The Program of first Caspian Economic Forum

(Turkmenbashy city, 11-12 August 2019)

9–10 August

Arrival of the participants of the First Caspian Economic Forum to Turkmenistan

11 August, Sunday

08:30-09:30 – Breakfast at place of residence.

09:00-11:00 – Opening ceremony of the International Caspian Exhibition of Innovative Technologies and “Turkmen Sahra – 2019” Exposition

12:30-14:00 – Lunch at the hotel of residence

14:30-16:30 – Meeting of the Ministers of Economy of the Caspian Littoral States

14:30-16:30 – Meeting of the Ministers of Transport of the Caspian Littoral States

14:30-16:30 – Meeting of the entrepreneurs of the Caspian Littoral States

16:35-16:50 – Announcement of the stock exchange trading outcomes

16:50-17:20 – Signing ceremony

17:20-17:45 – Mass media briefing on entrepreneur’s meeting

15:30-19:00 – Bilateral meetings

19:30-21:00 – Dinner hosted by the Turkmen side

12 August, monday

07:00-08:00 – Breakfast at the hotel of residence

08:00-09:00 – Registration of the participants

09:00-11:30 – Solemn session of the International Conference "Caspian Sea: Benefits of developing of the international economic cooperation"

11:30-12:00 – Coffee-break

12:00-14:00 – Plenary session of the Forum

14:00-15:30 – Lunch at the hotel of residence

16:00-18:00 – Thematic sessions:
1. Session "Trade and economic cooperation in the Caspian region"
12th August 2019, 16:00-18:00, conference hall hotel «Bagtyyar»
The registration of participants starts at 15:30 Session 1

2. Session "The future of transport cooperation in the Caspian Region"
12th August 2019, 16:00-18:00, conference hall hotel «Deniz»
The registration of participants starts at 15:30 Session 2

3. Session "Energy potentional of the Caspian Sea"
12th August 2019, 16:00-18:00, conference hall hotel «Berkarar»
The registration of participants starts at 15:30 Session 3

4. Session "The development of industry in the Caspian Region"
12th August 2019, 16:00-18:00, conference hall hotel «Berkarar»
The registration of participants starts at 15:30 Session 4

5. Session "Green economy for the Caspian region"
12th August 2019, 16:00-18:00, conference hall hotel «Berkarar»
The registration of participants starts at 15:30 Session 5

6. Session "Cooperation on the scientific research in the Caspian region"
12th August 2019, 16:00-18:00, conference hall hotel «Hazar»
The registration of participants starts at 15:30 Session 6

19:30-21:30 – Gala concert and dinner on behalf of the Turkmen side

12-13 August

Departure of delegations Turkmenistan

Side events to be held in the framework of the first caspian economic forum

Saturday, 10 August

18:00-19:30 – Roundtable of the heads and representatives of the state agencies and private companies of the Caspian states acting in the sphere of transport and logistics

Sunday, 11 August

12:00-13:00 – Turkmen-Bulgarian Business Roundtable

14:00-15:30 – Conference “Prospects of membership into World Trade Organization: the regional experience”

14:00-15:30 – Intergovernmental Turkmen-Bulgarian Commission for Economic Cooperation

14:30-16:30 – Conference “Financing the assistance actions aimed at the implementation of the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030”

17:00-18:00 – Meeting of Turkmen-Astrakhan Council on the issues of entrepreneurship