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Schedule of Events

Schedule subject to change

Sunday, April 29

9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Registration Open

11:30 a.m. 

BCI Golf Tournament
La Paloma Country Club

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

Welcome Reception
Fiesta Reception Area
Sponsored by BCI Supplier members

Monday, April 30

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

Registration Open

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

Morning Coffee

8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Welcome & Opening Remarks
Jeff Elder, BCI President & Consultant, Trojan Battery
Kevin Moran, Executive Vice President, Battery Council International, Washington DC

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

Innovation Award Presentation
With special recognition of Gitanjali Rao, winner of the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 

Keynote Presentation: Shale Gas Goes Global, the Grid and the Future of Batteries
Robert Bryce, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute, Austin, TX

Robert Bryce will explain how the shale revolution has upended the global energy market. He will also spotlight key trends in the US electric grid, the hype around electric vehicles and the likely future of energy storage.

Robert Bryce is one of America's most prominent energy journalists. A passionate and engaging speaker, he is a leading thinker on energy production, power systems and innovation. Bryce is the author of five books and over 1,000 articles and is also a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute.

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Coffee Break

11:00 a.m - 12:00 p.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

12:00 p.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 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. for special presentations from exhibitors.

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
Enjoy a cocktail while browsing the exhibit hall and chatting with exhibitors.

Tuesday, May 1

7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Registration Open

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 

Morning Coffee

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Speaker Presentation

9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m 

ALABC Innovation Hub: A Shot in the Arm for Lead Battery Research
Alistair Davidson, Director Products and Sustainability, International Lead Association, London, England

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

Coffee Break

10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Advancing Lead Batteries Communications Initiative Update


11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Lead - An Essential Metal for a Greener World
Jim Pederson, General Manager, Metal Sales and Marketing, Teck Metals, Ltd., Ontario, Canada

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. - 2:30 p.m.

Transportation Batteries ---    Shipments and Outlook to 2022
Ray Kubis, Chairman, Gridtential, Santa Clara, CA

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Keynote Presentation: Can Lead Batteries Be Competitive in Large-Scale Electrical Energy Storage Systems? An Ongoing Study Using IEC 61427-2 as Test Methodology
Herbert Giess, Ph.D., Chairman, IEC, London, England

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

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

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

Women's Networking Reception
Main Pool Deck

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

Closing Reception
Main Pool Deck


Wednesday, May 2

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

Breakfast Honoring Quarter Century Club Members

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

ALABC General Assembly Meeting

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