Forum Programme

*The program will be regularly updated.
*Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in Azerbaijani and English languages
Press conference
30 May, Thursday
11:00 - 12:00
Press Conference dedicated to Baku Energy Week
Venue: Hilton Baku
1st Day
5 June, Wednesday
08:00 - 09:00
Registration & Welcome Coffee
09:00 - 09:10
Opening Remark
Edward Strachan
CEO, ICA Group, Holder of Dostlug Order of the Republic of Azerbaijan
09:10 - 10:30
Plenary Panel: International Cooperation for Energy Security and Sustainability
Chairman and keynote speaker
Parviz Shahbazov
Minister of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan
  • Investigating the challenges and opportunities for the energy transition and the diversification of energy sources and routes
  • Examining the impact of the climate change agenda on the global energy landscape and the energy cooperarion frameworks
  • The role and potential of Azerbaijan and the Caspian Region in enhancing the global and regional energy security and sustainability
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee and Networking
Zero Waste
10:30 - 11:00
B2B Meetings
11:00 - 12:15
Executive Talks: Energy Security 2.0
Keynote Speaker
Rovshan Najaf
President, SOCAR
Speakers
Asif Zeynalov
Chief Executive Officer, GL
Gary Jones
Regional President for Azerbaijan, Georgia and Türkiye, bp
Fabrizio Fabbri
CEO, Ansaldo Energia
Musabbeh Al Kaabi
Executive Director Low Carbon Solutions and International Growth, ADNOC
Uwe Fip
Senior Vice-President, Uniper
Patrick Herhold
Managing Director & Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
  • Building strong and mutually business beneficial partnership, ensuring global standards
  • Securing the energy efficiency through low cost and low-emission fossil fuels production
  • Investing in the future of energy: An investor’s perspective on the risks and rewards
  • Azerbaijan: A strategic partner for sustainable energy development and diversification
  • The changing landscape of oil and gas project financing in the face of growing global energy demand
  • Cybersecurity of the energy infrastructure, especially in the face of increasing threats from natural disasters, climate change, and cyberattack
  • The current and future opportunities in the energy sector
  • Balancing the energy transition, profitability, and security in a changing world
12:15 - 12:30
Q/A
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch and Networking
12:30 - 13:30
B2B Meetings
13:30 - 14:20
Exploration and Production Opportunities in the Caspian Region
Keynote Speaker
Arzu Cavadova
Vice-President, SOCAR (TBC)
Speakers
Gilbert Beuhler
Senior Technical Advisor to the CEO, GL
  • Current and future production levels and untapped reserves of hydrocarbons in the Caspian Region
  • Exploring new fields and opportunities in Azerbaijan's onshore and offshore areas
  • Utilizing seismic programs and advanced drilling techniques to access potential resources
  • Enhancing extraction efficiency and the recovery rate of existing fields
  • New global energy players in Caspian Region
14:20 - 14:30
Q/A
14:30 - 15:20
Unlocking Sustainable Energy: Green Energy and Hydrogen Potential in the Caspian Region
Speakers
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Representative, SOCAR
  • Assessing current and potential projects of green energy resources and capacities of the Caspian Region
  • Exploring the opportunities and challenges involved in integrating green energy into the regional energy system
  • The policies and regulations for green energy growth and support in Caspian Region (incentives tariffs, quotas, and standards)
  • Sharing best practices and lessons learned from renewable energy projects
  • Potential green energy projects in Nakhchivan, Karabakh and East Zangazur
  • New route to supply electricity from Azerbaijan to Europe
15:20 - 15:30
Q/A
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee and Networking
Zero Waste
15:30 - 16:00
B2B Meetings
16:00 - 17:15
New Technologies and Digitalisation
Speakers
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Representative, ABB
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Representative, SOCAR
  • Novel technological solutions to enhance the exploration and production of hydrocarbons in Azerbaijan. AI, Big Data, Cloud Computing, and Blockchain
  • Business cases for implementation of modern technological solutions in the energy sector
17:15 - 17:30
Q/A
17:30
End of Day One 
19:00
Evening Reception
2nd Day
6 June, Thursday
08:00 - 09:00
Registration and Welcome Coffee 
Zero Waste
09:00 - 10:00
Gas dialogue: The role of gas supply during the energy crisis
Speakers
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Representative, SOCAR
  • Ensuring the safety and sustainability of gas supply by responding to the risks and challenges posed by natural disasters, cyberattacks, and environmental impacts
  • Leveraging Azerbaijan's abundant gas resources and strategic location to meet the gas needs of Europe
  • Enhancing the efficiency and reliability of gas transportation and storage through the modernization and expansion of existing gas pipelines and storage terminals
  • New technologies, business models, and policies
  • Gas supply contribution to the energy security and stability of Europe aimed the energy crisis
10:00 - 10:15
Q/A
10:15 - 10:30
Techinical Break
10:30 - 11:20
HR Dynamics in the energy sector
Keynote Speaker
Ziba Mustafayeva
Vice-President, SOCAR (TBC)
  • Cooperation between energy companies and educational institutions in the preparation of young professionals to meet the latest industry requirements
  • Uncover innovative approaches to attract and retain top talent in the dynamic and competitive energy industry
11:20 - 11:30
Q/A
11:30 - 12:00
Coffee and Networking
Zero Waste
11:30 - 12:00
B2B Meetings
12:00 - 12:50
Navigating Opportunities: Maritime Logistics in the Energy Sector
Speakers
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Representative, SOCAR
  • Сhallenges and opportunities of the Caspian Region
  • Best practices for the transportation of oil and gas resources across the Caspian Sea. Efficiency, sustainability, and safety
  • Current situation and prospects of maritime infrastructure in the Caspian Sea. Key projects and investments
12:50 - 13:00
Q/A
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch and Networking
Zero Waste
13:00 - 14:00
B2B Meetings
14:00 - 14:50
International Gas Trading
Speakers
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Representative, SOCAR
  • What is the status of the industry? : markets, gas pricing trends, volatility, arbitrages and commercial relationships
  • How does current situation redirect gas trade flows and redefine relationships?
  • Regions and gas trading hubs: development perspectives
  • Defining current opportunities for traders
14:50 - 15:00
Q/A
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee and Networking
Zero Waste
15:00 - 15:30
B2B Meetings
15:30 - 16:30
Challenges and Opportunities for Azerbaijan in COP29 Era
16:30
End of the Forum

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