NAATBatt 2017 Annual Meeting & Conference
March 14-16, 2017
Litchfield Park (Phoenix), Arizona
The NAATBatt 2017 Annual Meeting & Conference will be held on March 14-16, 2017, at The Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park, Arizona, just outside of Phoenix. This will be the seventh annual meeting of NAATBatt International, a trade association of advanced battery makers and users dedicated to supporting the commercialization of new electrochemical energy storage technology. The meeting and conference is open to members and non-members.
Day 1, March 14, is Markets Day. The Markets Day program includes presentations by the top battery industry analysts in the world about different sectors of the battery market and where the opportunities for different battery technologies may be in those sectors. Running concurrently with the Markets Day program is the special Workshop on Intellectual Property Issues in Battery Technology. The workshop, a first-of-its-kind program for attorneys, IP professionals and technology scouts, can be registered for separately or as an add-on to the NAATBatt 2017 program.
Day 2, March 15, is New Technologies Day. New Technologies Day includes the Federal Battery Licensing Forum, presentations by the leading national laboratories in the United States about battery technologies they have developed that are available for license by private industry. The U.S. federal government owns one of the most extensive portfolios of battery technology in the world–and what it contains is not well-appreciated by industry. The Forum offers private industry a unique opportunity to see what is in the federal battery technology portfolio and to license it for commercial use.
New Technologies Day includes the Energy Storage Innovation Summit, which is now in its third year. A committee of NAATBatt member firms each year selects 10 new technologies to highlight at the Summit, each of which must have the potential to transform the market and each of which must currently be available for license or purchase. No research projects or pie-in-the-sky allowed.
New Technologies Day also includes a panel of industry veterans talking about the impact of several new technologies on the battery business and a panel of Wall Street veterans talking about the capital markets’ view of advanced batteries in 2017. The day concludes with a talk about the future of battery technology beyond lithium-ion by two of the most distinguished battery scientists in the world and a Gala Dinner and industry awards ceremony.
Day 3, March 16, is Emerging Issues Day. The program on Emerging Issues Day will discuss the state of energy materials markets, such as lithium, nickel, and cobalt, and their possible future impact on battery prices and markets. Day 3 will also focus on the important topic of extreme fast and inductive charging for electric vehicles. The prospects for these technologies and their impact on battery and grid design will be explored.
The meeting includes plenty of breaks, first-class meals and networking receptions at the beautiful and historic Wigwam resort. The Advanced Battery Golf & Tennis Tournament on March 13, and the Spouses/Companion program offer unparalleled opportunities for executives to reaffirm old and build new personal relationships within the industry on which successful business relationships are built.
Building business relationships and doing deals is what NAATBatt meetings are all about. Join us in Phoenix and see how NAATBatt can help your company prosper in the exciting and rapidly changing advanced battery industry.
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