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Lithium Ion Batteries Past, Present and Future

David Brennan, Assistant Director Cargo Safety & Standards, IATA


The uses and demand for lithium ion batteries continues to grow, which places ongoing pressure on the regulations and regulators to manage and mitigate the associated hazards. This session will look at how the transport regulations have developed and evolved over the years to try to mitigate the risks. We will then look forward to explore possible opportunities to develop a more coordinated and cohesive approach that provides industry with a more stable set of transport regulations.
 

BRENNAN-Dave-David has been with IATA since 2002 and is currently Assistant Director Cargo Safety & Standards. David is responsible for coordinating the activities of the Cargo team who are jointly responsible for the IATA standards publications and products that address dangerous goods transported by air.  David is the Secretary of the IATA Dangerous Goods Board and the Panel member nominated by IATA to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Dangerous Goods Panel. David also participates, on behalf of IATA, in the meetings of the United Nations Subcommittee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods. Prior to joining IATA David worked for Ansett Australia for a period of 26 years holding a number of supervisory and management positions within the Operations Division, the last being Corporate Advisor Dangerous Goods Compliance. 

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