Technical Programme

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Session 1: The Growth of Lead and Future Market Prospects

Keynote Paper: The Growth for Lead and Future Market Prospects
Ray Kubis, President and Managing Director, Eco-Bat Technologies Ltd

Facts, Forecasts and Fundamentals
Paul White, Director of Market Research and Statistics, International Lead Zinc Study Group, Portugal

Does the Global Lead Market Need More Mine Supply?
Huw Roberts, Director, CHR Metals, UK

E-bikes and New Battery Technology: Pulling the Market in Two Directions?
Farid Ahmed, Principal Analyst Lead Markets, Wood Mackenzie, UK

A Suppliers Perspective of the Global Lead-Battery Market
Doug Lambert, Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing, Wirtz Manufacturing, USA

ALABC Moving Forward: Building on a Dynamic Past
Tim Ellis, President, Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium, USA

Session 2: Sustainability- Does Lead Have a Role in the 21st Century?

Highlighting the Sustainability Credentials of Lead
Alistair Davidson, Sustainability and Technical Manager, International Lead Association, UK

The EU Circular Economy and the Roadmap for a Resource Efficient Europe
Jose Rizo Martin, Principal Administrator, European Commission, DG Env, Belgium

Environmental Benefits of Lead in Selected Applications Using Life Cycle Assessment
Johannes Gediga, Global VP Mining, Metal & Manufacturing, thinkstep AG, Germany

Umicore's Journey to Sustainability
Guy Ethier, Senior Vice-President Environmental, Health & Safety, Umicore, Belgium 

Sustainable ULAB Recycling in the Developing World – Meeting the 21st Century Challenge
Brian Wilson, International Lead Management Centre, UK

Lead Risk Management in the Lead-Acid Battery Manufacturing and Recycling Industries in China
Yeo Lin, Director, Industrial Development Research Center, Zhejiang University, China

The Innovation Development of Chunxing’s Secondary Lead Technology
Yang Chun Ming, Chunxing Group, China

Session 3: How Effective Communications Can Help the Lead Industry

Industry Communications Initiatives on Lead and Lead Batteries
Andy Bush, Managing Director, International Lead Association, UK

Battery Manufacturing as a Modern Industry – Concept for Increasing the Attention on Electrochemial Energy Storage in the Public Political Domain
Otmar Frey, Managing Director Batteries Division, ZVEI (Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V.) Germany

7 Myths of Reputation Management, and How to Overcome Them
Tammy Stankey, Senior Communications Liaison, The Doe Run Company, USA

Putting the Record Straight – The Value of Communication Campaigns in Educating and Improving Reputation
Aaron McLoughlin, Senior Advisor, FleishmanHillard, Belgium

Session 4: Outlook on the Regulatory Environment

Global Trends in Regulations on Lead
Steve Binks, Regulatory Affairs Director, International Lead Association, UK

The Impact of the EU End-of-Life Vehicles Directive 200/53/EC on the (Global) Industry
Marcel Dutrieux, Manager Regulations Department, Honda Motor Europe Ltd, Belgium

Lithium Ion Battery Identification and Safety Issue in Lead Recycling
Karsten Kurz, Director Environmental Affairs, Exide Technologies, Germany

Regulatory Developments Impacting Marine Transport of Lead Concentrates
Paul Kolisnyk, Director, Technical Marketing, Teck Metals, Canada

Sustainable Remediation of Lead Impacted Sediments in an Ecologically Sensitive Area
Jan Van linden, Consultant and Maarten Cuypers, Environmental Resources Management, Belgium

New Tools for Environmental Risk Assessment and Quality Standard Compliance for Lead
Jasim Chowdhury, Science Manager, International Lead Zinc Research Organization, USA

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