The International Lead Conferences are recognised as a unique forum for the exchange of information on all matters relating to lead, including mining, production, uses, recycling and the environmental aspects of the metal and its compounds.
Pb2017 explored the future landscape for the lead and lead battery industries and considered how to ensure the long-term prosperity of the lead industry in a changing environment.
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Chairman: Paul White, ILZSG
Aim: To outline the global outlook for lead and lead batteries through the views of lead producers, users and leading market analysts.
Keynote presentation – Challenges and Opportunities for the Lead Industry
Florian von Steinkeller, Britannia Refined Metals, UK
Global Market Outlook for Lead - Understanding the Main Lead Price Drivers
Neil Hawkes, CRU Group, UK
Developments in the Chinese Lead Market
Huw Roberts, CHR Metals, UK
Future Opportunities for Lead Batteries: A Manufacturer’s Perspective
Rainer Wagner, MOLL Batterien, Germany
LME Lead and its Relevance to Global Battery Markets
Oliver Nugent, London Metal Exchange, UK
Chairman: Peter Carlsson, Boliden
Aim: To review the future direction of lead battery technology developments, implications for customer demand and what lead producers may contribute to better performing lead batteries.
Lead Battery Technical Developments and Implications for Lead Producers: A Battery Manufacturer Perspective
Norbert Maleschitz, EXIDE, Germany
Lead Battery Technical Developments and Implications for Lead Producers: A Lead Producer Perspective
Tim Ellis, RSR Corporation, USA
Chairman: Johannes Dempwolff, JCI
Aim: To understand what constitutes a truly sustainable lead battery and how the lead industry can help make it happen.
Keynote: How to Define a Sustainable Battery?
Pat Hayes, Responsible Battery Coalition, USA
How to Measure and Reduce the Footprint of Lead and Lead Batteries
Alistair Davidson, International Lead Association, UK
Compare and Contrast: Pb-Acid and Li-ion Batteries
Linda Gaines, Argonne National Laboratories, USA
Options for Minimising Air Emissions through the Battery Life Cycle - Recent Progress and Future Directions
Russell Kemp, Ramboll Environ, USA
What is AquaRefining™ and How will it Change the Lead-Acid Battery Industry?
Mark Stevenson, Aqua Metals, USA
Boliden – Applying Sustainability Principles to Mining and Smelting
Christer Ryman, Boliden Group, Sweden
Chairman: Mark Thorsby, BCI
Aim: To review industry initiatives aimed at improving the recognition of lead and lead battery benefits while managing reputational risks.
Perception Vs Reality: What U.S. Policymakers Believe about Lead Batteries and What the Industry can do to Change Perceptions
Tammy Stankey, Doe Run, USA
Enhancing Lead Battery Communications with End Users
Jill Ledger, Ledger and Woolf International Business Communications, UK
Sustainable and Environmentally Sound Lead Management Solutions for Emerging and Transition 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
Chairman: Geert Krekel, Campine
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
Developments in the EU ELV Directive and Impact on Lead and Lead Battery Industry
Tobias Bahr, European Car Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), Germany
EU Batteries Directive and the Circular Economy
René Schroeder, EUROBAT, Belgium
Middle East Lead and Battery Recycling – Recent Development with Regards to Technology and Environmental Regulations
Mahmoud Al Sharif, Bureau of Middle East Recycling, United Arab Emirates
The Drivers Behind Reducing Occupational Exposure Limits for Lead Worldwide
Cris Williams, International Lead Association, USA