This year's Iceland Geothermal Conference will focus on the geothermal value chain, and offer a hands-on experience covering the three-main phases of geothermal energy development, the event's sponsor said.
The conference will be held at the Harpa Conference Centre in Reykjavik, Iceland, 5 to 8 March 2013.
The event will comprise of 54 lectures spread out over four days, as well as field trips to selected geothermal areas close to Reykjavik.
The three-main phases of the geothermal value chain will be covered, including the scientific elements of Geothermal-drilling; the exploration phase, and the utilization phase with reference to the resources in Iceland.
Topics set to be discussed at the Iceland Geothermal Conference 2013 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.
Confirmed speakers set to share their expert knowledge include Prof. Roland N. Horne, an influential figure within the field of both geothermal and petroleum energy research; Dr. Mike Allen, the executive director of the Geothermal New Zealand initiative; Olafur G. Flovenz, Dr. General Director of Iceland GeoSurvey, ISOR; Gudni Axelsson, Ph.D., Head of Geophysics and Reservoir Physics at Iceland GeoSurvey, ISOR; and Kasumi Yasukawa, Group Leader, Geo-Analysis Research Group, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST).
Dr. Olafur Flovenz has comprehensive knowledge on geothermal energy worldwide through projects and participation in international organizations and committees, including BoD of IGA, EGEC, IPGT.
Kasumi Yasukawa will be discussing the geothermal development activities and impact in Japan after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake -- this insightful and interesting session is not to be missed.
In addition, on day three, a geothermal brokerage event will take place, giving participants the opportunity to meet and exchange information between possible technological/business partners. Furthermore, a brand awareness exhibition will be running during the conference days.
Iceland Geothermal Conference 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.