EV Battery Tech USA Conference Coming To Michigan: The EV Battery Tech USA Conference will be held Sept. 25 and 26 at the Ann Arbor Marriott at Eagle Crest in Ypsilanti. Automakers and industry stakeholders continue to push the boundaries in reducing the cost of the EV battery, and drive technological innovation to rival internal combustion engine performance capability. Indeed the latest reports show that the average price of a lithium-ion battery pack for electric vehicles was $689/kWh at the beginning of the year, down from approximately $800/kWh in 2011 and 30 percent lower than 2009 levels of over $1000/kWh.Should these trends continue, the cost of lithium-ion batteries could drop as low as $150/kWh by 2030, significantly widening the appeal of EVs. This year’s version includes new and more senior speakers, a battery manufacturers discussion panel, increased vehicle-level analysis, alternative-platform battery applications, interactive and smaller group tracked sessions, a networking gala dinner, and more. For group registrations or to enquire about joining the Exhibitor Showcase at the Summit, call (800)  721-3915 or email info@american-business-conferences.com.

Plex Systems Sets Webinar For Electronics Manufacturers: Auburn Hills-based Plex Systems Inc., the creators of the Plex Online cloud-based manufacturing management software, announced its first-ever Webinar for electronics manufacturers, titled “Achieving Operational Excellence in Electronics Manufacturing,” to be held Thursday, June 28 at 1 p.m. Eastern time. LNS Research President and Principal Analyst Matthew Littlefield will address best practices for electronics and high-tech manufacturers to help optimize their global supply chain for leaner operations, streamline the launch of new products and better comply with complex industry regulations. With industry-specific recommendations, Webinar attendees will learn how cloud ERP can help improve traceability to reduce product defects and improve inventory flow, as well as efficiently comply with environmental or safety-based regulations such as the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and more. More at www.plex.com.