IHS Forum to Focus on Industry, Energy Transformation in Americas
Leading IHS industry and policy experts will provide insights into the
economy, energy policy, defense and national security, and the implications
they hold for global strategies
HOUSTON -- September 6, 2013
IHS, Inc. (NYSE:IHS), the leading global source of information and analytics,
will host the IHS Forum, September 17-19, 2013, in Houston. The twice-yearly
forum will feature in-depth sessions on the economy, energy, chemicals, and
construction presented by nearly 50 IHS experts from around the globe.
Among the topics on the agenda for the three-day forum are: the availability
of low-cost petrochemical feedstocks in North America, lower economic growth
in China, the need for significant U.S. chemical capacity additions in the
next 10 years, and the implications of changing investment patterns for labor,
equipment and other markets.
Don Taylor, Corporate Vice President - Supply Chain, EH&S Operations &
Operations Services, The Dow Chemical Company
Jim Hughes, Chief Executive Officer, First Solar
Nariman Behravesh, Chief Economist, IHS
John Larson, Vice President, Economics and Public Sector Consulting, IHS
Key sessions include:
The Global Economic Outlook
The “dull old” economies show signs of life, as the “great deceleration” of
emerging markets continues. This is forcing many companies to re-think their
Petrochemicals Resurgence in the Gulf of Mexico
The availability of low–cost petrochemical feedstocks in North America,
combined with lower growth in China, will dramatically impact where and how
much new chemical capacity will be built during the next 10 years. We will
examine the current outlook for planned petrochemical capacity additions and
offer our outlook for where additional capacity will be added during the next
Manufacturing Renaissance in the US
We will examine how the complete unconventional oil and natural gas value
chain (including upstream, midstream and downstream energy, and energy-related
chemicals) is unleashing one of the most significant changes in our domestic
energy outlook, creating an energy stimulus that is fueling economic growth
and shifting the global competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing.
The Outlook for Energy
Numerous energy sessions will examine North American gas supply and
production, North American gas demand, global LNG supply and demand, U.S.
tight-oil supply, global crude oil and products markets, the future of
coal-fired power generation, an update on renewables, and much more.
The conference will be held September 17 - 19, 2013, at the Westin Memorial
City in Houston. For more information or to register for the Forum, go to
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to apply for accreditation. Please send your name, organization, phone, email,
and organization Web site to press.ihs.com. When IHS has confirmed your
eligibility, you will receive additional instructions that will enable you to
complete your registration online.
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Jim Dorsey, +1 781-301-9069
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