Burkhard Holder, Robert Metzger (1)

eMove360° enters into strategic partnership with VDE

eMove360° – International Trade Fair for Mobility 4.0 – electric – connected – autonomous, that will place this year from October 15-17, 2019 on the grounds of Messe München, Entrance East, closed a strategic partnership with VDE Renewables GmbH, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the technology association VDE based in Alzenau, Bavaria, that drives the topics of renewable energy production (from solar, wind and hydroelectric power) and energy storage forward.


The goal of the cooperation is to further expand the status of the world's leading trade fair eMove360° as the central industry event for electric mobility in the fields of sustainable energy generation, energy storage and charging infrastructure and to establish it as a central platform for the VDE and its affiliated companies.

"Electric mobility is evolving into a mass market, which makes it all the more important to define technical standards in order to ensure the best possible safety in electrical and electronic systems", says Burkhard Holder, CEO of VDE Renewables, who has been in the business for approximately three years and has been working for decades on sustainable energy and has also supported Intersolar's international activities right from the start. "From our point of view, the eMove360° Europe is the ideal platform for this, because despite all technology-based means of connection, we consider it essential to meet regularly in person and to discuss important topics in order to further develop electric mobility. The eMove360° Europe provides this opportunity like no other event in the business. That's why we're excited to be part of it this year and in the future, as well as to contribute to its shaping in the key area battery technology, with a special connection to sustainability issues."

In addition to its own booth, VDE Renewables will also sell stand space to interested partners. The special show "Battery Recycling" powered by the VDE will be at a central position at the trade fair. In addition, VDE Renewables will hold a two-hour session on the topic "Lifecycle of Lithium-Ion Batteries" at the trade fair forum. Another key topic is the bankability of projects in this sector – an important standardization to enable banks and insurance companies to decide reliably on a consistent basis how they support and secure projects. Another particular highlight is the drafting of an executive white paper entitled "Second Life Criteria for Batteries" in an exclusive, international workshop on this topic, hosted by Ansgar Hinz, CEO of VDE Group.

Partnership strengthens core topics of “Battery” and Sustainability - and opens up new areas

"The VDE is an organization with 125 years of history and more than 100,000 experts who drive technology forward. We are very pleased that we have acquired such a renowned partner, who supports us in a very successful year when we have once again seen a 20 per cent growth in both the exhibitor’s and visitor’s section. One of the core topics of the eMove360°, the segments battery and renewable energy, will be further strengthened and an important aspect of the New Mobility will be additionally covered with the finance topic bankability. In order to make both the traffic transition (“Verkehrswende”) and the energy transition (“Energiewende”) go hand in hand, projects in this area must be financially secure. This is what we want to emphasize through the cooperation with the VDE”, says Robert Metzger, CEO of MunichExpo and organizer of the eMove360° Europe 2019, adding:" This cooperation shows once again that our trade fair concept that is based solely on the focus on e-mobility and not seeing it as a peripheral area of energy, vehicle or industrial trade fairs is the right solution."
Bookings for the eMove360 ° Europe 2019 are still available at www.emove360.com.

About VDE Renewables GmbH

VDE Renewables GmbH is a 100% VDE company. Important tasks of the company with headquarters in Alzenau (Lower Franconia) are the business development and project management for certifications and other services in the field of quality assurance in the worldwide market for renewable energies. VDE Renewables GmbH cooperates closely with the VDE Testing and Certification Institute and all structures of the VDE Group. In an international network of partners such as the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, it tests and certifies components and systems according to highest quality standards.

About the VDE

VDE Verband der Elektrotechnik Elektronik und Informationstechnik is one of the largest technical and scientific associations in Europe with 36,000 members (including 1,300 companies) and 2,000 employees. VDE combines science, standardization and product testing under one roof. The main topics of the association range from the energy transition (“Enegiewende”) to Industry 4.0, Smart Traffic and Smart Living to IT security. VDE is particularly committed to promoting research and young talent as well as consumer protection. The VDE symbol, which is known to 67 percent of Germans, is synonymous with the highest safety standards. Headquarters of the VDE is Frankfurt am Main.

About eMove360°

The eMove360° Europe 2019 (October 15-17, 2019, Messe München), International Trade Fair for Mobility 4.0 – electric – connected – autonomous is the world’s largest technology trade fair for electric mobility and connected & autonomous driving. It is also dedicated to sustainable mobility solutions such as car-sharing and intermodal mobility. With its various platforms – the trade show as the annual industry gathering, the eMove360° Award and the MATERIALICA Award, the eMove360° magazine with online news portal, the eMove360° Conferences as well as the eMove360° Club and the e-Monday networking events – eMove360° sees itself as an umbrella brand for the New Mobility and an international marketplace that brings together offer and demand on a global level. eMove360° is strengthening its position at the forefront of the New Mobility with eMove360° ASIA 2019, presented for the first time from November 13-15, 2019 at COEX Exhibition Center in Seoul, South Korea, and conducted in close collaboration with the Korean Electric Vehicle Association (KEVA) and JEC World.
The exhibition’s focus areas are: Vehicles (electric, connected, autonomous), Charging & Energy, Infotainment & Connectivity, Automated Driving & Electronics, Battery & Powertrain, Mobility Concepts & Services, Urban & Mobile Design, Materials & Engineering. Approximately 30 percent of international visitors and around 40 percent of the 300+ exhibitors with headquarters outside of Germany underline the international leadership role of the eMove360° for the mobility of the future. Visitor target groups of the trade fair are developers, designers and IT experts of the big OEM and TIER1 suppliers, as well as buyers and users, such as fleet managers, decision makers in cities, communities, hotels & tourism and service providers.
For more information visit http://www.emove360.com.