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. In fact, Sony chose the International Battery Seminar as the platform to first announce its lithium-ion technology in 1991.


keltyGigafactory Material Sourcing and Cell Production
Kurt Kelty,
Senior Director, Cell Supply Chain & Business Development, Tesla Motors

Christina Lampe-OnnerudSurprising Chemistry in Li-Ion Cells
Jeff Dahn, Ph.D., FRSC,
Professor of Physics and Atmospheric Science, NSERC/Tesla Canada Industrial Research Chair, and Canada Research Chair, Dalhousie University

Jeff DahnCharging Forward: Explosive Global Growth in the Battery Industry – Opportunities and Challenges Ahead
Christina Lampe-Onnerud, Ph.D.,
CEO, Founder, Chairman, Cadenza Innovation, LLC; Founder, Boston Power

Advances within the BYD EDV Program and Its Technology

Xi ShenXi Shen, Ph.D., Senior Director and General Manager, BYD EDV Batteries, China

WenFeng JiangWenFeng Jiang, Ph.D., R&D General Manager, BYD EDV Batteries, China


Attendance grew 25% in 2016, and more than 80% since joining Cambridge EnerTech in 2014!

R&D Stream

Research and development is essential for improvements in energy density, performance, and cost. The R&D Stream will bring together industry leaders to discuss best practices in advanced materials research, electrochemical engineering, scale-up integration and diagnostics to advance battery performance.

Next-Generation Battery Research

Advances in Material, Chemical, and Electrochemical Engineering

Lithium-Ion Development & Commercialization

Delivering Higher Performance at Lower Cost

Recommended Tutorial*: Improving the Energy Density of Batteries with Silicon-Based Anodes

* separate registration required

Manufacturing Stream

As manufacturers and researchers continue to develop materials that can increase energy density, it will be critical to maintain innovative approaches that maintain both performance and safety. With presentations focusing on the latest advances in assembly, automation, efficiency, quality control, and cost reduction, the Manufacturing Stream provides valuable insight into the entire global manufacturing ecosystem.

High Performance Battery Manufacturing

Global Production of Safe, Efficient, Higher Energy Density Batteries

Lithium-Ion Development & Commercialization

Delivering Higher Performance at Lower Cost

Recommended Tutorial*: LIB Reuse & Recycle

* separate registration required

Applications Stream

As demand for power in automotive, consumer electronics and energy storage applications increases, developers, design engineers and system integrators are faced with challenges of costs, energy demand, storage requirements, and safety. The Applications Stream brings together key industry organizations who will present best practice solutions in overcoming barriers to bringing products to market and improving capabilities of existing products.

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

Emerging Energy Storage Applications

Delivering the Right Charge at the Right Time

Recommended Tutorial*: Advancements in Wireless Charging: Applications, Standards, Testing & Integration

* separate registration required

Engineering Stream

As R&D and products advance, battery regulations, safety testing, and management systems must evolve to create reliable and robust technologies. Join top scientists and engineers from OEMs, manufacturers, national labs, and academia in the Engineering Stream who will discuss the latest advancements in systems that provide safe and reliable battery power.

Battery Safety

Exploring Improved Methods to Achieve Increased Safety

Battery Management Systems

Engineering Reliability and Robustness

Recommended Tutorial*: Battery Safety Training

* separate registration required

Spanning four days in 2017, the agenda included nine pre-conference workshops, eight conference tracks divided in four streams, 120+ technical presentations, an exhibit hall of 70+ companies, breakout discussion groups, and dedicated poster viewing and networking sessions. Thought leaders presented best practice case studies and joint partner presentations relevant to the technologies, research, and regulatory issues of battery technology advancements. The agenda featured compelling talks, significant new developments, and important announcements.

The 2017 program united nearly 850 battery industry professionals from around the world with particularly strong representation from China, Japan, and Korea. The audience profile included 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