Meet our speakers
President at BVG - Bundesverband Geothermie
Managing Director at GPC IP/GEOFLUID. President of EGEC - European Geothermal Energy Council
Deputy Director-General at DG Energy, European Commission
Member of the German Parliament
Head of Department Energy Policy - Heat & Efficiency at Federal Ministry for Economics & Climate Action, Germany
Vice President of Geothermal at Baker Hughes
Dr Silke Karcher
Permanent Secretary of the Senate Department for the Environment, Urban Mobility, Consumer Protection and Climate Action, Berlin
Since December 2021, Dr Karcher has been State Secretary for Environment and Climate Protection in the Senate Department for the Environment, Mobility, Consumer- and Climate Protection in Berlin.
President & CEO at Eavor Technologies Inc
Head of District Heating & Cooling at ENGIE
Managing Director Energy Project at STRABAG AG
Mr Koselleck, for more than 25 years, has been responsible for several closed projects based on project finance, such as: a 100 Mil. € sewage treatment project in Germany; several multimillion motorway projects in Europe; a 672 MW hydro project in Turkey; the sale of a 27 floor business building in Beijing; the acquisition and development of an offshore wind project pipeline (7 GW); the sale of several permitted offshore wind projects in Germany; as wells as, several ongoing geothermal energy projects. One of the ongoing projects Mr Koselleck is involved in, is the development of a 400 MW pump storage power plant in Germany.
Dr Piotr Dziadzio
Undersecretary of State at the Polish Ministry of Climate and Environment, Chief National Geologist and Government Plenipotentiary for the State’s Raw Materials Policy
Prof. Dr. Ingo Sass
Leader of Geoenergy section at GFZ-Helmholtz-Zentrum Postdam
CEO & Managing Director at Turboden ORC
Prof. Dr. Rolf Bracke
Director at Fraunhofer IEG
As a full professor at the Ruhr University Bochum, he holds the chair for geothermal energy systems in the mechanical engineering faculty. There, the geologist, who received his doctorate and diploma from RWTH Aachen University, sees himself as a bridge builder between the natural sciences and engineering. From 2002 to 2020 he held the professorship for geothermal energy and environmental technology in the department of civil and environmental engineering at the Bochum University of Applied Sciences and between 2006 and 2009 he held the position of Vice President for Research.
Rolf Bracke is intensively involved in the international scientific community. Between 2013 and 2020 he was Director of the International Geothermal Association (IGA) and is a member of the Executive Committee of the European Energy Research Alliance (Geothermal Programme). He has led a large number of research projects on the energy transition in Europe and around the world and advises international institutions such as the World Bank, the United Nations, the Central American Integration System (SICA) and European institutions on energy issues. His central research interests lie in the transformation of mining-related technologies in the development of climate-neutral energy systems.
Partner at Rödl & Partner
Prof. Dr. Simone Walker-Hertkorn
Professor / Head of Department Geothermal Energy at Deggendorf Institute of Technology
Project Manager at Stadtwerke München GmbH
Chief Operating Officer at Ignis H2 Energy Inc.