EV & Charging Expo returns to Toronto for a bigger, bolder second year
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Apr 10, 2024
Electric Autonomy Staff

The theme of the 2024 event, hosted by Electric Autonomy on May 1-2 in Toronto, is “moving ideas into action”

The EV & Charging Expo, hosted by Electric Autonomy, is increasing its annual event footprint with a larger show floor, a Ride & Drive program and a roster of Canada’s top EV influencers and decision-makers. Image: Electric Autonomy

The theme of the 2024 event, hosted by Electric Autonomy on May 1-2 in Toronto, is “moving ideas into action”

The EV & Charging Expo is back for 2024 with a larger trade show floor, a Ride & Drive program and a must-see conference roster of top EV experts and decision-makers.

Hosted by Electric Autonomy, on May 1-2 in Toronto, this year’s program includes 100 exhibitors and 70 speakers offering business and government professionals everything they need to know to enable their organizations’ EV transitions.

More than 2,000 attendees are expected. Last year, delegates representing over 600 companies attended, from Purolator to IKEA.

“We are gathering the leading projects happening in Canada around fleet electrification,” says Ilana Weitzman, vice president of strategic development for clean transportation at Electric Autonomy, speaking about the scheduled talks at the Expo.

“Being able to unlock the knowledge firsthand from the people who are doing it on the ground is very exciting.”

Moving ideas into action

There is no shortage of innovative thinking and ambitious ideas in the clean transportation sector.

The challenge for operators and infrastructure providers, says Nino Di Cara, founder and president of Electric Autonomy, is translating potential into real-world action.

“There is a huge knowledge gap for businesses and governments looking to invest in and deploy EVs and charging infrastructure,” says Di Cara. “The Expo is designed to share best practices from organizations that are already on the path to electrification and to help buyers and investors of EV infrastructure meet with vendors who have the technology and expertise to facilitate their transition.”

The event is relevant to audiences from many sectors, including real estate, utilities, government, auto dealers, fleet operators, fuel retailers and supply chain logistics.

Speakers and panelists across the event’s three stages include:

  • Rebecca Moorey, senior manager of fleet and national HR programs at Loblaw Companies Ltd.;
  • Scott Sharabura, vice president, electric vehicle charging at Parkland Corp.;
  • Yichao Chen, director of climate and energy at Cadillac Fairview;
  • Simon Ouelette, CEO of ChargeHub;
  • Todd Smith, Ontario’s minister of energy;
  • James Burrow, director of sustainable finance at BMO;
  • Melissa Chow, director of investments at the Canada Infrastructure Bank.

Show floor highlights

Off stage, the EV & Charging Expo is a forum showcasing the latest in commercial electric vehicles and charging technology.

In addition to test driving a range of electric vehicles, attendees will get close-up views of sought-after vehicles. These include a UPS truck from electric-first OEM Xos, the Chevrolet Silverado EV, a Zevo 400 from BrightDrop, an electric ice resurfacer, and more.

Exhibitor booths include demonstrations of EV charging technology. Experts are available for information and consultations on how to navigate a zero-emission future.

“Whether you’re a utility, whether you are in real estate, a municipality, a retailer overseeing e-commerce, a grocery store or delivering goods to doorsteps — this is happening,” says Weitzman.

“We’re here to equip you with knowledge: the understanding of the supplier landscape, the technology available and how it fits together. We offer that information in one place. You come for two days and you will walk away with new confidence to be able to take action.”

For more information on the EV & Charging Expo agenda, speakers and tickets, visit the event website.

For information on exhibitor and sponsor opportunities, contact Electric Autonomy‘s vice president of partnerships, Laura Maurice.

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