President of Mexico to Deliver Opening Address at IHS CERAWeek 2016

Source: IHS Inc.

The President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, will open the 35th IHS CERAWeek, joining industry, policy, technology and financial leaders at the world’s preeminent energy conference, February 22-26 at the Hilton Americas—Houston.

The President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, will open the 35th IHS CERAWeek, joining industry, policy, technology and financial leaders at the world’s preeminent energy conference, February 22-26 at the Hilton Americas—Houston. On February 22, President Peña Nieto will receive the prestigious IHS CERAWeek Global Energy Lifetime Achievement Award and 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), the leading 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 recognized as a leading forum offering 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 insights and critically important dialogue on the most urgent 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 U.S. 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 U.S. Federal Reserve Board, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Energy Information Administration and 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

(Alphabetical order)

  • H.E. Seyed Mohammad Hossein Adeli, secretary general, GECF
  • Philip Asherman, president and CEO, CB&I
  • Norman Bay, chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Ben van Beurden, CEO, Royal Dutch Shell
  • Fatih Birol, executive director, IEA
  • Iain Conn, CEO, Centrica
  • 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
  • Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, CEO, energy, Mubadala
  • 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
  • Donna Nelson, chairman, Texas Public Utility Commission
  • 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


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