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EUROBAT AGM & Forum 2014 Brussels, Belgium


04 Jun 2014 22:00 to 05 Jun 2014 22:00


Marriott Hotel


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Event Description

The EUROBAT Forum will take place in Brussels, Belgium this year. Similar to previous years, EUROBAT membership will have a series of internal meetings on 4 and 5 June. The EUROBAT Forum on Friday 6 June, will be an excellent opportunity for the Battery industry, represented in EUROBAT, to get together with Brussels' based stakeholders and decision-makers on the various issues impacting the sector (see session topics below).   


Brussels Marriott Hotel (3-7 Rue Auguste Orts, Brussels, 1000 Belgium)


Registration to this event is available on this link. The early bird rates are available until 23 April 2014. 

  • Non-Members: EUR 650 (EUR 850 after 23 April)
  • Representatives from NGOs, Trade Associations, Press, EU institutions and other government bodies have a free entry to the event.  

PROGRAMME Wednesday, 4 June 2014

10:00 to 17:00: Workshop on Occupational Exposure in the Lead-based Battery Industry (for EHS managers only)

Thursday, 5 June 2014 

  • Internal meetings for EUROBAT members only (Committees, Working Groups, Associate member meeting and AGM)
  • Social event at the Cinquantenaire Museum  

Friday, 6 June 2014 Moderator: Julian Oliver, EurActiv Foundation09:00 to 09:10 - Opening Address

Johann-Friedrich Dempwolff, President EUROBAT, General Manager, Johnson Controls Power Solutions EMEA

09:10 to 10:20 - Session 1 2020 Outlook for Batteries in Automotive Applications

This session will provide an overview of a recent publication released by EUROBAT in collaboration with JAMA, ILA, KAMA and ACEA: “A Review of Battery Technologies for Automotive Applications”. The panel participants will be invited to share their views on this publication and how they see the future developments for different battery technologies used to improve fuel efficiency in the automotive sector. 

  • Nicolò Gasparin, Chair EUROBAT Automotive Batteries Committee, BU Director Starter & Mobility Power Solutions, FIAMM   
  • Erik Jonnaert, Secretary General, ACEA
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Steiger, Director Future Technologies, Global Government Affairs, Volkswagen AG, Chair of the European Green Vehicle Initiative Association (EGVIA) 

10:20 to 10:50 - Break 

10:50 to 11:50 - Session 2 Energy Storage: how to ensure the competitiveness of the European industrial base 

The decarbonisation of the EU’s electricity sector will require the commercialisation of off- and on-grid storage technologies. The panel participants will discuss what is needed to make sure Europe’s battery manufacturing base is equipped to meet this projected demand, and what requirements are being imposed by other stakeholders. This session will start with a presentation on the latest data and figures on industrial batteries provided by David Shaffer, EUROBAT Board Member and President of EnerSys.

  • John Searle, Vice-Chair EUROBAT, Chair of the Management Board of SAFT
  • European Commission, DG ENER
  • Other speakers to be confirmed 

11:50 to 12:50 - Session 3 Towards a Resource Efficient Europe: contributions from the automotive and industrial battery industry

As the EU takes action to improve resource efficiency across all sectors, Europe’s automotive and industrial battery industry continues to improve its collection and recycling schemes for different technologies. The panel participants will discuss how a closed-loop system has been established for Lead-based automotive and industrial batteries in Europe, and what is being done to make similar progress with other chemistries.

  • Rosalinde van der Vlies, Deputy Head of Cabinet of the European Commissioner Janez Potocnik (ENV) 
  • Andy Bush, Managing Director, International Lead Association
  • Jan Tytgat, Senior Manager EU Government Affairs, Umicore
  • Annick Carpentier, Sustainability Director, Eurometaux   

12:50 to 13:00 Closing Address 

Marc Zoellner, EUROBAT Board Member, CEO HOPPECKE Batterien 

13:00 Lunch 
Download programme here.


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