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Tuesday 7th September 2021

We are delighted, after what has been a very difficult year, to be able to announce the date of the 2021 UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell conference.

This is an extremely exciting time for the industry with major announcements on an almost daily basis. Although some may say we have been waiting for this for some time I feel we can truly say that for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

The Time really is NOW

This well-established and highly respected event now in its 17th year, will look at both the Hydrogen Economy and  the range of applications for Fuel Cells. Sessions will focus on the Production, Distribution and Use of Hydrogen. Market demand for hydrogen will cover Transport Applications as well as Remote and Stationary Power.

The conference is guaranteed to be a key date in the UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell calendar.with key speakers from the public and private sectors  including representatives from

FCH JU, BEIS, Johnson Matthey, Luxfer Gas Cylinders, Kiwa UK, Toyota, Wrightbus, Hyzon Motors ,  Engie, Umoe Advanced Composites, Swagelok Manchester, Zero Avia, Forresters,  Progressive Energy, Ballard Power Systems, Cummins, Marks and Clerk ,  Arcola Energy, ENGIE, University of Birmingham, Enercy and HORIBA Group

 Due to the cancelled 2020 conference and the bookings being rolled over, all of the exhibition stands are unfortunately already taken, although we are taking bookings for a reserve list .

We are however still  offering the opportunity to become involved and speak at the conference as a  Main Sponsors (£3,000) with a speaking opportunity in the Keynote session. Which would include  logo placement on the website, mailings and social media for the next 6 months, an excellent opportunity to profile your business at this important and established event. The Main Sponsors position also includes 5 additional delegate passes which can be used for internal or external partners. We also have 2 remaining opportunities for workshop sponsors (£1,000) who would have a speaking position in one of the workshops and logo placement.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you are interested in any of the options above

Jacqui Staunton


(If for any reason the conference has to be cancelled all bookings will be carried forward to the 2022 event which is due to take place on the 8th March 2022)


Mirela Atanasiu Head of Unit Operations and Communities FCH JU

Steven Mills, Head of Hydrogen Sector Development, BEIS

Ewan Campbell Global Commercial Manager Johnson Matthey

Jim Gregory European Business Development Manager  Luxfer Gas Cylinders

Jo Bamford Chairman Wrightbus

Craig Knight CEO Hyzon Motors

Mark Eldridge Divisional Director Kiwa UK

Jorn Lovdal Sales Manager Umoe Advanced Composites

Adam Baddeley Head of Project Delivery Progressive Energy Ltd

Denis Thomas Business Development Manager for Renewable Hydrogen Cummins

David Yorke Market Development Manager Ballard Power Systems

Jon Hunt Manager of Alternative Fuels Toyota(GB) plc

Alex Mauser Operations and Development Manager Enterprise Europe Network

Jagvir Purewal Patent Attorney Forresters

Thomas Huddle Business Development Manager Swagelok Manchester

Julian Renz Business Development Hyflyer Project Manager Zero Avia

Ben Todd CEO Arcola Energy

Afkenel Schipstra SVP Business Development Hydrogen in Netherlands ENGIE

Professor Robert Steinberger-Wilckens Professor, Chair Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Research University of Birmingham

Enrique Troncoso Managing Director Enercy / Director Systeng Consulting

Sean Crespin Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Lead HORIBA Group


Nigel Holmes Chief Executive SHFCA

Rob Cockerill Global Managing Editor Gasworld/Managing Editor H2 View

Celia Greaves Executive Officer UKHFCA

Prof Michaela Kendall CEO and Co founder Adelan

Ben Madden  Director Element Energy

The full programme will be announced in the coming months. Speakers already committed can be seen on the speakers tab. If you wish to be part of the programme there is an opportunity to become involved through our extended sponsorship programme.

Enterprise Europe Network International Match Event.

Due to the current government restrictions and measures in place, we are working on a new format and offer to participants.

 For further details and to register your interest please contact, Jay Gohil – JGohil@cad.coventry.ac.uk

There will be a display of vehicles in the Foyer area outside the entrance to the conference. Anyone wishing to display a vehicle please do get in touch – cost £500 ( imposed by the NEC)

There is currently no capacity for additional exhibitors however please do get in touch  if you wish to be placed on a waiting list if spaces do become available.

Car Parking

When you arrive at the NEC follow signs for Gate 3 and North Car Parks . Go through
Gate 3 where you will be directed to North 1 where there are reserved free parking
places. You will be directed to the designated area for the event by the security staff.
Walk to the Atrium Entrance 2 opposite Hall 8 and turn to the left where you will see the
entrance to Concourse 1 opposite Hall 9 .


B40 1NT

Travelling to the event

From Birmingham International Train Station and Birmingham International Airport
From the Airport take the free Sky-Rail service which runs between the Airport and
Birmingham International Station. At the station follow signs to The NEC via the covered
walkway. The escalator or lift at the end of this bridge link will take you down to the
main Piazza in The NEC. Walk straight ahead following signs to Halls 6-20, Atrium, Gallery and Concourse. Turn right at Hall 3a and take the escalator and moving walkway to the Atrium. At the end of the moving walkway, take the escalator down to the Atrium. The Concourse Suite is directly ahead
*Please note -the walk from the station takes about 10 minutes*
By Road
When you arrive at the NEC follow signs for Gate 3 and North Car Parks . Go through
Gate 3 where you will be directed to North 1 where there are reserved free parking
places. You will be directed to the designated area for the event by the security staff.
Walk to the Atrium Entrance 2 opposite Hall 8 and turn to the left where you will see the
entrance to Concourse 1 opposite Hall 9 .

EV Electrical Car chargers

For anyone driving an EV there are 11 electrical car chargers across the site each of which have 2 charging points. The nearest one to the conference is in North 1A (1 charger with 2 points) – site map can be found on documents tab


September 7
£150 – £3000
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Climate Change Solutions


North Ave, Marston Green, Birmingham
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
Early Bird Delegate ( available until 7th July ) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells - The Time is Now 2021
£ 225.00 ex VAT
41 available
Keynote Sponsor 2021 Hydrogen and Fuels Cells - The Time is Now
£ 3,000.00 ex VAT
2 available
Additional delegate passes for Sponsors and Exhibitors 2021 Hydrogen and Fuel Cells - The Time is Now
For Exhibitors and sponsors wishing to purchase additional delegate tickets
£ 150.00 ex VAT
10 available