Caspian Europe Forum 2021

Welcome to the 
2nd CASPIAN EUROPE FORUM 2021
HYBRID CONFERENCE, BERLIN 

 

DATE

5 & 6 October 2021 
05 October 2021 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (CET)
06 October 2021 8:30 am - 4:00 pm (CET)
 

PARTICIPATION

Online & in Berlin
ONLINE: Livestram on clabb (unlimited)
PHYSICAL ATTENDANCE: Berlin, Hotel Titanic Gendarmenmarkt (limited tickets)
 

LANGUAGE 

English 

 

INFORMATION

The Caspian Region around the Caspian Sea, the world's largest inland sea, is the bridge between Europe and Asia. 

With its vast oil and gas reserves, the region is not only a significant source of energy, but also, as the interface of various international transport corridors like the Belt And Road Initiative, The International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) and the Middle Corridor (Trans-Caspian International Transport Route), an increasingly important transit hub. With the Covid-19 pandemic and the Suez crisis the attractiveness of this region as a transit hub between Europe and Asia has increased. In order to fully exploit this potential, the region around Caucasus and Central Asia needs more international cooperation. 

The Caspian Europe Forum provides the ideal platform to promote and enhance economic relations and cooperation between Europe and the Caspian region. 

After the huge success of the First Edition in 2020, the 2nd Caspian Europe Forum is even bigger. This year a full two-day program is planned with the focus on logistics and infrastructure, energy and sustainability, digital economy, vocational training, agriculture, health economy, digital economy and foreign direct investment. The conference will also discuss the current situation in Afghanistan and its potential impacts on the Caspian Region.

Like last year, the conference will be hybrid. With a presence event in Berlin and online on the platform clabb. 

New this year will be also a virtual fair parallel to the conference, where companies can book booths and as exhibitors present their organization and services in digital interactive formats and make contacts and matchmakings via chat. 

 

WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR PARTNERS 

 

KNOWLEDGE PARTNERS

 

INSTITUTIONAL PARTNER

 

CONFERENCE PARTNERS

 

MEDIA PARTNER

Speakers
70
Valeh
Valeh Alasgarov
Chairman, Alat Free Economic Zone Authority (AFEZA), Baku
Amir
Amir Alizadeh
Moderation/ Head of International Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Ulm
Farnaz
Farnaz Almasi
Head of Market Access & Governmental Affairs, Bayer Parsian, Teheran
Thomas
Thomas Baum
Executive - Head of Division Underwriting & Risk Management, Euler Hermes, Hamburg
Tobias
Tobias Baumann
Managing Director, German-Azerbaijani Chamber of Commerce (AHK Azerbaijan), Baku
Dr. Bernt
Dr. Bernt Bieber
Head of Direct Export Sales, Siemens Healthineers, President COCIR
Andrej
Andrej Bievetski
Managing Director, SAP Labs CIS, Moscow
Catarina
Catarina Bjorlin Hansen
Regional Director Caucasus, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Tbilisi
Dr. Per
Dr. Per Brodersen
Moderation / Director, German Agribusiness Alliance, Berlin
Nicholas
Nicholas Cendrowicz
Deputy Head of Unit in DG NEAR C1, European Commission, Brussels
Laura
Laura Cross
Director of Market Intelligence, International Fertilizer Association (IFA), Paris
Michael
Michael Dietrich
Geschäftsführer leXsolar GmbH, Dresden
Cheryl
Cheryl Edleson Hanway
Regional Head of Industry Infrastructure, Europe and Central Asia, IFC Washington
Oybek
Oybek Elmuratov
Deputy Director, Investment Prom. Agency under the Ministry of Investm. & Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan, Tashkent
Johannes
Johannes F. Linn
Moderation / Consultant, Asian Development Bank
Clemens
Clemens Finger
Vice President, Country Director CIS, KfW-DEG, Moscow
Heike
Heike Freimuth
Head of the EIB Group Office in Germany, European Investment Bank, Berlin
Dr. Jürgen
Dr. Jürgen Friedrich
Chief Executive Officer of Germany Trade & Invest, Berlin
Karsten
Karsten Fuelster
Moderation/ Managing Director, Polaris Consulting & Invest GmbH, Frankfurt am Main
Anar
Anar Gasimov
Head o. Strat. Planning & Econ. Anal., Dep. of the Min. of Transport, Comm. & High Technol., Republic of Azerbaijan, Baku
Umut
Umut Gokalp
Head of Middle East, Turkey+, Africa, Sysmex Europe GmbH, Istanbul
Dr. Jens
Dr. Jens Gräfer
Head of International Affairs, Deutsche Bahn AG, Berlin
Klaus
Klaus Hachmeier
Senior Director, Siemens Energy, Berlin
Zsusanna
Zsusanna Hargitai
Managing Director for Central Asia, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Michael
Michael Harms
Executive Director, German Eastern Business Association, Berlin
Karsten
Karsten Heinz
Hon. Prof. State Univ. Ulijanowsk, High-Lev. Advisor, Min. Innov.Develop. Rep. o. Uzbekistan, Tashkent
Andreas
Andreas Hurst
VP Europe, Festo Didactic, Denkendorf
Andreas
Andreas Jahn
Moderation / Chairman German-Turkmen Forum, Köln
Dr.
Dr. Jürgen Friedrich
Chief Executive Officer of Germany Trade & Invest, Berlin
Stefan
Stefan Kaegebein
Moderation / Regional Director, German Eastern Business Association, Berlin
Farshad
Farshad Kashani
International Law Expert & Legal Affairs Analyst, University of London (Birbeck, School of Law)
Dr. Bijan
Dr. Bijan Khajehpour
Managing Partner, Eurasian Nexus Partners - EUNEPA, Vienna
Dr. Elguja
Dr. Elguja Khokrishvili
Int. Fellow Friedr. Schiller Univ. of Jena, Non-Resid. Sen. Research Fellow at Int. School of Econ. Tbilisi State Univ. (ISET)
Anna
Anna Kim
Delegate of German Economy in Central Asia, Almaty
Thomas
Thomas Kimmeswenger
Executive Director, German Business Association (DWV), Tbilisi
Eduard
Eduard Kinsbruner
Regional Director, German Eastern Business Assocation, Berlin
Jürgen
Jürgen Leitzke
Business Unit Head, KWS Group, Einbeck
Prof. Dr. Rainer
Prof. Dr. Rainer Lindner
CEO, Heine + Beisswenger Group, Stuttgart / President, Caspian Europe Forum, Frankfurt am Main
Pro. Dr. Rainer
Pro. Dr. Rainer Lindner
Moderation / CEO, Heine + Beisswenger Group, Stuttgart / President, Caspian Europe Forum, Frankfurt am Main
Prof. Dr. Bertram
Prof. Dr. Bertram Lohmüller
CEO & Partner, Export-Akademie Baden-Württemberg GmbH, Tübingen
Herwig
Herwig Maaßen
Senior Manager, PwC, Hamburg
IIkhom
IIkhom Makhkamov
Minister of Transport of the Republic of Uzebekistan, Tashkent
Dr. Nader
Dr. Nader Maleki
CEO & Chairman, MALEKI CORPORATE GROUP, Frankfurt am Main / Vice Chairman, Caspian Europe Forum, Frankfurt am Main
Dr. Nader
Dr. Nader Maleki
CEO & Chairman, Maleki Corporate Group, Frankfurt am Main / Vice Chairman, Caspian Europe Forum, Frankfurt am Main
Reiner
Reiner Martin
Lead Economist, Joint Vienna Institute, Vienna
Thomas
Thomas Mundry
Partner, Schneider Group, Moscow
Rovshan
Rovshan Najaf
Deputy Minister of Economy and CAREC National Focal Point, Azerbaijan
Akramjon
Akramjon Nematov
Deputy Director, Institute f. Strat. & Interregional Studies under the President of the Rep. of Uzbekistan, Tashkent
Mirco
Mirco Nowak
Chairman, BVL Chapter Russia, Hamburg
Giorgi
Giorgi Pertaia
President of Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Tbilisi
Peter
Peter Pfaffe
Moderation / Regional Manager Central Asia; iMove, Fed. Institute f. Vocational Education and Training, Bonn
Jamshid
Jamshid Rahimi
Former head of Economic Section of Afghanistan embassy in Beijing
Aktoty
Aktoty Raimkulova
Ministry of Culture and Sport of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan
Dr. Majid
Dr. Majid Raoufi
Senior Research Fellow on Asian and Eurasian Energy, Center for Energy Policy Making, Sharif University, Teheran
Mustafa
Mustafa Sahin
CEO, Eurasia Group AG, Schaffhausen/ Nur-Sultan
Edda
Edda Schlager
Journalist, Almaty
Wiebke
Wiebke Schloemer
Director Europe and Central Asia, IFC, Vienna
Robert
Robert Schoellhammer
Representative European Office, Asian Development Bank, Frankfurt am Main
Christian
Christian Schöldgen
Member of domestic sales team, project businesses, LD Didactic GmbH, Hürth
Michael
Michael Schumann
Chairman, Federal Association for Economic Development and Foreign Trade, Berlin
Siyovush
Siyovush Shokirov
Vice President of Association of Road Transport Operators of the Republic of Tajikistan
Elnur
Elnur Soltanov
Deputy Minister of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Baku
Dr. Volker
Dr. Volker Treier
Chief Executive of Foreign Trade, DIHK, Berlin
Katrin
Katrin Trushevskyy
Senior Project Manager, Manager Training Programme of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, GIZ
Abay
Abay Turikpenbayev
Chairman of the Executive Board, Aktau International Commercial Sea Port, Aktau
Urs
Urs Unkauf
Moderation/ Director Government Relations, Federal Association for Economic Development and Foreign Trade, Berlin
Martina
Martina Unseld
Moderation / Sen. Dir. Int. Aff. EMEA at Siemens Healthineers/ Spokeswom. f. Eastern Europe at Germ. Health Alliance
Jan
Jan van Bilsen
Country Manager, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovak Republic, Switzerland,IFC, Frankfurt a.M.
Yevgeniy
Yevgeniy Zhukov
Director General, Central and West Asia Department (CWRD), Asian Development Bank
Daniel
Daniel Zurfluh
Member of the Board, Deutscher Wirtschaftsverband Armenien Business Development Executive Europe, Volo Global
Timeline
to Opening
Welcome Address
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021

 Welcome Address 

 

to Keynote
Opening Keynote
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021

Opening Keynote 
 

 

to Talks
Minister Panel
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021

COOPERATION IN CENTRAL ASIA ON THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE

Ilkhom Makhkamov 

Minister of Transport of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Tashkent

 

AZERBAIJAN IN GLOBAL ENERGY LANDSCAPE - LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE

Elnur Soltanov

Deputy Minister of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Baku

 

AZERBAIJAN IN GLOBAL ENERGY LANDSCAPE - LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE

Elnur Soltanov

Deputy Minister of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Baku

to Networking Break
Networking Break
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021

Networking 

to Introduction
Legal Importance of the Caspian Sea Convention on Logistics and Energy Sector
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021

Development and Legal Challenges of the Convention on the Legal Regime of the Caspian Sea particularly on Submarine Oil and Gas Pipelines Projects in the Sea 

 

 

to Discussion
Session 1: Logistics and Infrastructure: Hub at the Heart of Eurasia
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021

Discussion

to Keynote
Session 2: Energy and Sustainability: The Path from Fossil Energy Ressources to a Climate-Neutral Economy
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021

Keynote 

to Discussion
Session 2: Energy and Sustainability: The Path from fossil Energy ressources to a climate-neutral economy
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021

Discussion

to Hosted by Heine + Beisswenger Gruppe
Lunch and Networking Break
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021

Networking 

to Discussion
Session 3: Digital Economy: Startup Ecosystem in the Caspian Region
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021

Discussion 

 

to Discussion
Session 4: Training Made in Germany in the Caspian Region
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021

Discussion

to Discussion
Session 5: Health Economy: Pharmaceutical and Medical Equipment Markets in the Caspian Region
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021

Last Panel of Day 1 

to Invitation only
Dinner
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021

 Invitation Dinner

 

to Opening
Welcome Address
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021

Welcome Address 

to Introduction
Economic and Financial Developments and Prospects in the Caspian Region
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021

 Recent Economic Developments and Short Term Prospects
 Medium Term Growth Prospects
 Financial Sector Prospects and Challenges

 

to Discussion
Session 1: Financing: The Role of Development Banks in the Caspian Region
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021

Discussion

to Networking Break
Networking Break
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021

Networking 

to Keynote
Session 2: Successfully Invest in the Caspian Region
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021

Keynote

 

to Discussion
Session 2: Successfully Invest in the Caspian Region
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021

Discussion 

to Opening Remarks
Session 3: Connecting East and West: Role of the CAREC Program in Promoting Cooperation for Economic Recovery and Resilience
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021

Opening Remarks 

to Discussion
Session 3: Connecting East and West: Role of the CAREC Program in Promoting Cooperation for Economic Recovery and Resilience
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021

Discussion

to Lunch and networking
Lunch and Networking Break
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021

Lunch and networking

to Discussion
Session 4: Agribusiness and Food Industry in Caucasus and Central Asia
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021

Discussion

to Discussion
Session 5: The Crisis in Afghanistan: Geopolitical and Economic Impacts
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021

Discussion 

 

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