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Schedule of Events

Schedule subject to change

Sunday, April 26

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

Registration Open


9:00 a.m.

Hoover Dam Tour


11:30 a.m. 

BCI Golf Tournament

Sponsored by ENTEK

Shotgun Start


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

Welcome Reception
Sponsored by BCI Supplier Members


Monday, April 27

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

Registration Desk Open


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

Welcome & Opening Remarks
Speaker:

  • Dave Shaffer, BCI President, CEO and President EnerSys Inc.

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

Innovation Award Presentation


9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Powering a Sustainable Future: Batteries are Driving Energy Transition and Mobility in Europe"

The ambitious "Green Deal" puts the European Union's (EU) policies on climate, mobility and energy transition in a long-term perspective. EUROBAT insists on the need for a consistent EU legislative framework, enabling all battery technologies to contribute to sustainable solutions. At the same time, our industry must "walk the talk" on global material stewardship and be a champion for responsible manufacturing and recycling. 

Speaker: Dr. Marc Zoellner, CEO, HOPPECKE Batteries 

Dr. Marc Zoellner is CEO and Managing Shareholder of HOPPECKE Batteries. HOPPECKE Batteries is the largest producer of industry battery systems in European ownership and specializes ininnovative storage solutions. HOPPECKE is also a long-standing member of EUROBAT, of which Dr. Zoellner was appointed President in June 2019. From 1994 to 1998, Dr. Zoellner worked in different business units of Linde AG, a German manufacturer of forklift trucks, after which he returned to the family business HOPPECKE as General Manager for Motive Power Batteries. During his keynote presentation, Dr. Zoellner will share insights into opportunities to advance the lead battery industry globally. 


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.

Advancing Lead Batteries Communications Initiative Update

Speaker:

  • Lisa Dry, Director of Strategic Communications, Battery Council International, Washington, D.C.

11:15 a.m - 12:00 p.m.

What's Happening in North America and Around the World: A Global Regulatory and Legislative Update

Speaker:

  • Roger Miksad, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Battery Council International, 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 the BCI Theater from 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. for special presentations.



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

Customer Meeting Rooms
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.

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

Women in the Lead Battery Industry Networking Reception

Tuesday, April 28

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

Registration Desk Open


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

Small Business, Power in Numbers

Speaker: Thomas M. Sullivan, VP, Small Business Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce 

Thomas M. Sullivan is Vice President of Small Business Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Working with chambers of commerce and the U.S. Chamber’s nationwide network, Sullivan harnesses the views of small businesses and translates that grassroots power into federal policies that bolster free enterprise and reward entrepreneurship. He runs the U.S. Chamber’s Small Business Council, engaging those members on a regular basis to increase small business input and involvement in Chamber activities. During his keynote presentation, Sullivan will share how small businesses can best utilize their associations to support their needs, leverage a collective network and more. Then, Sullivan will be joined by two BCI member company representatives for a Q&A session on issues facing small lead battery manufacturers, suppliers and marketers, and ways for these small businesses to maximize their clout.

Panelists:

  • Michael E. Moeller, President, Remy Battery Co., Inc.
  • Lee Puckett, Executive Vice-President/Chief Operating Officer, Atomized Products Group of Chesapeake, Inc.

9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m 

Technology Roadmap for Lead Batteries
Speaker:

  • Dr. Alistair Davidson, Director, Consortium for Battery Innovation, London, England
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. - 11:30 a.m.

Lead Market Analysis Review
Speaker:

  • Farid Ahmed, Principal Analyst, Lead Markets, Wood Mackenzie, Guildford, UK
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

BCI Failure Mode Study
Speaker:

  • Davis Knauer, East Penn Manufacturing, Co., Lyons Station, PA
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Open ---       Lunch on Own


2:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.

Industrial Batteries Forecast
Speaker:

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

 

2:40 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

General Session Presentation

3:20 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Transportation Battery Forecast: Electrification - Revolution or Evolution?
Speaker:

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

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

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

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

Closing Reception


Wednesday, April 29

7:00 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.

Breakfast Honoring Quarter Century Club Members


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

Consortium for Battery Innovation General Assembly Meeting