WIC CONFERENCE 2021 - Joining Forces for a Sustainable Hydrogen Region

22 november 2021, 08:30 - 18:30
Brussels 44 Center, Kruidtuinlaan 44/Boulevard du Jardin Botanique 44, 1000, Brussels
WIC CONFERENCE 2021 - Joining Forces for a Sustainable Hydrogen Region

On Monday the 22nd of November the Waterstof Industrie Cluster (WIC) or Hydrogen Industry Cluster organises a full day conference to be held in the Brussels 44 Center (and online). The WIC will celebrate its 5 year existence with a special edition of its yearly conference. We are pleased to announce the following (draft) programme with prominent speakers that will reveal the latest developments in the hydrogen world. The conference will be moderated by Nic Balthazar.


Draft programme

Morning programme

Welcome (9.15 am)

WaterstofNet, Adwin Martens

Hydrogen and research

WaterstofNet, Isabel François
KU Leuven, Johan Martens
VITO, Jan Vaes
IMEC,  Philippe Vereecken

Coffee break

Hydrogen and ports

FCH-JU, Bart Biebuyck
ENGIE, Koen Vlaeminck
DEME, Jos Herbert

Representatives of the Belgian and Dutch ports

a.o. Port Of Antwerp (Didier Van Osselaer),
Port of Zeebrugge (Rik Goetinck), Port of Rotterdam (tbc), North Sea Port (tbc)

Network lunch

Hydrogen and heavy-duty

Hydrogen Council, tbc
Hydrogen Europe, Jorgo Chatzimarkakis

Panel discussion on hydrogen in heavy-duty transport

a.o. CMB (Roy Campe), Air Liquide (Diederik Luijten), VDL (Ruud Bouwman)

Afternoon programme

Hydrogen and infrastructure

Green Octopus/WaterstofNet, Samira Farahani
Fluxys, Yves Vercammen

Gasunie,  René Schutte

The national hydrogen programme in the Netherlands

TKI Gas, Anne Melchers

The Belgian hydrogen strategy, tbc

Celebration of 5 years Hydrogen Industry Cluster

The Flemish hydrogen strategy

Hilde Crevits, Flemish minister for Work, Economy and Innovation

Network drink (17.15 pm)


Covid-19 safety
The conference has a limit of 300 participants on site and will be organised according the applicable Covid-19 health and safety regulations for Brussels. To participate a Covid Safe Ticket (CST) is required, which will be scanned at the entrance. 

Participation fee
Participation in person for non-cluster members costs: 242€. (VAT included)
Participation online for non-cluster members costs: 90,75€. (VAT included)
Participation for members of the WIC is free of charge. 

 You will receive an e-mail confirmation with a link to make the payment. 

Brussels 44 Center
(in Passage 44)
Kruidtuinlaan 44/Boulevard du Jardin Botanique 44
1000 Brussels
Parking Passage 44 (Interparking)