Latin America Symposium announced for GeoTHERM expo 2017

Latin America Symposium announced for GeoTHERM expo 2017 ThinkGeoEnergy, Picture from the GeoTHERM expo in Offenburg, Germany taken March 5, 2015

The IGA, IEA Geothermal and the Exhibition Centre Offenburg will hold a Latin America Symposium at the GeoTHERM - expo & congress on 14th/15th February 2017.

On 14-15 February 2017, the International Geothermal Association (IGA) partners with the International Energy Agency – Geothermal Technology Collaboration Programme (IEA Geothermal TCP) and the Exhibition Centre Offenburg to offer a Latin America Symposium with distinguished Latin American and international experts. The Symposium is to be held one day prior to the GeoTHERM 2017. The GeoTHERM – expo & congress officially opens in the morning of Wednesday, 15th Feb. 2017.

At the Symposium insights into the Latin American geothermal market, resources, research activities, risk mitigation mechanisms and technology transfer opportunities will be provided. The dialogue on Tuesday, 14 Feb. will lead to a late afternoon get-together at the fair where we invite guests to meet Latin American and other German/ international colleagues. Registration for both events is very affordable and managed by the Exhibition Centre Offenburg:

The event provides space for the first 200 registrants. The IGA also plans to offer a matchmaking event during the GeoTHERM – expo & congress where Latin American representatives can meet with German companies who provide geothermal services and products.

The International Geothermal Association (IGA), founded in 1988, is a scientific, educational and cultural organization established to operate worldwide. It has nearly 5,000 members in over 65 countries. The IGA is a non-political, non-profit, non-governmental organization with special consultative status to the UN and special observer status to the Green Climate Fund. The objectives of the IGA are to encourage research, the development and utilization of geothermal resources worldwide through the publication of scientific and technical information among the geothermal specialists, the business community, governmental representatives, UN organisations, civil society and the general public. Th joint event with the IEA aligns with the strategic IGA functions on international geothermal collaboration.

Under the auspices of the IEA, the IEA Geothermal TCP provides an excellent framework for international cooperation sharing the latest technical and policy developments. IEA Geothermal promotes the sustainable use of geothermal energy worldwide through its website, country and statistical reports, workshops, seminars, publications and by personal networking. Through high quality information, widely communicated IEA Geothermal contributes to the mitigation of climate change and the development of geothermal technology worldwide. Participants of the IEA Geothermal benefit from engagement by integrating international developments in their market, research and policy strategies. IEA Geothermal was established in 1997 and comprises 13 countries, EU commission, 1 geothermal association and 1 enterprise and is open for new memberships.