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Schedule of Events

This schedule of tentative and subject to change.

Sunday, May 3

7:30 am - 6:30 pm       Registration Desk Open 

6:30 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.     BCI Board of Directors Breakfast

7:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.   BCI Board of Directors Meeting

11:30 a.m.                      BCI Golf Tournament at the Club at Savannah Harbor

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.     Welcome Reception of BCI’s 127th Convention

   Hosted by BCI Supplier Members



Monday, May 4

7:00 am - 5:00 pm       Registration Desk Open

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.     Coffee Break

8:30 a.m. -  9:00 a.m.     Welcome and Opening Remarks

                                       Mark O. Thorsby, CAE | Executive Vice President

                                       Battery Council International | Chicago, Illinois

                                       State of the Industry

                                       Terry Agrelius, BCI President | Presidents & CEO

                                       US Battery Manufacturing Co., Inc. | Augusta, Georgia

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.    Reimagining Innovation - Creative Approaches to Growth, Reinvention,                                                and Transformation

                                       Josh Linkner | CEO & Managing Partner

                                       Detroit Venture Partners | Detroit, Michigan

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  Coffee Break

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  What's Happening in North America and Around the World: A Global                                                      Regulatory and Legislative Update

                                       David B. Weinberg, Esq.

                                       Wiley Rein LLP | Washington, DC

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.   Power Mart 2015

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 2015 BCI Failure Mode Study Results

                                      Davis Knauer | Vice President Automotive Battery and Diversified Products Engineering

                                      East Penn Manufacturing Co. | Lyon Station, Pennsylvania

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m    Lunch in Power Mart 2015

2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.    Supplier's Marketplace

              Private meetings with Power Mart exhibitors. Reservation required.

Evening                          Open

 

Tuesday, May 5

7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.   Registration Desk Open

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.     Coffee Break

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.     Putting the Record Straight – The Value of Communication Campaigns in                                              Educating and Improving Reputation

                                       Elizabeth Cook | Senior Vice President & Partner

                                       FleishmanHillard | Washington, D.C.

9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.    Towards Future Li-Ion Battery Recycling

                                        Linda Gaines | Systems Analyst, Center for Transportation Research

                                        Argonne National Library | Lemont, Illinois

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.   Coffee Break

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Materials Committee Workshop

                                        Moderator: Daniel Breidegam | Chairman, BCI Materials Committee

                                        East Penn Manufacturing Co. | Lyon Station, Pennsylvania

                                        Topic: Energy Solutions

                                        Sean Fallmer | Vice President Commodity Pricing and Supply

                                        Noble Americas Energy Solutions | San Diego, California

                                        Topic: Global Trends in the Lead Market

                                        Bruce Murray | Vice President of Sales

                                        RSR Corporation | Dallas, Texas

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.   Open

                                       Lunch on your own.

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.   Suppliers’ Marketplace

   Private meetings with Power Mart exhibitors. Reservation required.

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.     Let's Get the Lead Out: Designing Lead Emission Out of the

Manufacturing Process

A panel comprised of battery manufacturing equipment manufacturers and battery   manufacturing representatives will discuss how environmental and health safety     standards have, can and will impact battery manufacturing in the past, present, and future.

    Moderator: Steven J. Weik | Vice President, Technology and Engineering

    Enersys | Reading, Pennsylvania

    Presenter: Tim Lanfond | Executive Director

    Johnson Controls, Inc | Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Presenter: Troy Greiss | Director EHS

    East Penn Manufacturing Co. | Lyon Station, Pennslyvania

    Panelist: Chris Glascock | President

    BM Rosendahl | Chattanooga, Tennessee

    Panelist: Doug Bornus

    MAC Engineering | Benton Harbor, Michigan

    Panelist: Alessandro Fossemo | General Manager

    Sovema Global Services | St. Louis, Missouri

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.      2014 Battery Shipment Review & Forecast Report

                                       Dale A. Gospodarek | Director of Marketing, US/Canada Region

                                       Johnson Controls, Inc. | Milwaukee, Wisconsin

3:30 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.     Industrial Battery Three-Year Forecast Report

                                      Mitch Bregman | Division President, Energy & Industrial Systems

                                      Hollingsworth & Vose Co. | East Walople, Massachusetts

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.     BCI Closing Reception


Wednesday,  May 6

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.   Registration Desk Open 

7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.     Breakfast Honoring Quarter Century Club Members

               Co-chairs: Roger Winslow and Hal Hawk

               Speaker: J. Roy Bray | Vice President

               Sanders lead Company | Troy, Alabama