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26 - 27 August, 2019

University of Technology, SYDNEY





The transition to electric vehicles is upon us. Some time very soon, and most certainly in the next several years, the uptake of EVs by Australian consumers and fleet operators will surge.

The opportunities of this EV transition are enormous, and will have major implications for government, industry and consumers. This will involve policy makers, government institutions, grid operators, network owners, power utilities, energy retailers, and fleet owners - not to mention the incumbent auto industry, the makers of EVs themselves, the providers of smart new software, batteries, charging networks, autonomous driving technology, and - of course - the consumer.

To explore these themes, RenewEconomy and its EV-focused website The Driven are co-hosting the inaugural Electric Vehicle Transition conference in Sydney on August 26 and 27, bringing together the leading players and thinkers in the sector.

We already have an impressive line up and will be adding to the cast in coming weeks before revealing the final program.

Please come and join us as we explore various aspects of the transition to electric vehicles in Australia.

We hope to see you there!


Giles Parkinson
Editor and Publisher


Mark Butler

Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Federal Opposition
Mark Butler has been the Labor Member for Port Adelaide in the Federal Parliament since 2007 and... More

Shane Rattenbury

Minister for Climate Change, ACT Government
Shane Rattenbury is the Minister for Climate Change in the Government of the Australian Capital... More

Ed McManus

CEO, Powershop
A leading regular commentator on energy, renewables, consumer trends, technology, and... More

James Kennedy

Chief Technology Officer, Tritium
James Kennedy is the Chief Technology Officer of Tritium, a Brisbane-based power electronics... More

Ali Asghar

Senior Associate - Power, Energy Storage and Electric Vehicles, Bloomberg NEF
Ali Asghar is a Senior Associate at BloombergNEF in the Sydney office. He leads the analysis for... More

Ian Kay

Chief Financial Officer, ARENA

Phil Blythe

Founder & CEO, Greensync
Dr Phil Blythe (Ph.D.) is a leading specialist in optimising distributed energy resources for... More

Carola Jonas

CEO, Everty
Carola is the CEO and founder of Everty, a company that provides a cloud-based Software as a... More

Evan Beaver

Head of Charging, *Chargefox*
Evan was the Program Manager for the Tesla supercharger network when it rolled out in Australia.... More

Anna Skarbek

Chief Executive Officer, ClimateWorks Australia
Anna has led ClimateWorks since its inception in 2009, guiding ClimateWorks’ independent... More

Grace Tam

Associate Director, Clean Energy Finance Corporation
Grace Tam is a debt markets specialist at the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, where she... More

Scott Nargar

Customer Experience, Senior Manager of Future Mobility & Government Relations, Hyundai
Scott has over two decades of experience in the motor industry in technical, media, product... More

Mick Fell

Consulting Director, Energeia
Mick is the Consulting Director of Energeia’s Sydney office, and he has over 10 years of... More

Steve Amor

Marketing Manager for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure, ABB
Steve Amor is ABB Australia’s Marketing Manager for ABB’s Electric Vehicle Charging... More

Kumail Rashid

Asia Pacific Sales Manager for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure, ABB
Kumail is the Asia Pacific Sales Manager for ABB Electric Vehicle Charging, based in Singapore.... More

David Sullivan

Manager of Electrification Business for Australia and New Zealand, ABB
David was appointed manager for the Electrification business of ABB in Australia and New Zealand... More

Rachele Williams

CEO Associate, TransGrid
Rachele has over 15 years’ experience in electricity utilities including distribution and... More

Kristian Handberg

Electric Vehicle Lead, AGL Energy

Gregory Staib

Head, Consumer Forecasting & Analytics, Australian Energy Market Operator

Paul Fox

Co-Founder, Evie Networks

Giles Parkinson

Founder | Editor, RenewEconomy | The Driven
Giles Parkinson is founder and editor of Renew Economy, and is also the founder... More

Behyad Jafari

CEO, Electric Vehicle Council

Dr Alina Dini

Industry Fellow, Institute for Sustainable Futures, Queensland University of Technology
From Sydney to Silicon Valley, Alina has advised a range of organisations on strategic... More

Tim Washington

Director, JET Charge

Simon Corbell

Chief Advisor, Energy Estate
Simon Corbell is the Chief Advisor to Energy Estate – a strategic consulting, transaction... More

Dr Scott Dwyer

Research Principal, Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS
Dr Scott Dwyer is a Research Principal at leading sustainability research institute, the... More

Ben Warren

National Manager – Electrification & Mobility, Nissan

Josh Harvey

Head, Strategy and Innovation, Essential Energy
Josh studied Economics at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia and then later Business... More

Stephanie Bashir

Principal, Nexa Advisory


Full registration

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Single day registrations

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  • Day 2 Registration - Tuesday




University of Technology, Sydney
Building 10 Level 7/235 Jones St
Aerial UTS Function Centre
New South Wales Australia 2007

Event Organiser

Anne Delaney

Email Organiser

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