INTERCONTINENTAL
BUDAPEST

HUNGARIAN
BATTERY DAY

SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

THE EVENT

The Hungarian Battery Day takes place on the 30 September 2021 in Budapest/Hungary

The Hungarian Battery Day is to date the most comprehensive international conference for reviewing the opportunities and challenges faced by the stakeholders of the fast developing Hungarian battery industry. This exclusive event will launch a new government action plan to develop the Hungarian battery value chain in the context of Hungary’s 2050 net zero climate objective. The conference will discuss the implementation challenges of the action plan by bringing together high level policymakers, leading industrial partners and quality academic institutions. The event will be a unique opportunity to extend your network in this exciting, future oriented industry.
The Hungarian Battery Day is organised in cooperation with Hotel Intercontinental Budapest to ensure the highest level of service & safety measures in the current pandemic of Covid 19. Hotel Intercontinental Budapest is the first Hotel in Budapest that has received the “Covid 19 Kontroll Plusz” accreditation.

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The language of the conference is English.

where?

InterContinental Budapest
Budapest, Apáczai Csere János u. 12-14.

when?

September 30, 2021

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ABOUT THE EVENT 

Outstanding topics of the Hungarian Battery Day Agenda: new government action plan do develop the Hungarian battery value chain - challenges and opportunities posed by the upcoming EU Battery Regulation for industry stakeholders - "invented vs. made in Hungary"- key to success in developing the Hungarian battery value chain - mitigating import dependence on critical raw materials for batteries - world class automotive and battery industries in Hungary as mutually reinforcing stories

INTERCONTINENTAL BUDAPEST
HUNGARIAN BATTERY DAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

09:00-09:30

Arrive at venue

09:30-09:45

Guests arrive – President Zoltán Birkner (National Research, development and Innovation Office) welcomes Plenary session speakers

09:45-10:00

Morning coffee break

10:00-11:00

Plenary session

10:00-10:05

Opening by Mr. Attila Steiner, State Secretary for the Development of Circular Economy, Energy and Climate Policy, MIT, Hungary

10:05-10:20

Welcome message (online) by Mr. Maros Sefcovic, Vice-president, Commissioner for Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight, European Commission

10:20-10:30

Introduction and welcome by EIT InnoEnergy Mr. Diego Pavia, CEO, EIT InnoEnergy

10:30-10:40

Utilisation of batteries in active power management – by Mr. András Biczók, Chairman and CEO, MAVIR Hungarian Transmission System Operator

10:40-10:50

The Landscape of RDI Programmes - How To Promote Innovation in Energy? - by Dr. István Szabó, Vice President for Scientific and International Affairs, National Research, development and Innovation Office

10:50-11:05

The future cooperation of the European Battery Alliance and the Hungarian Battery Alliance – by Dr. Péter Kaderják, Head of Zero Carbon Hub, Budapest University of Technology and Economics & MIT and Mr. Thore Sekkenes, EBA, EIT InnoEnergy

11:05-11:30

Coffee break

11:30-13:40

Professional session I.

11:30-12:30

Roundtable: Regulatory framework and policies supporting the growth of a European Battery industry

Roundtable talk: a supportive regulatory framework for a competitive and sustainable energy industry in Europe

Moderator: Dr. Andrea Kondorosi (Ministry for Innovation and Technology)

Introductory presentation: Mr. Thore Sekkenes, EBA, EIT InnoEnergy

Roundtable participants (TBC)

Mr. Balázs Fábián, Managing Director, VIDEOTON Battery Technologies Kft.

Mr. Zsolt Jamniczky, Member of the Board of Directors, E.ON Hungária Zrt

Mr. Hongbum Shin, Finance Director, Samsung SDI Magyarország Zrt.

Mr. Sebastian Pohlmann, Vice President Automotive & Business Development, Skeleton Technologies

12:30-12:50

The Hungarian Battery Industry Strategy 2030 – keynote address by Prof. Dr. László Palkovics, Minister for Innovation and Technology, Hungary

12:50-13:40

Innovation roundtable

Roundtable talk: “invented VS. made in Hungary” What is the key to success in developing the Hungarian battery value chain?

Moderator: Mr. Ákos Dervalics, EIT InnoEnergy HUB Hungary

Introductory presentation: Dr. István Szászi, Representative of the Bosch Group in Hungary and the Adriatic region

Roundtable participants (TBC)

Dr. István Szabó, Vice President for Scientific and International Affairs, National Research, Development and Innovation Office

Mr. Johan Soderbom, EIT InnoEnergy

Mr. István Magyar, Chief Operating Officer, Tungsram Operations Kft.

Mr. Sándor Kertész, CEO, Infoware Zrt.

13:40-14:40

Lunch

14:40-16:40

Parallel session

International business matchmaking of participating organisations

14:40-16:40

Professional session II.

14:40-15:00

Keynote address (online) – The Role of Critical Minerals in Clean Energy Transitions – by Mr. Tae-Yoon Kim, International Energy Agency

15:00-15:50

Raw materials roundtable

Roundtable talk: how to mitigate import dependence on critical raw materials for batteries?

Moderator: Dr. Róbert Kun, Eötvös Loránd Research Institute

Introductory presentation: Ms. Ilka von Dalwigk, EIT InnoEnergy

Roundtable participants (TBC)

Mr. Thore Sekkenes, EBA, EIT InnoEnergy

Dr. György Falus, Head of department, Mining and Geological Survey of Hungary

Dr. Róbert Auer, University of Pannonia

Prof. Dr. Béla Viskolcz, University of Miskolc

15:50-16:40

E-mobility roundtable

Roundtable talk: world class automotive and battery industries in Hungary: parallel or mutually reinforcing stories?

Moderator: Dr. Balázs Felsmann,  Corvinus University of Budapest

Introductory presentation: Mr. László Urbán, Deputy CEO, Magyar Suzuki Corp.

Roundtable participants (TBC)

Dr. Ádám Nagy, Deputy State Secretary for Economic Development, Ministry for Innovation and Technology

Mr. Zsolt Bertalan, Director for Technology and innovation, MVM Zrt.

Mr. Mihály Nagypál, Deputy CEO, ITK Holding Zrt.

Mr. Barna Hanula, Dean, University of Győr.

Re-skilling, up-skilling –EIT InnoEnergy – EBA announcement

16:40

Closing of the international conference

Matchmaking in a separate room will be available. Timing: 13.40 – 16.40 in 20 min slots!

SPEAKERS

PROF. DR. LÁSZLÓ PALKOVICS

Minister for Innovation and Technology of Hungary
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ATTILA STEINER

State Secretary for the Development of Circular Economy, Energy and Climate Policy, Ministry for Innovation and Technology, Hungary.
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DR. PÉTER KADERJÁK

Dr. Péter Kaderják, PhD in Business Administration has a long standing academic and decision making experience in the fields of energy sector regulation and energy- and climate policy.
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DIEGO PAVIA

Chief Executive Officer at EIT InnoEnergy

THORE SEKKENES

EBA 250 Programme Director Industry
European Battery Alliance
InnoEnergy Scandinavia
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ANDRÁS BICZÓK

CEO and Chairman of Board of Directors of MAVIR Ltd.

ISTVÁN SZABÓ PhD.

Vice president for science and international affairs at the National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NRDIO), Hungary.
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ZSOLT BERTALAN

Chief Technology Innovation Officer - MVM Hungarian Electricity Ltd
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DR. ISTVÁN SZÁSZI

Representative of the Bosch Group in Hungary and the Adriatic region

BALÁZS FÁBIÁN

He is the chairman of the Somogy Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s ethics committee since 2020.

ZSOLT JAMNICZKY

Member of the Board at E.ON Hungária Zrt.
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DR. LÁSZLÓ ISTVÁN URBÁN

Financial economist, automotive leader
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ÁKOS DERVALICS

Electrical engineer specialized in grids and holds an MBA in finance, CEO of SC Energy LLC, HUB manager of EIT InnoEnergy.
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ILKA VON DALWIGK

Ilka von Dalwigk is a senior technology and policy expert, keen on shaping and operationalizing policy visions into concrete actions and recommendations.
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JOHAN SÖDERBOM

Johan Söderbom has been active in the energy sector for 25 years mainly working with R&D for the electricity system.
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DR. ROBERT KUN

Senior research fellow, research group leader associate professor

DR. ÁDÁM NAGY

Deputy State Secretary of Industry Strategies and Regulatory Affairs
Ministry for Innovation and Technology
Hungary

BÉLA VISKOLCZ

Professor at the University of Miskolc

BALÁZS FELSMANN

Head of the Department of Management and Strategy at the Corvinus University of Budapest, and member of the staff of the REKK Regional Centre fo Energy Policy Research.

DR. SEBASTIAN POHLMANN

VP Automotive & Business Development
Skeleton Technologies Group

ANDREA KONDOROSI LL.M.

Graduated as a lawyer in 2008, passed bar exam and obtained postgraduate degrees in environment protection law and competition law.

ISTVÁN MAGYAR

COO Tungsram Group, Components & Services Business Unit Leader at Tungsram Operations Kft.

GYÖRGY FALUS

Leads the Survey’s research project on the assessment of subsurface hydrogen storage potential in Hungary.

SÁNDOR KERTÉSZ

CEO of INFOWARE Zrt. since 1997.
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DR. BARNA HANULA

Dr. Barna Hanula is the dean of the Audi Hungaria Faculty of Vehicle Engineering of the University of Győr in Hungary.

HOT TOPICS

Green transition and the battery industry

What role does battery technology play in the green transition of the Hungarian economy? What is the strategy of the Hungarian Government to simultaneously promote green transition and the development of a competitive and innovative battery industry? What is the European context of the Hungarian battery strategy?

Learn about the local players

How does the Hungarian battery industry look like? Who are the major players? How do local companies see the challenges of the coming years?

Learn about local regulations

What should you know about entering the Hungarian battery market? How does the regulatory framework look like? What kind of entry barriers should you care about and what kind of government support you might expect?

Learn about the perspective for battery use cases

What are the most important use cases for battery products in Hungary? Who are the key prospective customers? What about developments in e-mobility? What role do batteries can play in the Hungarian energy industry?

Use networking opportunities!

If You would like to meet Your competitors face to face, if You are interested in getting acquainted with the decision makers and main stakeholders, if You are building a business network and looking for partners then this event is a must to attend.

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