10 March, 2022

08.30 - 09.00

Arrival, coffee and registration

Welcome by the Host of the Budapest Hydrogen Summit

09.00 - 09.15

Opening speech

László Palkovics, Minister for Innovation and Technology, Hungary

09.15 - 09.25

Keynote speech

The European Commission’s hydrogen vision the the path of net-zero

Kadri Simson, Commissioner for Energy, European Commission

09.25 - 09.35

Keynote speech

Europe’s hydrogen future

Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, CEO, Hydrogen Europe

09.35 - 10.20

Panel Discussion

Hydrogen, the new energy frontier: challenges and opportunities ahead of the hydrogen market.


  • Thomas Schubert, Partner, Dentons Berlin
  • Ákos Hegedüs, Managing Director, Linde Gas Hungary
  • Zoltán Jászberényi, CEO, Pietro Fiorentini Hungary
  • Attila Nyikos, Executive Director, Hungarian Hydrogen Technology Association

Claudia Patricolo, Editor-in-Chief of CEENERGYNEWS

10.20 - 10.30

Keynote Speech

Impact of the war in Ukraine on the energy markets. The geopolitical realities

Botond Feledy, Foreign Policy Expert, Director of the European Leadership Programme


10.30 - 10.50

Networking Tea&Coffee

10.50 - 11.00

Keynote speech

Championing a clean energy future: how hydrogen can disrupt the global energy system

Francesco La Camera, Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency

11.00 - 11.45

Panel Discussion

Blue Hydrogen: a key contributor to the energy transition? Assessing the development of blue hydrogen production and the repurposing of the gas infrastructure.


  • Szabolcs I. Ferencz, Chairman-CEO, FGSZ Natural Gas Transmission Ltd.
  • Ákos Kriston, CEO, Hungarian Gas Storage
  • Franck Neel, Member of the Executive Board, OMV Petrom
  • Pál Ságvári, Vice President for International Affairs, Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority
  • Zsófia Beck, Managing Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group

Annamária Fehér, Head of the CEO's Cabinet, MVMCeenergy

11.45 - 11.55

Keynote speech

Regional hydrogen cooperation

Attila Steiner, State Secretary for the Development of Circular Economy, Energy and Climate Policy, Ministry for Innovation and Technology, Hungary

11.55 - 12.05

Keynote speech

Germany's national hydrogen strategy

Dr Stefan Kaufmann, Innovation Commissioner for Green Hydrogen, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

12.05 - 13.40

Networking Lunch

13.40 - 13.55

Keynote speech

Perspectives of hydrogen development in Japan

Imazato Kazuyuki, Director General of Representative Office in Europe, NEDO

13.55 - 14.05

Keynote speech

Potentials of green hydrogen in light of 2030 goals

Felicia Mester, Director of Public Affairs, Hydrogen Europe

14.05 - 14.50

Panel Discussion

Deployment of hydrogen in mobility: paving the way for a decarbonized transport sector.


  • Richárd László,Country Director, Toyota Central Europe Hungary
  • Gáspár Balázs, Managing Director-CEO, Alstom
  • Roy van Son, Alternative Fuel Manager, Eurowag

Jakub Groskowski,Executive Director, Central Europe Energy Partners (CEEP)

14.50 - 15.15

Networking Tea&Coffee

15.15 - 15.30

Keynote speech

Ukraine’s green hydrogen potential

Oleksandr Riepkin, President of the Energy Association “Ukrainian Hydrogen Council”

15.30 - 15.40

Keynote speech

The role of hydrogen for climate neutral consumer products

Thomas Narbeshuber, Vice President, BASF South Central Europe

15.40 - 16.25

Panel Discussion

Financing and Investment: How soon and how big can the hydrogen market become? How to make hydrogen projects bankable and take hydrogen projects off the ground?


  • Johannes Truby, Managing Director Economic Advisory, Deloitte
  • Gniewomir Flis, Associate, Energy Revolution Ventures
  • Roland Schulze, Managerial Adviser – Low Carbon Energy Technology, European Investment Bank
  • Pascal Brancart, Managing Partner, John Cockerill

Péter Kaderják, Head of Zero Carbon Hub

16.25 - 16.30

Closing Remarks

17.30 - 21.00

Networking Party

Hotel Marriott Sky Lounge

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