20 October 2022

08.30 - 09.00

Arrival, coffee and registration

Welcome by the Host

09.00 - 09.10

Welcome remark

Péter Kaderják, Managing Director, Hungarian Battery Association

09.10 - 09.25

Opening speech

The road to success – Hungary at the forefront of the European battery industry

Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, Main Patron of the II. Hungarian Battery Day

09.25 - 09.40

Opening Speech

EU Battery Strategy in light of the current energy crisis

Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President, European Commission

09.40 - 09.50

Keynote Speech

The recent development of the European battery value chain

Thore Sekkenes, European Battery Alliance Program Director

09.50 - 10.00

Keynote Speech

The future of electrification and the importance of energy storage in a climate-neutral EU

Cillian O'Donoghue, Policy Director, EURELECTRIC

10.00 - 10.20

Coffee Break

10.20 - 10.30

Keynote Speech

Integrating renewable energy to the electricity sector

Attila Steiner, State Secretary, Ministry of Technology and Industry

10.30 - 11.20

Rountable Discussion

The role of energy storage in our path to net-zero

As the world transitions to decarbonized energy systems, emerging long-duration energy storage technologies will be critical for supporting the widescale deployment of renewable energy sources. How we can break down barriers and further the adoption of energy storage?

  • Csaba Kiss, Deputy CEO, Chief Generation Officer and Chief Nuclear Officer, MVM Hungarian Electricity Ltd.
  • Richárd Balog, Director of System and Market Operations, MAVIR
  • Péter Horváth, CEO, Dunamenti Power Plant
  • Marcell Szűcs, CEO, Planergy Solutions
  • Csaba Fekete, Business Development Director, ALTEO
  • Róbert Szabó, Director of Smart PV Solutions, Huawei

Patric Clerens, Secretary General, European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE)

11.20 - 11.45

Networking Tea&Coffee

11.45 - 12.35

Roundtable Discussion

Hungarian success stories

As one of the leading manufacturers of battery cells in Europe, Hungary is at the forefront of the European battery revolution, dedicated to expanding and accomplishing even more. Panellists showcase Hungarian success stories on how to increase local added value.

  • Zoltán Póser, former CEO, EDC Debrecen Urban- and Economic Development Centre, Deputy State Secretary, Prime Minister's Office Hungary
  • Zsolt Dobó, Research and Development Expert, Metal Shredder Hungary
  • Attila Bátonyi, General Maganger, Jász-Plasztik Ltd.
  • Sándor Kertész, CEO, Infoware
  • Benjámin Feldmájer, Senior Sustainability Manager, Schneider Electric

Péter Kaderják, Managing Director, Hungarian Battery Association

12.35 - 13.50

Networking Lunch

13.50 - 14.05

Keynote Speech

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

14.05 - 14.20

Keynote Speech

Sustainable battery industry: health and safety challenges battery lifecycle: from production and use to recycling

Tjerk Raske, Head of Marketing Region Europe, Dräger

14.20 - 15.05

Roundtable Discussion

E-mobility: the future of the automotive industry

The electrification of mobility is intertwined with energy storage. EVs will transform the automotive industry and help decarbonize the planet. But how do we get there?

  • Markus Tatzer, CEO, Porsche Holding MOON POWER GmbH
  • Tamás Czikora, Head of Mobility, MOL Group
  • Martin Schuster, Vice President Battery Cell and Cell Module, BMW
  • Balázs Szilágyi, senior government relations manager, CATL
  • Charles Wassen, Country General Manager, Dana

Aleksander Rajch, Vice-President, Polish Alternative Fuels Association

15.05 - 15.35

Networking Tea&Coffee

15.35 - 15.50

Keynote Speech

The impact of the proposed new European battery regulatory framework on the Hungarian market

Ákos Nagy, Senior Counsel, Kinstellar

15.50 - 16.35

Roundtable Discussion

Regional outlook

Our region is an integral part of the electrification trend in the European automotive industry. Experts from around the CEE region discuss resources and innovations in the CEE battery market.

  • Patrik Krizansky, Director, Slovak Electric Vehicle Association
  • Aleksander Rajch, Vice-President, Polish Alternative Fuels Association
  • Dóra Fazekas, Managing Director, Budapest office, Cambridge Econometrics

Claudia Patricolo, Editor-in-chief, CEENERGYNEWS


Closing Remarks

Péter Kaderják, Managing Director, Hungarian Battery Association


Networking Reception

Liz and Chain Sky Lounge