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Strategic Summit at CGHE2024

Agenda at a Glance

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

2024 Strategic Summit Agenda


Day 2 Morning – Strategic Summit

08:00 - 09:00


Registration & Coffee

09:00 - 09:10

10 mins

Conference Chair's Welcome Remarks

09:10 - 10:00

50 mins

[Panel] Hydrogen Demand in Heavy Industry -  Insights from Buyers and Offtakers' Visions
  • The current trends and drivers of hydrogen application in industrial processes

  • For industrial decarbanization, how do hydrogen help achieve the sustainability goals and reducing carbon emissions?

  • For those hard-to-abate sectors, such as refining, steel and cement, is hydrogen the reliable solution?

  • What’s needed to boost hydrogen demand in heavy industry sectors?

Dr. Marie Jaroni
SVP Decarbonization and ESG
ThyssenKrupp Steel

10:00 - 10:40


[Innovation Box] Cutting-Edge Hydrogen Solutions
10:00 - 10:20 European Manufacturing of Hydrogen Electrolyzers
10:20 - 10:40 Hydrogen in Industry: Transforming Manufacturing and Processes

Morning coffee & networking break

11:10 - 12:00

50 mins

[Panel] Advancing Decarbonization: Harnessing Hydrogen for Transformation in the Transport Sector
  • Assessing hydrogen developments on commercial and heavy-duty vehicles (mobility, bus, truck, rail), what will be the main focus?

  • Benefits and use cases of hydrogen-fueled transportation.

  • Scaling up FCVs and HRS deployment - what are the main challenges?

  • Prospects - future trends in hydrogen deveopments in transport sector

Business Development & Public Affairs Director, Spain & Portugal

Christian Mohrdieck
Chief Commercial Officer
Cellcentric GmbH & Co. KG

Eugenia Sillero
Secretaria General
Gasnam-Neutral Transport

12:00 - 12:20

20 mins

[Keynote] Reserved for Fest GmbH

Lunch & Networking Break

Day 2 Afternoon – Strategic Summit

14:00 - 14:50

50 mins

[Panel] Infrastructure Development: Building the Backbone of the EU Hydrogen Value Chain
  • Insights into the existing ambitious infrastructure plans in Europe

  • The regulatory and technical challenges for accelerating the development of hydrogen pipelines

  • Hydrogen transportation, distribution and storage in Future Energy Systems

Luis Ignacio PARADA
Director EU Energy Policy & Regulation, Dirección General de Transición Energética

Xavier Lorenzo Rousseau
Director, Strategy and Market Analysis

André Vidal
Head of Development, Hydrogen 

Jean-Marc Brimont
Project Director - H2Med

14:50 - 15:10

20 mins

[Keynote] Exploring Hydrogen Ecosystem Deployment: Insights from EPC Perspectives

Afternoon Coffee & Networking Break

15:40 - 16:30

50 mins

[Panel] Developing Hydrogen Refueling Station Network - What are the Key Considerations and Restrictions?
  • Challenges in the designing, planning and deployment of hydrogen refueling infrastructure

  • Creating innovative solutions for improving the efficiency, safety, and reliability of the existing stations

  • How can hydrogen refueling stations be integrated into existing transportation networks?

16:30 - 17:20

60 mins

[Panel] Hydrogen Carriers Enhancing Storage and Transport Efficiency
  • Hydrogen Carriers, like Ammonia, Liquid Hydrogen and LOHCs, how do they enable hydrogen storage and transport?

  • Ammonia as an attractive solution, what are the benefits of using it vs other carriers?

  • Based on current research and development trends, how likely are cost reductions for these hydrogen carrier technologies in the near future?

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