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. In 2019, CERAWeek brought together over 5,000 participants, representing 90 countries - including three U.S. Cabinet Secretaries, both the Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Energy Committee, forty energy ministers, CEOs from the major oil companies, as well as CEOs from leading global power, renewables, infrastructure, automotive, technology, infrastructure, chemicals and financial firms. Also participating were a dozen city mayors, heads US national laboratories, and preeminent academics from MIT, Stanford, Harvard, and Rice – along with more than 150 start-ups.
Previous speakers have included Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, Rwanda President Paul Kagame, Denmark’s Crown Princess Marie, Nobel Laureate Robert Schiller - 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, IHS Markit Vice Chairman, serves as 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.
The conference provides an influential platform and podium to communicate important messages that have lasting global impact. CERAWeek receives strong media attention and last year had well over 300 media representatives from around the world. It received strong coverage on CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg; the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times and a host of key trade media. It also has a large and rapidly growing social media and digital reach.