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Schedule of Events
Sunday, April 30

9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Registration Desk Open


11:30 a.m. 

BCI Golf Tournament
Queens Harbour Yacht & Country Club


6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception
Hyatt Regency - River Terrace 1



Monday, May 1

7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration Desk Open


7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Morning Coffee


8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Welcome & Opening Remarks
Speaker:
Mark O. Thorsby, Executive Vice President, Battery Council International


State of the Industry

Speaker: James Surrette, BCI President and President, Surrette Battery Company Ltd.


9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. 

Presentation of the Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Innovation Award


9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. 

Keynote Address: The End of the World... and Other Opportunities
Speaker:
Peter Zeihan, President & Founder, Zeihan on Geopolitics


10:15 a.m. - 10:45 am

Coffee Break
Power Mart Expo


10:45 a.m - 11:45 a.m. 

What's Happening in North America and Around the World: A Global Regulatory and Legislative Update
Speaker:
David B. Weinberg, Esq, Wiley Rein LLP


11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Power Mart Expo
Lunch will be provided from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.


2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Suppliers' Marketplace
Private meetings with Power Mart Expo exhibitors


4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Power Hour in the Power Mart Expo




Tuesday, May 2


7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Registration Desk Open


8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. 

Morning Coffee


8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Keynote Address
Speaker:
George W. Crabtree, Director, Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR)


9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m 

Lead Batteries: Resisting the Enemy at the Gate
Speaker: 
Farid Ahmed, Principal Analyst, Lead Markets, Wood Makenzie


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

Coffee Break


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Materials Committee Workshop
Moderator
: Dan Breidegam, BCI Materials Committee Chairman, East Penn Manufacturing Co.
Speaker: Neil Hawkes, Commodity Analyst, CRU, Paul Shaw, President, NorFalco Inc


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


2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Industrial Health Science Topic
Speaker: 
Cris Williams, PH.D, Senior Scientist - Health International Lead Association


2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

2016 Battery Shipment Review and Forecast
Speaker: Dale A. Gospodarek, Director of Marketing, US/Canada, Johnson Controls, Inc.


3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Industrial Three-Year Forecast Report
Speaker:
Nicholas Starita, Directors, Global Product Management, Hollingsworth & Vose Co.


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

Closing Reception
Fionn MacCool's




Wednesday, May 3

7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

Quarter Century Club Breakfast
Co-Chairs
: Roger Winslow and Hal Hawk


8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

ALABC General Assembly Meeting