Perth to host hydrogen conference in November

Perth will host the Australian Hydrogen Conference (West) this November attracting 440 delegates for the two-day event in November.

Minister for the Hydrogen Industry Alannah MacTiernan said Western Australia was becoming globally recognised for its significant renewable hydrogen potential.

“Since the State Government’s Renewable Hydrogen Conference in 2018, a local renewable hydrogen industry is turning from vision to reality here in Western Australia,” MacTiernan said.

“The Australian Hydrogen Conference will bring industry leaders to Perth to showcase our State’s enormous opportunities in this emerging industry, helping to keep WA centre-stage in the hydrogen economy.”

Run by Sydney-based events company Informa, the Australian Hydrogen Conference (West) is complemented by its east coast counterpart, which will next be hosted in Adelaide.

“Western Australia’s tourism industry is of key importance to the WA State Government, and we are actively supporting the ongoing recovery of the sector through our $185 million Reconnect WA funding package, which included $15 million to attract lucrative business events to WA such as the Australian Hydrogen Conference (West),” said Minister for Tourism Roger Cook.

Business Events Perth CEO Gareth Martin said that Western Australia’s growing strengths in the hydrogen sector contributed to the State being chosen as the destination for the 2022 event.

“Western Australia’s energy industry is moving towards more renewable energy sources, and as a result we’re making big strides in the field of hydrogen,” he said.

“In 2019, the WA Government launched the Renewable Hydrogen Strategy, which sets out the State’s approach to becoming a significant producer, exporter and user of renewable hydrogen energy.

“Bringing together the top experts in this field in Western Australia will lead to new innovations and emerging projects that will continue to strengthen WA’s commitment to transition into a sustainable energy State.”