• 08:30 – 09:00 am        Registration and breakfast
  • 09:00 – 09:10 am        Opening Remarks:
  • Caspian Policy Center and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    • Efgan Nifti, Director, Caspian Policy Center
    • Gary Litman, Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • 09:10 – 09:45 am        Keynote Statements:
    • Brian McFeeters, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Department of State
    • Matthew Edwards, Director, Office of Russia, Ukraine & Eurasia, Department of Commerce
    • Hamidullah Mohib, Ambassador of Afghanistan
    • Elin Suleymanov, Ambassador of Azerbaijan
    • David Bakradze, Ambassador of Georgia
    • Erzhan Kazykhanov, Ambassador of Kazakhstan
    • Serdar Kilic, Ambassador of Turkey
    • Meret Orazov, Ambassador of Turkmenistan
    • Jovlan Vakhabov, Ambassador of Uzbekistan
  • 09:45 – 11:15 am        Panel A: The Trans-Caspian region and the US: Emerging Partnership Through Trade and Commerce
  • Moderator: Ambassador Richard Hoagland, Board Member, Caspian Policy Center
  • Panelists:
    • Lisa Curtis, Senior Director for Central Asia at the National Security Council, The White House
    • Dr. Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi, the Chief Advisor for the President of Afghanistan
    • Elmir Valizade, Deputy Minister of Transport and Communication, Azerbaijan
    • Genadi Arveladze, Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, Georgia
    • 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.
  • Moderator: Luke Coffey, Foreign Policy Director, Heritage Foundation
  • Panelists:
    • Tom Crabtree, Regional Director for Air Cargo, Boeing Commercial  Airplanes
    • Bob Watters, Senior VP of SSA Marine
    • Tural Aliyev, Advisor to the Director-General, Baku International Trade and Sea Port
    • Sulaiman Lutfi, Chairman of Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce
    • Zafer Ates, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Turkey
    • Tariyel Mirzayev, Head of Department, Caspian Shipping
  • 01:00 – 01:45 pm        Lunch
  • 01:45 – 02:00 pm        Keynote address by OPIC Chairman (TBC)
  • 02:00 – 03:20 pm        Panel C: Trans Caspian as a Global Hub for Energy Supply and Security
  • Moderator: Robert F. Cekuta, former U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan
  • Panelists:
    • Bakhtiyar Aslanbeyli, Vice President, BP
    • Elshad Nassirov, Vice President, SOCAR
    • Dr. Muhammad Qayoumi, Chief Advisor to the President of Afghanistan
    • Geir Westgaard, Vice President ofPolitical and Public Affairs and Head of DC Office, Statoil
  • 03:20 – 03:35 pm        Coffee Break
  • 03:35 – 03:50 pm        Keynote address by Dmitrity Grigorenko, President for U.S.and U.K., Schneider Group
  • 03:50 – 04:50 pm        Panel D: Connectivity: Regional Transformation: Innovation and Technology Hub
  • Moderator: Gary Litman, Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Panelists:
    • Giorgi Tsikolia, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Georgia
    • Matthew Goodman, CSIS, Presentation on Reconnecting Asia
    • Azad Jafarli, Chief of Administration, State Agency for Public Service and Social Innovation under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
    • Abbas Mammadov, Advisor to the Chairman, Azercosmos OJSC
    • Tahir Gozal, Chairman, Azersun Holding
  • 04:50 – 05:10 pm         Closing Remarks

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