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Whistler to host Electric Vehicle & Sustainability Summit, November 19 – 22, 2019


Tweet this: Global energy leaders gather in #Whistler for three days of thought-leadership and partnership-building at EVS Whistler, the Electric Vehicle & Sustainability Summit, Nov. 19 – 22.

   Whisitler Village - Photo by Mike Crane

Whistler, B.C. – EVS Whistler, The Electric Vehicle & Sustainability Summit, presented by inspiratia, arrives in Whistler on November 19 – 22. Inspired by the surging growth in the electric vehicle market, the summit joins global energy and business leaders for three days of thought-leadership, partnership-building and insight into emerging opportunities in the electric vehicle community.

The summit brings together an exclusive group of industry professionals and investors, offering delegates the opportunity to engage with global leaders in the electric vehicle community in a single location. The summit’s panel discussions will join dozens of senior-level leaders from companies and organizations such as Electrify America, ChargePoint, Hubject, Nuvve, Autotech Ventures, Translink, Smart Electric Power Association (SEPA) Energize Ventures, EV Box, AMPLY Power, Envoy Technologies, Ballard Power Systems, BC Hydro and BC Transit, to name a few.

Along with high-level discussions and insights, delegates can also expect keynote speaker presentations, gala dinners, and numerous networking opportunities, kicking off with a cocktail reception at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre.

Brendan Jones, chief operating officer of Electrify America and keynote speaker at EVS Whistler, commented: “With the expected growth in electric transportation, Electrify America is focused on the installation of a comprehensive, open and ultra-fast charging network to help accommodate this dramatic shift. We need a vast DC fast charging network available for consumers as they will have dozens of new zero emission vehicles available for their daily transportation needs.”

“The summit in Whistler provides a chance to have a dialogue on these future challenges and opportunities of e-mobility,” said Jones. 

“Electricity is the future of transportation,” said TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond. “Today, TransLink operates a fully electric rail service, a trolley-wire bus system, and we are introducing our first battery-powered electric buses. TransLink is proud to provide Metro Vancouver with sustainable transportation, and we are committed to an 80 per cent reduction of our carbon emissions by 2050.”

EVS Whistler is also proud to support gender equality and will actively promote diversity at all levels of the industry at the summit. EVS Whistler is delighted to be partnered with WiRE, Women in Renewable Energy, a Toronto-based global non-profit that advances the role and recognition of women in the energy sector.

For those interested in attending the Electric Vehicle & Sustainability Summit, early registration is now open at www.evswhistler.com/#event-registration. Passes to the summit include a four-night stay at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, as well as three gala dinners and cocktail gatherings. To learn more about the Electric Vehicle & Sustainability Summit, please visit www.evswhistler.com.

Stunning beauty and fresh thinking

With its stunning landscape, bucket-list appeal, pedestrian-only Village and genuine, down-to-earth mountain culture, it’s no surprise that inspiratia has chosen Whistler to host the Electric Vehicle & Sustainability Summit. Fresh thinking comes naturally in Whistler, making it a unique and unforgettable choice for conferences and groups. In winter, delegates can ski the world’s best slopes, snowmobile, and cross-country ski while the warmer months offer golfing, mountain biking and hiking experiences.

To learn more about Whistler, please visit Tourism Whistler’s website at www.whistler.com/meetings.

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Whistler is Canada's premier year-round leisure and meeting destination located in the Coast Mountains 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Consistently rated the top ski resort in North America, Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The resort offers an extensive range of accommodations totaling 10,000 bedrooms among 24 hotels as well as townhomes, condos, B&Bs and chalets. Whistler also boasts more than 100 restaurants and bars, 200 retail shops, 25 spas and countless activity options from world-renowned skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking and golf, to hiking, rock climbing, and watersports. The Resort Municipality of Whistler is home to a diverse community of more than 10,000 permanent residents.

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