Forum Programme


 
The conference programme sponsored by
  2 June 2022, Thursday
  08:00 - 09:00REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE - ZERO WASTE CHALLENGE / REDUCE, REUSE AND DONATE
  09:00 – 09:10OPENING REMARKS


Welcome Address
Russell Taylor,
Advisor, ICA Group


Chairmen’s Welcome Address
Parviz Shahbazov,
Minister of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan
  09:10 – 10:00MINISTERIAL SESSION: ENERGY IN TRANSITION PERIOD - NEW OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES IN TRANSFORMING WORLD
Sponsor:


Chairman
Parviz Shahbazov,
Minister of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan


Speaker
Péter Szijjártó,
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary


Speaker
Alexander Nikolov,
Minister of Energy of Bulgaria, Minister of Energy
Energy security and Southern Gas corridor’s potential models


Speaker
Dr. Alparslan Bayraktar,
Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Turkey


Speaker
Cristina Lobillo Borrero,
Director for Energy policy, strategy and coordination, European Commission (EC)


Speaker
Laura Lochman,
Deputy assistant secretary Bureau of Energy Resources, U.S. Department of State


Moderator
Matthew Bryza,
Board Member, Jamestown Foundation
  10:00 - 10:05Technical Break
  10:05 - 11:00MINISTERIAL SESSION (continuation)


Speaker
Zorana Mihajlovic,
Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Mining and Energy of the Republic of Serbia

Diversification of natural gas sources and suppliers as a condition for economic development



Speaker
Andrei Spinu,
Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Infrastructure and Regional Development of the Republic of Moldova
Increasing the Moldova Energy Security  through the reliable sources and routes of gas supply


Speaker
Virgil Daniel Popescu,
Minister of Energy of Romania
Energy in transition period - new opportunities and challenges in transforming world


Speaker
Javad Owji ,
Minister of Petroleum of the Islamic Republic of Iran


Speaker
Bolat Akchulakov,
Minister of Energy of the Kazakhstan


Speaker
Tutuka Ariadji,
Director General of Oil and Gas, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of Indonesia

Energy Transition Towards Nett Zero Emission 2060 Indonesia as Archipelagic Country



Speaker
Gordon Birrell,
EVP, Production & Operations, bp
The Energy Trilemma
  The future of the energy at the crossroads. Green Energy recovery
  Bounce-back of oil and gas prices driving post-pandemic economic recovery – a short-lived occurrence or a sign that peak oil is still ahead?
  Covid-19 pandemic impact on energy sector and short/mid-term recovery forecasts
  Reinventing oil and gas for a new energy era. From oil and gas company towards energy company
  11:00-11:05Framework Agreement on the implementation of a higher education program on renewable energy sources between the Azerbaijan State University of Oil and Industry and BP Exploration (Caspian Si) Limited 
  11:05 – 11:40COFFEE BREAK AND NETWORKING -  ZERO WASTE CHALLENGE / REDUCE, REUSE AND DONATE
  11:40 – 14:00EXECUTIVE TALKS. GLOBAL ENERGY OUTLOOK
Sponsor:


Keynote Speaker
Rovshan Najaf,
First Vice-President and Acting President of SOCAR, SOCAR


Speaker
Lorenzo Simonelli,
Chairman and CEO, Baker Hughes

Future of Energy

 



Speaker
Mohamed Hamel,
Secretary General of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF)

Natural gas: a pivotal role in the energy transitions  

 



Speaker
Joseph McMonigle,
Secretary General, International Energy Forum (IEF)
Energy Roadmap for Recovery


Speaker
Gary Jones,
Regional President, bp Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey
Delivering steadily to help energy transition’


Speaker
Gustavo Baquero,
Senior Vice-President EPI, Equinor
Equinor’s updated corporate strategy: Energy transition plan


Speaker
Francesco La Camera,
Director General, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Towards an accelerated energy transition: from global to local?


Speaker
Melih Han Bilgin,
CEO & President, TPAO
Energy Transition


Speaker
Clive Turton,
Chief Investment Officer (CIO), ACWA Power


Speaker
Dr. Michael Hilmer,
Vice-President, Uniper
Uniper’s positioning in a rapidly changing market environment


Speaker
Regis Agut,
Managing Director and Country Chair, TotalEnergies Azerbaijan
The Role of Oil and Gas in the Energy Transition


Moderator
Kirill Tuishev,
Managing Director, Senior Partner, BCG
  Energy Mix and Markets, Supply and Demand Drivers: Possible recovery trajectories for fossil fuels – Which emerging investment directions and regions can generate sustainable market value?
  Renewable Energy and Fossil Fuels Lock-in. What are the challenges and the future of electricity grids with an increasing share of renewables in the energy mix? What is next for the oil and gas lock-in at the forefront of inevitable renewables growth?
  14:00 – 15:00LUNCH AND NETWORKING - ZERO WASTE CHALLENGE / REDUCE, REUSE AND DONATE
  15:00 – 16:30PATH TO NET ZERO


Chairman
Elnur Soltanov,
Deputy Minister of Energy of Azerbaijan Republic


Speaker
Niall Henderson,
Vice-President, bp
Decarbonisation Pathway for Azerbaijan


Speaker
Maciej Czura,
Head of the Regional Representation for the South Caucasus, European Investment Bank (EIB)
EU Climate Bank – available assistance for Azerbaijan on the path towards net zero


Speaker
Abdulla Zayed,
Head, Development & Investment (Central Asia & Russia), Masdar

How Masdar can support Azerbaijan's energy journey

 



Speaker
Branko Milicevic,
Secretary, Group of Experts on Gas Sustainable Energy Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
Will natural gas be part of the net zero equation?


Speaker
Tabriz Ammayev,
Deputy director, Azerbaijan Renewable Energy Agency under the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan (AREA)


Speaker
Paolo Novelli,
Energy Transition OCTG Project Director, Tenaris
Committed to the future of industry: Tenaris contribution to net-zero


Speaker
Marek Mikitiuk,
Central, Eastern and South Europe Oil & Gas Consulting Leader, EY
Energy Transition Outlook


Moderator
John Roberts,
Energy Security Specialist, Atlantic Council, Washington DC
  Opportunities for the development of renewable energy in Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan’s renewable energy potential
  How can the green transition be financed? Case study: The EU Green Deal
  Policy and Governance – Discuss possible roadmaps for the net zero transition. What policies may be implemented? Which approaches have been effective so far?
  The significance of the public and private partnership in financing a green transition
  Clean technology (Synthetic and Biofuels, Energy and the Future of Mobility and Transportation - EVs, Hybrids, Aviation) – Discuss the impacts of emerging clean technologies on the economy and the role of energy sector and oil and gas in the transition of transportation and infrastructure
  Energy storage, decarbonised fuels created using renewable energy (biomethane, synthetic LNG, hydrogen)
  Carbon Capture, Utilisation, and Storage
  16:30 - 17:00COFFEE BREAK AND NETWORKING - ZERO WASTE CHALLENGE / REDUCE, REUSE AND DONATE
  17:00 – 18:00UNLOCKING WORKFORCE POTENTIAL FOR TRANSITION TOWARDS A LOWER CARBON FUTURE IN THE ENERGY SECTOR. 


Chairman
Khalik Mammadov,
Vice-President for HR, IT and regulations, SOCAR


Speaker
Bakhtiyar Aslanbayli,
Vice-President for Communications and External Affairs, Caspian region, bp
Investing in human capital development for new energy era


Speaker
Peter Holding,
Vice-President Country Delegate – Netherlands, Azerbaijan. Managing Director of TotalEnergies E&P Tajikistan, TotalEnergies E&P
Attracting and retaining young talents in a challenging market


Speaker
Elmar Gasimov,
Rector, Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS)
Training of Specialists in the Process of Digitalization and Green Energy Transition


Speaker
Mustafa Babanli,
Rector, Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University (ASOIU)
Innovations in education: current situation and challenges
  How HR teams across companies are overcoming challenges associated with attracting, retaining and developing talents of the next generation: HR’s role in the new paradigm shifts towards sustainable future of the industry Equipping current students with the necessary knowledge and skills to work at an energy company of tomorrow. What can be done to prepare young professionals for the upcoming challenges and rapidly changing business needs? Careers in sustainable energy. What are the upcoming career prospects in sustainability for fresh graduates?   The workplace of the future. What importance do inclusivity and other elements of company culture play in the decision-making of Gen Z fresh graduates? How can inclusive workplaces drive business sustainability in the energy sector?
  18:00END OF DAY ONE OF THE FORUM
  19:00OFFICIAL FORUM OPENING RECEPTION - ZERO WASTE CHALLENGE / REDUCE, REUSE AND DONATE
  07:00 - 08:00Check-in at Heydar Aliyev International Airport (Terminal 2)
  Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in Azeri and Russian languages


 
The conference programme sponsored by
  3 June 2022, Friday
  09:00 – 10:00REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE - ZERO WASTE CHALLENGE / REDUCE, REUSE AND DONATE
  10:00-10:05OPENING REMARK
  10:05 -11:00MAPPING EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION OPPORTUNITIES IN THE CASPIAN REGION


Chairman
Khoshbakht Yusifzade,
First Vice-President, SOCAR


Speaker
Stig Åtland,
VP Exploration and Production International,Country Manager, Equinor
Unlocking new oil and gas opportunities through digitalization


Speaker
Alasdair Lyon,
Project Engineering Manager, TechnipFMC
Integrated Solutions for future Caspian Region Developments


Speaker
Mikhail Erchenkov,
Director Industry Solutions, Energy, Microsoft
Ensuring sustainable and optimized operations in Oil and Gas with best-in-class technology
  What are exploration and production opportunities in the region: Defining progress of current and perspective projects offshore and onshore
  Enhanced Oil Recovery – R&D prospects, improvements and current applications
  Oil and Gas fields development for intraregional cooperation
  11:00 – 11:30COFFEE BREAK AND NETWORKING - ZERO WASTE CHALLENGE / REDUCE, REUSE AND DONATE
  11:30 -12:30ENSURING ENVIRONMENTAL AND INDUSTRIAL SAFETY: LATEST APPROACHES AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES


Chairman
Mukhtar Babayev,
Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Azerbaijan


Speaker
Rafiga Huseyn-zade,
Vice-President for ecology, SOCAR


Speaker
Sukhrob Khojimatov,
Officer-in-Charge in Azerbaijan, UNDP (United Nations Development Programme)
Green transition and Sustainable development: UNDP Perspective


Speaker
Matthew Bryza,
Board Member, Overgas
Trans-Caspian Cooperation on Oil Spill Prevention and Natural Gas Deliveries to Europe to Advance the Energy Transition
  How to ensure acceleration in deployment of existing environmental policies in order to get on track to net-zero
  Deployment of industrial safety systems to strengthen pollution prevention and reduce hazardous impacts
  Engaging energy companies in climate action: Where are we today?
  Learning international experience and best practices in the fight against climate change, environmental pollution minimising emissions
  12:30 - 12:40Technical Break
  12:40 – 13:30DOWNSTREAM INDUSTRY OUTLOOK: CURRENT PROJECTS AND DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVES


Speaker
Emil Alkhasli,
Deputy Managing Director, SOCAR Downstream


Speaker
Kanan Mirzayev,
Chief Strategy Officer, SOCAR Turkey

Global & Turkey Petrochemical Outlook and The Latest Trends in Petrochemical Industry



Speaker
Ibrahim Server Sevil,
HSE & Process Safety Director, SOCAR Downstream
  Implementation of projects aimed at improving the efficiency of business processes 
  Application of innovations and new technologies aimed at ensuring sustainable and safe development 
  The key trends shaping downstream growth and development in the region
 

Sustainability in oil and gas - the new digital frontier: Case study

  Financing refining and petrochemical projects
  13:30-14:30LUNCH AND NETWORKING - ZERO WASTE CHALLENGE / REDUCE, REUSE AND DONATE
  14:30 – 16:00GAS DIALOGUE: THE ROLE OF GAS INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE DECARBONISED PERIOD


Moderator
Prof. Brenda Shaffer,
Expert for politics and energy in the Caspian region,


Chairman and keynote speaker
Elshad Nassirov,
Vice-President for investments and marketing, SOCAR


Speaker
Luca Schieppati,
Managing Director & Country Manager Italy, Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP)
Enhancing Europe energy diversification and security of supply


Speaker
Afgan Isayev,
General Director, Southern Gas Corridor (SGC)
Overview of Soouthern Gas Corridor CJSC


Speaker
Katerina Papalexandri,
Vice-President gas and low carbon energy (LCE) growth, Caspian gas growth, bp
The role of bp and the Southern Gas Corridor Gas Value Chain as enabler of flowing Caspian gas to Europe


Speaker
Gulmira Rzayeva,
Senior Research Fellow for Energy related issues, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

Can Turkey’s natural gas infrastructure reduce SEE reliance on Russian gas?



Speaker
Allan Mustard,
Co-founder and co-manager, Trans Caspian US Resources
Transcaspian Gas Connector
  GAS routes: Development of existing relations and prospects for cooperation
  Azerbaijan’s contributions to the energy security of Europe
  What is the potential for increase gas production in the medium term. Can Azerbaijan provide Europe with additional gas volumes?
  Gas infrastructure and gas consortia in energy security – Meeting energy demand and reducing emissions for a sustainable transition to net zero
 

Gas transport and storage - Upgrade prospects and potential of existing and planned gas infrastructure 

  16:00 – 16:30COFFEE BREAK AND NETWORKING - ZERO WASTE CHALLENGE / REDUCE, REUSE AND DONATE
  16:30-17:45SPECIAL SESSION: AZERBAIJAN OFFSHORE WIND ROADMAP


Moderator
Elnur Soltanov,
Deputy Minister of Energy of Azerbaijan Republic


Speaker
James Sharp,
UK Ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan


Speaker
Pauline Eizema,
Ambassador of the Netherlands in Azerbaijan,


Speaker
Sarah Michael,
Country Manager for Azerbaijan Europe and Central Asia Region, World Bank


Speaker
Ivana Fernandes Duarte,
Regional Manager, South Caucasus, IFC


Speaker
Sean Whittaker,
Professional Engineer and Principal Renewable Energy Specialist, World Bank


Speaker
Yasemin Orucu,
Senior Energy Specialist, World Bank
  Analyzing potential for development of offshore wind power in Azerbaijan
  Developing a robust offshore wind industry in Azerbaijan: What are the planned steps for tapping into this significant potential, and developing a robust offshore wind industry in Azerbaijan
  International cooperation in establishing the country’s offshore wind market: technical, economic, environmental, social, employment, and financing aspects
 

Lessons learned from international experience

  17:45-18:00CLOSING REMARK
  18:00END OF THE FORUM
  Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in Azeri and Russian languages


 
The conference programme sponsored by
  4 June 2022, Saturday
  06:30 - 20:30SPECIAL SESSION SHUSHA, AZERBAIJAN
  06:30Departure from Hilton Baku Hotel 
  06:30 - 07:00Transfer from the hotel to Heydar Aliyev International Airport (Terminal 2)
  08:00 - 08:45Baku - Fuzuli flight
  09:00 - 11:00Fuzuli - Shusha transfer (by bus)
  11:00 - 11:20Arrival at the conference venue and tea & coffee break
  11:30 - 12:40Special Session on “PATH TO NET-ZERO. GREEN ENERGY POTENTIAL AND OPPORTUNITIES IN KARABAKH REGION”
  Moderator: Nargiz Nasrullayeva-Muduroglu, Advisor to CEO of State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan
  11:30 - 11:40Speech by Parviz Shahbazov, Minister of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan
  11:40 - 11:50Speech by Rovshan Najaf, First Vice–president and Acting President, SOCAR
  11:50 - 12:00Speech by Gary Jones, bp Regional President
  12:00 - 12:10Speech by Regis Agut, Managing Director and Country Chair in Azerbaijan, TotalEnergies
  12:10 - 12:20Speech by Fawaz Al Muharrami, Acting Executive Director, Clean Energy, Masdar
  12:20 - 12:30Speech by Clive Turton, Chief Investment Officer, ACWA Power
  12:30 - 12:35Video about Baku Energy Week
  12:35 - 12:50Cooperation Documents Signing Ceremony
  Ministry of Energy of Azerbaijan -Masdar (2 documents)
  SOCAR – Masdar
  SOCAR – BP
  12:50 - 13:00Transfer to lunch venue (Karabakh hotel)
  13:00 - 14:20Lunch at Karabakh hotel
  14:30 - 16:30Shusha city tour (organizing by Shusha City State Reserve)
  City tour programme:
  14:30 - 15:00The Shusha Fortress seeing (transferred by bus from the Karabakh hotel)
  15:00 - 15:30Vandalized monuments of Uzeyir bay, Natavan and BulBul
  15:30 - 16:00The Bulbul museum (transferred by bus)
  16:00 - 16:30The Cidir Plain and Vagif mausoleum
  16:30 - 16:40Family photo (near Ganja Gates)
  16:40 - 18:20Transfer from Shusha to Fuzuli Airport (by bus)
  18:20 -18:50Check-in at Fuzuli Airport
  19:00 - 19:45Fuzuli – Baku flight
  20:00 - 20:30Transfer from Heydar Aliyev International airport (Terminal 2) to Hilton Baku Hotel
  Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in Azeri and Russian languages

 

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1st Day
2 June, Thursday
The programme sponsored by
08:00 - 09:00
REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE - ZERO WASTE CHALLENGE / REDUCE, REUSE AND DONATE
09:00 – 09:10
OPENING REMARKS
Welcome Address
Russell Taylor,
Advisor, ICA Group
Chairmen’s Welcome Address
Parviz Shahbazov,
Minister of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan
09:10 – 10:00
MINISTERIAL SESSION: ENERGY IN TRANSITION PERIOD - NEW OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES IN TRANSFORMING WORLD
Chairman
Parviz Shahbazov,
Minister of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Speakers
Péter Szijjártó,
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary
Alexander Nikolov,
Minister of Energy of Bulgaria, Minister of Energy
Energy security and Southern Gas corridor’s potential models
Dr. Alparslan Bayraktar,
Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Turkey
Cristina Lobillo Borrero,
Director for Energy policy, strategy and coordination, European Commission (EC)
Laura Lochman,
Deputy assistant secretary Bureau of Energy Resources, U.S. Department of State
Moderator
Matthew Bryza,
Board Member, Jamestown Foundation
10:00 - 10:05
Technical Break
10:05 - 11:00
MINISTERIAL SESSION (continuation)
Speakers
Zorana Mihajlovic,
Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Mining and Energy of the Republic of Serbia

Diversification of natural gas sources and suppliers as a condition for economic development

Andrei Spinu,
Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Infrastructure and Regional Development of the Republic of Moldova
Increasing the Moldova Energy Security  through the reliable sources and routes of gas supply
Virgil Daniel Popescu,
Minister of Energy of Romania
Energy in transition period - new opportunities and challenges in transforming world
Javad Owji ,
Minister of Petroleum of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Bolat Akchulakov,
Minister of Energy of the Kazakhstan
Tutuka Ariadji,
Director General of Oil and Gas, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of Indonesia

Energy Transition Towards Nett Zero Emission 2060 Indonesia as Archipelagic Country

Gordon Birrell,
EVP, Production & Operations, bp
The Energy Trilemma
The future of the energy at the crossroads. Green Energy recovery
Bounce-back of oil and gas prices driving post-pandemic economic recovery – a short-lived occurrence or a sign that peak oil is still ahead?
Covid-19 pandemic impact on energy sector and short/mid-term recovery forecasts
Reinventing oil and gas for a new energy era. From oil and gas company towards energy company
11:00-11:05
Framework Agreement on the implementation of a higher education program on renewable energy sources between the Azerbaijan State University of Oil and Industry and BP Exploration (Caspian Si) Limited 
11:05 – 11:40
COFFEE BREAK AND NETWORKING -  ZERO WASTE CHALLENGE / REDUCE, REUSE AND DONATE
11:40 – 14:00
EXECUTIVE TALKS. GLOBAL ENERGY OUTLOOK
Keynote Speaker
Rovshan Najaf,
First Vice-President and Acting President of SOCAR, SOCAR
Speakers
Lorenzo Simonelli,
Chairman and CEO, Baker Hughes

Future of Energy

 

Mohamed Hamel,
Secretary General of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF)

Natural gas: a pivotal role in the energy transitions  

 

Joseph McMonigle,
Secretary General, International Energy Forum (IEF)
Energy Roadmap for Recovery
Gary Jones,
Regional President, bp Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey
Delivering steadily to help energy transition’
Gustavo Baquero,
Senior Vice-President EPI, Equinor
Equinor’s updated corporate strategy: Energy transition plan
Francesco La Camera,
Director General, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Towards an accelerated energy transition: from global to local?
Melih Han Bilgin,
CEO & President, TPAO
Energy Transition
Clive Turton,
Chief Investment Officer (CIO), ACWA Power
Dr. Michael Hilmer,
Vice-President, Uniper
Uniper’s positioning in a rapidly changing market environment
Regis Agut,
Managing Director and Country Chair, TotalEnergies Azerbaijan
The Role of Oil and Gas in the Energy Transition
Moderator
Kirill Tuishev,
Managing Director, Senior Partner, BCG
Energy Mix and Markets, Supply and Demand Drivers: Possible recovery trajectories for fossil fuels – Which emerging investment directions and regions can generate sustainable market value?
Renewable Energy and Fossil Fuels Lock-in. What are the challenges and the future of electricity grids with an increasing share of renewables in the energy mix? What is next for the oil and gas lock-in at the forefront of inevitable renewables growth?
14:00 – 15:00
LUNCH AND NETWORKING - ZERO WASTE CHALLENGE / REDUCE, REUSE AND DONATE
15:00 – 16:30
PATH TO NET ZERO
Chairman
Elnur Soltanov,
Deputy Minister of Energy of Azerbaijan Republic
Speakers
Niall Henderson,
Vice-President, bp
Decarbonisation Pathway for Azerbaijan
Maciej Czura,
Head of the Regional Representation for the South Caucasus, European Investment Bank (EIB)
EU Climate Bank – available assistance for Azerbaijan on the path towards net zero
Abdulla Zayed,
Head, Development & Investment (Central Asia & Russia), Masdar

How Masdar can support Azerbaijan's energy journey

 

Branko Milicevic,
Secretary, Group of Experts on Gas Sustainable Energy Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
Will natural gas be part of the net zero equation?
Tabriz Ammayev,
Deputy director, Azerbaijan Renewable Energy Agency under the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan (AREA)
Paolo Novelli,
Energy Transition OCTG Project Director, Tenaris
Committed to the future of industry: Tenaris contribution to net-zero
Marek Mikitiuk,
Central, Eastern and South Europe Oil & Gas Consulting Leader, EY
Energy Transition Outlook
Moderator
John Roberts,
Energy Security Specialist, Atlantic Council, Washington DC
Opportunities for the development of renewable energy in Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan’s renewable energy potential
How can the green transition be financed? Case study: The EU Green Deal
Policy and Governance – Discuss possible roadmaps for the net zero transition. What policies may be implemented? Which approaches have been effective so far?
The significance of the public and private partnership in financing a green transition
Clean technology (Synthetic and Biofuels, Energy and the Future of Mobility and Transportation - EVs, Hybrids, Aviation) – Discuss the impacts of emerging clean technologies on the economy and the role of energy sector and oil and gas in the transition of transportation and infrastructure
Energy storage, decarbonised fuels created using renewable energy (biomethane, synthetic LNG, hydrogen)
Carbon Capture, Utilisation, and Storage
16:30 - 17:00
COFFEE BREAK AND NETWORKING - ZERO WASTE CHALLENGE / REDUCE, REUSE AND DONATE
17:00 – 18:00
UNLOCKING WORKFORCE POTENTIAL FOR TRANSITION TOWARDS A LOWER CARBON FUTURE IN THE ENERGY SECTOR. 
Chairman
Khalik Mammadov,
Vice-President for HR, IT and regulations, SOCAR
Speakers
Bakhtiyar Aslanbayli,
Vice-President for Communications and External Affairs, Caspian region, bp
Investing in human capital development for new energy era
Peter Holding,
Vice-President Country Delegate – Netherlands, Azerbaijan. Managing Director of TotalEnergies E&P Tajikistan, TotalEnergies E&P
Attracting and retaining young talents in a challenging market
Elmar Gasimov,
Rector, Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS)
Training of Specialists in the Process of Digitalization and Green Energy Transition
Mustafa Babanli,
Rector, Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University (ASOIU)
Innovations in education: current situation and challenges
How HR teams across companies are overcoming challenges associated with attracting, retaining and developing talents of the next generation: HR’s role in the new paradigm shifts towards sustainable future of the industry Equipping current students with the necessary knowledge and skills to work at an energy company of tomorrow. What can be done to prepare young professionals for the upcoming challenges and rapidly changing business needs? Careers in sustainable energy. What are the upcoming career prospects in sustainability for fresh graduates?   The workplace of the future. What importance do inclusivity and other elements of company culture play in the decision-making of Gen Z fresh graduates? How can inclusive workplaces drive business sustainability in the energy sector?
18:00
END OF DAY ONE OF THE FORUM
19:00
OFFICIAL FORUM OPENING RECEPTION - ZERO WASTE CHALLENGE / REDUCE, REUSE AND DONATE
07:00 - 08:00
Check-in at Heydar Aliyev International Airport (Terminal 2)
2nd Day
3 June, Friday
The programme sponsored by
09:00 – 10:00
REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE - ZERO WASTE CHALLENGE / REDUCE, REUSE AND DONATE
10:00-10:05
OPENING REMARK
10:05 -11:00
MAPPING EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION OPPORTUNITIES IN THE CASPIAN REGION
Chairman
Khoshbakht Yusifzade,
First Vice-President, SOCAR
Speakers
Stig Åtland,
VP Exploration and Production International,Country Manager, Equinor
Unlocking new oil and gas opportunities through digitalization
Alasdair Lyon,
Project Engineering Manager, TechnipFMC
Integrated Solutions for future Caspian Region Developments
Mikhail Erchenkov,
Director Industry Solutions, Energy, Microsoft
Ensuring sustainable and optimized operations in Oil and Gas with best-in-class technology
What are exploration and production opportunities in the region: Defining progress of current and perspective projects offshore and onshore
Enhanced Oil Recovery – R&D prospects, improvements and current applications
Oil and Gas fields development for intraregional cooperation
11:00 – 11:30
COFFEE BREAK AND NETWORKING - ZERO WASTE CHALLENGE / REDUCE, REUSE AND DONATE
11:30 -12:30
ENSURING ENVIRONMENTAL AND INDUSTRIAL SAFETY: LATEST APPROACHES AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES
Chairman
Mukhtar Babayev,
Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Speakers
Rafiga Huseyn-zade,
Vice-President for ecology, SOCAR
Sukhrob Khojimatov,
Officer-in-Charge in Azerbaijan, UNDP (United Nations Development Programme)
Green transition and Sustainable development: UNDP Perspective
Matthew Bryza,
Board Member, Overgas
Trans-Caspian Cooperation on Oil Spill Prevention and Natural Gas Deliveries to Europe to Advance the Energy Transition
How to ensure acceleration in deployment of existing environmental policies in order to get on track to net-zero
Deployment of industrial safety systems to strengthen pollution prevention and reduce hazardous impacts
Engaging energy companies in climate action: Where are we today?
Learning international experience and best practices in the fight against climate change, environmental pollution minimising emissions
12:30 - 12:40
Technical Break
12:40 – 13:30
DOWNSTREAM INDUSTRY OUTLOOK: CURRENT PROJECTS AND DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVES
Speakers
Emil Alkhasli,
Deputy Managing Director, SOCAR Downstream
Kanan Mirzayev,
Chief Strategy Officer, SOCAR Turkey

Global & Turkey Petrochemical Outlook and The Latest Trends in Petrochemical Industry

Ibrahim Server Sevil,
HSE & Process Safety Director, SOCAR Downstream
Implementation of projects aimed at improving the efficiency of business processes 
Application of innovations and new technologies aimed at ensuring sustainable and safe development 
The key trends shaping downstream growth and development in the region

Sustainability in oil and gas - the new digital frontier: Case study

Financing refining and petrochemical projects
13:30-14:30
LUNCH AND NETWORKING - ZERO WASTE CHALLENGE / REDUCE, REUSE AND DONATE
14:30 – 16:00
GAS DIALOGUE: THE ROLE OF GAS INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE DECARBONISED PERIOD
Moderator
Prof. Brenda Shaffer,
Expert for politics and energy in the Caspian region,
Chairman and keynote speaker
Elshad Nassirov,
Vice-President for investments and marketing, SOCAR
Speakers
Luca Schieppati,
Managing Director & Country Manager Italy, Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP)
Enhancing Europe energy diversification and security of supply
Afgan Isayev,
General Director, Southern Gas Corridor (SGC)
Overview of Soouthern Gas Corridor CJSC
Katerina Papalexandri,
Vice-President gas and low carbon energy (LCE) growth, Caspian gas growth, bp
The role of bp and the Southern Gas Corridor Gas Value Chain as enabler of flowing Caspian gas to Europe
Gulmira Rzayeva,
Senior Research Fellow for Energy related issues, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

Can Turkey’s natural gas infrastructure reduce SEE reliance on Russian gas?

Allan Mustard,
Co-founder and co-manager, Trans Caspian US Resources
Transcaspian Gas Connector
GAS routes: Development of existing relations and prospects for cooperation
Azerbaijan’s contributions to the energy security of Europe
What is the potential for increase gas production in the medium term. Can Azerbaijan provide Europe with additional gas volumes?
Gas infrastructure and gas consortia in energy security – Meeting energy demand and reducing emissions for a sustainable transition to net zero

Gas transport and storage - Upgrade prospects and potential of existing and planned gas infrastructure 

16:00 – 16:30
COFFEE BREAK AND NETWORKING - ZERO WASTE CHALLENGE / REDUCE, REUSE AND DONATE
16:30-17:45
SPECIAL SESSION: AZERBAIJAN OFFSHORE WIND ROADMAP
Moderator
Elnur Soltanov,
Deputy Minister of Energy of Azerbaijan Republic
Speakers
James Sharp,
UK Ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan
Pauline Eizema,
Ambassador of the Netherlands in Azerbaijan,
Sarah Michael,
Country Manager for Azerbaijan Europe and Central Asia Region, World Bank
Ivana Fernandes Duarte,
Regional Manager, South Caucasus, IFC
Sean Whittaker,
Professional Engineer and Principal Renewable Energy Specialist, World Bank
Yasemin Orucu,
Senior Energy Specialist, World Bank
Analyzing potential for development of offshore wind power in Azerbaijan
Developing a robust offshore wind industry in Azerbaijan: What are the planned steps for tapping into this significant potential, and developing a robust offshore wind industry in Azerbaijan
International cooperation in establishing the country’s offshore wind market: technical, economic, environmental, social, employment, and financing aspects

Lessons learned from international experience

17:45-18:00
CLOSING REMARK
18:00
END OF THE FORUM
3rd Day
4 June, Saturday
The programme sponsored by
06:30 - 20:30
SPECIAL SESSION SHUSHA, AZERBAIJAN
06:30
Departure from Hilton Baku Hotel 
06:30 - 07:00
Transfer from the hotel to Heydar Aliyev International Airport (Terminal 2)
08:00 - 08:45
Baku - Fuzuli flight
09:00 - 11:00
Fuzuli - Shusha transfer (by bus)
11:00 - 11:20
Arrival at the conference venue and tea & coffee break
11:30 - 12:40
Special Session on “PATH TO NET-ZERO. GREEN ENERGY POTENTIAL AND OPPORTUNITIES IN KARABAKH REGION”
Moderator: Nargiz Nasrullayeva-Muduroglu, Advisor to CEO of State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan
11:30 - 11:40
Speech by Parviz Shahbazov, Minister of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan
11:40 - 11:50
Speech by Rovshan Najaf, First Vice–president and Acting President, SOCAR
11:50 - 12:00
Speech by Gary Jones, bp Regional President
12:00 - 12:10
Speech by Regis Agut, Managing Director and Country Chair in Azerbaijan, TotalEnergies
12:10 - 12:20
Speech by Fawaz Al Muharrami, Acting Executive Director, Clean Energy, Masdar
12:20 - 12:30
Speech by Clive Turton, Chief Investment Officer, ACWA Power
12:30 - 12:35
Video about Baku Energy Week
12:35 - 12:50
Cooperation Documents Signing Ceremony
Ministry of Energy of Azerbaijan -Masdar (2 documents)
SOCAR – Masdar
SOCAR – BP
12:50 - 13:00
Transfer to lunch venue (Karabakh hotel)
13:00 - 14:20
Lunch at Karabakh hotel
14:30 - 16:30
Shusha city tour (organizing by Shusha City State Reserve)
City tour programme:
14:30 - 15:00
The Shusha Fortress seeing (transferred by bus from the Karabakh hotel)
15:00 - 15:30
Vandalized monuments of Uzeyir bay, Natavan and BulBul
15:30 - 16:00
The Bulbul museum (transferred by bus)
16:00 - 16:30
The Cidir Plain and Vagif mausoleum
16:30 - 16:40
Family photo (near Ganja Gates)
16:40 - 18:20
Transfer from Shusha to Fuzuli Airport (by bus)
18:20 -18:50
Check-in at Fuzuli Airport
19:00 - 19:45
Fuzuli – Baku flight
20:00 - 20:30
Transfer from Heydar Aliyev International airport (Terminal 2) to Hilton Baku Hotel

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