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CERAWeek 2012 Energy and the Economy: Quest for Growth


International group of industry, policy and financial leaders set to convene 31st annual IHS CERA energy conference in Houston March 5-9, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (December 15, 2011) – The energy industry continues to face increasing risk in the wake of the prolonged “great economic contraction,” but it also has a prime opportunity to play a key role in economic growth, jobs and global security as new technologies unlock energy frontiers and new boundaries in business are drawn.

The energy industry’s role in the global economy will be a focus of the 31st annual IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates (IHS CERA) executive conference, CERAWeek 2012, Energy and the Economy: Quest for Growth, to be held March 5-9, 2012 in Houston. Recognized as the world’s premiere energy conference, CERAWeek will convene an international group of more than 200 industry, policy and financial leaders, along with leading IHS analysts, to examine the opportunities and challenges that will shape our energy future.

“In addition to enabling the global economy, the energy industry has always played its own important role as an economic catalyst and driver of technological innovation,” IHS CERA Chairman Daniel Yergin said. “That role remains evident today as new technologies unlock vast new sources of energy—from tight oil and shale gas to the continued evolution of renewables—that were unthinkable just years before. CERAWeek 2012 will provide participants with the insight and understanding needed to fully realize energy’s potential in this new economic era, as well as perspective on strategies in this new energy era.”


CERAWeek 2012 will feature addresses from a number of prominent leaders, including:
  • Farouk Hussain Al-Zanki, deputy chairman and chief executive officer, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation
  • Alan Armstrong, president and chief executive officer, Williams
  • Martin Craighead, president and chief executive officer, Baker Hughes
  • Brian Dames, chief executive officer, Eskom
  • Gregory Ebel, president and chief executive officer, Spectra Energy
  • Thomas Farrell, Chairman, president and chief executive officer, Dominion Resources, Inc.
  • Bruce Grewcock, president and chief executive officer, Kiewit
  • James Hackett, chairman and chief executive officer, Anadarko Petroleum Company
  • Jeffrey  Immelt, chairman and chief executive officer, General Electric
  • Sam Laidlaw, chief executive officer, Centrica
  • Helge Lund, president and chief executive officer, Statoil ASA
  • Michael Morris, chairman and chief executive officer, American Electric Power
  • Patrick Pouyanne, head of refining and marketing, Total S.A
  • Paolo Scaroni, chief executive officer, Eni
  • Peter Voser, chief executive officer, Royal Dutch Shell
The conference will be held March 5-9, 2012 at the Hilton Americas Hotel in Houston, Texas. Further information and delegate registration is available at www.ceraweek.com.

About IHS (www.ihs.com)

IHS (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of information and insight in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape, including energy and power; design and supply chain; defense, risk and security; environmental, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability; country and industry forecasting; and commodities, pricing and cost. 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 5,500 people in more than 30 countries around the world.

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