At a glance
- 14 Sep 2023
Place: Messe Stuttgart
Organiser: Landesmesse Stuttgart
Regular cycle: every year
hy-fcell - the annual event for the hydrogen and fuel cell industries provides an extensive overview for relevant international markets and industries as well as technological advancements. The interactive format offers an ideal platform for experts and newcomers alike to connect, discuss and set up sustainable business relationships. hy-fcell consists of an english speaking conference with interactive plenaries and workshops, and an international trade fair.
Facts & figures: In 2021, we hosted 1075 Participants from around the world, with 59 Speakers and 60 Exhibitors. The event included 4 Plenaries, 12 Sessions, 15 Pitches, an evening event with the hy-fcell Award ceremony, and a 24-hour Hydrogen Challenge!
Key exhibition areas
Fuel cell components
Hydrogen production and infrastructure
Fuel cell systems / Balance of plant
Fields of application for hydrogen technologies
Manufacturing technology for fuel cell components
Research, development, services
Fields of application for fuel cells, projects
Politicians and industry emphasize importance of hydrogen & fuel cells
"Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies are indispensable for a climate-friendly energy world. Only with them can we decarbonize the economy and drastically reduce harmful CO2 emissions to be able to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. At the same time, it is crucial, especially for Baden-Württemberg as a location for industry and innovation, that companies based here are global leaders. This not only secures prosperity and jobs, but also contributes to exporting hydrogen and fuel technologies and advancing climate protection worldwide. Messe Stuttgart plays a major role in this with hy-fcell, providing the necessary platform for companies, research and politics to network with each other in the best possible way."
Thekla Walker, Minister of Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector Baden-Württemberg
"Hydrogen as an energy carrier offers a real opportunity for the future not only for climate protection, but also for the economy in Baden-Württemberg. For more than ten years, e-mobil BW has been advancing the topic of fuel cells and hydrogen technology, among other things in the Fuel Cell BW cluster. With Plattform H2BW, the activities are taking on a more concrete form. The opportunities offered by industrial manufacturing, including for medium-sized companies, extend across a wide range of trades and materials. This makes it all the more important for Messe Stuttgart to represent Baden-Württemberg's importance as a research and manufacturing location in hydrogen technology to national and international guests with hy-fcell in its new setting. In the future, e-mobil BW will provide specialist support to Landesmesse Stuttgart in this regard."
Franz Loogen, President of the state agency e-mobil BW
Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corporation
"For more than 20 years, hy-fcell has been one of the most important industry meetings on the topic of fuel cells and – increasingly in the future – on the topic of the hydrogen economy in Europe and beyond. For the WRS, it is crucial to place the Stuttgart region and the state of Baden-Württemberg on the "fuel cell map" internationally with this event. The move to Messe Stuttgart is therefore a logical step. Just as the hydrogen economy and fuel cells are stepping out of the niche and finally being introduced broadly into the market, hy-fcell will be stepping onto the big stage in 2022, following the development of this young industry as a whole."
Dr. Walter Rogg, Managing Director of Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corporation (WRS)
"hy-fcell is a permanent fixture in the calendar of every hydrogen and fuel cell technology player. Messe Stuttgart offers a modern trade fair center and bundles competencies in the area of internationality, networking as well as event know-how."
Kurt-Christoph von Knobelsdorff, Managing Director of NOW GmbH
Feedback from partners has been very positive
"Hydrogen and fuel cell technology are constantly increasing in importance, The move to the new fairgrounds gives the sector the appropriate setting, while interested customers are presented with the entire range of the sector at a single location. As a renowned research institution that has been developing solutions in this area for more than 30 years, it is important for us to participate."
Karsten Pinkwart, Prof. Dr. rer. Nat. degreed chemist and deputy product area manager at Fraunhofer ICT
"hy-fcell is a valuable platform for the entire hydrogen and fuel cell industry, allowing everyone to jointly advance the success of these technologies. The sector meets at hy-fcell to discuss latest developments and trends. Therefore, whoever is not there misses out on important chances."
Joachim Ladra, Head of Customer & External Relations, cellcentric GmbH & Co. KG
“hy-fcell is held at the heart of the automotive and fuel cell industry in Europe. Here you can meet all key well-known manufacturers and can find out everything about the latest innovations and trends in the area of hydrogen and fuel cells."
Daren Siddall, Marketing Manager, Johnson Matthey
"A familial and friendly atmosphere coupled with new contacts – as a new exhibitor it was definitely worth participating. With our solution for quality assurance from the bipolar plate to the finished battery we were able to gain many new and valuable contacts. As the global market leader in the area of measurement and monitoring technology and a regional company, hy-fcell is a home game for us and thus it is compulsory for us to attend. We are looking forward to its continuation in 2023.”
Roland Lang, product manager, flexible measurement technology, MARPOSS GmbH
EKPO Fuel Cell Technologies
"It is great to be part of the hy-fcell family here in Stuttgart. We are similarly looking forward to experiencing hy-fcell this year in Shanghai. China is one of the world’s fastest growing economies. Therefore it is very important to become established in China. In Shanghai, similar to Stuttgart, there are a whole number of competitors, which is why we should cater to the local needs and respect this market as much as we respect the German one.”
Oliver Pelz, Head of Sales OEM, EKPO Fuel Cell Technologies GmbH
TÜV SÜD Industrie Service
“In the area of hydrogen, hy-fcell is one of the most important fairs in Germany and Europe. We have had some excellent meetings with many potential customers. Next year, we will certainly again have a presence at hy-fcell in Stuttgart.”
Dr. Thomas Gallinger, Head of Department Hydrogen Projects Business Area Energy & Systems, TÜV SÜD Industrie Service GmbH
VDMA AG Brennstoffzellen
"We really like hy-fcell. We as VDMA have been in the fuel cell business for 20 years and were there at the very beginning of the fair more than two decades ago. It's great to meet the players here in person, whether it's the members of our association or the many new contacts."
Gerd Krieger, Managing Director, VDMA AG Fuel Cells
Note the date
13 - 14 Sep 2023