Due to the ongoing and developing situation regarding COVID-19, Event Partners, the show organisers, have made the decision to move Battery Cells & Systems Expo and Vehicle Electrification Expo and their co-located events The Advanced Materials Show and Ceramics UK to 2nd & 3rd December 2020.
Steve Bryan, Managing Director of Event Partners the show organisers says: “Our free events, which were previously scheduled for July are likely to come at a time when the strictest social distancing measures are relaxed in the UK. However, we have taken the decision, in conjunction with our Founding Partners and Advisory Board, that at that time there would be a small risk that the quality of attendees would be compromised. We want to ensure that the industry as a whole retains the confidence they have in us, as the organisers, to deliver a first-class, global celebration in the heart of UK manufacturing, without compromise.”
The show has already received incredible support with attendance confirmed from leading organisations in the industry, including Jaguar Land Rover, Airbus, Arrival, Rolls Royce Aerospace, Bentley, Nissan, Mercedes F1, A123 Systems, Panasonic, Red Bull Racing, Dupont along with the UK Government’s Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps who will be opening the free to attend conferences.
What the industry are saying…
Joe Fisher, Co-Founder & CEO Lithium Werks B.V says “Lithium Werks fully support the decision to move Battery Cells & Systems Expo to December and we look forward to showcasing our world leading Nanophosphate TM powder, cells and modules.”
David Greenwood, Professor, Advanced Propulsion Systems at WMG says “As this global pandemic is brought under control, the need for us to decarbonise transport will be as present as ever – and maybe even more so. I’m looking forward to supporting the Battery Cells and Systems Expo on its revised dates in December, and hope to see you there.”
Sean Appleton, Regional Divisional Sales Manager | Advanced Materials Division | North Europe, at 3M says “3M is looking forward to exhibiting, speaking and connecting with new customers and partners at the shows in December.”
Landon Mertz, CEO of Cerion says “The Advanced Materials Show is an essential part of the product development community – connecting the makers of next generation materials with the creators of sophisticated technologies that leverage them. This new December date will bring the industry together at just the right time, with renewed energy and focus following the challenges of 2020.”
Phil Green, Sales Director, IPS Ceramics Ltd says “IPS Ceramics fully support the decision to move Ceramics UK, The Advanced Materials Show, Battery Cells & System Expo, and Vehicle Electrification Expo to December 2020. In these difficult times, ensuring the safety of our colleagues and our industry is an essential task and it is good to see the show organisers making arrangements which will do exactly that. We shall be exhibiting at the rescheduled show in December and look forward to meeting everyone there.”
William Blythe says “The William Blythe team support the move of the Advanced Materials Show to December and look forward to an even stronger event. After the challenges of 2020, the show will re-energise the industry and provide exceptional opportunities for networking and collaboration”
Battery Cells & Systems Expo will bring together automotive manufacturers, electric utilities, battery system integrators, cell manufacturers and the entire manufacturing supply chain. This will be a highly concentrated two days of networking, lead generation and education featuring the leaders and innovators responsible for shaping the future of this industry.