Top Global OEMs, Battery Manufacturers, Materials & Component Providers, Leading Academics, National Labs, and Key Government Agencies Attended the 35th Annual International Battery Seminar in Florida

Nearly 950 battery researchers, representing some of the most successful and famous brands in the world - like 3M, Amazon, Apple, BASF, Black & Decker, BMW, Boeing, Bosch, Boston Scientific, Caterpillar, Dell, Dow Chemical, Duracell, Energizer, Facebook, Fiat Chrysler, Fitbit, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Google, Honda, Huawei Technologies, IBM, Intel, Johnson Controls, LG, Mercedes-Benz, Medtronic, Microsoft, Motorola, Nissan Motor Company, NVIDIA, Panasonic, Porsche, Qualcomm, Samsung, Sony, Subaru, Texas Instruments, Toyota, Uber, Volkswagen, Volvo, and hundreds more - convened in Fort Lauderdale for the 35th Annual International Battery Seminar & Exhibit.

The entire advanced battery ecosystem was well-represented, including leading OEMs, top battery manufacturers, developers of advanced materials and components, plus national labs, government agencies, and universities. In fact, eight automotive OEMs, seven consumer electronics OEMs, and 13 battery manufacturers presented their latest data and technical roadmaps for the future this year.

Founded in 1983, the International Battery Seminar & Exhibit has established itself as the premier event showcasing the state of the art of worldwide energy storage technology developments for consumer, automotive, military, and industrial applications. Key thought leaders will assemble to not only provide broad perspectives, but also informed insights into significant advances in materials, product development, manufacturing, and application for all battery systems and enabling technologies. As the longest-running annual battery industry event in the world, this meeting has always been the preferred venue to announce significant developments, new products, and showcase the most advanced battery technology. For example, Sony chose the International Battery Seminar as the platform to first announce its lithium-ion technology in 1991, an accomplishment that has since gone on to change the world. Attendance has more than doubled since joining Cambridge EnerTech in 2015!

R&D Stream

Next-Generation Battery Research

Advances in Material, Chemical, and Electrochemical Engineering

Lithium-Ion Development & Commercialization

Delivering Higher Performance at Lower Cost

Manufacturing Stream

High Performance Battery Manufacturing

Global Production of Safe, Efficient, Higher Energy Density Batteries

Lithium-Ion Development & Commercialization

Delivering Higher Performance at Lower Cost

Applications Stream

Advances in Automotive Power Applications

Implementing & Optimizing the Performance of Vehicle Battery Packs

Power Applications for Consumer Electronics

Overcoming the Challenges to Commercialization of Batteries for Portable Devices

Alternatives in Energy Storage

Meeting Evolving & Increasing Energy Demands

Engineering Stream

Battery Safety

Exploring Improved Methods to Achieve Increased Safety

Battery Management Systems

Engineering Reliability and Robustness

Spanning four days in 2018, the agenda will include 11 pre-conference tutorials, eight conference tracks divided in four streams, 115+ technical presentations, one training seminar, an exhibit hall of 90+ companies, 18 interactive breakout discussion groups, and dedicated poster viewing and networking sessions. Thought leaders will present best practice case studies and joint partner presentations relevant to the technologies, research, and regulatory issues of battery technology advancements. The agenda will feature compelling talks, significant new developments, and important announcements.

The 2018 program will unite nearly 850 battery industry professionals from around the world with particularly strong representation from China, Japan, and Korea. The audience profile includes Presidents, CEOs, COOs, CTOs, Executive/Vice Presidents, Chiefs, Directors, Managers, Researchers, and Scientists from battery manufacturers, users, OEMs, equipment/material/component suppliers working in R&D, business development, chemical & materials, energy systems/storage, product design & development, emerging products, regulatory affairs, safety & compliance, systems & cell engineering, technology, marketing, law, sales, and investments.

Participating industries included:

  • Commercial Research & Development Laboratories
  • Battery Assembly Equipment Manufacturers
  • Battery Component Manufacturers
  • Battery Testing & Diagnostics Services Providers
  • Battery Management Systems Manufacturers
  • Automotive Manufacturers
  • Defense & Aerospace Contractors
  • Portable Electronics Manufacturers
  • Government Laboratories
  • Academic Research Institutes
  • Large Format and Stationary Battery Manufacturers
  • Raw Material Suppliers
  • Medical Device Developers & Manufacturers
  • Recreational Vehicle Manufacturers
  • Agriculture Equipment Manufacturers

For More Information:

Craig WohlersCraig Wohlers
Executive Director, Conferences,
Cambridge EnerTech
Cindy CrowninshieldCindy Crowninshield
Senior Conference Director, Conferences,
Cambridge EnerTech
Mary Ann BrownMary Ann Brown
Executive Director, Conferences,
Cambridge EnerTech
Victoria MosolgoVictoria Mosolgo
Associate Conference Producer,
Cambridge EnerTech