LONG BEACH, Calif. — We are thrilled to announce that Electrify Expo’s Industry Day presented by Bridgestone is coming to Long Beach on May 19. This year’s event promises to be the biggest one yet, with keynote speeches, panels, and discussions from some of the biggest names and brands in the EV industry. Participating brands include Ford, Hyundai, Walmart, Caltrans, Aventon, Bosch, the EPA, and more.
Industry Day Long Beach, held at the Long Beach Convention Center in California, offers access to keynote speeches, panels, featured speakers, breakout sessions, and press conferences. Attendees will also have early access to the festival, including exhibitor displays and demo rides after the conclusion of Industry Day programming. Lunch is included in the ticket price, and there will be access to a private cash bar.
Attendees can also participate in breakout sessions, including a panel on fixing the EV charging problem moderated by Matt Teske from Chargeway and a discussion on regulations and the EV industry moderated by Loren McDonald. Additionally, there will be networking opportunities and fireside chats.
The day will start with programming sessions on the main stage followed by breakout sessions in three areas. After the sessions, there will be a working lunch on the main stage, followed by a closing keynote. The Electrify Expo festival grounds will open for exploration afterward. There will be a Happy Hour at Bogart & Co. at 5 pm. Attendees are encouraged to use their phones to give feedback during the day’s panels and presentations. Each presentation typically lasts 20-25 minutes. More Info
State of the Industry
Join EV and EV charging analyst Loren McDonald for an insightful presentation on the current state of the United States electric vehicle industry. Loren will provide valuable insights into the nation’s EV adoption rates, share his forecast for 2030, and outline the key challenges that must be overcome in the transition to electric vehicles. This timely and informative session will provide essential knowledge for anyone interested in the future of the EV industry. More Info
Major Bridgestone News Announcement: Innovating for our Electrified Future
For nearly 100 years, Bridgestone has been an industry leader in the development of tires designed to meet the unique needs of drivers. As we accelerate our progress toward an electrified mobility future, Bridgestone will unveil a major new product designed to help drivers get the most out of their electric vehicle experience. More Info
Tearing Apart The Competition Literally
Join Sandy Munro, an industry insider, as he shares his first-hand experiences in designing, testing, and manufacturing EVs, along with the technological breakthroughs and unique challenges he encountered. In this thought-provoking session, he will explore how the push towards electrification is transforming the automotive industry, leading to cleaner, quieter, faster, and safer cars. Don’t miss the opportunity to gain valuable insights from his expertise. More Info
The Shifting Landscape of E-bike Policy
This fireside chat brings together industry experts, including Kunal Kapoor from Bosch and Ben McGill from NIU discuss the optimal approach for the e-bike and micro-mobility industry and consumers. The legislation for e-bike and micro-mobility solutions is rapidly evolving at the state and local government level, resulting in a wide range of proposals from incentives and rebates to bans. The panelists will explore the benefits and drawbacks of different regulatory approaches and share their insights on how the industry can best navigate this complex regulatory landscape. More Info
Fireside Chat with Ford
Mark Dipko, Ford’s Vice President of Product Marketing, will be participating in a fireside chat with Ed Loh, the Editorial Head at MotorTrend Group, to discuss “The Refounding of Ford: How a 120-year-old company is transitioning to EVs without losing the soul of driving, building purposeful technologies and changing how you shop for a Ford”. The conversation will delve into how Ford is navigating the transition to electric vehicles while maintaining the essence of driving, utilizing purposeful technologies to enhance the customer experience, and revolutionizing the way vehicles are purchased. More Info
The Opportunities & Challenges of EV Regulations
Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on the impact of government regulations on the production of electric cars. Our panel of decision-makers includes Gloria Roberts from CA DOT, Gilbert Castillio from Hyundai, and Richard Colley from REE. These experts will discuss the various types of regulations that will shape the future of electric cars, including tax incentives, emission standards, incentives, subsidies, infrastructure, and manufacturing regulations. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain insights into the future of electric cars and the role of government regulations in shaping the industry. More Info
Micromobility’s Future At Walmart
Discover how the world’s #1 retailer, Walmart, makes electric mobility accessible to the masses with insights from Laura Rush, the Senior Vice President of Electronics and Toys at Walmart. Learn about Walmart’s initiatives to increase the availability and affordability of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure. Join us for an informative discussion on the role of major retailers in promoting the adoption of electric mobility. More Info
EPA Fireside Chat
Join us for an engaging EPA Fireside Chat featuring Karl Simon from the Environmental Protection Agency. As an agency responsible for protecting human health and the environment, the EPA acknowledges the detrimental effects of traditional gasoline-powered vehicles on air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. In contrast, electric vehicles have the potential to substantially mitigate these negative impacts, particularly when powered by clean energy sources like wind or solar power. During this session, Karl Simon will discuss the EPA’s various initiatives and incentives aimed at promoting the adoption of electric vehicles, highlighting their potential to enhance public health and safeguard the environment. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights into the role of governmental agencies in driving the transition to sustainable transportation. More Info
Fixing The EV Charging Problem
The United States is committed to building a nationwide EV infrastructure, aiming to provide high-speed charging every 50 miles along the interstate highway system. However, the rollout has faced challenges. This panel will feature representatives from all stakeholders involved in the development of this ecosystem. More Info
Network with industry colleagues via a session that provides a chance to meet and engage with like-minded individuals, gain new insights, form partnerships, and collaborate on projects through a rotation conversion format. Explore the obstacles that arise during the shift towards electrification and how various stakeholders can collaborate to ensure a smooth and successful transition. More Info
How To Drive EV Adoption Amongst Consumer Concerns
Join our esteemed panel of experts in the electric car industry for an enlightening discussion on the challenges and opportunities of the transition to electrification. Our panelists include Brett Palmquist from Southern California Edison, Jimmy Wilder from Lexus, Nicole Antakli from Charge Enterprises, and Mark McNabb from Van Tuyl; previously CEO of Electrify America & VW of America. The discussion will focus on relatable, everyday issues that will help attendees understand the challenges in the transition to electrification and how stakeholders can work together to successfully drive adoption. Topics of discussion may include charging infrastructure, battery technology, consumer education, and government policies. Don’t miss this chance to gain valuable insights from some of the top experts in the electric car industry. More Info
Are E-Bikes Safe?
Join us for a thought-provoking panel discussion on the responsibility of the e-bike industry in educating consumers about e-bike safety, while also examining the potential risks of questionable technology. Our esteemed panelists include Jessica Hill from Aventon and Jason Kenagy from JackRabbit Bikes, all leading manufacturers in the e-bike industry. This session will provide insights into how the industry can work to increase awareness of e-bike safety and the steps being taken to mitigate any potential risks. The panelists will share their views on how the industry can best educate consumers about the importance of e-bike safety, while also highlighting the role of technological advancements in promoting safe riding practices. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from industry leaders about the importance of e-bike safety education. More Info
Industry Leaders and Laggers
Listen in as the Motor Press Guild discusses valuable insights gained from their recent MPG survey which highlights the need for continued investment and innovation in electric cars and trucks. More Info
Media Tour / Show Walk
Experience the latest e-mobility press conferences, and product reveals and get exclusive access to company founders and executives at Electrify Expo. Get ready to ride, drive and demo all the newest products, network with your peers, and get an exclusive first-hand look experience of the festival prior to general public days on the weekend. More Info
Our Industry Day cocktail reception is a time to network and reconnect with colleagues to talk about what you’ve seen and heard and plan your next moves in this rapidly growing space. Join us at Bogart & Co. inside the Long Beach Convention Center. More Info
Get ready to be blown away by the electrifying panels and discussions lined up for Industry Day LA!
This exclusive event is not open to the general public. So make sure to visit the official Electrify Expo Industry Day page to register and get the latest information on panels and speakers. From insightful discussions to engaging panels, Industry Day LA is the place to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in e-mobility.
Plus, if you’re attending with a group of 10 or more, take advantage of the organization and group discounts. Credentialed media can attend for free, so don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity!
Don’t miss out on the chance to be part of the conversation on the latest trends, analysis, and insights in the EV industry. Get your ticket now at https://electrifyexpo.com/industry-day.
The highly anticipated Electrify Expo season is fast approaching. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity, register now! And if you’re still unsure about attending, check out this recap of Industry Day in Long Beach from last year.
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