World's first free-to-attend Charging Infrastructure Expo conference and exhibition highlights growing industry
Novi, Mich., June 11, 2012 – The electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) industry is growing. By 2017 it is estimated that $4.3 billion will be spent on EV charging equipment. With the number of electric charging stations continuing to grow and tremendous investments in new technology – such as a recent funding announcement from the U.S. Department of Energy for up to $4 million to develop wireless charging – the charging infrastructure industry is poised for aggressive development. These advancements bring significant opportunity, making now a critical time to examine the industry and its future.
The world's first-ever, free-to-attend Charging Infrastructure Expo, to be held November 13-15 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich., alongside The Battery Show, provides a forum for industry leaders and stakeholders to engage in intelligent discourse surrounding the most promising opportunities and pressing challenges in the charging infrastructure industry. The expo will feature an exhibition as well as conference sessions dedicated to industry challenges and opportunities and highlighting the latest EV charging technologies.
"The initial challenge – one that will be addressed at Charging Infrastructure Expo – is for business owners, managers and fleet operators to understand what charging infrastructure solution best fits their needs," said Adam Moore, exhibition director. "The expo will enable business leaders to acquire this information and discover the value of these solutions for their future business."
Charging Infrastructure Expo will showcase many of the latest technologies as well as those currently in progress through product demonstrations and dynamic technology displays that provide first-hand experience. The expo's largest exhibitor and a world leader in wireless technology, Qualcomm, is developing one such innovation – wireless charging for EVs.
"The need for advanced charging, compatible with the on-the-go lifestyle that most consumers have today, is a necessary development in the future of the electric and hybrid vehicle market. It's an incredible opportunity to display our latest technologies, within and separate from the vehicles in which they will operate, at Charging Infrastructure Expo," said Dr. Anthony Thomson, vice president of business development and marketing at Qualcomm. "The expo also allows our team to engage with other advanced battery and charging infrastructure industry players crucial to the growth of the industry as a whole."
This unprecedented expo will bring together industry natives like Qualcomm as well as municipalities, fleet operators, developers, retail chains, apartment blocks, hotels, government officials and other stakeholders to discuss the current status and the potential outlook of the charging infrastructure industry. Charging Infrastructure Expo, co-located with The Battery Show, allows attendees to delve into the important topics in today's electric vehicle and advanced battery industries from both a technological and commercial standpoint.
"As EVs and hybrids become common place on roadways across the globe, companies' investment in charging infrastructure and advanced battery technology will continue to grow. The expansion of The Battery Show, with the addition of Charging Infrastructure Expo, growing from a 65,000 sq ft exhibition to 130,000 sq ft in only a year is demonstrative of this," said Adam Moore, exhibition director. "The exciting advancements in technology within these industries will be a catalyst to the expected growth."
Limited exhibition space is available. For more information on The Battery Show or Charging Infrastructure Expo, visit thebatteryshow.com or chargingexpo.com.
ABOUT THE BATTERY SHOW
The Battery Show is world's premiere and free-to-attend advanced battery showcase. The exhibition demonstrates the very latest battery technologies and solutions, ranging from electric vehicle applications to raw material suppliers. Its two-track business and technology conference examines battery market development and opportunities, including how technical advances are likely to impact performance, safety and cost. The Battery Show launched in 2010; it is produced by United Kingdom-based Smarter Shows. For more information on The Battery Show, visit thebatteryshow.com.
ABOUT CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE EXPO
Charging Infrastructure Expo is a free-to-attend exhibition focused on electric vehicle charging technologies across the entire supply chain. It creates an exceptional opportunity for providers of electric vehicle charging technology to meet with charging station operators from both commercial and government sectors. Co-located with The Battery Show, exhibitors of the Charging Infrastructure Expo also have access to engineers and executives from electric vehicle manufacturers and utility companies, providing a valuable crossover and unrivalled access to genuine decision makers. The Charging Infrastructure Expo, launching in 2012, is produced by United Kingdom-based Smarter Shows. For more information on Charging Infrastructure Expo, visit chargingexpo.com.