Australian Officials sign MOU to Host APAC Hydrogen 2023

The Australian Hydrogen Council (AHC) has signed an MOU with the Sustainable Energy Council (SEC) to host the Asia Pacific Hydrogen 2023 Summit & Exhibition at the ICC in Sydney, Australia on 26-27 October 2023.

The global event, which convenes over 3,000 attendees to advance hydrogen’s role in the future energy mix, has also announced the confirmed support and participation from the Australia Trade and Investment Commission and the New South Wales (NSW) Government, with official Government partners, the German Federal Ministry for Economics and Climate Action.

The aim of the Asia Pacific Hydrogen Summit & Exhibition is to be the official meeting place for government and private sector leaders to exchange insights, showcase advancements and establish new partnerships that will accelerate the hydrogen industry scaleup to deliver a successful energy transition in line with 2030 and 2050 climate goals.

SEC organises three of these summit & exhibition events every year: one in America, one in Europe and one in Asia. Australia has been chosen by SEC as the leading location for the Asia Pacific Hydrogen Summit & Exhibition for years to come.

By hosting the Asia Pacific Hydrogen 2023 Summit & Exhibition, the Australian Hydrogen Council (AHC) is highlighting the country’s commitment to become a major global player by 2030. Plans are underway to builddomestic hydrogen hubs fostering demand and co-locating infrastructure which will underpin Australia’s world[1]leading exporting capabilities.

The Hon. Penny Sharpe, Minister for Climate Change, Minister for Energy, Minister for the Environment, and Minister for Heritage, New South Wales Government commented: “Hydrogen is essential to our Net Zero future. I’m looking forward to hearing from the hydrogen industry about its exciting and innovative plans to turn NSW into a renewable energy powerhouse.”

Anoulack Chanthivong, Minister for Industry and Trade, New South Wales Government commented: “NSW is Australia’s clean economy capital, and this will showcase NSW as a world leader in green hydrogen. We look forward to welcoming thousands to learn more about the huge investment opportunities on offer in NSW.”

Fiona Simon, CEO, Australian Hydrogen Council commented: “We are delighted that Australia has attracted world hydrogen leaders to converge in NSW. Hydrogen’s role in the energy mix is accelerating and it presents not only an economic growth opportunity, but a way to evolve our resources and provide long-term economic resilience. This event will be the ultimate meeting ground for global leaders, government representatives and industry stakeholders spearheading the hydrogen industry, and an opportunity to show the world that Australia is set to be a global hydrogen powerhouse.”

Peter Horn, General Manager, Investment and Sectors, Australian Trade and Investment Commission commented: “Austrade is pleased to support the Asia Pacific Hydrogen 2023 Summit & Exhibition and draw global attention to Australia’s emerging world class hydrogen sector. Hydrogen offers Australia and our trading partners a unique opportunity to decarbonise, deliver energy security, and support green economic prosperity. The conference will showcase a number of leading hydrogen projects and companies that are active in the Asia Pacific region. It will bring together global experts and decision makers to drive public and private commercial collaboration in this important sector.”

Chris Hugall, Managing Director, Sustainable Energy Council (SEC) commented: “SEC is very proud of our partnership with the Australian Hydrogen Council to deliver the Asia Pacific Hydrogen Summit & Exhibition with the official support from Austrade and the Government of New South Wales. As hydrogen accelerates into the mainstream energy sector, we invite the global energy community to join us in Sydney, grasp the advancements and create new partnerships in the region which will enable this important industry to deliver on its potential.”