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Plenary Speakers

Plenary Sessions

Monday, June 4, 2012 – Opening Session

After being welcomed to the 19th edition of the World Hydrogen Energy Conference, plenary speakers will provide their thoughtful insights into the successes, opportunities and challenges of hydrogen energy. They will set the stage for the conference and for its theme, “Hydrogen Systems: Enabling Energy Solutions.” Don’t miss this opportunity to be challenged, inspired and educated.

Pierre Gauthier
WHEC2012 Co-Chair, Sales Director
Air Liquide Hydrogen Energy – View Presentation

Nick Beck
WHEC2012 Co-Chair, S&T Director – Hydrogen Economy and Transportation Energy
Natural Resources Canada

Honourable Gary Goodyear
Minister of State, Science and Technology, Industry Canada and Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario,
Government of Canada

John Sheridan
President & CEO
Ballard Power Systems – View Presentation

Nejat Veziroglu
International Association of Hydrogen Energy

Alan C. Lloyd
International Council on Clean Transportation – View Presentation

David Sanborn Scott
Honorary Chairman – View Presentation

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 – International Policy Leadership

Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies are commercializing at an accelerating pace as a result of bold national actions. In this plenary, attendees will learn how Germany, the United States, Korea, Spain and Japan have been involved in this transition to a hydrogen future and how we can encourage more countries to follow suit.

Klaus Bonhoff
Managing Director
National Organization Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Technologies – View Presentation

Sunita Satyapal
Program Manager, Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Program
U.S. Department of Energy – View Presentation

Bernard Frois
Chair, FCH-JU EU Member States Representative, CEA – Tech
France – View Presentation

Javier Brey Sánchez
General Manager and Chairman
Abengoa Hidrógeno, President of the Spanish Hydrogen Association – View Presentation

Tadashi Ito
Chief Officer
NEDO New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization -View Presentation

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 – End User Plenary

As hydrogen and fuel cell technologies continue to mature, we can calculate their value propositions for commercial applications. Speakers in this plenary will articulate a few of the many value propositions that exist today, including forklift trucks in warehouses, backup power for telecommunications, hydrogen production from renewable energy for balancing the grid, and fuel cell vehicles.

Andy Ellis
Senior Vice-President, Supply Chain and Logistics
Walmart Canada

Christian Mohrdieck
Director for Fuel Cell and Battery Drive Development
Daimler AG – View Presentation

Daryl Wilson
President & CEO
Hydrogenics Corporation – View Presentation

Ravinder Kumar Malhotra
Director (R&D), Indian Oil Corporation Limited
President, Hydrogen Association of India – View Presentation

Erik Hansen
Vice President of Sales and Hydrogen
Plug Power – View Presentation

Thursday, June 7, 2012 – Adopting Hydrogen Systems

We are on the cusp of a major shift in the role that hydrogen systems play in the global energy field. Plenary speakers in this session will provide solid evidence and compelling foresight for the multiple ways in which hydrogen and fuel cells will benefit our lives in the coming years.

Robert Shaw
Aretê Venture Management – View Presentation

Pierre Etienne Franc
Chairman of the European Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking
Air Liquide and Joint Technology Initiative

Mike Beckman
Vice President, Head of Hydrogen Fueling and Industrial Applications
The Linde Group – View Presentation

Pascal Mauberger
McPhy Energy – View Presentation

Marcus Newborough
Development Director
ITM Power – View Presentation