Össur Skarphéðinsson to give opening speech at Iceland Geothermal Conference 2013

Össur Skarphéðinsson to give opening speech at Iceland Geothermal Conference 2013Össur Skarphéðinsson, Iceland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, will be giving an opening speech at the upcoming international geothermal energy conference, Iceland Geothermal Conference 2013 (IGC 2013).

This year’s IGC event will be held at the Harpa Conference Centre in Reykjavik, Iceland, between 5th and 8th March 2013. IGC 2013 is a place for utilities, investors, vendors, regulators, and government bodies to take an in-depth look at the major steps in geothermal projects.

Gunther Oettinger, the European Commissioner for Energy, was announced as a keynote earlier this month alongside Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Managing Director of the World Bank, and Bjarni Bjarnason of Reykjavik Energy. Joining them will be a number of other high-profile figures within the industry including Thomas DeLeo, Sithe Global; Jay Nathwani, U.S. Department of Energy; Dr. Silas Masinde Simiyu, GDC; a keynote from Professor Jefferson W. Tester, Cornell University; Prof. Roland N. Horne, an influential figure within the field of both geothermal and petroleum energy research, and Dr. Mike Allen, Geothermal New Zealand initiative.

Organisers of Iceland Geothermal Conference 2013 will also be providing field trips to the geothermal area of Hengill, and the resource park of Reykjanes, which is unique for a geothermal conference.

In addition, a geothermal brokerage event will take place on the third day of the event, giving participants the opportunity to meet and exchange information between possible technological / business partners.

With only two weeks remaining, tickets are still available for purchase but due to high demand are fast running out. To secure a ticket for this year’s Iceland Geothermal Conference, visit http://www.geothermalconference.is.

In addition, find out more by visiting http://geothermalconference.is/iceland_geothermal_video.

Image: mbl.is/Eva Björk

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