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H2 Buyers Forum


3 September 2024

In conjunction with the Investing in Green Hydrogen 2024, H2 Buyers & Offtake is an exceptional platform that has been thoughtfully designed to exclusively gather buyers of green hydrogen from diverse industries, such as aviation, mobility, steel, chemicals, and other heavy industries. This unique forum aims to address the concerns and challenges faced by hydrogen buyers, focusing on crucial aspects like procurement, decarbonization, financing, and more.

The event will feature an array of informative conference sessions that delve into the intricacies of hydrogen offtake agreements, offering valuable insights to all participants.

Day 2 - 3 September

H2 Buyers & Offtake Forum-Morning Session

09:00 - 09:10 

(10 mins)

Welcome Address

09:10 - 10:00 

(50 mins)

[Opening Panel] Paving the Path Towards Net Zero

This opening panel will set the stage for the conference by bringing together prominent leaders and experts in the energy buyer sector. They will discuss the critical challenges and opportunities in achieving a sustainable energy transformation, with a specific focus on hydrogen as a key enabler. The panel will explore the importance of collaboration among stakeholders, the role of policy frameworks, and the need for technological advancements.

Sergey Kiselev
Chief Business Officer

Clara Bowman
Chief Operating Officer
HIF Global

Tomoaki Ichida
Managing Executive Officer, Responsible for The Americas Area
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.

Siddharth Malik
Chief Executive Officer
Vulcan Green Energy

10:00 - 10:20 

(20 mins)

[Keynote] Decarbonizing Hard-to-abate Sectors - for Silver Sponsor

Senior Representativ
Shuangliang Hydrogen Energy Technology

Coffee Break  (30mins)

10:50 - 11:40

(50 mins)

[Panel] Creating Sustainable Hydrogen Demand: Insights from Steel, Ammonia, Chemical, and Heavy Industries

This panel will feature industry experts from steel, ammonia, chemical, and heavy industries who will provide valuable insights into the demand for sustainable hydrogen. The panelists will discuss the specific challenges and opportunities these industries face when transitioning to hydrogen as a cleaner alternative fuel. The panel aims to explore strategies, technologies, and policies that can drive the adoption of sustainable hydrogen in these key sectors, leading to a more sustainable and decarbonized future.

Joel H. Moser
Chief Executive Officer
First Ammonia

Sam Cho
Managing Member of the Northwest Seaport Alliance
Commissioner of the Port of Seattle

Gilles Bouder
Head of EMEA Business Development
HDF Energy

Navid Ostadian-Binai
Head of Green Vessels & Fuels 
Maersk Tankers

11:40 - 12:00 

(20 mins)

[Keynote] The e-fuel revolution and India’s role in this journey

Rahul Munjal
Chairman and Managing Director
Hero Future Energies

Luncheon & Networking

H2 Buyers & Offtake Forum - Afternoon Session

14:00 - 14:50

(50 mins)

 [Panel] Commercialized hydrogen offtake agreements

The panelists will explore the key considerations and challenges involved in structuring hydrogen offtake agreements, including pricing, duration, volume, and logistics. They will also share real-world examples and lessons learned from successful commercialized hydrogen offtake agreements. The panel aims to provide valuable insights and guidance for businesses looking to enter into such agreements and contribute to the growth of the hydrogen economy.

Thierry Lepercq
Founder & President

Timo Bollerhey
CEO and Managing Director | H2 Global Advisory

Oliver Coe
Lead Contract Manager ‑ Hydrogen
Low Carbon Contracts Company

Andreas Gunst
DLA Piper

14:50 - 15:10

(20 mins)

[Keynote] Financing Green Hydrogen Offtake Contracts - for Silver Sponsor

15:10 - 16:00

(50 mins)

[Panel] Hydrogen Optimized: Sourcing, Commercializing and Scaling Hydrogen

This panel session will focus on the strategies and best practices for sourcing, commercializing, and scaling hydrogen. Experts will discuss the latest developments in hydrogen production, distribution, and utilization, as well as the challenges and opportunities in the industry.

Naveen Ahlawat
Chief Procurement Officer & Head- Power to X
Vulcan Green Steel

Gilles Le Van
Vice-President Large Industries and Energy Transition Central Europe
Air Liquide

Nizam Ahmadi Shah Abd Hakim
Head of Business Development, Hydrogen 

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