trans caspian forum 2019

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The Trans-Caspian Trade and Transit Corridor is a regional integrator, trade facilitator, and viable transit connector between Europe and Asia. Comprising of Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey to the west, and Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Afghanistan to the east of the Caspian Sea, this corridor brings together more than 200 million strong market and 400 billion in overall trade while connecting economies of the European Union and China along with access to Russia, Iran, Pakistan, and India.

Connecting trade, people, and economies, the modern Trans-Caspian corridor has matured to strategic importance with an extensive and integrated network of infrastructure, special economic zones, harmonized customs, cross-border procedures, and more along this route.

The United States has been playing an important role in the development of this corridor through joint initiatives to increase regional connectivity through oil and gas pipelines, to facilitate intra-regional cooperation and trade such as the Baku-TbilisiCeyhan oil pipeline, Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway, Southern Gas Corridor, Lapis-Lazuli transport route and “C5+1” format. While these initiatives contributed to the increased business between the United States and the corridor countries concerned, the emerging business potential of the corridor is underexplored and trade with the U.S. is significantly lagging behind in comparison with the EU and China.

Building on the strategic partnerships forged between the U.S. and the corridor countries concerned and emerging business potential of the region, the 4th TransCaspian Forum presents a leading platform to discuss the U.S. engagement with the strategically important Trans-Caspian corridor including investments and development of strategic infrastructure for benefiting the U.S., the corridor countries and the business community concerned.

Policy and business leaders from the U.S. and the Trans-Caspian corridor countries come together at the Trans-Caspian Forum to discuss opportunities and challenges in enhancing their strategic engagement and explore business, trade, and investment opportunities to the benefit of all concerned. The Caspian Policy Center and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are the co-organizers of the Forum, along with the Embassies of Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Turkey, and Uzbekistan.

 

Speakers

Maftun Abbasov trans caspian forum
Maftun Abbasov
Deputy General Director, Baku International Trade and Sea Port
Absatov Yerlan Kazlogistics Trans Caspian Forum
Yerlan Absatov
General Director of Transport Union of Kazakhstan, Kazlogistics
Aleksi Aleksishvili Trans Caspian Forrum
Aleksi Aleksishvili
Former Minister of Economy, Georgia
M-Ilker-Ayci-TCF-Speaker
M. İlker Aycı
Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of Turkish Airlines (invited)
Serik Bashimov
Serik Bashimov
Head of the Department of Transit and Transport Logistic Development, Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural Development, Kazakhstan
DavidBakradze
H.E. David Bakradze
Ambassador of Georgia to the United States, Embassy of Georgia to the United States of America
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H.E. Alpaslan Bayraktar (invited)
Deputy Minister for Energy and Natural Resources, Turkey (invited)
SerdarKilic
H.E. Serdar Kılıç
Ambassador of Turkey to the United States, Embassy of Turkey to the United States of America
ErzhanKazykhanov
H.E. Erzhan Kazykhanov
Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the United States, Embassy of Kazakhstan to the United States of America
GaryLitman
Gary Litman
Vice President for Global Initiatives, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Ahmed Ismayilov Trans Caspian Forum
Ahmad Ismayilov
Ahmad Ismayilov, Deputy Chairman, State Maritime Agency, Azerbaijan
Sahin Ismayilov Trans Caspian Forum
Sahin Ismayilov
Director of Department of International Relations, Ministry of Transport and High Technologies, Azerbaijan
Mikayil_Cabbarov Trans Caspian orum
Mikayil Jabbarov
Minister of Taxes, Azerbaijan
Viktor Kipiani trans Caspian Forum
Viktor Kipiani
Executive Partner, Mgaloblishvili Kipiani Dzidziguri (MKD), Georgia
Natavan Mammadova
Natavan Mammadova
Executive Director, American Chamber of Commerce in Azerbaijan
Elshad Nassirov
Elshad Nassirov
Vice President for Investments and Marketing, SOCAR
Atiqullah Nusrat
Atiqullah Nusrat
Chief Executive Officer, Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries
Sandra Oudkirk
Sandra Oudkirk
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Resources, U.S. Department of State
Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi
Dr. Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi
Minister of Finance, Ministry of Finance of Afghanistan
RoyaRahmani
H. E. Roya Rahmani
Ambassador of Afghanistan to the United States
Robert Scher
Robert Scher
Head of International Affairs, BP America
Kamila Siddiqui
Kamila Siddiqi
Deputy Minister for Trade Affairs, Afghanistan, Ministry for Trade Affairs of Afghanistan
ElinSuleymanov
Elin Suleymanov
Ambassador of Azerbaijan to the United States, Embassy of Republic of Azerbaijan to the United States of America
Elmir Valizade
Elmir Valizade
Deputy Minister of Transportation and High Technologies, Azerbaijan, Ministry of Transportation and High Technologies of Azerbaijan
Javlon Vakhabov
H.E. Javlon Vakhabov
Ambassador of Uzbekistan to the United States, Embassy of Uzbekistan to the United States of America
Manisha Singh
Manisha Singh
Acting Undersecretary for Economic Growth, Energy and Environment, U.S. Department of State
Alexander Sokolowski TCF
Alexander Sokolowski
Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Europe and Eurasia, USAID
Hassan Soroosh
Hasan Soroosh
Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Afghanistan
Ian Steff
Ian Steff
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing performing the duties of the Assistant Secretary for Global Markets and Director General of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration
Abai Turikpengbaev
Abai Turikpengbaev
President of National Company, Aktau International Sea Trade Port

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The Trans-Caspian East-West Trade and Transit Corridor is a regional integrator, trade facilitator and viable transit connector between Europe and Asia. Comprising of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey to the west, and Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan Uzbekistan and Afghanistan to the east of the Caspian Sea, this corridor brings together more than 200 million strong market and 400 billion in overall trade while connecting economies of the European Union and China along with access to Russia, Iran, Pakistan and India.

Connecting trade, people and economies, the modern trans-Caspian corridor has matured to strategic importance with an extensive and integrated network of infrastructure, special economic zones, harmonized customs, cross-border procedures and more along this route.

The United States has been playing an important role in the development of this corridor through joint initiatives to increase regional connectivity through oil and gas pipelines, to facilitate intra-regional cooperation and trade such as the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline, Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway, Southern Gas Corridor, Lapis-Lazuli transport route and “C5+1” format. While these initiatives contributed to the increased business between the United States and the corridor countries concerned, the emerging business potential of the corridor is underexplored and trade with the US is significantly lagging behind in comparison with the EU and China.

Building on the strategic partnerships forged between the USA and the corridor countries concerned and emerging business potential of the region, the Trans-Caspian Forum presents a leading platform to discuss the US engagement with the strategically important TransCaspian corridor including investments and development of strategic infrastructure for benefiting the US, the corridor countries and the business community concerned.

Policy and business leaders from the USA and the Trans-Caspian corridor countries will come together at Third Trans-Caspian Forum on 17-18 May 2018 to discuss opportunities and challenges in enhancing their strategic engagement and explore business, trade and investment opportunities to the benefit of all concerned. Within the Forum framework, discussions will be held in the premises of the US Congress in partnership with the Central Asia and Caucasus Institute, the US Chamber of Commerce. The George Washington University will also host academic discussions to stimulate intellectual exchange on the way ahead.

The Caspian Policy Center and the US Chamber of Commerce are the co-organizers of the Forum along with the Embassies of Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

 

SPEAKERS

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Abbas Mammadov
Advisor to the Chairman, Azercosmos
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Azad Jafarov
Chief of Administration, ASAN Service
Bakhtiyar Aslanbeyli Trans Caspian Forum 2018
Bakhtiyar Aslanbeyli
Vice President, BP
Bob Watters Senior Vice President, SSA Marine
Bob Watters
Senior Vice President, SSA Marine
Brett Bruen
Brett Bruen
Former Director of Global Engagement, the White House
Brian McFeeters
Brian McFeeters
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Department of State
DavidBakradze
H.E. David Bakradze
Ambassador of Georgia to the United States, Embassy of Georgia to the United States of America
Dmitriy Grigorenko
President for U.S.and U.K., Schneider Group
ElinSuleymanov
Elin Suleymanov
Ambassador of Azerbaijan to the United States, Embassy of Republic of Azerbaijan to the United States of America
Elmir Valizade
Elmir Valizade
Deputy Minister of Transportation and High Technologies, Azerbaijan, Ministry of Transportation and High Technologies of Azerbaijan
Elshad Nassirov
Elshad Nassirov
Vice President for Investments and Marketing, SOCAR
ErzhanKazykhanov
H.E. Erzhan Kazykhanov
Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the United States, Embassy of Kazakhstan to the United States of America
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Fatih Metin
Deputy Minister of Economy, Turkey
GaryLitman
Gary Litman
Vice President for Global Initiatives, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
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Geir Westgaard
Vice President of Political and Public Affairs, Statoil
Genady Arveladze TCF 2018
Genadi Arveladze
Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, Georgia
TSIKOLIA TCF 2018
Giorgi Tsikolia
Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Georgia
Hamdullah Mohib
Hamdullah Mohib
Ambassador of Afghanistan to the United States
Javlon Vakhabov
H.E. Javlon Vakhabov
Ambassador of Uzbekistan to the United States, Embassy of Uzbekistan to the United States of America
Lisa Curtis
Lisa Curtis
Senior Director for Central and South Asia, National Security Council, The White House
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Luke Coffey
Foreign Policy Director, Heritage Foundation
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Matthew Edwards
Director, Office of Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia, Department of Commerce
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Matthew Goodman
William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy and Senior Adviser for Asian Economics at CSIS
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Meret B. Orazov
Ambassador of Turkmenistan to the United States
SerdarKilic
H.E. Serdar Kılıç
Ambassador of Turkey to the United States, Embassy of Turkey to the United States of America
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Sulaiman Lutfi
Chairman of Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce
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Tariyel Mirzayev
Head of Department, Caspian Shipping
Tom Crabtree
Tom Crabtree
Regional Director for Air Cargo, BOEING Commercial Airplanes
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Tural Aliyev
Advisor to the Director-General, Baku International Trade and Sea Port
Robert Cekuta
Ambassador (ret.) Robert Cekuta
Board of Directors Member, Caspian Policy Center
Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi
Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi
Chief Advisor to the President of Afghanistan
Richard Hoagland
Ambassador (ret.) Richard Hoagland
Board of Directors Member, Caspian Policy Center
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Vusal Aslanov
Deputy Director General, Azerbaijan Railways
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Zafer Ates
Deputy Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Turkey
Andrea Lockwood
Andrea Lockwood
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Department of Energy
Kairbek Uskenbayev
Kairbek Uskenbayev
Deputy Minister of Investment, Kazakhstan

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The Caspian Policy Center (CPC) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce were the co-organizers of the 1st Caspian Business Forum New York along with the Embassies of Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan.
The Caspian Business Forum New York brought together the policy and business leaders from the U.S. and the Caspian region corridor countries to discuss opportunities and challenges in enhancing their strategic engagement and explore business and finance opportunities to the benefit of all concerned.
Connecting businesses, people, and economies, the Caspian Business Forum New York presented an extensive and integrated network of business infrastructure, special financial zones, and cross-border investment opportunities.
The United States has been playing an important role in the development of the Caspian region through joint initiatives to increase regional connectivity through oil and gas pipelines, to facilitate intra-regional cooperation and trade such as the Baku-Tbilisi- Ceyhan oil pipeline, Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway, Southern Gas Corridor, Lapis-Lazuli transport route and “C5+1” format. While these initiatives contributed to the increased business between the United States and the corridor countries concerned, the emerging business potential of the Caspian region is under-explored and trade with the U.S. is significantly lagging behind in comparison with the EU and China.
Building on the strategic partnerships forged between the U.S. and the Caspian countries concerned and emerging business potential of the region, the 1st Caspian Business Forum New York presented a leading platform to discuss the U.S. engagement with the strategically important Caspian region countries, including investments and financial relationship development, for benefiting both sides and the business community concerned.