Caspian 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

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

Sponsors

GTAI
Schneider Group
AFEZ

Booths

Caspian Europe Forum 2021
German Health Alliance
Manager Training Programme
 Ost-Ausschuss der Deutschen Wirtschaft e.V.
International Finance Corporation
Federal Association for Economic Development and Foreign Trade (BWA)
Militzer & Münch
iMOVE: Training - Made in Germany
Alat Free Economic Zone Authority
Germany Trade & Invest
SCHNEIDER GROUP
2021/10/05 09:00 / Opening
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021
Welcome Address
2021/10/05 09:00 ~ 2021/10/05 09:25
2021/10/05 09:25 / Keynote
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021
Opening Keynote
2021/10/05 09:25 ~ 2021/10/05 09:40
2021/10/05 09:40 / Talks
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021
Minister Panel
2021/10/05 09:40 ~ 2021/10/05 10:10
2021/10/05 10:10 / Networking Break
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021
Networking Break
2021/10/05 10:10 ~ 2021/10/05 10:40
2021/10/05 10:40 / Introduction
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021
Legal Importance of the Caspian Sea Convention on Logistics and Energy Sector
2021/10/05 10:40 ~ 2021/10/05 11:00
2021/10/05 11:00 / Discussion
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021
Session 1: Logistics and Infrastructure: Hub at the Heart of Eurasia
2021/10/05 11:00 ~ 2021/10/05 12:00
2021/10/05 12:00 / Keynote
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021
Session 2: Energy and Sustainability: The Path from Fossil Energy Ressources to a Climate-Neutral Economy
2021/10/05 12:00 ~ 2021/10/05 12:20
2021/10/05 12:00 / Discussion
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021
Session 2: Energy and Sustainability: The Path from fossil Energy ressources to a climate-neutral economy
2021/10/05 12:00 ~ 2021/10/05 13:15
2021/10/05 13:15 / Hosted by Heine + Beisswenger Gruppe
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021
Lunch and Networking Break
2021/10/05 13:15 ~ 2021/10/05 14:00
2021/10/05 14:00 / Discussion
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021
Session 3: Digital Economy: Startup Ecosystem in the Caspian Region
2021/10/05 14:00 ~ 2021/10/05 15:00
2021/10/05 15:00 / Discussion
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021
Session 4: Training Made in Germany in the Caspian Region
2021/10/05 15:00 ~ 2021/10/05 16:00
2021/10/05 16:00 / Discussion
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021
Session 5: Health Economy: Pharmaceutical and Medical Equipment Markets in the Caspian Region
2021/10/05 16:00 ~ 2021/10/05 17:00
2021/10/05 17:00 / Invitation only
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021
Dinner
2021/10/05 17:00 ~ 2021/10/05 22:00
2021/10/06 09:00 / Opening
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021
Welcome Address
2021/10/06 09:00 ~ 2021/10/06 09:05
2021/10/06 09:15 / Introduction
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021
Economic and Financial Developments and Prospects in the Caspian Region
2021/10/06 09:15 ~ 2021/10/06 09:40
2021/10/06 09:40 / Discussion
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021
Session 1: Financing: The Role of Development Banks in the Caspian Region
2021/10/06 09:40 ~ 2021/10/06 10:30
2021/10/06 10:30 / Networking Break
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021
Networking Break
2021/10/06 10:30 ~ 2021/10/06 11:00
2021/10/06 11:00 / Keynote
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021
Session 2: Successfully Invest in the Caspian Region
2021/10/06 11:00 ~ 2021/10/06 11:20
2021/10/06 11:20 / Discussion
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021
Session 2: Successfully Invest in the Caspian Region
2021/10/06 11:20 ~ 2021/10/06 12:00
2021/10/06 12:00 / Opening Remarks
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021
Session 3: Connecting East and West: Role of the CAREC Program in Promoting Cooperation for Economic Recovery and Resilience
2021/10/06 12:00 ~ 2021/10/06 12:10
2021/10/06 12:10 / Discussion
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021
Session 3: Connecting East and West: Role of the CAREC Program in Promoting Cooperation for Economic Recovery and Resilience
2021/10/06 12:10 ~ 2021/10/06 13:00
2021/10/06 13:00 / Lunch and networking
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021
Lunch and Networking Break
2021/10/06 13:00 ~ 2021/10/06 14:00
2021/10/06 14:00 / Discussion
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021
Session 4: Agribusiness and Food Industry in Caucasus and Central Asia
2021/10/06 14:00 ~ 2021/10/06 15:00
2021/10/06 15:00 / Discussion
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Caspian Europe Forum 2021
Session 5: The Crisis in Afghanistan: Geopolitical and Economic Impacts
2021/10/06 15:00 ~ 2021/10/06 16:00

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