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28 September 2022 - 29 September 2022
Bern, Switzerland
connect4geothermal 2022

Connect4geothermal

Energy independence and decarbonisation: contribution of geothermal energy in Switzerland's energy mix. 

The Geothermal Forum on 28. - 29.09.2022 in Bern is the place to be to contribute decarbonising the Swiss energy mix and increase Switzerland’s energetic independency by unlocking the energy potential slumbering under our feet.

=> Register now, complete your profile and find cooperation partners to develop the Swiss geothermal market!


The Geothermal Forum on 28 - 29.09.2022 in Bern will illustrate how geothermal energy can contribute to energy independence and decarbonisation in Switzerland. Examples and experiences will be explained in plenary and parallel sessions, and stakeholders in the Swiss energy system will discuss cooperation in panel discussions. An exhibition area, networking breaks and targeted 1-to-1 meetings will provide room for personal exchange. On 28.09.2022, a geothermal plants can be visited in the afternoon and in the evening, networking can take place over dinner.

Panel discussion during Forum 2021

Geothermal energy: local baseload energy

Geothermal energy is a natural baseload energy that can contribute significantly to the energy transition: Provision of heating and cooling, energy storage for seasonal phase shifting, production of electricity. As a CO2-neutral and locally available energy source, it has a double advantage: good for the climate and good for energy independence. Furthermore, the potential of geothermal energy is far from exhausted. There is a slumbering giant under our feet that needs to be awakened.

Providing visibility to geothermal energy, connecting the energy transition actors

One goal of the forum is to make geothermal energy with its various systems and forms of application more visible and to better integrate this natural and renewable source of baseload energy into the Swiss energy mix. Another aim of the forum is to connect representatives from the authorities, industry and universities at the interfaces between the subsectors in order to accelerate joint action by all actors. These include experts from geology, the energy sector, engineers, spatial planning, the supply chain for geothermal systems, the real estate and site development sector, industry and agro-food businesses needing heat and cold, investors. To this end, Geothermie-Suisse enters into partnerships with complementary organisations: aeesuisse, Swisspower, the Swiss Association for Gas, Heat and Water SVGW, the Swiss Association for district heating VFS, the Swiss Association of professionals for heat pumps, Cities of energy.

The cooperation among all relevant actors enables the integration of geothermal energy in the energy transition.

Program with multiple added value to accelerate the geothermal development in Switzerland

On 29.09.2022, realised examples and experiences gained on how geothermal energy can contribute to decarbonisation and Switzerland's domestic energy supply will be presented and shared in plenary and parallel sessions. In panel discussions experts will debate on the framework conditions and the interaction between the different actors in the energy system to accelerate the integration of geothermal for the energy transition. An exhibition area, networking breaks and targeted 1-to-1 meetings will provide space for personal discussions and connections for the development of the geothermal sector in Switzerland. On the previous day, 28.09.2022, a geothermal plant that supplies an entire neighbourhood with energy can be visited in the afternoon. In the evening, a networking dinner will provide space for informal discussions.

Detailed ONLINE PROGRAM here

Detailed PDF PROGRAM here

Plenary and parallel sessions, exhibition, networking and 1to1 meetings, the forum offers again multiple added value

Personal profiles for targeted online and on site networking 

Participation is possible on site as well as online. The presentations will be translated into DE-FR-EN. Registration will open at the beginning of August. Participants can create a personal profile and indicate in which field they are active and which services they offer and are looking for. In the run-up to the Forum, they can go through these profiles and request people for personal 1-to-1 meetings on September 29th. Participants will receive their personal schedule before the Forum. This very efficient and effective networking opportunity was actively used at last year's Geothermal Forum. Almost 300 participants from 11 countries attended the Forum, 186 of whom participated in 244 1-to-1 meetings. The summary of last year's Forum, with links to the presentations and video recordings, can be found in the document "Heat from the earth to tackle global warming".

Pre-arranged 1-to-1 Meetings

Position your company in the upswing geothermal market, become partner of the forum

Geothermal is on the upswing with strong momentum. At the Geothermal Forum, the actors in the energy transition are developing the Swiss market. It is a unique opportunity to position companies and organisations in a sector with great potential. Several possibilities exist therefore: Take advantage, become partner.

Prices

on site

online

Package Sept. 28-29th
Standard
580 CHF
Sept. 29th only
Standard
480 CHF380 CHF
Package Sept. 28-29th
Member Geothermie-Suisse
480 CHF
Sept. 29th only
Member Geothermie-Suisse
380 CHF280 CHF
Sept. 29th only
Students (Bachelor, Master, PhD)
240 CHF190 CHF
Prices excl. VAT
Prices on site incl.
- dinner on 28th
- lunch, coffee breaks and aperitif on 29th

Not member of Geothermie-Suisse?

Membership provides many advantages, e.g. special price on events and courses for continuous education on different topics related to geothermal energy. Become member and benefit from member price for this forum by clicking the related tick-box in the registration.

Hotel rooms

Hotel rooms were reserved in Bern for the the Geothermal Forum (night from 28-29.09). Via following link you can book a room close to the forum location

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Registration
Closed since 28 September 2022
Location Bern Expo, Mingerstrasse 6, CH - 3014 Bern, XF59+W5 Berne
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Participants 136
Meetings 135
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Austria 3
Denmark 1
France 23
Germany 15
Italy 1
Netherlands 3
Switzerland 223
Total 269
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Private company 120
Public-private company 31
Start-up company 13
Cooperative 1
Foundation 1
Association / Federation 21
Research institution / University 32
Public authority 39
Individual person / Freelancer 6
Media 3
Other 1
Total 268
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