Iceland Geothermal Conference is promising an exciting set of events, presentations, field trips and social occasions. Bringing together more than 600 participants from more than 50 countries, it will be Iceland's largest geothermal event ever.
Reykjavik, 18 April 2016 - With less than 10 days to go, the Iceland Geothermal Conference is promising an exciting set of events, presentations, field trips and social occasions. Bringing together more than 600 participants from more than 50 countries, it will be Iceland's largest geothermal event ever.
Featuring not only a set of high profile speakers and presentations, the event will also host an exhibition with 30 companies from Iceland and abroad.
With side events - organized among others by the World Bank - the event creates a unique networking platform for discussions on global geothermal development and a showcase on the unique opportunities provided by geothermal energy in today's changing energy market. A specific matchmaking event, the networking dinner and a side event by the Women in Geothermal group will complete an exciting program for the two and a half days of the conference taking place 26-28 April 2016.
Keynote speeches at the event will be delivered by Lilja Alfredsdóttir, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland; Rachel Kyte, CEO & Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Sustainable Energy for All; Dr. Hördur Arnarson, the CEO of Landsvirkjun; Ásgeir Margeirsson, CEO of HS Orka; Prof. Michael Porter of Harvard Business School, Adnan Z. Amin, Director General of IRENA and a closing speech by Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, the President of Iceland.
Conference topics include critical issues in the development of geothermal projects, ranging from resource operation, risk vs. investment, finance, technical solutions, policies and operation, but also district heating, innovation and topics of European cooperation.
There are also exciting field trips showcasing geothermal power plants, district heating and the unique and wide utilization of geothermal at the Reykjanes Geothermal Resources Park.
The event is also a big test and showcase to the geothermal world, that Iceland is ready to host the largest industry event taking place every five years, the World Geothermal Congress in Reykjavik, Iceland in 2020.
The event will take place in Harpa, the Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, the winner of the 2013 Mies van der Rohe Award, a European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture. It is located on the sea-side in downtown Reykjavik.
If you have not registered yet, make sure to do so not to miss this unique and exciting event. Register here. More details on the conference at: www.geothermalconference.is
phone: +354 6185304