“Advanced Transportation Investor Summit” Announced as Part of ACT Virtual Series

July 21, 2020

Investment is pouring into advanced transportation technology firms at an accelerated rate—from private capital to government funding. With the world facing increasing challenges in economic slowdown, air pollution, and climate protection, clean tech and energy suppliers are uniquely positioned to provide critical and tangible economic and environmental benefits. But how can investors identify the organizations with the highest growth potential?

Join the organizers of North America’s largest advanced transportation event—ACT Expo—for a first-of-its-kind “Advanced Transportation Investor Summit,” set to take place online September 15 & 17, 2020. Clean tech investors and entrepreneurs will have the unique opportunity to gain insight from industry insiders on current and future investment trends in advanced transportation and clean fuels, including what they’re betting big on and what they’re most excited about for the road ahead.

The Advanced Transportation Investor Summit is part of ACT Virtual, a 4-month, online education series that will spotlight the trends, policies, and technologies driving the future of fleet transportation. The Summit will feature dynamic programming spread across two days with powerhouse keynote speakers, dynamic executive panels, small-group video networking, and more.

Clean tech investors will gain insight from industry insiders on current and future investment trends in advanced transportation.

Tuesday, September 15: Jumpstarting the Market: VC’s, Government, and Entrepreneurs Building the Advanced Clean Fleet Market

Join this episode to hear from successful investors, entrepreneurs, and government agencies who have learned hard-won lessons for early-stage investment success. With end-user fleets, global OEMs, governments, and utilities going “all in” on advanced technology development, investments have reached tens of billions of dollars annually. Yet, getting to where we are today required significant risk and boldness from entrepreneurs and investors alike. Learn lessons from early investors on key factors for success in the clean transportation market.

Thursday, September 17: Scaling to Success: The Financial Leap to Mass Deployments in the Advanced Clean Fleet Market

Hear from market-making fleets, OEMS, and government leaders who will discuss how innovative technologies have gone from boutique to mass-market. Going from thousands to millions or billions – truly reaching scale – involves significant financial capital and a ripe regulatory environment. It also requires significant end-user investment of resources into advanced technology. During this episode, you will understand how growth occurs, how long it can take to ramp investments, and what other key factors are critical for a technology to reach true commercial scale.

Confirmed Investor Summit speakers include:

  • Jay Craig, CEO and President, Meritor
  • Mary Nichols, Chair, California Air Resources Board
  • Michael Linse, Founder and Managing Director of Linse Capital
  • Morgan Andreae, Executive Director, Growth Office, Cummins, Inc.
  • Michael Hughes, Chief Commercial Officer, ChargePoint
  • Patty Monahan, Commissioner, California Energy Commission
  • Alden Woodrow, Co-Founder and CEO, Ike
  • Chris Haffenreffer, Assistant Vice President of Innovation, Enterprise Holdings
  • Brook Porter, Partner, G2VP
  • Sam Gabbita, Ventures Director, OGCI Climate Investments

The Summit will feature powerhouse keynote speakers, dynamic executive panels, small-group video networking, and more.

ACT Virtual will bring a new event experience to the transportation industry, providing education and networking to fleets and industry insiders wherever they are digitally connected. Attendees can build their own agenda by selecting from five different 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

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 ACT-Virtual.com.