CPC - Caspian Policy Center
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
Panel 1 – Enhancing the U.S-Caspian Strategic Partnership
6:10 PM – 7:30 PM
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
6:15 – 6:35 Keynote Remarks
6:35 – 7:25 Ministerial Addresses
Moderator: 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
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
7:50 – 8:55 Panel Discussion
Moderator: Margot Ellis, Senior Fellow, Caspian Policy Center
9:00 – 9:05 Closing Speech