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ELBC: the European Lead Battery Conference & Exhibition is live and online

22-24 September

At the first global lead battery gathering since the coronavirus pandemic, we’re bringing you updates over three days from the ELBC Studio, including:

  • A full programme of insights and analysis from over 50 leading industry figures and research experts:

Industry Insights – leading experts and company executives share their analysis and debate the impact of the pandemic on the lead battery industry

Technical Sessions – the latest lead battery research and innovation, from fundamental science, through to automotive and energy storage applications will be presented and debated in a new format over six themed panel sessions

  • The ELBC Exhibition will be open throughout the event – showcasing the most exciting products and innovations from around the world and providing unique networking opportunities for all delegates in the live Networking Lounge 

Full access to all video presentations on-demand alongside live discussion and debate means you won’t miss out on any of the ELBC action.


New Clarios President & CEO Mark Wallace in his first address to the global lead battery industry

Future lead battery market opportunities with Christophe Pillot, Founder of Avicenne Energy

Industry forecasts from Neil Hawkes, CRU Principal Lead Analyst

Growth in demand in China with Dong Li, Chairman of Leoch Intl

Global market trends for industrial lead batteries with Nicholas Starita, President of Hollingsworth & Vose’ Energy and Industrial Systems Division

The automotive sector’s energy storage demands from Futures Research Manager Carl Telford, Ricardo Strategic Consulting

Reshaping patterns of global lead supply and demand with Huw Roberts, CHR Metals Director

An understanding of the interconnected world of lead batteries from Farid Ahmed, Principal Analyst at Wood Mackenzie

The impact and future of lead battery recycling in low and middle-income countries with Pure Earth President Richard Fuller

Towards a new EU regulatory framework on batteries from Rene Schroeder, EUROBAT Executive Director

Co-organised by ILA and CBI – organisations dedicated exclusively to supporting the lead and lead battery industries worldwide – 17ELBC itself is an innovation in bringing together online the lead battery industry and all those connected to it at this unprecedented time.

Latest news

ELBC exclusive: take a sneak peek at our Industry Insights presentations

The ELBC event platform is officially open! Registered delegates can now head over and watch Technical Sessions presentations on demand and submit questions to our expert panel ahead of the live sessions next week. If you’re not yet a delegate but want to join the debate, register now for access.

Speaker Spotlight: Water & carbon, dash cams & simulations – ELBC will tackle the toughest technical challenges for the global automotive sector

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Sponsor news: Digatron’s all-in-one solution for DCA testing of lead batteries to be launched at 17ELBC

17ELBC bronze sponsor Digatron is an international group of companies with headquarters in the historic city of Aachen (Germany), with global manufacturing facilities in USA, China, India & Italy Exhaust legislation forces car manufacturers to save every gram of...

Speaker Spotlight: From regulation in Europe to technical solutions from Asia – what challenges can global industry and science coming together tackle?

Since its inception in 1988, ELBC has pioneered the way lead and lead battery executives and technical specialists meet and share knowledge. It revolutionised industry networking to a new, open and idea-sharing style, bringing together executives and technical...

Speaker Spotlight: stationary, motive power, utilities and more… how will the needs of our diverse customer base drive future business outlook?

“It has often been said that lead is ‘a big industry but a small world’.” As Principal Analyst Lead Markets at Wood Mackenzie, Industry Insights speaker Farid Ahmed will contextualise the global perspective and interconnectivity of our vast sector, bringing with him...

Speaker Spotlight: Is it sink or swim time or will an energy boost and sustainability focus lift our industries?

Our new virtual platform means that for 17ELBC we’re able to continue bringing you the same high quality and extensive programme, together with leading experts and company executives to share their analysis and with you in this critical time. ELBC’s Industry Insights...

17ELBC sponsor news: Ahlstrom-Munksjö introduces FortiCell®, a new product platform specifically designed for energy storage applications

17ELBC bronze sponsor Ahlstrom-Munksjö is a global leader in fiber-based materials, supplying innovative and sustainable solutions to its customers.

Innovation from across the industry to be debated exclusively at 17ELBC

By Dr Matthew Raiford Manager, Consortium for Battery Innovation Since joining the Consortium for Battery Innovation last year, I’ve had the opportunity to work with CBI and ILA colleagues on developing the technical programme for the European Lead Battery Conference...

Lead batteries: conference debates future for battery energy storage in a post-pandemic world

Industry chiefs and analysts assess the impact of COVID-19 Programme of battery technology developments takes centre stage in first ever virtual European Lead Battery Conference: ELBC The global lead battery conference ELBC will take place live and online from a...

ELBC is back: same conference, new setting

From my first ELBC in Prague back in 1998 I’ve seen the event grow and change over time, along with the industry. 

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