The International Flow Battery Forum
IFBF 2017 27-29 June Manchester, England




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vite you to join us at the eighth International Flow Battery Forum in Manchester, England. Manchester is one of the UK's most spectacular and diverse cities, with a history spanning the Roman period, through its leading role in the industrial revolution to today's status of a busy commercial, industrial and academic powerhouse with an exciting mix of cultural activities.    

The 2017 IFBF meeting brings together all those interested in research, development, manufacturing, commercialisation, and deployment of flow batteries to join in a three day conference which includes keynote presentations, oral presentations, panel discussions and poster sessions.  We place an emphasis on creating networking opportunities including an evening reception and industry visit. 

There will be an exhibition area inside the conference area for suppliers, manufacturers and developers to display their products and services.  If you are interested exhibiting or sponsoring opportunities please contact or call +44 (0) 1666 840948.

Monday 26th June 2017

We will hold an introductory seminar on Monday 26th June immediately before the IFBF to provide background and essential information on flow batteries, this will be of interest to newcomers to the industry. 

For this year’s industry visit, we are pleased to announce that we will be visiting the Dinorwig Pumped hydro energy storage project set in Snowdonia National Park, North Wales.  Dinorwig is the largest pumped hydro project in the UK with the pumped storage generator set deep within Elidir Mountain, one of Europe’s largest man made caverns.  Visitors will be able to see the underground turbine hall, as well as the upper and lower storage lakes.   Numbers are limited so please register as soon as you can.

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Tuesday 27th June 2017

Conference Day 1 with evening drinks reception sponsored by Oxkem in the exhibition area.  

Wednesday 28th June 2017

Conference Day 2 with IFBF 2017 evening dinner at the Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester, sponsored by UET.




Thursday 28th June 

Conference Day 3 with evening visit to Hyde's Brewery and dinner at the Abey Heywood, sponsored by Vanitec.

Friday 29th June

Vanitec Meeting

Delegates of the IFBF are invited to take part in the 2nd Vanitec Energy Storage Committee (ESC) meeting from 08:00 to 13:00 with lunch provided from 13:00 - 14:00. There is no cost to participate in the meeting, but advance registration is required.  The Vanitec meeting will be held at the IFBF venue: the Mercure Manchester Piccadily Hotel. 

The call for papers for the 3 conference days and the poster sessions has closed. Oral and poster presenters have been notified.  Please follow this link for details of information which should be submitted with your final proposed paper, poster and two page mini papers.  The format for this year's conference will include keynote presentations in specific subject sessions as well as panel and open discussions on industrial and commercial topics.

Attendance at this conference is part of Continuing Personal Development.  When registering to attend please ensure you tick the yes box to receive your certificate of attendance.  

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