Day 1

An associated exhibition located at "Börsensaal" in the Chamber of Commerce Hamburg will present various hydrogen projects and research activities, located in Northern Germany and beyond. We gladly invite you to visit the exhibition between the presentations.


October 2019


  • 09.00 h
    Registration, Coffee
  • 10.00 h
    Address of welcome
    • Friederike C. Kühn, President of the IHK Nord
    • Michael Eggenschwiler, President of the Hydrogen Society Hamburg
  • 10.10 h
    Northern Germany - the hydrogen region
    • Dr. Peter Tschentscher, First Mayor of Hamburg
    • Daniel Günther, Minister-President of Land Schleswig-Holstein
  • 10.35 h
    International Keynote
    • Prof. Ad van Wijk, Future Energy Systems, TU Delft
  • 11.00 h

    Session 1: "PRODUCTION / POWER 2 GAS"

  • 11.00 h
    Keynote: "Groningen - the European Hydrogen Valley"
    • Paul de Rook, Vice-Mayor, City of Groningen
  • 11.15 h

    Pulse lectures

    • Patrick Cnubben, LNG & Hydrogen, New Energy Coalition Groningen
    • Gabriele Schmiedel, Executive Vice President, SIEMENS Hydrogen Solutions
    • Dr. Oliver Weinmann, Managing Director, Vattenfall Europe Innovation GmbH
    • Jürgen Wollschläger, CEO, Raffinerie Heide GmbH
  • 12.15 h
    Lunch break
  • 13.30 h


  • 13.30 h
    Keynote: "Optimal interplay between fuelcell and battery: Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL"
    • Prof. Dr. Christian Mohrdieck, Director Fuel Cell & CEO Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell GmbH, Daimler Group Germany
  • Parallel Panels:

  • 14.00 h
    Trucks - Room "Elbe"
    • Rolf Huber, Chairman and Founder, H2Energy AG
    • Dirk Lehmann, Managing Partner, Becker Marine Systems
      "Clean Logistics - Hydrogen hybrid drives for road, water and rail"
  • 14.00 h
    Cars - Room "Merkur"
    • Dr.-ing. Sae Hoon Kim, Head of fuel cell division, Hyundai Motor Group
    • Nikolas Iwan, Managing Director, H2Mobility GmbH
  • Parallel Panels:

  • 14.45 h
    Trains - Room "Merkur"
    • Dr. Jens Sprotte, Head of business unit Urban & Systems, Alstom Transport Deutschland
  • 14.45 h
    Busses - Room "Elbe"
    • Randy MacEwen, President & CEO, Ballard Power Systems, Inc.
    • André Steinau, Advisor of the CEO, eFarm-Projekt at GP Joule GmbH
  • 15.30 h
    Coffee break
  • 16.00 h
    Panel discussion
    • Bart Biebuyck, Executive Director, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking
    • Jörg Starr, Chairman, Clean Energy Partnership
    • Rolf Huber, Chairman & Founder, H2 Energy AG
    • Dr.-ing. Sae Hoon Kim, Head of fuel cell division, Hyundai Motor Group
  • 17.00 h
    Keynote: "The hydrogen economy in Japan"
    • Kikuko Kato, Consul-General of Japan in Hamburg
  • 17.20 h
    End of day 1
  • 17.20 –
    19.00 h
    Get together in the Chamber of Commerce

Moderation: Johannes Büchs, WDR

Day 2


October 2019


  • 09.00 h
    Address of welcome
    • André Mücke, Vice-President Hamburg Chamber of Commerce
  • 09.05 h

    Keynote: The Olympic "Hydrogen" Games 2020

    • to be confirmed
  • 09.20 h

    Session 3: "MARITIME INDUSTRY"

    • Dr. Pierre Sames, Group technology and research director, DNV GL, to be confirmed
    • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerd Holbach, Design and operation of maritime systems, TU Berlin
      "ELEKTRA, the first emission-free push boat - from vision to realization"
  • 10.00 h


    • Thorsten Luft, VP Corporate Fuel Management, Deutsche Lufthansa AG
    • Jens Müller-Belau, Energy Transition Manager, Shell Global Solutions Deutschland GmbH
    • Marc Grünewald, Vice-President, MAN Energy Solutions
  • 10.45 h
    Coffee break
  • 11.15 h


    • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marc Hölling, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
      "CO2-free steel production by means of hydrogen"
    • Andrea Wenzel, CFO, H&R Ölwerke
  • 12.00 h
    Hydrogen Mobility Award Ceremony

    with Michael Westhagemann, Senator for Economics, Transport and Innovation of the City of Hamburg

  • 12.30 h

    End of Symposium

Moderation: Johannes Büchs, WDR

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