The Hydrogen Connect 2022 Summit in Brisbane promises to be bigger, better, and resolute, in achieving the best outcomes for all the industry players.  This is not just a “talk-fest.” Action is what drives our ethos. As an industry influencer, and “not for profit” organisation, H2Q are taking ownership of this event, to serve our Hydrogen communities. We are committed to moving to net zero, with agility, excellence, and deliberate collaboration.

Specialist workshops

Site tours

Tech Tours


Skills workshops

Panel discussions

Corporate specialist presentations

Visionary keynotes

shark tank

round table discussions

Network with
Meet 400+ C Suite decision makers, and like-minded delegates, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors in the Australian Hydrogen Industry.
Expect to meet these job roles:
  • C Suite Executives
  • Directors
  • Management Teams
  • Department/ Division Leaders
  • Academics
  • Professionals
  • Experts from the Energy and Resources Sectors
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Change is now. And it is sudden.
Will Australia be part of it, and in time to be competitive?

Engage with organisations from:
  • Resources Companies
  • Feedstock Providers including Solar, Wind, Wave and other Clean Stock Providers
  • Large Scale and Early Transition Energy Industry Users representing:
    • Transport
    • Heavy Haul
    • Mining
    • Public Transport
    • Ports and Shipping
    • Rail
    • Logistics
    • Mining
    • Fertiliser
    • Cement
    • Iron and Steel
    • Ammonia
    • Fuel Retailers
  • Energy Generators, including, Power, Gas, Hydrogen and Renewables
  • Energy Wholesalers and Retailers, including Power, Gas, Hydrogen and Renewables
  • Infrastructure Design, Planning and Project Decision Makers
  • Engineering, OEM and Technology Providers representing:
    • Electrolysis Technology
    • Fuel Cell Technology
    • Refining Technology
    • Liquid and Gas Storage Technology
    • Shipping Technology
  • Future Hydrogen Energy Start-ups
  • Companies Committed to Sustainability
  • Investment Companies
    • Banks
    • SUPA’s
    • Funding Agencies
    • Entrepreneurs
  • Energy Consultants
  • International, National and Local Policy Makers
  • Government, Agencies, Regulators and Policy Makers
  • Public and Private Sector Sponsors
  • Tech and Commerce Advisors
  • Infrastructure Providers
    • Pipelines
    • Ports
    • Hydrogen Highway Fuel Outlets
Representing areas:
Marketing and development team
Hydrogen Market & Development
Hydrogen & Chemicals Technology
Solar, wind, hydro
Resources & Energy
A tree reducing emissions
Emissions Reductions
Energy Transition
Hope of future fuels
Future Fuels
Supply Chain
A power switch
Power & Renewables
Light bulb and power cable
Electricity Distribution
Climate Risks & Green Tech
Mining cart carrying goods
Mining & Metals
Oil and gas cyclinders
Oil & Gas
A star
Policy, Regulation & Compliance
Engaging industry leaders
Industry Engagement & Development
Magnifying glass researching
Research, Science & Innovation
Business Development
Commercial Strategy
Cluster Development
Research & Development


The HYDROGEN CONNNECT SUMMIT Advisory Board represent an enviable team of seasoned hydrogen practitioners and authorities, with expertise spanning finance, leadership, generation, application, strategy, and economics, serving both the private and public sectors. Our Advisory Board are widely honoured and acclaimed for their exceptional achievement and service in their fields.

Paul Hodgson
Paul Hodgson

Interim CEO

Leigh Kennedy
Leigh Kennedy

National Cluster Development Manager | NERA

Owen Sharpe
Owen Sharpe

Acting Head of Strategy and Innovation | AGIG

Dr Andrew Dicks
Dr Andrew Dicks

Advisor to the Board

Professor Peta Ashworth AO
Prof. Peta Ashworth OAM

Director of the Andrew N Liveris Academy for Innovation and Leadership



H2Q champions the acceleration of hydrogen adoption and the development of clean energy solutions to deliver new jobs, regional prosperity and the decarbonisation of our industries and communities. Connecting the industry across the whole state of Queensland, H2Q has member representation from corporate and medium business, the H2 start-up community, academic and research organisations, industry, local and state government as well as government agencies to contribute to the hydrogen value chain. The Cluster also has a strong contingent of hydrogen-focused small-to-medium enterprises that represent the entire hydrogen solutions value chain.

Our strategic goals centre around the three pillars of Sustainability, Growth and Engagement.

Our priorities are to:

  • Create local and export industry skills, jobs and opportunity
  • Maximise regional growth through hydrogen industry development
  • Deliver business opportunities for local manufacturers and services
  • Increase public and private awareness and confidence to invest in the hydrogen industry
ABOUT YOUR SUMMIT HOSTS | By the industry, for the industry.

Building Australia’s Hydrogen Future, Together
H2Q is an industry led, not-for-profit organisation. We are committed to securing economic, environmental, and social, opportunities for the entire hydrogen ecosystem in Australia. Join us in building and advancing the billion-dollar renewable generation opportunities nationally, in Asia Pacific and across the globe.  Hydrogen Connect will become THE annual meeting spot for:

Hydrogen Regulators
Hydrogen Funders
Hydrogen Generators
Hydrogen Users

Working together with the hydrogen community, industry and government, we will leverage Australia’s capability to ignite (and champion) a new industry, create jobs, and deliver a cleaner and more prosperous future.

Paul Hodgson

Paul Hodgson

Interim CEO – Scaling Green Hydrogen Cooperative Research Centre Bid for Round 24
Executive Director – Queensland Manufacturing Institute Ltd

Paul is an expert advisor and vocal advocate for innovation and resilience in the manufacturing, mining, energy and supply chain industries. In this capacity he is supporting the scaling up of the Australian Green Hydrogen Sector, providing much needed resources, capabilities, and partners that can accelerate and de-risk green hydrogen projects. He believes in creating abundant value for organisations, leveraging his 30-year exposure to diverse insights and relationships, envisioning larger and better opportunities even when scarcity and ambiguity prevail.

Leigh Kennedy

National Cluster Development Manager | NERA

For the past decade Leigh has worked with Austrade’s international network and government partners to drive global resources and energy investment, assisting clients, representing developers, capital and technology companies, deliver on their Australian expansion plan with a focus honed in on renewable energy and hydrogen investment aligned to net zero emission targets. His current work is focused on collaboratively building a national hydrogen technology cluster for Australia with global reach.

Owen Sharpe

Acting Head of Strategy and Innovation – Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG)

With his career grounded in the legal profession and government advisory roles, Owen adeptly unravels policy reform and the opportunities for commercial, technical, regulatory and engagement disciplines for industry and government to collaborate in the renewable gases development space. With a passion for a clean environment, at AGIG, renewable gases (hydrogen and biomethane), sustainability and innovation are his strategic priority.

Dr Andrew Dicks

Advisor to the Board, Lion Energy Limited | Convenor of Australian Hydrogen Research Network, CSIRO | Adjunct Principal Research Fellow, Griffith University | Australian Representative, IA Hydrogen TCP

With a career in energy, particularly clean energy, spanning 4 decades, Andrew has remained at the forefront of energy decarbonisation. It excites him to see his work maturing into a new industry, with very talented people developing the hydrogen industry in Australia. He is recognised for his wealth of technical experience, clear analytical mind and his wide industrial and academic network of international standing.

Professor Peta Ashworth AO

Director of the Andrew N Liveris Academy for Innovation and Leadership; Professor Sustainable Energy Futures, University of Queensland

Peta’s 30 year career has spanned senior corporate, advisory and research roles. She is globally acclaimed for her expertise in energy, communication, stakeholder engagement, and technology assessments and particularly, her contribution to the field of sustainable energy and social science research.

Renata Berglas

H2Q Chair

Renata is a key player and seasoned professional in policy development for a better business environment. Renata’s policy experience spans, transport, freight, logistics, hydrogen, and the beef industry. Undaunted by government engagement, Renata’s prowess has served in resolving sensitive policy issues. Her advocacy in levelling the playing field and facilitating flourishing business sectors is what drives her contributions to the H2Q Queensland Hydrogen Industry Cluster, Minister De Brenni’s Hydrogen Taskforce, and the Regional Development Australia Brisbane Committee.

How would you like to register?

Lion Energy is a listed ASX company with oil and gas pedigree, aspiring to be the first mover in green hydrogen delivery to heavy mobility in Queensland with a focus on back to base fleet operators. Already funded for its first refuelling station, Lion is close to selecting its first location.

Visit lionenergy.com.au