8th International Geothermal Conference, Freiburg/ Germany, May 23-25, 2012

8th International Geothermal Conference (IGC 2012) in Freiburg/ Germany, May 23-25, 2012
Alexander Richter 28 Nov 2011

In the first announcement for the 8th International Geothermal Conference (IGC 2012), the organisers ENERCHANGE promise again a great program covering not only the German geothermal market, but also international development.

In a release today, the organizers of the 8th International Geothermal Conference (IGC 2012) published the first announcement for the event.

The conference will take place in Freiburg at the conference hall on May 23. – 25., 2012. Once again the IGC will be geothermal networking and exchanging platform for more than 250 experts. The participants will discuss current developments and challenges in the field of the deep geothermal energy. Amongst others the diversified program includes a short course and different workshops on the first day (May, 23.), the congress on the second day (May 24.) and additionally two – three field trips on the last day (May, 25.). The complete program flow of the conference can be individually personalised.

An Opening Lounge and Business Dinner as supporting program complete the offer and make the Conference an ideal networking event. New in the agenda 2012 is a tri-national panel to geothermal energy in the Upper Rhine Valley, organised by the tri-national energy network TRION in cooperation with Enerchange.

The first day of the IGC 2012 will focus among others on power plant engineering, the potentials in pump technology, geothermal energy in local heat supply plus international project reports. On the second day, the Congress day, will be panel discussions among others on cost reduction, financing, experiences in geothermal plants and minimization of project risks. The third day offers a practical possibility to delve into some topics by going on field trips to geothermal projects in the Upper Rhine Valley. Parallel TRION offers a simultaneous German-French interpreted panel on geothermal energy in the Upper Rhine Valley. In addition to current framework conditions participants can expect in particular the presentation of geothermal projects from France, Switzerland and Germany.

Thanks to its international orientation and simultaneous English-German interpretations, the Conference offers a perfect setting to discuss international deep geothermal challenges and pushes forward the development of a renewable energy technology.

The agency Enerchange is the organiser of the International Geothermal Conference. Since 2008 the business development and marketing company of Freiburg, Freiburg Wirtschaft und Touristik und Messer GmbH & Co. KG is co-organiser of the conference. WFG Wirtschaftsforum, Geothermie and the federation of geothermal energy (GtV-BV) are cooperation partners already. The European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE) will support the IGC conference again. Patron of the conference is the federal environment ministry.

Benefit from our early bird special (10% discount) by registering before March, 31., 2012! For further information on registration, fees, conference and the target audience please visit: