABB, and is based in Montreal, Quebec. She started her career as a technical engineer at ABB in the power systems group, gaining valuable experience troubleshooting electrical systems on site, and evolved into various sales and management positions locally and abroad. Since obtaining her role in EV charging infrastructure, Stephanie has helped develop and launch ABB’s Center of Excellence of eMobility in North America, located in ABB Canada’s headquarters in Montreal. She currently sits on the Board of Directors of IGEE (Institute for Electrical Power Engineering in Quebec) and CUTRIC (Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium). Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and is a graduate from McGill University.

Robert Barrosa, Director, Utility Strategy and Operations, Electrify Canada

Robert Barrosa is the Chief Operating Officer for Electrify Canada, an EV charging provider focused on promoting Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) adoption by offering an ultrafast and convenient charging network. Rob has over 10 years of experience in the EV infrastructure industry providing solution for on-road and off-road applications. Previously, Rob served as vice president of OEM Strategy & Business Development for EVgo and as an executive with AeroVironment Inc. in engineering, product development, and business development.

Amin Ghazanfari, Research Engineer - Development Projects, Hydro-Québec

Amin Ghazanfari is a research engineer at Hydro-Québec’s Center of Excellence in Transportation Electrification and Energy Storage (CETEES). He holds a Ph.D. in Energy Systems from the University of Alberta. He has 12 years of experience in the design, modeling, testing, and analysis of complex energy conversion systems and smart technologies. Since joining CETEES, Amin has led a couple of complex R&D projects. Advancing the science of energy systems, developing applied solutions, and addressing an array of technological and environmental challenges are central components of his recent activities.

12:00 – 12:30

  Closing Ceremony

EV2019VÉ Conference & Trade Show
May 6th to 9th, 2019 | Hôtel Le Concorde, Quebec City, Quebec CANADA
Electric Mobility Canada (EMC) invites you to the 10th annual national event, taking place in Quebec City, Quebec from May 6th to 9th, 2019. Focusing on all modes of ground electric transportation, the EV/VÉ Conference and Trade Show is the most important and respected event in the EV industry in Canada.

Organised by

Electric Mobility Canada

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