Green Hydrogen within the EU

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
02:00 pm - 03:30 pm
Messe München
Hall B2, Booth B2.550

Besides the opportunity for the equipment industry, green hydrogen provides also a chance to harvest energy on the continent. The variety of Europe is expected to reflect also in a variety how green hydrogen is produced and consumed. Spain as candidate to become the "New Norway" for mass production and export, Eastern Europe pioneering with smart transition schemes securing high added value and highly integrated environments, Hydrogen Valleys, all over Europe for coupled local production and consumption are pieces of Green Hydrogen industry taking shape.

02:00 pm - 02:05 pmWelcome and Introduction

Christian Weinberger (Moderator)

Strategy Adviser

02:05 pm - 02:20 pmEuropean Union Started the Hydrogen Race. Still Leading?

Jorgo Chatzimarkakis


Hydrogen Europe

02:20 pm - 02:35 pmA Roadmap to Scaling up Green Hydrogen Production in Europe

Volker Häckh

Business Development

Lhyfe / Vohatec GmbH

02:35 pm - 02:50 pmLarge Scale Green Hydrogen in Iberia

Maria Trinidad

Managing Director


02:50 pm - 03:05 pmEuropean Green Hydrogen Project Development - Current Challenges

Marc Rechter

Co-founder & CEO

Resilient Group

03:05 pm - 03:20 pmHype to Impact: We Can Accelerate Development of Large Scale Green Hydrogen

Katherina Radeka

CEO & Founder

Rapid Learning Cycles Institute

03:20 pm - 03:30 pmQ&A and Closing

Christian Weinberger (Moderator),

Strategy Adviser


Before becoming independent, he worked for more than 20 years in the European Commission. In 1999 he joined DG Enterprise and Industry in the sector for technical harmonisation in the Common Market and EN standardisation. In 2003 he was appointed Head of Unit dealing with Entrepreneurship and SME Policy and later Advisor in the same area. In 2016 he became Senior Adviser for Macroregional Strategies the Danube Region, working from Vienna. After returning to Brussels in 2018 he was named Senior Adviser for Advanced Industrial Technologies and Hydrogen Coordinator in DG GROW. Before joining the European Commission, Christian Weinberger worked in the private sector, for 10 years with a large multinational corporation in Marketing, Sales, Finance and Special Business Operations in various countries and at European HQ and then founded an international SME in Information Technology and was its CEO for 10 years. Being a European born in Austria, Christian Weinberger holds a Master of Physics in Engineering, an MBA and a Ph.D. in Economics.

Marc Rechter, Resilient Group

Co-founder & CEO


I'm co-founder and CEO of Resilient Group, which includes, among others, Resilient Hydrogen, our green hydrogen development company.

Maria Trinidad, ErasmoPower2X

Managing Director


Mrs María Trinidad is the current Managing Director of ErasmoPower2X, leading the growth of the company with focus in green hydrogen and renewable power development. Maria has more than 17 years of business development and M&A experience. Prior to working at ErasmoPower2x and Soto Solar, she occupied different positions in Repsol and Repsol renewables, leading international transactions worldwide.

Katherina Radeka, Rapid Learning Cycles Institute

CEO & Founder


Katherine Radeka is the founder and CEO of the Rapid Learning Cycles Institute, and the developer behind the Rapid Learning Cycles framework. The framework accelerates innovation with resilient decision making that eliminates the root causes of project delays and disappointing results. She has accelerated innovation in industries from aerospace to medical devices and pharmaceuticals to consumer electronics and alternative energy. She is the author of four books on innovation management, including The Shortest Distance Between You and Your New Product, which describes the framework in detail.

Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, Hydrogen Europe



Jorgo Chatzimarkakis is CEO of Hydrogen Europe since 2016. Before he was Representative of Infineon Technologies in Brussels and Member of the European Parliament (2004 - 2014) inter alia in the ITRE Committee (Industry, Technology, Research and Energy) where he could contribute to lay the cornerstone for the first and the second Joint Undertaking on hydrogen and fuel cells. In 2007 he was elected 'MEP of the year' by his colleagues of the European Parliament in the category 'Research and Innovation'. In 2015 he was appointed ambassador at large for Greece. Mr Chatzimarkakis was born in Duisburg, Germany. He holds German and Greek nationality, a degree in political science from the University of Bonn.

Volker Häckh, Lhyfe / Vohatec GmbH

Business Development

Volker Häckh recently joined Lhyfe, a producer of green hydrogen with its headquarters located in Nantes, France, in September of 2022. In his role as a consultant, he is driving business development in Germany, focusing on the sectors of mobility and industry. Simultaneously, Volker is the managing director of his business consulting firm vohatec GmbH. Prior to that, Volker was holding several senior management positions at Linde AG, i.e. the management of global development, sales and marketing in Western Europe and the overall business of a German region. After studying chemical engineering at KIT in Karlsruhe, he took part in various leadership training courses, including one at Duke University, USA.

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