H.E. Khalid A. Al-Falih, the Saudi Arabian minister of energy, industry and mineral resources, has been named keynote speaker for the 2017 CERAWeek gathering in Houston.
Coordinated by global analytics firm IHS Markit, CERAWeek is an annual gathering of world energy, industrial, technology, policy and financial leaders. The five-day 2017 conference begins March 6 at the Hilton Americas-Houston hotel.
The theme for 2017 CERAWeek is “Pace of Change: Building a New Energy Future,” with topics and discussion focused on turbulence and uncertainty in global energy markets, according to IHS Markit.
“We are pleased to welcome Minister Al-Falih to CERAWeek 2017,” conference chair and IHS Markit vice chairman Daniel Yergin said in a statement. “Through his extensive experience and leadership navigating today’s shifting energy landscape, he brings a unique and insightful vantage point on this new era and the pace of change. His perspective will contribute greatly to the critical dialogues and understanding that will take place at this year’s CERAWeek.”
Among the growing list of speakers are CEOs of energy companies and government representatives from the European Commission and Africa.