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Strategic Summit at CGHE2024

Agenda at a Glance

Strategic Summit
H2 Projects Roadshow
H2 MasterClass
Cocktail Party
H2Innovate Next
Startup & Student Program
Women in Hydrogen
Tuesday, 25 June
14:00PM - 17:30PM
Wednesday, 26 June
09:00AM - 18:00PM
14:00PM - 18:00PM
18:30PM - 20:30PM
11:00AM - 17:30PM
14:00PM - 15:00PM
Thursday, 27 June
09:00AM - 17:30PM
09:00AM - 17:30PM
09:00AM - 17:30PM

2024 Strategic Summit Agenda


Day 1 Morning – Strategic Summit - June 26

08:00 - 09:00

60 mins

Registration & Coffee

09:20 - 09:30

10 mins

Conference Chair's Welcome Remarks

Rocio Orea
Proposal Manager

09:10 - 09:30


[Opening Keynote Addresses] The European Hydrogen Strategies
  • In this session, we will examine the essential measures implemented by governments to speed up the acceptance and advancement of green hydrogen. Participate with us as we investigate the policies, strategies, and initiatives enacted by governments globally to address climate change and attain sustainable development goals. Explore how these measures are influencing the trajectory of the worldwide energy landscape.

09:00 - 09:20 20mins[Spain Address] Expediting the Deployment of Green Hydrogen

Mr. Jose Luis Cabo Sánchez
Deputy Directorate General for Hydrocarbons and New Fuels
Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge of Spain (MITECO)

09:30 - 10:40

70 mins

[Opening Executive Panel] Driving the Future Energy Transition: The Role of Hydrogen Industry
  • Leadership and initiatives from across industry, policy and finance to drive the Global hydrogen economy forward

  • Fostering the adoption of common global industry standards

  • The prospects for hydrogen as an energy carrier: flexibility and viability


Jesús Gil Vilda
Simulation and Learning Sales Manager Europe


Carlos Barrasa
Executive Vice President Commercial & Clean Energies 

Piero Ercoli
Executive Director Decarbonization Unit

Javier Cavada
President & CEO, EMEA
Mitsubishi Power

Javier Goñi
Chief Executive Officer
Grupo Fertiberia

Teresa Rasero
Chairwoman & President of Air Liquide Spain
Air Liquide

Hans Olav Raen
Chief Executive Officer
Yara Clean Ammonia

José María Llopis
Managing Director Spain and Wind Europe

Morning coffee & Networking Break

11:10 - 11:30

20 mins

[Keynote] Greening the Skys – Hydrogen as Steppingstone to Fully Decarbonize Aviation

Christian Pho Duc
Chief Technology Officer

11:30 - 12:40

70 mins

[Executive Panel] Unleashing the Potential of Iberia: A Key Driver for European Hydrogen Market
  • Iberia's Role in Energizing Europe: Unlocking Hydrogen's Potential

  • Ambition into reality: the potential for Iberia as future hydrogen exporter

  • The availability of renewable energy in scaling up green hydrogen deployment


Niels van Buuren
Executive Vice President Iberia


Antón Martinez Rodriguez
Chief Executive Officer
Enagás Renovable

Jorge Palomar
Global Hydrogen Development Director

André Pina
Global Head of H2 Strategy & Origination
EDP Renewables

Thierry Lepercq
Founder & President

Joaquín Rodríguez
Director of Hydrogen and Clean Power 

Alan Ripa
Chief Executive Officer

Maribel Rodríguez
Head of the Hydrogen Business

Carolina Mesa Ivern
Vice President, Hydrogen, Spain and New Markets

Lunch & networking break

Day 1 Afternoon - Strategic Summit

14:00 - 14:20

20 mins

[Keynote] Green Hydrogen Potential: How to make it an European Success Story
  • Reserved for Diamond Sponsor

14:20 - 15:20

60 mins

[Panel] European Hydrogen Network - Connecting Supply and Demand Centers
  • Explore how centers with export potential can mutually benefit from those experiencing high demand

  • The current hydrogen import and export projects leading developments


Patrick Maio
CEO and Founder 


Emma Mazhari
Vice President, Head of Energy Markets

Carsten Borchers
Managing Director and Vice President Global Green Gas Projects
E.ON Hydrogen

Jaime Casasus-Bribian
Head of Americas, Iberia and Australia & Director of Power-to-X Projects
European Energy

Alexander Voigt
Co Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Osamu Ikeda
Managing Director
Chiyoda Corporation Netherlands B.V.

Florian Merz
Head of Business Development (Europe)

15:20 - 15:40
20 mins

[Keynote] Digital Twin for Green Hydrogen

Patxi Sarasola
Strategic Account Manager

Afternoon Coffee & Networking Break

16:05 - 16:30

25 mins

[Keynote] Advancing Water Performance: Elevating Efficiency, Productivity and Reliability in Renewable Hydrogen Production

Dr. Geoff Townsend
Industry Fellow
Nalco Water, an Ecolab Company

16:30 - 16:50

20 mins

[Keynote] Green Revolution: Navigating The Decarbonisation Frontier

Leyre de Adrian
Head of Sales and Marketing - Energy

16:50 - 17:10

20 mins

[Keynote] Carbon or Nitrogen as Hydrogen based e-fuel or carrier?

Rob Stevens
Sector Lead for Green Fuels within Power-to-X

17:10 - 18:10

60 mins

[Panel] International Cooperation Toward a Cross-border, Global Hydrogen Trade Market
  • Greater multilateral cooperation to realize the benefits of global hydrogen deployment

  • Collaborative initiatives in the global hydrogen market: partners for integrated hydrogen demonstrations projects

  • Hydrogen as a commodity - what key actions are being made to achieve commercial viability


Laurence Boisramé
Global Director for Hydrogen & CCUS
Bureau Veritas


Khaled Nageib
Chief Executive Officer
Hydrogen Egypt

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

Yoshinari HIKI
Deputy General Manager of Hydrogen Business Department
ENEOS Corporation

Richard Scott
Executive Vice President
ACME Group

Prof. Sampson Mamphweli
Head of the Energy Secretariat
South African National Energy Development Institute

18:30 - 20:00

90 mins

Cocktail Party
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