Energy Ministers of India and Russia Join List of Speakers at CERAWeek 2017

Ministerial officials from Bangladesh, Canada, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom among speakers during the world’s preeminent energy conference

HOUSTON--()--Alexander Novak, minister of energy of the Russian Federation, and H.E. Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, minister of state-independent charge, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, India, will be among those to address an international gathering of industry, policy and financial leaders at CERAWeek 2017, March 6-10 at the Hilton Americas—Houston.

“We are pleased to welcome ministers Novak and Pradhan among the distinguished group of speakers at CERAWeek 2017,” said Daniel Yergin, conference chair and vice chairman of IHS Markit. “We look forward to minister Novak’s perspectives on behalf of Russia, the world’s largest oil producer, and those of minister Pradhan’s on behalf of India, the world’s fastest-growing major energy market, as well as future prospects for its domestic oil and gas production.”

Additional ministerial officials that will deliver remarks at CERAWeek 2017 include:

  • H.E. Khalid A Al-Falih, minister of energy, industry and mineral resources, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • H.E. Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, secretary general, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
  • Fatih Birol, executive director, International Energy Agency
  • Hon. Jim Carr, minister of natural resources, Canada
  • Hon. Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, BB, energy adviser (minister) to the prime minister for energy, power and mineral resources, Bangladesh
  • H.E. Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, honorable minister of state, petroleum resources, Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • H.E. Suhall Mohamed Al Mazrouel, minister of energy, United Arab Emirates
  • Hon. James Musoni, minister of infrastructure, Rwanda
  • Hon. Jesse Norman, MP, minister, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, United Kingdom
  • Hon. Chandima Weerakkody, minister of petroleum resources development, Parliament of Sri Lanka

Visit for a complete and up-to-date list of speakers and program information. CERAWeek by IHS Markit is the premier annual international gathering of energy industry leaders, experts, government officials and policymakers, leaders from the technology, financial and industrial communities – and energy technology innovators.

CERAWeek 2017: Pace of Change: Building a New Energy Future will focus on the changing market at a time of turbulence and uncertainty. The program will examine new forces at work; explore the strategies to meet competitive dynamics and the impact of technology, government policies and the global economy. Nearly 3,000 delegates from more than 60 countries are expected to attend this year’s conference.

CERAWeek 2017 will feature more than 350 speakers including:

  • H.E. Khalid A Al-Falih, minister of energy, industry and mineral resources, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, chairman of the board, Saudi Aramco
  • H.E. Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, secretary general, OPEC
  • Fatih Birol, executive director, International Energy Agency
  • Energy ministers from more than 12 countries
  • CEOs from more than 20 oil and gas companies
  • CEOs from more than 15 power and renewable companies
  • CEOs from more than 15 global technology companies
  • CEOs and senior leaders from more than 15 financial companies
  • 3 United States Senators

Key themes to be explored at CERAWeek 2017 will include:

  • Oil industry in transition: Where are we in the cycle? What lies ahead for industry structure and strategy?
  • U.S. energy policy in the Trump era: New directions
  • Climate policy, energy security and competitiveness
  • Scaling innovation: Pace and impact of new technologies, digitalization, robotics, big-data, mobility/transportation, internet of things
  • Future of the upstream business: supply, costs and industry structure
  • Electric power: What are the future fuel choices for generation (coal, gas, and role of renewables), market design and new business models such as centralized vs. distributed generation?
  • Natural gas: Regional imbalances and their impacts on global gas markets and strategy
  • Autos and oil: the changing face of demand

Registration Information

CERAWeek 2017 will be held March 6-10 at the Hilton Americas Hotel in Houston, Texas. Further information and delegate registration is available at

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Media registration is now open. Members of the media interested in covering CERAWeek 2017 are required to apply for accreditation. Applications can be submitted via the following link:

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Energy ministers of India and Russia join list of speakers at CERAWeek 2017. They will be among ministers from more than a dozen countries to address the global energy conference in Houston.


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