Informa Markets announces The Battery Show India scheduled for October 4-6, 2023

TBSI is estimated to attract over 200 brands, 8000 trade visitors and 50 speakers including an impressive array of policymakers, decision-makers, influencers, technical experts and professionals.

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Informa Markets announces The Battery Show India scheduled for October 4-6, 2023

Informa Markets in India, a B2B events organiser, is all set to unveil the inaugural edition of The Battery Show India (TBSI), an event poised to redefine the landscape of advanced battery manufacturing within the country. Co-located with the Renewable Energy India (REI) Expo, Asia's largest and most influential renewable energy event, the expos are scheduled from October 4-6, 2023, at the India Expo Centre in Greater Noida, Delhi-NCR.

TBSI offers a valuable crossover with Renewable Energy Sector Stakeholders, extending into the energy storage domain and addressing a key challenge for renewables. The Battery Show India and Renewable Energy India together anticipate attracting approximately 40,000 visitors, fostering a dynamic convergence of industry leaders, innovators, and stakeholders.

The spotlight on the Battery Show India shone at a press conference held at The Park, Bengaluru earlier this month. The focus remained on the pre-eminence of Karnataka as a spirited participant in the upcoming show, with over 12 Premium exhibitors, featuring names such as Siemens, Saint- Gobain, Log 9, Bitrode, Tessorn EV and others.

A distinguished panel of dignitaries attended the event including Ketan Chitnis, Business Head - Advanced Cell, L&T Energy; Pankaj Sharma, Co-Founder, LOG 9 Materials; Vineet Bhatia, Executive Director, Energy and Renewables, Grant Thorton; Ritesh Patterson, General Manager - Performance Plastics and ADFORS, Saint – Gobain; Bhuwan Purohit, Executive Director, Corporate Strategy & Planning, Rubamin; Gary Chen, International Business Development Director, Envision Energy; Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, Informa Markets in India, Rajneesh Khattar, Senior Group Director, Informa Markets in India.

Speaking on the occasion, Ketan Chitnis, Business Head, Advanced Cell, L&T Energy, said “Transitioning from solar EPC to lithium-ion cell production through L&T Green underscores our commitment to India's sustainable energy future. The intricacies of lithium-ion battery manufacturing, including electrochemistry and data analytics, make it as difficult as manufacturing a spacecraft. Despite these ambitious objectives, the industry is poised to reach 250 GWH by 2030.”

Vineet Bhatia, Executive Director, Energy and Renewables, Grant Thorton, emphasising the importance of batteries in transforming the energy sector said, “With yearly predictions of 260 GW, the Indian battery business is poised for enormous growth and a sizable $15 billion market opportunity. This development is projected in a variety of industries, including electric vehicles, grid storage batteries, and behind-the-meter applications. The recent introduction of an energy storage framework and other government initiatives in India highlights the country's enormous investment potential, which ranges from $42 billion to an astounding US$ 150 billion. However, difficulties still exist, particularly in obtaining imports of vital minerals like nickel, cobalt, and lithium. Targets haven't been reached despite ongoing efforts to implement recycling and enhanced producer responsibility requirements. In light of this, The Battery Show is crucial in bringing together industry experts to discuss these issues, promote innovation, and create strong regulations that will support India's energy transformation and fully use the country's expanding battery market.”

Addressing the potential of the battery thermal management system market, Ritesh Patterson, General Manager - Performance Plastics and ADFORS, Saint - Gobain said, “We are expanding into the battery thermal management system which is anticipated to develop at a CAGR of 23.3% up to 2030. At The Battery Show, we are looking forward to networking with industry stalwarts while emphasising the importance of temperature management for the performance and security of EV battery packs. Despite evolving government incentives, our role as a component maker is crucial for assuring battery pack performance. Working together with major industry players is essential, and events like The Battery Show provide networking chances to further electrification.”

Focusing on the commitment to reduce carbon emissions, Pankaj Sharma, Co-Founder, LOG 9 Materials said, “Log9, India's foremost battery manufacturer, is known for its technological prowess. We've launched over 5,000 advanced batteries, including India's pioneering 50-mile cell. Our unchanging commitment is to reduce India's reliance on oil imports and trade imbalances. Transitioning from FastChat to Rapid innovation, we aim to revolutionise the battery industry with safety and thermal enhancements, employing 800 experts and 120 patents. Our mission is to lower carbon emissions and build a sustainable, tech-driven India.  Log9 is eager to present cutting-edge innovations that are revolutionising the energy storage industry at The Battery Show India 2023.”

Speaking at the launch of The Battery Show India, Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, Informa Markets in India, said, "We are excited to bring The Battery Show to India.  In a market as vibrant and transformative as India, the show will play a pivotal role, coinciding with India's monumental shift towards clean and sustainable energy solutions.”

“TBSI will showcase the most recent advancements in battery technology and promote collaborations that will support the growth of the country's energy storage sector. The market for battery energy storage systems in India is projected to grow at a CAGR of more than 11.20% over the next five years, reaching USD 5.27 billion. We are eager to continue supporting India in its drive towards clean technology initiatives, looking into a future where renewable energy capacity could be in the region of 500 GW by 2030," he added.

At the exclusive preview, the panel of dignitaries engaged in a thought-provoking dialogue on pivotal topics, spanning the investment climate, accessibility to capital, and their profound impact on the energy sector's growth. It also delved into the acceleration of electric vehicles (EVs) and the establishment of a robust charging infrastructure. The panel critically assessed the feasibility of attaining the ambitious EV30@30 goal – discerning if it's an achievable reality or a distant aspiration. Considering evolving business dynamics, participants explored India's proactive adaptability to ensure sustainable growth within the sector.

Navigating the policy and infrastructure landscape, the discussion dissected points of synergy between Central and State Governments, essential for efficiently realising sector goals. Anticipating a robust response, the attendees acknowledged the transformative potential of innovations in AI, ML, drones, and related fields, envisioning groundbreaking applications.

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