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Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Energy Summit

Date: 17th March 2021 - 18th March 2021 Location: Porto - Portugal
“Moving Towards the Hydrogen Economy”

ACI’s 5th Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Energy Summit will be taking place in Porto, Portugal, on the 17th & 18th  March 2021.

This two day event will bring together key industry stakeholders from all facets of the hydrogen industry to discuss the required economical and infrastructural innovations for a sustainable future energy carrier. The key discussions will involve monetisation, latest technology implementations, material optimisation, production and transportation with case studies presented from across Europe. With incredible advances recently in hydrogen it is the best time to explore this booming industry.

Additionally, this event will include a Site Visit to CaetanoBus’ Ovar Workshop on the afternoon of 16th March for limited number of registered attendees.

Join us in Porto for the 5th edition of our Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Energy Summit!



ACI is doing everything to ensure that all its events go ahead as advertised.  Like you, we are keen to get the meetings to happen and return to some form of normality.  We are constantly tracking WHO updates, local government regulations and talking to our attendees wherever possible.  Venues are chosen and procedures are adjusted in order to make the conferences possible.

But we do accept that these are exceptionally challenging times and the updates are very fast moving.  As such, it may help you to understand how and why we arrive at decisions on moving ahead with any current event:  One month before the meeting we again re-assess the situation specific to the individual summit, both local to the event and globally.  We then take a decision as to the viability of holding the meeting as if it were happening the very next day.  If it is possible to run on that basis, we will proceed.  If not, we will be forced to take the decision to postpone the event to a later and better date.


17th March 2021
18th March 2021
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Joachim Knight – Delegate Sales
+48 (0) 61 646 7049 / 7054
Mohammad Ahsan – Marketing & Delegate Sales
+44 (0) 203 141 0606
Krisztina Maria Szabo – Commercial Partnerships
+44 (0) 203 141 0603
Florence Gardner-Hillman – Content
+44 203 141 0611
Jayme Burns – Logistics
+44 (0) 203 141 0601


Crowne Plaza Porto
Av. Da Boavista 1466
Porto, 4100-114 Portugal
+351 22 607 2500
  • Bart Biebuyck, Executive DirectorFCH-JU
  • Soren Bjerregaard Pedersen, CEOHydrogen Valley
  • Tony Picaro, Team Leader – R&D and IP Commercialisation/Market Insights & Technology IntelligenceAramco Overseas
  • Nigel Holmes, CEOScottish Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Association
  • Daniel Hofer, CEOMigrol 


  • Hydrogen producers and suppliers
  • Fuel cell companies
  • Automotive-OEMs
  • Hydrogen storage companies
  • Technology providers
  • Component manufacturers & industrial end-users
  • Financial stakeholders & investors
  • Research institutions
  • Service providers
  • Investors
  • Government officials & regulators
  • Sustainable mobility technology
  • Bart Biebuyck, Executive DirectorFCH-JU
  • Christian Sander, Head of Business Development Germany – RWE Generation SE
  • Caroline Hillegeer, Chief Commercial Officer, BU HydrogenEngie 
  • Christian Pho Duc, Managing DirectorSmartenergy Group
  • Stephan Herbst, General Manager, Toyota Motor Europe
  • Soren Bjerregaard Pedersen, CEOHydrogen Valley 
  • Michael Ismar, Sales Manager – NPROXX
  • Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, Secretary GeneralHydrogen Europe
  • Dr Alena Fargère, PrincipalSWEN CAPITAL PARTNERS
  • Kevin Pretorius, Hydrogen Lead for High Power RectifiersABB
  • Nicolas Pocard, Director of MarketingBallard
  • Nigel Holmes, CEOScottish Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Association
  • Judith Serra, Manager2G Energy Group
  • Nienke Homan, Regional MinsiterProvince of Groningen, Northern Netherlands 
  • Marc Rechter, Co-Founder & CEOResilient Group
  • Raül Blanco Díaz, Secretary General for Industry and SMEMinistry of Industry, Trade and Tourism of Spain

Host Partner


We are a Swiss-based investment company dedicated to renewable energy. We identify, develop and deliver green energy assets. We are a driving force in the ongoing transition of the industry towards green energy being focused on the deployment of solar, wind and green hydrogen projects. We are committed to pursuing the potential of hydrogen and related technology as an ideal complement for utilizing and storing renewable energy.

Smartenergy, founded 2011, is headquartered in Wollerau, Switzerland. Beyond our Team in Wollerau, we rely on our own local subsidiaries in all major markets in Europe. Local knowledge and proximity to the industry stakeholders allow us identifying and securing opportunities at an early stage while creating synergies across the entire value chain.





Ballard Power Systems Inc., is a world leader in the development, production and servicing of hydrogen fuel cell power systems.  Our products and services are used today in various markets, from heavy duty motive power (bus, truck, rail and marine) to materials handling, backup power and UAV applications. Ballard’s technology offers a wide range of benefits including lowering total life cycle cost, longer operating lifetimes and positive environmental impacts. Ballard Power Systems is present in Europe in Denmark with R&D, production facilities and our marine center of excellence as well as application engineering and after-sales services to support product integration and deployments. Ballard heavy duty power modules are currently powering 400 fuel cell electric buses having provided over 16 million kilometers of reliable service as well as fuel cell truck fleets of over 1,000 vehicles and light rail systems. We are working to accelerate fuel cell technology adoption and deliver fuel cell power for a sustainable planet.


NPROXX – Hydrogen Storage

NPROXX is a global leader in designing, developing and manufacturing Type 4 pressure vessels for the storage of hydrogen under high pressure. Based on 40 years experience in carbon-fibre-reinforced polymer (CFRP) products and systems in various industries NPROXX provides composite tank systems and tailor made solutions for hydrogen storage applications: Transport and storage (up to 1000 bar), Heavy duty vehicles (350 bar), Automotive (700 bar).
Hydrogen pressure vessels from NPROXX fulfill the common industrial standards across Europe.
We work according to the following certifications: ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management System), ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management System). For more information please visit our website and follow us on Social Media: Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube.

Michael Ismar
Manager Marketing and Sales
Phone: +31 (0) 628 509 195
Email: [email protected]



ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a leading global engineering company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by 144,000 talented employees in over 100 countries.



PRF provides a service of excellence in gas industry for almost 30 years, namely in Engineering, Construction and Maintenance for all the gas industry, providing the best solutions for:

• Hydrogen Solutions
– Power-to-Mobility
– Power-to-Gas
– Power-to-Industry
– Power-to-Power
• NGV Refueling Stations (LNG and CNG);
• Biogas Systems;
• LNG Satellite Plants:
• LNG Bunkering Systems.

Energy has evolved. And so have we!
Each time the energy evolves, we are there, so as to take it where your company needs. We are your reference partner. In Portugal and in the World.




Companies can gain direct access to our senior level audience and have an increased level of visibility through branding and networking at the conference. For information on available sponsorship and commercial opportunities, please contact:

Krisztina Maria Szabo

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3141 0603

Email: [email protected]

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At the event we strive not only to bring you to the same location at the same time as your customers/suppliers/peers, we strive to ensure you meet face-to-face with each and every one of your target contacts and to provide you with the time you need to have multiple unhurried conversations with them and build a lasting business relationship:

• A pre-event informal introduction the evening before the conference
• A minimum of five hours’ networking built into the two day conference agenda
• A networking grid which enables you to make your target contacts aware you are looking for them
• The option to join either social drinks or dinner during the evening of Day One
• ACI’s on-site team will assist you in locating your hard-to-find target contacts & make face-to-face introductions

Of course, if there is anybody you are unable to meet over the two days, ACI’s event team will do their best to initiate contact after the event.


Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Energy Summit - Conference Pass (inc. documentation package)£1,435.00£360 Early Bird Discount Available Until 30th of October, 2020. Standard Delegate: £1,795

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