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KEY ENERGY ON OCTOBER 27TH CELEBRATES THE E-VALLEY

Press release n. 8 of the 21/07/2021 9.58.42 ( download )

The event that will take place within the Italian Exhibition Group event was presented yesterday afternoon via streaming. It will be an entire day dedicated to prospects and technologies of the electrical transition along the Via Emilia, organized in collaboration with the specialized site Vaielettrico and the Motus-E association


Rimini, July 16th 2021 - The land of engines is betting on electric mobility. To the future ´e-valley´ Key Energy, the Italian Exhibition Group event for sustainable energy and mobility, will dedicate an entire day on October 27th, in an event organized in collaboration with the specialized site Vaielettrico, the Motus association -E and with the patronage of the Emilia-Romagna Region.
Yesterday afternoon the event, which will take place at the Rimini Exhibition Center, was presented via streaming. The debate was attended by: Corrado Peraboni, CEO - Italian Exhibition Group; Vincenzo Colla, Councilor for economic development and green economy - Emilia-Romagna Region; Mauro Tedeschini, Co founder - Vaielettrico; Francesco Naso, Secretary General - MOTUS-E; Giorgio Prodi, Associate Professor - University of Ferrara; Marco Righi, President of the Young Entrepreneurs of Unindustria Reggio Emilia; Sonia Bonfiglioli, Vice President - Confindustria Emilia central area; Livia Cevolini, CEO - Energica Motor Company, Giuseppe Corcione, CEO - Reinova. Moderated by Massimo Degli Esposti, co founder of Vaielettrico.
Corrado Peraboni, CEO of Italian Exhibition Group said: ´As IEG, a reality that has always been attentive to sustainability, we have the task of offering an international showcase for the industry linked to electric mobility. Already 24 years ago in this territory, at the Rimini Exhibition Center, Ecomondo, the leading event in the Mediterranean Basin and in Southern Europe was born, linked to the green economy and the circular economy, from which Key Energy was also developed, an event that today has the ambition to be at the forefront in giving space to entrepreneurs engaged in the transition to electric mobility ´.
For Vincenzo Colla, Councilor for Economic Development and Green Economy of the Emilia-Romagna Region, ´no one would have imagined such a whirlwind development of e-mobility just ten years ago. It must also be said that the epochal transition from thermal engines to electric ones will not be painless: we must therefore pay attention to the design of the supply chains that we put in place, because we must manage the transition from traditional to innovation, which is also one of the most difficult things for companies. In this operation, the Emilia-Romagna Region thinks that first of all an investment in knowledge and knowledge is needed. There is no green deal without skills and abilities ´.
Sonia Bonfiglioli, president of the Group of the same name, instead underlined: ´There is an often ignored sector which is the off-road sector, which is the activity made up of batteries and charging columns, then the world of material handling, that is material handling such as lifting trolleys, excavators, but also the electrification of the agricultural sector. In Italy, on the other hand, we are behind on the issue of intermodal, where Northern Europe is much further ahead: international transport by train plus the delivery of the last mile made with electric vans and trucks ´.
The subsequent speeches focused on the great opportunities deriving from the epochal challenge of the transition to zero-emission mobility, already taken up by the Emilian motor valley, an industrial district internationally known for being the place where some of the most important car and motorcycle brands in the world were born. A district that is at the center of the study conducted by prof. Giorgio Prodi based on the data collected by MOTUS-E on the future of the Emilian Motor Valley facing the challenge of new electric technology, with the collaboration of leading institutions and companies.
It is therefore no coincidence that precisely in this region, in Reggio Emilia, Americans and Chinese have united in the goal of creating a technological hub dedicated to electrification, with investments worth one billion. In addition to the giants, the entire regional territory is already fertile with interesting start-ups alongside other more established companies that have decided to create spin-offs, created by new generations of entrepreneurs, dedicated to the electricity sector.
The October event, in addition to in-depth information on the technological, industrial and employment perspectives that will develop with a series of debates, will aim at probing the opportunities and virtuous mechanisms of the transition from combustion to battery-powered engines, focusing on the numerous excellences present on the Via Emilia.

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Italian Exhibition Group (IEG), listed on the MTA (screen-based stock exchange) organised and managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A., has built up over the years, through its Rimini and Vicenza venues, a position of domestic leadership in the organisation of trade fairs and conferences, and has developed its foreign activities - also through joint ventures with global or local organisers, in the United States, United Arab Emirates, China, Mexico, India - which have positioned it among the leading European operators in the sector.

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