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Metro Toronto Convention Centre

222 Bremner Boulevard

South Building, Room 801

Toronto, ON M5V 3L9

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Electrification is still one of the hot topics in the automotive industry - whether it's in the form of pure electrics, conventional hybrids, plug-in hybrids or hydrogen fuel cells - the push for alternative powertrains is accelerating. A lot of that rapid movement can be attributed to the imminent government regulations related to fuel economy, but there is also a strong push from many consumers for eco-friendly options.

This diverse panel of industry experts will debate what type of electric urban revolution might be in Canada's forecast. Many automakers have set an actual year, such as 2020 for its pure electric plan to take shape, while others preach about hybrid or hydrogen fuel cell technologies. In addition, this discussion will look at Norway’s world-leading electrification of its roads including incentives, infrastructure and mobility, and whether those actions and incentives could be applied to Canada.

Media and guests will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of various points of view including: charging infrastructure, city planning, the current rebate model, as well as the pros and cons of the current electrified technology.

Following the panel discussion AJAC will announce its Automotive Innovation Awards for Best Innovation, Best Safety Innovation, and Best Green Innovation. One-on-one interviews with all the panellists and award winners will follow.

Speakers:

Mark Richardson, President, AJAC - Moderator
Morten Edvardsen, Senior Political Adviser, the Norwegian EV Association (NEVA)
Stephen Beatty, Vice President, Corporate, Toyota Canada Inc.
Brett Smith, Co-director, Center for Automotive Research at the University of Michigan
François Lefèvre, Chief Marketing Manager, Nissan LEAF, and Manager of Executive Planning, Nissan Canada Inc.

David Paterson, Vice President, Corporate and Environmental Affairs, General Motors of Canada Company
Brookes Shean, Regional General Manager, Central Canada for FLO/AddEnergie
Scott Hollinshead, Product Planner, Volkswagen Canada
Jack Simpson, General Manager - Business Development & Innovation, Toronto Hydro

The discussion will take place in the John Bassett Theatre, located on Level 100 in the North Building, Metro Toronto Convention Centre. A map of the showroom is available here.

Parking is available off Lower Simcoe and the south side of Bremmer Blvd.

Please Note: Your ticket includes FREE access to the Canadian International AutoShow. Simply present this ticket upon arrival for access into the show.

FOR ACCESS: Please print and bring this receipt to the AutoShow. A valid ticket is required to gain access to the session room. As this session will begin before the official AutoShow start time, registrants must enter using the main North Building Lobby Entrance (255 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6).

*DO NOT enter from the North Building (222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3L9).

Doors will open approximately 30 minutes prior to the session start time. Please arrive early as a select number of walk-in tickets will be issued at the door.

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