EVENT

Hydrogen Conference 2024

6 November - 7 November 2024

Day 1 - 13:00 to 18:00 GMT / Day 2 - 09:00 - 17:00 GMT

City of London, UK

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Registration is now open. Early Bird Tickets are £695 GBP + 20% UK VAT per person. Book by 12 July to save £300 off the £995 standard rate

Exploring industry developments to unlock hydrogen’s role in the energy transition

It’s shaping up to be a critical year in determining the future for low-carbon hydrogen. With net zero targets and the pressure to decarbonise taking sharper focus, there is no better time to unlock hydrogen’s potential as part of the energy transition.

With the low-carbon hydrogen economy struggling to move at pace, a boost is needed in creating the market, in order to reconcile the supply and demand challenges. As the market looks to break the pattern of announcing capacity whilst demand remains relatively small-scale, questions remain around government policy and support, funding and costs, project delivery, hydrogen’s carbon intensity and end market requirements. All these challenges and more, need to be addressed to scale up the low-carbon hydrogen sector allowing it to play a critical role in delivering as part of the energy transition.

Join us on 6-7 November 2024 for the third edition of Wood Mackenzie’s Hydrogen Conference. This is your opportunity to meet hydrogen industry leaders, gain insight into project developments and forge new partnerships. You can engage in powerful conversation with Wood Mackenzie’s hydrogen research analysts as well as industry thought leaders to explore the key drivers and challenges of deploying low-carbon hydrogen.

Key conference themes for 2024 include: 

  • Exploring the long-term outlook for hydrogen
  • Financing and cost pressures of project development: After a tough year for clean energy investment and development, will the next year be better?
  • Developing supporting infrastructure to enable low-carbon hydrogen to scale up
  • Understanding the carbon intensity of the hydrogen rainbow: is full value-chain carbon intensity trumping the colour of hydrogen?
  • The role of policy and regulatory design in enabling the deployment of low-carbon hydrogen
  • The growing importance of electrolyser technology and procurement
  • Fuelling the future: Developments in synthetic fuels (e-fuels) for transportation
  • Insights and challenges into adopting the hydrogen economy: the offtakers’ perspective
 

Join us to unlock hydrogen’s potential as part of the energy transition.

Would your organisation like to sponsor this conference?

Commercial partnership opportunities include; Thought Leadership, Brand Awareness, Exhibiting, and Hospitality. To discuss further: 

Contact Ro Pleasant, Sponsorships Manager on events@woodmac.com 

This year's speakers include:

Meet and hear from leading experts, helping you make smarter business decisions and develop your long-term strategy. Discover insightful case studies and learn from businesses leaders about current challenges and their solutions, presented by Wood Mackenzie research and guest speakers.

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Registration

Early Bird Tickets are £695 GBP + 20% UK VAT per person. Book by 12 July to save £300 off the £995 standard rate.

Group discounts are available

Special rates for bookings of two or more people from one company are available. Contact Laurence Allen, Marketing Manager on on events@woodmac.com with your details and the number of people you are looking to send.

Agenda

1:00 PM

GMT

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Registration and refreshments

2:00 PM

GMT

2:00 PM - 2:10 PM

Welcome and opening remarks

2:10 PM

GMT

2:10 PM - 2:30 PM

Wood Mackenzie insight: Exploring the long-term outlook for hydrogen

2:30 PM

GMT

2:30 PM - 2:50 PM

Keynote interview: Shell

Andrew Beard

President, Hydrogen

Shell

2:50 PM

GMT

2:50 PM - 3:30 PM

Panel: Financing & cost pressures of project development - after a tough year for clean energy investment & development, will the next year be better?

Carmen de Pablo

CFO

Cepsa

3:30 PM

GMT

3:30 PM - 4:10 PM

Networking refreshments

4:10 PM

GMT

4:10 PM - 4:30 PM

Keynote fireside chat

4:30 PM

GMT

4:30 PM - 5:10 PM

Panel: Developing supporting infrastructure to enable low-carbon hydrogen to scale up

5:10 PM

GMT

5:10 PM - 5:30 PM

Fireside chat

5:30 PM

GMT

5:30 PM - 5:35 PM

Summary of day one and preview of day two

5:35 PM

GMT

5:35 PM - 6:35 PM

Networking drinks reception

8:30 AM

GMT

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration and refreshments

9:00 AM

GMT

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM

Welcome and opening remarks

9:10 AM

GMT

9:10 AM - 9:30 AM

Wood Mackenzie insight: Understanding the carbon intensity of the hydrogen rainbow - is full value-chain carbon intensity trumping the colour of hydrogen?

9:30 AM

GMT

9:30 AM - 10:10 AM

Panel: The role of policy and regulatory design in enabling the deployment of low-carbon hydrogen

Paro Konar

Director, Hydrogen and Industrial Carbon Capture

Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ)

10:10 AM

GMT

10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

Keynote fireside chat

10:30 AM

GMT

10:30 AM - 11:10 AM

Networking refreshments

11:10 AM

GMT

11:10 AM - 11:30 AM

Fireside chat

11:30 AM

GMT

11:30 AM - 12:10 PM

Panel: The growing importance of electrolyser technology and procurement

12:10 PM

GMT

12:10 PM - 12:30 PM

Fireside chat

12:30 PM

GMT

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Networking lunch

2:00 PM

GMT

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Wood Mackenzie quickfire insights

2:30 PM

GMT

2:30 PM - 3:10 PM

Panel: Fuelling the future - developments in synthetic fuels (e-fuels) for transportation

Brian Davis

CEO

C2X

3:10 PM

GMT

3:10 PM - 3:30 PM

Fireside chat

3:30 PM

GMT

3:30 PM - 4:10 PM

Networking refreshments

4:10 PM

GMT

4:10 PM - 4:50 PM

Panel: Insights and challenges into adopting the hydrogen economy - the offtakers’ perspective

4:50 PM

GMT

4:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Summary and close of conference

Speakers

Are you interested in speaking at the Hydrogen Conference?

If you would like to give a presentation at this event, please send a proposed title and three or four bullet points about the topic to Sean Manson, Content Manager on events@woodmac.com

Sponsors

Would your organisation like to sponsor this conference? Get involved now by contacting Ro Pleasant, Sponsorships Manager on events@woodmac.com

As a commercial partner, your company will be mixing with the industry decision-makers, procurement, influencers, seeking investment, partnerships, and the latest business enhancing-technologies.

  • Demonstrate thought leadership

The conference is a key channel for high-profit business transactions. Position your brand in front of international delegates and explore new business opportunities.

  • Launch your products and showcase innovation 

The conference will be a great opportunity to connect with the entire value chain while gaining exclusive insights from our team of subject matter experts and leaders in the industry.

  • Host one of our networking functions

Connect your company with the industry's most important stakeholders, enabling you to forge new partnerships and demonstrate your business strength, innovation, and expertise.

  • Online presence

Wood Mackenzie event sponsorships provide a comprehensive digital marketing strategy to reach a wider audience beyond the physical event. Your company will receive dedicated exposure on our event website, social media platforms, email marketing campaigns, ensuring maximum visibility and engagement among our online community.

Contact Ro Pleasant, Sponsorships Manager on events@woodmac.com 

 

Join us to unlock hydrogen’s potential as part of the energy transition.

Why attend the Hydrogen conference?

Meet the key leaders in the Hydrogen industry, gain insight into project developments, forge new partnerships and be part of the candid conversation that is not reported in papers or research.

Connect with the most important stakeholders. Take the opportunity to network with 200+ like-minded industry professionals and Wood Mackenzie experts from across the Hydrogen value chain to exchange ideas and form new business relationships.

Stay up-to-date on the latest developments with the critical trends, technologies and challenges associated with deploying low-carbon hydrogen.

A ticket to attend includes:

  • Exclusive and inspiring insights from the Wood Mackenzie team of subject matter experts and industry leaders
  • Peer-to-peer networking opportunities where you can make essential connections and have crucial conversations
  • Access to the event app: Manage your time to gain the most from the agenda and venue over the two days
  • Refreshments and lunch
  • Re-cap on the essential information with speaker presentation downloads (where permission has been given) post conference

Would your organisation like to sponsor this conference?

  • Demonstrate thought leadership

The conference is a key channel for high-profit business transactions. Position your brand in front of international delegates and explore new business opportunities.

  • Launch your products and showcase innovation 

The conference will be a great opportunity to connect with the entire value chain while gaining exclusive insights from our team of subject matter experts and leaders in the industry.

  • Host one of our networking functions

Connect your company with the industry's most important stakeholders, enabling you to forge new partnerships and demonstrate your business strength, innovation, and expertise.

  • Online presence

Wood Mackenzie event sponsorships provide a comprehensive digital marketing strategy to reach a wider audience beyond the physical event. Your company will receive dedicated exposure on our event website, social media platforms, email marketing campaigns, ensuring maximum visibility and engagement among our online community.

Contact us on sponsorship@woodmac.com 

Hector Arreola

Principal Analyst, Hydrogen & Derivatives

Wood Mackenzie

Hector is a hydrogen-focused senior research analyst within Wood Mackenzie’s Energy Transition Practice. Hector is responsible for building asset valuation models, interpreting policies, developing long-term demand and supply outlooks, and conducting price analyses to enable the adoption of low-carbon technologies across different sectors and markets. Before his current role, Hector participated in and led numerous consulting projects across the energy spectrum with an extensive focus on Energy Transition and decarbonization strategies and initiatives. His project experience includes commercial due diligence for hydrogen production and infrastructure, energy transition scenarios and risk analysis, market studies and competitiveness analysis under different energy transition scenarios, and facilitating corporate strategies related to carbon emissions. Hector holds an MS in Energy Finance and Economics from The University of Texas at Austin and obtained his BS as Chemical Engineer from Tec de Monterrey (ITESM). He is based in Wood Mackenzie's Houston office and is fluent in both Spanish and English.

Bridget van Dorsten

Senior Research Analyst, Hydrogen and Emerging Technologies

Wood Mackenzie

As a hydrogen-focused senior research analyst within Wood Mackenzie's Energy Transition Practice, Bridget leads the production, transportation and storage cost modelling for hydrogen research and plays a key role in global supply and demand forecasting. They have expertise in complex, top-down Excel models specific to green hydrogen technologies as well as development of bottom-up market forecasts for emerging hydrogen technologies. Prior to this role, Bridget consulted at Power Advocate specializing in hydrogen asset modelling, strategic sourcing and category management for energy utilities in North America. Their additional client experience has involved market research to determine savings potential, along with RFP sourcing, negotiation and execution, all within the energy industry. Before PowerAdvocate, Bridget worked within the H2Europe division of AirLiquide in Grenoble, France, overseeing optimization of H2 refueling processes. Bridget graduated from Brown University with an A.B.E.T. accredited B.S. in Environmental Engineering, pursuing the Renewable Energy track. Throughout their college education, Bridget worked on several initiatives with FirstElement Fuel, the largest H2 refueling station retail business in the US.

Andrew Beard

President, Hydrogen

Shell

Andrew Beard was appointed as President of Shell Hydrogen in August 2023 to look after all aspects of the hydrogen value chain, including production, storage, transport via pipelines, shipping of hydrogen and end-customer solutions. Shell is part of several key projects, in varying stages of development, aimed at scaling up production of hydrogen and showcasing the viability of hydrogen for industry and mobility, including the construction of Holland Hydrogen 1, one of Europe’s largest renewable Hydrogen plants. Prior to taking this role, Andrew served as the Head of Shells Aviation’s HSSE, Operations & Technical activities globally. Responsible for one of the most extensive refueling networks in the world, serving customers in more than 60 countries, with customers ranging from; the world’s largest airlines, to the military, to private pilots. Andrew has 17 years’ experience in the Energy industry, covering; Finance, Trading, Supply, Aviation, Digital Transformation and Alternative Energies. He is also a qualified accountant, has a Master’s degree in Logistics, Trade and Finance and a Master’s degree in International Strategy & Diplomacy.

Paro Konar

Director, Hydrogen and Industrial Carbon Capture

Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ)

The Hydrogen and Industrial Carbon Capture Directorate leads on the hydrogen economy programme for the UK government. The directorate is responsible for policies on low carbon hydrogen production and demand as well as transport and storage to deliver on the hydrogen ambitions in the British Energy Security Strategy. The directorate is also jointly responsible for the delivery of the CCUS programme, leading on CCUS enabled Hydrogen and Industrial Carbon Capture. Paro spent most of her career in the civil service working on Energy Policy. An analyst by background, Paro has worked on electricity and gas markets, leading analytical teams to develop the evidence base for the Electricity Market Reform, Capacity Market, Low Carbon Auctions as well as developing the evidence base for large infrastructure policies such as new nuclear investment in the UK, and received an OBE in recognition for her contribution to energy analysis. More recently was director for Industrial Energy responsible for standing up and delivering the UK Emissions Trading Scheme and the Industrial decarbonisation strategy.

Brian Davis

CEO

C2X

Brian Davis is the Chief Executive Officer of C2X and has 35 years of global experience spanning the entire energy value chain, encompassing oil and gas, chemicals and electricity sectors and a track record of driving growth within complex business environments. C2X is aiming to make a significant contribution to a fossil-free future by accelerating the availability of green methanol in large quantities. C2X will develop, own and operate green methanol production facilities in strategic locations, which in turn will serve to de-fossilise the chemicals, aviation and shipping sectors. Prior to joining C2X, Mr Davis enjoyed a 32-year international career at Shell, as SVP of Global Energy Solutions, Head of Corporate Strategy for the Shell Group and SVP of Shell Chemicals. After leaving Shell he served as EVP and Chief Commercial Officer for Marathon Petroleum Corporation based in San Antonio, Texas. Brian has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Sydney, Australia. He has lived and worked in in Australia, the UK, the USA, Turkey, The Netherlands and Barbados.

Murray Douglas

Head of Hydrogen Research

Wood Mackenzie

Murray is responsible for Wood Mackenzie’s Global coverage across the hydrogen value chain. Murray brings more than 17 years of experience working in a variety of roles across the energy industry. Prior to his current role, Murray led Gas and LNG Research for the EMEA region at Wood Mackenzie. In this role he was regularly sought out to speak at industry-leading events for his expertise in European gas markets. Murray has also held positions leading Wood Mackenzie’s Global Supply and Modelling Research team and the Energy Markets Research team. These teams were responsible for developing the company’s long-term oil and gas supply outlooks, and global inter-fuel analysis. Prior to joining the Energy Markets team, Murray spent over five years covering the LNG industry where he relocated to Houston to establish Wood Mackenzie’s LNG practice in North America. Across his roles at Wood Mackenzie, Murray has provided expertise to a variety of consultancy projects advising on corporate strategy, resource monetisation, market fundamentals, project financing, asset valuations, opportunity screening and competitor intelligence.

Flor de la Cruz

Principal Analyst, Hydrogen & Emerging Technologies

Wood Mackenzie

Flor is a subject matter expert in hydrogen and emerging technologies for Wood Mackenzie's Energy Transition Practice. She works on modelling hydrogen markets, tracking deployments, policy, investments, technology trends, and analyzing the adoption of hydrogen in industrial processes including ammonia, methanol, heating, blending, midstream logistics and the power and storage sector. Before joining Wood Mackenzie, Flor led the innovation team at IDOM working on developing low carbon and circular economy projects for green/blue hydrogen, advanced biofuels, hydrotreated vegetable oils, plastic recycling, and carbon capture. At IDOM she also worked as a process engineer on LNG projects in Brazil, Colombia and Poland and a natural gas processing facility in Morocco. Before IDOM, Flor worked as a Health Safety & Environment engineer at Tecnicas Reunidas (TR). At TR she worked on the Al-Zour Refinery for Kuwait and a Nitric Acid plant for Yara in Norway. Flor holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). While at MIT she worked as a researcher at the Metabolic Engineering Laboratory on a project for Novogy Inc (now Total) to investigate yeast’s ability to convert low-cost feed stocks into lipids to produce inexpensive biodiesel.

Carmen de Pablo

CFO

Cepsa

Carmen de Pablo has 25 years of experience in corporate executive management and investment banking. In 2022, Carmen joined Cepsa as Chief Financial Officer and she is a member of the Management Committee. Her responsibilities include all finance related functions as well as ESG, Strategy, M&A and IT. Carmen began her career at EY in 1995 and subsequently worked at JP Morgan, Lehman Brothers and McKinsey. She also worked at Morgan Stanley for more than a decade as Executive Director of Investment Banking and responsible for the energy and renewables sectors in Spain and Portugal, where she accumulated significant corporate finance, M&A and capital markets transaction experience. In 2013, she joined Gestamp, holding several positions such as Head of Investor Relations, M&A, and Corporate Development. She led the IPO of Gestamp and latterly was appointed CFO and member of the Management Committee. Carmen served as independent Director at the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of Viscofan until December 2023. She holds a degree in Business Administration from CUNEF and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.