Hydrogen Technology Expo Europe, the world’s largest hydrogen trade fair, has announced a new long-term partnership with Hamburg Messe und Congress (HMC) and a move to Hamburg from 2024 onwards. The annual event, which currently takes place in Bremen, Germany, already attracts more than 500 international exhibitors and thousands of attendees from around the world, showcasing the latest innovations in the hydrogen industry.
The partnership with HMC is expected to further extend the Expo’s rapid growth rate in 2024 and beyond.
“Hydrogen Technology Expo is thrilled to partner with Hamburg Messe und Congress for our 2024 event, said UK-based organiser TransGlobal Events’ CEO Mike Robinson. “Hamburg is internationally recognised as a leader within the renewable energy sector, and host to many important hydrogen projects. Hamburg Messe und Congress’ expertise and world-class facilities will help us to deliver an even more impactful event for our exhibitors and allow us to attract even more international visitors”.
“The new partnership with HMC is a great opportunity for Hydrogen Technology Expo,” said event director Charlie Brandon. “It will allow us to further extend our expertise in the hydrogen sector and bring the international industry together to explore even more technologies and new solutions that will advance the industry.”
Hamburg is already internationally recognised as a world-leading hub for renewable energy and low-carbon hydrogen, as-well-as a pioneer within sustainable mobility – especially among the shipping and aerospace industries. HMC, organisers of WindEnergy Hamburg – the wind industry event, and SMM – the international maritime trade fair, are excited about this new partnership. With Hydrogen Technology Expo Europe, a third global flagship fair is being added in Hamburg.
“We are proud to establish the world’s largest networking platform for the hydrogen sector at the exhibition hub of Hamburg together with our partner, TransGlobal Events, from 2024,” said Bernd Aufderheide, president and CEO, HMC. “For us and the hydrogen metropolis of Hamburg, this co-operation partnership is a milestone achievement that will drive new H2 technologies and processes as we face the energy challenges of the future. The city’s projects and infrastructure, combined with our centrally-located, state-of-the-art exhibition campus, provide an ideal environment for this leading global trade fair to take place regularly and grow further.”
The topics addressed by H2Expo & Conference, HMC’s own networking event of the international hydrogen economy, will be integrated into the Hydrogen Technology Expo Europe. With the two events about to merge, HMC will forgo holding its event originally planned for June 2023.
Hydrogen Technology Expo will continue to be held in conjunction with the Carbon Capture Technology Expo, which is the leading event for CCUS and carbon reduction technology, the partnership aims to address the pressing need for carbon removal solutions and to promote blue hydrogen production.
The dates for the 2024 Hydrogen Technology Expo Europe have been set for 22-24 October and return to Hamburg’s exhibition campus annually thereafter.