IHS Hosts Inaugural IHS Forum in Washington, D.C.
IHS, leading industry and policy experts will provide insights into the future
for the U.S. and global economy, energy policy, defense and national security,
WASHINGTON -- October 18, 2012
IHS, Inc. (NYSE:IHS), the leading global source of information and analytics,
on November 13-14 in Washington, D.C., will inaugurate the IHS Forum featuring
IHS experts and industry and policy leaders on the economy, energy and natural
resources, chemicals, aerospace and defense, automotive and construction.
“Over the years, IHS has brought together an unmatched concentration of
insight and expertise from a community of economists, analysts and
researchers, and the IHS Forum is our opportunity to present that broad array
to our clients in one setting,” said IHS President and Chief Operating Officer
Scott Key who will provide opening remarks and launch the inaugural event. “We
live in an increasingly interconnected world of business and politics that
demands a broad understanding of adjacent sectors and the disparate forces at
work in the global economy.”
Keynote speakers include former White House Chief of Staff Erskine B. Bowles,
co-chair of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
(“Simpson-Bowles”); Martin S. Indyk, vice president and director of the
Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Institution; Jack N. Gerard, president
and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, and Karen Alderman Harbert,
president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21^st
Century Energy; IHS Vice Chairman and Pulitzer Prize winning author of The
Quest: Energy, Security and the Remaking of the Modern World Daniel Yergin;
IHS Chief Economist Nariman Behravesh; and Angela Stent, director of the
Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies at Georgetown
Featured speakers also include former U.S. Ambassadors to Canada Gordon Giffin
(1997-2001) and David Wilkins (2005-2009); Bobby Tudor, CEO, Tudor, Pickering,
Holt & Company; Rod MacGregor, CEO, Glasspoint Solar; Julie Dill, CEO, Spectra
Energy Partners; Peter Churcher, CEO, Eagle Energy Trust; Renato Bertani, CEO,
Barra Energia; Clive Crook, senior editor of the Atlantic Monthly and
Bloomberg View editorial board member; and Cheng Li, senior fellow at the John
L. Thornton China Center in the Foreign Policy Program at Brookings.
IHS experts include Chief Energy Strategist David Hobbs, Chief US Economist
Nigel Gault, IHS Chemical Week Editor in Chief Rob Westervelt, Chief IHS
Automotive Economist Nigel Griffiths, and more than 60 additional IHS experts
representing a wide array of industries and regions.
The IHS Forum’s format will enable delegates to participate in individual
sessions including popular events such as the World Economic Outlook
Conference, IHS Herold Pacesetters Energy Conference, IHS CERA Energy
Roundtables, the Canadian Oil Sands Dialogue, IHS Jane’s Aerospace and Defense
Industry Briefing, and automotive and construction seminars.
Included in the IHS Forum are:
The World Economic Outlook Conference, Stress-Tested: Political and Economic
Systems under Pressure, will focus on the U.S. economic outlook and
ramifications of the November 6 presidential and Congressional elections, the
future of the Eurozone, the impact of political change on China’s growth, and
the challenges facing emerging markets.
The IHS Herold Pacesetters Energy Conference, Winning Strategies in a World of
New Opportunities, a client-led executive conference and networking event
brings together leaders from innovative “Pacesetter” companies along with
hundreds of oil and gas executives, capital providers and investors. The
conference will discuss the need for a shift in energy company strategies to
accommodate new opportunities in the marketplace brought about by the
resurgence in exploration and production (E&P) activity.
IHS CERA experts will host client-only roundtables and workshops to discuss
Canadian oil sands, Latin America and China energy markets, unconventional oil
and gas production, upstream strategies, energy development in emerging
markets, LNG, North American power and gas markets, and climate change and
IHS Jane’s Aerospace and Defense Industry briefing, Managing Austerity in the
Defense Market: A U.S. and Global Outlook, will explore U.S. defense
priorities and opportunities including budget sequestration, and supply chain
risk; and the outlook for global aerospace and defense markets.
IHS Chemical will feature a workshop, The Business and Regulatory Landscape
for Chemicals in North America: Seizing the Raw Materials Opportunity, which
will focus on the chemicals resurgence that has followed on the back of
unconventional hydrocarbons, particularly vast shale gas reserves.
The IHS Construction Seminar, Building for the Future: Opportunities and
Options for the Construction Industry, will explore the outlook for the U.S.
and Global construction markets, advances in building and construction
techniques and options for project resourcing.
The IHS Forum will be held at the Washington Hilton Hotel. For additional
information or to register for the Forum, go to
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and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly
traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in
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