CERAWeek by IHS Markit 2021 to Convene Energy CEOs, Government Officials, and Business and Technology Leaders for World’s Preeminent Energy Conference


All-virtual event will be presented online March 1-5, 2021. Learn more at www.ceraweek.com

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The world’s energy industry leaders, experts, government officials and policymakers, as well as leaders from the technology, financial and industrial communities will convene at the world’s preeminent energy conference, CERAWeek by IHS Markit 2021, to be held virtually March 1-5.

CERAWeek 2021: The New Map: Energy, Climate and Charting the Future will examine a new global map being shaped by dramatic shifts in energy and geopolitics—a map defined by changing policies, technology, alliances, geopolitics, and possibly collisions in global commerce and politics.

Inspired by the new book, The New Map: Energy, Climate and the Clash of Nations by IHS Markit Vice Chairman and CERAWeek Chairman Daniel Yergin, the conference program will focus on key themes related to Energy Transition; Geopolitics, Economics and Markets; Investment and Financing; Technology and Innovation; Mobility and the Future Workforce.

2021 marks the 39th edition of the conference and is the first time that it will be an all-virtual event. The conference is produced by IHS Markit (NYSE: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions.

Bill Gates will be among the speakers for CERAWeek by IHS Markit 2021. The co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, founder of Breakthrough Energy and author of the forthcoming book, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need, Mr. Gates will join energy leaders, experts, government officials and policymakers, as well as leaders from the automotive, environmental, technology, financial and industrial sectors addressing the conference.

“We are pleased to welcome Bill Gates among the distinguished group of speakers at CERAWeek 2021,” said Daniel Yergin, conference chair and vice chairman of IHS Markit. “Through an unmatched career at the forefront of technology, innovation and philanthropy—and now as the author of a much-anticipated new book—his unique perspective on climate change and the work he’s doing through Breakthrough Energy will be a timely addition to the critical dialogues taking place at this year’s conference.

“There has perhaps never been a more important time for the CERAWeek community to come together. The past year has seen the novel coronavirus alter our world in profound ways. The great disruption it has wrought made more complex a broader transformation that had already been under way—one redrawing the map of global energy and geopolitics. The forces shaping this new map are still coming into view, and the past year has made the path forward all the more important to discern. At the same time a new Administration in the United States has sharply turned the corner on energy policy, both domestically and internationally. The CERAWeek 2021 program and its distinguished speakers will set out to bring clarity and perspective to this new and uncharted landscape.”

CERAWeek 2021 and the related Innovation Agora will feature more than 245 speakers from 29 countries.

Speakers will include (partial list):

  • Bill Gates – co-chair, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and founder, Breakthrough Energy
  • Amin Nasser – president and CEO, Saudi Aramco
  • Bernard Looney – group chief executive, BP
  • Ben van Beurden – CEO, Royal Dutch Shell
  • Patrick Pouyanné – chairman and CEO, TOTAL S.A.
  • Ryan Lance – chairman and CEO, ConocoPhillips
  • Vicki Hollub – president and CEO, Occidental Petroleum
  • Mike Wirth – chairman of the board and CEO, Chevron
  • H.E. Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo – secretary general, OPEC
  • Gina McCarthy – national climate advisor, The White House
  • Hon. Joe Manchin – chairman, U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, U.S. Senator, State of West Virginia
  • Hon. Daniel Sullivan – U.S. Senator, State of Alaska
  • Lynn J. Good – chairman, president and CEO, Duke Energy
  • Noubar Afeyan – co-founder and chairman, Moderna
  • Pratima Rangarajan – CEO, OGCI Climate Investments
  • Hon. Tina Bru, minister of petroleum and energy, Norway
  • Hon. Sylvester Turner – mayor, City of Houston
  • Susan Hockfield – president emerita and professor of neuroscience, MIT
  • Walter Isaacson – author and professor of history, Tulane University
  • Allison Herren Lee – acting chair, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Sunita Narain – director general, Centre for Science and Environment
  • Ben Fowke – chairman of the board, president and CEO, Xcel Energy
  • Nick Akins – chairman, president and CEO, AEP
  • Ignacio S. Galán – chairman and CEO, Iberdrola S.A.

Visit www.ceraweek.com for a complete list of speakers and the most up-to-date program information (subject to change).

Registration Information

CERAWeek by IHS Markit 2021 will be held virtually March 1-5. Further information and delegate registration is available at www.ceraweek.com.

Media Accreditation

Media registration is now open. Members of the media interested in covering CERAWeek 2021 are required to apply for accreditation. Applications can be submitted via the following link: https://ceraweek.com/about/press.html

About IHS Markit (www.ihsmarkit.com)

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