Nov, 08-10 in Duisburg & Essen


Welcome to NRW HY SUMMIT

The place where hydrogen meets genius. Discover Germany’s top location for the transformation to a climate-neutral future and see how the state is building Europe’s largest hydrogen ecosystem in the areas of innovation, production, and infrastructure. You also get the chance to listen to keynotes from Hendrik Wüst, Prime Minister of the State of NRW, Mona Neubaur, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Action and Energy of the State of NRW as well as keyplayers

and decision makers of the hydrogen economy. Look behind the scenes and take site tours to HY projects in different hydrogen regions in NRW.

You want to know how the smallest element will change the future? Join the beat and explore Germany’s driver for innovation at the international NRW HY Summit.

Click here to learn more about hydrogen in NRW.

Panel Discussions



Tuesday Nov 8

15:00 – 18:30

Plant Tour

thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG, Duisburg

18:30 – 22:00

Welcome Reception

thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG, Duisburg


Unfortunately, not all participants will be able to register for 11/08 due to capacity reasons. Personal invitations will be sent out soon. Thank you for your understanding.

Wednesday Nov 9


Main Conference (English/ German)

Messe Essen (Messeplatz 1, 45131 Essen), Congress Center West / Parking lot P6, Room "Europa"

8:15Entry Hall


9:00 - 10:00

HYdrogen Eco System NRW

Welcome speeches

Moderation: Dr. Thomas Kattenstein

  • Thomas Kufen
    Lord Mayor of the City of EssenCity of Essen
  • Hendrik Wüst MdL
    Prime Minister of theState of North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Mona Neubaur
    Vice Prime Minister and MinisterMinistry of Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Action and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Felix Neugart
    CEONRW.Global Business GmbH
  • Ulf C. Reichardt
    Chairman of the BoardNRW.Energy4Climate
  • Prof. Dr. Julia Frohne
    Chair of the Management BoardBusiness Metropole Ruhr GmbH
  • Rob Jetten
    Minister of theMinistry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy of the Netherlands
10:00 - 10:40

NRW HYdrogen


  • Stefanie Peters
    Managing PartnerNEUMAN & ESSER GROUP
  • Michael Theben
    Director GeneralMinistry of Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Action and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
10:40 - 11:30

NRW HYdrogen Eco System - Perspectives 2030

Panel #1

Moderation: Uwe Lewe

  • Dr. Sopna Sury
    Chief Operating Officer HydrogenRWE Generation SE
  • Dr. Fritz Jaeckel
    General ManagerIHK Nord Westfalen
  • Gilles Le Van
    Vice-President Energy Transition and Large Industries Central EuropeAIR LIQUIDE Deutschland GmbH
  • Dr. Peter Beckhaus
    CEOZentrum für BrennstoffzellenTechnik (ZBT)
  • Markus Bangen
    Chairman/CEODUISPORT - Duisburger Hafen AG
11:30 - 12:30

NRW Hydrogen Eco System - Business Opportunities and International Cooperation

Panel #2

Moderation: Dr. Thomas Kattenstein

  • Philip Hainbach
    Chief Governacnce Officer (CGO)Enapter AG
  • H.J. Steens
    Director Commercial DeliveryPort of Rotterdamm
  • Bastian Gerstner-Riewer
    Head of Project DevelopmentMitsubishi Heavy Industries EMEA, Ltd., Duisburg Branch
  • Dr. Maik Tiedemann
    CEODMT GmbH & Co. KG
  • Manuel Simm
    Director Sales H2Mannesmann Line Pipe GmbH
12:30 - 14:00

Lunch / Networking

14:00 - 15:00

Hydrogen Production & Infrastructure

Panel #3

Moderation: Dr. Thomas Kattenstein

  • Alexander Behnke
    Senior Referent Corporate Development and StrategyOpen Grid Europe GmbH
  • Elke Hohmann
    Head of Department Project DevelopmentZukunftsagentur Rheinisches Revier
  • Andreas Meyer
    Head of Technology / H2 StrategyWuppertaler Stadtwerke WSW
  • Robin von Plettenberg
    CEOH-TEC Systems
  • Gesine Ruetz
    Head of Unit Future Energy Systems, Hydrogen, Climate Protection in IndustryMinistry of Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Action and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
15:00 - 16:00

Hydrogen Usage in the Industries

Panel #4

Moderation: Dr. Stefan Herrig

  • Marvin Schumacher
    Energy Business Development ManagerINEOS Manufacturing Deutschland GmbH
  • Christoph Reissfelder
    Global Lead Energy & Climate PoliciesCovestro Deutschland AG
  • Dr. Marie Jaroni
    Head of Decarbonization and SustainabilitythyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Thiemann
    Senior Vice President Energy Transition TechnologiesSiemens Energy Global GmbH & Co. KG
  • Dr. Jörg Dehmel
    Transformation ManagerShell Deutschland GmbH
  • Lars Baumgürtel
    CEOZINQ GmbH & Co. KG
  • Dr. Stephan Behle
    Director SGR GermanySaint-Gobain Sekurit GmbH
16:00 - 16:30

Break / Networking

16:30 - 17:30

Hydrogen Mobility

Panel #5

Moderation: Dr. Frank Koch

  • Andy Marsh
    President & CEOPlug Power Germany GmbH
  • Dr. Bernd Pitschak
    Managing DirectorHydrogenics GmbH part of Cummins Inc.
  • Dr. Nicolas Dohn
    Business Manager HydrogenWestfalen AG
  • Michael R. Hübner
    Manager HydrogenHy.Region.Rhein.Ruhr e.V.
  • Dr. Albrecht Möllmann
    ChairmanHyCologne - Hydrogen Region Rheinland e.V.
17:30 - 17:45


  • Felix Neugart
    CEONRW.Global Business GmbH
  • Ulf C. Reichardt
    Chairman of the BoardNRW.Energy4Climate
18:30 - 22:00

Networking Evening Reception

SANAA-Gebäude, Zollverein, Essen


Start-up Conference (English)

“Hydrogen Start-ups welcome! - How to benefit from the dynamic development of the hydrogen economy in Germany and europe”. Messe Essen (Messeplatz 1, 45131 Essen), Congress Center West / Parking lot P6, Room "Berlin"

13:30 –13:35

Welcome with Robin Ibing & Moritz Glettenberg

13:35 - 13:55

“Hydrogen start-ups are in focus in NRW: chances, challenges and support”

Fireside Chat

Robin Ibing & Moritz Glettenberg talk with 

  • Dr. Gregor Polcyn
    Managing DirectorWEW GmbH
  • Sebastian Hanny-Busch
    Associated DirectorNRW.BANK
13:55 - 14:40

“Companies in NRW are open for co-operation in the field of hydrogen: How can start-ups get in touch?”

Panel Discussion

Magdalena Sprengel talks with

  • Ralf Werner
    CIOOpen Grid Europe GmbH
  • Frank Sent
    Director Consulting ExpertCGI Deutschland B.V. & Co. KG
  • Gero Böhmer
    Director, Government & Public AffairsWILO SE
  • Patrick Wienert
    Head of Hydrogenumlaut energy GmbH
14:40 - 15:00

“Where to start in NRW? – From a single desk to industrial size: locations, coworking, lab facilities”

Location Pitch

Get started in Duisburg, Essen, Dortmund and Jülich

  • Jan-Niclas Müller
    Project Manager Innovation & Start-upsDuisburg Business & Innovation GmbH
  • Daniel Adler
    Head of InnovationEWG - Essener Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft mbH
  • Julia Jaeger
    Investor SupportEconomic Development Agency Dortmund
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Hoffschmidt
    Managing DirectorBrainergy Park Jülich
15:00 - 15:25

"H2 start-up ecosystem in Europe: The Leading role of NRW" - Get connected to our productive and cooperative H2 ecosystems

Closing Session

Uwe Kerkmann talks with

  • Prof. Dr. Julia Frohne
    Chair of the Management BoardBusiness Metropole Ruhr GmbH
  • Prof. Dr. David Antons
    Professor and Co-Director, Institute for Technology & Innovation Management (TIM)RWTH Aachen University
15:25 - 15:30

Closing with Robin Ibing & Moritz Glettenberg

Thursday Nov 10


Site Tours (English)

Registration no longer possible

9:00 - 17:00

Site Tour Ruhr Metropolitan region – „HY Production, Transport and Distribution “

KROHNE Messetechnik, MAN Energy Solutions SE, H2Herten Anwenderzentrum

9:00 - 17:00

Site Tour Ruhr Metropolitan region – „Research Landscape Ruhr “

Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Fraunhofer-Institut für Umwelt-, Sicherheits-und Energietechnik UMSICHT, Gas and Heat Institute Essen e.V.(GWI), Westfälische Hochschule

9:00 - 17:00

Site Tour Ruhr Metropolitan region – „Hydrogen in the industry“

Zentrum für Brennstoffzellentechnik, Thyssen Krupp ElectricalSteel/Klimahafen Gelsenkirchen, FelcoGmbH

9:00 - 17:00

Site Tour Rhineland area – „Hydrogen Mobility & Hydrogen in chemical industry"

HyCologne – Hydrogen Region Rhineland: Hydrogen bus projects, Frechen; INOVYN, Rheinberg

9:00 - 17:00

Site Tour Rhineland mining area – „From coal to the energy system of the future“

Forschungszentrum Jülich, Institute of Energy and Climate Research, Windtest field Grevenbroich, Brainergy Parc (tbc)

9:00 - 17:00

Site Tour Westphalia

H2 Airport Dreierwalde, District of Steinfurt, Saerbeck Bioenergy Park, Enapter Campus

The event on 11/9 and the Site Tours on 11/10 will be climate friendly/climate neutral.




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Smart industry, new mobility, hydrogen, renewable energies, biotech and R&D – NRW combines unique location factors making sure that the business location is in the best possible position compared to other European regions. The state is one of the most popular investment locations for foreign companies in Europe and embraces game changers in emerging technologies. Have a look and explore Europe’s heartbeat!

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