2nd International VDI Conference - Future of Fuel Cells

  • Discuss the opportunities for fuel cells in commercial vehicles with relevant stakeholders from industry politics and research institutes.
  • Hear about the experiences other companies have gathered.
  • Discuss solutions for the production and transport of hydrogen and the necessary infrastructure.
  • Use the exclusive evening event for in-depth discussions in a relaxed atmosphere
Future of Fuel Cells | VDI Conference

The VDI "Future of Fuel Cells" conference brings together developers from the automotive industry, political actors and suppliers of fuel cell solutions and hydrogen infrastructure on December 12-13, 2022 in Düsseldorf.. The conference with many interactive elements offers you an ideal setting to comprehensively discuss potential and market opportunities for fuel cells in the mobility sector with relevant stakeholders. The technical focus is on applications in the automotive and commercial vehicle sectors.

What role does the fuel cell play in the mobility revolution?

The development of a low-carbon hydrogen economy is being intensively pursued at both German and European level. For example, in mid-2020, the German government adopted the National Hydrogen Strategy to make Germany the world's leading supplier of modern hydrogen technologies. Funding of 9 billion euros has been earmarked for this purpose.  Hydrogen is also set to become a mainstay of the energy transition in the mobility sector. The players in industry and politics see great potential, especially in commercial vehicles and heavy trucks.
The VDI "Future of Fuel Cells" conference will give you a comprehensive overview of the latest technical and political developments in the field of hydrogen and fuel cells. The opening keynote will focus on the latest innovations and results of fuel cell powered vehicles. The extent to which lessons learned from the aviation, rail and marine sectors can be applied to the market introduction of fuel cells in the automotive sector will also be discussed. Furthermore, you will learn about the technologies that exist for hydrogen storage and refuelling, the solutions being developed by competitors in the market and what this means for the establishment of the required hydrogen infrastructure.

This is what it’s about

The VDI "Future of Fuel Cells" conference will consider the following questions, amongst others:

  • What have we learned from the development of hydrogen passenger cars for trucks?
  • What role will the fuel cell play in the mobility sector in the next 5 years?
  • Which technologies for storing and refueling hydrogen are suitable for certain markets?
  • What are the technologies being developed by competitors?
  • What needs to be considered when establishing hydrogen infrastructure for trucks?


We are currently preparing the final program for you. You will soon be able to download it here.

Target Audience

The VDI "Future of Fuel Cells" conference is aimed at specialists and managers in the automotive industry who are concerned with the use of hydrogen-powered fuel cells in the field of commercial vehicles. These include:

  • Developers from the automotive industry
  • Decision-makers in the field of strategy & business development
  • Manufacturers of fuel cells for the automotive industry
  • Researchers on fuel cells and their application
  • Providers of infrastructure solutions
  • Political actors

Your conference host

Dr. Philipp Rose is a director at Strategy&, PwC's global strategy consulting practice. He is an engineer with over 10 years of experience working with electric vehicles, including 5 years in management consulting in the US, Asia, and Europe. He is passionate about the electrification of the transportation sector on both vehicle and system level. He is also an e-mobility expert for the German Bundestag.

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Would you like to know whether or when hydrogen and fuel cell technology will become established in the commercial vehicle sector? Are you looking for an event where you can discuss this together with the relevant stakeholders from the automotive industry and politics? Then book your ticket now for the VDI "Future of Fuel Cells" conference.

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