S&P Global acquires World Hydrogen Leaders

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S&P Global acquires World Hydrogen Leaders

Today, we announced the acquisition of World Hydrogen Leaders, an award-winning provider of hydrogen-related events and conferences globally. This exciting acquisition demonstrates our commitment to advancing hydrogen markets worldwide.

The acquisition arrives at a pivotal moment in the hydrogen landscape. According to projections by S&P Global Commodity Insights, hydrogen supply is on a trajectory to nearly triple by 2050, according to S&P Global Commodity Insights, from 2023's 95 million metric tons (mmt) to 114 mmt in 2030 and 256 mmt in 2050.Hydrogen is one of the key pathways to energy transition and global decarbonization goals.

World Hydrogen Leaders host an impressive array of eight annual in-person events worldwide, alongside 20 virtual events each year. Its conferences attract more than 5,000 annual attendees, headlined by World Hydrogen Week with over 1,500 attendees.

This addition of World Hydrogen Leaders robust conference portfolio seamlessly integrates with S&P Global’s Commodity Insights division, enriching our existing conferences business and bolstering our hydrogen-related product offerings. Customers can now access an expanded suite of hydrogen and derivative events alongside our Energy Transition and Sustainability solutions, including hydrogen price assessments, emission factors, and market research.

"Our acquisition of World Hydrogen Leaders further extends our leadership position in delivering the most valuable events and conferences in energy and commodity markets," said Lyn Tattum, Head of Conferences, Training and Strategic Media, S&P Global Commodity Insights. "This move not only reinforces S&P Global’s prominence in hydrogen-related product offerings but also accelerates the adoption of our Energy Transition and Sustainability offerings, leveraging an extended network of events and engagements."

World Hydrogen Leaders was named in the ‘Sunday Times Hundred 2023’ as one of the fastest-growing private companies. Following the acquisition, it will join S&P Global Commodity Insights’ global flagship events such as CERAWeek, London Energy Forum, and APPEC.

"We have successfully established our flagship conferences, such as World Hydrogen Week, as key industry events, thanks to the support and partnership of our customers, speakers and sponsors," said Nadim Chaudhry, CEO, World Hydrogen Leaders. "I look forward to working with S&P Global Commodity Insights to ensure these events grow further and become world class experiences where powerful conversations are created and convened with customers, industry participants and stakeholders."

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