Newly launched Battery Cells & Systems Expo announces exclusive conference programme

Battery Cells & Systems Expo, the new major exhibition and conference for the advanced battery industry taking place on the 8th – 9th July 2020 at the NAEC Stoneleigh, Warwickshire (UK), has released details of its exclusive conference programme.

The free conference, which sits alongside an international exhibition showcase of the entire battery performance supply chain, will explore the key issues facing an industry which is enjoying rapid growth in the manufacturing of electric and hybrid vehicles in the UK, as well as significant investment in domestic battery manufacture and research.

The world-class conference will feature two-tracks focusing on battery cell development and pack integration/efficiency along with the latest technology solutions for improving the range, safety and performance of a broad range of electric vehicles. The conference programme has been carefully curated to bring together expert speakers who are not only renowned for their experience, but who truly have their fingers on the pulse of this enormously fast-paced industry.

On day one (Wednesday 8th July) the conference will open with its first keynote session, Harnessing the Increasing Demand for Battery Production. A carefully curated panel session will explore key themes around the growth of battery manufacturing globally. Moderated by Bob Gaylen, CTO of Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd (CATL), and featuring four leading experts from Clarios, A123 Systems and the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC), the session will look at where battery investment ought to be made and what is needed to secure the future for the UK and wider European battery manufacturing sectors in the face of the runaway success of Asian suppliers.

The keynote on day two (Thursday 9th July), looks at the future trends in e-mobility. Featuring expert speakers from Electric Vehicles Outlook and the Silverstone Technology Cluster, it will explore themes including how global trends will impact electrification and what the most exciting opportunities and greatest challenges are for the sector moving forward.

Steve Bryan, Managing Director, says “Battery Cells & Systems Expo is set to be the industry event of the year. We are delighted to have brought together industry-leading speakers and unmissable, quality content that is comparative with the very best programmes in the world. Our investment in this programme is at a level which would usually be reserved for a paid conference, commanding a fee of £1,000 over two days. However, we feel with the huge amount of growth taking place in the UK battery and EV sectors at the moment, coupled with the high level of international interest in the show, we have decided to offer this world-class conference to the industry free of charge. We believe that, long term, this strategy will position us as the world-leading exhibition and conference in the Battery and EV industries – allowing the entire community to come together once a year in the UK’s manufacturing heartland.’

Alongside the conference, an advisory panel of leading experts in the battery industry has been established to shape this exciting event and features global thought-leaders from organisations including WMG, CATL Battery, Clarios (formerly Johnson Controls Power Solutions), Lithium Werks, Advanced Propulsion Centre and American Battery Solutions.

The inaugural Battery Cells & Systems Expo is set to be the key event of the year, not least because it is co-located with The Advanced Materials Show, Europe’s leading exhibition for advanced material development and the hugely anticipated Vehicle Electrification Expo.

It will bring together the global battery industry to a UK audience of buyers, engineers, integrators and developers from the automotive and power generation sectors as well as the entire manufacturing supply chain.

For exhibition enquiries, to register for the free exhibition and conference and to stay up to date on all the latest news about Battery Cells & Systems Expo please visit www.batterysystemsexpo.com.

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