The EUROBAT Forum is the annual event of the EUROBAT association, bringing together more than 100 key European battery industry stakeholders, inlcuding senior company executives, policy-makers, association and NGO representatives and more. In 2023 the two-day event will take place in Madrid.

Our partner Juan Castro, from the Circular Economy area from CARTIF will take part on this event. On 7th june, Juan will participate on a session called “Sustainability as a competitive edge: enabling sustainable batteries” where he is going to talk about FREE4LIB project.

Agenda of the event

6th June (Meetings only for members)

7th June

8:30 – 9:30 Registrations

9:30 – 10:10 Opening speeches

>Marc Zoellner; EUROBAT President

>Secretary of State for Energy

10:10 – 11:25 Session I: The critical contribution of battery energy storage to Europe´s energy indpendence

>Andreas Jossen; Professor, TUM (Technical University of Munich)

>Luis Marquina; President , AEPIBAL (Asociación Empresarial de Pilas, Baterías y Almacenamiento Energético)

>Debi Prasad Dash; Executive Director, IESA (India Energy Storage Allianca)

11:25 – 11:45 Coffee break

11:45 – 13:00 Session II: The Critical Raw Materials Act: ensuring raw materials supply to the EU

>Louis Maréchal; Senior advisor, OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)

>Elisabeth Prieto Strobl ; EU Policy Advisor, CRM Alliance (Critical Raw Materials Alliance)

>William Adams; Head of Commodity Markets Research, Fastmarkets

>Michael Blakeney; Head of Government and Public Affairs, Cobalt Institute

13:00 – 13:45 Lunch break

13:45 – 15:00 Session III: Sustainability as a competitive edge: enabling sustainable batteries

>Aurel Ciobanu Dordea; Director DG ENV (Directorate-General for Environment), European Commission

>Juan Castro Bustamante; Circular economy researcher, CARTIF Technology Centre

>Mark Mistry; Senior public policy manager, Nickel Institute

15:00 – 16:15 Session IV: The role of batteries en route towards zero emission mobility

>Arturo Pérez de Lucía Gonzáles; General director, AEDIVE (Asociación Empresarial para el Desarrollo e Impulso de la Movilidad Eléctrica)

>Christophe Pillot; Director, AVICENNE Energy

>Rodolfo Occari; Board Member, FEM (European Materials Handling Federation)

16:15 – 16:45 Networking cocktail




Jun 06 - 07 2023