World-Class Advanced Battery and EV Conference Programme Announced Featuring Renowned Speakers

A major exhibition and conference for the advanced battery and EV industry, BatteryCells & Systems Expo and Vehicle Electrification Expo is taking place on the 7th – 8th July 2021 at the NEC Birmingham and has just released details of its exclusive conference programme. The free conference sits alongside an international exhibition showcasing the entire battery and EV manufacturing supply chain.

The UK has enshrined a new target in law to slash emissions by 78% by 2035, making it a leader on carbon reduction targets amongst industrialised countries. Combine this with the pivotal COP26 meeting taking place in Glasgow this December and electrification of the automotive sector has never been more crucial or visible to the industry and the country. Battery Cells & Systems and Vehicle Electrification Expo Conference provides an outstanding platform to join the conversation on how to produce and implement the cleanest, safest, most efficient and economical roadmap to transport electrification.

The conference provides attendees with the opportunity to engage with recognised automotive sector leaders from car and battery manufacturers, government and regulatory bodies, tier 1 suppliers and innovative design consultancies to the cutting edge R&D start-ups promising transformative technology.

The conference programme promises an informative journey through battery and EV design and production: including the most exciting chemistries of today and tomorrow; manufacturing process innovation; supply chain challenges and opportunities; battery system design from cell – to pack – to powertrain; thermal management innovation, urban green delivery vehicles, commercial vehicle electrification; high performance and ZEV racing design and regulatory and standards.

Over the two day conference key stakeholders invested in the commercial and technical success of electric vehicles will gather, ensuring a productive conversation and delivering the critical information needed to progress on all fronts in this exciting and rapidly developing sector.

On day one (Wednesday 7th July) the conference will be opened by Rachel Maclean MP, Department for Transport, UK Government followed by the first keynote session, ‘Turning R&D into Industrial Outcomes: How the UK Can Compete in Battery Manufacturing’. A carefully curated session will explore key themes around the growth of battery manufacturing globally. Francisco Carranza, Automotive Cells Company, Isobel Sheldon OBE, Britishvolt, Matthias Zentgraf, CATL Battery, Prof. David Greenwood, WMG the University of Warwick, Prof. Pam Thomas, Faraday Institution and Tony Harper, Innovate UK – Part of UKRI will cover how the UK can use its 2030 target to springboard investment into the UK for stakeholders ready to optimise its resources.

Steve Bryan, Managing Director, says “Battery Cells & Systems Expo and Vehicle Electrification 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 conference that charges a significant fee to attend. However, due to the huge amount of growth taking place in the UK battery and EV sectors at the moment, we have decided to offer this world-class conference to the industry free of charge. 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.”

Battery Cells & Systems Expo and Vehicle Electrification 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.

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.

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