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Edmonton Global is back at North America’s largest hydrogen convention, the Canadian Hydrogen Convention, where we’ll be broadcasting live from The Edmonton Global Stage.

All day, we’ll be talking with experts, leaders, and innovators from across Canada’s entire hydrogen value chain as we unpack the third-annual Canadian Hydrogen Convention and all the moving parts driving Canada’s hydrogen transition.

Join us at the Edmonton Region Hydrogen HUB pavillion (booth 800) or watch our livestream April 23rd and 24th from 10:00am MST.

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CHC 2024 - Day 1 Live

  • Date: April 23
  • Time: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm


CHC 2024 - Day 2 Live

  • Date: April 24
  • Time: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm


Meet us and watch in person

Date: April 23 & 24
Location: Edmonton Convention Centre
Edmonton Global Stage, Booth 800


Day 1

10am - Production Technology

A delve into the latest advancements and strategic insights in production technology in the hydrogen value chain. 


  • Andrew Gillis, CEO, Aurora Hydrogen
  • Travis Janke, Vice President of Engineering, Modern Hydrogen
10:40am - The Edmonton region's role in the energy transition

This session will give a sneak peak into the upcoming documentary series, Limitless Solutions: Powering a Net-zero Future, looking back at the experiences and learnings from COP28, and what the Edmonton region's role will be in the global energy transition. 

Moderator: Sherri Bouslama, Sr. Manager, Brand Strategy & Communications, Edmonton Global


  • Kirk Hamilton, C-Fer technologies
  • Sean Collins, Varme Energy
11:10am - Fueling the hydrogen transition

Insight into the fuelling infrastructure, delivery, and storage that is driving the hydrogen transition. 


  • Jorg Wimbert, Head of Canada, Nikola Corporation
  • Bob Blattler, Director & CEO, Cariboo Clean Fuels Inc.
11:40am - Introducing the 5,000 Hydrogen Vehicle Challenge Champions Council

In this session, we'll meet with some key players who are driving the next phase of the 5,000 Hydrogen Vehicle Challenge. 


  • Kessia Kopecky, Communications & Engagement Coordinator, Edmonton Global


  • Rebecca Goldsack, COO, Diesel Tech Industries (DTI)
  • Rod Graham, President and CEO, Velocity Truck Centre
  • Scott MacKenzie, Director- Corporate & External Affairs, Toyota Canada
1:30pm - Economics of building the hydrogen sector

This session will take a look into the economic landscape of building the hydrogen economy with industry experts. 

Moderator: Jeff Bell, Director, Research and Business Intelligence, Edmonton Global


  • Karen Hamberg, Partner, Financial Advisory, Clean Technology, Deloitte
  • Tyson Wagner, Partner, Miller Thomson
  • Adam Sweet, Director for Western Canada, Clean Prosperity
2:05pm - Technology supporting transportation transition

Explore the transformative technology driving the mobility sector's hydrogen transition and its impact on the future of net-zero transportation.


  • Rebecca Goldsack, COO, Diesel Tech Industries (DTI)
  • Leland Oberst, President & CEO, Innovative Fuel Systems (IFS)
2:35pm - Heat and power for communities using hydrogen

This session will explore the future of clean energy for communities using hydrogen, with the Edmonton region being the real-world case. 

Moderator: Mark Plamondon, Executive Director, Alberta's Industrial Heartland Association (AIHA)


  • Brad Armstrong, RPP, MCIP, Vice-President Community Development, Qualico Communities
  • ATCO 
3:20pm - Hydrogen opportunities between Polish and Canadian markets

In this session, we'll meet with organizations representing Poland's hydrogen business ecosystem to discuss the opportunities to collaborate between Polish and Canadian markets.

3:40pm - Broadcast recording of announcement from Air Products (online only)

Air Products is making a special announcement on the main stage during Day 1  of the Canadian Hydrogen Convention. If you aren't able to attend the strategic conference to catch it live in person, or if you missed the announcement, Edmonton Global will be air the recorded session later on at 3:40pm. 


3:55pm - Updates with Air Products

In this session, we'll meet with Rachel Smith, VP and General Manager for Air Products, to delve into the details following the morning announcement. 

Panelists: Rachel Smith, Vice President and General Manager, Air Products

Moderator: Chris McLeod, VP, Global Marketing & Communications, Edmonton Global

Day 2

9:45am - Hydrogen Centre of Excellence announcement

On Day 1 of the Canadian Hydrogen Convention strategic conference, The Hydrogen Centre of Excellence is announcing the proponents of the Hydrogen Competition 2. If you weren't able to catch the announcement in person, we'll be airing the recorded session here. 

10am - Hydrogen Centre of Excellence hydrogen competition update

This session will give updates on Alberta Innovates (AI) Advancing Hydrogen – Competition 2 which supports early-stage innovations in hydrogen.  

Moderator: David Van Den Assem, Director, Hydrogen Centre of Excellence and Director, Clean Technology, Alberta Innovates


  • Ericka Rios, Project Advisor, Alberta Innovates


10:40am - Navigating global markets: What can we learn from abroad?

This session will provide insights into what makes a jurisdiction investment-friendly when looking at global markets, providing perspectives for businesses looking at global expansion.

Moderator: Brent Lakeman, Director, Hydrogen Initiative, Edmonton Global


  • Natascha Scog, VP Hydrogen, Hycamite
  • Grzegorz Gałczyński, Manager, Strategic Initiatives & Hydrogen Sector Expert, Polish Investment and Trade Agency
  • Michal Borowski, Business Development Manager, Ennovation Tech
11:10am - Transitioning fleets

This session will explore innovations in hydrogen vehicles that are driving the energy transition in commercial transportation in the Edmonton region, across Canada, and around the world.

Moderator: Chris McLeod, VP, Global Marketing & Communications, Edmonton Global


  • Alec Cervenka, Zero Emissions Sales Manager, Kenworth Truck Company
  • Joy Roberts, Program Manager, Unilia (Canada) Fuel Cells, Refire Group
  • Derek Hanson, Director, Transit Fleet Maintenance, City of Edmonton


11:45am - Upskilling the hydrogen workforce

This session will explore current initiatives in the Edmonton region that are addressing gaps in Canada's emerging hydrogen workforce and the driving forces enabling tangible opportunities for workforce upskilling.

Moderator: Mohamed M. Khaja, Project Manager, Hydrogen Initiative, Edmonton Global


  • Terri Johnson, Manager, Industry Advancement, AMTA
  • Agatha E. Ojimelukwe, Ph.D., PMP, Acting Director - Applied Research & Technologies, Industry Solutions, NAIT
1 - 2:30pm - Global Hydrogen Case Competition finals

The Global Hydrogen Case Competition is tasking post-secondary students from across the world to make a global impact on our net-zero future with hydrogen as the solution. Future leaders will demonstrate their case-solving skills in front of the world’s leaders in hydrogen and clean technology in the competition finals during the Canadian Hydrogen Convention.

We’ll be announcing the winning team–and awarding the $10,000 CAD grand prize–at the 2024 Canadian Hydrogen Convention Awards Gala. More information can be found HERE.

3pm - Plug and Play Alberta's Global Hydrogen Pitch Competition

The Global Hydrogen Pitch Competition is a pitch event run in collaboration with Plug and Play Alberta, Edmonton Unlimited, and Edmonton Global. The pitch competition will feature four winners from our global hydrogen search to pitch in front of an esteemed panel of judges. The judges will then choose the winner of the competition and make a live announcement.