Japan Iceland Geothermal Forum 2010 in Tokyo, Nov. 16, 2010

Japan Iceland Geothermal Forum 2010 in Tokyo, Nov. 16, 2010 Japan Iceland Geothermal Forum 2010, snapshot of event website
Alexander Richter 28 Oct 2010

Invitation to the Japan Iceland Geothermal Forum 2010 in Tokyo/ Japan, November 16, 2010. The event takes place at the United Nations University on Aoyama Dori, a five-minute walk from Omotesando station (Exit B2, Chiyoda, Ginza, and Hanzomon lines) or ten minutes from Shibuya station.

Event announcement for the Japan Iceland Geothermal Forum 2010 in Toky, November 16, 2010.

Japan and Iceland – both volcanic island countries are two of the world’s leading countries in geothermal utilization with their experiences, know-how and technologies. Japan and Iceland have been cooperating in this field for about 30 years in developing geothermal power plants in Iceland and have trained geothermal experts from developing countries through their geothermal training programs over the years.

Based on the geothermal cooperation between Japan and Iceland, the Japan-Iceland Geothermal Forum 2010 presents an update from leading experts in geothermal energy development and utilization issues on the experiences and future challenges in Iceland, Japan and relevant developing countries.

From both Icelandic and Japanese side, officials from the governments, national energy institution and geothermal training program, experts from leading geothermal engineering companies and power companies will present the current situation and outlook on geothermal energy both domestically and internationally. Japanese and international financial institutions will also present their schemes to enhance geothermal energy utilization.

The Japan Iceland Geothermal Forum 2010 consists of morning and afternoon sessions and each session will be followed by a panel discussion. The Forum, conducted in English and Japanese with simultaneous translation, is aimed for business people, policy makers, academics and media with an interest in geothermal energy issues.

The speakers of the event include the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland, Össur Skarphedinsson, Icelandic and Japanese specialists.

Icelandic companies/ organizations present: Verkís Engineering, Mannvit Engineering, Reykjavik Energy, the Icelandic National Energy Authority, United Nations University – Geothermal Training Program, and Envent

Japanese companies/ organizations present: Geothermal Research Society of Japan, North Japan Resarch Institute for Sustainable Energy, Japan Geothermal Developer’s Association, Japan Center for International Finance, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI), and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

Location: United Nations University in Shibuya (Link to location on Google Maps)

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