Technical Programme

Due to a booking error by the Hotel Palace Berlin, we have been forced to move the conference venue for Pb2017 to the Crowne Plaza Berlin City Centre Hotel (Nurnberger Strasse 65, 10787 Berlin) which is just a few minutes walk from the Hotel Palace Berlin. This in no way affects the conference or workshop programme.

We apologise for this inconvenience, which is entirely down to a mistake on the part of the Hotel Palace Berlin and which, despite our very best efforts, we have been unable to resolve without moving hotel.

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.

Thursday, 29 June
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 – 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

Global Battery Market Outlook
Christophe Pillot, Avicenne, France 

Future Opportunities for Lead Batteries: A Manufacturer's Perspective
Rainer Wagner, Moll Batterien, Germany

LME Lead Its Relevance to Global Battery Markets
Oliver Nugent, London Metal Exchange, UK

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

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

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.

Keynote: How to Define a Sustainable Battery?
Pat Hayes, The 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 and Qiang Dai, 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?
Steve Clarke, Aqua Metals, USA

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

Friday, 30 June
Session 4: Communications and Reputation Management

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 & Woolf, 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

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

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

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

Middle East Lead and Battery Recycling - Recent Development With Regards to Technology and Environmental Regulations
Salam 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

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