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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
Shotgun Start
La Paloma Country Club
Sponsored by ENTEK


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. - 8:45 a.m.

Morning Coffee


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

Welcome & Opening Remarks
Speakers:

  • Jeff Elder, BCI President & Consultant, Trojan Battery, Santa Fe Springs, CA
  • 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
Speaker:

  •  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 & Meet the Experts
Engage in conversations and pose questions to industry speakers.


11:00 a.m - 12:00 p.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, Washington DC

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

Meet the Experts
Engage in conversations and pose questions to industry speakers.


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.



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.

The Truth about Lead Batteries in the EV Age ---         and Why It's All about China
Speaker:

  • Farid Ahmed, Principal Analyst, Lead Markets, Wood Mackenzie, Guildford, UK

9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m 

Lead ---         An Essential Metal for a Greener World
Speaker:

  • Paul Kolisnyk, Director of Technical Marketing, Teck Metals, Ltd., Ontario, Canada
  • Mark Sherwood, Senior Director, East Penn Manufacturing Co., Lyons Station, PA

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

Coffee Break & Meet the Experts
Engage in conversations and pose questions to industry speakers.


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

Update on the Advancing Lead Batteries Communications Initiative: Essential Energy Everyday
Panelists: 

  • Lisa Dry, Director of Strategic Communications, Battery Council International, Washington DC
  • Trish Haudricourt, Manager, Global Communications – Power Solutions, Johnson Controls, Milwaukee, WI
  • Bruce Murray, Vice President of Sales, RSR Corporation, Dallas, TX
  • Donna Snyder, Vice President Marketing & Advertising, East Penn Manufacturing Co., Lyons Station, PA
11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

ALABC Innovation Hub: A Shot in the Arm for Lead Battery Research
Speaker:

  • Alistair Davidson, Director Products and Sustainability, International Lead Association, London, England

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Meet the Experts
Engage in conversations and pose questions to industry speakers.


11:45 a.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
Speaker:

  • 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
Speaker:

  • Herbert Giess, Ph.D., Chairman, IEC, London, England

Herbert Giess is chairman of IEC TC21 secondary cells and batteries and is the working group leader for the IEC TC21 60896-21 and -22/2003 for Stationary VRLA Batteries. 


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

Industrial Battery Three-Year Forecast Report
Speaker
:

  • Nicholas Starita, Director, Global Product Management, Hollingsworth & Vose. Co., East Walpole, MA

3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Meet the Experts
Engage in conversations and pose questions to industry speakers.

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

Women in the Lead Battery Industry 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

 


Meet the Experts

Connect with industry speakers and engage in casual discussions at Meet the Experts, located in the Arizona Foyer.

April 30 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Robert Bryce
  12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. David B. Weinberg, Esq.
     
May 1 10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Farid Ahmed, Paul Kolisnyk and Mark Sherwood
  11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Lisa Dry, Alistair Davidson, Trish Haudricourt, Bruce Murray and Donna Snyder
  3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Herbert Giess, Ray Kubis and Nicholas Starita



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