Under the heading ”It’s time to put climate first”, WindEnergy Hamburg will for the first time since 2018 be the global meeting place for the onshore and offshore wind energy industry from 27 to 30 September 2022. In ten exhibition halls totalling 68.500 square metres, more than 1,400 national and international exhibitors from 40 nations will showcase the latest products, services, and trends. Roughly 30.000 participants from over 100 countries are expected to come to Hamburg to explore the wind industry's entire value chain and get a comprehensive overview of the status, development, and future of the global wind market.
The new H2EXPO & CONFERENCE makes hydrogen the top topic.
For the first time, the H2EXPO & CONFERENCE will take place in parallel with WindEnergy Hamburg to highlight the full spectrum of hydrogen technologies. What is more, for the first time the conference programme of the world’s leading wind industry expo will be open to all visitors free of charge, right in the middle of the exhibition halls.
WindEnergy Hamburg open its doors again in 2022! © Hamburg Messe und Congress
An international forum addressing the generation, distribution, and use of Green Hydrogen, the H2EXPO & CONFERENCE makes its debut as a new major feature added by Hamburg Messe und Congress. Hall A2 on Hamburg’s exhibition campus will be the site of a captivating four-day networking platform. In the networking areas and at side events, stakeholders from business and politics will share knowledge and views about the latest trends and the future of the international hydrogen economy. H2-technology providers from around the world will present their solutions and innovations and showcase their projects. Leaders from the political, scientific, and business worlds will be present on the conference stage to discuss topics such as regulatory issues, technologies, and the future of Green Hydrogen.
Green Hydrogen is the key to a successful industrial decarbonisation
Key topics on the agenda include business perspectives, energy transport and storage, regulations, government programmes and markets. Bernd Aufderheide, President and CEO of the Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH, stresses: “We cannot achieve a successful energy transition unless we use renewable energy on a broad basis. Green Hydrogen is the most essential resource for our future, and key to successful industrial decarbonisation using affordable energy. Through our H2EXPO & CONFERENCE we are providing a platform to the rapidly growing hydrogen economy and demonstrating that by combining eco-friendly technologies we can make affordable energy available for all aspects of our daily lives.”
The comprehensive program will be offered on four stages. © Hamburg Messe und Congress
Four open stages to hear about the newest wind industry topics
For the first time, the popular WindEnergy Hamburg conferences will take place on four open stages right in the middle of the halls free of charge to enrich the trade fair experience with the knowledge of thought leaders from industry and science. Accompanying the expo, conference sessions featuring top-ranking experts will address the industry's current key topics.
Furthermore, at the ”Global Markets Theatre” organised jointly with the Global Wind Energy Council, visitors can learn more about the many opportunities harboured by major and emerging wind industry markets. Key topics include COP27, nature and biodiversity, new technologies, and the threat of disinformation.
Meet industry and government representatives and the new H2EXPO stage
The new “Horizons Stage” will host informative sessions with key industry and government representatives who will comment on current topics associated with the wind industry – organised in conjunction with WindEurope, the German Engineering Industry Association (VDMA), the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) and other partners. The following topics will be covered: Finance, Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), market updates for UK/FR/ES/PL/SE/the Baltics, supply chain challenges, floating offshore platforms, rotor blade recycling and pathways to a circular economy, trends, and innovations, the future of wind energy technology, expansion pathways for wind power, and the evolution of supply chains.
Over 1,400 exhibitors are expected at the expo. © Hamburg Messe und Congress
At the ”Speakers‘ Corner” exhibitors will present their latest product highlights and exciting innovations. For example, they will address the use of cargo drones for logistics applications around wind turbines or to avert and manage risks associated with storms and lightning in the wind power sector. What is more, at the recruiting forum on Friday of the expo week, WindEnergy Hamburg exhibitors will introduce themselves as employers, outline career and training opportunities, and offer specific job openings.
The H2EXPO & CONFERENCE stage will be entirely dedicated to the hydrogen economy. Top-ranking speakers from politics, business and science will discuss current topics, such as regulatory issues, technologies, and the future of green hydrogen. The focal topics on the agenda revolve around business perspectives, energy transport and storage, regulations, government programmes and markets.
This Article is part of issue 03-2022 of the German Wind Power Magazine, the international magazine of the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) about innovations of the German wind industry. You can read the full magazine here, online and for free.