The official hydrogen event in Rotterdam spoke to the world’s hydrogen and energy leaders about the future outlook for the hydrogen industry, including the Advisor International Climate & Energy for Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), David Koole.
What is your main aim at the World Hydrogen Summit & Exhibition?
Well, we are from the government, and we are hosting 12 Dutch companies. They can present themselves to a lot of international businesses. We also host international delegations here and we make sure they meet, they connect, and we are here to accommodate them.
Why is the World Hydrogen Summit & Exhibition unique?
This summit is a perfect place to network to meet each other, especially after two years of COVID.
Everyone was really looking forward to it and we are here again to accommodate every company that wants to meet internationally with Dutch companies with Dutch government, yeah, so we can make this this whole hydrogen transition a good transition
Have you met your target audience at this event?
Yes, I have. I’ve met much representatives from foreign governments from South America from Australia from Africa. We also have invited them invited them to this Summit, and they’ve inspired me showing me so many large projects in Namibia in South Africa what they’re working on. And I think a lot of Dutch companies can learn from that. But also, the other way around. Dutch companies here show what we can do and what we offer to the international hydrogen sector.
What is your biggest takeaway from the event?
The biggest take away for the audience in my perspective, will be that it has to be a collective challenge.
We see that there are companies that focus on the production side there are companies that focus on the demand side. And we have to get them together, for years now we have, it’s been quite fragmented and these kinds of summits really help to get people together to get companies together so that they could work internationally into a great success.
What last message would you share with audiences world-wide?
You didn’t ask me what the best pavilion was.
Well, of course I would say the Dutch Government pavilion is the best and most inviting pavilion here at the summit, but also great to see all the other delegations, companies, and pavilions here at the summit.
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