AGBC September Monthly Meeting – Wednesday, 30th September
Guest Speaker – Michael Valentine-Urbschat: “Accelerating Electric Mobility in Munich - Latest Actions and Insights”
When: Wednesday, 30th of September
Time: Registration starts 1830, meeting runs 1900-2300
Where: Marriott Hotel, Berlinerstrasse 93, 80805 Munich
Cost: AGBC Munich Chapter Members Eur 25.00, Guests Eur 35.00
Sign-Up: Events tab at www.agbc.de or on the new AGBC Munich Community Platform at www.agbc-munich.com.
As a follow-up to his sparkling 27 Mar 2013 presentation on electrically-powered vehicles, Michael Valentine-Urbschat is returning to outline progress in the e-vehicle market since then. This will include insights on (1) the German government conference on electric mobility, (2) local activities initiated by the municipality of Munich, and (3) the latest global developments. In doing so, he will provide us a comprehensive update on not only the prospects for accelerating the introduction of electric vehicles in the Munich metropolitan area but also on what still needs to be done if Munich truly wants to become a global success story in this field.
Michael is co-author with Nancy Valentine-Urbschat of Elektrisiert, their first novel, published at the end of 2014, about the global electric vehicle industry. Today he works as Senior Advisor for P3 Group, a global management consultancy with headquarters in Aachen and a major regional office in Munich. P3’s focus is on the automotive, energy, aerospace, and telecommunications industries.
Trained as an aeronautical engineer, Michael has been a leading manager in the automobile industry for many years. While at BMW in the 90’s, he was involved in their initial development efforts with electric vehicles before advancing into the development of conventional drive trains where he was responsible for large engine projects. Afterwards, as a partner with Roland Berger, he participated in the development of world-wide consulting activities, concentrating on electrical mobility and the development of appropriate conversion concepts for transitioning from conventional drive trains to those featuring electrical mobility. From 2010-13 he was responsible for Siemens’ re-entrance into the automobile supplier business with exclusive focus on electrical drive trains, before joining P3 Group in 2014.