Organizers of IHS Energy CERAWeek said last week that Saudi Arabian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali bin Ibrahim Al-Naimi will deliver a special address on oil at the gathering in late February in the U.S.
“We are pleased to welcome Minister Al-Naimi to IHS CERAWeek 2016,” IHS Inc.Vice Chairman and Conference Chair Daniel Yergin said. “At a time when the state of the world’s oil market and its governing dynamics are of the highest interest, his insights and perspective will contribute greatly to the important conversations that will take place at this year’s IHS CERAWeek.”
Al-Naimi is expected to address the instability during a period of low oil prices.
CERAWeek, which is considered a top forum that sheds light on the future of energy, will take place Feb. 22- 26 at the Hilton Americas Hotel in Houston, Texas. The event will feature more than 300 speakers who will deliver innovative ideas on pressing issues facing energy industry leaders.
Featured speakers also include Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency; Russ Girling, president and CEO of Transcanada; Doug Lawler, president and CEO of Chesapeake Energy; and Donna Nelson, chairman of the Texas Public Utility Commission.
It is expected that the speakers will touch on topics of changes within the electric power industry, reaction to the COP 21 climate conference in Paris, what to expect of the low oil prices and the prospect of renewables.
Al-Naimi and other speakers will address an audience of the energy industry’s most prominent leaders, resource company CEOs, distinguished energy ministers and leaders from U.S. energy boards and commissions.