CharIN Conference EUROPE 2023

Date: October 24, 2023
Location: Valencia, Spain
Host: Power Electronics

Welcome to the 3rd CharIN EUROPE Conference on October 24, 2023

Welcome to the 3rd CharIN EUROPE Conference on October 24, 2023 in Valencia, where innovation converges with electrification.

In collaboration with the Testival host Power Electronics, CharIN has prepared an exciting Conference Day in the framework of the next Testival EUROPE.

We are preparing several interesting discussion panels, each of them dealing with current issues of utmost importance for the continuous development of the electromobility ecosystem.

We will talk about the following topics:

  1. Navigating the electric mobility horizon: Insights from industry leaders and policy makers
  2. Electrifying the big ones: MCS Roadmap for heavy duty electric mobility
  3. Empowering the EV Ecosystem: Future Strategies in Connectivity and Charging Technologies
  4. Pioneering new trends in connection and communication
  5. Harmonizing EV Charging with the Power Grid
  6. Payment Interoperability
  7. Cybersecurity

Our panels feature industry titans and thought leaders who will unveil insights into a wide array of topics, including the political, technological, and environmental dimensions of electric mobility, the transformative potential of high-power charging for heavy-duty electric vehicles, the future strategies in connectivity and charging technologies, pioneering trends in EV charging communication, seamless integration with the power grid, payment interoperability, and ensuring the cybersecurity of this electrified future. Join us as we embark on a journey to shape the future of electric mobility, find solutions to the most pressing challenges of our time, and accelerate the transition towards a cleaner, smarter, and more interconnected world of transportation.

We look forward to welcoming you at the 3rd CharIN EUROPE conference in Valencia.

Agenda and Panelists

Status: September 8th, 2023
Speakers within the panels in alph. order, subject to change without notice

10:15 am - 11:15 am

Navigating the electric mobility horizon: Insights from industry leaders and policy makers

Panel 1

Join us for an enlightening exploration into the ever-evolving electric mobility landscape at the Testival’s inaugural panel. Esteemed representatives from renowned institutions will converge to discuss the present and future of electric mobility, delving into the political, technological, and environmental dimensions that shape its trajectory.​

Explore the dynamic interplay between policy initiatives, such as the recently approved AFIR, and technological advancements driving the widespread adoption of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure. Gain valuable insights into how regulatory frameworks shape how manufacturers, infrastructure developers, and consumers embrace electric mobility. From urban planning and emission reduction goals to international collaboration and interoperability challenges, this panel comprehensively examines the opportunities and challenges on the electric mobility horizon.

Arturo Pérez de Lucia
Moderator & AEDIVE General Manager

Isabell Büschel
Spain Director Transport & Environment

Michael Keller
Executive Board CharIN

María Romera
Regulation Manager AEDIVE

Philippe Vangeel
Secretary General AVERE

11:15 am - 12:00 am

Electrifying the big ones: MCS Roadmap for heavy duty electric mobility

Panel 2

Unveil the future of clean and efficient heavy/duty electric mobility in this illuminating panel, “Electrifying the big ones”. The demand for electric heavy-duty vehicles becomes paramount as the world sets its sights on reducing CO2 emissions and embracing sustainable transportation solutions. From trucks and buses to maritime vessels and air transport, the path to climate-friendly mobility presents unique challenges and opportunities.​

Join us as leading experts and industry pioneers discuss the Megawatt Charging System (MCS) standard roadmap—a transformative solution to revolutionize high-power charging for heavy-duty electric vehicles. Initiated by CharIN, the MCS brings together diverse stakeholders from the heavy-duty vehicles industry segment, ensuring a holistic approach that considers the entire value chain.​

This panel promises a captivating dialogue that merges technical expertise, industry foresight, and innovative vision to accelerate the electrification of heavy-duty transportation. Join us to unravel the future of clean mobility on a grand scale.

Elena Bernardez
CEO Endesa X Way

Johann Meier
Managing Director Mobility Division Power Electronics

Jorge Muñoz
Smart Mobility Director Iberdrola

12:00 am - 12:45 am

Empowering the EV Ecosystem: Future Strategies in Connectivity and Charging Technologies

Panel 3

Embark on a visionary journey into the heart of electric vehicle connectivity and charging technologies at our dynamic panel, "Empowering the EV Ecosystem." Join industry trailblazers from Vega Chargers, Ingeteam, Circontrol, and Wallbox as they converge to discuss and harmonize the future of AC and DC charging. Discover cutting-edge developments that pave the way for seamless, automated charging experiences, ensuring that charging solutions align with the rapid evolution of EVs and charging infrastructure. Gain insights into how leading industry players are uniting to synchronize charging technologies, including the groundbreaking Megawatt Charging and Automated Charging systems, as we unveil the blueprint for an electrified future where connectivity and charging technologies merge to power a cleaner, smarter, and more connected transportation ecosystem.

Adriano Mones
Moderator & Business Development Director Spain & LATAM Phoenix Contact

Moises Barea
VP Sales Wallbox Chargers

Mikel Borrega
EV Charger Business unit Director Ingeteam

Joan Hinojo
CEO Circontrol

Olga Rybakova
Head of sales and marketing Vega Chargers

01:45 pm - 02:30 pm

Pioneering new trends in connection and communication

Panel 4

Explore the forefront of electric vehicle charging communication at our engaging panel, "Pioneering New Trends in Connection and Communication." Join experts from Keysight, BMW, Mercedes-Benz AG, and Chargebyte as they converge to illuminate the evolving landscape of EV charging communication in topics like the use of automated connection device, bidirectional communication and plug&charge. Delve into the crucial role of communication protocols in fostering seamless and efficient charging experiences, and discover how this collaborative effort supports the development, specification, and rigorous testing of charging communication. Uncover insights into bridging gaps and providing invaluable recommendations to ensure the robustness and compatibility of EV charging systems. This panel promises a dynamic dialogue that transcends boundaries, shaping the future of communication technologies that underpin the electric mobility revolution and foster a cohesive, interconnected charging ecosystem.

Joerg Heuer
Moderator & Co-founder & CEO EcoG

Christian Hahn
CEO Hubject

02:30 pm - 03:15 pm

Harmonizing EV Charging with the Power Grid

Panel 5

Join us for a transformative exploration into the seamless convergence of electric vehicle charging infrastructure with the power grid in our riveting panel, "Energizing the Future." Unveil the dynamic interplay between cutting-edge charging technologies and the electric grid, as experts convene to foster a united approach to grid integration. Delve into the identification of crucial technical issues, the alignment of diverse industry strategies, and the assessment of both technical and economic potentials. This engaging dialogue aims to forge consolidated statements and requirements prioritizing grid integration from the end user's perspective, propelling us towards a cleaner, interconnected, and electrifying future.

Guillermo Amman
Moderator & Deputy Manager Ormazábal

Carlos Bermúdez

Andre Duarte
CTO Switch

Mayank Sharma
X-to-grid Industrial Affairs & Standards Manager Schneider Electric

03:45 pm - 04:20 pm

Payment Interoperability: Charting the road ahead for EV Charging Payments

Panel 6

Delve into the future of electric vehicle charging payments in our panel, "Payments Interoperability." This discussion explores the complexities of ensuring interoperability between payment methods, including credit cards and Plug & Charge systems, considering that some vehicles may not support the latter for years. Experts from across the industry will convene to address challenges such as technical hurdles, user experience, security, and regulations, aiming to harmonize payment processes and enhance the EV charging experience. Join us as we chart the road ahead for EV charging payments, striving for a future where every EV driver enjoys seamless and secure access to charging infrastructure, regardless of their payment preferences.

Javier Izquierdo
Moderator & DT AEDIVE

Pascal Gatz
Market Development Manager Hubject

04:20 pm - 04:45 pm

Cybersecurity aspects at CharIN Testival

Cybersecurity aspects at CharIN Testival

The talk will give you a high-level overview of the known security attacks on the e-mobility ecosystem, from the EV’s charging port and the charging process using ISO 15118, over the EVSE and its internal components, and to the backend systems used for managing EVSEs and charge authorization. It will conclude with key recommendations for manufacturers and operators of the ecosystem components.

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Take the chance to get an expert update on these hot topics of the EV Charging industry. Hear from industry and political stakeholders how to best tackle the challenges and connect with other CharIN members for exchange!

The combined Conference and Testival allow our experts to exchange ideas while conformance and interoperability testing will be taking place where electric vehicles, charging stations,  electric control units (ECUs), and communication controllers will be involved.

­Connect with other CharIN members and hear from industry speakers on how to best tackle the region’s most difficult challenges that arise from building and effectively implementing smart charging. 

We look forward to welcoming you at the CharIN Testival & Conference EUROPE II!


Christina Friebe

Senior Event Manager