Leading international equity research and investor relations consultancy Edison Group today announces the line-up for its latest virtual conference – Edison Open House: Transport Futures 2021. The conference is in partnership with London Stock Exchange Group, OTC Markets and influence emobility.
The event which takes place from 15th -17th June, will see discussions by publicly listed companies and thought leaders influencing the development of electric, shared and autonomous vehicles, those supplying components and all other areas of the supply chain. It will connect these individuals with high-quality investors – from the largest institutions to a broad range of smaller, hard-to-reach pools of capital including family offices, wealth managers and individual investors.
The three-day event will see a number of well-orchestrated live panel discussions on electric vehicles, growth capital market ecosystems and ESG, as well as a keynote from the CEO of Virgin Hyperloop and a fireside chat with the CEO of the Faraday Institution. Additionally, more than 25 hand selected companies will be interviewed by BBC broadcaster and journalist Vivienne Parry OBE, ranging from the high-profile, to high growth innovative companies which have yet to gain mainstream attention. One of these is the EV and battery solution provider VivoPower – a company defining the corporate decarbonisation sector.
The event will kick off with Edison’s Managing Partner, Rachel Carroll, with two additional live panels on the day including one on the tipping point for EV’s involving Electric Vehicles Outlook’s, Roger Atkins, Vertu Motors Chairman, Andy Goss, and Gridserve Executive Chairman, Jerry Stoke. The day will conclude with a panel on a transatlantic perspective on growth capital market ecosystems with Head of AIM & UK Primary Markets, Marcus Stuttard, OTC Markets Group Executive Vice President, Jason Paltrowitz, Latham & Watkins LLP Partner, Mike Turner, and Silicon Valley Bank Head of Corporate Finance, Rosh Wijayarathna.
Highlights for Wednesday 16th include a fireside chat with Professor Pam Thomas, CEO of The Faraday Institution discussing the exponential growth of battery power, keynote presentation from Josh Giegel, CEO of Virgin Hyperloop on the future of shared transport and a live panel on the impact and image of private investors moderated by Edison’s Director of Research and Content, Neil Shah, and guests Simplify Asset Management Portfolio Manager and Chief Strategist, Michael Green, PrimaryBid COO, James Deal and Interactive Investor Head of PR, Jemma Jackson.
Closing out the event will be a live panel discussion on ESG and the future for transport, headed by Kelly Perry, Director of ESG at Edison, with panellists Toby Belsom of UN Principles of Responsible
Investing (PRI), Dan Gardiner of Transition Pathway Initiative and Kristina Church, Head of Sustainable Solutions at Lombard Odier Investment Management.
As a reflection of the industry’s success, despite global car sales falling 14% in 2020, EVs rebounded: with sales of 3.2m up 43% y-o-y versus 3% in 2019. Growth was particularly rapid in Europe (137%) driven by tighter fleet-wide emissions standards and a resurgence in plug-in hybrids (PHEVs). Rapid growth here and in China has continued in 2021.
A combination of consumer incentives and fleet-wide emission regulation of carmakers has encouraged EV adoption. In these regions the EV penetration rate of new sales (including PHEVs) is already in (or close to) double digits. Across the rest of the world, it stands at just c. 1%.
Rachel Carroll, US Managing Partner at Edison Group, said: “Despite economic uncertainty, the EV industry is poised for strong growth. Therefore, it is important now more than ever that companies attend this kind of event to help them access the widest possible pools of capital to help fuel the industry’s development. This conference is another example of Edison´s continued focus on supporting and building strong relationships between innovative companies and experienced investors. We have been at the cutting edge of corporate decarbonisation and have always had the aim of playing a positive and constructive role in the sector – a sector we feel has immense potential for further innovation and growth.”
Virgin Hyperloop, the Faraday Institution and 25 listed stocks deliver a mix of keynotes, panels, fireside chats and deep dives
Discussions with thought leaders influencing the development of electric, shared and autonomous vehicles as well as those involved in the supply chain
Event open to both professional and retail investors, who will benefit from free access to industry leading insight over three days of panels, workshops and company deep dives