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Thursday 11th May 2023

The race against time: 100% EV by 2035?

The pressure is on for major automotive markets to phase out the combustion engine and transition to battery electric vehicles. As a result, the battery supply chain is under immense strain.

SFA (Oxford) is proud to host this unique event with players from across the supply chain, to gain perspective on their challenges and how infrastructure and industry must align to meet the ambitious zero-emissions targets.

Join us for this electrifying event! Please see the agenda below and register your interest in attending now.


09h30-10h20 − Registration

Coffee and light brunch are available

10h20-10h30 − Welcome

Henk de Hoop, Chief Executive Officer, SFA (Oxford)


10h30-11h00 The EV market: The long-term outlook

Graham Evans, Director: Auto Supply Chain, S&P Global Mobility


11h00-11h40 − The transition to electric mobility: Opportunities and challenges

David Amienyo, Sustainability Principal, Volta Trucks

11h40-12h00 − Break

12h00-12h20 − EV ramp-up: The battery challenge

Lakshya Gupta, Senior Market Analyst: Battery Materials and Technologies, SFA (Oxford)


12h20-13h00 − Building the UK's first merchant Lithium refinery

Richard Taylor, Founding Director, Green Lithium


13h00-13h50 − Light Buffet Lunch

13h50-14h30 − Zero carbon Lithium: Harnessing renewable geothermal energy

Dr Francis Wedin, Chief Executive Officer, Vulcan Energy Resources


14h30-15h10 − EV ramp-up: Sustainably scaling CAM production

Dan Blondal, Chief Executive Officer, Nano One Materials

15h10-15h40 − Afternoon tea/Coffee

15h40-16h10 − The North American perspective to 2035

Kimberly Berman, Principal Consultant, SFA (Oxford)


16h10-16h55 − Panel: Charging infrastructure

Chris Pateman-Jones, Chief Executive Officer, Connected Kerb
Daniel Bentham, Chief Executive Officer, Fleete
Moderated by Ade Thomas, Founder, EV Summit


16h55-17h00 − Closing remarks

Henk de Hoop, Chief Executive Officer, SFA (Oxford)

17h00-19h00 − Drinks Reception

Canapés at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford

SFA (Oxford) is committed to the responsible provision and consumption of alcohol at platinum industry functions. The commitment is made concerning the safety of the attendees at the functions and also the general public and consideration of those who choose not to consume alcohol or who are affected in any way by the misuse of alcohol.

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