BCI Convention + Power Mart Expo May 1-4, 2022 Naples Grande Beach Resort Naples, FL

Schedule of Events

Schedule subject to change.

Saturday, April 30

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration Desk Open   
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
President's Reception (by invitation only) 

Sunday, May 1

9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Registration Desk Open  
12:30 p.m.
Golf Tournament - Shotgun Start
Sponsored by ENTEK
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Opening Reception
Sponsored by BCI Supplier Members

Monday, May 2

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration Desk Open
7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Morning Coffee
8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Roger Miksad | BCI Executive Vice President
Chris Pruitt | BCI President, CEO and President, East Penn Manufacturing Co.
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Innovation Award Presentation
Chris Pruitt | BCI President, CEO and President, East Penn Manufacturing Co.
9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Coffee Break & Meet the Experts
10:50 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
BCI Regulatory and Advocacy Update
Roger Miksad | BCI Executive Vice President
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Meet the Experts
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Power Mart Expo
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch in Power Mart Expo
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Women in the Global Battery Industry (WGBI) Meeting (WGBI members only)
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Women in the Global Battery Industry (WGBI) Networking Reception (open to non-WGBI members)
Sponsored by C+D Technologies/Trojan Battery Company and Hollingsworth & Vose

Tuesday, May 3

7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Registration Desk Open
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Morning Coffee
8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
BCI Amplify Award Presentation
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Keynote Presentation: Accurately Prepare for Tomorrow
Alan Beaulieu  | Principal, ITR Economics
9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Coffee Break & Meet the Experts
10:50 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.
The Role of Lead Acid Technology in the Future Automotive Battery Landscape
Jay Hwang | Senior Analyst, Supply Chain & Technology, Automotive, IHS Markit
11:25 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
People Power for Lead Batteries: Get Involved. Get Engaged. Get Active.
Lisa Dry | Vice President, Strategic Communications, BCI
Melissa Floyd | Vice President, Corporate Communications, Stryten Energy
Deena Grabowski | Director, Corporate Communications, North America, Club Assist
Charles Cooper | Managing Director, Signal Group
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch on Own

General Session Track

1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Industrial Batteries Forecast
Nick Starita | President of the Energy Solutions
Div., Hollingsworth & Vose Co.
2:20 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.
Lead Market Analysis Review
Farid Ahmed | Principal Analyst  Lead Markets,​ Wood Mackenzie
3:10 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Transportation Batteries - Global Outlook  to  2026
Rebecca Conway | Senior Director, Marketing & Technical Services, Clarios

BCI Technology and Innovation Summit

1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Future Requirements for Energy Storage in Automotive
Bob Gruenstern | Interstate Batteries and BCI Technical Advisor
Pete Stanislawczyk | Senior Vice President, Transportation Division, East Penn Manufacturing Co.
Jennifer Slater | Vice President & General Manager, Global Original Equipment and Products, Clarios
2:20 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.
Future Requirements for Recharging Energy Storage
Steve Baxley | Manager, Renewables, Storage and Distributed R&D, Southern Co.
3:10 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Energy Storage Grand Challenge R&D Framework Applied to Lead Batteries
Patrick Balducci | Manager, Power Systems and Markets Research Group, Argonne National Laboratory
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Meet the Experts
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 4

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast Honoring Quarter Century Club Members (By Invitation)

BCI Technology and Innovation Summit

9:00 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.
9:40 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
10:20 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.
Coffee Break & Meet the Experts
 
10:40 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
Controls and System Design
Scott Manson | Technology Director, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL)
11:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Roundtable Discussion: Defining the Industry Position – How Does This Lead to Industry Growth?
Jay Frankhouser | EnerSys
Dr. Tim Ellis | American Battery Research Group (ABRG)
Mike Judd | President and Chief Operating Officer, Stryten Energy
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Meet the Experts