BENELUX - Ministerial Pentalateral Conference “Make Western Europe a frontrunner in Electromobility”, Luxembourg City, 21/22.10.2019


The Ministers for Mobility and Energy of Luxembourg kindly invite you to the first Pentalateral Conference on Electromobility

 Make Western Europe a frontrunner in Electromobility

‘Closing the loop between Energy & Transport’

21 & 22 October 2019

Luxembourg City (Neumünster Abbey)


This ministerial event is organized with the support of IRENA, the Benelux Union and the Pentalateral Energy Forum [BENELUX-DE-FR-AT-CH]. This conferencewill gather key actors from all sectors involved in the Penta region: car manufacturers, electricity market players (TSO/DSO) and e-mobility actors (MSPs/CPOs). The first day, experts of the region and beyond will exchange on cross-border aspects on the matters of transport and energy. The second day, the rapporteur of each panel will report to the Ministers on their conclusions which will feed the ministerial discussion.

You will find below the programme. Please note the conference is free of charge and in English. We kindly ask you to confirm your participation by sending an email to before 15th October.





Date and time: Monday 21st October (09.30-18.00) and Tuesday 22th October (10.00-13.30) 

Location: Neumünster Abbey, Rue Münster 28 – 2160 Luxembourg 


DAY 1: Experts workshop with DG’s of energy and transport – October 21st, 2019  


09.30     Opening  

  • Claude Turmes, Minister for Energy of Luxembourg 
  • Thomas Antoine, Secretary-General Benelux Union 
  • Dolf Gielen, Director Innovation and Technology Center IRENA 

10.00 – 11.30    Session 1 - Carbon neutral by 2050: The future of transport is electric 

  • Martin Roemheld, Head of e-Mobility Services Volkswagen
  • Christian Peugeot, President of French Automobile Manufacturers Committee
  • Yasmine Assef, Program Director, New Business Energy & Charging InfrastructureRenault 
  • Herald Ruijters (TBC), Director Investment, Innovative and Sustainable Transport DG MOVE
  • Christina Bru, Secretary General Norwegian EV Association
  • Dr. Günter Hörmandinger, Deputy Director Agora Verkehrswende

11.30 – 12.00    Coffee break  

12.00 – 13.30    Session 2 - Deploying EV charging infrastructure & services 

  • Alex Michels, Head of asset management Creos
  • Roland Ferwerda, Management Director Netherlands Knowledge Platform for Public Charging Infrastructure (NKL)
  • Anja van Niersen, CEO Allego
  • Julia Poliscanova, Director Clean Vehicles and Emobility Transport & Environment
  • Dimitri Vergne, Senior Sustainable Transport Officer European Consumer Organization (BEUC)
  • Claus Fest, Head of product development and energy business ENBW
  • Yannick Perez, Full professor CentraleSupélec

13.30 – 14.30    Luncheon 

14.30 – 16.00    Session 3 - Smart charging: What impact on electricity networks ? 

  • Christian Buchel, Chairman E.DSO
  • Rémy Garaude, Board Member Enedis
  • Gregory Poilasne, CEO Nuvve
  • Frédéric Dunon, Chief Assets Officer Elia
  • Claude Hornick, Head energy department Luxembourg Institute of Regulation (ILR)
  • Olivier Piraux, CEO Nexxtlab 

16.00 – 17.30    Session 4 - Policy panel: e-mobility ambitions in the Penta region 

  • Paula Pinho, Acting Director DG ENERGY
  • DG Energy, DG’s Ministry of Energy/Transport of the Penta countries 

17.30 – 18.00    Closing remarks by Mr Turmes, Minister for Energy   


DAY 2 : Ministerial meeting of transport and energy – October 22nd, 2019  


10.00 – 10.30    Keynote speakers  

  • Jörg Sommer, CEO StreetScooter – Deutsche Post DHL  
  • Anja Van Niersen, CEO – Allego 

10.30 – 11.30    Introductory speeches by Ministers Turmes and Bausch 

Under the Chair of Mr Turmes, Minister for Energy, and Mr Bausch, Minister for Mobility of Luxembourg, the morning session will start with the rapporteurs’ report on the 21rst October 4 sessions to all Ministers of Energy and Transport of the Penta Region. 

11.30 – 13.30     Ministers will have the opportunity to express their view, develop national policies, exchange and how they see the Pentalateral region having a positive input in a smooth and swift development of electro-mobility. 

13.30 – 15.00    LUNCH (Ministers only) : prolongation of the exchanges 


All panelists from the first day are encouraged to assist and intervene at the ministerial day session.