- World Hydrogen 2022 dates have changed from March to May due to Omicron uncertainties and travel restrictions
- The anticipated hydrogen event is hosted in partnership with the Port of Rotterdam, the City of Rotterdam and the Province of Zuid Holland
- World Hydrogen 2022 will gather global Energy Ministers with industry experts to collaborate towards hydrogen business advancement
Rotterdam – The Sustainable Energy Council (SEC) in partnership with the Province of Zuid Holland, the City of Rotterdam and the Port of Rotterdam have announced the World Hydrogen 2022 Summit & Exhibition will now take place on 9-11 May 2022 at the Rotterdam Ahoy in the Netherlands.
World Hydrogen 2022 was due to take place in March. However, the recent Omicron variant has created uncertainty around restrictions and international travel, making it necessary to find an alternative date allowing for wider participation at the event in person.
The World Hydrogen 2022 Summit & Exhibition is hosted in partnership with the Province of Zuid Holland, the City of Rotterdam and the Port of Rotterdam. Allard Castelein, CEO Port of Rotterdam said: “Rotterdam’s existing ecosystem of hydrogen off-takers, its existing tank terminals, its world class companies, its international network and its ambitious plans and proven track record of developing world-class facilities, will work as an accelerator for hydrogen activities. The annual summit and exhibition about actual developments is a logical addition to this.”
Explaining the decision to change dates for World Hydrogen 2022, Chris Hugall, Managing Director, Sustainable Energy Council, said: “We’ve had unprecedented interest in this year’s World Hydrogen 2022, however the recent Omicron variant is creating uncertainty around international travel making it difficult for the industry to plan its participation in March, and we’ve had to find alternate dates.”
“We are confident the new dates will allow for wider participation at the event in person and provide the added benefit of a larger exhibition space to welcome an even greater global audience of hydrogen players, in a secure environment.”
The Sustainable Energy Council said it held important discussions with the World Hydrogen 2022 sponsors and supporters ahead of the announcement. These conversations highlighted the need to move the event dates to ensure the industry can meet face-to-face and maximise partnership-building and key knowledge-share that is crucial at this stage in order to deliver on the hydrogen economy promise and 2030-2050 climate goals.
Hugall said: “There’s never been greater urgency to decarbonise across sectors and deliver on the energy transition. World Hydrogen 2022 will provide the one-stop platform for hydrogen business, policy and finance to build key relationships and consolidate the energy market of the future.”
World Hydrogen 2022 will be held at the Rotterdam Ahoy and will be attended by more than 3000 attendees including Energy Ministers and industry experts, and over 100 exhibiting companies who are pioneers setting the roadmap ahead for a thriving hydrogen industry.
The organisers are working closely with the Government to ensure a COVID safe event, in line with the latest developments and recommendations. More information on the upgraded measures will be published closer to the event dates. For the current Dutch measures against COVID please visit the government website here.
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To apply for a press pass to cover the event, please visit: https://www.world-hydrogen-summit.com/press-accreditation/
About World Hydrogen 2022 Summit & Exhibition:
The event is now in its 3rd edition. Produced by the Sustainable Energy Council, in partnership with the Province of Zuid-Holland, the City of Rotterdam and the Port of Rotterdam Authority, it will gather 3000 attendees from across the global energy value chain. Featuring a world-class exhibition, strategic summit, technical sessions, site visits, the World Hydrogen Awards and 3 days of continuous networking. The event is sponsored by an array of organisations leading current hydrogen projects world-wide, including: Smartenergy, bp, Shell, Adnoc, Uniper, Linde, Green Hydrogen Systems, Repsol, Deloitte, Queensland Government Australia, British Embassy The Hague, Department For International Trade UK, BOSS Energy, Chiyoda Corporation, DTEK, Atlas Copco, Nuvera Fuel Cells, Hyvia, Austrade and S&P Global Platts. For more information visit https://www.world-hydrogen-summit.com/
About the Province of Zuid-Holland
The province of Zuid-Holland is one of Europe’s top regions in terms of economic and social potential: an innovative metropolitan delta, comprising of mainport Rotterdam, greenports, knowledge-intensive businesses, universities and knowledge institutes, as well as highly populated urbans and rural areas. In order to achieve our climate targets, there will be need for hydrogen. Hydrogen will be the new essential energy carrier and feedstock for decarbonising industry and creating a new green industry. Together with partners, the province of Zuid Holland is working on an integral value chain for Zuid-Holland as Europe’s Hydrogen Hub. Cooperation across national borders is an important requirement to complete the necessary energy transition and we welcome interest to work together.
About the City of Rotterdam
The City of Rotterdam is the governing body of the second-largest city in the Netherlands. Our ambition is to make Rotterdam a sustainable, healthy and green city with a thriving and innovative economy. We work on these challenges with citizens, businesses, knowledge partners and other governmental parties, focusing on four overlapping themes: energy transition, circular, climate adaptation and clean air. Hydrogen is a key part of our ambitions; we support the regional plans to develop Rotterdam into Europe’s Hydrogen Hub.
About the Port of Rotterdam
The aim of the Port of Rotterdam Authority is to strengthen the competitive position of the port of Rotterdam as a logistics hub and a world-class industrial complex in terms of both size and quality. The Port Authority is able and willing to make an impact and so it is focusing on accelerating sustainability in the port and it is a partner in the digitalisation of the port and logistics chains. The Port Authority’s core tasks are the sustainable development, management and operation of the port, the maintenance of the smooth and safe handling of shipping and supporting the future-resilience of the port of Rotterdam.
About the Sustainable Energy Council
The Sustainable Energy Council is the world-leading business council, events producer and training provider for the sustainable energy and infrastructure industries. Our close relationships with 60+ Governments worldwide, as well as an extensive network of industry stakeholders, make us the trusted partner of choice for the global sustainable energy industry. More information https://www.sustainableenergycouncil.com/