September 12-14, 2017 NOVI, MICHIGAN

Welcome Address by Chairman

 Galyen
Bob Galyen, Chairman, International Battery Standard Steering Committee, SAE

Plenary Keynote - The Leaders Debate

Back by popular demand, the show again opens with the Leaders Debate keynote session setting the scene for the broader conference. With a new format to previous years, different stakeholders in the battery user community and supply chain will share their views on what’s driving the demand for energy storage in North America, and outline the R&D and technology investments required to meet the energy needs of the future. The session will examine where the battery market is going and how issues including safety, cost, lifecycle, performance, policy and environmental considerations are impacting the growth of the industry, plus the role that the electric utility industry is playing in the advancement of electric transportation in the United States, as well as what automotive OEMs require from the supply chain. Additionally, the keynote session will examine how trends such as self-driving cars and alternative players such as Google and Apple will impact the automotive industry and influence future battery requirements for powering the IOT (Internet of Things).

Moderator

 Greenberger
Jim J Greenberger, Executive Director, NAATBatt International

Speakers

 Gray
Denise Gray, President, LG Chem
 Albertus
Paul Albertus PhD, ARPA-E Program Director, United States Department of Energy
 Bell
Desmond Bell, Senior Vice President, Pacific Gas & Electric Company
 Bhardwaj
Ramesh Bhardwaj PhD, Head of Battery and Energy Group, Google

Networking Refreshments in Exhibition Hall

Plenary Keynote – EV and Hybrid Market Future Trends

The automotive industry is being impacted by three technology-driven trends that are simultaneously arriving to significantly disrupt the automotive status quo: electrification, connectivity/on-demand and autonomy. Each trend is moving at a different pace but there’s a degree of overlap between them. The game is changing, and so are the players. Automation will make on-demand vehicles more affordable and accessible, thereby undermining traditional sole ownership models. If more riding shifts to on-demand, there could be a bigger market for electric vehicles specifically designed for on-demand use in urban areas. These are unsettling trends for the automotive establishment: some OEMs will be better than others at embracing and leading them, and others may fall foul of companies such as Google, Apple, Faraday Future and Uber entering the automotive space. Add to this the Silicon Valley start-up culture with innovative software-based solutions that can offer ‘mobility as a service’ including car-sharing, ride-sharing, fixed-route and dynamic transit services – the automotive sector as we know it has changed forever.

In the second keynote session of the conference, an automotive OEM, a Tier 1 supplier and a strategy consultant will discuss the role of electrification within OEM vehicle design strategies, also will also highlight the interplay with other tech trends including autonomous vehicles and on-demand. Issues to be addressed include:
  • The impact of electrification on future vehicle design
  • Trends in electrification and connectivity
  • Specific market drivers and cost considerations behind the technology choices and roadmaps that the industry is adopting

Moderator

 Rouff
Christian Rouff, Founder, Publisher, CHARGED Electric Vehicles Magazine

Speakers

 Wiesenberger
Juergen Wiesenberger, Director of Hybrid Electric Vehicle Engineering, Continental North America
 Russo
William Russo, Managing Director, Gao Feng Advisory Company
 Curry
Claire Curry, Senior Associate (Advanced Transportation), Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Networking Lunch in Exhibition Hall

Understanding Large-Format Market Trends: EV / Li-Ion / Lead-Acid

The global battery market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.15% from 2016 to 2021, to reach a market size of $17.26bn by 2021. The major factors behind this growth are hybrid and electric vehicles, fuel savings and government incentives for cleaner transportation and stationary energy storage, growing integration of electronics and increasing demand for transportation. Bringing together leading market analysts and battery makers, this session will share the latest trends and global forecasts for the electric vehicle, Li-ion and lead-acid battery markets. Forecasts include:
  • Battery technology – identifying investment opportunities
  • Understanding global EV sales and battery production costs – a forecast from 2015-2040
  • Worldwide rechargeable batteries split by application across the value chain from materials to end users

Moderator

 Greenberger
Jim J Greenberger, Executive Director, NAATBatt International

Speakers

 Farid
Asad Farid CFA, Equity Analyst, Berenberg Bank
 Curry
Claire Curry, Senior Associate (Advanced Transportation), Bloomberg New Energy Finance
 Sanders
Michael Sanders, Senior Advisor, Avicenne Energy

Refreshments in Conference Center Foyer

Battery Growth Opportunities: Meeting the Requirements of Growing Markets and Applications

As highlighted in the previous session, transportation is one of the main drivers of battery growth. From Haiti to China, India to Africa, there is increasing demand for mobility, ranging from commuter buses to personal mobility options such scooters and e-bikes. New Delhi alone is expecting 30,000 electric buses to hit the roads in the next five years, offering huge export opportunities for battery manufacturers. This session will explore some of the key growth markets battery suppliers should be focusing on. Beyond transportation, the session will also provide insights into consumer electronics, drones and the marine segment. Key questions to be addressed include:
  • Where are the growth markets and applications? 
  • What are the requirements and characteristics that need to be met?
  • What are the considerations and challenges to be overcome in order to tackle each opportunity?

Moderator

 De-Leon
Shmuel De-Leon, CEO, Shmuel De-Leon Energy Ltd

Speakers

 Dhar
Subhash Dhar, CEO, XALT Energy
 Robinson
Christopher Robinson, Research Associate, Lux Research
 Inagaki
Sachiya Inagaki, Industrial Technology Unit, Yano Research Institute

Close of Day 1 followed by Networking Receptions sponsored by BIC and Prettl

Disclaimer: Schedule correct at time of distribution, show organizers reserve the right to amend speakers topics, and timings and any time.