The President of Iceland to Speak at the GEA Geothermal Energy Finance Forum in New York on Feb. 9

Featuring the Honorable President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland

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The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) and Gold Level Sponsor, Islandsbanki, will be holding a one-day Geothermal Energy Finance Forum on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at the Ritz-Carlton, Battery Park in New York City. This program will bring the finance and investment community of New York City together and provide a tutorial on geothermal energy investment with top experts and major players in geothermal development and finance. The day’s agenda includes presentations and panel discussion on; geothermal technology, geothermal project development, financing and investment, risk mitigation, employment, government finance and incentives, legal and regulatory issues, and case studies from developers and financers with recent success stories. In addition to bringing together the geothermal community with the finance and investment communities, this event will highlight the global growth in geothermal production and use.


Confirmed speakers to date include:

The Honorable President Olafur Grimsson, President of Iceland

Dita Bronicki, CEO, Ormat Technologies

Arni Magnusson, Executive Director- International Industries, Islandsbanki

Nick Goodman, CEO, Raser Technologies

Brian Fairbank, President and CEO, Nevada Geothermal Power Inc.

Toni Volpe, President and CEO, Enel North America, a Division of Enel Green Power

Alison Thompson, VP Corporate Relations, Magma Energy Corporation

John McIlveen, Research Director, Jacob Securities, Inc.

Rick Rodgers, Managing Director, Montgomery Street Financial

Recep C. Kendircioglu, Senior Managing Director, John Hancock Financial Services

Halley Dickey, Director of Geothermal Business Development, Turbine Air Systems

Mike Ronzello, Sales and Business Development Manager, Pratt & Whitney Power Systems

John McKinsey, Partner, Stoel Rives LLP

John Pierce, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Karl Gawell, Executive Director, GEA

Jonathan Weisgall, Vice President of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company

Subir Sanyal, President and Manager of Reservoir Engineering, GeothermEx, a Schlumberger Company

Vicky McDowell, Deputy Administrator, US Treasury

Saurabh Anand, Vice President, Denham Capital

Keith Martin, Partner, Chadbourne & Parke, LLP

Chris Demos, Senior Investment Officer, Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Eddie Sadan, VP of Business Development, Ram Power Corporation

Brian Harenza, Hannon Armstrong

Jonathan Zurkoff, VP of Finance, US Geothermal

Louis Capuano Jr, CEO, ThermaSource

Mark Taylor, Lead Analyst, CCS & Geothermal, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Angela Crooks, Program Specialist, Department of Energy Office of Geothermal Technologies

Jen Derstine, Geotherma Sector Analyst, U.S. Department of Commerce


Wednesday, February 9, 2011:

7:30 am Registration

8:30 – 12:30 pm Morning Session

12:30 – 1:15 pm Luncheon

1:15 – 5:00 pm Afternoon Session

5:00 – 6:00 pm Networking Reception



The Ritz-Carlton, Battery Park

Two West Street

New York City


How much?:

General Attendee Rate $695

GEA Member Rate $495

Government/Non-Profit Rate $595

(Above pricing includes light breakfast, lunch, snack, workshop proceedings, and networking reception)

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