U.S. Energy Secretary Joins Industry Heavyweights at CERAWeek

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?