Iceland is host country of WGC2020

Iceland as winner of bidding process and Board vote.

In the second half of 2013 potential host countries of the World Geothermal Congress in 2020 were asked to present their proposal to the IGA. In the first quarter of 2014 all bidding documents were evaluated and seven applicants were asked to present a full proposal until March 2014. Six applications then presented their full bid to the IGA Board in Manila, Philippines on 21 March 2014. Applying countries were Chile, Germany/ Netherlands, Iceland, Kenya, Philippines and the USA.


Following an extensive evaluation, some additional correspondence with bidders, and three rounds of voting, the proposal submitted by Iceland was accepted by the Board as the winner.

The IGA Board will now enter into negotiations to conclude an agreement to host WGC 2020 in Iceland. The IGA wishes to thank all the bidders for the work they put into the bids. We congratulate the Icelandic group, and look forward to working with them to create a successful WGC in 2020.