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The future of energy

"Our goal is clear: build the world’s largest green energy plant in the North Sea. 

By joining hands, we will accelerate the energy transition, strengthen our technological leadership and provide millions of European households and businesses with zero carbon energy. 
I’m looking forward to welcoming you to the North Sea Summit II in Ostend."

Alexander De Croo, Prime Minister of Belgium

In the flow of Esbjerg

The North Sea Summit II in Ostend follows in the footsteps of the first edition of the North Sea Summit held in May 2022 in Esbjerg, Denmark.


An XXL Summit

In addition to the founding countries of Belgium, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands, the North Sea Summit II in Ostend will also bring together France, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Norway and Luxembourg. This is the largest ever coalition around energy in the North Sea. 


From resilience to opportunities

Making this summit an example of geopolitical resilience but also a springboard for our industry and for European innovation.



15.30 - 16.00Arrivals
16.00 - 16.45Visit on site / Opening of the North Sea Conference
17.00 - 18.00Press statements by Heads of state and government
18.00 - 19.00Signing ceremony and press statements by the Ministers of Energy and EU Commissioner Simson
19.00Closing of the North Sea Conference
19.30 - 20.45Closed dinner


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