Decarbonization is also rewriting the map of trade shows, as Hyvolution proves. It is today Europe’s major gathering of the hydrogen community. The coming edition is being held on 1st and 2nd February in Paris.
Hyvolution, Paris, Porte de Versailles
In this bold move to Paris Expo Porte de Versailles exhibition centre, Hyvolution promises you an assembly of expertise enhanced by high-quality content. The 2022 edition in May kept all its promises, presenting 301 exhibitors and brands—18% of them from outside France—and welcoming 4548 professional visitors. With both visitor and exhibitor numbers up 30%, it was time for Hyvolution to take a new turning, and that’s exactly what we’ve done!
In response to the hydrogen sector’s growth and market expectations, Hyvolution 2023 will occupy 15,000 square metres, with a jobs & training campus and three forum areas, and will also confirm its ambition to reach beyond European borders. The first international edition of Hyvolution, in Chile, is indeed already scheduled, taking place from 28th to 30th June, 2023 at the Santiago Metropolitan centre.
According to the official, France is still at the dawn of the hydrogen-based economy. While the world strives to come up with innovative solutions to combat climate change, hydrogen has nudged its way into the spotlight as a reliable energy source and an economic growth driver. It already figures in the European Commission’s eight “zero net emissions by 2050” scenarios and has fast become a leading priority, as witnessed by the recent creation of a “hydrogen bank” funded to the tune of 3 billion euros. With so many companies and brands on show, including market leaders, some among France’s top quoted (CAC 40), these two hydrogen-focused days promise yet again to be a defining, unifying event for all the sector’s stakeholders.
One show, three souls
The trade show covers three main areas of activity in which businesses will be showcasing their solutions and innovations:
– Transportation: cars, bikes, buses, trains, lorries, transport by sea & inland waterway, specialized haulage, fuelling infrastructure, etc.
– Energy: power2gas, renewables, buildings, storage, off-grid locations, etc.
– Industry: chemicals, metallurgy, glass, petro-chemicals, etc.
Many institutions and local authorities will also be giving accounts and feedback from their experiences and presenting their policies and actions in favour of hydrogen development in their district or region. This sizeable, active representation will highlight the importance of regional stakeholders and their initiatives, with predictably most regions attending (there were eleven already in 2022).