World Geothermal Congress 2023 postponed to October 2023

+++ Press Release +++ The Hague, The Netherlands/ Beijing, China +++ 27 September 2022 +++

Due to ongoing uncertainty regarding scheduling and organising a global event under the zero-Covid policy in China, the International Geothermal Association (IGA) and the National Geothermal Energy Center of China (CNGEC) are announcing that the World Geothermal Congress 2023 is postponed to a later date in October 2023. The exact timing of the event is to be announced shortly.

The World Geothermal Congress (WGC) is the premier global geothermal event for the sharing of knowledge and innovations from around the world, bringing together leaders of industry, academia, governments, NGO’s and communities to collaborate and provide thoughtful solutions for a sustainable world.

The IGA and CNGEC truly believe this decision is the best possible path forward that will lead to a globally successful event for our community. Further information on the event such as sponsorships, exhibitor packages and registration details will be coming online in October 2022.

The deadline for paper submissions to the technical programme is extended with three months to effectively 31 December 2022.

We trust that this decision will bring a clear and final direction for all stakeholders’ business, logistics and scientific planning. Thank you for your understanding and for your continued support.

For further information please see:

Media contact

Dr Marit Brommer
Executive Director
International Geothermal Association

About the IGA:

The International Geothermal Association (IGA), is the leading global platform on geothermal energy, serving as a hub for networking opportunities aimed at promoting and supporting global geothermal development. With industry partners the IGA sets standards, mature the technology agenda and nurture entrepreneurs engaged in clean technology.

With its four pillars Visibility, Sustainability, Partnerships and Authority, the IGA is committed to push geothermal as a gamechanger for achieving Sustainable Development Goal #7 providing affordable, clean, baseload energy for all.

About the CNGEC:

The aim of the National Geothermal Energy Center of China (CNGEC) is to promote the technological progress and industrial development of geothermal energy in China. The Geothermal Center cooperates closely with research institutes such as Sinopec Exploration Institute and the Academy of Engineering, and shares resources, and cooperates with domestic and foreign scientific research institutes and universities to carry out research and development of core geothermal technologies and cooperation in major projects.