International Leaders to Explore Geothermal Markets and Developments at GEA-GRC Event
Members of the international geothermal community plan to discuss their successes and emerging market opportunities at the GRC Annual Meeting & GEA Geothermal Energy Expo in Las Vegas from Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2013.
Members of the international geothermal community plan to discuss their successes and emerging market opportunities at the GRC Annual Meeting & GEA Geothermal Energy Expo in Las Vegas from Sept. 29-Oct. 2. This is the premier gathering to learn about the latest developments in geothermal energy, and brings together geothermal companies, academics, financiers, policy leaders, students, and other individuals. Last year, the Expo & Meeting hosted more than 2,300 representatives from more than 39 countries and participants from six continents. In 2013, an even broader attendance is anticipated.
Geothermal energy is poised for tremendous global energy growth. Installed geothermal capacity is on track to surpass 12,000 MW globally by the end of the year in 25 countries, and over 60 countries reported to have projects in development. Countries including Chile, the Philippines, Japan, and Kenya have demonstrated impressive progress. Developers in these countries continue to secure financing, PPAs, exploration permits and leases or enter the construction phase of development.
The Annual Meeting & Expo will offer three special International Market Events:
- ·Monday, September 30th (12:00-1:30 pm): International Luncheon: A ticketed lunch focusing on geothermal development in Kenya. Tickets may be purchased through GRC at www.geothermal.org. Tickets may also be purchased at registration.
- ·Monday, September 30th (1:30-4:45 pm): International Session: A series of speakers summarizing geothermal developments in international regions. Open to participants in the GEA Expo or GRC Annual Meeting.
- Tuesday, October 1st (First Program: 10:00 am; Second Program: 2:00 pm): International Visitors Presentations: Informal presentations by international participants on business developments and opportunities around the world. Open to participants in the GEA Expo or GRC Annual Meeting. To sign up for a speaking slot with GEA, contact Becky Little at email@example.com or 202-454-5256.
“We are developing a program that reaches out to meet the needs of the international geothermal community. If you are in the geothermal business in Africa, Europe, the Pacific Region, or elsewhere, this is where you can do business, make connections, and meet companies with the latest technology,” said GEA Executive Director Karl Gawell. “We expect participants will find the program content rich, timely and appealing.”
While still two months away, GRC and GEA reminds international participants to plan early to have enough time for processing required visas or other travel documents. For information on U.S. State Department requirements for business travel, go to: http://travel.state.gov/pdf/BusinessVisa.pdf.
Registration for the GRC Annual Meeting & GEA Geothermal Energy Expo is now open. A Preliminary Program along with information on registering can be found on the GRC website at www.geothermal.org. To register for the Expo, visit www.geothermalenergy2013.org/.