09/10/2023 - 12/10/2023 Brussels, Belgium

European Zero Emission Bus Conference 2023

The 5th European Zero Emission Bus (ZEB) Conference 2023 is the flagship event of the zero-emission bus sector.

The ZEB Conference is organised by Element Energy and Busworld Foundation, and features Transdev, AVERE, and IRU as some of the official partners! The event will be held at the Brussels Expo Centre in Brussels, from Monday, 9 October to Thursday, 12 October 2023, alongside the Busworld Europe exhibition.

Why should you participate in ZEB 2023?

Accelerating the decarbonisation of collective road transport is critical to achieving these ambitious net-zero targets. ZEB 2023 will call on European manufacturers, policymakers and operators to scale up their zero-emission ambitions to become global leaders in the transition to a zero-emission society.

The conference will be held for over four days, including networking opportunities and access to the Busworld Europe exhibition - the biggest B2B bus and coach trade show in the world.

The European ZEB 2023 programmewill give bus and coach operators, public transport authorities, and policymakers a complete overview of the considerations for deploying zero-emission fleets at scale. New to the 2023 edition of the ZEB Conference will be a day dedicated to the zero-emission coach and long-distance services sector.

Visitors can expect a content-driven conference, with insights from 70 speakers(amongst which you may find POLIS' Pedro Gomes), and networking opportunities with more than 400 attendees from the sector.


You will find our Working Group Coordinator Clean Vehicles and Air Quality Pedro Gomes on Day 4 (12 October) in the panel 'Zero Emission Coach Ecosystem – Technological challenges and business adaptations (infrastructure focus)' - the session will be between 11:50 and 12:40.

This panel aims to discuss the opportunities and challenges to the emerging market of zero-emission coach infrastructure, specifically looking to cover the availability of hydrogen refuelling and recharging networks, recharge time, grid capacity, managing vehicle range and the emergence of new business models.


  • Stasa Mrdovic, Manager for Passenger Transport, IRU


  • Rebecca Kite, Policy Manager, Confederation for Passenger Transport UK
  • Frederik de Vries, Senior Manager Public Private Partnerships, Rebel Group
  • Daniel Zellinger, Team Lead Bus Fleet Strategy, Flixbus
  • Pedro Gomes, Project Manager & Coordinator of POLIS Clean Vehicles & Air Quality Working Group, POLIS

Moreover, POLIS will also participate in Busworld Europe 2023 with the contribution of our Secretary General Karen Vancluysen, who will moderate the Bus Driver Safety Seminar.

How can you register

ZEB 2023's registrations are still open - you can register at the link below:





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