Museum of London City

10 March 2025

OPTIMAL CHARGING

#LeadersOrFollowers

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Our 27 March 2024 event held in partnership with Sainsbury's Supermarkets saw 323 senior business and market stakeholders ranging from large retail and food store chains to mid-size and large-size fleet operators, FTSE350 corporates, Healthcare trusts, government agencies through to UK local and regional authorities.

Event Format:

Optimal Charging: Leaders or Followers is about accelerating buyer charging infrastructure uptake whilst optimising capacity and capability of their infrastructure in a smart and capital efficient way.

A comprehensive day for corporate end users, buyers and their executive management that supports the UK transition to Net Zero with critical content at the heart of discussions. 

Optimal Charging will bring together public and private end users and buyers seeking to gain a deeper knowledge in facilitating, expanding and optimising their EV charging infrastructure and market stakeholders that are pivotal to this market.

Learn from UK landowners, property, fleet and facility operators about charging capabilities they are looking to provide post RIIO-ED2, cross-stakeholder cooperation and their journey into facilitating the required infrastructure, its operation, optimisation and upgrade. Robust discussions from leading industry peers, fast-paced Q&As and fact packed case studies with plenty of opportunity to engage 1-2-1 after presentations and throughout the event.

UK businesses are set to heavily invest in the transition to electric vehicles this year and the next. With £13.6 bn earmarked to be spent to support this transition businesses are installing EV chargers on their premises with almost half of the firms already installed some charging points and more than a third planning to invest in on-site charging infrastructure in the next 12 months. 

Want to become our Partner?

Reflecting on the speed of change and innovation within the EV charging sector we partner with leading businesses that directly influence the transition and accelerate the adoption of EVs and charging infrastructure in the UK. 
Contact our team:

Jane Huggins for team registrations – sales@ukwideinvestment.com

Sarah Sweetman for co-operations  – enquiries@ukwideinvestment.com

Yevgeniy Makushin for partnerships, sponsorships, exhibiting, speaking – ynm@ukwideinvestment.com 

Alternatively, in the first instance, drop Sarah a brief message on LinkedIn:

Our 2024 timetable

Agenda 2024

Our notable industry leaders in 2024 were

Morna Cannon, Director of Low Carbon Economy, Transport Scotland

Coventry City Council
Edmund King OBE, President, The AA
First Bus
Melanie Shufflebotham, Co-Founder and COO, Zap Map
Zap-Map
Dr. Tim Nicklin, Manager, BlueOval™ Charge Network, Ford Motor Company
Connected Kerb
James Taylor, Managing Director, Vauxhall Motors
Connected Kerb
Mike Nakrani, CEO, VEV
Connected Kerb
Joe Beavis, Deputy Head of OZEV – Electric Vehicles Infrastructure Delivery and Commercial, Department for Transport
Office for Zero Emission Vehicles

Eugene Moore, Chief Executive Officer, Applegreen Electric

Surrey County Council

Paul Comer, Director of EV Implementation, Roadchef

Surrey County Council
Andreas Atkins, Country Manager UK & Ireland, IONITY
Uber
Alan McCarthy-Wyper, Managing Director – EV and Energy, Moto Hospitality
Zest
Kieren Hanlon, Group Procurement Director, Persimmon PLC
Zest
Christopher Quirk, Technical Director, Troy Homes
Scania
Cameron McKenzie, Sustainability Partner, Peabody
Liberty Charge Ltd

Paul Lowbridge, Head of Customer Management, Electricity Transmission Customer Connections, National Grid

Petalite

Liam O’Sullivan, Operations Director, ScottishPower Manweb

Connected Kerb

Paul Ford, Chief Development Officer, Zest

Zap-Map

David Swadling, Director of Customer Connection Development, Eclipse Power Networks

Volta Trucks
Hubert Wolters, VP Business Development, Europe, WiTricity
Office for Zero Emission Vehicles
Charlotte Johnson, Global head of markets and Chief of Staff, KrakenFlex, Octopus Energy Group
Shell UK Retail
Alex Hart, EV & Storage Manager, Zero Carbon Operations National Grid ESO
Zouk Capital

Trevor Watt, Head of Public Sector Sales, Blink Charging

Connected Kerb
Alex Thwaites, Director of EV, OVO Energy
Iveco
Michael Kenefick, Grid Services Manager, ev.energy
Hertfordshire County Council
Alastair Martin, Chief Strategy Officer, Flexitricity
Volvo Trucks UK & Ireland
Paul Reid, Head of Transport and Travel, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
InstaVolt

Paul Chandler, Deputy Director Net Zero Travel and Transport Team, NHS England

Hertfordshire County Council
Tanja Dalle-Muenchmeyer, Acting Associate Director of Sustainability, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
University of Warwick

George Atkinson, Associate Director of Estates, University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

Triodos Bank UK

Toby Butler, Managing Director UK, ubitricity

Zap-Map

Daniel Davies​​​​, Senior Asset Manager, Ellandi

Zap-Map

Chris Mitchell, Assistant General Manager, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Westfield London

Zap-Map

Neelum Choudhury, Head of ESG and Partner, Tandem Property Asset Management

Zap-Map
Richard Hackforth-Jones, EV Product Director, Sainsbury’s Supermarket
Sainsbury's Supermarkets
Andrew Kirkby, Head of fleet sustainability and portfolio management, BT Group
Zap-Map
Martin Kochman, VP, European Sustainability Business, Hitachi Digital Services
Zap-Map

Cllr Ian Nellins, Portfolio Holder for Climate Change, The Environment and Transport, Shropshire Council

Zap-Map

Denise Beedell, Senior Policy Manager, Logistics UK

Zap-Map

Cllr Neil Clarke MBE, Cabinet Member for Transport & Environment, Nottinghamshire County Council

Zap-Map

Aaron Berry, Deputy Head, Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (energy and infrastructure), Department for Transport

Zap-Map

Joe Baker, Head of Carbon Management, Haringey Council

Zap-Map

Patrick Dunne, Director of Group Property, Procurement & EV Ventures, Sainsbury’s Supermarkets

Sainsbury's Supermarkets

Thomas Hoogeveen, Vice President, Mobility & Energy, Europe, Prologis

Zap-Map

Matthew Deer, Managing Director, Swain Group

Zap-Map

Dan Myers, Managing Director UK and Ireland, XPO Logistics

Zap-Map

Matt Greener, Zero Emission Institute Director, Arriva

Zap-Map

Philippe Queruau Lamerie, Electrification Services Manager, Veolia UK

Zap-Map

Stephen Wood, Country Lead UK and Ireland, Heliox

Zap-Map

Shamala Evans-Gadgil, Senior Programme/Project Manager, Coventry City Council

Coventry City Council
Toddington Harper, CEO, Gridserve
Coventry City Council
Matt Watson, Head of Commercial and Operability, National Grid Electricity Distribution
Coventry City Council

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Venue

Museum of London, City, 150 London Wall, London, EC2Y 5HN

Venue

Museum of London City

150 London Wall

London, EC2Y 5HN

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