EUROBAT Forum 2022

After an absence of two years, EUROBAT is thrilled to move back to an “in person” Forum event!


The EUROBAT Forum is the annual event of our association, where we host more than 100 key stakeholders, including senior executives from the battery industry, policy-makers, NGO representatives and other stakeholders.


The European battery industry finds itself today at a critical crossroads.

Key EU legislative files are currently being debated, including the European Commission’s proposal for a Batteries Regulation. At the same time, there are other Green Deal policies on the table, such as the Waste Shipment Regulation and the Industrial Emissions Directive, among others.

These files will drive our industry in terms of energy efficiency, sustainability and decarbonisation, while we develop further the industrial eco-system of automotive and industrial batteries in Europe.

These developments also come at a time when Europe and the European industry have to deal with the impact of the Russian war against Ukraine. Will this have an impact on the roll-out of the Green Deal? What will it mean for energy security in the EU? Could it jeopardise the supply of battery raw materials?

These and other questions will be answered in Brussels on 24 June during our 3 expert sessions on State of the Industry, Sustainability and Raw Materials and Innovation!

We are also pleased to present a strong line-up of speakers from high level organisations, including the European Commission (DG Energy, DG Grow and DG RTD), battery market analysts, and industry association representatives.

For more details, we kindly refer you to the below overview.

Official welcome dinner for registered members is scheduled at the stunning “Train World”, Brussels, on Thursday 23 June at 19.00.

Registration is via this link (free participation for trade associations, media, policy-makers and government officials).

  • EUROBAT Regular Member: €850 for the first paid participant and €600 for each additional participant
  • EUROBAT Associate Member: One free place per company, €750 per participant thereafter
  • Non Member: €550 per participant


Register Here

Hotel Room Bookings: A limited number of rooms are guaranteed at the Renaissance Hotel in Brussels

Available until 8 May: €195 per room per night, single occupancy, including breakfast, but excluding €4.24 city taxes. +€10 for double occupancy.

Participants are responsible for their own room booking via this link.


09.00-09.15 Opening words

  • Marc Zoellner, EUROBAT President

09.15-10.30 Session I – State of the Industry

  • Wolfgang Bernhart, Senior Partner Automotive, Roland Berger: Battery market developments
  • Petr Dolejsi, Mobility & Sustainable Transport Director ACEA: Decarbonization policies of the automotive sector
  • Gonzalo Fernández Costa, EU Commission, European Commission, DG ENER, Unit B4 : ‎Security of supply and energy storage
  • Derek Cutler, Chief Economist, EBP: EUROBAT-ILA Socio-economic impact report for lead and lead batteries
  • Panel discussion

10.30-10.45 Coffee Break

10.45 -12.00 Session II: Policy context - sustainability & raw materials

  • Peter Handley, Head of Unit on raw materials, EU Commission - DG Grow: Security of raw materials supply
  • Violaine Verougstraete, Chemicals Management Director, EUROMETAUX: The impact of chemicals policy/Industrial Emissions Directive on battery metals
  • Valerie Plainemaison, Secretary-General, European Waste Management Association: The views of the waste management industry’ on the Batteries Regulation
  • Adrian von Mühlenen, PO Digital Material Passport Catena-X, BASF: Digital battery passport
  • Panel discussion

12.00-12.30 Break with refreshments

12.30-13.45 Session III: Innovation

  • Christian Rosenkranz, Vice President Industry & Governmental Affairs CLARIOS EMEA: EUROBAT Innovation Roadmap 2030‎
  • Philippe Froissard, Head of the “Future Urban & Mobility Systems” Unit, EU Commission DG RTD: Battery innovation policy
  • Heiner Hans Heimes, Executive Chief Engineer, PEM of RWTH Aachen University“ : The battery value chain in Europe – Innovations and key players
  • Florian Degen, Division Director 'Strategy and Corporate Development', Fraunhofer-Einrichtung Forschungsfertigung Batteriezelle FFB: Fraunhofer Research Institution for Battery Cell Production FFB - A unique initiative to strengthen Europe
  • Panel discussion


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