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Caspian Week

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Caspian Week
Formation2017; 7 years ago (2017)
TypeNonprofit Think_tank
HeadquartersGeneva, Switzerland.
Region served
Greater Caspian Region
Official language

Caspian Week is an annual international discussion forum that focuses on promoting business, trade, logistics, dialogue and cooperation among countries in the Greater Caspian region. The main goal of the forum is to connect the Greater Caspian Region to the World by promoting innovation and collaboration, advancing knowledge, fostering business and cultural relations[1][2][3].
The forum is organized by the Greater Caspian Association since 2017 [4][5]. It serves as a platform for government officials, business leaders, academics, and other stakeholders to discuss key issues related to the Greater Caspian region. Caspian Week is known for its commitment to fostering economic development, trade, investment, and cultural relations in the Greater Caspian region.[6]


Caspian Week was first organized in 2017 in Davos, Switzerland, and it has since evolved into an event on the international stage.[7]
Between 2017-2020, the event was held as a part of World Economic Forum, acting as a regional discussion panel forum[8][9]. It takes place over couple of days and includes a series of seminars, panels, and discussions covering a wide range of topics relevant to the Caspian region.[10]

  • 17-21 January 2017, Davos, Switzerland [11]
  • 22-27 January 2018, Davos, Switzerland [12][13]
  • 21-25 January 2019, Davos, Switzerland [14][15][16][17][18]
  • 20-24 January 2020, Davos, Switzerland [19]
  • 15-17 November 2023, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (forthcoming) [20][21][22]
Caspian Week 2018. "The Caspian region’s bright future can contribute to a brighter future for our world"[23]

In 2018, Caspian Week was held as part of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland where in total 11 panels took place, 48 speakers participated including Formula-1 Champion Jean Alesi, and 1200 guests attended Caspian Week. That year's motto was 'The end depends upon the beginning' with a focus on new technologies and how they can impact value chains.[24]
In 2020, the Caspian Week was held as part of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where prominent figures in politics and economics were speakers such as Former Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Gakharia, Former US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Matthew Bryza, Former President of the Swiss Parliament Filippo Lombardi (politician), former Minister of Economy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Mustafa Mastoor, former Russian Ambassador to Germany Vladimir Kotenev, advisor to the President of A+A Group of Companies for Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan Andreas Baumgartner, former FIATA President Baber Badat. [25][26]
In 2021, Caspian Week was one of co-organizers of Horasis Asia Meeting[27]. In 2022 and 2023, Caspian Week partnered for co-organization of Horasis Global Meetings in Japan and Turkey respectively.[28]
In 2023, Caspian Week will be held in Dubai with partnership of DP World in Global Freight Summit.[29][30][31][32]


Caspian Week Session

Caspian Week typically features a diverse range of sessions, including:

  • Plenary Sessions: High-level discussions featuring prominent leaders, experts and scientists in technological, economic, environmental, and social fields, including energy, digitalization, climate change, logistics and trade, among others.
  • Panel Discussions: In-depth conversations that delve into specific issues affecting the Greater Caspian region, often featuring experts from various fields.
  • Networking Opportunities: Participants can engage in bilateral discussions, forming connections that often lead to collaborative initiatives and partnerships.

During Covid-19 pandemic, Caspian Week events were held as online sessions discussions including scientific publications.[33]

Notable speakers[edit]

Caspian Week has hosted a variety of distinguished speakers over the years, including heads of state, government officials, business magnates, and thought leaders. Notable past speakers have included Giorgi Gakharia, Matthew Bryza, Filippo Lombardi (politician), Mohammad Mustafa Mastoor, Jean Alesi, Vladimir Kotenev, Andreas Baumgartner, Baber Badat, Don Harkleroad, Prof. Vesselin Popovski[34], Dr. Raj Kumar[35], Amer Hammour, Ketevan Bochorishvili, Stuard Detmer, Giulio Haas, Ernst Hafen, Steve Johanns, Marten Roed, Simona Scarpaleggia, Kairat Kelimbetov, David L.Shrier, Anna Gincherman, Michael Huttman, Jeffery Wernick, Prof. Walter Weder, Prof. Xavier Oberson, Dr. Mamuka Bakhtadze, Leon Shpilsky, Arancha Gonzales, Sardor Umurzakov, and Yasmine Fouad.[36]

See also[edit]

External links (Panel Sessions)[edit]


  1. "ABOUT".
  2. "DP World Partners with Caspian Week 2023 to Develop Logistics and Trade in the Greater Caspian Region" (Press release).
  3. "Murat Seitnepesov".
  4. "Events | Greater Caspian Association".
  5. "Caspian Week Davos by Greater Caspian Association".
  6. "Caspian Week, Davos - Fund-raising - Overview, Competitors, and Employees".
  7. "Конференция Caspian Week 2019 будет посвящена инновационным бизнес-моделям, основанным на передовых ИТ-достижениях".
  9. "Davos 2020 Hacked: Tech and Innovation Dominate". Forbes.
  10. "Caspian Week".
  11. "Events | Greater Caspian Association".
  12. "Events | Greater Caspian Association".
  13. "Caspian Week, World Economic Forum 2018".
  14. "Events | Greater Caspian Association".
  15. "Caspian Week: New opportunities for logistics development in the Eurasian countries". 15 February 2019.
  16. "Caspian Week Conference: Day Two, part 1 (Davos, 2019)". YouTube.
  17. "На Caspian Week – 2019 обсудят бизнес-модели, основанные на IT-достижениях | Западная Европа". 19 December 2018.
  18. "Kairat Kelimbetov addressed Caspian Week conference in Davos".
  19. "Events | Greater Caspian Association".
  20. "Events | Greater Caspian Association".
  21. "AGENDA".
  22. "DP World partners with Caspian Week 2023 to develop logistics and trade in Greater Caspian Region". 21 August 2023.
  23. "Vom Facebook-Bunker bis zum Krypto-Headquarter". 26 January 2018.
  24. "Sustainability — Integral Petroleum".
  26. "Davos 2020 Hacked: Tech and Innovation Dominate". Forbes.
  29. "DP World Partners with Caspian Week 2023 to Develop Logistics and Trade in the Greater Caspian Region" (Press release).
  31. "DP World partners with Caspian Week 2023 to develop logistics and trade in Greater Caspian Region". 21 August 2023.
  32. "DP World arbeitet mit der Caspian Week 2023 zusammen, um Logistik und Handel in der Kaspischen Großregion zu fördern". 21 August 2023.
  33. Mamulat, Stanislav L. (2020). "KNOWLEDGE Generation and Exchange in frames of BRI after COVID-19". doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.22007.04001.
  34. "ダボス:メインイベントと並行して、カスピアン大使クラブが平和と開発に関すて活発な議論を行った (21/01/2019)". 21 January 2019.
  35. "ダボス:メインイベントと並行して、カスピアン大使クラブが平和と開発に関すて活発な議論を行った (21/01/2019)". 21 January 2019.
  36. "Speakers".

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