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Hydrogen Leadership Forum

14 december

The Hydrogen Leadership Forum North-West Europe Edition is on the 14th of December, bringing together the brightest persons in the industry and energy sector to discuss economics, infrastructure, and policy at a strategic level, and represent the sector’s interests.

What can you expect on the day itself?

You will find top-level speakers and moderators guiding and inspiring you through large plenary sessions, and dedicated workgroups where you yourself can take the lead! Experts will share their refreshing outlooks and debate the challenges the hydrogen transition poses for producers, transporters, and consumers alike. Brainstorm with your peers, broaden your network, and find new partners for current and future project, as well as coordinating projects to make sure we optimally use the energy and space available in North-West Europe and the North-Sea!

Themes of the programme:

  • First-mover advantage or disadvantage?
  • Cooperation in long-term projects
  • Investing during risky transitions
  • Leadership as catalyst for effective change
  • North-Sea as unique energy and industry asset
  • Grey hub-and-spoke: common CCUS infrastructure?
  • Supplying the supply: construction and manufacturing for the transition
  • Storage needed for scale – The economics of large hydrogen markets


Inspiring speakers help us accelerate the transition, and in fostering teamwork and cooperation. Below you will find a selection from our list of speakers and moderators!

First confirmed speakers:

  • Kadri Simson, European Commissioner for Energy (tent. confirmed)
  • Hans Coenen, Member of the Executive Board Gasunie
  • Elisabet Babic, Vice-President North Sea Commission
  • Vegard Frihammer, Chairman Norsk Hydrogenforum
  • Mogens Hagelskær, Deputy Director General Danish Energy Agency
  • Florian Sayer, Head Of Energy Fraunhofer Institute (Ifam)
  • Joop Hazenberg, Secretary General Zero Emissions Platform
  • An Stroobandt, Deputy-Chief of Cabinet Ministry of Energy Belgium
  • Magnolia Tovar, Global Director Zero-Carbon Fuels Clean Air Task Force
  • Bas Pulles, Director Delta-Corridor Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs & Climate
  • Stay tuned as more speakers will be revealed soon!


Leading the hydrogen economy of Europe: let us co-create together! Share your ideas and join the network. Be part of the solution and become a leader in the transition. Register at (

Invitation and registration

Join the discussions on the 14th of December! NWBA is networking partner for this event. We can offer our members a discount of 100 euro to attend the conference if you use the promotion code send via WhatsApp. If you have not received the code, then you can request this separately.

Why a conference for the North-West Europe region?

The North-Sea energy region provides a combination of renewable energy, hydrogen storage and CCS opportunities unique in Europe. It also allows the neighbouring countries to combine their strengths, and help each other where they getting behind. The Dutch and Norwegian willingness to conduct CCUS is a relief for German industry that needs a stepping stone to complete carbon neutrality. Interconnectivity in storage and transport of both electricity and hydrogen allows for a higher efficiency/lower network loss, for all connected partners. The hydrogen economy starts here!

The Hydrogen Leadership Awards

Visit Rotterdam a day earlier and join us for the Hydrogen Leadership Awards including diner. Which company will be named leader in the industry? What person has the leadership skills needed to transform towards an hydrogen economy.  Come and find out at the networking diner and award show on the 13th of December.