The European Network of Maritime Clusters and the Luxembourg Maritime Cluster are delighted to invite you to the panel discussion on
Hydrogen: The Future of Shipping? Belgium & Luxembourg’s place in the Geopolitics and Geoeconomics of Hydrogen,
which will be organized on November 20th, 2023, at 18:30 in Brussels, in parallel to the Hydrogen Week Brussels, with the support of the Luxembourg Embassy in Brussels, the event will be held on their premises.
The event will start with an Opening speech by H.E. Jean-Louis Thill, Ambassador of Luxembourg in Brussels. Then, Professor Mikaa Blugeon-Mered will give a brief introduction on 2030 Hydrogen Target Unlikely to be Delivered: Why and How Could Benelux save the EU? before moderating the panel discussion composed of keynote speakers from different sectors, including financing, engineering, port and infrastructures, and policy decision maker.
For this panel, we are delighted to count among us:
- Minister Claude Turmes, Luxembourg Minister for Energy
- Mr. Nicolas Brahy, Co-Founder of the Hy24 investment fund
- Mr. Roy Campe, Chief Technology Officer at CMB Tech
- Mr. Luc Arnouts, Vice President International Relations and Networks at the Port of Antwerp-Bruges
Each of our speakers will briefly present their activities linked to hydrogen before discussing the limits, needs, and challenges of all kinds that the Belgian, Luxembourg, and Dutch players are facing, following Mikaa Mered’s presentation, which will list positive contributions made by Benelux to hydrogen in Europe.
Our moderator, Mikaa Mered, is an award-winning geopolitics expert and international speaker specialized on Hydrogen, Arctic and Antarctic affairs, with more than 12 years of experience in the field. He is an adjunct lecturer on Polar and/or Hydrogen geopolitics at HEC Paris, Sciences Po Paris, the French War College (Ecole de Guerre), Lille Catholic University and ILERI. Also expert-evaluator to the European Commission, his first monograph, “Les Mondes Polaires” (‘The Polar Worlds‘ – French University Press, 2019) has won two prizes.
We would be delighted to count you among us for this event which promises to be dynamic.