08.30 - 09.30

Registration and networking breakfast

09:30 – 09:45

Forum Opening

Commissioner for the Internal Market Thierry Breton

“Accelerating the EU’s hydrogen economy: a call to action”

9:45 – 10:00

Hydrogen Market Outlook with Martin Tengler, Analyst, BNEF

10:00 – 10:45

Knowledge-sharing session with the Thrive regions
  • Manuelle Dupuy, Deputy General Director, Region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
  • Kädi Ristkock, CEO of CleanTech Estonia
  • Maria Belarmina Diaz Aguado, General Director of Energy and Mining in the Ministry of Ecological Transition, Industry and Economic Development, Province of Asturias

10:45 – 11:00


11:00 - 12:00

How to reach FID: Private investments, green premium and other paths to the finish line
  • Jacob Ruiter, Managing Director European Green Hydrogen Acceleration Center, EIT InnoEnergy
  • Philipp Offenberg, Senior Manager, Europe, Breakthrough Energy
  • Erika Mink-Zaghloul, Senior Vice President (SVP) Government & Regulatory Affairs, Thyssenkrupp Steel
  • Laura Buffet, Energy Director, Transport & Environment

12:00 - 13:00

Networking Lunch

13:00 - 14:00

Reality Check: does clean hydrogen ambition match the reality?
  • Michaela Holl, Senior Associate EU Green Deal, Agora Energiewende
  • Adithya Bhashyam, Analyst, BNEF
  • David Berman, Air Liquide, Head of EU Public Affairs
  • Constantine Levoyannis, Head of EU Affairs, Nel

14:00 - 14:30

Coffee break / Live streaming of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s speech at the High-level Policy Conference of European Hydrogen Week

14:30 - 15:30

Hydrogen infrastructure: the next bottleneck?
  • Abel Enriquez, Head of EU Affairs and Organisations, Enagás
  • Andreas Löffler, Project Manager, Kfw IPEX-Bank
  • Anna Lóránt, Policy Manager at Environmental Defense Fund Europe
  • Panagiotis Panousos, Hydrogen & Energy Transition Senior Manager at DESFA SA
  • Maxime Peeters, Programme Manager Hydrogen, Port of Antwerp-Bruges

15:30 - 15:40

Fireside chat with Joaquim Nunes de Almedia, Director for Mobility and Energy-intensive industries, Directorate-General for Industry and Internal Market, European Commission