2nd Budapest Geothermal 
Energy Summit

20 September 2024
Hotel Kempinski
Budapest, Hungary

Organized under the honorary patronage of H.E. Csaba Lantos, Minister of Energy of Hungary, who will open the event

Organised by:

Geothermal energy in Hungary

Policymakers and investors are taking increasing notice of the once-niche geothermal energy sector as part of a broader rethink of our energy system and our fight against climate change. Geothermal energy provides a renewable energy source for various industries and supports local development. With so many different applications and vast untapped potential, geothermal energy is bound to become the bedrock of energy transition.

Hungary, located in the geothermal-rich Pannonian Basin, sits on a potentially low-cost, clean alternative to fossil fuels. Building up geothermal capacity in Hungary would help to create a stable, clean and local energy resource and contribute to phasing out fossil fuels this way supporting Hungary’s energy independence and national climate ambitions.

The Budapest Geothermal Energy Summit aims to support the uptake of the geothermal energy sector by creating a platform to discuss and understand the applications of this technology.

Budapest Geothermal Energy Summit

Discover the unique geothermal potential of the Pannonian Basin, Central Europe!

The first Budapest Geothermal Energy Summit was organised in 2023 and brought together policymakers, industry experts, corporate leaders, technology pioneers and sustainable leaders from the region and beyond to discuss the potential of geothermal energy.

Building on the success of the first event and the high public interest in geothermal energy, we will organise the Budapest Geothermal Energy Summit in 2024 again, on 20 September. Stakeholders will discuss the main opportunities and challenges of geothermal energy, sharing their views on the current state of knowledge and technology and presenting why more attention should be given to the utilisation of geothermal energy in Hungary and the wider region.

Hot topics

  • Geothermal solutions in shallow and deep geothermal

  • Overview of the development of the global and regional geothermal market

  • Regulatory challenges of geothermal development

  • Financing opportunities, European funding for geothermal projects

  • Low carbon heating and cooling for sustainable buildings, feasibility and implementation

  • Technical trends in shallow and deep geothermal

  • Leveraging oil and gas experiences to accelerate geothermal exploration and development

  • Transforming cities with geothermal energy

  • Various industries that can benefit from geothermal energy

  • Best practices in the region and beyond, case studies, new technologies, innovations


Buy your ticket for the Budapest Geothermal Energy Summit to access all sessions and panel discussions of the conference. Join the geothermal community of the region and take the opportunity to gain insight from experts who shape the future of this upcoming business. Meet the major stakeholders of the industry and join the leading geothermal energy forum of Central Eastern Europe.

You should participate in the Budapest Geothermal Energy Summit if:

  • you want to grow your professional network and strengthen your existing business relationships
  • you want to learn about the current geothermal projects and technologies and get first-hand information from policymakers, business leaders and innovators
  • you want to find partners, investors, or new clients


Become a sponsor!

Be proactive and stand out from the crowd by becoming a sponsor of the Budapest Geothermal Energy Summit!

  • Maximise your exposure and to be recognized as a proactive member of this growing market. Stand out from the crowd!
  • Introduce yourself and showcase your project or technology at an international forum;
  • Get international coverage and high-profile visibility for your brand;
  • Benefit from networking and conducting business with senior-level delegates from the industry and government;
  • Make sure that your message reaches a broad audience;
  • Find new partners, investors and clients!

Contact us directly on to discuss sponsorship opportunities!

About the organiser

White Paper Consulting (WPC) is a team of professionals with solid experience in the organisation of business events in the energy sector. The Managing Director of WPC, Ms Andrea Pánczél has +15 years of experience as a media professional and led the communication of major energy companies such as MOL and GDF Suez (ENGIE). WPC is the organiser of the leading energy summits in Central and Eastern Europe since 7 years with well-established brands like the Budapest Energy Summit, the Budapest LNG Summit, the Budapest Hydrogen Summit and the Budapest Climate Summit. Out events are ideally placed to take a prominent role in connecting policymakers and the business ecosystem by providing a unique platform to discuss the driving trends of the energy industry.

Our portfolio includes CEENERGYNEWS, the leading English-language online portal that delivers up-to-date news and analysis across the energy agenda in 20+ countries in Central and South-Eastern Europe.

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The venue of the event is the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest, a five-star hotel located in the city centre, within easy reach of top attractions such as Parliament, Chain Bridge, and the Castle.

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