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CERAWeek 2011 -- Leading the Way: Energy Strategies for a World of Change

2:44 PM MST | January 24, 2011 | IHS Online Pressroom

As the world begins to look beyond the economic downturn, it will face the substantial challenge of global energy demand that is expected to increase by up to 40 percent by 2030. Driven by policy, markets, technology, price, climate concerns and recognition of the sheer scale necessary to support the energy needs of a growing world, the energy system will certainly be reshaped. With much of the energy infrastructure that will be needed to meet that demand yet to be built, the energy industry faces an enormous challenge.

How the industry can adapt in an era of persistent change will be the focus of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates’ (IHS CERA) 30th annual executive conference, CERAWeek 2011, Leading the Way: Energy Strategies for a World of Change, to be held March 7-11, 2011, in Houston. The world’s premier energy conference, CERAWeek 2011 will convene an international group of more than 200 industry, policy and financial leaders, along with leading IHS CERA analysts, to explore the implications for strategies and investment that will shape an uncertain future.

“As the immediacy of the Great Recession passes there is a renewed sense of the enormous challenge of energy demand growth that the world will experience over the next two decades,” said IHS CERA Chairman Daniel Yergin. “This will be a time of great challenges but also opportunity as the industry works to meet the demands of a growing world with new investment and technologies. CERAWeek 2011 will provide participants with the insight and perspective necessary to navigate this ever-changing landscape.”


CERAWeek 2011 will feature addresses from a number of prominent leaders, including:
  • Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, deputy prime minister and minister of energy and industry,  Qatar
  • Vagit Alekperov, president and chief executive officer,  LUKOIL
  • Gregory Boyce, chairman and chief executive officer, Peabody Energy Corporation
  • Robert Dudley, chief executive, BP plc
  • Ditlev Engel, president and chief executive officer, Vestas Wind Systems A/S
  • Andrew Gould, chairman and chief executive officer, Schlumberger Ltd.
  • Christophe de Margerie, chairman and chief executive officer, Total SA
  • Alexander Medvedev, deputy chairman of Gazprom; director general of Gazprom Export, Gazprom
  • Kenneth Rogoff, Thomas D. Cabot professor of public policy, Harvard University
  • John Rowe, chairman and chief executive officer, Exelon Corporation
  • Jeffery Smisek, president and chief executive officer, United Continental Holdings, Inc.
  • Jing Ulrich, managing director and chairman of China equities and commodities, J.P. Morgan
  • Jon Wellinghoff, chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer, Microsoft Corporation
  • José Maria Botelho de Vasconcelos, minister of petroleum, Angola
  • Youcef Yousfi, minister of energy and mines, Algeria
Other distinguished speakers include:
  • Khalid Al-Buainain, senior vice president of refining, marketing and international, Saudi Aramco
  • Michael Ahearn, chairman of the board, First Solar, Inc.
  • Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa Al-Thani, chief executive officer, QatarGas Operating Company, Ltd.
  • Farouk Hussain Al-Zanki, deputy chairman of the board of directors, and chief executive officer, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation
  • Michael Allman, president and chief executive officer, Southern California Gas Company
  • Willie Chiang, senior vice president, refining, marketing, transportation and commercial, ConocoPhillips
  • Charles Ebinger, senior fellow and director, Energy Security Initiative, Brookings Institution
  • Howard Gatiss, chief executive officer, Coal Marketing Company
  • Jacek Krawiec, president and chief executive officer, PKN Orlen S.A
  • Maurizio La Noce, executive director, Mubadala Energy; chief executive officer, Mubadala Oil and
  • David Mohler, senior vice president and chief technology officer, Duke Energy Corporation
  • Ernest Moniz, director, MIT Energy Initiative; Cecil and Ida Green professor of physics and engineering systems, MIT
  • Scott O’Malia, commissioner, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
  • Lee Schipper, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center, Stanford University
  • Stacy Schusterman, chairman and chief executive officer, Samson Investment Company
  • Ayman Asfari, chief executive and founder, Petrofac Services, Ltd.
  • Bruce Bilger, senior advisor, Lazard
  • Charles Davidson, chairman and chief executive officer, Noble Energy Inc.
  • Lewis Hay III, chairman and chief executive officer, NextEra Energy, Inc.
  • John Hess, chairman of the board and chief executive officer, Hess Corporation
  • Philippe Joubert, executive vice president; president, power sector, Alstom
  • Patrick Kennedy,  chief executive officer and founder, OSIsoft
  • Bruce March, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Imperial Oil
  • Tom Mitchell, president and chief executive officer, Ontario Power Generation
  • Marvin Romanow, president and chief executive officer, Nexen, Inc.
  • Scott Sheffield, chairman and chief executive officer, Pioneer Natural Resources Company
  • Paul Smith, chief executive officer and senior managing director, Tenaska Capital Management
  • Charles Stanley, president and chief executive officer, QEP Resources, Inc.
  • Chris Weston, president and chief executive officer, Direct Energy


The conference will be held March 7-11, 2011 at the Hilton Americas Hotel in Houston, Texas. Further information and delegate registration is available at www.ceraweek.com.

Media Accreditation

Members of the media interested in registering for CERAWeek 2011 are required to apply for accreditation. Please send your name, organization, phone, email, and organization Web site to ceraweekmedia@ihs.com [4]. Once IHS CERA has confirmed your eligibility, you will receive additional instructions that will enable you to complete your registration online.


About IHS CERA [5]

IHS CERA is a leading advisor to energy companies, consumers, financial institutions, technology providers and governments. IHS CERA (www.cera.com [6]) delivers strategic knowledge and independent analysis on energy markets, geopolitics, industry trends, and strategy. IHS CERA is based in Cambridge, Mass., and has offices in Bangkok, Beijing, Calgary, Dubai, Johannesburg, Mexico City, Moscow, Mumbai, Oslo, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco, Tokyo and Washington, DC.

About IHS [7]

IHS (NYSE: IHS) is a leading source of information and insight in pivotal areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. Businesses and governments around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence.  IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS employs more than 4,400 people in more than 30 countries around the world.

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Release Date:
1/17/11 2:48 am EST
Dateline City:
Cambridge, Mass.
International group of industry, policy and financial leaders set to convene 30th annual IHS CERA energy conference in Houston


IHS Media Relations
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