Industry leaders, friends and alumni of The University of Queensland are invited to attend a special ‘Leaders of Influence’ Series cocktail reception, featuring Mr Maurits Van Camp, Director Research and Innovation, Umicore.

Maurits will deliver a thought provoking keynote titled 'Flicking on the switch to all electric mobility'

The transition to a circular, sustainable society is well on its way. With support from top-down initiatives like the UN Sustainable Development Goals, cities are fast integrating the circular sustainable society into all aspects of life. The driving force behind enabling this transition comes down to a few key things: an adaptation from the Materials Technology industry, education in STEM, and lifelong learning from entrepreneurial and innovative people. A mere 11 years away, predictions for 2030 Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) sales range from 25 – 40% of total new passenger cars. With Tesla leading the charge on BEV, the chase is on for the traditional and newer international automakers. 

Umicore has repositioned itself as a clean mobility company supplying emission control catalyst, battery materials and fuel cell catalyst to the market. The growth of electric mobility discussion is based on Umicore’s involvement in the market. Internal combustion engines may still be thriving, but the transition to all electric mobility is closer than we think.

Following Mr Van Camp’s keynote lecture, a diverse panel of industry professionals will discuss and share their perspectives on the future of electric mobility in Australia.

Panel members:
Mr Maurits Van Camp, Director of Research and Innovation, Umicore
Mr David Finn, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Tritium
Professor Karen Hussey, Director, Centre for Policy Futures, UQ

Networking over drinks and canapes will follow the lecture.

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