26 October 2023

08.30 - 09.00

Arrival, coffee and registration

Welcome by the Host

09.00 - 09.05

Welcome remark

Péter Kaderják, Managing Director, Hungarian Battery Association

09.05 - 09.25

Opening speech

Hungary at the forefront of the European battery industry

Márton Nagy, Minister for Economic Development of Hungary

09.25 - 09.35

Keynote Speech

Europe's policy initiatives to preserve its competitiveness in the battery sector

Representative of DG GROW, European Commission

09.35 - 09.45

Keynote Speech

The development of the European battery value chain

Thore Sekkenes, European Battery Alliance Program Director

09.45 - 09.55

Keynote Speech

Hungary’s position in the global battery industry: an overview of the key investments of the past year

István Joó, CEO, Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency; Government Commissioner for Investment Promotion and Implementation of Large FDI Projects

09.55 - 10.05

Keynote Speech

Technology frontiers and European operations of CATL

Jason Chen, General Manager, Operations CATL Europe

10.05 - 10.30

Networking Coffee Break

10.30 - 11.10

Rountable Discussion

The developing European regulatory framework for the battery industry

  • Jacopo Tosoni, Head of Policy, European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE)
  • Rene Schroeder, Executive Director, Eurobat
  • Ákos Nagy, Senior Counsel, Kinstellar
  • Bernadett Papp, Head of Market Analysis, Pact Capital
  • Representative of DG GROW, European Commission

Balázs Szilágyi, Senior Public Affairs Manager, CATL

11.10 -11.25

Keynote Speech

Battery industry developments in North America after the Inflation Reduction Act and the future of EU-Asia cooperation in the battery field

Bob L. Galyen, SAE International Fellow and Battery Standards Steering Committee Chairman, NAATBatt International Chairman Emeritus and CTO

11.25 -11.35

Keynote Speech

The Hungarian government’s plan to promote network-related battery investments

Viktor Horváth, Deputy State Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Hungary

11.35 - 12.10

Roundtable Discussion

Grid-integrated and market-based energy storage investment support schemes in Hungary

  • Viktor Horváth, Deputy State Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Hungary
  • Stavros Skarlis, Senior Analyst, Aurora Energy Research
  • Péter Horváth, CEO, Dunamenti Power Plant, MET Group
  • Dr. Attila Aszódi, Full Professor, Institute of Nuclear Techniques, Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Pál Ságvári, Vice President, Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority

12.10 - 12.20

Keynote Speech

Global outlook for battery recycling

Mina Ha, Senior Research Analyst, Rho Motion

12.20 - 12.50

Roundtable Discussion

Perspectives for developing the battery recycling industry in Central and South-East Europe

  • Mina Ha, Senior Research Analyst, Rho Motion
  • Péter Vermes, General Manager, Éltex
  • Dimitrios Koufos, Head of Sustainable Business, Industry, Agribusiness and Commerce (ICA), EBRD
  • Péter Györkös, Product and Value Stream Director, Urban Mining, MOHU MOL Hulladékgazdálkodási Zrt.
  • SungEel Hitech

Ilka von Dalwigk, Senior Technology and Policy Expert, EIT Innoenergy

12.50 - 14.00

Networking Lunch

14.00 - 14:10

Keynote Speech

The future of battery technology

Keith Gough, CEO, SunSynk Limited

14.10 - 14.50

Roundtable Discussion

Opportunities for Hungarian and European suppliers in the Hungarian battery industry landscape and scope for regional cooperation

  • Ádám Nagy, Deputy State Secretary for Industry Affairs, Ministry for Economic Development of Hungary
  • Andrea D’Alessandro, Managing Director, UniCredit Bank Hungary
  • Tamás Bakos, Regional General Manager CT Central South Europe, Atlas Copco
  • Nemanja Mikac, CEO, ElevenEs
  • Uwe Seidel, Senior Consultant, VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik; Project Manager, Battery IPCEI EuBatIn

Ákos Dervalics, Manufacturers and Suppliers Working Group Leader, Hungarian Battery Association; Country Manager, InnoEnergy in Hungary

14.50 - 15.00

Presentation of the Hungarian Battery Association's competence map

15.00 - 15.45

Roundtable Discussion

Battery-related R&D&I in Hungary: the future perspective

  • Dr. Robert Dominko, Research Professor, National Institue of Chemistry; Associate professor, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Fabrice Stassin, Working Group Chair for Advanced Materials, Batteries Europe; Director Government Affairs Electromobility Projects, Umicore;
  • László Lengyel, Vice President, National Research, Development and Innovation Office

Róbert Kun, Research Development Innovation Group Leader, Hungarian Battery Association; Research Group Leader, HUN-REN Research Centre for Natural Sciences

15.45 - 16.10

Networking Coffee Break


Roundtable Discussion

Future of E-mobility


Training and skills for the Hungarian battery industry

  • Róbert Kun, Research Group Leader, Hungarian Battery Association; Associate Professor, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • Fruzsina Csonka, Business Development Manager, EIT InnoEnergy in Central Europe

Closing Remarks

Péter Kaderják, Managing Director, Hungarian Battery Association


Networking Reception