Hanover Trade Fair 2024: Energieküste successful with panel discussion and networking

More than 130,000 visitors from 150 countries, 4,000 exhibiting companies and 300 start-ups - this year's Hanover Fair was once again a valuable platform for the Energieküste. With the participation of personalities such as EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, the trade fair sent a strong signal of Europe's importance in the global innovation race. With Norway as this year partner country, one of the focal points - renewables - was also emphasised.

Norway has enormous expertise in the field of renewable energies.
Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz

The highlight event of the Energieküste attracted visitors to the Schleswig-Holstein joint stand on the very first day: a panel discussion on the topic of ‘Economic and Energy Hygge’ with Economics Minister Claus Ruhe Madsen. Four experts from the field of renewables discussed his vision of a ‘green industrial state’ with him. From infrastructure to skilled labour to H2 - the numerous audience members were enthusiastic.

Thank God we have expertise in hydrogen.
Claus Ruhe Madsen, Minister for Economic Affairs, Labour, Technology and Tourism of the State of Schleswig-Holstein

‘The state must think in terms of potential. Think ahead!’ says Madsen. ‘We need the right companies, the right settlements - the customer demands sustainability.’ The new Welcome Centre S-H was also discussed.

The Welcome Centre has a pilot function, advising international talents.
Hinrich Habeck, Geschäftsführer WTSH GmbH

Networking for sustainability: Energieküste made intensive use of the many opportunities to meet partners and politicians for valuable discussions and to gain insights into the latest technologies and strategies of the renewable energy movers and shakers. Our partners - including Fraunhofer ISIT, AquaVentus, the GP JOULE Group and many others - showcased impressive progress and innovations that are paving the way to climate neutrality.


Participants in the panel discussion on 22 April 2024