EVworld NZ 2018



Join those who are leading the way in the new EV world at the EVworld NZ Industry Conference this August. Last year 200+ delegates came together to discuss the future EV ecosystem and answer the challenging question of how we can achieve the ambitious targets set out by the government in 2016.

NEW - Kellen Schefter from the Edison Electric Institute in Washington will be delivering the international keynote at the EVworld NZ Industry Conference, giving insight into the global EV ecosystem and the role NZ can play in the EVolution.

With climate change targets driving government incentives for zero carbon transport, EVworld NZ features experts leading the way toward the future of electric vehicles. The Industry Conference delves into key issues such as meeting the challenges to our networks, developing the heavy and light EV fleets and the opportunity to create a trans-Tasman market.

Secure your place at the EV event of the year – full agenda as below.

Rod Oram

Business Journalist
Rod Oram has forty years’ experience as an international business journalist. He has worked for various publications in Europe, North America and New Zealand, including the Financial Times and the New Zealand Herald. He is currently a columnist for Newsroom; a regular broadcaster on radio and television; and a frequent public speaker on sustainability, business, economics, innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship, in both New Zealand and global contexts.

Kellen Schefter

Senior Manager Sustainable Technology
Edison Electric Institute (EEI)
Kellen Schefter is Senior Manager of Sustainable Technology at the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the association for U.S. investor-owned electric companies. At EEI, Kellen focuses on technologies that enable clean energy, grid modernization, and new customer solutions. He leads EEI’s transportation electrification efforts, including policy advocacy, business model development, and cross-industry coordination. He previously worked on regulatory and compliance issues at plug-in electric vehicle manufacturer Fisker Automotive. Prior to that, Kellen managed R&D projects in the Vehicle Technologies Office at the U.S. Department of Energy. Kellen has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.

Andrew Caseley

Chief Executive
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority
Andrew commenced in his role in January 2017. Andrew has held executive leadership roles in both the public and private sectors. For the previous 10 years he worked for MWH, a global engineering and environmental consultancy. For most of this time he was the Managing Director of the New Zealand business but more recently he was the Operations Director for Australia and New Zealand while filling various roles in Indonesia and Fiji. He was Chief Executive Officer of the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council from 1993 – 2007. Andrew holds a B Com ( Accounting Major) from Canterbury University and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and NZ as well as a Companion Member of the Institute of Professional Engineers.

Steve West

ChargeNet NZ
Co-founder, owner, and director of Serato, Steve West is passionate about promoting New Zealand business success, sustainability, and energy independence. His current focus is on accelerating the transition away from fossil fuel based transportation. Putting his money where his mouth is, he founded Charge Net NZ to build the largest Fast DC Charging network in the southern hemisphere.

Ken Shirley

Road Transport Forum
Hon Ken Shirley   * Chief Executive Officer, Road Transport Forum, since 2010.   RTF was formed in 1997 to serve as the single national body representing the NZ trucking industry with responsibilities for Leadership, Policy, Strategy, Advocacy, Communications and Technical Support.   * Member of the Human Rights Review Tribunal.   * Director of MITO.   * Chartered member of the Institute of Logistics and Transport.   * Chartered member of the Institute of Directors in N.Z.   * MP 1984 -1990 and 1996 – 2005.   * Former Minister of the Crown (Fisheries, Agriculture, Forestry, Health).   * Former CEO of Forest Owners Association, Researched Medicines New Zealand and Organics N.Z.   * Member of Low Emissions Vehicles Contestable Fund Panel.

David Vinsen

Chief Executive
VIA, the vehicle import association

Malcolm Fraser

The Future Cities Institute
With a background in multinational consulting and digital transformation, entrepreneurship with a successful start-up across 30 countries and a MBA focused on High-Tech Services Design and Management, Malcolm works with governance boards and senior leadership teams in public sector organisations, industry and social enterprises to help them bring about their digital transformation ambitions and better serve our communities. Malcolm helps these organisations to better understand emerging digital technology trends, facilitate insights into Digital Transformation and help develop an ‘Art of the Possible’ for their industries and organisation. He also has deep international experience in designing digital strategies, and understanding the benefits and risks associated with digital transformation and change - including the risks of inaction - to better prepare employees, citizens, and communities for the digital revolution. For more, https://www.linkedin.com/in/malcolmfraser/

Who should attend? 

  • Key government & transport policy/regulatory influencers
  • Local government 
  • Fleet owners & managers 
  • EV industry stakeholders



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