Why WHEC? – WHEC2020 – 23rd World Hydrogen Energy Conference

Why Istanbul?

Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey and is also among the 15 largest urban areas in the world. It is located on the Bosporus Strait and covers the entire area of the Golden Horn, a natural harbor. Istanbul extends from Europe into Asia, connecting the two continents.   Making it the world’s only metropolis to expand over two continents. The city of Istanbul is geographically important because it has a long history that spans the rise and fall of the world’s most famous empires.

Istanbul will bring researchers, academics, industrial professionals, and all individuals interested in the field of hydrogen energy together with WHEC-2020. Due to its unique location, Istanbul is easily accessible from all around the world; mostly by non-stop direct flights. A fun, diverse, historical location that is also easy to reach is sure to enhance the participation to WHEC-2020 which will result in a fruitful conference with effective ideas and action plans.

Why Turkey?

In addition to its geographical location between Europe, the Middle East and Asia; Turkey also plays a big role in the distribution of energy from the Middle East to Europe. Thus, Turkey is of great importance to the global energy market. The country’s dedication to an increased share of renewables in its energy mix and to the development and deployment of hydrogen energy systems make Turkey a great host for WHEC-2020.


The 23rd World Hydrogen Energy Conference is an excellent occasion for international and Turkish communities to work together to enhance the global activities in the field of hydrogen energy systems for a sustainable future. The dissemination of knowledge on hydrogen energy will foster interest for new scientific and technological activities. The size and characteristics of the Turkish industry and its big markets offer excellent opportunities for global partnerships that can support the introduction of new technologies on a commercial scale.