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 September 24, 2019
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Harvard Club of New York City

ABOUT US
2nd Annual Caspian Business Forum New York

The Caspian Policy Center (CPC), along with the embassies of Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan, is bringing together ministerial-level representatives, business and government leaders, and entrepreneurs to enhance the strategic engagement of the United States in the Caspian region and explore business and investment opportunities to the benefit of all concerned.

Building on the strategic partnerships forged between the United States and the Caspian countries and emerging business potential of the region, the second Caspian Business Forum presents a leading platform to discuss the U.S. engagement in the Caspian region, investments and financial relationship opportunities, and innovations to benefit both sides and the business community concerned.

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EVENTS TIMELINE
AGENDA

Preliminary Agenda for Tuesday, September 24

05:30 – 06:00pm  —   Doors Open and Reception

◦ 06:00 – 06:10pm  — Opening Remarks

  • Efgan Nifti, Executive Director, Caspian Policy Center
  • CPC Video

◦ 06:10 – 07:40pm  — Heads of State/Ministerial Keynotes

  • Introductions by:  Ambassador (ret.) Richard E. Hoagland, Board of Directors Member, Caspian Policy Center
  • 06:10 – 06:25pm — H.E Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State, United States Department of State
    (TBC)
  • 06:25 – 06:35pm — H.E. Salahuddin Rabbani, Foreign Minister, Afghanistan (TBC)
  •  06:35 – 06:45pm — H.E. Elmar Mammadyarov, Foreign Minister, Azerbaijan
  •  06:45 – 06:55pm — H.E. David Zalkaliani, Foreign Minister, Georgia (TBC)
  •  06:55 – 07:05pm — H.E. Beibut Atamkulov, Foreign Minister, Kazakhstan (TBC)
  •  07:05 – 07:15pm — H.E. Sirodjidin Aslov, Foreign Minister, Tajikistan (TBC)
  •  07:15 – 07:25pm — H.E. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Foreign Minister, Turkey (TBC)
  •  07:25 – 07:35pm — H.E. Abdulaziz Kamilov, Foreign Minister, Uzbekistan (TBC)

◦ 07:40 – 8:50 pm  Senior Business Executives from the United States and the Greater Caspian Region

  • 07:40 – 08:50pm — Panel
     Moatorder: Ambassador (ret.) Robert F. Cekuta, Board of Directors Member, Caspian Policy Center
    Panelists:
    ▪ Katie Kaufman, Managing Director, OPIC
    ▪ Michele Small, Director, Head of North America Office, EBRD
    ▪ Orkhan Mammadov, Chairman of the Board, Agency for Small and Medium Business Development of Azerbaijan
    ▪ Shahmar Movsumov, CEO, SOFAZ (TBC)
    ▪ Akhmetzhan Yessimov, CEO, Samruk-Kazyna (TBC)
    ▪ Elshad Nassirov, Vice President, SOCAR (TBC)
    ▪ Senior-level Representative from Boeing (TBC)
    ▪ Senior-level Representative from Baker McKenzie (TBC)
    ▪ Senior-level Representative from General Electric (TBC)
PROGRAM
Our Speakers
H.E. Sirodjidin Aslov
H.E. Sirodjidin Aslov (TBC)
Foreign Minister, Tajikistan
H.E. Beibut Atamkulov
H.E. Beibut Atamkulov (TBC)
Foreign Minister, Kazakhstan
Robert Cekuta
Ambassador (ret.) Robert Cekuta
Board of Directors Member, Caspian Policy Center
H.E. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu
H.E. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu (TBC)
Foreign Minister, Turkey
H.E. Abdulaziz Kamilov
H.E. Abdulaziz Kamilov (TBC)
Foreign Minister, Uzbekistan
Katie Kaufman caspian business forum
Katie Kaufman
Managing Director, OPIC
H.E. Elmar Mammadyarov
H.E. Elmar Mammadyarov
Foreign Minister, Azerbaijan
Orkhan Mammadov
Orkhan Mammadov
Chairman of the Board, Agency for Small and Medium Business Development of Azerbaijan
Efgan Nifti
Efgan Nifti
Executive Director, Caspian Policy Center
Mike Pompeo
H.E Mike Pompeo (TBC)
Secretary of State, United States Department of State
H.E. Salahuddin Rabani
H.E. Salahuddin Rabani (TBC)
Foreign Minister, Afghanistan
Michele Small EBRD web
Michele Small
Director Head of North America Office, EBRD
H.E. David Zalkaliani
H.E. David Zalkaliani (TBC)
Foreign Minister, Georgia
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