•    17 - 18 MAY 2018
  • Venue: The US Chamber of Commerce, Hall of Flags.


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Program Schedule

The Forum will take place at The US Chamber of Commerce, Hall of Flags.

  • 18 May 2018, Hall of Flags, US Chamber of Commerce
    • 08:30 – 09:00 am        Breakfast, Networking and Registration
    • 09:00 – 09:10 am        Opening Remarks:
    • Caspian Policy Center and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    • 09:10 – 09:45 am        Keynote Statements:
    • The U.S. Secretary of Commerce (TBC)
    • Ambassador of Afghanistan
    • Ambassador of Azerbaijan
    • Ambassador of Georgia
    • Ambassador of Kazakhstan
    • Ambassador of Turkey
    • Ambassador of Turkmenistan
    • Ambassador of Uzbekistan
    • 09:45 – 11:15 am        Panel A: The Caspian region and the US: Emerging Partnership Through Trade and Commerce
    • Moderator: Ambassador Richard Hoagland, Board Member, Caspian Policy Center
    • Panelists: Senior Official, The White House
    • Dr. Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi, the Chief Advisor for the President of Afghanistan
    • Deputy Minister of Economy, Azerbaijan
    • First Deputy Minister of Infrastructure, Georgia
    • Deputy Minister of Investment, Kazakhstan
    • Fatih Metin, Deputy Minister of Economy, Turkey
    • 11:15 – 11:30 am        Coffee Break
    • 11:30 – 01:00 pm        Panel B: Linking Trans Caspian via Infrastructure Development: Air, Rail, Sea. Private Sector developments in Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Georgia.
    • 01:00 – 02:00 pm        Luncheon, Keynote Address by OPIC acheter cialis en toute securite Director (TBC)
    • 02:00 – 03:20 pm        Panel C: Trans Caspian as a Global Hub for Energy Supply and Security
    • Moderator: Sandra Oudkirk, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of State (TBC)
    • Panelists:
    • Vice President, BP
    • Vice President, SOCAR
    • Representatives of energy companies and ministries from the trans-Caspian region Representatives from the U.S. energy companies
    • 03:20 – 03:35 pm        Coffee Break
    • 03:35 – 04:50 pm        Panel D: Connectivity: Regional Transformation: Innovation and Technology Hub
    • Moderator: Bret Bruen, Director of Global Engagement, The White House
    • Panelists: Representatives from Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Georgia, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
    • 04:50 – 05:10 pm         Closing Remarks
    • 06:00 – 08:00 pm         Gala Dinner Reception
  • Organizer

    Caspian Policy Center (CPC) is an independent, nonprofit research think tank based in Washington D.C. Economic, political, energy and security issues of the Caspian region constitute the central research focus of the Center. Established in 2016, the Center aims at becoming a primary research and debate platform in the Caspian region with relevant publications, events, projects and media productions to nurture a comprehensive understanding of the intertwined affairs of the Caspian region. With an inclusive, scholarly and innovative approach, the Caspian Policy Center presents a platform where diverse voices from academia, business and policy world from both the region and the nation’s capital interact to produce distinct ideas and insights to the outstanding issues of the region.

  • Host

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business organization representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions. Our members range from mom-and-pop shops and local chambers to leading industry associations and large corporations. They all share one thing—they count on the Chamber to be their voice in Washington, D.C.

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