One of Australiaâ€™s top hydrogen conferences, the Australian Hydrogen Conference (West), will be addressing the future of Australiaâ€™s hydrogen industry in Western Australia this year.
Bringing together the hydrogen sectorâ€™s most eminent energy leaders to explore the latest emerging projects, challenges and opportunities to shape the future of this rapidly expanding industry, the Australian Hydrogen Conference (West) will see 440 delegates visit Perth for the two-day event in November 2022.
The conference is expected to directly generate upwards of A$560,000 (US$403,000) for the West Australian economy, boosting local jobs and supporting the recovery of the business events industry.
Minister for the hydrogen industry, Alannah MacTiernan said Western Australia was becoming globally recognised for its significant renewable hydrogen potential.
â€śSince the State Governmentâ€™s Renewable Hydrogen Conference in 2018, a local renewable hydrogen industry is turning from vision to reality here in Western Australia,â€ť MacTiernan said.
The Australian Hydrogen Conference is known for featuring high-profile keynote speakers, with Angus Taylor, minister for industry, energy and emissions reduction, and former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull joining MacTiernan to present at the 2021 conference in Sydney.
Run by Sydney-based events company Informa, the Australian Hydrogen Conference (West) is complemented by its east coast counterpart, which will next be hosted in Adelaide.
Business Events Perth CEO Gareth Martin said that Western Australiaâ€™s growing strengths in the hydrogen sector were significant and contributed to the State being chosen as the destination for the 2022 event.
â€śWestern Australiaâ€™s energy industry is moving towards more renewable energy sources, and as a result weâ€™re making big strides in the field of hydrogen; in 2019, the WA Government launched the Renewable Hydrogen Strategy, which sets out the Stateâ€™s approach to becoming a significant producer, exporter and user of renewable hydrogen energy,â€ť Martin said.
â€śBringing together the top experts in this field in Western Australia will lead to new innovations and emerging projects that will continue to strengthen WAâ€™s commitment to transition into a sustainable energy State.â€ť