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Hubert Aiwanger and Dr Roland Fleck at the presentation of the Bavarian Hydrogen Strategy

Minister of Economic Affairs Hubert Aiwanger and NürnbergMesse CEO Dr Roland Fleck at the presentation of the Bavarian Hydrogen Strategy in the Exhibition Centre: NürnbergMesse supports the initiative of the Bavarian State Government with the new event "Hydrogen Dialogue", which will be held for the first time in the Exhibition Centre on 18 November 2020.

Press Release NürnebrgMesse

Nuremberg - the hydrogen capital

29. May 2020
  • HYDROGEN DIALOGUE is a new event for the European hydrogen community, to be launched by NürnbergMesse on 18 November 2020
  • Bavarian government presents the state’s hydrogen strategy at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg
  • As a founding member and platform, NürnbergMesse lends additional strength to Center Hydrogen.Bavaria (H2.B)

NürnbergMesse is providing support for Bavaria’s state hydrogen strategy with a new event for the European hydrogen community, HYDROGEN DIALOGUE, to be held for the first time at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg on 18 November 2020. In the future, it will be the central meeting place for experts in the fields of policy-making, the economy and science, and will help them develop hydrogen technologies through to practical application. The organizer is NürnbergMesse, in partnership with Center Hydrogen.Bavaria (H2.B) and the Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy as patron.

NürnbergMesse CEO Dr Roland Fleck views the new event, being launched this coming autumn, as the future central platform for the European hydrogen community and a step toward turning the new Bavarian hydrogen strategy into reality: “We have supported Center Hydrogen.Bavaria, which is based in Nuremberg, from the beginning. As an energy source, hydrogen is the key to dealing with climate change, and offers major potential for industry, not just in the Nuremberg metropolitan region but throughout Germany and Europe. We therefore welcome the state’s new hydrogen strategy and are very happy to support it with our new annual event, HYDROGEN DIALOGUE – the meeting place for the European hydrogen community in Nuremberg!”

Bavaria’s hydrogen strategy was presented today by the state’s Minister for Economic Affairs, Hubert Aiwanger, together with Center Hydrogen.Bavaria (H2B) board members Prof. Veronika Grimm and Prof. Peter Wasserscheid, during a press conference in the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg.

Aiwanger comments, “Hydrogen is green, and is a key element in the clean energy mix of the future. NürnbergMesse recognizes its importance as an energy source and has created a platform for experts in the fields of policy-making, the economy and science. In launching the HYDROGEN DIALOGUE event, Nuremberg identifies the signs that the Age of Hydrogen is on its way.”

Grimm adds, “Hydrogen technologies are a key to achieving our climate goals, in addition to comprehensively transforming our energy system and industry in Bavaria as a whole. In recent weeks, H2.B has compiled outlooks from businesses, research institutes and municipal authorities within Hydrogen Alliance Bavaria and developed recommendations for a position paper that has informed the state’s hydrogen strategy. The future-oriented themes of this strategy will be an important element in bolstering the economy, research institutes and municipal authorities. The ability to work well with initiatives at a national and European level will also be vital.”

To further extend the leading technological position of Bavarian businesses in the hydrogen sector, the state established Center Hydrogen.Bavaria (H2.B) at “Auf AEG” in Nuremberg in the late summer of 2019. NürnbergMesse is a founding member, alongside numerous industrial firms in Bavaria.

Central platform for hydrogen technology

At its launch at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg on 18 November 2020, HYDROGEN DIALOGUE will take place in conjunction with the NUEdialog science congress. NUEdialog, an established event run by the School of Business, Economics and Society of the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), will work closely with Center Hydrogen.Bavaria (H2.B) and the Nuremberg Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Middle Franconia this year on questions relating to hydrogen.

Dr. Ulf Santjer
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About the NürnbergMesse Group

NürnbergMesse is one of the 15 largest exhibition companies in the world. It comprises NürnbergMesse GmbH and its 15 subsidiaries and affiliates. The company employs more than 1,000 people at eleven locations in Germany, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Greece, Austria and the USA. NürnbergMesse Group also has a network of international representatives operating in more than 100 countries. The portfolio covers some 120 national and international exhibitions and congresses. Every year, about 35,000 exhibitors (international share: 44%) and up to 1.5 million visitors (international share of trade visitors: 26%) participate in the own, partner and guest events of the NürnbergMesse Group.