News Release | October 26, 2023

Battery Council International (BCI) Announces Registration Open for the 2024 BCI Convention + Power Mart in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Celebrating 100 Years of Industry Leadership

WASHINGTON — October 26, 2023 — Battery Council International (BCI), the leading trade association representing the global battery industry, is delighted to announce the opening of registration for the highly anticipated 2024 BCI Convention + Power Mart, scheduled to take place in sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from April 21 to 24, 2024. This event holds particular significance as it marks BCI’s 100th anniversary and promises to be the battery industry event of the century.

BCI President Roger Miksad expressed his enthusiasm for the event, stating, “The 2024 BCI Convention + Power Mart is not just a convention; it’s a celebration of a century of innovation, growth, and achievement in the battery industry. We invite professionals from around the world to join us in Fort Lauderdale to honor our shared history and chart the course for a sustainable, electrified future. This is where the industry’s past meets its future, and you won’t want to miss it.”

The selection of Fort Lauderdale as the host city for this momentous occasion was a carefully considered decision. Hal Hawk, CEO of Crown Battery and Chair of the Convention Planning Committee, elaborated on this choice, saying, “Fort Lauderdale offers the perfect backdrop for our 100th-anniversary celebration. The Fort Lauderdale Mariott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa offers beautiful surroundings and excellent facilities which makes it an ideal location for us to come together. This convention will be a unique blend of business, industry insights, and networking opportunities in a setting that perfectly embodies the energy and innovation of our industry.”

In addition to the exceptional location, the 2024 BCI Convention + Power Mart is actively seeking industry experts to participate as speakers. The call for speakers is underway, and interested individuals are encouraged to submit their proposals by the deadline of November 3, 2023. This is a remarkable opportunity for thought leaders and experts to share their knowledge and insights with a global audience.

Furthermore, BCI is excited to announce the BCI Battery Poster Research Showcase Competition, allowing budding innovators and researchers in the battery industry to present their work. The deadline for poster submissions is set for January 26, 2024, providing ample time for participants to prepare their contributions.

Don’t miss this unparalleled opportunity to be a part of the 2024 BCI Convention + Power Mart, where the past, present, and future of the battery industry converge. To register and learn more about the event, please visit https://convention.batterycouncil.org/.

About Battery Council International

Battery Council International (BCI) will soon celebrate its 100-year anniversary as the leading trade association of the North American battery industry representing more than 125 member companies. Formed in 1924, BCI joins together battery manufacturers and recyclers, marketers and retailers, suppliers of raw materials and equipment, and battery distributors from across North America and around the world. BCI members are committed to responsible manufacturing and recycling processes, and serve as a unified voice for environmental, health and safety stewardship. The organization continues to unite members within the lead industry to successfully communicate and protect through education, science, and government efforts the most successful circular economy on the planet. With 99% of used lead batteries collected and recycled in the U.S. and the typical new lead battery containing 80% or more of recycled content, BCI supports the path toward similar sustainability goals for all other battery chemistries. For more information visit www.batterycouncil.org.

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