Online | September 15th - 17th

The future of transportation is zero emission.

The annual International Zero Emission Bus Conference is the premier learning event for fleet decision-makers, manufacturers, infrastructure providers, utilities, and supporting stakeholders who are leading the future of zero-emission transportation.


This year, the 2020 International Zero Emission Bus Conference is going online and free of charge. The carefully curated sessions will provide valuable resources to leaders who are electrifying public fleets and looking to build connections with industry experts.

Whether you’re interested in transit, school buses, airport shuttles, university fleets, or utility involvement, the 2020 ZEB Conference will cater to a wide variety of specializations. You’ll hear from speakers with unique perspectives while deepening your understanding of clean transportation technologies.


Event Highlights

Each session will last one hour.

Cross Market Operations and Technology Implications:

Transit, Schools, and Airports

9 am PT // 12 pm ET // 6 pm CET

Comparison and contrast across duty-cycles and what this means for vehicle selection, charging strategy, and depot design decisions.


Jack Allen




Michael Wegecsanyi

Business Development Manager Americas

Heliox Technology Inc.


Serenity Anderson

General Manager, Bus Operations

FirstTransit, Sacramento Airport


Nate Baguio

Vice President of Sales

The Lion Electric Company


Walter Kirkland

Service Manager



Matt Boothe

Senior Engineering Consultant



Kash Sethi

VP, Sales

Motiv Power Systems


Brian Pollock

Business Development Manager

Siemens Industry


John Walsh

Senior Vice President of Sales



Doug Francis

Associate Transportation Director

Gaylord Community Schools

Full Fleet Transition Planning for Transit, Schools, and Airports

12 pm PT //  3 pm ET // 9 pm CET

Panelists will present their plans to go 100% zero-emission, followed by moderated discussion on panelists’ planning approaches and considerations.


Nicolas Pocard

Director of Marketing



Tracy Beidleman

Government Relations, Capital Planning & Grant Programs

Long Beach Transit


Ashwin Naidu

Landside Operations Manager

San Jose International Airport


Savannah Gupton

Managing Consultant



Raymond Manalo

Vehicle Maintenance Manager

Twin Rivers School District


Todd Berven

Associate Director, Auxiliary Services

University of Georgia

Networking Session 1

1:30 PT / 4:30 ET / 10:30 CET

CTE staff will guide discussion based on the day's earlier sessions and topics of interest to participants.

Registration for networking sessions is closed. Only those who registered early and RSVP'd are invited to attend.

Keynote Speaker

Muffi Ghadiali

Founder and CEO

Electriphi works with fleet operators and partners like utilities to deploy a software charging management platform that saves energy and operational costs, and simplifies the transition to electric vehicles while ensuring fleet readiness.  

Networking Session 2

3:30 PT / 6:30 ET 

CTE staff will guide discussion based on the day's earlier sessions and topics of interest to participants.

Registration for networking sessions is closed. Only those who registered early and RSVP'd are invited to attend.

Keynote Speaker

Richard Colley

Safety and Regulatory Affairs

Arrival is developing solutions that support the goal of creating sustainable urban environments. Arrival’s vehicles, devices, products and services are designed with a focus on providing exceptional, intelligent experiences at every touchpoint.


About the Host

The Center for Transportation and the Environment is a U.S., 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to improve the health of our climate and communities by bringing people together to develop and commercialize clean, efficient, and sustainable transportation technologies. CTE has helped more than 200 U.S. companies move cutting edge technologies into the global energy and transportation marketplace, leveraging more than $530 million in local, state, federal, and private funding.

CTE provides services for every part of the zero-emission transition, including route and utility rate modeling and simulation, vehicle optimization analysis, procurement consulting, feasibility studies, market assessment, outreach, and general project management, among others. CTE has worked with more than 70 transit agencies that have or will deploy 300 zero-emission buses. CTE maintains a presence with the U.S. Congress and with the State of California to help shape legislation that moves clean energy and transportation industries forward. Our work touches nearly every state and several countries. CTE is based in Atlanta, Georgia with offices in St. Paul, Berkeley, and Los Angeles. CTE is a catalyst for change, providing our members with a platform to transform their interests into deployed solutions. Learn more at www.cte.tv


The annual Zero Emission Bus Conference is the premier event for planners, leaders, fleet operators, and technology experts interested in innovating the bus transportation industry with electric vehicle technology. It originally began as a fuel cell bus working group in 2011, drawing just 50 participants to its inaugural meeting, and has now become the premier event for conversations on zero-emission bus (ZEB) technology. 


The conference brings together hundreds of industry stakeholders to discuss real strategies for transportation innovation and to learn more about how to prepare for electrification at scale.The 2019 conference in San Francisco, CA drew more than 500 attendees from across the world and we anticipate more virtual attendees this year!

Leaders around the world are taking steps to electrify fleets and looking to create key partnerships with industry experts. This year, we look forward to continuing these conversations on a global scale and with an expanded online audience. The virtual and complimentary conference format provides increased accessibility to the conference's content, allowing stakeholders to participate in these conversations for free. 


The ZEB conference has traditionally focused on the public transit application for ZEBs; this year we are also introducing conference content for new markets such as airport, university, and school bus fleets.

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