10 APRIL 2024

08.30 - 09.00

Arrival, coffee and registration

Welcome by the Host of the Budapest Hydrogen Summit

09.00 - 09.15

Opening Speech

The role of hydrogen in Hungary's clean energy transition

Attila Steiner, State Secretary for Energy and Climate, Ministry of Energy of Hungary

09.15 - 09.30

Keynote speech

The new energy frontier for Europe - hydrogen in energy transition

Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, CEO, Hydrogen Europe

09.30 - 09.45

Keynote speech

Driving research and innovation of hydrogen technologies across Europe

Mirela Atanasiu, Executive Director ad Interim, Clean Hydrogen Partnership

09.45 - 10.00

Keynote Speech

Low carbon hydrogen, an opportunity for Europe

Bert De Backker, Policy Manager EAME, ExxonMobil's Low Carbon Solutions business

10.00 - 10.15

Keynote Speech

Status of the development of the Hungarian hydrogen ecosystem

István Lepsényi, President, Hungarian Hydrogen Technology Association


10.15 - 10.30

Keynote Speech

Presentation of MOL’s hydrogen strategy

Gabriel Szabó, Group DS Executive Vice President, MOL Group

10.30 - 11.00

Networking Tea&Coffee

11.00 - 11.45

Panel Discussion

Challenges and Opportunities along the hydrogen value chain. Market outlook: How soon and how big can the hydrogen market become?


  • Ionut Ciubotaru, Vice President for Business Development, Downstream Gas and Power, OMV Petrom
  • Zoltán Gellényi, Member of the Board, FGSZ
  • Ion Sterian, CEO, Transgaz, Romania
  • Paweł Stanczak, advisor to the EU representation, Ukraine's Gas Transmission Operator (GTSOU)
  • Nikola Delev, Acting Head of Analyses and International Activities Division, Bulgartransgaz

Pál Ságvári, Vice President, Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority

11.45 – 12.00

Keynote Speech

Hungary's hydrogen strategy

Viktor Horváth, Deputy State Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Hungary.

12.00 – 12.15

Keynote Speech

Status of the Aquamarine project and next steps

Ákos Kriston, CEO, Hungarian Gas Storage

12.15 – 12.40

Fire-side chat

EUH2STARS - Paving the way towards the future of European underground hydrogen storage


  • Stephan Bauer, Head of Green Gas Technology, RAG Austria AG
  • Lajos Erdélyi, Project Manager of Major Hydrogen-based Energy Storage Projects, Hungarian Gas Storage

Zsolt Bertalan, Energy Advisor, CESP (MOL-PE Circular Economy Science Park)

12.40 – 14.00

Networking Lunch

14.00 – 14.15

Keynote Speech

Green Energy Park's Commitment to Energy Transition, Innovation, and Global Collaboration

Tobias Puklavec, Director, Engineering Chair of the Governing Board, Green Energy Park

14.15 - 14.25

Keynote Speech

Technological diversity and hydrogen-based mobility - HUMDA as a green mobility integrator

Virág Mészáros, CEO, HUMDA (Hungarian Mobility Development Agency)

14.25 – 15.15

Panel Discussion

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


  • Mateusz Figaszewski, E-mobility Development and Market Intelligence Director, Solaris
  • Manfred Seitz, Director General, Danube Commission
  • Roy van Son, Area Sales Manager Hydrogen, Resato Hydrogen Technology
  • Andreas Noky, Manager Hydrogen Filling Stations, Messer Group

Dr. Barna Hanula, HUMDA (Hungarian Mobility Development Agency)

15.15 – 15.30


Kincsem Hyper GT: Hydrogen hypercar breaking NATO’s diesel addiction

Tibor Bak, Founder & CEO of Bak Motors Group

15.30 – 15.45


Introducing John von Neumann University’s hydrogen-powered vehicle

Dávid Kis, Director of Hydrogen Technology Research Center, John von Neumann University

15.45 - 16.15

Fire-side chat

Regional cooperation on hydrogen


  • Polina Kazakevych, President, Energy Association “Ukrainian Hydrogen Council”
  • Constantinos Papalucas, Coordinator, Greek National Hydrogen Committee; Managing Director, EastMed Energy Hub
  • Ján Weiterschütz, President, Slovak National Hydrogen Association

Csaba Vigassy, CEO, Hungarian Hydrogen Technology Association

16.15 - 16.30

Closing Remarks


Networking Cocktail reception

Hotel Marriott Budapest

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