Review f-cell 2021
The f-cell hosted 1,075 participants from around the world, including 59 speakers and 60 exhibitors. In addition to 4 panel discussions, 12 parallel sessions, 15 exhibitor pitches and an evening event with the presentation of the f-cell Award, the 24-Hour Hydrogen-Challange also took place.
"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 f-cell, 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 f-cell 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, f-cell 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, f-cell 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)
"f-cell 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
"We appreciate f-cell as a trade fair to show our technology competence in the field of fuel cells and to exchange ideas with stakeholders. The move to Messe Stuttgart offers the opportunity to enlarge the event and thus provide a platform for more international exhibitors and visitors."
Maike Heyn-Schares, Head of Marketing & Communication, SOFC Project, Bosch
LEA LandesEnergieAgentur Hessen
"The future with green hydrogen – how our residents want to advance the hydrogen economy – is shown by companies from our region at our f-cell joint stand. f-cell offers us the ideal platform for this and we are already looking forward to being there."
Dr. Karsten McGovern, President, LEA LandesEnergieAgentur Hessen
"f-cell has a very high value for us as one of the most important trade fairs. Here we welcome an international audience for networking, knowledge transfer and recruiting. For us, the move of f-cell to Messe Stuttgart is a logical development of the trade fair concept in terms of reach and internationality, but also better logistical accessibility. We are already looking forward to the date in October 2022."
Kim Eisfeld, Lead Marketing & Communication, cellcentric
"There is a lot of movement in the market for hydrogen and fuel cells right now, and there is a spirit of optimism. f-cell offers an optimal platform to get an overview of the current market situation and to establish valuable customer contacts. We welcome the move of f-cell to Messe Stuttgart and expect an expansion of the range of exhibits as well as a stronger international focus."
Fabian Kapp, Managing Director, Graebener