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Strategic Summit at CGHE2023


Day 2 Morning – Strategic Summit

08:00 - 09:00


Registration & Coffee

09:00 - 09:10

10 mins

Chair's Welcome & Opening Remarks

09:10 - 09:20

10 mins

[Keynote] Developing European-wide Criteria and Standards in Green Hydrogen
  • Introducing a comprehensive terminology and European-wide criteria for the certification

  • Interoperability of markets for green hydrogen, common quality standards and cross-border operational rules

09:10 - 10:10


[Panel] Scaling Up Solar and Wind Energy Projects combined with Renewable Hydrogen Deployment
  • Leading renewable energy developments towards green hydrogen

  • Cost challenges of producing green hydrogen with high renewable energy prices

  • Hydrogen pilot projects: case studies & leadership exemplars


Chris Larsen
Senior Director, Clean Energy



Paola Brunetto
Head of Hydrogen Business Unit
Enel Green Power

José Miguel Macho Fernández
Director Business Development, Hydrogen and P2X Applications, SW Europe
Siemens Energy

Laurent Truquet
Green Hydrogen Leader
Schneider Electric

Samuel Martinez
Country Manager, Spain
Eurowind Energy

Senior Representative
Soto Solar

Morning coffee & networking break

10:40 - 11:40

60 mins

[Panel] Hydrogen Transportation - Connecting Hydrogen Supply and Demand Centres
  • Hydrogen transportation: road, pipeline or maritime?

  • Infrastructure development: establishing the network of hydrogen supply corridors

  • Primary vectors for long-distance hydrogen transportation: Ammonia, Liquid Hydrogen or LOHC?


Alex Carr
Program Manager for Zero-Carbon Fuels



Chief Business Development Officer

Szabolcs I. FERENCZ
CEO, Chairman of the Board of Directors
FGSZ Földgázszállító Zrt.

Piotr Kuś
General Director

Peter Gerstl
Director of Hydrogen Sales EMEA
Chart Industries

Vincent Designolle   
Hydrogen Director

Ryo Kogure
VP Hydrogen Supply Chain & Infrastructure, European Markets
Mitsubishi Corporation

11:40 - 12:20

40 mins

[Technical Box] Expanding Europe's Technological Leadership
11:40 - 12:00 European manufacturing of hydrogen electrolyzers

Robin von Plettenberg

12:00 - 12:20 Compressor Solutions in Enabling the Hydrogen Economy

Lunch & Networking Break

Day 2 Afternoon – Strategic Summit

14:00 - 15:00

60 mins

[Panel] Deployment of hydrogen in Transport Sector: Paving the Way for a Decarbonized Society
  • Assessing hydrogen developments on commercial and heavy duty vehicles (bus, truck, rail, maritime, air)

  • Scaling up hydrogen mobility deployment: what has been done and what’s next?

  • Perspectives Sharing - Can hydrogen transportation play a bigger role for the future society?


Yerún Fernández
Market Segment Leader, Spain & Portugal


Jaime Borrell Botella
Director Business Development & Public Affairs, Spain & Portugal

Dr. Christian Mohrdieck
Chief Commercial Officer
cellcentric GmbH & Co. KG - A Daimler Truck & Volvo Group Company

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Giulio Zamboni
Head of Demonstrator
Airbus UpNext

Mehdi Ferhan
Chief Operating Officer

Eric Strayer
Vice President, International Business and Partner Development
FuelCell Energy

Senior Representative

15:00 - 15:25

25 mins

[Keynote] Unlocking 20 Mt by 2030: overcoming the commercial challenges for hydrogen in Europe

Shane Heffernan
Senior Manager, Strategy and Commercial Advisory, Hydrogen and Renewables

Afternoon Coffee & Networking Break

15:45 - 16:10

25 mins

[Keynote] Reserved for MarketsandMarkets™

Senior Representative

16:10 - 17:10

60 mins

[Panel] Hydrogen Application in Heavy Industries - a Viable Pathway to Decarbonization
  • Clean hydrogen as a strategic factor for future heavy industries, such as oil, gas, steel and cement

  • Integrated power to gas demonstration: hydrogen for power generation

  • Discussions: what will be the main hydrogen application in future diverging industries


Gokce Mete
Global Lead, Hydrogen & Industry Decarbonization

South Pole


Philipp Kroepels
Head of Hydrogen
Mabanaft GmbH & Co. KG

Dr. Sebastian KOENIG
Sales Director Electrolysis
Air Liquide Engineering & Construction

Gotzon Gomez Sarasola
Head of Spain and Portugal Project
H2 Green Steel

Diogo Almeida
Head of Hydrogen Business Development

Daniela Jansen
Group Representative of the 
IG Metall
Executive Board for Thyssenkrupp AG

Magnolia Tovar
Global Director of Zero-Carbon Fuels


16:20 - 17:10

50 mins

[Panel] Hydrogen and Ammonia - A partnership for Zero-carbon Transition
  • Ammonia's role in global hydrogen trade.

  • International project experience, business case for hydrogen and ammonia

  • Forecast of cost reduction in effective hydrogen and ammonia technologies

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