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.

Regarding the hotel reservations and/or transfers, please contact the Official Agent of LABAT'2020, Company for International Congresses (CIC Ltd.): Ms. Mira Nikolova, before 30 April 2020 to cancel the reservation and request a refund of the payment made. It is not possible to transfer the hotel reservations and payments to LABAT'2021. We will inform you in due time when hotel reservations are open for the re-scheduled event.

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.

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The Organizing Committee of the LABAT series of conferences 
is pleased to announce that the next

11th International Conference on Lead-Acid Batteries LABAT’2020 

wiIl be held  from 9 through 12 June 2020  
is re-scheduled for 8 – 11 June 2021
in INTERNATIONAL HOTEL Casino & Tower Suites
Golden Sands Resort, Bulgaria

Since 1989, the Lead-Acid Batteries Department of Institute of Electrochemistry and Energy Systems at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences has been organizing a series of triennial conferences on lead-acid batteries, named LABAT. The LABAT Conference is a globally recognized scientific forum gathering leading battery experts, technologists and academic researchers from all over the world. LABAT’2020 technical sessions will once again offer you an insight into the latest research achievements and development trends in the field of lead-acid battery manufacture, operation and recycling, as well as an in-depth discussion of the new challenges facing lead-acid batteries, while the exhibition fair will present a perfect opportunity to showcase your new products and services.

LABAT’2020 will be held in the magnificent Golden Sands resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast.


  • Fundamentals of Lead-Acid Battery Electrochemistry
  • Advances in Lead Battery Technology, Manufacture and Recycling
  • Innovations and New Materials for Lead-Acid Batteries
  • Advanced Lead Batteries for Automotive and Energy Storage Applications
  • Battery Management Systems, State-of-Charge, State-of-Health
  • Modelling and Simulation of Lead-Acid Battery Systems


Original unpublished papers, critical reviews, state-of-art reports will be presented in oral and poster sessions. The time for an oral presentation will be 20 min plus 5 min for discussion. More information can be found in the Program sectionof this site.


An exhibition fair will be held adjacent to the conference area, where battery makers and suppliers of materials, equipment and technology for the battery industry will display their products and services during the first two days of the conference. 


Apart from the technical sessions, LABAT’2020 attendees are offered a variety of networking opportunities, including organized social events and other activities in the relaxing atmosphere of the beautiful Golden Sands resort. Do not miss the chance to meet battery authorities, have fun and make new friends.


Let us meet in Golden Sands resort in June 2020 to pay tribute to the 160-year old lead-acid battery and outline its future development prospects. 


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