ACT Virtual Kicking Off with Tech Demos, Press Events, Video Networking and More

August 14, 2020

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On Tuesday, August 18, the organizers of North America’s largest advanced transportation event, ACT Expo, are kicking off a brand-new online event experience to spotlight the trends, policies, and technologies driving the future of fleet transportation. ACT Virtual will feature 19 days of unique programming from August through November, delivering education and networking to fleets wherever they are digitally connected.

The organizers have announced several exciting highlights planned for the first few events of the series, taking place on August 18th, 20th, 25th & 27th!

Keynote Speaker

Join Volvo Trucks North America President Peter Voorhoeve on the ACT Virtual Main Stage on Tuesday, August 18, to hear how one of the world’s largest truck manufacturers is driving global transportation electrification and increasing uptime and safety through connected technologies. Peter V

Voorhoeve has led Volvo Trucks North America since 2018, working as part of the overall Volvo Group global effort to provide a full range of zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses to customers.

“Volvo Trucks is making major investments around the globe to support cities and our customers in developing a safer and more sustainable transportation sector,” said Peter Voorhoeve, president of Volvo Trucks North America. “ACT Virtual provides a great opportunity for our team to digitally connect with these stakeholders to help them navigate the evolving transportation ecosystem and source the latest advanced vehicle technologies.”

Technology Demonstrations in the Virtual Expo Hall

Starting August 18, ACT Virtual attendees will be able to visit with advanced technology and clean fuel suppliers at their digital booths to source the latest products and services for their future fleet investments and connect with exhibitors through one-on-one text and video chats. Plus, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a series of exclusive technology demonstrations, followed by live question and answer opportunities with representatives from each organization.
To see the full list of exhibitors that attendees will be able to visit in the virtual Expo Hall starting on August 18, visit the ACT Virtual website.

Thursday, August 20
10:05 to 10:12 a.m. PDT
Thursday, August 20
10:12 to 10:19 a.m. PDT
Thursday, August 20
12:35 to 12:45 p.m. PDT
Thursday, August 20
12:45 to 12:55 p.m. PDT
Medium and Heavy-Duty Product Offerings
GAIN a Legup – Simplifying Your Polyfuel FutureBYD Electric Refuse Trucks – Hard at WorkPrepared for Take-Off: Realizing Our Urban Air Mobility Future
Thursday, August 20
12:55 to 1:05 p.m. PDT
Tuesday, August 25
11:45 to 11:55 a.m. PDT

Tuesday, August 25
11:55 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. PDT
Tuesday, August 25
12:05 to 12:15 p.m PDT
Fuel Cell Technologies for HD TruckingPurpose-Designed EV Telematic System – The Lion BeatPractical Use of IOT In a Biogas Application
*Repeated August 27

Conversations in the ACT Lounge

ACT Virtual attendees can network with speakers and peers virtually to build relationships that will propel their clean fleet strategy. On Thursday, August 20th, exclusive roundtable video discussions will be facilitated by three well-accomplished industry leaders. These 30- to 45-minute networking chats will follow our series of executive panels on Thursday, August 20. To participate, register for ACT Virtual “Module 1 – The Main Stage” and then email to secure your spot. Space is limited to 40 participants per roundtable.

Getting to Zero in First and Last MileThe Future of Electric Refuse TrucksA Roadmap of MHD Hydrogen Infrastructure
Facilitated by:Facilitated by:Facilitated by:
Mike RoethDawn Fenton

Mike Roeth -
Executive Director

Dawn Fenton -
Vice President Government
Relations & Public Affairs

Bill Zobel -
Executive Director

North American Council
for Freight Efficiency

Volvo Group North America

California Hydrogen
Business Council

Press Conferences

Attendees will be the first to hear exciting announcements from two industry leaders—Agility Fuel Solutions and Tritium—via virtual press conferences on Tuesday, August 18. Each will be followed by a live question and answer session.

Agility Fuel Systems Logo

12:00 pm PDT

12:30 pm PDT


Attendee Networking Community

Hundreds of attendees are already confirmed to participate from leading fleet operators, vehicle manufacturers, clean fuel and charging equipment suppliers, trade associations, public agencies, and more.

ACT Virtual participants will be able to start networking and expanding their business networking the same day they register.

Bizzabo Community

August’s Featured Speakers

The ACT Virtual series will feature a dynamic lineup of more than 130 industry leaders through keynote presentations, executive panels and breakout sessions covering the trends, policies, and technologies driving the future of fleet transportation.

The speakers will provide insight that can help fleet operators reduce operating costs and emissions, meet tightening regulations, improve employee working conditions, and achieve economic and environmental sustainability goals.

Attendees can design their own agenda by selecting from five advanced transportation modules scheduled from August to November 2020:

  • Module 1: The Main Stage
  • Module 2: Deep Dives on Battery Technology, Connected Tech & Natural Gas
  • Module 3: Advanced Transportation Investor Summit
  • Module 4: Staying Plugged In: ACT’s Annual EV Charging Workshop
  • Module 5: Ultra Clean HD Vehicle Summit

Here’s a small preview of the confirmed speakers for August:

Maria LeeBoris Kort-PackardBanny AllisonArnab Chatterjee

Maria Lee -
Sr. Product Mgr, Strategic Initiatives, Global Fleet & Product

Boris Kort-Packard -
Chief Engineer, Global Vehicles

Banny Allison -
Director, Fleet Operations Support

Arnab Chatterjee -
Hydrogen Business Development


FedEx Express



Marc BernardAaron GilmoreKary SchaferCraig Harper

Marc Bedard -
President and Founder

Aaron Gillmore -
Vice President, Electric Trucks

Kary Schaefer -
General Manager of Marketing and Strategy

Craig Harper -
EVP, Operations & Chief Operations Officer

The Lion Electric

BYD Motors

Daimler Trucks North America

J.B. Hunt

James KastRyan LaskeyHernan Henriquez

James Kast -
Fuel Cell Business Analyst

Chintan Sopariwala -
Vice President, Aftersales Operations & Connected Vehicle

Ryan Laskey -
Senior Vice President, Commercial Vehicle Group

Hernan Henriquez -
Executive Vice President

Toyota Motor North America


Dana Incorporated



ACT Virtual is supported by the industry’s leading suppliers. Shell New Energies is the presenting sponsor of ACT Virtual, joined by Agility Fuel Solutions, Allison Transmission, Bosch, BYD, Charge Point, Daimler Trucks North America, Dana Inc., Kenworth, Lion Electric, Meritor, Navistar, Peterbilt, Propane Education & Research Council, Quantum Fuel Systems, Siemens, Southern California Edison, U.S. Gain, and Volvo Trucks North America as series sponsors. Individual episode sponsors include Ballard, Bauer Compressors, Black & Veatch, CalAmp, Eaton, Geotab, Hino Trucks, IntelliShift, PLM Fleet, Proterra, Romeo Power Technology, ROUSH CleanTech, Toyota, Thermo King, Tritium, Velocity Vehicle Group, WSP, Xebec, and XL Fleet.

The event is also supported by the California Energy Commission (CEC), California Fuel Cell Partnership, the California Hydrogen Business Council, the Electrification Coalition, North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE), NGVAmerica, and the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA).

Whether you are looking to see the latest technology firsthand, network with peers and industry leaders, or learn about the future of transportation, ACT Virtual has something for you. To learn more and register to attend, visit