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Schedule of Events

Schedule subject to change

Sunday, April 28

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

Registration Open


11:30 a.m. 

BCI Golf Tournament
Shotgun Start
Bayou Oaks – South Course


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

Welcome Reception
Sponsored by BCI Supplier Members



Monday, April 29

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

Registration Open


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

Morning Coffee


8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Welcome & Election
Speaker:

  • Kevin Moran, Executive Vice President, Battery Council International, Washington DC

8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Innovation Award Presentation


9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 

Keynote Presentation
Speaker:

  • Paul M. Dabbar, Under Secretary for Science, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, D.C.

Paul M. Dabbar serves as the Department’s principal advisor on fundamental energy research, energy technologies, and science, driving this mission through programs including nuclear and high energy particle physics, basic energy, advanced computing, fusion, and biological and environmental research, and direct management over a majority of the Department’s national labs and their world-leading user facilities. Prior to confirmation as Under Secretary for Science, Mr. Dabbar worked in the energy sector. As a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan, leading various energy business areas, he has over $400 billion in investment experience across all energy sectors including solar, wind, geothermal, distributed-generation, utility, LNG, pipeline, oil & gas, trading, and energy technologies.


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

Technology Roadmap for Lead Batteries
Speaker:

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

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 D.C.

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, April 30

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

Registration Open


8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 

Morning Coffee


9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Keynote Presentation
Speaker:

  • Curt Hébert, Jr., Former Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Jackson, MS

Mr. Hébert will discuss potential opportunities for the use of lead batteries in electricity markets throughout the country. These opportunities have emerged as a result of the increased interest in on-site power units and the need for energy storage to support the development and increased usage of zero carbon renewable generation. Over the last decade, federal and state statutory and regulatory policies, in combination with some court decisions and evolving electric power industry fundamentals, have created new markets for manufacturers of on-site power units and suppliers of batteries for energy storage projects. Mr. Hébert will provide a brief overview of the power industry and of its regulatory framework and explain the power markets for battery technologies. He will conclude with a look at the forces in the industry and in politics that will push a continuing expansion of those markets.

Curt Hébert, Jr. is the former Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the former Executive Vice President for Entergy Corporation. Hébert has advised energy companies and corporations on numerous matters, including building accountability and transparency into corporate governance, improving the quality of regulatory filings, reporting and relationships, and executing complex, structured regulatory settlements. Hébert has developed broad and deep experience in all segments of the energy sector, spanning exploration and production, natural gas transportation, electric generation and distribution, chemicals, and mining. He also brings a thorough knowledge of national and international energy markets, policy and regulatory processes.



10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m 

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


10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Battery Qualification for Next Generation Vehicles (e.g. Start-stop) – How the Lead Battery Industry is Shaping Change


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

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


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.

Industrial Batteries Review
Speaker:

  • Nicholas Starita, President of the Energy and Industrial Systems Division, Hollingsworth & Vose Co., East Walpole, MA


2:30 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.

Materials Committee Introduction
Speaker:

  • Daniel Breidegam, BCI Materials Committee Chairman, East Penn Manufacturing Co.
2:40 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.

Lead Analysis
Speaker:

  • Neil Hawkes, Commodity Analyst, CRU, Swansea, UK
3:05 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Lithium – A Strategic Mineral for the 21st Century
Speaker:

  • Brian Jaskula, Beryllium, Gallium, and Lithium Commodity Specialist, National Minerals Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Transportation Batteries Review
Speaker
:

  • Ray Kubis, Chairman, Gridtential, Santa Clara, CA

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

Women in the Lead Battery Industry Networking Reception

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

Closing Reception


Meet the Experts

Connect with industry speakers and engage in casual discussions at Meet the Experts.

Schedule coming soon!



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