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 September 24, 2019
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Harvard Club of New York City

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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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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
  • H.E Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State, United States Department of State
    (TBC)
  • H.E. Salahuddin Rabbani, Foreign Minister, Afghanistan (TBC)
  • H.E. Elmar Mammadyarov, Foreign Minister, Azerbaijan
  • H.E. Salome Zourabichvili, President, Georgia (TBC)
  • H.E. Mukhtar Tileuberdi, Foreign Minister, Kazakhstan (TBC)
  • H.E. Sirodjidin Aslov, Foreign Minister, Tajikistan (TBC)
  • H.E. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Foreign Minister, Turkey
  • H.E. Abdulaziz Kamilov, Foreign Minister, Uzbekistan (TBC)

◦ 07:40 – 8:50 pm  —  “Business Opportunities in the Caspian Region” Panel

07:40 – 08:50pm — Panel
Moderator: Ambassador (ret.) Robert F. Cekuta, Board of Directors Member, Caspian Policy Center
Panelists:

  • Ambassador (ret.) Terry Miller, Director, Center for International Trade and Economics, The Heritage Foundation
  •  Dirk Stratmann, Director, CIS, John Deere
  •  Elshad Nassirov, Vice President, SOCAR
  •  Katie Kaufman, Managing Director, OPIC
  •  Mamuka Tsereteli, President, America-Georgia Business Council
  •  Michele Small, Director, Head of North America Office, EBRD
  •  Orkhan Mammadov, Chairman of the Board, Agency for Small and Medium Business Development of Azerbaijan
PROGRAM
Our Speakers
H.E. Sirodjidin Aslov
H.E. Sirodjidin Aslov (TBC)
Foreign Minister, Tajikistan
Robert Cekuta
Ambassador (ret.) Robert Cekuta
Board of Directors Member, Caspian Policy Center
H.E. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu
H.E. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu
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
Amb Terry Miller
Ambassador (ret.) Terry Miller
Director, Center for International Trade and Economics, The Heritage Foundation
Elshad Nassirov
Elshad Nassirov
Vice President for Investments and Marketing, SOCAR
Efgan Nifti
Efgan Nifti
Executive Director, Caspian Policy Center
Mike Pompeo
H.E Mike Pompeo (TBC)
Secretary of State, United States Department of State
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H.E. Salahuddin Rabbani (TBC)
Minister of Foreign Affairs Afganistan
Michele Small EBRD web
Michele Small
Director Head of North America Office, EBRD
Dirk Stratmann
Dirk Stratmann
Director, CIS, John Deere
Mukhtar Tileuberdi
Mukhtar Tileuberdi (TBC)
Foreign Minister, Kazakhstan
MamukaTsereteli
Mamuka Tsereteli
President, America-Georgia Business Council
SalomeZourabichvili
H.E. Salome Zourabichvili
President, Georgia (TBC)

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