The 31st International Electric Vehicles Symposium & Exhibition (EVS 31) & International Electric Vehicle Technology Conference 2018 (EVTeC 2018)
Plenary Sessions

Plenary Sessions * Simultaneous interpretation service (English-Japanese) is available.


These are special programs of EVS 31. These sessions can be attended by anyone holding a Registration Ticket(Delegates JPY 60,000/Students JPY 3,000) or Plenary Sessions Ticket(JPY 20,000). Tickets are available at http://www.evs31.org/registration/.

Opening Ceremony, Guest Speech, Welcome SpeechOct. 1(Mon)8:30-10:00

An opening declaration and address will be presented by the Chair of the Organizing Committee of EVS 31, the Mayor of Kobe, President of the World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA), President of the Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan (JSAE), and President of the Japan Automobile Research Institute (JARI). Furthermore, in addition to a Guest Speech by an official of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, a Welcome Speech will also be presented by Honorary Professor C.C. Chan of the University of Hong Kong?a person who has given distinguished service to the dissemination of EV, and who is recognized as the father of EV in Asia.

CCChan
C.C.Chan

Founder of WEVA
Vice President of EVAAP
Honorary Professor of
University of Hong Kong

Biography

Keynote Speech

Presentations by senior representatives from the top three Japanese automakers, Nissan, Toyota, and Honda, as well as from representatives from Asia, USA, and Europe

Oct. 1 (Mon)
9:15-9:45

Daniele Schillaci
Daniele Schillaci
Executive Vice President
Global Marketing and Sales,
Zero Emission Vehicle and
Battery Business, MC
Japan/A&O (Japan, Asia,
Oceania Business)
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Biography

Oct. 2 (Tue)
8:30-9:00

Petr Dolejsi
Petr Dolejší
Director
Mobility & Sustainable Transport,
European Automobile
Manufacturers‘ Association (ACEA)

Biography

Oct. 2 (Tue)
9:00-9:30

Sharon Dijksma
Sharon Dijksma
Deputy Mayor
City of Amsterdam

Biography

Oct. 2 (Tue)
9:30-10:00

Toshihiro Mibe
Toshihiro Mibe
Executive Vice President and Director
Honda R&D Co., Ltd.



Biography

Oct. 3 (Wed)
8:30-9:00

Minggao Ouyang
Minggao Ouyang
Professor, Director of National
Laboratory of Automotive
Safety and Energy Tsinghua
University
Academician of the Chinese
Academy of Sciences

Biography

Oct. 3 (Wed)
9:00-9:30

Daniel Sperling
Daniel Sperling
Professor
University of California, Davis
Board Member
California Air Resources Board

Biography

Oct. 3 (Wed)
9:30-10:00

Shizuo Abe
Shizuo Abe
Executive General Manager
Toyota Motor Corporation



Biography

Panel Session

Presentations and discussions by senior developers from IT companies and experts from universities on the relationship between EVs and connected and smart societies.

1. What is meant by connected technologies that support a smart society?Oct. 1(Mon)18:20-19:30

Expert panelists in policy, automobiles and communications will engage in discussion about potential services that could be provided by EVs thanks to connected technologies.

Tsuguo Nobe
Moderator: Tsuguo Nobe

Director
Business Development and
Government Policy
Intel K.K.
Visiting Associate Professor
Nagoya University

Panelists
Akihiro Masuda
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Ken-ichi Murata
Ken-ichi Murata
Project General Manager – Connected Strategy, ITS & Connected Management Division, Connected Company, Toyota Motor Corporation

Biography

Masashi Usami
Masashi Usami
Administrative Officer, Executive Director of Technology Planning,Technology Sector KDDI Corporation

Biography

2. The future image of smart societies driven by EVsOct. 2(Tue)16:40-18:20

From their respective viewpoints of policy, automobiles, renewable energy, AI, logistics and European policy, panelists will comment on a mobility society of the future driven by the EV evolution.

Mayumi Matsumoto
Moderator: Mayumi Matsumoto

Visiting Associate Professor
The University of Tokyo

Biography

Panelists
Hiroshi Ishikawa
Hiroshi Ishikawa
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan

Biography

Kenji Sato
Kenji Sato
Director for Vehicle use Adjustment, Environmental Policy Division, Road Transport Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

Biography

Masaki Toriumi
Masaki Toriumi
Alliance Global Director,EV and HEV Engineering Division Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Biography

Fumitoshi Emura
Fumitoshi Emura
Division Manager, Social Innovation Business Division, IoT Business Division, Hitachi, Ltd.

Biography

3. The future of energy supply technologies for EVsOct. 3(Wed)15:40-17:00

On the topic of power supply technologies for resolving the EV driving range problem, panelists will discuss wireless in-wheel motors, contact-type dynamic charge, high-power charging, and wireless initiatives in Korea.

Chris Mi
Moderator: Chris Mi

Professor
San Diego State University

Biography

Panelists
Hiroshi Fujimoto
Hiroshi Fujimoto
Associate Professor The University of Tokyo

Biography

Seungyoung Ahn
Seungyoung Ahn
Professor, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Biography

Takamitsu Tajima
Takamitsu Tajima
Chief Engineer, Department 1, Electric Vehicle Development Division, Honda R&D Co., Ltd. Automobile R&D Center

Biography

Makoto Dave YOSHIDA
Makoto Dave YOSHIDA
Secretary General, CHAdeMO Association
General Manager, External and Government Affair Department, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Senior Manager, Global Government Affair Department, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Biography

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