21 years ago, we launch Batteries 1999, a conference on Batteries.
On that time, Nokia 3310 and StarTac phone was the best seller.
What happened in the last 20 years?
The Li-ion battery market increase from 2 GWh to almost 200 GWh!
In value, the market for batteries and their components has experienced a strong double-digit growth and several positive factors should ensure that the rally continues.
From 1999 to 2013 this growth was based on a continuously changing portable electronics market (laptops, smartphones, tablets). Then, the electrification of the automobile became a strong driving force. While electric vehicles remain a niche market, it is a large market for batteries. Thanks to huge incentives, China lead the EV market but Europe wakes-up after the diesel gate and all the OEM announced strong investment in EV.
On top of that, the energy storage for renewable energy integration, Telecom base station, back-up or UPS are even more promising.
For 20 years, the Batteries event has remained one of the World’s most attractive event and the meeting place for technologies (lead acid, NiMH, Li-ion, Post Li-ion), applications (from micro batteries to large format batteries) and the value chain (raw material suppliers, components manufacturers, OEMs, end users, recyclers, investors,)...
Batteries 2019 will focus on battery market issues, future trends, and will allow you to meet new partners and customers!
With the ever exponentially growing battery market and the recent wake-up call for the preservation of the environment and the Earth’s natural resources, the world is now faced with two contradicting issues: the substantial increase in development of batteries and the consequent need of a rapidly decreasing raw material resources for their production.
From new environmental regulations and frameworks, research on new and efficient recycling procedures, to new innovative business models built around the circular economy; recycling and second-life have now become part of the main concerns of the battery industry.
The Circular Economy has thus become one of our main issues too!
The Batteries Event will cover all aspects of the battery circular economy, beginning from the production of the battery through raw materials, battery manufacturing, battery use and safety, management and applications, going through market trends, research and development, new technologies and finally closing the loop with a focus recycling, second life and regulations.
International battery industry key players such as manufacturers, end users, experts, researchers and recyclers will come together to discuss and exchange on existing recycling technologies, life cycles, secondary raw material use, producer regulatory obligations in Europe, future expectations and innovations.