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RX Acquires Sustainable Energy Conferences (SEC), owner of World Hydrogen Summit

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8 May 2024, Richmond, Greater London: RX today announced the acquisition of Sustainable Energy Conferences Ltd (SEC), the owner and organizer of World Hydrogen Summit (Rotterdam, Netherlands), Hydrogen Americas (Washington DC, USA), Hydrogen Asia-Pacific (Brisbane, Australia) and the Sustainable Energy Council brand.

The events are focused on the rapidly developing hydrogen economy, and cover the entire value chain, including production, transmission, distribution and storage, and the main end-user sectors such as heavy industry and transportation. 

Commenting on the acquisition, Hugh Jones, Global CEO of RX said: "This acquisition is part of our strategy to expand in the growing low carbon sector. Hydrogen is expected to be a large, high-growth and international sector critical to the future of decarbonising energy, industrial processes and transportation. The SEC portfolio is highly regarded, and RX is well-placed to leverage its impact, with these events complementing and enhancing RX’s wider offering in the energy sector. I very much look forward to working with the team.”

Tim Clark, Founder, Sustainable Energy Conferences Ltd, said: "The global Hydrogen market continues to grow and revolutionize the energy world. Joining RX will allow us to grow these events by leveraging their technology platforms, global network and operational expertise. I look forward to our teams sharing their know-how and commitment to evolve our brands and products."

The SEC team consists of 21 permanent staff who will join RX.




About RX 

RX is a global leader in events and exhibitions, leveraging industry expertise, data, and technology to build businesses for individuals, communities, and organisations. With a presence in 25 countries across 42 industry sectors, RX hosts approximately 350 events annually. RX is committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all our people.  RX empowers businesses to thrive by leveraging data-driven insights and digital solutions. RX is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. For more information, visit www.rxglobal.com. 


About Sustainable Energy Conferences Ltd

The Sustainable Energy Council is on a mission to accelerate a hydrogen-powered energy transition. Hydrogen will be crucial to ensure a decarbonised energy future and at SEC we are committed to the development of a hydrogen economy. We play a key role by gathering public and private sector stakeholders at our global Summits to collaborate and sign partnerships for ambitious hydrogen projects that will significantly contribute to reaching net-zero goals.

About RELX

RELX is a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. RELX serves customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries. It employs more than 36,000 people over 40% of whom are in North America. The shares of RELX PLC, the parent company, are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York stock exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RELX.  

*Note: Current market capitalisation can be found at http://www.relx.com/investors 


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