06.06.2023 - 07.06.2023 Madrid, Spain

EUROBAT General Assembly and Forum


The EUROBAT Forum is the annual event of our association, bringing together more than 100 key European battery industry stakeholders, including senior company executives, policy-makers, association and NGO representatives and more.

In 2023, the two-day event will take place in Madrid.
Venue: hotel Melia Princesa
EUROBAT members can use this reservation link to book hotel rooms.










6 June

  • EUROBAT Cluster Sessions (members only)
  • Associate Member meeting (members only)
  • General Assembly (members only)
  • Official Dinner: Casino de Madrid (all registered guests)

7 June - EUROBAT Forum (all registered guests)

08.30-09:30 Registrations
09.30-10.10 Opening speeches

  • Marc Zoellner – EUROBAT President
  • Empar Martínez Bonafé - Deputy Regional Minister, Government of Valencia
10.10-11.25 Session I: The critical contribution of battery energy storage to Europe’s energy independence

  • Luis Marquina – President, AEPIBAL (Asociación Empresarial de Pilas, Baterías y Almacenamiento Energético)
  • Debi Prasad Dash – Executive Director, IESA (India Energy Storage Alliance)
  • Joseph Cilia – Chairman, ABERTAX TECHNOLOGIES

Panel discussion

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
  • Mike Blakeney – Head of Government and Public Affairs, Cobalt Institute

Panel discussion

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
  • Mina Ha – Senior Research Analyst, Rho Motion

Panel discussion

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)

Panel discussion

16.15-16.45 Networking cocktail (optional)





Gold Sponsor




Silver Sponsor