Exciting days ahead at Iceland Geothermal Conference, 26-28 April 2016

Iceland Geothermal Conference 2013 - Audience (source: Iceland Geothermal)
Alexander Richter 12 Apr 2016

The Iceland Geothermal Conference 2016 promises to be a memorable event for the industry. With an expected 800 participants and more than 30 exhibitors, the event is packed with great presentations, exciting field trips and opportunities to network with peers.

The third Iceland Geothermal Conference promises to be another exciting event for the Icelandic geothermal sector.

Featuring a conference, exhibition, B2B matchmaking events, various side events, a conference dinner and a series of exciting field trips to geothermal sites and operations, the event yet again attracts an international crowd.

The organizers expect up to 800 participants from more than 40 countries.


With a two-day Roundtable on the Global Geothermal Development Plan, the World Bank has played its role in attracting a wide international audience from all segments of the geothermal energy sector. A large part of the conference will also be dedicated to geothermal energy utilisation beyond power generation, so the field trips to and presentations on geothermal district heating should be a rather interesting take, particularly for attendants from Europe.

The conference will be opened on April 26th with a welcome reception at the fantastic facilities of the Harpa Conference Center in downtown Reykjavik, Iceland

To be opened by Foreign Minister of Iceland, the opening session will feature two keynote speeches by Rachel Kyte, the CEO & Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Sustainable Energy for All, and Dr. Hörður Arnarson, the CEO of Landsvirkjun, Iceland’s National Power Company.

The event is split into different streams making it hard for participant to choose between a large line up of interesting topics from resource operations, risk & investment, social impact, operations, finance, direct use applications, technical solutions, policies and more.

Details on the program can be found here:

The exhibition has attracted more than 30 exhibitors from around the world showcasing their companies achievements, products and capabilities.

The event will be closed by another series of keynotes by Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, the President of Iceland, Ásgeir Margeirsson, CEO of Icelandic HS Orka, Prof. Michael Porter of Harvard Business School and Adnan Z. Amin the Director General of IRENA.

For more details on the conference, the exhibition, field trips and all the other great things to expect, see the event’s website.