About this event

The Geothermal Congress in the Heart of the Geothermal Energy Industry in Turkey will again take place in 2017. After the successful first event held June 2016, the 2017 event will be even bigger. 

So save the dates of May 22-24, 2017. The event will be held again in Izmir/ Turkey and will feature an exhibition, congress and a field trip.


The schedule for the event is being developed.

  • 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

    The World Bank Workshop (Part I)

    The World Bank through its ESMAP program is co-hosting this year's IGC Turkey event. With a special emphasis on financing and funding, it is a special feature of the World Bank Geothermal Workshop on May 22, 2017.

    The workshop will provide attendees with opportunities to learn about how the World Bank is supporting risk mitigation and project finance.

    The World Bank Group is a multilateral organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., whose members include most of the world's countries. The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA):
    The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) is a global knowledge and technical assistance program administered by the World Bank. It provides analytical and advisory services to low- and middle-income countries to increase their know-how and institutional capacity to achieve sustainable energy solutions for poverty reduction and economic growth. ESMAP is an integral part of the Energy and Extractives Global Practice of the World Bank.


    Welcome remarks by the chairman
    N.N., World Bank

    Geothermal Development Project: Risk Mitigation Mechanism
    Ibrahim Sevin, TKB (TBC)

    Geothermal Development Project: Presentation on Loan Facility for Resource Development
    Bahadir Kocaker, TKSB (TBC)

    Training session on managing environmental, climate change and social impacts of geothermal projects, including case studies.
    Esra Arikan, Arzu Uraz Thrainn Fridriksson, World Bank


    Thrainn Fridriksson

  • 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

    Technical Workshop

    May 22 – Workshops (single booking or reduced participation) • Early Bird (until 17 March 2017) EUR 50 • Field Trip (until 14 May 2017) EUR 70

  • 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

    Coffee Break

  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    The World Bank Workshop (Part II)

    Training session on managing environmental, climate change and social impacts of geothermal projects, including case studies
    Esra Arikan, Arzu Uraz, Thrainn Fridriksson, World Bank


    Closing Remarks


    Esra Arikan

    Thrainn Fridriksson

  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    2nd Technical Workshop: Producing Geothermal Water

    CO2 is the natural lift of most of the geothermal wells in Turkey. However often this lift weakens due to decreasing CO2 contents in the geothermal water. Artificial lift offers possibilities that has to be taken into account for the production of geothermal water.

    This Workshop takes a closer look on this topic from different perspectives.


    Prevention of degassing by successful Line Shaft Pump operation in highly mineralized and CO2 rich brines – experiences from Western Europe
    Julia Scheiber, Dr. Jörg Baumgärtner, Thomas Hettkamp, Dr. Marion Schindler, Bestec GmbH
    J. Frost, R. Paredes, FROST Consulting

    ESP technologies for low pressure shallow and deep wells in Menderes Graben
    Ali Cenk Kahya, Schlumberger

  • 19:00 -

    Exergy Lounge

    Exergy Lounge


These are pictures from the pre-congress EBRD Workshop, the main IGC Turkey 2016 congress and the field trip to the Menderes Graben.

IGC Turkey Social Media Albums
ThinkGeoEnergy Flickr Album
IGC Turkey 2016 and EBRD Workshop

IGC Turkey 2016 Ormat GEPP Field Trip

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Pleaste note, based on the Reverse-Charge-Action of Article 9 of the Turkish Value Added Tax Act the Value Added Tax for the IGC Turkey has to be registered and paid by the buyer direct to the Turkish Authorities. Eventbrite tickets could cancel for free until May 8th, 2017

IGC Turkey 2017
Normal Price
Until May 15

400 EUR
  • 22-23 May 2017
    IGC Türkiye 2017 Congress (incl. Workshops)
  • Exergy Lounge (May 22)
  • Presentation Download
  • Lunch & Catering
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IGC Turkey 2017
Reduced Price
Until May 15

150 EUR
  • 22-23 May 2017
    IGC Türkiye 2017 Congress (incl. Workshops)
  • Exergy Lounge (May 22)
  • These tickets only apply for people working in Turkey as employees at the companies opperating Geothermal Power Plants (GPP) in Turkey, at Universities, State Authorities or at Municipalities.
  • Catering
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Exergy Field Trip
Normal Price
Until May 15

60 EUR
  • Bus Transfer to Power Plants
  • Guided Tour at Power Plant I
    Guided Tour at Power Plant II
  • Lunch and Refreshments
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IGC Turkey Workshops
Until May 13

  • 22 May 2017
    13:30 - 18:00
  • 2 parallel Workshops
    The World Bank Workshop & Technical Workshop
  • Coffee Break
  • This ticket gives access of the World Bank and Technical WS on May 22.2017 from 13:00 to 18:00. There is no access to the Exergy Lounge in the evening. Sales ends on May 13. From May 14 Workshop registration is only possible via a "Late Booker" Registration
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