Strong presence at the European Geothermal Congress, Sept. 19-23, 2016

Strong presence at the European Geothermal Congress, Sept. 19-23, 2016 Old part of the city, Strasbourg, France (source: flickr/ Marius Brede, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 23 Aug 2016

The European Geothermal Congress, to take place Sept. 19-23, 2016 in Strasbourg/ France is lining up a great set of speakers, program and field trip.

Italian Minister Stefania Giannini and many other international industrial and political leaders are to open EGC2016, a week of geothermal events this September.

Organised every 3 years, the European Geothermal Congress is the largest geothermal event in Europe. It is a week of varied events designed to appeal and support and develop everyone working in the field, both in and outside the continent. The 2016 edition will be held 19-23rd September in Strasbourg, France.

The opening Agenda

The Italian minister of education and research, Stefania Giannini, will join other leaders in the opening session, including:

  • Paolo Bertuzzi, CEO Turboden
  • Christian Boissavy and Burkhard Sanner, Presidents AFPG and EGEC
  • Sylvain Brogle, Représentant GEODEEP
  • Robert Herrmann, Président Strasbourg Eurométropole
  • Marc Kugler, Directeur Général, Groupe ÉS
  • Michelle Ramírez, Directora de Geotermia – SENER Mexico
  • Philippe Richert, Président Region Grand Est
  • Anne Sander, Member of European Parliament
  • Virginie Schwarz, Directrice de l’Energie de la DGEC France
  • Andreea Strachinescu, Head of Unit for New Energy technologies, innovation and clean coal European Commission

Three days of conference sessions

The opening session will be the start of three days of congress sessions, covering science, technology, and politics and markets in Europe and further afield. To see the full agenda, visit

The French event Les Journées de la Géothermie will be held in parallel, with conference sessions on Monday and Tuesday. Passes for the European event will also give access to the French sessions.

Industry exhibition

More than 58 companies and organisations from around the world will take part in the industry exhibition organised as part of the congress. Find out who’ll be there at

Tour some of the latest deep geothermal developments in the region

The EGC2016 fieldtrip will cover the new Rittershoffen geothermal plant, currently producing high temperature geothermal fluids (>165°C) for heat, the newly renovated and well known EGS site Soultz-sous-Forêts, and a visit to the exposed rocks at the Western shoulder of the Rhine Graben.

Study at the Congress

Two training courses on deep and shallow geothermal technology and resources will be held on Monday 19th September, and excellent opportunity for geothermal specialists to update and expand their knowledge.