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 University. 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 clean energy. 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 http://www.ihs.com/info/all/forum.aspx. About IHS ( www.ihs.com) IHS (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape. Businesses and governments in more than 165 countries around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed 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 Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS employs more than 6,000 people in more than 30 countries around the world.
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