2016 Archived Content

Attendance for the International Battery Seminar & Exhibit grew 40% in 2015, and participation for 2016 is up another 50% year-over-year. Based upon this growth, we are now expecting 700 total participants this year!

Since its debut 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.

Expanded Technical Program with 75+ Presentations across Three Tracks & Two Symposia

 FBC BannersBattery R and DBattery ManufacturingBattery ApplicationsBattery Safety IIFuel Cells II 


The Gigafactory: Manufacturing Batteries Based on First Principles Approach at the World’s Largest Battery Factory

Kurt KeltyKurt Kelty, Director, Battery Technology, Tesla Motors


Progress Toward 4.7 V NMC Li-ion Cells with High Energy Density

Jeff DahnJeff Dahn, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Chemistry, Dalhousie University


Alkali-Metal Anodes with a Solid Electrolyte

John GoodenoughJohn Goodenough, Ph.D., Virginia H. Cockrell Centennial Chair in Engineering, Professor, University of Texas at Austin


Balancing Act - Energy Storage Solutions to Meet Government, Consumer and Automaker Demands

Craig RigbyCraig Rigby, Advanced Market & Technology Strategist, Johnson Controls


Global Electrification and LG Chem

Denise GrayDenise Gray, CEO, LG Chem Power, Inc.


Keynote Panel Discussion
Lithium Ion – A Global Perspective on Products Positioned to Transform the Market


Susan BabinecSusan Babinec, Senior Commercialization Advisor, ARPA-E, U.S. Department of Energy



Ted MillerTed Miller, Senior Manager of Energy Storage and Materials Strategy and Research, Ford


Mark VerbruggeMark Verbrugge, Ph.D., Director, Chemical and Materials Systems Laboratory, General Motors


Dennis MalecDennis Malec, Senior Applications Engineer - Energy Group, Panasonic


Jason HowardJason Howard, Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff, Advanced Energy Technologies - Energy and Power Management Technology, Motorola Mobility


Henry MaoHenry Mao, Ph.D., CEO, Youllion Battery, Ltd., China


Ahmad PesaranAhmad A. Pesaran, Ph.D., Manager, Energy Storage Group, Transportation and Hydrogen System Center, National Renewable Energy Laborator


The 2016 program will unite 500+ 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 include:

  • 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

Spanning four days, this expanded meeting agenda now includes 7 pre-conference workshops, 3 parallel conference tracks, 2 post-conference symposia, 75+ technical presentations, an exhibit hall of 55 companies, 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.

Attendance increased more than 40% in 2015 and we expect this number to grow even more in 2016 and beyond. The 33rd International Battery Seminar & Exhibit provides the perfect venue to share information and discuss enabling technologies that are driving the new era of battery technology.