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Bill Gates, Heads of BP, ConocoPhillips, Fed Ex and General Motors among the Speakers at IHS CERAWeek 2013

Microsoft Chairman, Bill Gates, BP Group Chief Executive, Robert Dudley, ConocoPhillips Chairman and CEO, Ryan Lance, Fed Ex Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Fred Smith and General Motors Chairman and CEO, Daniel F. Akerson are among the prestigious speakers scheduled to speak at the world’s preeminent energy conference, IHS CERAWeek, March 4-8 at the Hilton Americas—Houston.

“We are very pleased to feature such a prestigious and diverse group of speakers,” said Daniel Yergin, IHS Vice Chairman and author of The Quest: Energy, Security and the Remaking of the Modern World. “Amidst a backdrop of economic uncertainty and geopolitical tensions, the energy industry is going through a profound transformation driven by new technologies, shifts in global demand, regulatory uncertainties and the new realities and cost structure of supply. With leaders at the forefront to help bring these issues into focus, IHS CERAWeek 2013 will offer new insights on the energy future that allow participants to better navigate this ever-evolving playing field.”

IHS CERAWeek 2013, Drivers of Change: Geopolitics, Markets and the New Map of Energy will feature presentations from over 300 speakers — including senior industry executives, government officials and thought leaders — to deliver unparalleled insight, critical analysis and clarity on the future of energy in a changing world.

Additional Speakers Include:

  • Farouk Hussain Al-Zanki, deputy chairman of the board of directors and CEO, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation
  • Diezani Alison-Madueke, minister of petroleum resources, Nigera
  • Esperanca Bias, minister of minerals and mining, Mozambique
  • James Baulderstone, vice president, eastern Australia, Santos Ltd
  • Clarence Cazalot, president and CEO, Marathon Oil Corporation
  • Anthony Earley, chairman, CEO and president, PG&E Corporation
  • Harold Hamm, chairman and CEO, Continental Resources
  • Gen. Michael Hayden, former director, Central Intelligence Agency; former director, National Security Agency
  • Walter Isaacson, president and CEO, The Aspen Institute
  • Ryan Lance, Chairman and CEO, ConocoPhillips
  • Fanrong Li, CEO and president, CNOOC ltd
  • Arsenio Mabote, chairman, Instituto Nacional de Petroleo
  • Mark Papa, chairman of the board and CEO, EOG Resources
  • James E. Rogers, chairman and CEO, Duke Energy
  • Matt Rose, chairman and CEO, BNSF
  • John Russell, president and CEO, CMS Energy Corporation and Consumers Energy Company
  • Dan Wicklum, CEO, Canadian Oil Sands Innovation Alliance
  • Mark Williams, downstream director, Royal Dutch Shell
  • Steve Williams, president and CEO, Suncor Energy
  • Mike Yeager, group executive and chief executive, petroleum, BHP Billiton
  • Drew Zieglgansberger, senior vice president, operations shared services, Cenovus Energy, Inc.


The conference will be held March 4-8, 2013 at the Hilton Americas Hotel in Houston, Texas. Further information and delegate registration is available at

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