Sydney secures Asia Pacific Hydrogen 2023 Summit


The Asia Pacific Hydrogen 2023 Summit & Exhibition is heading to Sydney in October after an MOU was signed between Australian Hydrogen Council (AHC) and the Sustainable Energy Council (SEC).

To be held at the ICC in Sydney on October 26-27, the global event is expected to attract over 3,000 attendees.

The Asia Pacific Hydrogen Summit & Exhibition was secured with support from the Australia Trade and Investment Commission and the NSW Government.

SEC organises three of these summit and exhibition events every year in America, Europe and Asia, with Australia chosen by SEC as the location for the Asia Pacific Hydrogen Summit & Exhibition for years to come based on the country’s commitment to become a major global player by 2030.

“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,” said Minister for Energy Matt Kean.

Photo: Australian Hydrogen Council.

“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.”

Australian Hydrogen Council CEO Fiona Simon said the event will attract the world’s hydrogen leaders to 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,” she said.

“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.”

BESydney CEO Lyn Lewis-Smith said securing the inaugural Hydrogen Summit is “a great signal of intent of Australia’s ambitions to transition to a renewable energy superpower”.

“Events like this are a shot in the arm for tourism, but they also stimulate progress in the city, nation and region where they are held, placing a global spotlight on our region’s hydrogen community, highlighting the incredible ideas and skills found here, and adding new perspective to a predominantly northern hemisphere discussion,” she said.