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Location: British Embassy Berlin, Wilhelmstrasse 70/71, 10117 Berlin

12:30 - 13:30

Registration & Coffee

Registration at the entrance will be open from 12:30

13:30 - 13:40


British Embassy Berlin

Her Excellency Jill Gallard CMG CVO, British Ambassador to Germany

13:40 - 14:15

Signing of the Joint Declaration of Intent (JDoI) in the Hydrogen Sector followed by key note speeches from:

Dr. Philipp Nimmermann, State Secretary for the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMKW)

Lord Martin Callanan, Minister for Energy Efficiency and Green Finance (DESNZ)

14:15 - 15:15

UK and German Regional Hydrogen Clusters

This session will be delivered by German and British partners together with subnational stakeholders who are already designing the future of the industry and its infrastructure.

Heike Tipmonta, Director Business Services, Hamburg Invest, HY-5 The Green Hydrogen Initiative of Northern Germany

Dr. Chris Manson-Whitton, CEO Progessive Energy Ltd., HyNet UK

Martyn Tulloch, Managing Director, Net Zero Technology Centre

Dr.-Ing. Sylvia-Christine Trage, Partner, MHP - A Porsche Company, HyLion

Moderation: Kat Boyd, Deputy Trade Commissioner, Europe, and Country Director, Trade and Investment, Germany, Department for Business and Trade

15:15 - 15:45

Networking Break

15:45 - 17:00

Showcasing UK-DE Hydrogen Industry Projects

Industry will be showcasing a selection of current and upcoming projects, vital for both nations to reach their ambition of Net Zero.

Dr. Sopna Sury, COO Hydrogen, RWE Generation SE

Dennis Schulz, CEO, ITM Power plc

Alan Newby, Director, Aerospace Technology & Future Programs, Rolls-Royce

Dr. Axel Wietfeld, CEO, Uniper Hydrogen

Meiko Neumann, GM, cruh21 GmbH, MOHN Project

Moderation: Jane Toogood, Industry Co-Chair of the UK Hydrogen Delivery Council and Chief Executive, Catalyst Technologies, Johnson Matthey

17:00 - 17:10 

Short break

17:10 - 17:45

H2 Support Mechanisms in the UK and Germany

H2 Global and the UK's funding mechanisms are at the forefront of supporting production and use of hydrogen.

Timo Bollerhey, CEO, HINT.Co GmbH

Emma Bulmer, Deputy Director, Hydrogen Production, Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

Moderation: Daniella Carneiro, Government Advisor Hydrogen & CCUS, Department for Business and Trade. 

17:45 - 18:30

Q&A session with representatives from both governments

Building on the presentations and discussions of the previous sessions, join German and British officials in a Q&A session on respective national strategies.

Stef Murphy, Director Hydrogen and Industrial Carbon Capture, Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

Christian Maaß, Director General, Energy policy, heating, energy efficiency, Federal Ministry for Economics and Climate Action

Moderation: Kirsten Westphal, Member of the Executive Board, Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft (BDEW) e.V. (German Association of Energy and Water Industries) 

18:30 - 18:40

Closing Remarks

Lord Dominic Johnson of Lainston, Minister of State in the Department for Business and Trade

18:40 - 20:30

Networking & Reception

including a Green whisky tasting, highlighting single Malt Scotch Whisky from distilleries which are in the process of decarbonising (19:00 – 19:20)


Conference language: English