Azerbaijani officials will attend International Azerbaijan Investment Summit in London

Azerbaijani officials will attend International Azerbaijan Investment Summit in London
# 14 August 2009 09:44 (UTC +04:00)
Baku. Nijat Mustafayev – APA-Economics. A delegation from the Azerbaijan Government will attend the 1st International Azerbaijan Investment Summit in London from December 8th -10th 2009.

The summit will be held Adam Smith Conferences with support from Azerbaijan’s embassy in the UK.

According to early speaker confirmations, Azerbaijani delegation will include Azar Alasgarov, Monetary Policy Department Director, Central Bank of the Republic of Azerbaijan; Musa Panahov, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Transport; Gafar Gurbanov, Chairman of the Executive Board, AtaHolding; Ali Garakhanov, Chairman of the Board, Azneftkimyamash; Togrul Kocharli, Executive Director, Caspian International Investment Company (CIIC); Zaur Akhundov, President, SW LLC Holding (Azerbaijan Airlines); Igor Yakovenko, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, AZEL (Azerbaijan Electronics); Firudin Gurbanov, Head of Administration, Ministry of Culture and Tourism; Jahangir Hajiyev, Chairman of the Board, International Bank of Azerbaijan; Chingiz Asadullayev, Head of the Azerbaijan-UK Working Group on Inter-parliamentary Relations, National Parliament (Milli Mejlis) and Chairman of the Supervisory Board, AGBank; senior representative from Socar and others.
Besides, the confirmed speakers are Alisher Ali Djumanov, Managing Partner, Eurasia Capital Management; Aliya Azimova, Country Officer for Azerbaijan, International Finance Corporation; Brian Sant Angelo, International Business Development, Europe & Central Asia, Export-Import Bank of the United States; Clemente Cappello, Chief Investment Officer, The Sturgeon Investments; Denis Deripasko, Assistant General Manager, Sumitomo-Mitsui Banking Corporation; Gene Zolotarev, Founder and Chairman of the Board, Maximus Capital; Gleb Shestakov, Chief Executive Officer/ Portfolio Manager, GFM Cossack Bond Company; Irina Zub, Portfolio Analyst, FMO; Baiba Anda Rubesa, Government Relations and Public Affairs Manager, StatoilHydro; Michael Dieter Ulbrich, Head of International Pipeline Projects, OMV Gas & Power; Robert Klein, Managing Director, Trans Adriatic Pipeline project; Xiaoyu Zhao, Vice-President, Asian Development Bank; senior representative, EDISON Spa and others.

As part of preparation for the summit, an Azeri option of the website ( has been launched to provide information and online registration for potential participants.

The format of the first ever Azerbaijan Investment Summit in London is a three-day conference, with a highly informative and innovative agenda, featuring a mixture of formal plenary and interactive sessions. The 50+ expert speaker panel will consist of an official Ministerial delegation from Azerbaijan, PLUS board level representatives from the major corporates in Azerbaijan together with leading international investors.

The event aims to ensure that the international investment community is fully informed about the opportunities that exist in one of the world’s most promising emerging markets.

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* INAGURAL SESSION “Business and Politics in Azerbaijan” - Government and Industry Keynotes:
This session will feature presentation from key political, economic and business figures who will discuss the region’s economic and political transformation and examine how policymakers and the CEOs of leading companies are adapting to the current economic environment

*CORPORATE ROADSHOW DAY (Thursday, 10th December 2009): This day of the Summit has been designed as a multi corporate roadshow, where we will be bringing the major and up and coming corporates from Azerbaijan to London and giving them a unique chance to present their companies to analysts, private equity and venture capital investors, investment bankers, ratings agencies and financial consultants

* PANEL DISCUSSION: “What Makes Azerbaijan Appealing to Investors?”
This panel, featuring equity and debt investors, key financial advisors and industrial leaders will analyse which of the sectors of Azerbaijan economy hold the biggest investment potential and discuss what should be done to improve the current climate for foreign investment

*CASE STUDY SESSION “Building on Investment Opportunities in Azerbaijan – Success Stories of International Cooperation and Investments in the Region”
This session will provide a detailed study of international companies’ experience in Azerbaijan, as well as examine successful strategies for entering the Azerbaijan market and analyse the significance of intangible investments in the region

* EXTENDED SESSION ON BUSINESS INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN HIGH GROWH SECTORS OF AZERBAIJAN ECONOMY: This session will evaluate business potential of such segments of Azerbaijan’s economy as: Agriculture and Food Processing, Telecoms and IT, Tourism and Travel, Construction and Real Estate, Power Generation and Transport Infrastructure
Two streams will be run in parallel to allow smaller focus groups to carry out in-depth analysis on prospects for the development of oil and gas and financial sectors.

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