Batteries and Electric Vehicles Conference 2018


Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 29-30 October 2018

Every year, South Africa highlights the critically important role that transport plays in the economy during October Transport Month. It is used to raise awareness on the important role of transport in the economy and to encourage engagements from civil society and business.

The Green Transport Strategy (Draft) of National Department of Transport highlights direct emissions from the road transport sector accounting for 91.2%, with Electric Vehicles promoted as one of the transportation technologies to mitigate fossil-fuel related emissions within the transport sector.

As such, the global growth of Electric Vehicles has complimented the increased market demand of Lithium-ion batteries that form the key component of Electrified Vehicles.

The uYilo eMobility Programme and Shmuel De-Leon Energy are pleased to invite you to attend the Batteries and Electric Vehicle Conference on Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th October 2018 to be held at Nelson Mandela University, Engineering Building (276), Gardham Avenue, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth.

The conference will provide leading insights and facilitate discussions to provide a platform for technological and business opportunities with the latest updates in the fields of Batteries and Electric Vehicles from local and international speakers.

Should you require any additional information, please feel free to email

Conference cost

Early bird fee: R1850 (US$ 135) [Closing date: 31 August 2018]

2 days Conference delegate fee: R2250 (US$ 163) [Closing date: 05 October 2018]

Exhibition stand: R5,000 (US$ 400)


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Keynote Speakers:

Mr. Shmuel De-Leon (Shmuel De-Leon Energy) on “The Lithium-ion battery Market 2018” and,

Ms. Christina Bu (Secretary General, Norwegian EV Association) on "The Norwegian Electric Vehicle Success"

Confirmed Speakers:

Prof. Dr. Joachim Schmidt - Ostfalia UAS: “Dismantling, transportation and recycling of Li-Ion batteries”

Dr. Nico Rust  - Group Specialist, uYilo eMobility Programme: “Associated Standards and Battery Testing for stationary and mobile battery storage”

Shmuel De-Leon - Shmuel De-Leon Energy: "Battery Safety Tutorial" (Hazards, Guidelines, Equipment)”

Craig Parker - Research Director, Frost & Sullivan: “The Future Customer - Disruptive trends”

Ross Douglas - Founder & CEO, Autonomy Paris: “Future of Urban Mobility”

Renai Moothilal - Executive Director, NAACAM: “The automotive component supply chain: Internal Combustion Engines to Electric Vehicles”

Wynand Goosen - Founder, WattEV2Buy: “Electric Vehicles - The Global Market”

Abdool Kamdar - Co-Founder, Centre for Sustainable Road freight: “Commercial Battery Electric Vehicles Landscape”

Oliver Obrist - Project Manager, OBRIST Powertrain GmbH: “Low-Cost Electrification”