Top decision-makers of battery industry meet at Future Battery Forum

VARTA is founding member of the new event taking place for the first time this year.

Which direction is battery technology heading? Top representatives of the industry will discuss this and other questions at the Future Battery Forum from 10th to 11th December. Founding partners of the event, which takes place for the first time this year, are VARTA, Wacker Neuson Group and Akasol. The platform brings together key industry players, aims to promote international exchange and to answer the most pressing questions about the future. VARTA will be represented in the programme with two keynote speakers.

Due to Corona, the premiere of the Future Battery Forum, "Battery Technologies 2025: Paths to Transformation", will be held digitally. The management conference brings together the most important representatives of the battery technology value chain - from manufacturers to suppliers and users. It is intended to promote international, cross-sector exchange, generate new ideas, create synergies and provide a platform for the discourse on the opportunities and challenges of the future. Already 1000 participants have registered for the event in December.

Rainer Hald, Chief Technology Officer VARTA:
Battery as a Strategic Component for the Future of Europe

With his lecture, Rainer Hald will look at the strategic component of the battery and its increasingly influential role for the technological future of Europe. Hald has been with VARTA for 20 years. Under his leadership, the energy density and production of lithium-ion cells for wearables was significantly increased and expanded.

Gordon Clements, General Manager Solutions VARTA:
Quo Vadis? Technology and Market Outlook for Cell & Battery System Manufacturing in Europe

With his keynote, Gordon Clements gives an outlook for market and technology developments at European cell and battery system manufacturers. He shows how VARTA intends to produce tailor-made energy solutions for a wide range of different device manufacturers in the future. Clements came to VARTA in 2002 and serves as General Manager for VARTA’s Solutions & Storage division.
For the first Future Battery Forum, a limited number of free tickets is available.

Registration can be done via the link.

Gordon Clements, General Manager
Foto: VARTA Microbattery

Rainer Hald, Chief Technology Officer VARTA
Foto: VARTA Microbattery


About VARTA AG
VARTA AG produces and markets a comprehensive battery portfolio, ranging from microbatteries, household batteries, energy storage systems to customer-specific battery solutions for a wide range of applications, and, as a technology leader, sets industry standards in key areas. As the parent company of the Group, it operates in the business segments “Microbatteries & Solutions” and “Household Batteries”.
The “Microbatteries & Solutions” segment focuses on the OEM business for microbatteries as well as on the lithium-ion battery pack business. Through intensive research and development, VARTA sets global standards in the microbattery sector and is a recognized innovation leader in the important growth markets of lithium-ion technology and primary hearing aid batteries. The “Household Batteries” segment comprises the battery business for end customers, including household batteries, rechargeable batteries, chargers, portable power (power banks) and lights as well as energy storage devices. The VARTA AG Group currently employs almost 4,000 people. With five production and manufacturing facilities in Europe and Asia, and distribution centers in Asia, Europe and the USA, VARTA AG’s operating subsidiaries are currently active in over 75 countries worldwide.

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