Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to Deliver Keynote Address at IHS CERAWeek 2014

Joins international group of industry, policy and financial leaders at the world’s preeminent energy conference, March 3-7, 2014

IHS CERAWeek 2014

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--()--Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will address IHS CERAWeek 2014, March 3-7 at the Hilton Americas—Houston. Recognized as the world’s leading forum offering insight into the energy future, IHS CERAWeek will convene a distinguished group of over 250 industry, policy, technology and financial leaders and experts from IHS. Dr. Bernanke will keynote the IHS Leadership Forum – featuring a presentation and dialogue with Daniel Yergin, IHS vice chairman, on Friday, March 7.

“We are honored to have Ben Bernanke join us at IHS CERAWeek 2014,” said Daniel Yergin, IHS conference chair. “Through his leadership as chairman of the Federal Reserve and throughout his career, Mr. Bernanke has demonstrated a unique and invaluable level of insight on the global economy and the forces that continuously shape it. We are pleased to have his knowledge and expertise as part of the important discussions that will take place at IHS CERAWeek.”

On January 31, 2014, Dr. Bernanke stepped down after completing his second term as Fed Chair. Prior to his appointment to that position, Dr. Bernanke was Chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, from June 2005 to January 2006.He was a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from 2002 to 2005. Prior to that he was Professor and Chair of the Economics Department at Princeton University. He received a B.A. in economics in 1975 from Harvard University (summa cum laude) and a Ph.D. in economics in 1979 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Chaired by IHS Vice Chairman and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Daniel Yergin, IHS CERAWeek 2014, Energy and the New Global Competition, will bring together more than 2,500 delegates and feature more than 250 distinguished speakers to examine the accelerating pace of change in energy markets, technologies and geopolitics amidst a rapidly evolving competitive landscape.

Key Speakers at IHS CERAWeek 2014 Include:

(In alphabetical order. A complete list of speakers and full conference agenda are available at

Ministers and Officials

  • Diezani Alison-Madueke, minister of petroleum resources and alternate president, OPEC, Nigeria
  • John Hickenlooper, governor, State of Colorado
  • Jin-Yong Cai, executive vice president and CEO, IFC
  • Gina McCarthy, administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Ernest Moniz, secretary of energy, United States
  • Lisa Murkowski, U.S. Senator, State of Alaska
  • Sospeter Muhongo, minister of energy and minerals, Tanzania
  • Irene Muloni, minister of energy and minerals development, Uganda
  • Alexander Novak, minister of energy, Russian Federation
  • Joe Oliver, minister natural resources, Canada
  • Carlos Pascual, special envoy, international energy affairs, U.S. Dept. of State
  • Daniel Poneman, U.S. deputy secretary of energy
  • Adam Sieminski, administrator, U.S. Energy Information Administration
  • Takayuki Ueda, commissioner, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (METI)

Featured Speakers

  • Nick Akins, chairman, president and CEO, American Electric Power
  • Nizar Al-Adsani, chairman and managing director, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation
  • Leonhard Birnbaum, member of the board of management – markets, services, E.ON
  • Steve Bolze, president and CEO, GE Power and Water
  • Sharon Burke, assistant secretary, operational energy planning and programs, U.S. Dept. of Defense
  • Orlando Cabrales, vice minister of energy, minister of mines and energy, Colombia
  • Prabh Das, managing director and CEO, HPCL-Mittal Energy Limited
  • Maria das Graças Silva Foster, CEO, Petrobras
  • Gregory Ebel, president and CEO, Spectra Energy
  • Chris Finlayson, CEO, BG Group
  • Rob Franklin, president, ExxonMobil Gas and Power Marketing
  • Russ Girling, president and CEO, TransCanada Corporation
  • Andrés R. Gluski, president and CEO, The AES Corporation
  • Lynn Good, president and CEO, Duke Energy
  • Javier Gutiérrez Pemberthy, president, Ecopetrol
  • Richard Haas, president, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Jim Hughes, CEO, First Solar
  • Joe Kaeser, president and CEO, Siemens AG
  • Badar Khan, president and CEO, Direct Energy
  • Bill Klesse, chairman of the board and CEO, Valero Energy Corporation
  • Fred Krupp, president, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Sam Laidlaw, CEO, Centrica PLC
  • Doug Lawler, president, CEO, director, Chesapeake Energy
  • Andrew Liveris, chairman and CEO, Dow
  • Emilio Lozoya, CEO, Pemex
  • Andrew Mackenzie, CEO, BHP Billiton
  • Christophe de Margerie, chairman and CEO, TOTAL S. A.
  • Lamar McKay, chief executive, Upstream, BP
  • Marvin Odum, president, Shell Oil Company
  • Paolo Scaroni, CEO, ENI
  • Jean-Pascal Tricoire, chairman and CEO, Schneider Electric
  • John Watson, chairman and CEO, Chevron Corporation


IHS CERAWeek 2014 will be held March 3-7, 2014 at the Hilton Americas Hotel in Houston, Texas. Further information and delegate registration is available at

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Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to Deliver Keynote Address at IHS CERAWeek 2014


Jeff Marn, +1 202-463-8213
IHS Press Desk
+1 303-305-8021