The Australian Hydrogen Council (AHC) has signed an MOU with the Sustainable Energy Council (SEC) to host the Asia Pacific Hydrogen 2023 Summit & Exhibition at the ICC in Sydney, Australia on 26-27 October 2023.
The global event, which convenes over 3,000 attendees to advance hydrogen’s role in the future energy mix, has also announced the confirmed support and participation from the Australia Trade and Investment Commission and the New South Wales (NSW) Government in Australia.
NSW Minister for Energy, Matt Kean: “We are pleased to bring together the Sustainable Energy Council’s network of leaders from across government and industry in Sydney and show NSW is the number one destination for investment for green hydrogen. By 2030, the green hydrogen industry can grow our gross state product by $600 million each year and by 2050 could attract up to $80 billion of investment.”
NSW Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade, Alister Henskens: “We are excited to host the next summit and showcase to the world why NSW is Australia’s net zero and clean economy capital. This two-day event will attract thousands of visitors to our State and generate an estimated $2.7 million in direct expenditure, delivering a significant boost to the NSW visitor economy. We look forward to presenting to the world the opportunities NSW has to offer.”
Australian Hydrogen Council CEO, Fiona Simon: “We are delighted that Australia has attracted world hydrogen leaders to converge in NSW. Hydrogen’s role in the energy mix is accelerating and it presents not only an economic growth opportunity, but a way to evolve our resources and provide long-term economic resilience. This event will be the ultimate meeting ground for global leaders, government representatives and industry stakeholders spearheading the hydrogen industry, and an opportunity to show the world that Australia is set to be a global hydrogen powerhouse.”
Australian Trade and Investment Commission General Manager, Investment and Sectors, Peter Horn said: “Austrade is pleased to support the Asia Pacific Hydrogen Conference and draw global attention to Australia’s emerging world class hydrogen sector. Hydrogen offers Australia and our trading partners a unique opportunity to decarbonise, deliver energy security, and support green economic prosperity. The conference will showcase a number of leading hydrogen projects and companies that are active in the Asia Pacific region. It will bring together global experts and decision makers to drive public and private commercial collaboration in this important sector.”