intercharge
Network
Conference

The B2B conference on eMobility

22–23 september 2021 / BERLIN

eMOBILITY 2025 – ON THE VERGE OF MASS ADOPTION

2025 will become a critical year for the Electric Vehicle Charging Industry. It will be the year when a middle-class electric vehicle will cost the same as its internal combustion engine pendant. A great accomplishment that will lift the entire industry to new heights of mass adoption, freeing itself from the shackles of subsidies and embracing healthy and dynamic growth. With this, we will reach an unprecedented state of EV-based mobility all over the world.

But to establish the 2025 vision of the EV Charging Market, the whole EV ecosystem must collaborate! The logic behind such a connected eMobility ecosystem is not only future-oriented but empowering: We must come together to place each step of the EV Charging process in the hands of the EV driver. Because ultimately, people will drive the change.

eMobility 2025 embodies the central theme of the ICNC21: It allows us to reveal what action is needed now to reach our goal of a mature EV Charging Market by 2025, a market on the verge of mass adoption.

CHANGE CATALYSTS

We have identified five change catalysts that will enable us, the EV Charging Industry, to deliver on this 2025 vision:

SMART ENERGY
CITIES AND MUNICIPALITIES
NEW MARKET ENTRANTS
THE DIGITAL CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
THE VALUE OF DATA
"Really good representation of the global charging market"
Simon Hou
CEO / XCHARGE
"Very special conference on the sector in Europe and globally"
Dominique Houde
PARTNER / Improved
"A great conference that brings a lot of relevant people together"
Lior Sethon
DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER / MOBILEYE AND INTEL DEVISION

Visions, Trends, Perspectives

Top-level speakers

Our speakers are experienced eMobility experts excited to share their vision.

Workshops

Join our workshop sessions to explore and discuss catalysts that will drive the industry forward.

Connect and network

Connect and exchange with diverse industry players from a global market.

location | EUREF-CAMPUS and Online

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Engage in dialog, whether live or online – from anywhere in the world. Follow the event’s course and actively participate in keynotes, panels, workshops, showcases and exhibition.

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Live-Streaming

Watch the stage programme and the workshops via live stream.

Meeting Manager

Schedule meetings before the event and have them reflected in your calendar.

Chat Function

Chat function to exchange and network directly with other participants.

SPEAKERS AT ICNC21

We attract global thought-leaders and decision-makers from the mobility, energy, and software industries, examining the mobility world of tomorrow from every possible angle.

Call for speakers

WHAT TO EXPECT

The agenda is continously updated with great panels and interesting keynotes.

08:30 AM
DOORS OPEN
09:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Opening/Welcome Note

Learning from the past and embracing the future.
Welcome to the 2021 edition of the intercharge Network Conference, an edition dedicated to embracing the next four years of possibilities in eMobility with the common vision of a connected and mature EV Charging Market by 2025.

Carsten Puhl
Hubject
Christian Hahn
Hubject
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
KEYNOTE
Easy. Fast. Everywhere.
What will charging be like in the future?

The ramp-up of electrified mobility is currently at the center of public attention. With more electrified vehicles in the market the whole E-mobility industry is gaining momentum. One of the biggest enablers besides attractive, innovative and ever more sustainable automobile offers is charging. Charging has the potential to develop from a purchase barrier towards a selling proposition for E-mobility and to become a profitable ecosystem. Automobile manufacturers, cities and municipalities but also utilities and oil & gas companies should seize the opportunity and continue to work on fulfilling customer needs by creating integrated and transparent charging offers.

So, what will charging be like in the future and why is it so important for our industry?

Dr. Andreas Aumann
BMW Group
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
KEYNOTE
Future Outlook - 2025+ from an infrastructure perspective

Luuk van Kuik will shine a light on the key challenges and opportunities which will impact the evolution of the whole eMobility market in the years to come – from a software infrastructure side of things. Even more important he will outline how we, as human beings, by nature tend to look and act at this evolution and he will test, challenge, and invite you to start thinking differently during and after his keynote.

Luuk van Kuik
Last Mile Solutions
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Panel
Smart Mobility - Smart Energy and EV

Smart mobility and digitization are changing our lives - and our mobility. Alternative drive systems are taking over the roads, cities are being redeveloped with new modes of transport or a multimodal mix, and intelligent systems are linking modes of transport with the infrastructure. In the future, mobility will contribute more than ever to improving quality of life, safety, and environmental and climate protection. The future of mobility remains exciting: Rapid technological progress is opening up entirely new possibilities for the future car. Thanks to automated driving, we can be chauffeured from door to door in self-driving vehicles. Traffic jams, accidents, and environmental damage could soon be a thing of the past.

Dr. Stephan Hell
KOSTAL Industrie Elektrik
Lennart Verheijen
Greenflux
Michel Scholtes
Tritium
Rok Poteko
Etrel
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
KEYNOTE
eMobility 2025: THE CITY AS A CANVAS – DESIGNING SPACE AND MOBILITY FOR GENERATIONS TO COME

Constantin Schwaab, serial entrepreneur and founder of Wirelane learned to cope with transformation pressure as a skateboarder and graffiti artist in the early 1990s. Today, we’ve entered a post-traumatic Covid-19 phase, characterized by global uncertainty and disorientation in a world that changes at unprecedented speed. But there’s also hope: scientific breakthroughs and technological convergence point the way to the future. Societies and companies are facing a pressing need to rethink existing behavioral patterns and modes of how they do business, collaborate and coexist. This transformation pressure is catalyzed by intervals of natural disasters, causing unpredictable cost for current and future generations. One of the biggest challenges is the reduction of emissions from the consumption of fossil fuels. Emobility is on the verge of mass adoption and will help to unlock the potential of alternative forms of mobility as well as the re-design of urban space.

Constantin Schwaab
Wirelane
12:30 PM - 01:00 PM
KEYNOTE
Gravity-based market development: How eMobility 2025 may look like

Elias Pöyry
Virta
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
LUNCH BREAK
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
PANEL
From start-up to IPO and beyond: The funding journey to achieve the upcoming scale of global EV adoption
Powered by Improved

Dr. Jussi Palola
Virta
Ton Louwers
Allego
Marcus Fendt
The Mobility House
Austin Wood
Wallbox Chargers
Dominique Houde
Improved
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Panel
eMobility in the US: What can we learn from them, what can they learn from us?

Eric Lyle Bendler
Vinfast USA
Jordan Golson
Inverse and TechRepublic
Michael D. Farkas
Blink
Richard Colley
ARRIVAL
Timoteij Gavrilovic
AmpUp USA
04:00 PM - 04:15 PM
Coffee BREAK
04:15 PM - 04:45 PM
Keynote
Behind the Scenes of EV Charging - Lessons Learned From The World’s Largest Implementations.

The EV charging infrastructure needs to accommodate an exponential market growth and a wide range of charging use-cases, which means EV charging providers must be able to up-scale their network while broadening their offerings, and providing a seamless charging experience to drivers.
During the session we will share our experience with large-scale network deployments, and showcase real-world examples of realized business flexibility, operational excellence, proven scalability and more.

We will also shed light on a range of different implementation approaches - from building an inhouse software solution to an out-of-the-box implementation OR a flexible approach that focuses on purchasing a core solution and expanding it with self-development based on APIs – which will enable market players to address their challenges today and future-proof their business for the challenges of tomorrow.

Doron Frenkel
Driivz
04:00 PM - 05:15 PM
Workshop
Plug&Charge to Market: The practical guide to a successful implementation

ISO15118 is gaining traction and the first productive Plug&Charge (PnC) Ecosystem and V2G Root PKI for convenient and secure authentication, authorization and billing is the enabler of the future EV charging experience. eMobility pioneers such as leading OEMs, eMobility Service Providers and Charge Point Operators are joining Hubject’s PnC-Ecosystem, the only market-ready solution to date.

During this workshop, we will give insights and lessons learned for a smooth Plug&Charge Quick2Market implementation to position yourself at the forefront of the secure and convenient charging experience.

04:45 PM - 05:15 PM
KEYNOTE
Empowering electric life – the electrification of mobility unchains new business potentials and partnerships for the automotive sector

Simon Christian Loeffler
Elli - A Brand of the Volkswagen Group
05:15 PM - 06:30 PM
Award
2. Hubject emobility start-up award

Let's search together for the most innovative eMobility start-up of 2021. Through an elevator pitch, the four finalists have the opportunity to convince the ICNC21 jury and secure the trophy. The stage belongs to the newcomers!

The Start-ups
The Jury
Christian Hahn
Hubject
Nick Woolley
ev.energy
Wulf Schlachter
DXBe Management Group
Dominique Houde
Improved
06:40 PM - 07:40 PM
Fireside Chat
The Evening Round

Join selected experts for this exclusive and up-close 'Evening Round'. Together, the experts will dive deeper into the vision of eMobility 2025 - a mature and connected EV Charging Market, that is ready for mass adoption.  
 
In 2025, we will reach an unprecedented state of EV-based mobility all over the world. A future that is driven by electrified vehicles, not only promising mature business prospects and substantial gains but also impacting each of us on a personal level. 
 
The Evening Round will further examine the change catalysts that will turn "eMobility 2025" from a vision into a roadmap with concrete actions, aspirational milestones and new concepts that will be beyond impactful.

07:00 PM - OPEN END
Networking
GET TOGETHER

This is the part where the 'network' element of the intercharge Network Conference comes to play. Enjoy interesting, stimulating and at times nerdy eMobility conversations over a cool beverage.

09:00 AM
DOORS OPEN
09:30 AM
OPENING NOTE

Let's kick off day 2 at ICNC21!

09:45 AM - 10:15 AM
KEYNOTE
How EV charging transforms until 2025
Matthias Wiecher
e.on
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Panel
Expanding Public Charging Networks and Collaborating with Cities and Municipalities

Dr. Fabian Ziegler
Shell Deutschland
Kurt-Christoph von Knobelsdorff
NOW
Lex Hartman
Ubitricity Shell
Rene Kerkmeester
Equigy
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Panel
Data is the new oil - even if we don´t need oil anymore

In the year 2025, data will be the fundament for nearly every mobility service. Mobility data is central to designing relevant offerings and ensuring operational excellence. Connecting different sources of data, matching, and merging to create new services and products is key to accelerate adoption.

Sometimes users have no idea what data is being collected and utilized. All too often, this lack of transparency and ownership is fuelling distrust toward these offerings, decelerating the rate of adoption.

How can we merge the interests of new services with privacy and data protection - is there a scenario where business and users benefits are alike?

Aleksander Rajch
PSPA Poland
Markus Kroeger
Panion
Martin Klässner
has·to·be gmbh
Nastya Koro
TIER Mobility
Robin van den Berg
TomTom
12:30 PM - 01:45 PM
PANEL
Customization vs. Standardization - Are we in for a fight?

The industry is moving more and more towards automation of processes in terms of customer experience to realize scalability and thus implement the mass market. But does this make sense at all, or does the end consumer suffer from a non-customized customer experience? Should companies focus more on customers' individual demands or make scalability the focus, or does one not exclude the other?

Anton Achatz
Mer Germany GmbH
Donald Hopper
EVA.GLOBAL
Dr. Ilan Momber
EWE Go
Marc Mültin
Switch
Stefan Hirzinger
Webasto Group
01:45 PM - 02:00 PM
LUNCH BREAK
02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Keynote
DC Fast Charging, a pre-requisite for the mass transition to electric mobility

Jeroen Jonker
Tritium
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Panel
eMobility 2025 success factor: Megawatt Charging System

Electric car Charging as fast as gasoline is the aim?  Soon we will be able to recharge your electric vehicle as quickly and efficiently as a traditional gasoline fill-up.

  • What do we need to do to scale up technologies that work well in the lab for mass production?
  • Are we on the verge of a revolution?

Solid-state batteries could produce up to 45% more power than those using liquid electrolytes, while non-flammable, solid electrolytes mean the risk of fire threatened by current technology is eliminated. Expect to see these batteries first in upmarket and pricey long-range electric vehicles.

  • Are there new problems coming up because fest-chargers require much more energy from the grid and are very costly to install?
  • Will fast-charging technology be the key in future of EV charging since 100% of vehicle manufacturers are adopting fast charging?
  • Do we even need faster-charging concepts?
Claas Bracklo
CharIn e.V.
Johan Peeters
ABB
Lars Walch
EnBW
Theodore Bohn
Center for Transportation Research Argonne National Laboratory
Vinzenz Stauner
MAN Truck & Bus
03:30 PM - 04:45 PM
Workshop
eMobility Market Entry

eMobility is on the verge of mass adoption, a different type of market entrant becomes highly relevant – off-industry players. By now, most of the big automotive OEMs, utilities companies and energy service companies have recognized the value in the industry and established themselves with various business models.

But how can off-industry players set foot in this highly dynamic sector and benefit from ongoing governmental incentives?

In our “market entry workshop” at the ICNC21 we will explore various opportunities for new market entrants, focusing on off-industryplayers. In the course of it, we will discuss different integration clusters, best practices and how Hubject can accelerate your journey in becoming a well-established and profitable eMobility player.

Register here
03:30 PM - 04:45 PM
Workshop
CharIN CCS certification scheme & automated conformance testing

CharIN’s work on the improvement of Interoperability between EV & EVSE will be explained. DEKRA and KERI are leading the Qualification Team. Together with the Focus Group experts the required test cases have been validated on 3 different test systems. One of these can be seen in the exhibition. Keysight Technologies will explain how their test system runs the test cases to confirm the conformity of charging products.

Register here
04:45 PM - 05:00 PM
Closing Note

What a time to be part of the EV Charging Industry - lots of possibilities, lots of movement! Let's take one final look at eMobility 2025.

Get your ticket

Join us on-site or digitally - it’s your choice.
On-site and digital tickets grant you access to the complete ICNC experience. Engage in live workshops, panels, and keynotes. Interact with speakers and chat and connect with participants all via our ICNC app.

Please note on-site tickets are limited due to COVID-19 regulations.

Digital

Limited EARLY BIRD OFFER
until 16.04.2021

€ 149.00 EUR

€ 149.00 EUR

Get a ticket for our advanced digital modules to watch the conference live streams, get involved, interact with other attendees, and experience virtual parts of our exhibition. The digital pass is valid for online participation in the ICNC21 event platform.

  • Livestream access to conference

  • Access to every workshop

  • Connect with everyone via the ICNC hub

  • Experience the ICNC like you are there and interact with speakers, panels and workshops

Onsite

Limited EARLY BIRD OFFER
until 16.04.2021

€ 229.00 EUR

€ 229.00 EUR

Get the full experience and attend our ICNC21 conference live on-site at EUREF Campus Berlin on September 22 and 23! With your ticket, you also have the opportunity to experience an unforgettable evening at the Midsummer night on September 22 from 6 pm.

  • Experience the ICNC live atmosphere

  • Participate workshops

  • Connect with everyone via app and our ICNC Hub

  • Attend our networking evening event, food and drinks are on us

FAQs

3 G Rule in Germany

To access the ICNC or any hotel in Germany, you need to have a digital or hard copy proof that you were either tested against, vaccinated against, or have recovered from COVID-19.

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How to participate in a workshop?

Participation in the ICNC workshops is possible digitally on-site, depending on your ticket category.

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General rules of conduct

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Further Notes

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Mandatory masks

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No-Handshake Policy

Shaking hands is strictly prohibited - at least this year.

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Food

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Disinfection

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Ventilation

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Distances

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Workshop - COVID

Seating in the workshop area is limited. This means that you need to reserve your spot in advance through an application process. You will get access to the workshop area max. 10 minutes before start. The workshop is over; you will have to leave the workshop area, even if you have booked another workshop afterward. You are allowed to remove your mouth-nose covering while listening.

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Registration

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Data acquisition

We record all important data for follow-up care within the framework of legal requirements (SARS-CoV-2 Infection Protection Ordinance and the resulting hygiene framework concept for events). Recordings will be automatically deleted for weeks after the ICNC21. All participants are known to us by name and your presence is recorded. You will need your name badge throughout your ICNC21 visit. The name badge will be scanned every time you enter or leave the EUREF-Campus to record check-in and out times. Our attendance documentation takes place on a self-sufficient secondary system and does not contain any personal data, it is anonymized. Only if there is a justified need and exclusively for Corona contact tracking, the data is supplemented with the legally required data from our ICNC21 ticketing system via a participant ID and transferred to the responsible health authority.

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What measures are taken to minimize the risk of participation?

We take all measures necessary to ensure the greatest possible safety for our guests and employees. To this end, we are in direct contact with the relevant authorities, who provide us with advice. In addition to intensified hygiene measures (including increased cleaning intervals, area-wide disinfection facilities, close-meshed ventilation plan), general, as well as specific rules of conduct, apply. The latter includes a no-handshake policy and a general mask requirement. In addition, the greatest possible distances will be ensured on-site, for example in the seating of lecture rooms, in the planning of the exhibition area, and in the catering areas. In order to ensure the greatest possible spacing, both the number of participants and the number of exhibitors will be limited. Check-in for the event will be contactless.

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Why do I have to register for a workshop in advance?

The tickets are limited to the number of available seats in the workshop area of ICNC21. Therefore, only people who have booked a workshop online in advance are granted access.

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How can I register for a workshop?

Participants of the event will be actively informed about the bookable workshops. Registration is done online in advance via the ICNC Ticket Shop. Registration is through an application process coordinated by each workshop sponsor. You will receive your access authorization as soon as the sponsor has confirmed your participation. The basic requirement for workshop participation is the purchase of an on-site or digital event ticket.

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Do I have to print out my ICNC21 ticket?

No, if you have a smartphone with a standard screen resolution, that's enough for us. Necessary for our systems is the QR code that is on your ticket!

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Where can I purchase an on-site or digital ICNC21 ticket?

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What happens if I cannot attend or my company prohibits me from attending at short notice?

In this case, the ticket can be converted into a virtual ticket free of charge.

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What happens if the event gets postponed?

Both tickets and exhibitor and sponsorship packages remain valid for the alternative date. Booked tickets can be transferred to colleagues free of charge.

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How do I get access to the on-site event?

Scan your printed ticket or the digital QR code at the contactless registration desk. Make sure to bring a FFP-2 mask.

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Can appointments made within the app be transferred to my personal calendar?

All appointments and event items that are noted in your app can be exported to your personal calendar.

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Does the ICNC21 Application comply with the general data protection regulation (GDPR)?

The ICNC21 Application complies with the current version of the general data protection regulations (GDPR), meaning no personal data is transferred.

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When and how will you get access to the platform?

Ticket holders, speakers, exhibitors and sponsors will have access to the platform from the end of March 2021. You will receive your personalized login data after purchasing your ticket successfully by e-mail.

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Where can I download the app?

The ICNC21 application is available in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

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Having trouble logging in?

If you have any questions or problems, please contact the support via e-mail at icnc@hubject.com.

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