Breakout Sessions

Session 1

Business models, roaming and payment systems

Time: 11.30
Room: Kastrup Lufthavn

The session takes a look at e-mobility from the energy company perspective. How can different business models work to increase the attractiveness of e-mobility in wider layers of presumptive customers? At the moment many different Charge Point Operators are installing infrastructure into an immature market. How do we work to make this an asset to the consumer and minimize accessibility threats?  What are the benefits of different business models and what is the roadmap to profitability in public charging? Should really the public sector get involved with energy providing?


Thomas Troels Smith


Christian Halleløv – Development Manager, e-mobility solutions – E.ON
Christian Halleløv is a Business development manager of E.ON in Denmark and has been working intensively with electric mobility since 2011. First for 2 years with the pioneering start-up company Better Place – and since 2013 with the German energy company E.ON. He has been the main architect behind several successful TEN-T and CEF projects and has spent the past 6 years dedicated to developing and implementing multinational e-mobility solutions, covering both the deployment of large infrastructure networks, interoperability solutions and strategic partnerships.

Nikolay Shishkov – Founder –
Nikolay Shishkov is a founder and CEO of – the most complete database of charging sites in Sweden and a member of the board of the Not-for-profit Swedish Electric Vehicle Association ( He holds MSc in Mechanical Engineering with minor in Intellectual Property Rights. He has more than 20 years experience in Software Development and is dedicated to transforming knowledge into sustainable quality of life.

Alain Van Gaever – Policy officer – European Commission
Alain Van Gaever works in the European Commission on policy issues related to electric mobility. He is currently chair of the working group on e-Mobility services. Prior to that he chaired several groups related to connected and automated driving; working on diverse issues such as privacy and data protection, liability and frequencies. His past work experience is firmly footed in the Internet & telecoms sector where he worked both in public & private organisations – including companies such as Cisco and Google. His focus has mainly been on introducing new technologies into the market and handling the associated business, organisational and legal challenges. Alain started his career as a Captain in the Armed Forces. He has an M.Sc degree in Telecom Engineering (Royal Military Academy – Ecole Polytechnique) and holds an MBA from the Solvay Business School (VUB).  He has been president of Junior Chamber Antwerp where working with volunteers he learned invaluable lessons on Leadership & Entrepreneurship.


Session 2

Behavioural change – Creating a culture of sustainability

Time: 11.30
Room: Sankt Hans Torv

A majority of people are convinced that the environment is important and want to contribute. So what prevents them from switching to cars with alternative fuels right away? How do we use communication to support the shift to sustainability? Can we create a culture of sustainability the same way as we have created a culture of democracy?


Jakob Lagercrantz – Transport and sustainable mobility Consultant – Equest
Jakob Lagercrantz is an economist by education and started his professional career in Greenpeace Sweden in 1984 and left after 11 years as Director of Greenpeace Sweden. He has worked as an independent consultant since then focusing on transport and sustainable mobility. He was appointed the Chairman of the Swedish Organization of Green Motorists, where he remained for nine years. After leaving he co-founded the 2030 secretariat, an industrial NGO devoted at achieving a fossil fuel independent transport sector in Sweden by 2030.


Dan Howis Lauritsen – Head of Communications – State of Green
Dan Howis Lauritsen is Head of Communication at State of Green, a non-profit, public-private partnership founded by the Danish Government, the Confederation of Danish Industry, the Danish Energy Association, the Danish Agriculture & Food Council and the Danish Wind Industry Association. As the official green brand for Denmark, State of Green connects leading players across energy, climate adaptation, water, resources and environment with international decision makers interested in learning more the Danish experience as well as Denmark’s ambition of becoming independent of fossil fuels by 2050.

Anders Vestergaard Jensen – Senior Analyst – Sustainia
Anders Vestergaard Jensen has a civil engineering background with a PhD in transport planning from the Technical University of Denmark, where he did research in various fields like sustainable transport, planning, stakeholder participation and decision analysis. Anders is responsible for doing research in new opportunities, within all sectors of the society, which can catalyst a more fruitful discussion on how we can create a transition to a more sustainable society. He is also involved in planning and conducting workshops and surveys to uncover new opportunities and measure their global attractiveness.

Sonja Haustein – Senior Researcher – DTU
Sonja Haustein is a senior researcher at the Technical University of Denmark and the responsible activity leader for Activity 7 – Evaluation, Assessment and Future Development within GREAT. She has a doctorate in psychology and is conducting research within the fields of transport and environmental psychology. Her research aims at understanding and predicting individual transport related choices and thereby providing the basis for interventions that facilitate greener, safer, and more inclusive transport. One of her focus areas include behavioural and environmental implications of emerging transport forms (e.g. e-bikes, electric vehicles, car-sharing, automated vehicles).

Jesper Johansson – Mobility and behaviour – Gröna Bilister


Session 3

How Policy Measures can foster an electro-mobility market of services

Time: 11.30
Room: Nørrebros Runddel

In this session we put focus on the role of Regions and Municipalities. The political framework for alternative fuels is set on a national level, but many of the actions are taking place in Regions and cities. Can Regions and Municipalities take action without policy measure support from the national level? What are the Regions responsible for when it comes to Policy Measures? Are there good examples of regional action with positive


Mette Hoé – Copenhagen Electric – The Capital Region of Denmark
Mette Hoé is working in the cross field of Technological and Socio-Economic planning and Sustainability. Her work focuses on strategic transport and urban planning and she is currently Program Manager at Copenhagen Electric, the Capital Region of Denmark, responsible for a string of projects with the combined target to accelerate the marked uptake of electric vehicles. She has a strong focus on creating the foundation for joint efforts involving public authorities, companies and private consumers aiming gradually at replacing fossil-fuel cars with electric cars. Mette also works internationally and represents Copenhagen Electric in various European Union projects and as an expert in the EU Sub-group to foster the creation of an electro-mobility market of services, of the Sustainable Transport Forum.


Øystein Ihler – Director of Development at Agency for Climate – City of Oslo
Øystein Ihler has the position as Development Director in the Agency for Climate, the City of Oslo. The Climate Agency will contribute to implement the Climate and Energy Strategy for Oslo approved by the City Parliament 22.06. 2016. He has work within procurement and supply chain strategy in Norsk Hydro ASA and the Aker Group ASA. He has been management consultant and partner in Bohman & Ihler AS, a consultant company within supply chain management and business relations. He has a master in economics from Oslo Business School and a bachelor in mechanical engineering from Oslo Technical School.

Dr. Sicco Rah – Traffic, ports and logistics – Hanse Office
Dr. Sicco Rah is a policy advisor at the Hanse Office, the permanent representation of the German federal states of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein to the European Union in Brussels. He works on transport, ports and logistics and is the liaison officer for the ministries for Transport and Economy in both federal states. For Hamburg, he currently focuses on urban mobility solutions and in particular the promotion of clean transport. He has also been involved in the GREAT project as member of the policy measures working group.

Harm-Jan Idema – President, DOET/ Manager e-mobility – APPM
Harm-Jan has a large national and international network in the field of electric vehicles, smart charging and renewable energy. He is one of the co-founders of the Foundation Zero Emission Mobility. This foundation helps entrepreneurs who operate in the field of zero emission mobility with gaining access to seemingly difficult European funding. He has also played an important role in realizing electric taxi services at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and he has built several business cases for electric vehicles and charging infrastructure. He is supporting utility companies and (regional) governments with the roll-out of public charging infrastructure. Furthermore, he is involved with around 70% of the roll-out and management of public charging infrastructure in The Netherlands.

Dr. Svenja Töter – Ministry of Energy , Agriculture, the Environment, Nature and Digitalization – Land Schleswig Holstein

Session 4

LNG and LBG – How do we introduce a new fuel in the marketplace?

Time: 13.30
Room: Kastrup Lufthavn

LNG/LBG is on the way in road transport. What are the latest developments in infrastructure and in vehicles? What are the experiences from the rest of Europe? In Sweden there is vast experience from introducing Biogas/CBG as an alternative fuel for personal cars, in public transport and for heavy transports. What lessons have been learned that we can use when introducing LNG/LBG? What is the status for CNG/CBG and LNG/LBG in Denmark and Germany? Is really LBG the way forward to increase market share in such a cost sensitive market or should LNG be introduced in the Nordics as well?


Tula Ekengren – Region Developer – Region Västra Götaland
Tula Ekengren is currently working with sustainable transport and renewable fuels at the Region of Västra Götaland. She has been working for different companies with biogas as a transport fuel for the last decade. Previously she worked for the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency with air quality and sustainable transport.


Björn Fredriksson Moller – Business development analysist – E.ON Biofor
Dr Björn Fredriksson Möller has been working for E.ON the last ten years, as project manager, specialist and latest business development in sustainable transport. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering and a Ph D in power plant technology from Lund University. He is also present in various national and international advisory boards, such as f3 – fossile free fuels, Swedish Gasification Centre, Energiforsk and ETIP Bioenergy.

Knud Boesgaard Christensen – Greentech Business Consultant – Fremsyn
Knud Boesgaard is founder of Fremsyn – a greentech consulting company specialized in sustainable transport focused on biogas for heavy transport and electro-mobility for light transport. Knud has extensive experience with market development and certificates for biogas where he has been responsible for the project that created the Danish biogas certificate system. In electro-mobility Knud has contributed with innovative products and projects for public charging in rapid the development the sector has undergone in recent years.

Pierre-Emmanuel Meyers – ‎Energy transition Director – AirLiquide
In his position, Pierre-Emmanuel develops Biogas to Biomethane Markets in Europe for Air Liquide, more specifically he promotes Biomethane coming from ‘Biogas to grid’ or liquefaction plants to serve the clean transportation – (Bio) NGV Market. In his last position, Pierre-Emmanuel was working in R&D improving the output of the innovation pipe line, developing collaboration with innovative start-ups and SMEs or providing support to innovations coming from operations. Before that, he spent several years in the United States as Food and Pharmaceutical R&D Program Director. Before joining the Air Liquide Group in 2002 he had 10+ years of experience as R&D Director in various sectors of the food industry. Pierre-Emmanuel is an Agronomic Engineer by training.

Bo Ramberg – CEO – Fordonsgas

Krister Thulin – Director Buses & Coaches – Scania Sverige AB
After obtaining his Master of Science from Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Krister began his career as an Engineer. Over the years, he has worked with various reputed companies and gained vast work experience. He has been working with Research & Development at Scania and later with Presales & Marketing. Krister has more than 15 years experience from the Automotive industry and has been working with R&D, Production, Sales, Presales and Marketing. While at Scania, he has held various roles and has successfully executed numerous projects. In 2011, he became the Marketing Director Buses & Coaches, Scania Commercial Vehicles India and as of March 2013 Krister has been appointed as Presales & Marketing Director for the Scania India business. In September 2015 Krister has been appointed as Director Buses & Coaches at Scania Sverige AB.


Session 5

Incentives on a National and EU level

Time: 13.30
Room: Sankt Hans Torv

What is the outlook on National policy in the GREAT geography? What is the role of the EU in the transition? What are the effects of DAFI and RED2? What can we learn from each other and should we harmonize between nations?


Jakob Lagercrantz – Transport and sustainable mobility Consultant – Equest
Jakob Lagercrantz is an economist by education and started his professional career in Greenpeace Sweden in 1984 and left after 11 years as Director of Greenpeace Sweden. He has worked as independent consultant since then focusing on transport and sustainable mobility. He was appointed the Chairman of the Swedish Organization of Green Motorists, where he remained for nine years. After leaving he co-founded the 2030 secretariat, an industrial NGO devoted at achieving a fossil fuel independent transport sector in Sweden by 2030.


Helmut Morsi – Advisor, DG Move, MOVE.B – European Commission
Mr Morsi holds a doctorate in natural sciences and has broad experience in research and technology, both in the public and private sectors. He is with the European Commission at Brussels headquarters since Nov1993; first with DG RTD on mobility of researchers, IT support and funding for physics, engineering & thermonuclear fusion, then at DG MOVE on logistics in 2002, managing the Marco Polo I programme and creating Marco Polo II. Since 2006 he worked in various management positions at TEN-T and CEF. Creating the TENTEA/INEA agency in 2006/7 as well as TENtec, which he has managed until 2014. Management of the creation of all TEN-T maps. Since 2008 he was developing and leading the TEN-T / CEF innovation and new technologies priority. His new interest on “breaking-up silos” achieved the first CEF Synergy call in Sep’2016, again with focus on innovation and real-life trials combining transport and energy. In April 2015 he was appointed as Adviser to the Director of DG MOVE-B “Investment, Innovative & Sustainable Transport.

Karen Vancluysen – Executive director – POLIS network
Karen Vancluysen was appointed as Secretary General of Polis in September 2014, after having been the network’s Research Director for 8 years. Polis is the leading European network of cities and regions focusing on innovative transport solutions. Prior to joining POLIS in 2004, Karen was Network Manager at ACCESS-EUROCITIES for a New Mobility Culture and project manager at Langzaam Verkeer, a Belgian centre for mobility management. Since 1998, she has been involved in European urban transport networking and policy activities and many EU research and innovation projects covering a wide range of urban mobility topics.

Jan Carsten Gjerløw – Project Manager and Senior Advisor – Akershus County Council
Jan Carsten Gjerløw is a consultant, leading the work package on Clean Fuel Deployment of the Interreg Baltic Sea Flagship project Scandria®2Act. He is currently also working with the implementation of Akershus County Councils hydrogen strategy and several other initiatives on zero emission transport. He is formerly director for Oslo Renewable Energy and Environment Cluster (OREEC) and managing director for Hynor Lillestrøm, a test centre for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell technology.

Magnus Berntsson – Regional Council President – Region Västra Götaland
Magnus Berntsson is Vice-President Treasurer of Assembly of European Regions and President of the Västra Götaland Regional Council, representing the Christian Democrats. Former president of the Film Väst regional film fund and former President of the Christian Democratic Youth Organisation of Sweden.

Kari Asheim – Head of Transport – ZERO Emission Resource Organisation


Session 6

E-Mobility – Future outlook

Time: 13.30
Room: Nørrebros Runddel

This session takes an outlook on EV development in the next 5 years. How do the car companies see the GREAT region develop in terms of numbers of vehicles? What will happen on the vehicle side in the near future in terms of improved performances, range, charging features etc.? What needs to be done from the infrastructure and service point of view to meet next generation requirements? What is the current perception of the car companies on the policy in the Nordic countries?




Thomas Troels Smith


Frances Sprei – Researcher, Energy and environment – Chalmers University
Frances Sprei conducts  research on sustainable mobility with a focus on electric vehicles and alternative fuel vehicles as well as innovative mobility forms such as carpooling and car sharing. She is studying economic and political as well as technological and behavioral aspects. Her goal is to find and evaluate incentives, business models and methods to make personal mobility more sustainable. Recent research input: ”Are multi-car households better suited for battery electric vehicles? – Driving patterns and economics in Sweden and Germany”.

Jens Christian Morell Lodberg Høj – Team Lead, E-Mobility – Insero
Jens Christian Morell Lodberg Høj has an education as a Business Development Engineer from Aarhus University and is responsible for Insero’s E-Mobility activities. He has a strong international network within the e-mobility industry and manages several national and international R&D projects. He has previous experience from the automotive industry, via a stay at the French company Faurecia’s German development department and has worked with Innovation for four years at the Danish Technological Institute prior to his employment at Insero in 2011.

Søren Hyltoft – Head of Communication – Renault Nordic
Søren Hyltoft has been working for Renault for ten years. He graduated with a candidate degree in political science from Aarhus University and is also an educated journalist from the Danish Journalist High School. He has been working as an environmental coordinator for Consumer Agency and Journalist Aarhus Media.

Pierril Pouret – Director, Electric Vehicles – Nissan Nordic
Pierril Pouret worked for 12 years in the auto industry before taking charge of the Electric Vehicle division in Nissan Nordic Europe. Engineer growing up in Paris, he has first-hand experience of air and noise pollution issues in cities and the need for a rEVolution. Where else to drive this change than from Nissan, the world leader in Electric Vehicles?