8th - 9th October 2016, Wroclaw (Poland)

Cleantech inspiration, education & empowerment.

The Cleantech Revolution Tour focuses on stimulating the greater adoption of electric vehicles and solar energy.

Partners

Speakers

Denis Rakcheev

Denis Rakcheev

Denis Rakcheev, Chemical Engineer at Alevo Battery Technology GmbH, became interested in global warming and related issues after he finished his master’s thesis in physical chemistry in Siberia and gained experience in environmental chemistry in Germany. In 2014, he started a project on increasing the efficiency and the electric range of hybrid vehicles. Since then, the concept of storing electricity as a chemical reaction became the major focus of his activity.

Jacek Fior

Jacek Fior

Jacek is an entrepreneurial type, who sees opportunities all around. He runs his own corporate language training company and an international translation agency, Quest Corporate Language Solutions. One of his many passions, besides card tricks and mixology, is electric cars and their introduction on the market. He is currently working on launching the Polish platform of CleanTechnica -- cleantechnica.pl -- in the hopes of helping people to understand the revolution we are witnessing.

Jose Pontes

Jose Pontes

Always interested in the auto industry, particularly in electric cars, Jose has been overviewing the sales evolution of plug-ins through the EV Sales blog since 2012, allowing him to gain an expert view on where EVs are right now, and where they are headed in the future. The EV Sales blog has become a go-to source for people interested in electric car sales around the world. Extending that work and expertise, Jose is now a partner in EV-Volumes.

Robert Schulze

Robert Schulze

Robert Schulze has completed a technical education as well as a business degree. He started to work as a controller for an airline consolidator and market leader in Germany and got later on the project lead for an ERP system change at a US subsidiary. In a period of one and a half years, he lived and worked between Los Angeles, New York City and Berlin. Since then he was a project manager and continued to work in an international environment. In 2014 he founded the Vilgard Motor UG.

Roman Targosz

Roman Targosz

Roman Targosz graduated from Wroclaw Technical University in Poland in 1986 in the Power Engineering Department. His employment experience included working for ABB in the manufacturing of traction and synchronous machines and open pit industry equipment. In 1995, he graduated from the ABB Executive Management Development Program. In 2000, Roman joined the European Copper Institute, where he works till today as Energy and Electricity Project Manager, responsible for power quality, energy efficiency of transformers, energy management, and advocacy programs. He is deeply involved in the e-learning activities of Leonardo Academy.

Sergei Nikulin

Sergei Nikulin

Sergei is one of the few guys who started promoting and accelerating the acceptance of electric vehicles in Ukraine. It took us just less then one year to prepare and organize the first international electric vehicles trade show - Plug-In Ukraine. Next EV trade show will take place on April 7-9, 2017 in Kiev. We have set it up online platform - emobilis.co where you could find all up-to-date information about EV industry not only in Ukraine, but other countries as well. We are closing now the negotiations about 30% stake acquisition with one of Ukrainian company which produce locally charging stations. It will help us also to speed up infrustracture development which is the key in successful ev market growth.

Being active member of Ukrainian Auto Importers and Auto Dealers Association we play a key role in getting support from the government to increase EVs numbers on the roads as well.

Viktor Irle

Viktor Irle

Growing up in an auto-producing city in Sweden, Viktor has had an interest in cars for as long as he can remember. Writing his thesis about speed-controlled electric engines, and later studying industrial transformation and technological change, the great emerging opportunities of EVs made him jump on the train and co-found EV-Volumes, aimed at becoming the premier source of EV industry sales data and broader EV consultancy.

Zachary Shahan

Zachary Shahan

Zach is the director and editor of CleanTechnica (the #1 most-visited cleantech news and analysis site on the internet) as well as EVObsession and SolarLove (two sites he founded in 2012). He’s also the president of Important Media, which is the parent network to those three sites and ~20 others. In addition, he’s the editor of Masdar’s Sustainnovate, and you can find Zach’s work all over the internet, including on Scientific American, Reuters, The Economist Group’s GE Look Ahead, ABB’s Conversations, the World Economic Forum’s Agenda, Renewable Energy World, TreeHugger, and most Important Media sites.

Zach has been referenced or interviewed by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, CNBC, and numerous other news outlets and websites. He has also presented, provided workshops, and moderated panels at clean energy and electric vehicles conferences in the US, Canada, and India. Zach was named one of the top 20 influencers on fuel economy matters alongside President Obama, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, the US Secretary of Energy, Nissan & Renault Chairman & CEO Carlos Ghosn, GM’s CEO and president, and several other car company execs as well as a few leading auto journalists.