Sydney hosts global lithium batteries meeting marking Australian first

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MLB 2022 Co-Chair and Research Group Leader of CSIRO Manufacturing, Dr Adam Best, at ICC Sydney.

ICMS Australasia is managing the 21st International Meeting on Lithium Batteries (IMLB 2022) with more than 1000 attendees at the ICC Sydney this week.

IMLB 2022 is being hosted by Australia’s national science agency, the CSIRO, with the meeting also providing an opportunity to highlight Australia’s resource strength in minerals used in lithium battery technologies.

Delegates are hearing keynote presentations from dozens of world-leading scientists, researchers and academics over the five-day program including Special Advisor to the Australian Government on Low Emissions Technology and former Chief Scientist, Professor Alan Finkel.

The full week of scientific sessions will precede a gala dinner at Luna Park.

“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,” said ICMS Australasia managing director Emma Bowyer.

IMLB 2022 is also being supported by 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 are part of a targeted strategy by BESydney to attract events that align with the NSW Government’s priority sectors.

“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,” Lewis-Smith said.