Mexico’s president to deliver opening address at IHS CERAWeek 2016

Enrique Peña Nieto, the president of Mexico, will open the 35th IHS CERAWeek, which will be held in Texas on Feb. 22–26 at the Hilton Americas—Houston. On Feb. 22, President Peña Nieto will receive the IHS CERAWeek Global Energy Lifetime Achievement Award and will deliver remarks on Mexico’s energy future.

The IHS CERAWeek Global Energy Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded to individuals who have made a significant and lasting impact on the global energy future. President Peña Nieto will receive the award in recognition of his vision and leadership in transforming Mexico’s energy industry.

“No country has more profoundly modernized every aspect of its energy sector—from oil and gas, to power and renewable energy, to the sale of refined products—in such a short time,” said Daniel Yergin, conference chair and vice chairman of IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), a global source of critical information and insight. “Already these changes are bringing lower electricity prices to the Mexican people. They promise to capture the best technologies to restore Mexico's position as a world leader in oil and gas. It took profound leadership to put Mexico on this course and to make this transformation real. For this, we honor President Enrique Peña Nieto.”

IHS CERAWeek is a forum offering insight into the energy future. Chaired by 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 insights and dialogue on the issues and realities to be faced in energy markets, technologies, and geopolitics.

President Peña Nieto will join a distinguished group of speakers that will include US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz; the CEOs of ConocoPhillips, GE, Royal Dutch Shell, and Siemens; energy ministers from Norway and Mexico; and officials from the US Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the 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.

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