The second edition of the Charging Infrastructure Congress on the next step in charging infrastructure took place on Tuesday 22 March at De Doelen in Rotterdam. A varied program with 300 speakers attracted a large and active audience, both physically and online.

After the first edition of the conference on general developments in the field of charging infrastructure, it was Tuesday time to go one step further. The challenges in the construction of charging infrastructure were central this time. With a total of about 300 visitors, this subject could count on a lot of interest. For the vast majority of visitors present in De Doelen, this was the first physical conference since corona.

The kickstart of the conference was given by chairman Maarten Bouwhuis, followed by a general reconnaissance from director of economics and sustainability at the Municipality of Rotterdam Petra de Groene, national coordinator for sustainable development goals at the national government Sandra Pellegrom and manager innovation and network design at Liander Vincent Dekker. The conference then continued in two blocks with three sub-sessions on various themes.

Interesting conversations Before the conclusion, all participants reunited in the plenary hall for an interview by chairman of the day, Bouwhuis, with VVD MEP Caroline Nagtegaal. Then it was time for a lively debate between alderman of the municipality of Rotterdam Arno Bonte, chairman of the National Knowledge Platform Charging Infrastructure Nancy Kabalt-de Groot, Innovation & Network Design Manager at Liander Vincent Dekker and senior project leader mobility, nature and environment Nienke Onnen about the future. van charging infrastructure.

That the conference was dominated by a theme that is alive in society and in which many people feel involved, was also apparent from the large number of responses and questions from the ( online) audience. The audience actively shared their views on certain topics, which led to interesting interactions. These were continued during the network drink at the end of the day.

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