Miklos Antics is Managing Director and associate partner of both GPC Instrumentation Process (GPC IP) and GEOFLUID France. He is being active during the past 32 years in project development from low to high enthalpy fields in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands, England, Italy, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya (East African Rift countries), El Salvador, Armenia, and Indonesia. Developed sustainable reservoir concepts for many geothermal fields by coordinating geoscientific, reservoir engineering and drilling/completion of geothermal projects. Developed innovative well architectures to maximise heat extraction in a sustainable view. He lectured on Geothermal Reservoir Simulation and Sustainable development of geothermal resources at CAS-DEGEOSYS (University of Neuchâtel), several ISS (International Summer School) and seminars. Authored and co-authored over 65 technical papers (English and Romanian) and four textbooks. He holds MSc and PhD in Petroleum Engineering from the Ploiesti (Romania) School of Petrol. He also holds a Diploma in Geothermal Energy Technology from Geothermal Institute in New Zealand. He is President of the European Geothermal Council (EGEC) since 2018. Member of IGA, EGEC, EAGE, GRC, SPE.
Maria Mutti is Professor and Chair of Sedimentary Geology at the University of Potsdam (Germany). She previously held research positions at ETH Zürich, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, where she helped run the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, and a faculty position at USC in Los Angeles. Her research interests focus on carbonate systems in relation to Earth History as well as to surface and subsurface multi-scale basin analysis studies as applied to carbonate reservoirs. She has acted as a consultant and trainer for many international energy companies for the last two and a half decades. She has served as President for SEPM and from July 2023 she will be President of AAPG Europe, where she will focus on the role of geosciences in the energy transition.
Csaba Kiss Ph.D., as Deputy CEO, he is Chief Generation Officer and Chief Nuclear Officer of at the MVM Hungarian Electricity Ltd.
He is holding a Ph.D. degree in Technical Sciences from Vienna University of Technology in Austria, and a MBA degree from Buckinghamshire New University in the UK.
Mr. Kiss has a +35 years career in the power generation industry, has had a solid management and business leadership experience since 1999 as Executive Managing Director and Plant Manager of operating different power plant portfolios and businesses in Hungary and Italy.
As a Managing Director he had worked with major multinational integrated utilities (AES and E.ON), and Power Service companies (Alstom and GE).
He was involved operation and project development of new nuclear, coal, biomass, oil, gas power plants, co-generation (CHP), CCGT, steam/ranking cycle, gas-motor, wind, hydro and PV power plant technologies as well.
Mr. Kiss has international working experience in conducting business and managing projects in the U.S., Brazil and Europe.
Board Member of the FORATOM, is the Brussels-based trade association for the nuclear energy industry in Europe, Belgian;
Chairman of the Executive Committee of Hungarian Nuclear Association (Atomfórum Egyesület);
Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of COGEN Europe Association, is the European Association for the promotion of cogeneration industry in Brussel, Belgian;
Vice Chairman (previously Chairman) of the COGEN Hungary Association (MKET);
Chairman of the Hungarian Scientific Energy Association of Hungary (ETE).
Member of the Wold Nuclear Association (WNA) advisory board.
A Geothermal expert with 13 years of experience in the geothermal industry. Currently, an Associate Programme Officer for Geothermal Energy at the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Since 2019, has been supporting the Agency’s geothermal activities which are implemented in the framework of the Global Geothermal Alliance, a multi-stakeholder platform for geothermal stakeholders, that supports the establishment of enabling frameworks to accelerate investments in geothermal energy.
Previously, worked at the Geothermal Development Company in Kenya where was involved in promoting the development of direct use including demonstration projects and assessing the viability of various direct use applications.
Holds a master’s degree in Sustainable Energy Engineering from Reykjavik University, Iceland and is a Fellow of the Geothermal Training Programme in Iceland - GRO GTP (formerly United Nations University – Geothermal Training Programme).
Tamás has more than 17 years of experience in consulting, and he is a director at Deloitte's Energy and Resources team. His key service areas are strategic consultancy, operation development and transaction advisory. Tamás has valuable industry-specific experience in the fields of electricity, natural gas and district heating. In renewable energy projects, he led various solar power plant transactions, assisted his clients in financial, taxation, commercial, technical, environmental and legal decisions.
Ljiljana Zornjak graduated from the Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Zagreb with a degree in petroleum mining. She has completed numerous specialized trainings in the field of reservoir engineering.
She gained professional experience in the industry at INA (Croatian Petroleum Company) as a reservoir engineer. Her duties included preparation of reports and reserve studies (oil, natural gas and geothermal water). Her duties included planning, supervising and analysis of hydrodynamic measurements in wells, preparation of production development plans, optimization of production of exploitation fields and preparation of reservoir engineering parts of feasibility studies for development projects for exploitation fields. She also participated in reservoir engineering projects for well workover.
She led a multidisciplinary team of development geologists, reservoir engineers, formation evaluation engineers, production engineers, and drilling engineers. The team addressed all aspects of optimizing operations in reference fields while complying with technical standards, occupational safety measures, and environmental protection.
Since March 2019, she has been working in the Croatian Hydrocarbons Agency, today as the Head of the Geothermal Potential Development Department. Her responsibilities include promotion of Croatia's geothermal potential, assessment of geothermal potential and participation in preparation and implementation of geothermal development projects in Croatia.
Mr Bragason is the COO of Arctic Green Energy a highly accomplished expert in geothermal energy development and power project management with >25 years experience. Served earlier as CEO of KS Orka and Orka Energy in Singapore. In addition to his posts Mr Bragason served as Chief Project Manager for various power projects across the globe. He holds a Degree in Engineering Structures from TU Berlin, as well as a degree in Business and Administration
Gábor is a project manager and designer of geothermal energy projects in Hungary, Europe and Worldwide. He joined Mannvit in 2008, started to work at the headquarter in Reykjavík, Iceland. His engineering tasks included general building and geothermal heating projects in Iceland and later in Hungary. In the last 15 years, Gábor was participated in geothermal energy utilization projects – both direct heat use and electricity production – as senior designer, construction manager, and project manager. He was the overall project manager of the development of the first Hungarian geothermal power plant in Tura. Gábor is managing director of Mannvit Kft since 2019.
Miklós is the Consulting Partner of the energy industry at Deloitte. He graduated in electrical engineering from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. Before Deloitte Miklós worked in system integration at Accenture, then in business and technology consulting at PwC. He has led several projects in Hungary and abroad in IT and business transformation, most recently in geothermal strategy development, energy service portfolio development, electricity procurement opportunities, and renewable energy projects.