Sunday, February 7, 2010

U.S. Secretary of Energy to Deliver Keynote Address at CERAWeek 2010

Energy Secretary Steven Chu joins industry leaders, government officials and renowned economists scheduled to address the world’s premier energy conference March 8-12 in Houston

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will join an impressive list of speakers at CERAWeek 2010, March 8-12 at the Hilton Americas – Houston. Secretary Chu will deliver a keynote address Tuesday, March 9 at 12:30pm CT.

CERAWeek, now in its 29th year, is recognized as a leading forum offering insight into the energy future. Chaired by IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates (IHS CERA) Chairman and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Prize, Daniel Yergin, CERAWeek 2010 Energy: Building the New Future will convene an international group of industry, policy and financial leaders—along with leading researchers from IHS CERA—to discuss the central energy challenges and opportunities.

Other Featured Speakers at CERAWeek 2010 include:

Khalid Al-Falih, president and CEO, Saudi Aramco
Hamad Rashid Al-Mohannadi, managing director and CEO, RasGas Company Limited
Nariman Behravesh, chief economist, IHS
Brandon Bethards, CEO, Babcock & Wilcox
Philippe Boisseau, president gas and power, TOTAL
Jean-Francois Cirelli, vice chairman and president, GdF SUEZ
Theodore F. Craver, Jr., chairman, president and CEO, Edison International
Peter Darbee, Chairman, president and chief executive officer, PG&E Corporation
José Sergio Gabrielli de Azevedo, CEO, Petrobras
Andy Inglis, chief executive, exploration and production, BP
Philippe Joubert, executive vice president, Alstom, president of Alstom Power
Andrew Liveris, chairman and chief executive officer, Dow Chemical Company
Helge Lund, president and chief executive officer, Statoil
Tan Sri Hassan Marican, president and chief executive officer, PETRONAS
Alexander Medvedev, deputy chairman and general director of Gazprom Export, Gazprom
Mike Morris, Chairman, president and CEO, American Electric Power Company Inc.
James Mulva, Chairman, president and CEO, ConocoPhilips
Richard Newell, administrator, US Energy Information Administration (EIA)
Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, chairman (Nobel Laureate), Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Kjell Pederson, CEO, Petoro AS
Ken Rogoff, professor of economics, Harvard University
Paolo Scaroni, CEO, ENI Group
Nobuo Tanaka executive director, International Energy Agency (IEA)
Tom Walters, president gas and power marketing, ExxonMobil
Key CERAWeek 2010 themes include:

Demand: Has the “Great Recession” caused a fundamental shift in energy demand?
Future Investment in the Industry: What will be the short-term and long-term impacts of the economic slowdown on the energy industry?
Economics: What is the future of the global economy?
Future Fuel Mix: How will climate change, the economy, new technologies and new supply impact interfuel competition and technology choice?
Climate Change: How will climate change legislation affect future investment and prices around the globe?
Geopolitics: How will geopolitical forces impact energy prices and investment decisions?
Company Strategy: In the midst of such political and economic uncertainty, which strategies are the most resilient to future shocks?
Game Changers: What innovations will be the game changers in the new energy future? The electric car? Unconventional natural gas?

A complete agenda, speaker updates and registration information are available at

Media Registration:
Members of the media interested in registering for CERAWeek 2010 must first apply for accreditation. Please send your name, organization, phone, email, and organization Web site to Once IHS CERA has confirmed your eligibility, you will receive information for completing your complimentary registration online.


About IHS CERA (
IHS CERA is a leading advisor to energy companies, consumers, financial institutions, technology providers and governments. IHS CERA ( 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 (
IHS (NYSE: IHS) is a leading global source of critical information and insight dedicated to providing the most complete and trusted information and expertise. IHS product and service solutions span four areas of information that encompass the most important concerns facing global business today: Energy, Product Lifecycle, Security, and Environment, all supported by Macroeconomics. By focusing on our customers first, IHS enables innovative and successful decision-making for customers ranging from governments and multinational companies to smaller companies and technical professionals in more than 180 countries. IHS has been in business since 1959 and employs about 4,100 people in 28 countries.
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