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Geothermal Energy Expo, Reno, October 4-7 to be big

Alexander Richter Alexander Richter 11 Sep 2009

The Geothermal Energy Expo in Reno, Nevada October 4-7 is the world's largest gathering of players in the geothermal energy sector, related and interested parties. It is going to be the biggest event ever and already has attracted a large international crowd.

In a release yesterday, The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA), the geothermal industry’s trade association says it is thrilled to be holding the Geothermal Energy Expo in tandem with the GRC’s Annual Meeting. The Geothermal Energy Expo is the world’s largest gathering of vendors providing support for geothermal resource exploration, characterization, development, production and management and provides a unique opportunity for exhibitors to showcase their projects, equipment, services and state of the art technology to the geothermal community. This year’s Expo will host over 120 vendors and attract over 2000 visitors.

You might see a few Stetson hats poking above the crowd, sport coats and ties, a good number of blue jeans and dusty hiking boots, and probably quite a few laptop computers — these are the drillers, rock hounds, field researchers, equipment suppliers, financiers, and everyone in between who unite as geothermal enthusiasts.  They will come from places as diverse as the companies they represent, and they will all be in Reno, October 4-7, 2009 for the Geothermal Energy Expo.

At noon on Monday, October 5th the Geothermal Energy Expo officially opens at the Peppermill in Reno.  It hosts exhibits by a wide range of geothermal companies from Ormat Technologies to Gradient Geothermal.  Regular events and speakers are scheduled for the Expo Hall from Monday at noon through noon on Wednesday.  The Expo hours are: Monday, noon-5pm, Tuesday, 9am-6pm and Wednesday, 9am-2pm. Admission to the Expo on a daily basis is only $50 per person, per day.

A new addition to our annual Geothermal Energy Expo will be a FREE webcast from the Expo floor on Tuesday, October 6th from 10am-2pm PT. This will enable like-minded individuals who can’t make the trip out to Reno to get the low-down on the geothermal companies presenting who will share their projects, equipment, services, and state-of-the-art technology.  Registration will be free and can be made online at: http://www.visualwebcaster.com/event.asp?id=61325.

We will also be bringing back last year’s popular Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament on Tuesday evening, October 6th from 9pm to midnight. Come show your fellow geothermal enthusiasts what your poker game is made of in this fun tournament for cash prizes. Also, don’t miss the GEA 2009 Best in Show award presentations in the Expo Hall on Wednesday, October 7th at 11am where GEA will acknowledge the best of the best in geothermal exhibition.

Last year nearly 1800 people walked the Expo floor of the Geothermal Energy Expo, a mind-blowing 80% increase over the previous year. Our participants are expected to set records for us yet again. To learn more about exhibitors, events, sponsorship, guest information, and to register, visit http://www.geothermalenergy2009.com/. (Booth space is sold out).

Source: Release via Renewable Energy World