According to the current situation, the European Zero Bus Emission Conference will take place on 17-18 November 2021, in Paris.

The health and well-being of our participants, exhibitors and sponsors is our top priority. Therefore, we can assure you that, as the organisers, we are monitoring the Covid-19 situation regularly. We are following the recommendations provided by the World Health Organisation and cooperate closely with the Maison de la Chimie. Should there be any changes to the current recommendations, the event organisers will take immediate action to review the instructions carefully and follow new procedures if any. Kindly note that due to the covid restrictions and stricter rules imposed by the French government, we reserve the right to cancel any registration and deny access to the venue.

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Please check this webpage and our Twitter account for regular updates. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the ZEB team.

The zero-emission bus conference brought together manufacturers, operators, policy makers and industry to discuss decarbonisation of public transport.

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The Paris Zero Emission Bus Conference follows the successful 2nd edition held in Cologne, Germany, in November 2018. Over 360 global stakeholders representing 220 organisations attended the event.

Expert speakers debated routes to commercialisation and discussed technological readiness of the two zero emission options: battery and fuel cell buses.

ZEB 2021 called on European manufacturers, policy makers and operators to scale up their zero emission ambitions to become global leaders in the transition to a zero-emission society.

AGENDA

9:00 - 9:30

Coffee & Registration

9:30 - 11:00

SESSION 1 | CONFERENCE OPENING | TOWARDS NET ZERO: POLICIES & STATE OF PLAY

Policy makers affirm their commitment to supporting uptake of zero emission vehicles. Experts from across the bus sector give an introduction to the current status,opportunities and challenges of deploying zero emission buses.

Conference Opening
Transitioning to zero emission: RATP Bus Plan 2025
Philippe Martin, Director General Operations Officer, RATP
Modal Shift: How Do We Encourage Increased Use of Public Transport as a Climate Solution
Mohamed Mezghani, Secretary General, International Association of Public Transport (UITP)
Horizon Europe partnerships contributing to Zero Emission Buses: towards a Cleaner Planet
Andrea Gentili, Deputy Head of the Unit: Low Emission Future Industries, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission (DG RTD)
European Collaboration for Hydrogen Bus Deployment
Bart Biebuyck, Execuouillontive Director, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU)
US ZEB Perspective: Market Snapshot and Future Direction
Dan Raudebaugh, Executive Director, Center for Transportation and the EnvironmentHow do we move Public Transport Authorities towards buying zero emission? (Remote)
Dorthe Nøhr Pedersen, CEO, Movia & President, EMTA

Q&A Discussion

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee & Networking

11:30 - 13:15

SESSION 2 | ZERO EMISSION BUSES | PERFORMANCE & OUTLOOK

This session will examine the current solutions, performance and forecast trends for deploying zero emission buses in a dialogue between sector experts and manufacturers.

CaetanoBus contribution for ZEB scale up
Patricia Vasconcelos, CEO, CaetanoBus

 

Panel – Zero Emission Bus Innovations
Moderator: Jan Deman, Managing Director, Busworld Foundation
Vincent Lemaire, CEO, Safra
Geert Van Hecke, Head of Sales, Van Hool
Jean Marc Boucheret, Sustainability Mobility Manager, IVECO Bus
Patricia Vasconcelos, CEO, Caetano
 

Panel – Drivetrain performance: unlocking the benefits of new ZEBs, retrofit and second-hand in European markets

Moderator: Pietro Caloprisco, Project Officer, FCH JU
David Yorke, European Market Development Manager, Ballard
Laurent Chauvin, Director Product Marketing, Symbio
Laurent Chognard, Business Development Engineer, Greenmot
Sébastien Rembauville- Nicolle, VP Business Development, FORSEE POWER

13:15 - 14:30

Lunch & Exhibition

14:30 - 15:45

SESSION 3 | OPTIMISING OPERATIONS : PRACTICAL ZEB EXPERIENCE

Hear commentary from operators, sharing their strategies, experiences and lessons learned from toovercomethe challenges faced during their transition to zero emission fleets.

Case Study: Groningen & Drenthe – Battery & Fuel Cell Bus Deployment (Remote)
Erwin Stoker, Team Lead Mobility, Ov Bureau Groningen and Drenthe

Panel – Optimising Operations

Moderator: Arno Kerkhof, Head of Bus Division, UITP
Tanguy Bouton, Corporate Fleet Director, Transdev
Jorge Couto, Head of Industrial Performance, RATP Dev
Lucie Kempf, Project Manager, Syndicat Mixte des Transports Urbains Pau-Porte des Pyrenees (SMTU)
Bruno Lapeyrie, Director, Keolis
Patrick Warner, Head of Innovation Strategy, GoAhead Group

15:45 - 16:15

Coffee & Networking

16:15 - 18:00

SESSION 4 | THE INFRASTRUCTURE CHALLENGE: BATTERY & HYDROGEN

We finish the day addressing the challenges and barriers to scaling up infrastructure. Representatives from industry will present their solutions to the major obstacles currently preventing widescale uptake of zero emission options.

Unlocking the Challenges of Infrastructure to support ZEB deployments
Anna Lenaerts, Marketing Director, Hydrogen Energy WBL, Air Liquide
Panel – Hydrogen Refuelling Structure

Moderator : Lionel Boillot, Project Officer, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking
Caroline Stancell; General Manager, Hydrogen for Mobility Europe & Africa, Air Products
Jean-Marie Padovani, General Manager, New Energies, Air Liquide
Markus Bachmeier, Director Sales & Products, Linde
Pierre Lombard, Sales Manager, McPhy

Panel – Charging Infrastructure

Moderator: Thomas Neumann, Policy Officer, European Association for Electromobility (AVERE)
Koen Van Haperen, Market Director Public Transport, Heliox
Miriam Azurmendi, E-Mobility Department Manager, Jema Energy
Maciej Wojeński, Co-founder & Vice President, Ekoenergetyka-Polska

08:30 - 9:00

Coffee & Registration

9:00 - 10:30

SESSION 5 | INNOVATIVE ECONOMICS

This session will outline business models and pathways for moving from funding to financing of complete fleets of zero emission buses and their associated infrastructure.

Conference Opening Address
Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, CEO, Hydrogen Europe
How UGAP support public authorities to transition to zero emission

Olivier Rougetet, CMO Mobility & Stéphane Pukala, Project Manager
Union des Groupements d’Achats Publics (UGAP)

Panel – Bridging the gap: Moving From Public Funding to Private Financing Solutions for ZEBs

Moderator: Celine Cluzel, Partner, Element Energy
Nicolas Brahy, General Counsel, Hy24
Ian Jennings, Senior Specialist Urban Transport, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Philippe Ringenbach, CEO, NEoT Capital
Ben Werth, Managing Director, FUZE Fin

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee & Networking

11:00 - 12:50

SESSION 6 | LOOKING TO THE FUTURE: ZEB INNOVATIONS FOR THE 2020s

This session will feature case studies from around Europe, focusing on innovations in the zero-emission bus sector for the coming decade. How can we decarbonise inter-city travel? How can ZEBs support the wider decarbonisation agenda? What can we expect from industry to make the transition easier for operators?

Enabling zero emission mobility with green hydrogen
Jens Conrad, Business Development Manager, Everfuel
How can holistic solutions lower the total cost of ownership of EVs?
Steven Meersman, Founder & Director, Zenobe Energy
Turnkey Solutions: Unlocking the barriers to ZEBs at scale
Hydrogen Refuelling: Tim Evison, Senior Vice President, Messer Group
The key role of energy service companies in public transport fleet electrification
Valerio Vadacchino, Head of e-Bus, Enel-X
Hydrogen Infrastructure at scale
Julius Bernard, Sales Manager, Linde
Decarbonizing the mobility system in the Transport Authority of the Amsterdam Region
Gerard Hellburg, Programme Manager, Vervoerregio
HyFleet: Zero-emission coaches for large-scale long distance operation

Daniel Zellinger, Team Lead Bus Fleet Strategy, FlixMobility (Flixbus)
Dr. Manfred Stefener, Managing Director, Freudenberg Fuel Cell e-Power Systems

 

13:00 - 14:30

Lunch & Exhibition

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The European ZEB 2021 conference will be held at the Maison de la Chimie, which is located in the heart of Paris near the French National Assembly in the Invalides neighbourhood.

registration

Registration is now closed. Thank you.

contact us

Drena Roskilly 

Element Energy
Tel: +44 (0) 203 813 3902
Email: drena.roskilly@element-energy.co.uk

Adrianna Trojak

Hydrogen Europe
Tel: +32 (0) 472 061 089
Email: a.trojak@hydrogeneurope.eu

getting to the venue

Maison de la Chimie
28 rue Saint Dominique
FR-75007 Paris

 

By Metro
Station Invalides / Lines 8 and 13
Station Assemblée Nationale / Line 12

By RER
Station Invalides / Lines C

By Bus
Station Invalides / Line 69
Station Assemblée Nationale / Lines 63 / 73 / 83 / 84 / 94

In order to visualize the Metro/RER/bus/tram maps,
please click here.