Technical Programme

Building on the success of Pb2015, this year’s event will set out the future landscape for the lead and lead battery industries and consider how to ensure the long-term prosperity of the lead industry in a changing environment.

Session 1: Future Outlook for Lead and Lead Batteries

Aim: To outline the global outlook for lead and lead batteries through the views of lead producers, users and leading market analysts.

Keynote presentation – Long Term Vision for the Lead Industry
Florian von Steinkeller, Britannia Refined Metals, UK

Global Market Outlook for Lead
Neil Hawkes, CRU, UK 

Developments in the Chinese Lead Market
Huw Roberts, CHR Metals, UK

Future for Automotive Lead Batteries
Speaker to be advised

Global Battery Market Outlook
Christophe Pillot, Avicenne, France 

Session 2: Lead Battery Technical Developments and Implications for the Lead Industry

Aim: To review the future direction of lead battery technology developments, the implications in terms of future customer demands and what lead producers may contribute to better performing lead batteries.

Lead Battery Technical Developments and Implications for Lead Producers
Norbert Maleschitz, Exide Technologies, Germany

What Can Global Collaboration on Lead Battery Research Really Deliver?
Tim Ellis, RSR Corporation, USA

Session 3: Reducing the Environmental Footprint of Lead Batteries

Aim: To understand what constitutes a truly sustainable lead battery and how the lead industry can help make it happen.

The Role of Recycling on Battery Lifecycle Impacts
Linda Gaines, Argonne National Laboratories, USA

How to Measure and Reduce the Environmental Footprint of Lead and Lead Batteries
Alistair Davidson, International Lead Association, UK

Options for Minimising Air Emissions through the Battery Life Cycle.
- Recent Progress and Future Directions.

Russell Kemp, Ramboll Environ, USA

Smelterless Lead Recycling at Aqua Metals
Steve Clarke, Aqua Metals, USA

Boliden Case Study - Applying Sustainability Principles to Mining and Smelting
Christer Ryman, Boliden Group, Sweden

Session 4: Recognition of Benefits of Lead Batteries and Reputation Management

Aim: To review industry initiatives aimed at improving the recognition of lead and lead battery benefits while managing reputational risks.

US Communications Program - Promoting Lead Batteries

Tammy Stankey, Doe Run, USA

Environmentally Sound Lead Management Solutions for Emerging Economies
Brian Wilson, International Lead Association, UK

Initiatives to Improve the Environmental Performance of the Lead and Lead Battery Industry in China
Yeo Lin, Zhejiang University, China

Enhancing Lead Battery Communications With End Users
Jill Ledger, Ledger & Woolf, UK

Session 5: Outlook on the Regulatory Environment

Aim: To describe the future regulatory landscape to which the lead industry must adapt to prosper.

Global Trends in Regulations on Lead - Overview
Steve Binks, International Lead Association, UK

Development in the EU ELV Directive and Impact on Lead and Lead Battery Industry
Tobias Bahr, European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA), Belgium

EU Batteries Directive and the Circular Economy
Rene Schroeder, EUROBAT, Belgium

The Drivers Behind Reducing Occupational Exposure Limits for Lead Worldwide
Cris Williams, International Lead Association, USA

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