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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
Sponsored by ENTEK


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

Welcome Reception
Hyatt Regency - River Terrace 1
Hosted by BCI Supplier Members



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. - 9:15 a.m.

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


State of the Industry

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

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 a.m.

Coffee Break
Power Mart Expo


10:20 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Meet the Experts
Speaker:
Peter Zeihan, President & Founder, Zeihan on Geopolitics


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.

Don't forget to check out BCI Theatre from 12:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. for special presentations from exhibitors.


11:50 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

Meet the Experts
Speaker:
David Weinberg, Esq, Wiley Rein LLP


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

Suppliers' Marketplace
Private meetings with Power Mart Expo exhibitors. Reservation required.


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: Threshold: Li-Ion Batteries and Beyond
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


9:35 a.m. - 10:05 a.m.

Meet the Experts
Speaker:
George Crabtree, Director, Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR)


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

Coffee Break


10:05 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.

Meet the Experts
Speaker:
Farid Ahmed, Principal Analyst, Lead Markets, Wood Makenzie


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

Materials Committee Workshop
Moderator
: Daniel Breidegam, BCI Materials Committee Chairman, East Penn Manufacturing Co.
Speakers:
Paul Shaw, President, NorFalco Inc.
Topic:
Sulfuric Acid Supply/Demand Fundamentals
Neil Hawkes, Lead Market Analyst, CRU
Topic: Trends and Issues in the Global Lead Market - The Only Way is Up?


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.


12:05 p.m. - 12:35 p.m.

Meet the Experts
Speakers:
Neil Hawkes, Lead Market Analyst, CRU, and Paul Shaw, President, NorFalco Inc.


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

Let's Count All the Different Ways Science (and Non-Science) Can Be Used to Regulate Lead Today
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 Report
Speaker: Dale A. Gospodarek, Director of Marketing, US/Canada, Johnson Controls, Inc.


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

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


3:50 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.

Meet the Experts
Speakers:
Dale Gospodarek, Director of Marketing, US/Canada, Johnson Controls, Inc.
Cris Williams, Ph.D., Senior Scientist - Health, International Lead Association
Nicholas Starita, Director, 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.

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


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

ALABC General Assembly Meeting

 

 

NEW! MEET THE EXPERTS

Connect with industry speakers and engage in casual discussions in the "Meet the Experts" area located in the Grand Ballroom Foyer. Industry speakers will be featured on both Monday and Tuesday.

 May 1 10:20 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Peter Zeihan, President & Founder, Zeihan on Geopolitics
  11:50 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. David Weinberg, Esq, Wiley Rein LLP
     
 May 2 9:35 a.m. - 10:05 a.m. George Crabtree, Director, Joint Center for Energy Storage
     Research (JCESR)
  10:05 a.m. - 10:35 a.m. Farid Ahmed, Principal Analyst, Lead Markets, Wood Makenzie
  12:05 p.m. - 12:35 p.m. Neil Hawkes, Lead Market Analyst, CRU
    Paul Shaw, President, NorFalco Inc.
  3:50 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. Dale Gospodarek,  Director of Marketing, US/Canada,
     Johnson Controls, Inc.
    Nicholas Starita, Director, Global Product Management,
     Hollingsworth & Vose Co.
    Cris Williams, Ph.D., Senior Scientist - Health, International
     Lead Association

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