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Strategic Summit at CGHE2023


Day 1 Morning – Strategic Summit

08:00 - 09:00

60 mins

Registration & Coffee

09:00 - 09:10

10 mins

Chair's Welcome & Opening Remarks

09:10 - 09:20

10 mins

[Keynote] Growth Strategy - Green Hydrogen in EU Hydrogen Roadmap
  • Its role in the medium and long-term decarbonisation of the European energy system

  • Regulations: what's more pragmatic approaches to support green hydrogen growth

  • Expectations and ambitions: Ensuring subsidies for european hydrogen projects scaling up

09:20 - 09:50

30 mins

[Morning Plenary] “Mapping Iberia's Green Hydrogen Ambition”

09:20 - 09:35 [Spain Address] “The Role of Green Hydrogen in Spain's pursuit of Carbon Neutrality” 

09:35 - 09:50 [Portugal Address] “The Role of Green Hydrogen in Portugal’s Plans for Net Zero”

H.E. Ana Fontoura Gouveia
Secretary of State for Energy and Climate

Portuguese Republic

09:50 - 10:40

50 mins

[C-Suite Panel] The New Energy Frontier for Europe - Hydrogen in Energy Transition
  • Is clean hydrogen a key contributor to europe energy transition?

  • The great potential ahead of the hydrogen market.

  • IPCEIs on hydrogen, a method under the European Strategy

  • The future vision for a decarbonised world

Andy Brown
Advisor of 
Former CEO of Galp

Morning coffee & networking break

10:30 - 11:30

60 mins

[Executive Panel] International Partnership: Greater Cooperation to Facilitate Global Hydrogen Economy
  • Greater multilateral cooperation to realize the benefits of global hydrogen deployment

  • International project experience, Success stories, and lessons sharing

  • Seeking potential international partners for integrated hydrogen demonstrations projects


Jorgo Chatzimarkakis
Hydrogen Europe


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Gabriel Clemens
CEO, Green Gas

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Valérie Ruiz Domingo
Group Hydrogen Vice President

Tomás Malango
Director, Renewable Fuels & Circular Economy


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Alex Hewitt
Co-founder & CEO

CWP Global

Antón Martinez Rodriguez

Enagás Renovable

Khaled Nageib

Hydrogen Egypt

11:30 - 11:50

20 mins

[Keynote] Green Hydrogen, a reality since 2022

Lunch & networking break

Day 1 Afternoon – Strategic Summit

14:00 - 14:20

20 mins

[Keynote] Hydrogen and Gas - A Partnership for Future Energy Transition

Didier Holleaux
President/Executive Vice President

14:20 - 15:20

60 mins

[Panel] Commercial Strategies: Iberia Driving Forward Green Hydrogen Development
  • Challenges and Opportunities right along the hydrogen value chain from production to end-use sectors

  • New cooperations for integrated large-scale green hydrogen projects

  • Converting Ambition into reality: potential for Iberia as green hydrogen exporter


Ana Quelhas
Managing Director for Hydrogen
EDP Renewables

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Alicia Eastman
InterContinental Energy

Carolina Mesa Ivern
Vice President Hydrogen, Spain and New Markets

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Ana-Maria Vidaurre
Head of Clean Energies Structuring and Partnerships, Renewable Hydrogen

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Ashwani Dudeja
President, Green Hydrogen and Ammonia
ACME Group

Jorge Palomar Herrero
Head of Global Hydrogen Development

Alan Ripa Ngkaion
Chief Executive Officer

15:20 - 16:00

40 mins

[Knowledge Centre] Hydrogen Inspires Ideas
15:20-15:40  Reserved for AVEVA

Senior Representative

15:40-16:00  Reserved for Carburos Metálicos

Héctor Carbonell
H2 and Energy Transition Director for Southern Europe
Air Products (Carburos Metálicos)

Afternoon Coffee & Networking Break

16:30 - 17:30

60 mins

[Panel] International Hydrogen Trade: Opening Up Hydrogen Import & Export
  • Fuels of the future, the role of hydrogen in port & maritime industry: Current solutions and prospects

  • Feasibility and cost-effectiveness of hydrogen in shipping decarbonization

  • Broaden collaboration across the global hydrogen supply chains

Wiveka Elion
General Manager, Hydrogen Import and Export

Takuya Niitsuma
General Manager Europe, New Business Development
ENEOS Corporation

Tom Hautekiet
Chief Commercial Officer
Port of Antwerp-Bruges

Gerardo Landaluce
Port of Algeciras

Osamu Ikeda
Head of Hydrogen Business Planning & Development Section
Chiyoda Corporation

Markus Bangen
Chief Executive Officer
Duisburger Hafen AG (duisport)

Esperanza Montero Díaz
Manager of Institutional Relations and Regulatory Affairs for Southern Europe
Air Products (Carburos Metálicos)

17:30 - 18:20

50 mins

[Panel] Stimulating Investments to Make Clean Hydrogen Energy Transition Succeed
  • Developing opportunities for the financial industry to invest in an open and competitive EU green hydrogen market

  • How big can the hydrogen market become?

  • De-risking hydrogen projects to improve bankability


Maria Jesus Baez
Frankfurt School-UNEP Centre



Marcel Galjee
Managing Director

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Dolf Gielen
Senior Energy Economist
The World Bank

Heidi Bergman
Head of Investment Projects, Renewable Hydrogen

Isidoro Tapia
Senior Energy Economist
European Investment Bank

Charles Hickson
Business Manager - Renewables, Energy & Carbon Management
UK Export Finance

18:20 - 20:00

100 mins

Sustainable energy night party
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