The Nissan FUTURES seminar will be broadcast online as an interactive webinar on 4 February 2021 from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Indochina Time (2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Malaysia Time). This year, the Japanese automaker will discuss the future of electrified mobility in ASEAN.
Nissan FUTURES is an event series in which subject experts from around the world discuss the future of mobility. Since 2018, the Japanese automaker has organized ASEAN Nissan FUTURES events in Singapore and Hong Kong.
With the theme this year being ‘Electrifying 250 million cars. An impossible dream?’, industry leaders, government officials, media and Nissan executives will discuss the opportunity for carbon-neutral mobility in ASEAN.
Further, Frost & Sullivan will unveil results of a new study on consumer perceptions towards electrified mobility in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia Hong Kong, and the Philippines.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has labelled air pollution1 and traffic noise pollution2 as the top two greatest environmental risks to health. Transportation produces an average high of 83 dB noise level in key ASEAN cities3, a striking 50% above the WHO advised level4.
“As ASEAN governments and business leaders adjust to the new normal in 2021, electrifying 250 million cars in ASEAN is a key step in creating a more sustainable future in Southeast Asia. Moreover, environmental sustainability has been underlined by economists and consultancies as one of the key engines to accelerate economic growth,” says Isao Sekiguchi, Regional Vice President, Nissan ASEAN. “As the pioneer in electrified mobility, Nissan is committed to make this dream reality. But we cannot do this alone; Nissan FUTURES is the platform to discuss bold policies and business plans to dare the impossible.”
Sekiguchi will be joined in a panel discussion by Edmund Araga, President, Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines; Dusit Anantarak, Senior Expert, Office of Industrial Economics, Ministry of Industry, Thailand; and Vivek Vaidya, Associate Partner, Senior Vice President, Intelligent Mobility, Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific. They will shine their light on the changing attitudes towards electric vehicles over the last two years and the socially critical subject of changing mobility priorities in the years to come.
The 2021 edition of Nissan FUTURES will be delivered online and will allow participants to join from anywhere. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in Q&As with the panelists.
You can register for ‘Nissan FUTURES – Electrification and Beyond’ via email: ASEAN.Communications@nissan.co.th.
1 Air pollution the world’s largest environmental health risk
2 Health effects of environmental noise pollution
3 Average high noise level in five key ASEAN cities: Bangkok – 86dB, Ho Chi Minh City – 78.8dB, Jakarta – 78.9dB, Manila – 99.3dB, Singapore 73.1dB
4 World Health Organization Environmental Noise Guidelines for the European Region