GENEVA, Switzerland, March 2 /PRNewswire/ --

- Prestigious Energy Event to use WISeKey's Social Networking Platform on the Internet

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 2 /PRNewswire/ --

The Geneva Energy Pact Foundation will be holding the Energy Pact Conference ( in Geneva on March 16-17, 2009. The Conference, whose international media partner is the Financial Times, is organized with the support of the Republic and Canton of Geneva. It will address for the first time in a comprehensive and integrated manner the key issues of energy needs and environmental and developmental challenges. The event will be using the High Trusted Social Network Platform, an exclusive social network developed by Geneva-based WISekey.

The cooperation between WISekey and the Energy Foundation for the promotion of the HighTrusted social network on the Energy sector allows participants to interact more effectively with people sharing their profiles and content, says Alexander Dimitrijevic, President of Energy Pact Foundation.

HighTrusted technology is revolutionary as it leverages WISeKey's deep security know-how applied to this type of high level events, said Carlos Moreira, CEO WISekey.

Gerhard Schröder, former Chancellor of Germany, will chair the Conference. Speakers with different backgrounds and expertise will include Ali Al-Naimi, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources of Saudi Arabia, Gholam Hossein Nozari, Oil Minister of Iran, Gary Ross, CEO of PIRA Energy, a world-renowned energy market specialist, Ashok Khosla, President of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and President of the Club of Rome, Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, Co-Chair, International Panel for Sustainable Resource Management, academics from MIT, The Graduate Institute, EPFL and Harvard as well as visionaries such as Nobel Prize Winner Carlo Rubbia, Johan Galtung and the Swiss aeronaut Bertrand Piccard.

Conference is upon invitation only, nevertheless organizers have granted several free invitations for users registering before the 14th of March with a digital ID at the Energy Pact Hightrusted Social Network at:

Contact: Daniel Ybarra, VP Corporate communications, Tel.: +41-22-594-30-00, E-Mail: . Internet:

Contact: Daniel Ybarra, VP Corporate communications, Tel.: +41-22-594-30-00, E-Mail: .