This one-day event will bring together the brightest minds working to accelerate and transform electric vehicle manufacturing in Canada.


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Marissa West
President and Managing Director
GM Canada

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Soroush Nazarpour
President & CEO

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Linda Hasenfratz
Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Linamar Corporation

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Rob Wildeboer
Executive Chairman and Co-Founder

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Asmae Mokrini
NSERC / Team Lead Materials for Energy Technologies,
National Research Council of Canada

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John Laughlin
Chief Technology Officer

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Matthew Fortier
President and CEO

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Eva Carissimi
Vice President and General Manager
Lithion Recycling Inc.

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Simon Thibeault
Senior Director – Battery Value Chain
Investissement Québec

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Maciej Jastrzebski
Chief Executive Officer

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Lauren Tedesco
Senior Vice President
Automotive Parts Manufacturing Association (APMA)

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Adrian Tylim
Head Business Development Americas
Blue Solutions

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Simon Pillarella
Director, Skilled Labor & Funding
Propulsion Quebec

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Rachel Doran
Director of Policy & Strategy
Clean Energy Canada

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Mark McArthur
Director, Internal R&D

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Additional speakers to be announced

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The global market for electric vehicles is expected to surpass $1 trillion by 2030.

Canada has the potential to be a world leader in the shift, thanks to its advanced manufacturing capabilities, stable geopolitics, progressive policies, high environmental standards, proven operational excellence, abundant raw materials and renowned centres of research.

Many leading automakers and battery supply chain producers are committed here, yet the transition still presents strategic challenges.

This first-of-its kind conference will chart a path forward through which Canadian companies, solutions and expertise can compete, lead and succeed in this new industry.


8 AM-9 AMRegistration and morning coffee
9 AMWelcome
9:10 AMOpening keynote: Canada’s EV Advantage
9:50 AMPanel: Retooling the Manufacturing Landscape
11:00 AMTalk: EV Future Market Readiness
11:30 AMPanel: Building a Sustainable Supply Chain: Canada’s Green Edge
12:30 PMComplimentary lunch served
1:30 PMPanel: Next-generation Battery Innovations
2:30 PMPanel: Strategies for Developing our Talent Ecosystem
3:30 PMClosing keynote
4:40 PMClosing remarks
5 PM-7 PMCocktail reception and networking

Who should attend?

  • Automotive industry professionals
  • Researchers and innovators in the electric vehicle sector
  • Strategic investors
  • Government and policymakers

Media who would like to attend in order to report on the event may apply by sending a request to

  • Understand the fundamental linchpins of the North American EV supply chain
  • Meet Canadian companies working on cutting-edge technology
  • Discover opportunities to collaborate as we develop national capabilities for advanced manufacturing

Attendance is limited for unparalleled networking and access to expertise at this groundbreaking event.

Venue: Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation, Toronto

Date: February 8, 2023

The Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation (CTI) is a powerhouse of technological innovation. The conference campus is located on the treaty lands and traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and homeland of Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Wendat peoples. EV charging is available on-site.


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The EV Innovation & Technology Conference is brought to you in partnership with NGen

NGen is the industry-led, non-profit organization leading Canada’s Global Innovation Cluster for Advanced Manufacturing. It is founded on the principle that digital transformation in advanced manufacturing will enrich the lives of Canadians, delivering better products and good jobs while generating the economic growth essential to a better future.

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The EV Innovation & Technology Conference is powered by Electric Autonomy

Electric Autonomy is Canada’s independent media company reporting on the transition to zero emission vehicles and autonomous mobility. Its mission is to accelerate change by bringing together thought leaders across industry, government and research through editorial, events, education and other innovative programming.