Alongside the Port of Rotterdam, the City of Rotterdam, and the Province of Zuid-Holland, the organisers, Sustainable Energy Council (SEC), hope the conference and event will spark international collaboration between government and industry, and expand knowledge sharing to scale-up and rapidly deploy the hydrogen economy.

Following the sell-out World Hydrogen 2022, SEC have said has doubled its capacity to welcome more companies in 2023, to keep up with the rapid industry expansion, and enable key business relationships to emerge.

The Port of Rotterdam Authority in May (2022) said it could become a key import hub for Europe’s hydrogen targets, claiming it could supply the continent with 4.6 megatonnes of hydrogen each year by 2030.

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By hosting the event, the Province, City and Port hope to emphasise their commitment to become ‘Europe’s hydrogen hub’.

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Chris Hugall, Managing Director of SEC, said, “SEC is delighted to be hosting the World Hydrogen 2023 Summit & Exhibition in Rotterdam once again. With our partners the Province, City and Port of Rotterdam we are excited to invite the international community to join us at this official event to experience the huge global advancements in hydrogen and make the key contacts to continue the industry expansion and deliver a speedy energy transition.”

Robert Simons, Vice Mayor of Port & Economy for the City of Rotterdam, commented, “Our port has the ambition to be the largest global hydrogen and low carbon fuel hub in the world by 2030. Rotterdam has world-class infrastructure and is set to set to supply major European demand areas via excellent existing and new to be built networks,”

Jeannette Baljeu, Regional Minister of the Province of Zuid-Holland, added, “The urgency to develop a hydrogen value chain is broadly felt, which is reflected by the growth of the World Hydrogen Summit & Exhibition. As the Province of Zuid-Holland we are proud to contribute and show how far we’ve already come. “