Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Former Presidential Advisor David Gergen and Washington Post Associate Editor David Ignatius to Deliver Keynote Remarks at CERAWeek 2010

Speakers join White House officials, industry leaders, government officials and renowned economists scheduled to address the world’s premier energy conference March 8-12 in Houston

CNN Political Analyst, David Gergen and Washington Post Associate Editor and columnist, David Ignatius will join the impressive list of speakers at CERAWeek 2010, March 8-12 at the Hilton Americas – Houston. Gergen and Ignatius will deliver dinner keynote remarks on Wednesday, March 11. They will address the outlook for American politics in an election year and international political risks.

Gergen is a senior political analyst for CNN. He previously served as an advisor to Presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan and Clinton. He is the director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government and serves as editor-at-large for U.S. News & World Report.

Ignatius is an associate editor and columnist for the Washington Post, covering global politics, economics, and international affairs. He previously served as editor of the International Herald Tribune and as the Washington Post’s assistant managing editor in charge of business news. He is the author of several novels including Body of Lies, which was recently adapted as a major motion picture.

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:

Hon. Steven Chu, secretary of energy, U.S. Department of Energy
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
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)
Kjell Pederson, CEO, Petoro AS
Raghuram Rajan, Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, University of Chicago
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 www.ceraweek.com

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