ELBC 2022: that was the week that was
After a four-year hiatus, 750 attendees gathered for ELBC and enjoyed a week of workshops, presentations, an expo and networking events in the impressive city of Lyon in southern France.
Building on the theme lead batteries, electrifying the future, Dr Andy Bush (pictured below) opened the event highlighting the critical role lead batteries continue to play meeting global energy challenges.
He was joined by an impressive array of keynote speakers including the President and CEO of East Penn Manufacturing, Chris Pruitt, and market experts such as CRU’s respected Principal Analyst Neil Hawkes. (Both pictured below)
They were joined by technical experts from across the industry who supported a highly successful conference programme devised by the Consortium for Battery Innovation, led by Director, Dr Alistair Davidson (pictured below).
The programme included a range of panel discussions and debates on subjects ranging from opportunities for industrial lead batteries to the role of lead batteries in energy storage systems.
The event also hosted the first European meeting of the Women in the Global Battery Industry, alongside a keynote presentation by WGBI President Julie McClure, Chair of MAC Engineering. (Pictured below).
And as is traditional, ELBC attendees enjoyed a spectacular conference gala dinner at La Sucrière, a venue that sits at the confluence of two great rivers that meet in Lyon, the Rhône and Saône.
ILA’s Dr Andy Bush (pictured above) said: “I for one am convinced lead batteries will play an important role in the future. They will continue to be one of the two major chemistries, along with lithium, delivering at scale the majority of battery energy storage needs.”
ILA and CBI have begun work organising the next ELBC conference which takes place in 2024 at the Mico Convention Center, in Milan (pictured below) on 16 – 19 September.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Click here to watch ELBC wrap up video!