1 & 2 October, 2024 – Chicago, USA

Formerly known as:
Diesel Progress Summit

Conference

Theme: Developments in Digitalization & Decarbonization

The 2024 Summit will include a range of subjects such as: 

• Operations with electrical/fuel cell vehicles & equipment
• Making new engine technologies cleaner and more efficient
• Fuel cell applications
• New fuels for combustion engines
• What you need to know about electric motors
• Advances in hydrogen technology

Conference Speakers

Executive Director, Powertrain Engineering, Cummins

Topic: The role of data & AI in facilitating power system optimization and lifecycles

Keynote address

Chief Marketing Officer, The Fetis Group

Topic: How to move from proof–of–concept research projects to viable products

Product Manager, Power Generation, Hatz Americas

Topic: The role of the hybrid system in the decarbonization equation

Keynote address

Senior Vice President, Electrification & Energy Solutions, Caterpillar

Topic: How OEMs can facilitate the transition to electrified worksites

Managing Director,
Off-Highway Research

Topic: Global and regional used equipment markets

Vice President,
RB Global

Topic: The North American used equipment market

Managing Director,
Knibb Gormezano Partners

Topic: The alternative fuels roadmap for off-highway equipment

Conference Schedule

Theme: Developments in Digitalization & Decarbonization

Tuesday, October 1

11:00 – 12:30 pm

Registration 

11:30 – 1:00 pm

Networking lunch

1:00 – 1:05 pm

Welcome

Julian Buckley, Power Progress International editor and conference chair

1:05 – 1:30 pm

Keynote: Brad Sutton, Executive Director – Powertrain Engineering, Cummins

The role of data & AI in facilitating power system optimization and lifecycles

1:30 – 1:55 pm 

Oliver Lythgoe, chief marketing officer, The Fetis Group 

How to move from proofofconcept research projects to viable products

1:55 – 2:20 pm

Electrification and the entire system: A whole machine approach 

2:20 – 3:10 pm

Networking coffee break

3:10 – 3:35 pm 

How engine suppliers are solving customer challenges in the energy transition

3:35 – 4:05 pm 

Ben Froland, product manager, Power Generation, Hatz Americas

The role of the hybrid system in the decarbonization equation

4:05 – 4:55 pm

Developing decarbonization strategies in marine applications

4:55 – 5:00 pm 

Closing remarks   

5:00 – 6:30 pm 

Drinks Reception

6:30pm – 9:00pm

Awards

Wednesday, October 2 

7:30 – 8:30 am 

Networking coffee & light breakfast

8:30 – 8:35 am 

Welcome

Julian Buckley, Power Progress International editor and conference chair

8:35 – 9:00 am

Off-Highway Conference
Chris Sleight, managing director, Off-Highway Research

Global and regional used equipment markets 

9:00 – 9:25 am 

Off-Highway Conference
Tara Stryker, vice president, RB Global

The North American used equipment market

9:25 – 9:50 am 

Off-Highway Conference
Alex Woodrow, managing director, Knibb Gormezano Partners

The alternative fuels roadmap for off-highway equipment

9:50 – 10:15 pm 

Off-Highway Conference

10:15 – 11:00 am

Networking coffee break

11:00– 11:25 am 

Keynote: Rob Shurman, senior vice president, Electrification & Energy Solutions, Caterpillar

How OEMs can facilitate the transition to electrified worksites 

11:25 – 11:50 am

Hydrogen fuel cells in mobile machines: advances & potential applications

11:50 – 12:40 am

Roundtable: Real-world application of electrification (user panel)

12:40 – 12:50 pm 

Closing remarks

12:50 – 2:30 pm 

Networking lunch

If you have any questions regarding the speakers or program, please contact:

Becky Schultz

VP - Content - KHL Power Division

Telephone: +1 (262)-754-4112
becky.schultz@khl.com

Chad Elmore

Managing Editor - Power Progress

Telephone: +1 (262) 754-4114 
chad.elmore@khl.com

Julian Buckley

Editor - Power Progress International

Telephone: +44 (0)1892 784088
Cell: +44 (0)7710096684
 julian.buckley@khl.com

Roberta Prandi

Sales Manager

Telephone: +39 0464 014421
roberta.prandi@khl.com