Manchin, Podesta, Energy and Auto Execs to Speak at SAFE Summit

(March 21, 2023) Government and corporate leaders will gather in Washington, D.C. next week to discuss ways to secure and diversify supply chains and infrastructure for electric vehicles (EVs) and the wider energy transition. The SAFE Summit (March 28-29, 2023) will take place shortly before a major IRS announcement on tax credits implementing the Inflation Reduction Act’s (IRA) sourcing provisions for EV battery minerals and components.

The summit will hear from Senator Joe Manchin, White House senior advisor John Podesta, FedEx Executive Chairman Frederick W. Smith, Deputy Energy Secretary David Turk, Nissan COO Ashwani Gupta, Siemens USA CEO Barbara Humpton, Panasonic NA CEO Megan Myungwon Lee, The Metals Company CEO Gerard Barron, the Canadian Ambassador to the U.S. Kirsten Hillman, GM Vice President Jeffrey Morrison, and other private and public sector leaders and international officials from Europe, Japan, and South America. Journalists from Bloomberg, Reuters, and the New York Times will participate as on-stage interviewers and panel moderators.

A full agenda, including speakers, discussion topics, and sponsors can be found at

The two days of remarks, hosted interviews, panel discussions, and engagements will offer practical solutions to build out robust and reliable supply chains and support infrastructure for EVs and the broader electrification transition.  It will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.