Free digital event set to inspire constructive discussions across the battery, vehicle electrification, advanced material and ceramics industries. 

Our four day programme provides an interactive platform for lively sessions facilitated by top-flight speakers, with the conversation focused on the technological and commercial barriers or opportunities facing your business today.

Using the AI-powered networking and content delivery platform Grip, you can access numerous live panel discussions, join roundtable sessions and host meetings from the comfort and safety of your own home.

Why attend


  • Interactive live sessions and Q&A opportunities – have your questions answered and move your business forward in 2021
  • Listen to top flight speakers addressing the complex changes affecting your industry and supply chain – including COVID-19, Sustainability and Brexit
  • Technical sessions that focus on specific R&D challenges or opportunities with guidance and open discussion from leading experts
  • Lively interview sessions between our hosts and industry luminaries
  • Bespoke networking opportunities, we will ensure that you still have the chance to meet and have great conversations with the rest of the industry!



Louise Scott
Automotive Unit, Department for Business at Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Martin Dowson
Head of Battery Systems Engineering & Research at WMG, University of Warwick

Philippa Oldham
Stakeholder Engagement Director at Advanced Propulsion Centre

David Merriman
Manager ‑ Battery & Electric Vehicle Materials at Roskill

David Hawke CEng MIET
Principal Engineer - Electric Machines & Power Electronics at Ricardo

David Watts
Senior Consultant at Arval UK

Natasha Patel
Director at Baringa Partners

David Thackray
Director at Tevva

John Tinson
VP Sales & Marketing at Ilika

Dr Jyoti Ahuja
Faraday Research Fellow and Visiting Lecturer, Birmingham Law School at University of Birmingham

Wesley Thibault
Director of Mechanical Engineering at Romeo Power

Dr Anna Wise
Head of Battery Technology - Faraday Battery Challenge at Innovate UK, part of UKRI

Gavin Harper
Faraday Institution Research Fellow at University of Birmingham

Mustafa Yusein
Technical Project Leader, New Power Business Unit at Cummins Inc

Dr Doğan Özkaya
Senior Principle Scientist at Johnson Matthey Technology Centre

Vaneet Kumar
General Manager, Global Battery Solution Product Division at SVOLT Energy Technology Co. Ltd.

Francisco Carranza Sierra
Managing Director at Nissan Energy

Dr. Thomas Werninghaus
Senior Business Development Manager, FC Division at Kyocera

Elena Molena
Battery Application Engineer at BorgWarner

Martin Wood
Supply Chain Specialist at Department for International Trade

Dr. Ulderico Ulissi
Battery Research Engineer at Nissan Technical Centre Europe

Dr. Dee Strand
Chief Scientific Officer at Wildcat Technologies

Simon Shepherd
Director – Centre for Low Carbon Propulsion Systems (C-ALPS) at Institute for Future Transport & Cities

Isobel Sheldon
Chief Strategy Officer at Britishvolt

Dr. Mahdokht Shainbani
Research Fellow at Monash University

Craig Rigby
VP Technology at Clarios

Dave OudeNijeweme
Head of Technology Trends at Advanced Propulsion Centre

Steve Nesbitt FIET
Chief Technologist, Technology Strategy at The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC)

Jacqui Murray
Deputy Challenge Director – Faraday Battery Challenge at Innovate UK at Innovate UK, part of UKRI

Dr. Michelle Lynch FRSC
Director at Enabled Future

Dr Sébastien Liatard
Principal Scientist at Oxis Energy

Professor Emma Kendrick
Chair of Energy Materials, Metallurgy and Materials at University of Birmingham

Stephen Gifford
Chief Economist at Faraday Institution

Bob Gaylen
Senior Strategic Consultant & Advisor at Galyen Energy

Alex Tylee Birdsall
Managing Director at Tylee Consulting

Dr. Wolfgang Bernhardt
Senior Partner - Automotive at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants

Roger Atkins
Founder and Managing Director at Electric Vehicles Outlook

Dr. Mike Bassett
Chief Engineer - Research & Advanced Engineering at MAHLE Powertrain

David Hudson
Head of Vehicle and Powertrain Engineering at Tata Motors (TMETC)








The platform will open on November 30th ahead of the event starting on the 1st December. We will send you a reminder once it is live with a link to the login area and a reminder of your login details.