Final Agenda Now Available

For 17 years the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference has attracted international thought leaders and battery technologists from major automobile makers and their suppliers to discuss key issues impacting the technology and market of advanced vehicles and the batteries that will power them. As the electric vehicle market expands amid increasing pressure from looming regulatory deadlines, the need to develop batteries with better performance and lower cost has never been stronger. AABC provides an invaluable opportunity to delve into these challenges, discuss breakthroughs and best practices, and learn from the researchers and engineers who are bringing these technologies forward to consumers. 


R&D Symposia

June 19-20







Raw Materials  

Conference Tracks

June 21-22




Lead Based  


» Lead-Based Battery Technological Advances & New Applications

» Get Informed of the Challenges and Prospects of Supplying Raw Materials to the Fast-Growing xEV-Battery Industry

» Network with Battery Technologists from More than a Dozen Top Automotive OEMs


» Assessment of the Current xEV & xEV-Battery Markets and Future Trends

» xEV-Battery Technology Updates [Beijing EV, BMW, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford, GM, Honda, Toyota]

» Battery Safety Testing: Materials, Cells, Packs, and In-Vehicle

» Global Automotive Cell Manufacturing Costs & Considerations

» Beyond Lithium Ion – Solid-State Systems and Li Metal Challenges & Opportunities

Plenary Keynote Session: xEV and xEV-Battery Market

Michael LordMeeting ZEV and Customer Requirements

Michael Lord, Executive Engineer, Product Regulatory Affairs/Environmental Regulation, Toyota Motor North America

Mike McCarthyCalifornia CO2 Reduction Targets

Mike McCarthy, CTO, ECARS, California Air Resources Board

Mark LuThe Continuously Evolving Status of the Chinese xEV Market, and a Strategic Analysis of the Top Battery Companies

Mark Lu, Certified Senior Industrial Analyst, Industrial Economics & Knowledge Center, Industrial Technology Research Institute

Robert BienenfeldxEV Technologies to Reach ZEV Targets and Lower Fuel Consumption

Robert Bienenfeld, Assistant Vice President, Environment & Energy Strategy, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

Menahem AndermanxEV Expansion by World Region

Menahem Anderman, Ph.D., President, Total Battery Consulting, Inc.

Sachiya InagakiPresent Status and Future Trend of LiB Cell and Material Market – How Manufacturers in Each Country/Region Should Do Business

Sachiya Inagaki, General Manager, Industrial Technology Unit, Yano Research Institute, Ltd.

ABC Testimonial Video

“Not just the hype you sometimes get in purely research conferences.”

- Stanley Whittingham, Ph.D., Binghamton University

“It’s really the whole ecosystem of the battery world. We find it extremely valuable.”

- Ted Miller, Ford Motor Company

“It’s a great conference; it has a super-high bandwidth. You can learn a lot about what’s going on in the industry today.”

- Mark Verbrugge, Ph.D., General Motors R&D Center

Thank you for visiting our website for AABC in San Francisco. I invite you to review the Final Agenda, and if you are interested in attending, to register by May 12 to benefit from the early rates.

- Menahem Anderman, Conference Chair

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