1st CASPIAN EUROPE FORUM – Hybrid Conference
1 October 2020, Hotel Titanic Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
The Caspian Sea, as the world’s largest inland sea and the interface between Europe and Asia, with the region’s economic, cultural and ethnic ties, makes the Caspian region the heart of Eurasia.
The Caspian region with its vast oil and gas reserves is an increasingly important source of energy. The region is also an important transit hub for various goods and plays an important role in the Belt and Road Initiative and the North-South corridor, among others. The sea’s ports in Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Iran and Turkmenistan are strategic intersections of several international transport corridors, which also include Uzbekistan, Georgia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkey.
With the Caspian Europe Forum, we are creating a platform to discuss with experts the importance of this agreement and the cooperation between the countries in the region for Europe and the opportunities for European companies in the fields of energy, sustainibilty, logistics and infrastructure.
There are many questions that has to be discussed:
- How have the states in the region reacted to the Covid-19 pandemic?
- Will the agreement between the five littoral states in August 2018 on the convention on the legal status of the sea pave the way for foreign trade and investment?
- What are the opportunities for European SMEs?
- What is the role of the Caspian region in the European energy security?
- What is the impact of climate change on the Caspian Region?
- How is the cooperation between the EU and Central Asia in sustainable development?
We will find answers to these and many other questions at the Caspian Europe Forum, and I will be delighted if you would join us!
With kind regards
Dr. Nader Maleki
Vice Chairman, CASPIRAN EUROPE FORUM
CEO & Chairman, MALEKI CORPORATE GROUP
Among the speakers are
Status: 17th July 2020
Managing Director, Caspian Europe Forum, BVL Representative, Frankfurt am Main
Managing Director, The German-Azerbaijani Chamber of Commerce (AHK Azerbaijan), Baku
State Secretary, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin
Regional Director, Causasus, European Bank of Reconstruction and Development, Tbilisi
Regional Manager Central Asia, IFC, Almaty
Dr. Jens Gräfer
Head of International Affairs, Deutsche Bahn AG, Berlin
Chairman of the Board, German Eastern Business Association, Berlin
Chairman Deutsch-Turkmenisches Forum e.V., former Secretary of State, Cologne
Governor, Astana International Financial Centre, Nur-Sultan
Dr. rer. pol. Elguja Khokrishvili
Deputy Chairman, Caucasian Institute for Economic and Social Research, Tbilisi
Regional Director, German Eastern Business Association, Berlin
Senior Programme Officer, Energy Security, OSCE, Vienna
Director Green Finance Intelligence Department, AIFC Green Finance Centre, Nur-Sultan
Prof. Dr. Rainer Lindner
President, Caspian Europe Forum, Frankfurt
Dr. Kaveh Madani
Henry Hart Rice Senior Fellow at Yale, Iran’s Former Deputy Vice President for Environment, Ex-VP of UN Environmental Assembly Bureau, New Haven
Dr. Abbas Maleki
Chairman, International Institute for Caspian Studies, Tehran
Associate Professor on Energy Security, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran
Dr. Nader Maleki
CEO & Chairman, MALEKI CORPORATE GROUP, Frankfurt am Main
Priv.-Doz. Dr. Lutz Mez
Board Member, Berlin Center for Caspian Region and Eurasian Studies e.V., Berlin
Vice President for Investments and Marketing, SOCAR, Baku
Dr. Jacopo Maria Pepe
Research Associate Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), Berlin
Coordinator for inter-societal cooperation with Russia, Central Asia and the Eastern Partnership Countries, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin
Dr. Sebastian Schiek
Visiting Researcher, Institute for East European Studies at Freie Universität Berlin
Director Europe and Central Asia, IFC, Vienna
Publisher, OWC Foreign Trade Publishing House, Berlin
Director CIS, John Deere; Spokesman Central Asia for German Agribusiness Alliance, German Eastern Business Association, Berlin
Head of the Eurasia Division of the Global Relations Secretariat, OECD, Paris
Dr. Volker Treier
Chief Executive of Foreign Trade and Member of the Executive Board, Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK), Berlin
Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR), European Commission, Brussels
1 October 2020
9.00 am – 5.30 pm (CET)
Limited tickets for physical participation (for max. 50 Guests)
€ 300,00 plus 16 % VAT.
€ 150,00 plus 16 % VAT. (for members of the event partners)
Please send us an email for registeration at the event in Berlin:
Streaming: free of charge
Hotel Titanic Gendarmenmarkt
Französische Straße 30