The Zero Emission Bus (ZEB) Conference returns for its fifth edition this October at Busworld Europe, scheduled to take place in Brussels Oct. 7-12, the most important event for the bus&coach world, which counts 500+ exhibitors including the 80 biggest bus manufacturers. Indeed, hundreds operators, manufacturers, and policymakers will gather in the Belgian capital to discuss the road to zero emissions.

The central goal of the conference-which brings together a diverse group of more than seventy stakeholders from around the world to discuss the status and transition plans of the European zero-emission bus industry-is to accelerate the adoption of zero-emission buses and coaches, thus paving the way for a greener urban landscape. New to this edition, organized into four half-day sessions, will be a special focus on zero-emission buses for long distance and tourism.

Political bodies with representatives from the European Commission, national governments, operators, transport authorities (Transdev, TfL, RATP, Translink, TMB Barcelona, STIB-MVIB, EMT Madrid, SASA – Bolzano, Vervoerregio, Flixbus, Ruter, MZK Konin, Qbuzz, Keolis, OV-bureau Groningen Drenthe, GoAhead group, Foothill Transit, etc.), industry/operators/mayoral associations and bodies including ICCT, IRU, C40, AVERE, GPN, France Hydrogène, HUMDA, ZEMO Partnership and CTE and a variety of OEMs and infrastructure providers from the whole zero-emission bus supply chain, will animate the debate.

A conference to cover all aspects of the transition: unparalleled networking opportunities

ZEB 2023 (Sustainable Bus is an official partner in this edition!) is being organized by Element Energy (an ERM Group Company) in partnership with Busworld Foundation. Following the conference, ZEB 2023 attendees will benefit from receiving a summarized report with the key insights from the conference. This European Zero Emission Bus Conference follows successful editions in London in 2016, Cologne 2018, online in 2020 (ZEBINARS) and in Paris in 2021. The fourth edition held in Paris in November 2021 attracted 400 attendees from the zero-emission bus sector.

ZEB, what to expect from this edition

The ZEB 2023 program focuses on zero tailpipe emission technologies: battery electric buses and fuel cell electric buses. Scaling up ZEB fleets will be the key topic during the first three days (9th, 10th, and 11th of October) dedicated to inter-city buses and where a wide range of topics will be addressed from the available financing and funding options, business models and TCO/economics of ZEBs, to the technical requirements of operating and maintaining ZEB fleets. A dedicated networking dinner on Tuesday 10th October will allow attendees to connect with OEMs and infrastructure providers from the whole zero-emission bus supply chain as well as leading organisations and operators fostering valuable partnerships and exchange of ideas.

New to this fifth edition of the conference will be a day dedicated (on 12th October) to the emerging zero emission coach market focusing on customers’ needs, initial deployment, first experiences of zero emission coaches, and associated opportunities and challenges.

what expect from zeb 2023

In a recent whitepaper on the status of the zero-emission bus sector, Mike Dolman, Partner at conference organiser Element Energy (an ERM Group company) noted: «While the growth of the zero-emission bus market has been significant, with ZEBs now accounting for approximately 30% of new sales in Europe, the vast majority of the bus fleet still relies on fossil fuels. Collaboration and dissemination of lessons and best practice is crucial to accelerate the transition to zero emission bus fleets. This is why we have organised the Zero Emission Bus Conferences, a series of events which bring together policy makers, bus operators, and industry representatives to share insights, discuss key issues and form the new partnerships needed for the sector to achieve the transition to clean buses that we all want to see… It promises to be a very interesting and informative event and we look forward to welcoming a diverse range of stakeholders from across Europe and beyond».

So… don’t miss out on this unique gathering of minds and innovations. Secure your spot today by registering on registration page.

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