About IHS CERAWeek

Insight Into the Energy Future

IHS CERAWeek 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. Next year marks the 36th anniversary of this influential event, ranked among the top five “corporate leader” conferences in the world. Midst the turbulence and uncertainty in energy markets this year, IHS CERAWeek 2017 will provide new insights and critically-important dialogue – and a very cost efficient way to engage on the most urgent questions with decision-makers from around the world.

“The world’s preeminent energy conference” — CNBC
“Industry leaders gather in Houston for IHS CERAWEEK energy conference” — Houston Chronicle
“The speakers list represents the world oil industry’s who’s who” — NBC News
“The year’s preeminent energy gathering” — Wall Street Journal
“The oil and gas industry’s Super Bowl” — Politico
“One of the most important energy conferences in the world, IHS CERAWEEK” — Bloomberg Television
“The biggest executives in energy are gathering for the 32nd annual IHS CERAWEEK” — CNBC
IHS CERAWeek 2017
March 6-10, 2017

Unparalleled Content

IHS CERAWeek is distinctive in the extraordinary depth and breadth of its content, and the quality of the dialogue among participants. This year, the conference will deliver perspectives and analysis on the impact of low and volatile oil prices for strategies, risks and opportunities, and costs and supply chains. The program offers comprehensive insight into the global and regional energy future – spanning all regions and segments. It addresses key issues shaping the energy agenda – from markets and geopolitics to technology, project costs, energy and the environment, finance, operational excellence, cyber risks – and the implications for investment, industry structure and strategy.

The program contains over 120 sessions including Keynotes, Plenaries and Ministerial Dialogues; Strategic Dialogues and Insight Breakfasts/Dinners and IHS Expert Briefings; and Leadership Circle Communities. It also provides a host of opportunities for informal exchange, informed discussion and networking.

The CERAWeek Community

The IHS CERAWeek community includes more than 2,800 decision-makers from over 50 countries. The conference is designed to foster engagement across traditional boundaries of regions, professions, and industries. The result is a wellspring of ideas, and insights, and an integrated and holistic perspective to enhance understanding and decision-making. This alchemy also leads to new relationships that last far beyond IHS CERAWeek.


Speakers include over 300 industry executives, government officials and thought leaders as well as 100+ IHS experts on energy, economics, geopolitics and strategy. The conference is chaired by Daniel Yergin, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the best-selling books The Prize, and others including The Quest, and The Commanding Heights. Dr. Yergin has been cited by Fortune Magazine as “one of the planet’s foremost thinkers about energy and its implications,” and described by Time Magazine as “the man whose opinion matters more than any other on global energy markets.” In 2014, he was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by India’s Prime Minister and the James Schlesinger Medal for Energy Security by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Special Programs

Companies may also choose to expand participation through partnership, membership and other opportunities to include special programs which serve to complement the overall program by integrating expertise and insights from a broad group of recognized industry leaders, providing a highly focused and relevant experience for specific stakeholder communities including…
  • Technology Innovation Pioneers
  • Future Energy Leaders
  • Women in Energy