5 June 2023

08.30 - 09.00

Arrival, coffee and registration

Welcome by the Host of the Budapest Geothermal Energy Summit

09.00 - 09.15

Opening speech

Csaba Lantos, Minister of Energy of Hungary

09.15 - 09.30

Keynote speech

Marcell Biró, President, Supervisory Authority for Regulatory Affairs of Hungary

09.30 - 09.45

Keynote speech

The New Energy Frontier for Europe – Geothermal energy

Miklos Antics, President, European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC)

09.45 - 10.00

Keynote speech

Overview of the developments of the global geothermal market

Jack Kiruja, Associate Programme Officer, Geothermal Energy, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

10.00 - 10.30

Networking Coffee Break

10.30 - 11.30

Panel Discussion

Geothermal solutions: Perspectives for the development of the geothermal market


  • Tamás Pazsiczky, Director, Head of Energy & Resources Consulting Team, Deloitte
  • Csaba Kiss, Deputy CEO, MVM Group
  • Prof. Maria Mutti, President-Elect, American Association of Petroleum Geologists - Europe
  • Gábor Molnár, Managing Director, Mannvit

Dr. Anita Csoma, Senior Transformation Advisor

11.30 - 11.45

Keynote Speech

The development of the geothermal sector in Croatia

Ljiljana Zornjak, Head of Geothermal Development Unit, Croatian Hydrocarbon Agency

12.00 - 13.30

Networking Lunch

13.30 - 13.40

Keynote speech

Geothermal strategy of Hungary

Viktor Horváth, Deputy State Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Hungary

13.40 - 13.50

Keynote speech

Geothermal potential of Hungary and Budapest

Dr. Judit Szőnyi, hydrogeologist, Professor, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE)

13.50 - 14.05

Keynote Speech

Geothermal opportunities in district and industrial heating

Miklós Zaránd, Consulting Partner of the energy industry, Deloitte

14.05 - 14.45

Panel Discussion

Potentials of using geothermal energy in district heating and cooling


  • Eirikur Bragason, COO, Arctic Green Energy
  • Miklos Antics, President, European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC)
  • Morgan Henley, District Heating Campaigner, CEE Bankwatch Network

Annamária Nádor, Senior Geologist, Supervisory Authority for Regulatory Affairs of Hungary


Keanote Speech

Multipurpose utilisation of thermal water in Hungary

Dr. Ádám Ruszinkó, EuroSpa

14.55 - 15.30

Networking Coffee Break

15.30 - 15.45

Keynote Speech

Potentials of geothermal power generation in Hungary

Gábor Molnár, Managing Director, Mannvit

15.45 - 16.30

Panel Discussion

Regulations and Financing


  • Pál Ságvári, Vice President, Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority
  • Bence Gonda, Strategic Vice President, Supervisory Authority for Regulatory Affairs of Hungary
  • Mariano González Serrano, Senior Energy Specialist, World Bank

Claudia Patricolo, Editor-in-Chief, CEENERGYNEWS


Keynote Speech

Methods of geothermal utilization in Budapest

Ákos Samarjai, Energy Engineer, Budapest Spas cPlc.


Closing Remarks


Departure from the Hotel to the Networking party


Networking party

Széchenyi Thermal Bath

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