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Schedule of Events
This schedule is tentative and subject to change.

Saturday, April 30

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.      Registration Desk Open 

Sunday, May 1

9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.      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
                                      Quarry Golf Club
                                      Sponsored by Crown Battery

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.     Welcome Reception of BCI’s Convention
                                       Hosted by BCI Supplier Members at the Buckhorn Saloon

Monday, May 2 

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

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

                                       Mark O. Thorsby, CAE | Executive Vice President
                                       Battery Council International | Chicago, IL

                                       State of the Industry

                                       James Surrette, BCI President | President
                                       Surrette Battery Co. Ltd | Springhill, Nova Scotia

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.   Keynote Address: Andy Karsner
                                       
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Manifest Energy
                                       Assistant Secretary, Office of Energy Efficiency and
                                       Renewable Energy (2005-2008)

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  Coffee Break in Power Mart Expo

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

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Innovation Award Presentations

11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.   Power Mart Expo 2016
                                      
Visit the Connections Center at Booth #210 for a chance to connect with your       
                                       colleagues and customers. The Connections Center will be furnished with tables
                                       and chairs for impromptu meetings or to relax and connect with colleagues.

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m    Lunch in Power Mart Expo 2016

2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.    Suppliers' Marketplace

           Private meetings with Power Mart Expo exhibitors. Reservation required.

Tuesday, May 3

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

8:30 a.m. -  9:15 a.m.     ​It's not all about China?
                                       Why everything matters to lead 
markets, but particularly China
                                       Farid Ahmed | Principal Analyst, Lead Markets
                                       Wood Mackenzie | Guildford, UK

9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.   Global Lead Battery Trends and Component
                                        Advances...
 Through the Lens of an Industry Supplier

                                      Pete Smith | President
                                      Daramic, LLC | Charlotte, NC

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Materials Committee Workshop

                                       Moderator: Daniel Breidegam | Chairman, BCI Materials Committee
                                       East Penn Manufacturing Co. | Lyon Station, PA

                                       Propylene and Polypropylene
                                       Rajesh V. Raghavan | Director Product Management Polypropylene (PP)
                                       
Nexeo Solutions | Tomball, TX

                                       The Lead Market
                                       Dick Amistadi | Principal
                                       Amistadi Associates LLC | Chapel Hill, NC

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.   Open. Lunch on own.

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

 Private meetings with Power Mart Expo exhibitors. Reservation required.

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.    Carbon Additive Solutions for Start-Stop Batteries
                                      Paolina Atanassova, Ph.D. | Global Applications Development Lead 
                                      Energy-Performance Materials
 | Cabot Corporation | Billerica, MA

2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.      2015 Battery Shipment Review & Forecast Report

                                       Dale A. Gospodarek | Vice President of Marketing and Strategy
                                       Johnson Controls, Inc. | Milwaukee, WI

3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.      Industrial Battery Three-Year Forecast Report

                                       Mitch Bregman | Division President, Energy & Industrial Systems
                                       Hollingsworth & Vose Co. | East Walpole, MA

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.      Closing Reception


Wednesday,  May 4

7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.    Breakfast Honoring Quarter Century Club Members
                                     Co-chairs: Roger Winslow and Hal Hawk