Battery Technologies Conference

Batteries are a critical enabler of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, powering technology in products from laptops and hand-held devices to electric vehicles and renewable energy storage. However, with more batteries placed on the market, the need for solutions when they reach their end of life is rising. The increasing demand for batteries is also revealing and amplifying a wide spectrum of risks associated with the materials that make up the batteries themselves. The risks present significant reputational, legal, compliance and commercial concerns for major industries while simultaneously responding to external pressure concerning their products. Some promising solutions to address these issues are already underway although there are still gaps that require to be filled through increased interactions and accelerated cooperation towards common transformational goals. A primary reason for this is that the battery value chain is a complex system that comprises participants from various industries and sectors. Similarly, although lithium-ion batteries for instance are not toxic in the same way as lead-acid or nickel cadmium batteries, they do contain elements that should be prevented from being exposed to the environment. Equally important is the potential to recover the materials in waste batteries for the reuse in new batteries. With the unprecedented growth in the market, the demand for raw materials has increased significantly and recycled materials can be a positive contribution from both an environmental and an economical perspective.

It is against this background that this conference has been organised. The conference aims to address developments impacting batteries and power management in portable devices including smart phones, laptops/tablets, medical devices, wearable, military and the various industrial applications. Conference topics will include new battery designs, research and industry developments, improving power management, predicting battery life, regulations and standards, safety and transportation, battery authentication, charging technology, emerging chemistries and market trends. Come and network with battery manufacturers, charger manufacturers, IC companies, materials and manufacturing equipment providers, testing services & systems providers, as well as an array of component and sub-system providers. This conference is geared towards the provision of most up-to-date developments and technologies in the portable, mobile, consumer battery and power management market. If you are involved in the battery industry or if your products and systems run on batteries, this is a must attend event.