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For people attending in person, the event will be held at the Loyens & Loeff office in Rotterdam and starts at 08:00 CET with a breakfast. This will allow you to network with industry peers in the hydrogen industry and listen to several speakers from the field. The office is within walking distance of the World Trade Center Rotterdam where the World Hydrogen Week takes place. 

If you are not able to attend in person, you can also follow the presentations online from 09:00 CET. 

If you are attending the World Hydrogen Week, you can easily walk to the venue from the Loyens & Loeff office. It is not necessary to have a World Hydrogen Week ticket to join our breakfast.


08:00 - 08:45 CET - Breakfast

09:00 - 10:15 CET - Presentations live and online

Welcome - Victor van Nuland, Senior Associate of the Energy & Infrastructure practice group at Loyens & Loeff

A short update on the legal framework for green hydrogen - Roland de Vlam, Counsel and Ahmed Mahmoud, Associate of the Energy & Infrastructure practice group at Loyens & Loeff

Electrolyser business models and subsidy eligibility - Dilara Caglayan, Lead Expert at Aurora Energy Research

Hydrogen Deployment: From Plans to Practice, with a perspective on the bankability and execution of projects - Barbara Zuiderwijk, Founder and Managing Director at Green Giraffe Advisory

10:15 - 11:00 CET - Network coffee

Date & Time

Thursday 12 October 2023

08:00 -11:00 CET
09:00 -10:15 CET - online registration


Dilara Caglayan, manages Aurora’s hydrogen market analysis. Dilara has several years of research experience in modelling hydrogen technologies, from individual fuel cells to integration in continental energy systems. Throughout her doctoral studies at RWTH Aachen University, Dilara worked on techno-economic assessments of renewable energies, hydrogen storage potential in salt caverns, and a robust fully renewable European energy system design with hydrogen infrastructure. Prior to that, she received her BSc and MSc degrees from the department of chemical engineering in Middle East Technical University.

Barbara Zuiderwijk, is a founder of Green Giraffe Advisory. Green Giraffe Advisory is a specialist advisory firm focused on renewable energy. Barbara has a strong track record in the contracting and financing of onshore and (offshore) wind farms in Northern Europe. Before founding Green Giraffe Advisory, Barbara worked at the project developer Econcern, and as investment banking trainee at ABN AMRO. Barbara is recognised in the top 100 most influential female business leaders in the 2021 Women in Power list.

Victor van Nuland, attorney at law, is a senior associate and member of the corporate/M&A practice group and part of the Energy & Infrastructure team at Loyens & Loeff. Victor van Nuland is specialized in national and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital. He has broad experience in the energy & infrastructure sector, with a strong focus on renewable energy transactions. He assists clients of varying sizes.

Ahmed Mahmoud, attorney at law, is an associate of the Energy & Infrastructure practice group at Loyens & Loeff. He primarily focuses on public law, environmental law and nature conservation law. Ahmed has experience in advising and litigating on behalf of project developers, (institutional) real estate investors, as well as for (local) governments and large enterprises on public and environmental law issues.

Roland de Vlam, attorney at law, is a counsel of the Energy & Infrastructure practice group at Loyens & Loeff. He represents his clients in administrative and civil litigation, in proceedings before the Dutch energy regulator, ACM, and in legislative processes. He furthermore advises market parties on regulatory aspects of energy related transactions and projects. His engagements include renewable and conventional production, transmission and (smart) distribution, storage and energy efficiency; all with respect to gas, power, heat and (drinking) water.

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