Bill Gates to Address CERAWeek by S&P Global in Houston, March 18-22

World's preeminent energy conference to focus on 'Multidimensional Energy Transition: Markets, climate, technology and geopolitics.' Learn more at

HOUSTON, March 6, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Bill Gates will be among the speakers at the 42nd annual CERAWeek by S&P Global, March 18-22 in Houston.

The founder of Breakthrough Energy and TerraPower will join the world's top energy industry leaders, experts, government officials and policymakers, as well as leaders from the technology, financial and industrial communities addressing this year's conference.

Amidst a tour of Texas' growing clean energy industries, Bill Gates will join Daniel Yergin for a fireside chat delving into the readiness of emerging clean technologies for investment and deployment and the economic opportunities they present for energy communities especially.

"We are pleased again to welcome Bill Gates to CERAWeek," said Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman of S&P Global and conference chair. "His prolific and creative career across business, technology, philanthropy and—through his work as founder of Breakthrough Energy—climate change and the energy transition stands apart in both its scope and impact. At a time of profound and accelerating change, his unique perspective on the future will be an important and timely addition to the critical dialogues taking place at this year's conference."

CERAWeek 2024: Multidimensional Energy Transition: Markets, climate, technology and geopolitics will explore strategies for a multidimensional, multispeed and multifuel energy transition—one that reflects different realities and timelines by region, technology, industry strategies, as well as the variety of social and political approaches and divergent national priorities in an increasingly multipolar world. 

The CERAWeek 2024 conference program will explore key themes related to:

  • Energy Markets 
  • Policy and Geopolitics
  • Company Strategies
  • Power Markets in Transition
  • New Supply Chains for Net Zero
  • Minerals and Metals
  • Climate and Sustainability
  • Technology and Innovation
  • Capital Transition

The week-long event will also include the CERAWeek Innovation Agora, serving as the center of technology and innovation programming at the conference. Featuring a community of thought leaders, technologists, start-ups, investors, academics, energy companies and government officials, the Innovation Agora will showcase transformational technology platforms in energy and adjacent industries ranging across AI, decarbonization, low carbon fuels, cybersecurity, hydrogen, nuclear, mining and minerals, mobility, automation, and more. The 2024 program will also feature expanded "Agora Hubs"—dedicated areas focused on climate, hydrogen and carbon.

CERAWeek 2024 speakers will include (partial list):

  • Jennifer Granholm – Secretary of Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
  • John Ketchum – Chairman, President and CEO, NextEra Energy
  • Amin H. Nasser – President and CEO, Saudi Aramco
  • Darren Woods – Chairman and CEO, Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • John Podesta – Senior Advisor to the President on International Climate Policy, The White House
  • Mike Wirth – Chairman of the Board and CEO, Chevron
  • Wael Sawan – CEO, Shell
  • Pedro Pizarro – President and CEO, Edison International
  • Patrick Pouyanné – Chairman of the Board and CEO, TotalEnergies
  • Vicki Hollub – CEO, Occidental Petroleum
  • Murray Auchincloss – CEO, bp
  • Kadri Simson – Commissioner for Energy, European Commission
  • Ryan Lance – Chairman and CEO, ConocoPhillips
  • Julie Sweet – Chair and CEO, Accenture
  • Catherine MacGregor – CEO, ENGIE
  • Tengku Muhammad Taufik – President and Group CEO, PETRONAS
  • Meg O'Neill – CEO and Managing Director, Woodside Energy
  • Anders Opedal – President and CEO, Equinor
  • Maria Pope – President and CEO, Portland General Electric
  • Robert Blue – Chair, President and CEO, Dominion Energy
  • Richard Adkerson – Chairman of the Board and CEO, Freeport-McMoRan
  • Shaikh Nawaf Al-Sabah – Deputy Chairman and CEO, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation
  • Jack Fusco – President and CEO, Cheniere Energy
  • Andrés Gluski – President and CEO, AES
  • Ernie Thrasher – Founder and CEO, Xcoal Energy and Resources
  • Miguel Stilwell de Andrade – CEO, EDP
  • Jim Fitterling – Chair and CEO, Dow
  • Christian Bruch – President and CEO, Siemens Energy
  • Meg Gentle – Executive Director of the Board, HIF Global
  • Olivier Le Peuch – CEO, SLB
  • Michael Smith – Chairman, CEO and Founder, Freeport LNG
  • Jeremy Weir – Executive Chairman, Trafigura Pte Ltd
  • Russell Hardy – Chief Executive Officer, Vitol
  • Tak Ishikawa – President and CEO, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America
  • Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi -- CEO, Masdar
  • Lorenzo Simonelli – Chairman and CEO, Baker Hughes
  • Marcel van Poecke – Chairman, Carlyle International Energy Partners

Visit for a complete list of speakers and the most up-to-date program information (subject to change).

Registration Information

CERAWeek by S&P Global 2024 will be held March 18-22 at the Hilton Americas—Houston. Further information and delegate registration is available at

Media Accreditation

Media registration is now open. Members of the media interested in covering CERAWeek 2024 are required to apply for accreditation.

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