LABAT’2020 conference re-scheduled for 8-11 June 2021

Because of the continuous global spread of the Covid-19 virus and in an attempt to avoid drop in attendance and keep up the high level of the event, the 11th International Conference on Lead-Acid Batteries, LABAT'2020 is re-scheduled for 8 – 11 June 2021.

The conference venue will be the same, Hotel INTERNATIONAL, Golden Sands Resort, Bulgaria.

Registration for the re-scheduled conference will be temporarily blocked and we will announce in due course when it re-opens. All registered LABAT’2020 delegates who have paid their registration/exhibition fees are cordially invited to transfer their registration to the re-scheduled LABAT’2021 event or they may get a refund of the paid fees.

All authors of accepted oral and/or poster presentations are kindly requested to contact Dr. Geno Papazov ( and confirm their participation in LABAT’2021 as speakers and inform him if they would need to change the title(s) of the proposed paper(s) at a later date. New paper proposals are invited by 30 October 2020. The updated LABAT’2021 conference agenda will be published on the conference website in March 2021.

Updated information about the LABAT’2021 conference and exhibition will be published on our website in due course.

We look forward to seeing you all in the magnificent Golden Sands resort in June 2021.

  • The Lead-Acid Batteries Department (LABD) is a research unit within “Acad. Evgeny Budevski” Institute of Electrochemistry and Energy Systems (IEES) of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS). 
  • With its over 50 years of research and development experience the LABD team has gained world-wide recognition as a respected scientific “school” of lead-acid batteries. 
  • Our mission is to contribute to the development of this very important electrochemical power source technology by enriching the fundamental knowledge and generating new ideas and innovative design and technological solutions for the manufacture and exploitation of lead-acid batteries. 
Prof. Detchko Pavlov (1930-2017)
founder and long-time leader of LABD

"With his incredible erudition, talent and devotion to science Prof. Detchko Pavlov created the Bulgarian school of lead-acid batteries that has gained world-wide fame and prestige. The mentor of several generations of electrochemists, one of the co-founders of the Institute of Electrochemistry and Energy Systems (IEES) of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS), the author of emblematical scientific works, a bright personality full of kindness and humanity, he will be treasured in our memories fore