International Flow Battery Forum

IFBF Virtual Summer Symposium 7-9 July 2021

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.

Our Summer Symposium will be held over three days with opportunities for discussion and networking. Seminars will be broadcast live and will include a joint session with the recently formed Flow Batteries Europe. There will be seminars on long duration energy storage, the sustainability index of flow batteries, flow battery instrumentation, plus control and operation. We will look at current research and development too, with a joint session with the FLORES consortium of European funded research and development projects. Please visit the symposium schedule for further details.

Speakers. If you would like to participate in one of the symposium sessions, please email We remain flexible; if you have a new topic, please get in touch.

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 Summer Symposium has numerous networking opportunities and is 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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