Market Opportunities in Germany’s growing Hydrogen Ecosystem

Investing in the hydrogen front runner region North Rhine-Westphalia - Germany’s energy region No. 1 North Rhine-Westphalia holds huge potential for investing in the accelerated Energy Transition

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North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), one of the most important economic regions in Europe, Germany's strongest economic output (GDP), largest population, and highest foreign direct investment (FDI). More than 160 million people live within a radius of 500 kilometers around the state capital Düsseldorf, representing almost one third of all consumers and 45 percent of purchasing power in the EU.

With its new hydrogen roadmap, the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia shows that achieving the Paris climate action targets and strengthening the economic and industrial location can go hand in hand. A quarter of the current CO2 emissions in North Rhine-Westphalia can be saved by hydrogen alone.

North Rhine-Westphalia is already working intensively to create the conditions for the establishment of a hydrogen economy and will intensify its activities. The state has set specific targets for each sector and one of it is the development of strategic international partnerships and cooperation with international companies.

At our upcoming online investor event on 14. March 2022, jointly organized by NRW.Global Business and Germany Trade & Invest, German and Japanese experts will show why an investment in the German and North Rhine-Westphalian hydrogen and fuel cell market is attractive and profitable for Japanese companies.

Date: 14th March 2022 (Mon.)
Time: 16.30 - 18.30 (JST) / 8.30 - 10.30 (CET) 
Location: Zoom Meeting Room
Language: English/Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation) 
free of charge
Please register latest by 10th March (Thu.) 24.00 (JST) / 16.00 (CET)

Hosted by: Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI), NRW.Global Business GmbH and NRW.Global Business Japan (NRW Japan K.K.)
Supported by
: Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Japan, Osaka Prefectural Government and Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Organized by: EE ENERGY ENGINEERS GmbH  and ECOS  

Program <JST>
16:15   Digital Onboarding and Technical Notes 
16:30   Official Beginning and Welcome by Moderator
Georg K. Löer, Representative Director & President, NRW Japan K.K. / NRW.Global Business Japan

16:35   Greeting Addresses
H.E. Dr. Clemens von Goetze, German Ambassador to Japan
Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Director General, Department of Commerce, Industry and Labor, Osaka Prefectural Government

16:45   Market Insights Germany: The importance of the hydrogen ecosystem for the German energy transition
Heiko Staubitz, Senior Manager, Investor Consulting, Hydrogen & Energy Infrastructure at GTAI

17:00   Market Insights NRW: Developments and business opportunities in the North Rhine-Westphalian H2- and fuel cell sector
Dr. Thomas Kattenstein, Head of Competence Center H2, EE ENERGY ENGINEERS

17:15   Inside NRW: Success with H2 CHP technology in the North Rhine-Westphalian ecosystem 
André Banken, Director International Business Development, 2G Energy AG

17:30   Inside NRW: Field report of successful H2 business development in the North Rhine-Westphalian H2 market 
Marc D. Jedamzik, Director Sales Western Europe, Mitsubishi Power Europe GmbH

17:45   Road to NRW: Opportunities for Japanese H2 start-up companies
Uwe Kerkmann, Managing Director, H2UB

18:00   Discussion / Q&A with the audience

18:30   Official End 

Following the event, you will have the opportunity to discuss your market opportunities in direct digital conversations with the speakers and contributors.
For this purpose, you can register your interest for the individual meeting per survey during the event or by mail after the event. We are happy to organize your individual appointments.

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Unfortunately, the registration for this event is closed. We would be happy to welcome you at one of our next events.

Best regards,

Georg Löer
Representative Director & President 
NRW.Global Business Japan / NRW Japan K.K.