International Flow Battery Forum

Flow batteries are a crucial technology within the electrical energy storage sector with many unique advantages and benefits. The International Flow Battery Forum (IFBF) brings together users, industry, manufacturers, suppliers and academics to meet, learn, discuss and raise the profile of flow batteries.

We have run twelve events since we started in 2010. Our latest event was in July 2021. The Symposium was a great success and we thank everyone that attended. Although the Symposium is over, our conference web platform is still live. It contains recordings of the sessions, presentation materials and contact details so you can continue to network with other delegates. Our exhibitors and sponsors are also available through the web portal – you can quickly contact them and look at their exhibition materials. If you did not attend the session live you can still buy a “post event ticket”.

And rest assured we’re already planning the next conference. Real or virtual? We don’t know. But it’ll still be the best place to talk flow batteries.

Speakers. If you would like to participate in our next event, please email We like to hear from industry and academia. You might like to showcase your product, service or research and development project. We are especially interested in topics which spark lively debates.

Sponsors and exhibitors. Our sponsors and exhibitors provide valuable support, as well as content for our meetings. They are promoted on our website, mailing list and throughout our events. Our events have numerous networking opportunities and are an ideal opportunity to reach a wide, international audience within the flow battery industry. Please see our sponsors and exhibitors page for more information.

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Don’t just take our word for it

Since the pandemic I’ve attended many on-line events; the January 2021 IFBF has been by far the best. It was well planned and well organised, with ‘coffee breaks’ bringing networking benefits as if you were there in person. It was great value too, without the wasted time and thousands of dollars in travel costs. I learned, I met new people and I found new opportunities that I wouldn’t have experienced at most on-line events.”

Bret Adams, Kainos Consulting, IFBF 2021

First time attendee. Really enjoyed the community. Good mixture of science, companies, suppliers etc. for a broad band of topics. Looking forward to next year.”

Flow Battery Manufacturer, IFBF 2019

Effective way of connecting industry and academia, which helps identify problems relevant to commercialisation.”

Academic Attendee, IFBF 2019

Conferences should be an opportunity for delegates to meet and discuss all aspects of the conference topic, often in a variety of formats. Now in its 10th year, the IFBF has achieved this with social events, industry visits and poster sessions.”

Energy Storage Journal, Winter 2019

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