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Saudi Arabia Oil Minister to Deliver Special Address at IHS CERAWeek 2016

Minister Ali bin Ibrahim Al-Naimi will speak to international gathering of industry, policy and financial leaders during world’s preeminent energy conference, February 22-26, 2016

The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources of Saudi Arabia, Ali bin Ibrahim Al-Naimi, will deliver a special address during the 35th IHS CERAWeek, February 22-26 at the Hilton Americas—Houston.

“We are pleased to welcome Minister Al-Naimi to IHS CERAWeek 2016,” said Daniel Yergin, conference chair and vice chairman of IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight. “At a time when the state of the world’s oil market and its governing dynamics are of the highest interest, his insights and perspective will contribute greatly to the important conversations that will take place at this year’s IHS CERAWeek.”

IHS CERAWeek is recognized as a leading forum providing insight into the energy future. Chaired by Daniel Yergin, IHS CERAWeek 2016, Energy Transition: Strategies for a New World will mark the event’s 35th anniversary and will convene more than 2,800 delegates from more than 50 countries and more than 300 speakers to provide fresh thinking and critically-important dialogue on the most urgent issues and realities to be faced in energy markets, technologies and geopolitics.

The exact date and time of Minister Al-Naimi’s IHS CERAWeek 2016 address is yet to be determined. He will join a distinguished group of speakers that will include U.S. Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz; EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy; the CEOs of ConocoPhillips, GE, Royal Dutch Shell and Siemens; the President of Mexico; the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency; the Secretary General of OPEC; distinguished energy ministers; the Vice Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board; and leaders of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Energy Information Administration and the Texas Public Utility Commission.

Key themes to be explored at IHS CERAWeek 2016 will include responses to volatility and uncertainty in a time of low oil prices; what’s ahead for markets, investment, costs and technology; the environmental agenda, including climate policy and responses to the COP 21 climate conference in Paris; changing structure of the electric power industry; prospects for renewables; emerging competitive strategies and industry structure; and regulatory policy and geopolitics.

Featured speakers at IHS CERAWeek 2016 will include:
(A complete list of speakers and conference program information are available at

(Alphabetical order)

  • H.E. Seyed Mohammad Hossein Adeli, secretary general, GECF
  • Philip Asherman, president and CEO, CB&I
  • H.E. Abdalla Salem El-Badri, secretary general, OPEC
  • Norman Bay, chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Ben van Beurden, CEO, Royal Dutch Shell
  • Fatih Birol, executive director, IEA
  • Iain Conn, CEO, Centrica
  • Sen. John Cornyn, majority whip, U.S. Senator, State of Texas
  • Christopher Crane, president and CEO, Exelon
  • Theodore Craver, chairman and CEO, Edison International
  • Gregory Ebel, chairman, president and CEO, Spectra Energy
  • Russ Girling, president and CEO, Transcanada
  • Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, president, Republic of Iceland
  • Stanley Fischer, vice chairman, Federal Reserve Board
  • Greg Garland, chairman and CEO, Phillips 66
  • David Hager, president and CEO, Devon
  • John Hess, CEO, Hess Corporation
  • Jeffrey Immelt, chairman and CEO, General Electric
  • Joe Kaeser, president and CEO, Siemens AG
  • Yuji Kakimi, president, JERA
  • Hirobumi Kawano, president, JOGMEC
  • Ryan Lance, chairman and CEO, ConocoPhillips
  • Doug Lawler, president and CEO, Chesapeake Energy
  • Emilio Lozoya, CEO, PEMEX
  • H.E. Tord Lien, minister of petroleum and energy, Norway
  • H.E. Gabriel Obiang Lima, minister of mines, industry and energy, Equatorial Guinea
  • Thomas May, chairman, president and CEO, Eversource Energy
  • Gina McCarthy, administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski, chairman, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, U.S. Senator, State of Alaska
  • Ali bin Ibrahim Al-Naimi, minister of petroleum and mineral resources, Saudi Arabia
  • Donna Nelson, chairman, Texas Public Utility Commission
  • Enrique Peña Nieto, president, Mexico
  • Kunio Nohata, senior executive officer, Tokyo Gas
  • Doug Oberhelman, chairman and CEO, Caterpillar
  • Scott Sheffield, chairman and CEO, Pioneer Natural Resources
  • Adam Sieminski, administrator, U.S. Energy Information Administration
  • Besim Sisman, president and CEO, Turkish Petroleum
  • Angela Stent, director, Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies, Georgetown University
  • Peter Terium, CEO, RWE
  • Jim Teague, CEO, Enterprise Products Partners
  • Jean-Pascal Tricoire, chairman and CEO, Schneider Electric
  • Steve Williams, president and CEO, Suncor Energy
  • Daniel Yergin, vice chairman, IHS (IHS CERAWeek Chairman)
  • Yilin Wang, chairman, CNPC

Registration Information

IHS CERAWeek 2016 will be held February 22-26 at the Hilton Americas Hotel in Houston, Texas. Further information and delegate registration is available at

Media Accreditation

Media registration is now open. Members of the media interested in covering IHS CERAWeek 2016 are required to apply for accreditation. Applications can be submitted via the following link:

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Source: Business Wire (February 5, 2016 - 9:30 AM EST)

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