• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

About CERAWeek

Arguably the most important annual event on the energy industry’s calendar.” - Financial Times

About CERAWeek 2024

Multidimensional Energy Transition: Markets, climate, technology and geopolitics

CERAWeek Programs

The CERAWeek Community

The CERAWeek community is a unique gathering of top global energy executives and leading members of the industrial, automotive, manufacturing and technology communities, as well as public policy-officials, financial institutions, tech, and thought leaders. 

This March, we were delighted to reconvene the CERAWeek community in Houston. This year’s theme was “Navigating a Turbulent World: Energy, Climate and Security”. The global energy industry is facing a welter of uncertainty and change -- driven by the effects of the global pandemic; shifting geopolitics and a war launched by one of the world’s major energy powers; high energy prices; supply chain and infrastructure constraints; and economic instability. 

CERAWeek 2023 explored in-depth the strategies for a world in turmoil. The energy industry continues to grapple with the twin challenge of meeting the world’s growing energy demand while reducing emissions. Designing the world’s energy systems for a lower carbon future remains paramount. How will the industry navigate the turbulence and lead the global transition to a sustainable, secure, abundant and affordable future? CERAWeek offered insight on the energy future -- and on emerging strategies and solutions. 

Previous speakers at CERAWeek have included Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, President Iván Duque Márquez of Colombia, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, Rwanda President Paul Kagame, Denmark’s Crown Princess Marie, Nobel Laureate Robert Schiller, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan, Senators Joe Manchin, Lisa Murkowski, and Dan Sullivan, chief executive officers of Accenture, Amazon Web Services, bp, Chevron, Dow, Électricité de France, ExxonMobil, Ford Motor Company, Rivian, TotalEnergies - along with Bill Gates, Mary Barra, Bill Ford, Henry Kissinger, Michael Pompeo, Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, author Walter Isaacson, and FedEx CEO Fred Smith. 

Daniel Yergin, S&P Global Vice Chairman, serves as Co-Chairman of CERAWeek. Dr. Yergin is a highly respected authority on energy, international politics and economics. He was described by Fortune as “one of the planet’s foremost thinkers about energy and its implications”; by TIME as the “one man whose opinion matters more than any other on global energy markets”; and by the New York Times as “America’s most influential energy pundit.” Dr. Yergin is author of the Pulitzer Prize- winning book, as well as The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World.

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, the Innovation Agora features exciting new programs and formats dedicated to emerging technologies. The Innovation 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 conference is distinctive in the extraordinary depth and breadth of its content, attracting global thought leaders and shaping the global energy agenda. 

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