Wednesday, June 19 – Saturday, June 22

Québec (Estérel), Canada

Our third iteration of the Transatlantic Transportation Decarbonization Summit will bring together government, industry, and thought leaders to accelerate one of the most important mechanisms for climate change mitigation: the electrification of all on-road vehicles.

This critical decade is speeding ahead, and the transition to zero-emission transportation must accelerate. Major markets across North America and Europe are implementing leading-edge policies and regulations. Yet, critical to global success is strong participation across the Atlantic. With input from six key government advisors, California, Canada, Germany, the European Commission, the United Kingdom, and the United States, we are staging an event to nurture deep conversation, relationship building, and ultimately problem-solving collaborations.

Hosted by the International Council on Clean Transportation, TTDS24 will take place at Estérel Resort in Quebec from Wednesday, June 19th, through Saturday, June 22nd.

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LOCATION

Estérel Resort
Quebec (Estérel), Canada

103 kilometers northwest of Montreal.
20-minute drive from Saint-Sauveur.

2024 SUMMIT AGENDA

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19TH

1:00 pm

Montréal International Airport (YUL)

Bus #1 leaves from YUL to Lion Electric Saint-Jérôme Facility

Sign up for Bus #1 on 6/19 at the Webex registration page using the code BUS.

Bus schedule
  Departure time and location Arrival times and location
(subject to traffic)
Bus #1 1:00 PM Montréal International Airport (YUL) 2:00 PM Lion Electric Saint-Jérôme Facility
3:15 PM Lion Electric Saint-Jérôme Facility 3:45 PM Estérel Resort
Bus #2 4:30 PM Montréal International Airport (YUL) 6:30 PM Estérel Resort
2:00 pm

Tour of the Lion Electric bus and truck manufacturing plant

Details

The Lion Electric Co. is an innovative manufacturer of zero-emission vehicles, designing and assembling all-electric school buses and urban trucks. Join us at the Lion Electric Saint-Jérôme facility to shadow the production line and follow the manufacturing of electric buses and trucks from start to finish.

Spots are limited. Register for free on the event page using the code TOUR.

BUS SCHEDULE

  Departure time and location Arrival times and location
(subject to traffic)
Bus #1 1:00 PM Montréal International Airport (YUL) 2:00 PM Lion Electric Saint-Jérôme Facility
3:15 PM Lion Electric Saint-Jérôme Facility 3:45 PM Estérel Resort
Bus #2 4:30 PM Montréal International Airport (YUL) 6:30 PM Estérel Resort
4:30 pm

Montréal International Airport (YUL)

Bus #2 leaves from YUL to Estérel Resort

Sign up for Bus #2 on 6/19 at the Webex registration page using the code BUS.

Bus schedule
  Departure time and location Arrival times and location
(subject to traffic)
Bus #1 1:00 PM Montréal International Airport (YUL) 2:00 PM Lion Electric Saint-Jérôme Facility
3:15 PM Lion Electric Saint-Jérôme Facility 3:45 PM Estérel Resort
Bus #2 4:30 PM Montréal International Airport (YUL) 6:30 PM Estérel Resort

5:00 pm

Estérel Resort

Tasting #1 in the Bistro à Champlain wine cellar

Details

This year as part of our welcome reception, we offer wine tastings and tours of Estérel’s wine cellar; it’s a must-see! You’ll have the chance to interact with Estérel Resort’s seasoned sommelier team and learn about wine making and tasting while savoring a delicious platter of local cheeses and enjoying the breathtaking view of Lake Dupuis. There are two available time slots on the first night at 5:00 pm and then at 7:00 pm.

Spots are limited. Register for free on the Webex registration page using the code TOUR.

5:30 pm

Estérel Resort

Dinner and evening reception

Details

The welcome reception is an opportunity to connect with other attendees in a relaxing atmosphere. The evening will include drinks and cocktails in the lounge, two opportunities to tour the Bistro à Champlain wine cellar,* and a buffet dinner.

*See descriptions

We would like to thank FIA Foundation for making this reception and wine tastings possible.

7:00 pm

Estérel Resort

Tasting #2 in the Bistro à Champlain wine cellar

Details

This year as part of our welcome reception, we offer wine tastings and tours of Estérel’s wine cellar; it’s a must-see! You’ll have the chance to interact with Estérel Resort’s seasoned sommelier team and learn about wine making and tasting while savoring a delicious platter of local cheeses and enjoying the breathtaking view of Lake Dupuis. There are two available time slots on the first night at 5:00 pm and then at 7:00 pm.

Spots are limited. Register for free on the Webex registration page using the code TOUR.

THURSDAY, JUNE 20TH

Breakfast

9:00 am

Welcome remarks

9:20 am

Survey of the Transatlantic: Regulatory landscape in major markets

Details

A high-level outlook on electrifying the transport sector, its challenges and ways ahead, with an annual update on recent policies from both sides of the Atlantic.

Speakers

Sarah Dunham
Office Director
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Bio

 

Mark Cauchi
Director General
Environment and Climate Change Canada

 

Rachel Muncrief
Acting Executive Director
The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)
Bio

 

Edoardo Turano
Head of Unit
European Commission
Bio

 

Richard Bruce
Jobshare Director for the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles
U.K. Department for Transport
Bio

11:05 am

Keynote speaker #1

11:25 am

Survey of the Transatlantic: Regulatory landscape in major markets (cont.)

Details

A high-level outlook on electrifying the transport sector, its challenges and ways ahead, with an annual update on recent policies from both sides of the Atlantic.

Speakers

Sarah Dunham
Office Director
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Bio

 

Mark Cauchi
Director General
Environment and Climate Change Canada

 

Rachel Muncrief
Acting Executive Director
The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)
Bio

 

Edoardo Turano
Head of Unit
European Commission
Bio

 

Richard Bruce
Jobshare Director for the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles
U.K. Department for Transport
Bio

12:25 pm

Lunch

1:55 pm

Keynote speaker #2

2:55 pm

Back to building better: Charging infrastructure planning for zero-emission trucks 

Details

What are the technology options, the business models, and the policy solutions to supply the electricity required for charging the growing zero-emission truck and bus fleet?

Speakers

Alycia Gilde
National Manager for ZEV Partnerships and Engagement
U.S. Department of Energy
Bio

 

Martin Archambault
Business Development Manager
Hydro-Quebec
Bio

4:55 pm

Supporting jobs in the EV ecosystem

Details
A discussion on how the electrification transition can fold in job growth. How can we maximize employment benefits throughout the supply chain, from batteries to chargers?

Speakers

Fanny Tausendteufel
Senior Associate, Industrial Policy
Agora Verkehrswende
Bio

 

Reem Rayef
Senior Policy Advisor
BlueGreen Alliance
Bio

6:10 pm

Dinner

FRIDAY, JUNE 21ST

12:15 pm

Estérel Resort

Breakfast

9:00 am

Day 1 recap

9:30 am

Keynote speaker #3

Speaker TBA

11:00 am

Green upstream: Decarbonizing steel

Details

An overview of how to clean up steel and a discussion on what automakers can do to decarbonize the materials they use in manufacturing.

Speakers

Rebecca Dell
Senior Director, Industry Program
ClimateWorks Foundation
Bio

 

Samuel Flückiger
Head of EU Climate & Circular Economy Policy
thyssenkrupp Steel
Bio

 

Kathleen Yip
Program Officer, Industry
Climate Imperative
Bio

11:00 am

Zero in on low-emission zones

Details

Lessons learned from a mixture of success stories and resistance to change that we can use to zero out transportation air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in cities on both sides of the Atlantic.

Speakers

Anna Dworakowska
Executive Director
Polish Smog Alert
Bio

 

Jonathan Théorêt
Head of Transport, Energy and Infrastructure
City of Montréal
Bio

 

Elliot Treharne
Assistant Director of Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity
Greater London Authority
Bio

Lunch

1:45 pm

In it for the long-haul: How to decarbonize trucking

Details

Amid all the potential options for eliminating carbon emissions from long-haul trucking – batteries, fuel cells, hydrogen combustion engines – which will stick, and how do we plan in the face of uncertainty?

Speakers

Andreas Kammell
VP Alternative Drivetrains
TRATON SE
Bio

 

Sydney Vergis
Deputy Executive Officer
California Air Resources Board
Bio

 

Andrea Pratt
Sr. Director Grants, Incentives & Policy
Greenlane Infrastructure, LLC
Bio

1:45 pm

The role of EVs in climate-friendly cities

Details

Electric vehicles can help cities meet their climate and clean air targets but can be in tension with other priorities. What actions can cities take to support EVs while encouraging diverse mobility options and reducing car dependence?

Speakers

Jeff Allen
Executive Director
Forth
Bio

 

Sara Teige Kalsås
E-mobility Advisor
City of Oslo
Bio

 

Heather Thompson
Chief Executive Officer
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy
Bio

3:45 pm

Keynote speaker #4

4:15 pm

Progress in critical mineral supply chains

Details

A look at major producer countries and investments in mining and refining capacity for minerals key to the EV transition. How are both sustainability and human rights being addressed? And, more than a year after being finalized, what are the impacts of the IRA and Green Deal on the ground, and what can the Transatlantic countries do to support them?

Speakers

Aditya Ramji
Director, India & Global South Clean Transportation Program
UC Davis
Bio

 

Aimee Boulanger
Executive Director
Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA)
Bio

 

Claudio Maggi
Strategic Affairs Manager
Chilean Economic Development Agency CORFO

6:30 pm

BBQ dinner and final beach party

SATURDAY, JUNE 22ND

7:00 am

Estérel Resort

Bus #1 leaves from Estérel Resort to Montréal International Airport

Sign up for Bus #1 on 6/22 at the Webex registration page using the code BUS.

Bus schedule
  Departure time and location Arrival times and location
(subject to traffic)
Bus #1 7:00 AM Estérel Resort 8:15 AM Montréal International Airport (YUL)
Bus #2 11:00 AM Estérel Resort 12:15 AM Montréal International Airport (YUL)
7:00 am

Breakfast

11:00 am

Bus #2 leaves from Estérel Resort to Montréal International Airport

Sign up for Bus #2 on 6/22 at the Webex registration page using the code BUS.

Bus schedule
  Departure time and location Arrival times and location
(subject to traffic)
Bus #1 7:00 AM Estérel Resort 8:15 AM Montréal International Airport (YUL)
Bus #2 11:00 AM Estérel Resort 12:15 AM Montréal International Airport (YUL)

FAQ

How can I get to Estérel Resort?

Estérel Resort is accessible by car from Montréal–Trudeau International Airport (YUL). It is a 56-mile / 90-kilometer trip. 

What is the dress code?

Our recommended dress code is business casual. There will be many opportunities to be outside, and with a hotel reservation, attendees will have access to the Lido spa, in which case we recommend you bring a swimsuit. 

How do I join the Webex event app?

1. Visit this page. 
2. Select the correct app download button for your device and download the app.
3. Open the app, enter the email address you used to register.
4. Then create a password and tap Sign Up.
5. Fill in your networking profile and tap Continue. Your profile information will help you connect with other people during the event!
6. Now, browse for “Transatlantic Transportation Decarbonization Summit” or use the search bar to find it. Once you’ve found it, tap on it.
7. A pop-up will appear asking for an Access Code. Enter “TTDS24” and tap Submit.

Where can I charge my EV?

There are several EV charging stations at the resort. They are accessible only through the valet service in the hotel lobbies.

We would like to thank our sponsors for making TTDS24 possible.

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