About CERAWeek

A see-and-be-seen event for the world’s energy executives” - Houston Chronicle

About CERAWeek 

For nearly forty years, CERAWeek has been providing an integrated framework for understanding what’s ahead for global energy markets, geopolitics, and technology. Participants include senior executives, government officials, thought leaders, academics, technology innovators and financial leaders.​ 


Our Mission

To provide leading insight into the energy future, and to foster a culture of learning and relationship-building among leaders in industry, government, finance, and technology. ​

  • Luncheon and Dialogue, CERAWeek 2019
  • Networking Lounge, CERAWeek 2019
  • CERAWeek 2011
  • Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary Elizabeth of Denmark, CERAWeek Agora 2019
  • Eastern Mediterranean Gas Renaissance Strategic Dialogue, CERAWeek 2019
  • US Energy Policy Dialogue, CERAWeek 2019
  • India Exploration Dinner, CERAWeek 2019
  • Women in Energy Reception, CERAWeek 2019
  • Lord John Browne and Dr. Ernest Moniz, CERAWeek Agora 2019 Voices of Innovation
  • Carlos Pascual, SVP, IHS Markit, and Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, CERAWeek 2017
  • US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, CERAWeek 2019
  • Mary Barra, CEO, General Motors, Leadership Dialogue, CERAWeek 2018
  • Future Energy Leaders Program, CERAWeek 2019
  • Dr. Fatih Birol, CERAWeek 2019 Voices of Innovation

We see old friends, we make new ones—we always learn a lot—that alone makes the trip worthwhile. We also get a lot of business done."

Bob Dudley | Group Chief Executive | BP plc

CERAWeek History

In 1983, Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA) was founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts by Daniel Yergin and James Rosenfield. The energy research and consulting firm quickly became known for its critical knowledge and independent analysis on energy markets, geopolitics, industry trends, technology and strategy.  

Each year, CERA clients gathered for a few days in Houston, Texas to attend the executive conference where they gained insight into the energy future while connecting with their peers. Over time, the program was expanded to five days of informative sessions and networking opportunities—and named CERAWeek.  

Introduced in 2017, CERAWeek Agora features exciting new programs and formats dedicated  to emerging technologies.  CERAWeek Agora convenes a remarkable community of technologists, investors, thought leaders, government officials and corporate innovators to facilitate meaningful dialogue on the transformational technology platforms that are creating new energy pathways in the energy industry.

The CERAWeek program provides comprehensive insight into the global and regional energy future by addressing key issues and has become the world’s premier energy event.  The conference is distinctive in the extraordinary depth and breadth of its content, attracting global thought leaders and shaping the global energy agenda. 

  • Delegates describe the CERAWeek experience - a unique opportunity to engage more deeply in the challenges and potentials ahead in the industry.

  • Over 5,500 delegates from more than 85 countries participated in CERAWeek 2019 to share insight on the nature and pace of change shaping the future of the energy realm.
  • Entering its fourth year, the CERAWeek Agora is dedicated to the exchange of ideas on emerging technologies and solutions to the world's greatest energy challenges.