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MINISTERIAL Pentalateral Conference on Electromobility

LU Ministry of Energy and Spatial Planning / LU Ministry of Mobility and Public Works

Monday, 21 October 2019 at 09:30 - Tuesday, 22 October 2019 at 13:30 (CEST)

MINISTERIAL Pentalateral Conference on Electromobility

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The Ministers for Mobility and Energy of Luxembourg kindly invite you to the first




 Make Western Europe a frontrunner in Electromobility

‘Closing the loop between Energy & Transport’

21 & 22 October 2019

Luxembourg City (Neumünster Abbey)



This ministerial event is organized with the support of IRENA, the Benelux Union and the Pentalateral Energy Forum [BENELUX-DE-FR-AT-CH]. This conference will gather key actors from all sectors involved in the Penta region: car manufacturers, electricity market players (TSO/DSO) and e-mobility actors(MSPs/CPOs). The first day, experts of the region and beyond will exchange on cross-border aspects on the matters of transport and energy. The second day, the rapporteur of each panel will report to the Ministers on their conclusions which will feed the ministerial discussion.

You will find below the programme. Please note the conference is free of charge and in English

We kindly ask you to confirm your participation by registering before 15th October.




Date and time: Monday 21st October (09.30-18.00) and Tuesday 22nd October (10.00-13.30) 

Location: Neumünster Abbey, Rue Münster 28 – 2160 Luxembourg 


DAY 1: Experts workshop with DG’s of energy and transport – October 21st, 2019  


09.30     Opening  

  • Claude Turmes, Minister for Energy of Luxembourg 
  • Thomas Antoine, Secretary-General Benelux Union 
  • Dolf Gielen, Director Innovation and Technology Center IRENA 


10.00 – 11.30    Session 1 - Carbon neutral by 2050: The future of transport is electric 

  • Martin Roemheld, Head of e-Mobility Services Volkswagen
  • Yasmine Assef, Program Director, New Business Energy & Charging Infrastructure Renault 
  • Axel Volkery, Team Leader Clean Transport at European Commission DG MOVE
  • Christina Bu, Secretary General Norwegian EV Association
  • Dr. Günter Hörmandinger, Deputy Director Agora Verkehrswende
  • Jos Dings, Lead European Government Relations and Business Development, Tesla


11.30 – 12.00    Coffee break


12.00 – 13.30    Session 2 - Deploying EV charging infrastructure & services 

  • Alex Michels, Head of asset management Creos
  • Roland Ferwerda, Management Director Netherlands Knowledge Platform for Public Charging Infrastructure (NKL)
  • Arne Richters, Manager Public Affairs Allego
  • Julia Poliscanova, Director Clean Vehicles and Emobility Transport & Environment
  • Dimitri Vergne, Senior Sustainable Transport Officer European Consumer Organization (BEUC)
  • Claus Fest, Head of product development and energy business ENBW


13.30 – 14.30 Luncheon 


14.30 – 16.00    Session 3 - Smart charging: What impact on electricity networks ? 

  • Rémy Garaude Verdier, Head European Affairs Enedis
  • Xavier Moreau, Strategic Advisor Nuvve
  • Frédéric Dunon, Chief Assets Officer Elia
  • Claude Hornick, Head energy department Luxembourg Institute of Regulation (ILR)
  • Olivier Piraux, CEO Nexxtlab
  • Yannick Perez, Professor of Economics CentraleSupélec

16.00 – 17.30    Session 4 - Policy panel: e-mobility ambitions in the Penta region 

  • Paula Pinho, Acting Director DG ENERGY
  • DG’s Ministry of Energy/Transport of the Penta countries 


17.30 – 18.00    Closing remarks by Mr Turmes, Minister for Energy   


DAY 2 : Ministerial meeting of transport and energy – October 22nd, 2019  


*** Panelists and Ministers only *** 


10.00 – 10.30    Keynote speakers  

  • Stefan Haubold, StreetScooter – Deutsche Post DHL  
  • Anja Van Niersen, CEO Allego 


10.30 – 11.30    Introductory speeches by Ministers Turmes and Bausch 

Under the Chair of Mr Turmes, Minister for Energy, and Mr Bausch, Minister for Mobility of Luxembourg, the morning session will start with the rapporteurs’ report on the 21rst October 4 sessions to all Ministers of Energy and Transport of the Penta Region.


11.30 – 13.30    Ministers will have the opportunity to express their view, develop national policies, exchange and how they see the Pentalateral region having a positive input in a smooth and swift development of electro-mobility.


13.30 – 15.00    LUNCH (Ministers only) : prolongation of the exchanges 




Do you have questions about MINISTERIAL Pentalateral Conference on Electromobility? Contact LU Ministry of Energy and Spatial Planning / LU Ministry of Mobility and Public Works

When & Where

28 Rue Münster
2160 Luxembourg

Monday, 21 October 2019 at 09:30 - Tuesday, 22 October 2019 at 13:30 (CEST)

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