Gunther Oettinger announced as keynote for Iceland Geothermal Conference 2013

Gunther_Oettinger34The European Commissioner for Energy, Gunther Oettinger, has been announced as a keynote for the upcoming international geothermal energy conference, Iceland Geothermal Conference 2013.

Gunther Oettinger was appointed as the European Commissioner for Energy in 2010, and is responsible for the European Union’s energy policy, as well as issues related to nuclear power and carbon emissions.

Oettinger will be giving a keynote alongside a number of high-profile speakers, 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; Dr. Mike Allen, Geothermal New Zealand initiative; Bjarni Bjarnason, Reykjavik Energy; and Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Managing Director of the World Bank.

The Iceland Geothermal Conference 2013, to be held at the Harpa Conference Centre in Reykjavik, Iceland, between 5th and 8th March 2013, 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.

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

Furthermore, on day 3, a geothermal brokerage event will take place, giving 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.

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