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2013 International Geothermal Energy Finance Forum

April 11, 2013 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Where: Marriott Marquis New York 1535 Broadway New York City
  • Hosted by: Geothermal Energy Association
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The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) will be holding a full day International Geothermal Energy Finance Forum on Thursday, April 11th at the Marriott Marquis New York. This event will bring geothermal industry together with the finance and investment community. In this global market,  this program will not only highlight U.S. geothermal development and the keys to getting projects done in our back yard but also projects, policies, and development driving geothermal growth in the world’s top markets. This program will provide both an update and outlook on US and international geothermal development, the state of geothermal technology, a discussion of geothermal project finance from both the public and private sector perspectives, geothermal risk and reward and a discussion of policies moving geothermal development forward.

Agenda:
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
7-9pm Networking Reception

Thursday, April 11, 2013
8:30am-5pm International Geothermal Energy Finance Forum

Forum Schedule
Registration, light breakfast served

Morning session

8:30-8:40am

Welcome, opening remarks
Karl Gawell, Executive Director, Geothermal Energy Association, confirmed

8:45-9:15am
Worldwide Geothermal Development Update
Benjamin Matek, Geothermal Industry Analyst, Geothermal Energy Association, confirmed
Mark Taylor, Head of Geothermal & CCS Research, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, confirmed

9:15-10:30am
A Conversation with the Developers of Recent Projects Worldwide

Moderated by: Jonathan Weisgall, Vice President of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, confirmed
Dave Watson, President & CEO, EnergySource, confirmed
Yoram Bronicki, President and COO, Ormat Technologies, confirmed
Jonathan Zurkoff, Executive Vice President Finance & Treasurer, US Geothermal, confirmed
Richard Atkinson, CFO, Gradient Resources, confirmed

10:30-11:00am
Morning Break

11:00am-12:30pm
Private Geothermal Project Finance in the US and Abroad
Sasha Jacob, President & CEO, Jacob Securities, Inc, confirmed
Jennifer Graham, Vice President, Prudential Capital Group, confirmed
John Eber, Managing Director Energy Investments, JP Morgan, confirmed
Sid Sinha, Vice President, Marathon Capital, confirmed 
Dan Mannes, Director, Avondale Partners, confirmed
Aram Fuchs, General Partner, Fertilemind Capital, confirmed
Alan Davis, Managing Principal, Starlight Investments, confirmed

12:30-1:45pm
Lunch/Lunchtime keynote

Rohit  Khanna, Program Manager, The World Bank Group’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program, confirmed

Afternoon Session
1:45-3:00pm
Public Sector Geothermal Finance in the US and Abroad
Moderated by: Karl Gawell, Executive Director, Geothermal Energy Association, confirmed
Steve Hirsch, Program Director, East Africa Geothermal Initiative, USEA, confirmed
Pierre Audinet, Clean Energy Program Team Leader, The World Bank, confirmed
Mary Mervenne, Managing Director, OPIC’s Structured Finance Division, confirmed
Craig O’Connor, Export-Import Bank, confirmed

3:00-3:30pm
Afternoon Break

3:30-4:30pm
Geothermal Project Finance and Risk Mitigation
Moderated by: Sid Sinha, Vice President, Marathon Capital, confirmed 
Trent Phillip, Ambata Capital, confirmed
Subir Sanyal, Senior Advsior, GeothermEx, confirmed
Halley Dickey, TAS Energy, confirmed
Stephan Jacob, Underwriter, Munich RE, confirmed
Doug Hollett, Director, Geothermal Technologies Office, US DOE Geothermal Technologies Program, confirmed

4:30-5:00pm
Lessons Learned/Outlook

Karl Gawell, Executive Director, Geothermal Energy Association, confirmed
Jonathan Weisgall, Vice President of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, confirmed
Keith Martin, Partner, Chadbourne & Parke LLP, confirmed

When/Where:
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Networking Reception- 7-9pm

Thursday, April 11, 2013
Forum- 8:30a-5pm



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