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Battery Council International to Host Virtual Convention April 27, 2020

Battery Council International (BCI) will host its first-ever virtual convention on Monday, April 27, in lieu of its annual in-person event, the 2020 BCI Convention + Power Mart Expo.


The virtual convention will consist of an engaging and dynamic program featuring five industry speakers, and will offer attendees an opportunity to interact with the content and speakers during a Q&A at the conclusion of each presentation. BCI will also recognize the 2020 Innovation Award winner and entrants during a video presentation.


The impressive lineup of speakers includes:


*            Dr. Marc Zoellner, CEO, HOPPECKE Batteries, Brilon, Germany

*            Dr. Alistair Davidson, Director, Consortium for Battery Innovation, London, England

*            Davis Knauer, East Penn Manufacturing, Co., Lyons Station, Penn.

*            Ray Kubis, Chairman, Gridtential, Santa Clara, Calif.

*            Nicholas Starita, President of the Energy and Industrial Systems Division, Hollingsworth & Vose Co., East Walpole, Mass.


“On behalf of BCI, I’d like to thank our membership for its continued support of our organization,” said Roger Miksad, BCI executive vice president and general counsel. “We look forward to delivering valuable content to members and engaging with our community in a new and innovative forum. In addition to engaging with the members who we will miss seeing at our in-person convention, we hope that others who might not have been able to travel to the convention will join the program.”


BCI is also once again collaborating with industry publication, Batteries International to prepare the annual BCI Yearbook. The Yearbook will be distributed in printed and digital forms following the virtual event. It will feature the full details of the 2020 Innovation Award, a comprehensive update of BCI’s regulatory and lobbying work in 2019 and its strategy for the coming year, and updates on the Advancing Lead Batteries Communications Initiative (ALBCI), as well as plans for the 2020 BCI Environmental, Health and Safety Conference in October 2020.


Standard registration for the 2020 Virtual Convention is $159 for BCI members ($259 for non-members).  Registration is complimentary for attendees who were registered for the 2020 BCI Convention + Power Mart Expo and who transfer their registration to the 2021 BCI Convention + Power Mart Expo, April 25-27 in Naples, FL.


For more information, and to register for the event, visit


About Battery Council International


Battery Council International is the North American trade association representing lead battery manufacturing, supply, recycling and distribution companies. For more information on the association, visit

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