Thursday, 22 July 2010 7:29 P.M.
Business of Plugging In Conference Returns to Detroit, Announces
is now open for the 2010 conference
ARBOR, Mich. -- This October, The Business of Plugging
InSM conference returns to Detroit hosting
a diverse lineup of leaders from a number of different industries.
Representing sectors key to the success of wide-scale plug-in
electric vehicle (PEV) deployment, this year’s event
will unite automotive, utility, technology, finance and policy
leaders to continue the intelligent discussion surrounding
the global PEV market.
Speakers confirmed for the 2010 conference include:
Brylawski, Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy,
Chmelauskas, President, Western Lithium
Earley, Chairman & CEO, DTE Energy
Forcier, VP of Automotive Solutions, A123 Systems
Gioia, Director, Global Electrification, Ford Motor Company
Hykawy, Clean Technologies & Materials Analyst, Byron
Pataki, Counsel, Chadbourne & Parke LLP and Former Governor,
State of New York
Preuss, President, OnStar
Reicher, Director, Climate Change and Energy Initiative,
Reuss, President, General Motors North America
Saluja, Managing Partner, Capricorn Investment Group
Stephens, Vice Chairman, Global Product Operations, General
Ann Wright, Vice President, Global Technology and Innovation
Accelerators, Johnson Controls Power Solutions
Wu, President, CITIC Private Equity Funds Management Company,
credit: Center for Automotive Research
Business of Plugging In conference is scheduled for October
12 - 14 at the Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center.
three-day conference will feature programming that covers all aspects
of the PEV industry, from the “Discovering the Lithium Trail”
session on involving the lithium value chain, to “We’re
Building Them—So, Who’s Going to Buy Them?,” a
panel dedicated to the successful adaptation of PEVs into today’s
market. Panels, sessions and workshops will shape the agenda of
the conference, held at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance
years of research and development, automakers will bring plug-in
electric vehicles to the mass market in 2010, requiring collaborative,
cross-industry development of an infrastructure to support them,”
said Knut Simonsen, vice president, DTE Energy. “The Business
of Plugging In is designed to cultivate discussions with stakeholders
on the impact this developing market will have on their industries,
the economy, the environment and consumers.”
event exclusive to The Business of Plugging In attendees will also
take place at the conference, featuring the following highly anticipated
Ford Transit Connect EV
Mercedes-Benz Smart fortwo Electric Drive
F-150 Converted Hybrid Pickup
for The Business of Plugging In conference 2010 is open. Join the
PEV discussion and have a hand in ensuring the present and future
success of plug-in electric vehicles.
Business of Plugging In conference in October 2009 was launched
with a grant from the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC).
For more information on registration, exhibition and sponsorship
for The Business of Plugging In, visit www.bpiconference.com.
About The Business of Plugging InSM
of Plugging In first took place in 2009 in Detroit, the center of
global automotive technology leadership, to cultivate discussion
among key stakeholders about developing a business model and infrastructure
that will support the introduction and future growth of plug-in
electric vehicles. Presenting Sponsors for 2010 are General Motors
DTE Energy (www.dteenergy.com).
The Center for Automotive Research, based in Ann Arbor, Mich. manages
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discussed lithium ion batteries at the 2009 Business of Plugging
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look at some of the electric vehicles that were available for test
drives in 2009.