Battery experts drive change at Sydney conference

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Lithium battery experts from around the world were meeting in Sydney this week to explore the role the technology can play in mitigating climate change. 

Marking the first time the conference is being held in Australia, the 21st International Meeting on Lithium Batteries (IMLB 2022) will see more than 1,000 delegates meet at ICC Sydney between 27 June and 1 July to discuss how using Lithium technology can help move society away from being reliant on fossil fuels. 

Lithium batteries are increasingly being used in electric vehicle manufacture and energy storage, demonstrating their application as a clean energy provider with the potential to significantly reduc greenhouse gas emissions.

Professional congress organisers, ICMS Australasia are managing the event with support from the Australian Trade and Investment Commission, Australian Battery Society, NSW Government and Business Events Sydney (BESydney). 

BESydney CEO Lyn Lewis‐Smith said securing meetings like IMLB 2022 is part of a targeted strategy by BESydney to attract events that align with the NSW Government’s priority sectors. “Our research has demonstrated the significant impact hosting these prestigious global events on home soil can have for the acceleration and growth of Australian industry, exposing local experts to world’s best practice, building global connections, attracting investment, fast‐tracking research collaborations and showcasing Sydney opportunities to entice global talent here,” she said. 

“This is the first time this event has been held in Australia, providing a platform to demonstrate our research capabilities in the field of advanced lithium batteries and its solutions for energy storage and conversion.” 

Delegates will hear keynote presentations from scientists, researchers and academics over the five‐day program including from professor Alan Finkel, the special advisor to the Australian Government on Low Emissions Technology. The full week of scientific sessions will precede a gala dinner at Luna Park.

ICMS Australasia owner and managing director, Emma Bowyer, said IMLB 2022 was an opportunity for Australian scientists to showcase their latest research in the field to a global audience. “It is particularly pleasing to see that while this is a hybrid meeting over two‐thirds of delegates have chosen to attend IMLB 2022 in‐person.” 

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