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Innovate Summit at CGHM2024

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2024 Innovate Summit Agenda

April 25, 2024

Held in parallel with Connecting Green Hydrogen MENA 2024 Strategic Conference, H2Innovate Next is a dynamic and engaging platform dedicated to driving innovation and advancing the hydrogen industry. This exclusive technology-focused event focuses on the latest technologies, trends, and opportunities in low-carbon hydrogen production, efficient storage, distribution, and applications.


H2Innovate Next is open to all delegates, exhibitors, and visitors.

​April 25, 2024

Morning - Stream B H2Innovate Next Summit

09:10 - 10:10 (60 mins)

[Panel] Exploring the Potential of Integrating Hydrogen in More Industries to Achieve Decarbonization

  • Possible application scenarios: Steel, aviation, shipping, oil Refining etc.

  • The emergence of hydrogen as a source of energy in more scenarios

  • Case study: what we could learn from demonstration projects

  • Inspiration for energy system or infrastructure design


Verity Ratcliffe
Energy Reporter



Sergey Kiselev
Chief Business Officer


Kivanc Karayol
Regional Director& Sustainability Leader

Volvo Group 

Dr. Steven Griffiths 

Khalifa University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates

Alessandro Gorla
Chief Advisor & General Manager OMV Refining  & Marketing MEA


Hassana Mbeirick
Founder & CEO


Naveen Ahlawat
Head- Green hydrogen and Gasification Projects , CCSU

Jindal Steel and Power Limited

10:10 - 10:30 (20 mins)

[Keynote] The ecological building of the renewable Energy 2.0 era

Dr Tiezheng Bian
Vice President

Trina Green Hydrogen

10:30 - 11:30 (60 mins)

[Panel] Local Use-Cases - How to Soaking Up Small Volumes and Incrementally Build Demand

  • What role does mobility play (forklifts, buses, trucks, mining vehicles)?

  • What other local use-cases are best suited for hydrogen in the immediate term?

  • What role do hydrogen refuelling stations play in local markets? 


Aditya Saraswat
Research Director

Rystad Energy

Dr. Steffen Richter
Managing Director, Head of Cluster Middle East/ Turkey



Nasir Al Shamsi
Chief Transport Officer

Beeah Group

Khalid Saad Mohammed Al Fuhaid

Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) 

Nabil Nachi
Head of MEA New Business

Hyundai Motor Company

Parker Meeks
Chief Executive Officer

Hyzon Motors

11:30 - 11:50 (20 mins)

[Keynote] New demands and challenges for alkaline water electrolyser

Dr Tong Cui
Chief Technology Officer

CPU Hydrogen Power Technology

11:50 – 12:10 (20 mins)

[keynote] Hydrogen Storage Solutions and the criticality for enabling projects to scale-up and reach larger capacitie

Nayana Mady
New Energies Head - Business Development Manager Middle East Region 

Vallourec New Energies

12:10 - 12:50 (40 mins)

[Panel] Innovative Technologies to Enable Storage and Shipping

  • What might be the role of metal organic frameworks (MOF) in comparison to liquid hydrogen ?  

  • Advances in liquid hydrogen organic carriers and in hydrogen liquefaction technology

  • How to reduce the energy penalty of forming and cracking ammonia? 


Nouhaïla NABIL
Green Hydrogen System Manager 



Thibault MARGUET
Director - Liquid Hydrogen Product Line

Air Liquide Engineering & Construction

Katarina Hughes-Straka
Senior Business Development Manager

Hydrogenious LOHC

Bingfei He
Associate Dean of Research Institute

CIMC Hydrogen

12:50-13:10 (20 mins)

[Keynote] Integrated Solutions along the H2 Value Chain

Carlo Terragni
Managing Director

NEUMAN & ESSER Italia S.r.l.

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