4 APRIL 2023

08.30 - 09.00

Arrival, coffee and registration

Welcome by the Host of the Budapest Hydrogen Summit

09.00 - 09.15

Opening speech

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 the energy transition

Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, CEO, Hydrogen Europe

09.30 - 09.40

Keynote speech

Championing a clean energy future with hydrogen infrastructure

Ralph Bahke, Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) Hydrogen Area Sponsor; Managing Director, ONTRAS

09.40 - 10.20

Panel Discussion

Energy Leaders Panel - Challenges and Opportunities along the hydrogen value chain


  • Najla Al Jamali, Alternative Energy Chief Executive, OQ, Oman
  • Yelda Guven, Policy VP, ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions
  • Ralph Bahke, Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) Hydrogen Area Sponsor; Managing Director, ONTRAS
  • Ákos Hegedüs, Managing Director, Linde Gas Hungary
  • Zoltán Jászberényi, CEO, Pietro Fiorentini Hungary

Claudia Patricolo, Editor-in-Chief, CEENERGYNEWS

10.20 - 10.35

Keynote Speech

Cooperation between the renewables gases of the future: green hydrogen and biomethane

Harmen Dekker, CEO, European Biogas Association (EBA)


10.35 - 10.50

Networking Tea&Coffee

10.50 - 11.05

Keynote speech

How gas can support the upscale of the hydrogen economy and the energy transition

James Watson, Secretary General, Eurogas

11.05 -11.20

Keynote Speech

Development of hydrogen projects in Hungary

Attila Nyikos, Executive Director, Hungarian Hydrogen Technological Alliance

11.20 – 11.40

Keynote Speech

Status of the Aquamarine project of Hungarian Gas Storage

Ákos Kriston, CEO, Hungarian Gas Storage

11.40 – 12.20

Panel Discussion

How to transport and store hydrogen? Assessing the potentials of repurposing the gas infrastructure.


  • Szabolcs I. Ferencz, Chairman-CEO, FGSZ Natural Gas Transmission Ltd.
  • Milan Sedlacek, Head of EU affairs and Strategy, Eustream, a.s. Slovakia
  • Ákos Kriston, CEO, Hungarian Gas Storage
  • Ion Sterian, Director General, Transgaz, Romania

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

12.20 - 12.40

Keynote Speech

The potential of hydrogen in Ukraine

Oleksandr Riepkin, President of the Energy Association “Ukrainian Hydrogen Council”; Special Envoy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine for Economic Diplomacy

12.40 - 12.50

Keynote Speech

Building Up the Greek Hydrogen Value Chain

Constantinos Papalucas, Coordinator, Greek National Hydrogen Committee; Managing Director, EastMed Energy Hub

12.50 – 14.00

Networking Lunch

14.00 – 14.15

Keynote speech

Hydrogen in EU energy and innovation policies.

Tudor Constantinescu, Principal Adviser at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy

14.15 – 14.30

Keynote speech

Péter Horváth, CEO, Dunamenti Power Plant

14.30 - 14.45

Keynote speech

Clean hydrogen value chain at Messer: flexible supply concepts from on-site production, storage and transportation to hydrogen filling stations

Andreas Noky, Project manager Clean Hydrogen, Messer SE & Co. KGaA

14.45 – 15.25

Panel Discussion

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


  • Gáspár Balázs, Chairman-CEO, Alstom Hungary
  • Beáta Nehéz, Deputy Director, Hungarian Mobility Development Agency Ltd. (HUMDA)
  • Richárd László, Country Director, Toyota Central Europe Hungary

Zoltán Vígh, Executive Director, "Ányos Jedlik" Hungarian E-Mobility Cluster

15.25 – 15.45

Networking Tea&Coffee

15.45 – 15.55

Keynote speech

European Hydrogen Bank: Scaling up the EU Hydrogen Economy

Ewelina Daniel, Policy Officer, DG CLIMA, European Commission

15.55 – 16.35

Panel Discussion

Regulations, Financing and Investment: How soon and how big can the hydrogen market become?


  • Roland Schulze, Managerial Adviser – Low Carbon Energy Technology, European Investment Bank
  • Jan Jakob Peelen, Partner, co-head of the Europe Energy sector group, Dentons
  • Pál Ságvári, Vice President, Hungarian Energy and Public Utilities Regulatory Authority

Tamás Pletser, Oil&Gas Analyst, Erste Investment

Closing Remarks

Cocktail reception

Hotel Marriott Budapest

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