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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 - 08:55

55 mins

Registration & Coffee

08:55 - 09:00

05 mins

Conference Chair's Welcome Remarks

09:00 - 10:00


[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)

09:20 - 09:40 20mins[Keynote Address] Reserved for Germany Government

09:40 - 10:00 20mins[Bulgaria Address] Accelerating the Integration of Green Hydrogen

Iva Petrova
Deputy Minister
Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Bulgaria

10:00 - 11:00

60 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

Carlos Barrasa
Executive Vice President Commercial & Clean Energies 

Javier Goñi
Chief Executive Officer
Grupo Fertiberia

Piero Ercoli
Executive Director Decarbonization Unit

Teresa Rasero
Chairwoman & President of Air Liquide Spain
Air Liquide

Morning coffee & Networking Break

11:30 - 12:30

60 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


Speaker Representative
Clifford Chance LLP


Tomas Malango
Director, Renewable Fuels & Circular Economy

Ana Quelhas
Managing Director for Hydrogen

Alan Ripa
Chief Executive Officer

Thierry Lepercq
Founder & President

Antón Martinez Rodriguez
Chief Executive Officer
Enagás Renovable

Joaquín Rodríguez
Director of Hydrogen and Clean Power 

Carolina Mesa lvern
VP Hydrogen, Spain and New Markets

Senior Representative

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

  • The role of ports and maritime in establishing hydrogen network: opportunities and prospects


Speaker Representative


Emma Mazhari
Vice President, Head of Energy Markets

Carsten Borchers
Vice President Global Green Gas Projects

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

Andreas Schierenbeck
Co-Founder & Board Member

Osamu Ikeda
Managing Director
Chiyoda Corporation Netherlands B.V.

Florian Merz
Head of Business Development (Europe)

15:20 - 15:40
20 mins

[Keynote] Reserved for AVEVA: Digital Twin for Green Hydrogen

Afternoon Coffee & Networking Break

16:10 - 16:30

20 mins

[Keynote] Reserved for Ecolab

Dr. Geoff Townsend
Industry Fellow

16:30 - 16:50

20 mins

[Keynote] Fortescue’s decarb and green hydrogen journey

Bruh Ayele Terfie

16:50 - 17:10

20 mins

[Keynote] Optimizing the Hydrogen Supply Chain - Partnering for Sustainable Success
  • Reserved for Platinum Sponsor

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 Sales Director for Hydrogen
Bureau Veritas


Khaled Nageib
Chief Executive Officer
Hydrogen Egypt

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

Abdulrahman M. Abdulaal
Executive Director of Green Hydrogen - KSA
ACWA Power

Takuya Niitsuma
General Manager, Europe
ENEOS Corporation

Ashwani Dudeja
Group President and Director International Business (Green Hydrogen & Ammonia)
ACME Group

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

18:30 - 20:00

90 mins

Sustainable energy night party
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