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Third Caspian Business Forum

Third Caspian Business Forum

The Caspian Policy Center is proud to host this event to bring together the best minds in business, government, and non-profits to discuss new business challenges and opportunities for the Caspian region. The forum will bring together policymakers, business leaders, and members of the academic community at the Yale Club to discuss the emerging business landscape across the South Caucasus and Central Asia.


5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Reception  

Saybrook & Trumbull Room 

 

6:00 PM – Dinner  

Tap Room 

 

Panel 1 – Enhancing the U.S-Caspian Strategic Partnership 

6:10 PM – 7:30 PM 

Tap Room 

 

Since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and the countries of the Caspian region, the partnership between the countries has grown to include cooperation across multiple sectors of engagement. Despite challenges faced by the global COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. and NATO withdrawal from Afghanistan, and Russia’s war in Ukraine, the United States remains committed to deepening its relations with the Caspian region. The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the countries of the Caspian region will discuss the U.S. partnership with the region and opportunities to expand cooperation.  

 

 

 

6:10 – 6:15      Welcome Remarks 

  • Efgan Nifti, CEO, Caspian Policy Center 

 

6:15 – 6:35      Keynote Remarks 

  • Geoff Pyatt, Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Energy Resources, Department of State
  • Anjali Kaur, USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator

6:35 – 7:25      Ministerial Addresses  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moderator: Ambassador (ret.) Richard E. Hoagland, Senior Fellow, Caspian Policy Center 

  • Jeyhun Bayramov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan
  • Lasha Darsalia, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia
  • Adil Tursunov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan
  • Sedat Önal, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Türkiye
  • Vladimir Norov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan
  • Baghdad Amreyev, Secretary General, Organization of Turkic States
 

Closing Remarks

  • Ambassador (ret.) Richard E. Hoagland, Senior Fellow, Caspian Policy Center 

 

Panel 2 – Opportunities for U.S.-Caspian Business Cooperation  

7:45 PM – 8:45 PM 

Tap Room 

 

The ongoing pandemic and Russia’s war in Ukraine have caused lasting effects across the world. International business and connectivity have proved vital in sustaining global supply lines and addressing rising energy prices. To examine the current and future of business ties between the United States and Caspian region, the Caspian Policy Center has invited business and government leaders with experience in the region’s unique environment to discuss what worked well in the past and what can be improved.  

 

 

  

7:45 – 7:50      Introduction 

  • Margot Ellis, Senior Fellow, Caspian Policy Center 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7:50 – 8:55       Panel Discussion 

Moderator: Margot Ellis, Senior Fellow, Caspian Policy Center

  • Kimberly Reed, Former President and Chair of the Board of Directors, Export-Import Bank of the United States
  • Ambassador (ret.) Robert F. Cekuta, Senior Fellow, Caspian Policy Center
  • Robert Scher, Head of International Affairs, BP America
  • Senior Representative, State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic

9:00 – 9:05       Closing Speech 

  • Efgan Nifti, CEO, Caspian Policy Center 
 

 

 
 

 

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