Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson confirmed as Iceland geothermal energy conference patron

The President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson has been confirmed as the patron for the upcoming geothermal energy conference, IGC 2013, to be held at the Harpa Conference Centre in Reykjavík between 5th – 8th March next year.

The main focus of the 2013 Iceland Geothermal Conference will be regarding effective exploration methods; how to maximise the utilisation of geothermal energy from veterans, and ways to realise geothermal projects with less risk and higher profitability.

Topics set to be discussed at the geothermal energy conference will include: identifying the possibilities of geothermal; resource management; finance, risk and insurance management in geothermal projects; role of governments and international funds; rules and regulations, case histories and sustainable resource management and environmental issues related to geothermal energy.

Furthermore, on day 3, a geothermal brokerage event will be organised, which gives participants the opportunity to meet and exchange information between possible technological/business partners. Additionally, a brand awareness exhibition will be running during the conference days.

The Iceland Geothermal Conference is uniquely situated in a region rich in geothermal energy, and due to this, field trips will be offered as part of the program to selected geothermal areas close to Reykjavík in order for attendees to experience Iceland’s geothermal energy first hand.

IGC 2013, hosted by the Iceland Geothermal Initiative, will be the place to meet for utilities, investors, vendors, regulators, and government bodies to take an in depth look at the major steps in geothermal projects.

For more information regarding the Iceland Geothermal Conference 2013, as well information about geothermal energy in Iceland, visit http://geothermalconference.is/.

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