Please note: Schedule and agenda are subject to change.

DAY 1: March 28, 2023

7:30 am

Check-In and Networking

8:30 am


Robbie Diamond, President and CEO, SAFE and the Electrification Coalition
Admiral Dennis Blair, former Director of National Intelligence; former Commander In Chief, U.S. Pacific Command; and Chairman, SAFE

8:45 am

Day 1 Keynote

Overview of the Inflation Reduction Act and plans for implementation.
The Honorable John Podesta, Senior Advisor to the President for Clean Energy Innovation and Implementation, Executive Office of the President

9:15 am

Strengthening Global Connections and Energy Security

Fireside chat to discuss energy security, supply chains, technology development, trade, and economics.
Frederick W. Smith, Founder and Executive Chairman, FedEx Corporation
Robbie Diamond, President and CEO, SAFE and the Electrification Coalition

9:40 am

Networking Break

10:05 am

How to Build an Allied Supply Chain

Jeffrey Morrison, Vice President, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, GM

10:30 am

Solving the Processing Chokepoint: Expanding Allied Capacity

Panel to discuss what it will take to expand current processing capacity.
Moderator: Andrew Miller, COO, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
Stacy Hastie, CEO, US Strategic Metals
Ajay Kochhar, CEO, Li-Cycle
The Honorable Scott Moe
, Premier of Saskatchewan, Canada

11:15 am

Capital Markets and the Scaling of Mineral Supply Chains

Fireside chat with James Litinsky, CEO, MP Materials.
Moderated by Steve LeVine, Editor, The Electric.

11:35 am

Transition Time

11:45 AM

Lunch Keynote

The Honorable David van Weel, Assistant Secretary General, NATO

12:45 PM

Transition Time

12:55 PM

Global Partnerships and Minerals to Markets Strategy

Fireside chat with The Honorable Michèle Flournoy, Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, U.S. Department of Defense, and Jose Fernandez, Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, U.S. Department of State.

Followed by a panel to discuss how countries are working to diversify their critical mineral supply chains and meet EV deployment targets.
Moderator: Michèle Flournoy, Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, U.S. Department of Defense
H.E. Anna-Michelle Asimakopolou, Member of the European Parliament, Greece; Vice-Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade
H.E. Kirsten Hillman, Ambassador of Canada to the United States
Satoshi Nohara, Director-General, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry, Japan
H.E. Juan Gabriel Valdés, Ambassador of the Republic of Chile to the United States

2:00 PM

Networking Break

2:25 PM

Creating Diverse, Transparent, and Secure Supply Chains

Abigail Wulf, Vice President and Director, Ambassador Alfred Hoffman, Jr. Center for Critical Minerals Strategy, SAFE, delivers an overview of Minerals Center paper.

Followed by three TED-style talks discussing perspectives on how blockchain and other technologies can be used to facilitate higher standards and bring greater transparency and sustainability to EV supply chains.
Doug Johnson-Poensgen, CEO, Circulor (UK)
Thea Lee, Deputy Under Secretary for International Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor

2:55 PM

Cook Island Case Study: Combating Climate Change with Seabed Mineral Exploration

TED-style talk with The Honorable Mark Brown, Prime Minister of Cook Islands.

3:05 PM

Networking Break

3:30 PM

Minerals to Market Perspective on the IRA

Fireside chat with Ashwani Gupta, Director and COO, Nissan Motor Corporation to discuss a minerals to market perspective on the Inflation Reduction Act and new technology developments.
Moderator: Gabrielle Coppola, Reporter, Auto Industry, Bloomberg

3:55 PM

Meeting Demand with Responsible Supply

Panel to discuss what it will take to get shovels in the ground and address any upstream supply chain constraints.

Moderator: Ernest Scheyder, Senior Correspondent, Reuters
Jonathan Evans
, CEO and President, Lithium Americas Corporation
Tyler Mitchelson
, Senior Vice President, Copper Growth, Teck Resources Limited
Loudon Owen, CEO, DLT Labs
Clayton Walker, COO, Copper, Rio Tinto

4:55 PM

Closing Remarks

5:00 PM

Day End

DAY 2: March 29, 2023

7:30 am

Check-In and Networking

8:30 am


Robbie Diamond, President and CEO, SAFE and the Electrification Coalition
Ben Prochazka, Executive Director, Electrification Coalition

8:40 am

The Path to Mass Adoption

Panel focused on the auto industry pivot toward electrification and addressing consumer concerns.
Megan Lee
, Chairwoman and CEO, Panasonic North America
The Honorable Cathy Zoi, CEO, EVgo

9:25 am

Networking Break

9:50 am

How to Design a Charging Network that Meets Consumer Needs

Panel to discuss the difficulty of building national transmission across the country for clean renewable energy, its impact on a national charging network, and how to envision a national charging network while using the appropriated $7.5 billion in funding to accelerate deployment and adoption.
Henrik Holland
, Global Head, Prologis Mobility
Additional panelists to be announced.

10:35 am

Building at Scale: EV Factories and Manufacturing

Fireside chat with Catherine Hunt Ryan, President, Manufacturing and Technology, Bechtel

10:50 am

Using Government Funding to Accelerate Development and Deployment in the U.S. and Amongst Allies

Gene Berdichevsky, CEO and Co-Founder, Sila Nanotechnologies
David Howell, Acting Director, Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains, U.S. Department of Energy
Reta Jo Lewis, President and Chair of the Board of Directors, Export-Import Bank of the United States

11:35 am

Transition Time

11:45 AM

Lunch and Networking

Lunch keynote speaker to be announced.

12:45 PM

Transition Time

12:55 PM

Electrifying the World’s Largest Fleet

Dialogue with The Honorable Andrew Mayock, Federal Chief Sustainability Officer on electrifying the federal fleet.
Moderator: Ben Prochazka, Executive Director, Electrification Coalition

1:25 PM

The Future of Fleets

Three TED-style talks focused on new developments and adoption patterns for fleets.
Robin Mackie, Chief Operating Officer, Ideanomics
Duncan McIntyre, CEO, Highland Electric Fleets, Inc.

2:05 PM

Challenges and Opportunities in Electrification

Isaac Chan, Partner, Roland Berger
Lea Malloy, Head of Electric Vehicle Battery Solutions, Cox Automotive Mobility
Spencer Reeder, Director, Government Affairs & Sustainability, Audi of America

2:50 PM

Networking Break

3:15 PM

Innovative EV Supply Chain Technology

Two TED-style talks from innovative companies working on new technologies that hold the potential to alter how we think about supply chains and EV/battery technology.
Celina Mikolajczak, Chief Battery Technology Officer, Lyten
Gerard Barron, Chairman and CEO, The Metals Company

3:40 PM

Leveraging Government Commitment with Private Investment

Panel on how to get the private sector and other investors to step up their investment.
Moderator: Carl Pope, Senior Climate Advisor to Michael Bloomberg
Jeff Johnson, Managing Director, Investment (Americas), Sustainable Investing, Temasek
Alan Schwartz
, Executive Chairman, Guggenheim Partners
Paul Segal, CEO, LS Power

4:30 PM

Closing Remarks

Robbie Diamond, President and CEO, SAFE and the Electrification Coalition

4:35 PM

Close of Day