Forum Programme

The programme sponsored by
1st Day
1 June, Thursday
08:00 - 09:00
Registration and Welcome coffee
09:00 - 09:10
Opening remark
Russell Taylor
Advisor, ICA Group
09:10 - 11:00
Plenary panel: New energy order in the transition period
Matthew Bryza
Board Member, Jamestown Foundation
Chairman and keynote speaker
Parviz Shahbazov
Minister of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne
UK Prime Minister`s Trade Envoy for Azerbaijan
Cristina Lobillo Borrero
Head of Energy Policy–Directorate−General for Energy, European Commission
Virgil−Daniel Popescu
Minister of Energy of Romania
Jozef Sikela
Minister of Industry and Trade of Czech Republic
Lin Shanqing
Vice−Administrator of National Energy Administration of the People`s Republic of China
Musadik Malik
Minister of State for Petroleum, Pakistan
Péter Sztáray
State Secretary for Security Policy and Energy Security, Hungary
Constantin Borosan
Secretary of State, Ministry of Energy of Republic of Moldova
Guy Lentz
Secretary General, International Energy Charter
Gordon Birrell
Executive Vice President, production and operations, bp
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee and networking (foyer)
11:30 - 13:00
CEO roundtable: Development scenarios for new global energy order
Matthew Bryza
Board Member, Jamestown Foundation
Keynote Speaker
Rovshan Najaf
President, SOCAR

Role of SOCAR in the global energy order

Gary Jones
Regional President for Azerbaijan, Georgia and Türkiye, bp

Together stepping into Azerbaijan’s energy future

Melih Han Bilgin
President & CEO, Turkish Petroleum

"New Perspectives, New Strategies”
Innovative approaches and strategies for Energy Transition and Security

Ruslan Alikhanov
Chief Executive Officer, Azerbaijan Investment Holding
Musabbeh Al Kaabi
Executive Director Low Carbon Solutions and International Growth, ADNOC
Uwe Fip
Senior Vice−President, Uniper

Ensuring security of gas supply

Jean-Luc Guiziou
Senior Vice−President, TotalEnergies Europe
Pattabi Seshadri
Managing Director & Senior Partner; Global Leader, Energy Practice, Boston Consulting Group
Marco Lovisolo
Senior Vice President, Ansaldo Energia
Zsombor Marton
Executive Vice−President, MOL Group
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch and networking (foyer)
14:00 - 16:00
New gas market structure: Producers, transporters and consumers dialogue
Chairman and keynote speaker
Vitaliy Baylarbayov
Deputy Vice−President, SOCAR
Cristina Lobillo Borrero
Head of Energy Policy–Directorate−General for Energy, European Commission
Luca Schieppati
Managing Director, TAP

Enhancing Europe’s energy diversification and security of supply

Michael Hilmer
Vice−President, Uniper
Matthew Bryza
Ambassador, Board Member, Linden Energy
Razvan Popescu
Chief Executive Officer, ROMGAZ
Teodora Georgieva
Executive Officer, ICGB
Katerina Papalexandri
Vice−President Gas and Low Carbon Energy (LCE), Caspian Gas Growth, bp

European market developments and the Southern Gas Corridor

Togrul Kocharli
Chief Development Officer, SOCAR Trading
Friedrich Portner
Chief Commercial Officer, SAFEEN Group
16:00 - 16:30
Coffee and networking (foyer)
16:30 - 18:00
Green energy potential of the Caspian region
Prof. Damjan Krnjević Mišković
Director for Policy Research and Analysis, Institute for Development and Diplomacy at ADA University
Chairman and keynote speaker
Aygun Zeynalova
Deputy Director, Azerbaijan Renewable Energy Agency
Keynote Speaker
Afgan Isayev
Adviser to President, SOCAR
Anton Kosach
Managing Director & Partner, Boston Consulting Group

Breaking the limits to unlock green energy opportunities

Chingiz Orujov
Senior Business Developer Renewables, TotalEnergies Azerbaijan
Maryam Rashed Al Mazrouei
Director, Business Development and Investment, Azerbaijan, Masdar

Unlocking the Green Energy Potential of the Caspian Region: A Path Towards a Sustainable Future

Javid Alifli
Senior Manager / Business Development, ACWA Power
Ahmad Humbatov
Senior Fellow, Energy and Sustainable Development Program, Institute for Development and Diplomacy at ADA University
Andrea Meola
Global Business Development Director, CESI S.p.A.
End of the day one
Evening reception
Venue: Gulustan palace
Address: Baku, 1 Istiqlaliyyat str.

Shuttle buses will depart to the Gala Reception from Baku Convention Center at 6:20 P.M
2nd Day
2 June, Friday
09:00 - 10:00
Registration and welcome coffee
10:00 - 10:50
Exploration and production opportunities in the Caspian region
Chairman and keynote speaker
Khoshbakht Yusifzade
First Vice−President, SOCAR
Asif Zeynalov
Chief Executive Officer, GL

Production opportunities in the Caspian - GL's journey

Babek Huseynov
Adviser to President, SOCAR
Berris Ekinci
Director General for Energy and Environment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey
10:50 - 11:00
Technical break
11:00 - 12:00
Safety and ESG as part of a sustainable development strategy
Chairman and keynote speaker
Yashar Latifov
Vice-President, SOCAR
Régis Agut
Managing Director and Country Chair, TotalEnergies Azerbaijan
Elkhan Mammadov
Vice−President production Azerbaijan, Georgia and Türkiye region, bp
Nils Telnes
Country Manager, Azerbaijan Vice−President, Exploration and Production, Equinor Absheron

"The transition is now” - Equinor responses

Igor Obodan
Regional Director Continental Europe, Intertek
Anar Malikov
Director, TCS

Role of QHSE in Sustainable Development

12:00 - 12:30
Coffee and networking (foyer)
12:30 - 13:30
The role of human capital in a successful energy transition
Chairman and keynote speaker
Khalik Mammadov
Vice-President, SOCAR
Elmar Gasimov
Rector, Baku Higher Oil School
Mustafa Babanli
Rector, Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University (ASOIU)
Fariz Ismailzade
Vice−Rector of ADA University and Director of the Institute for Development and Diplomacy

Education-industry cooperation

Farida Aghayeva
Vice−President of Human Resources and L&D, GL

Retraining energy industry employees to ensure a successful energy transition

13:30 - 14:30
Lunch and networking (foyer)
14:30 - 15:30
Technological innovations in the energy sector
Chairman and keynote speaker
Murad Abdullayev
Adviser to President, SOCAR
Emil Alkhasli
Managing Director, SOCAR Downstream
Fariz Jafarov
Acting Executive Director, Center for Analysis and Coordination of the Fourth Industrial Revolution under the Ministry of Economy

Data as a new energy: Opportunities and Challenges

Shamil Fayzrakhmanov
Director of Major Projects, HEXAGON, Asset Lifecycle Intelligence

Efficiency of Energy Industry Management with IT technology

Igor Yakovenko
General Director, AZEL Systems

Innovations in Digitalization and Automation in the Oil and Gas Industry

Ivan Rybkin
Head of Business Development Division, Sales Department, GAZPROMNEFT - CATALYTIC SYSTEMS

“Selectum” – customized catalysts for oil refining

Signing of a memorandum of cooperation between 4SIM, Iteca Caspian
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee break and networking (foyer)
16:00 - 17:00
Green hydrogen and zero emission
Chairman and keynote speaker
Kamran Huseynov
Deputy Director, Azerbaijan Renewable Energy Agency

Green Hydrogen Role in the Development of Renewable Energy Sector of Azerbaijan

Keynote Speaker
Afgan Isayev
Adviser to President, SOCAR
Alexander Ritschel
Senior Advisor, Green Hydrogen, Masdar

Development of green hydrogen projects as a contribution to global decarbonization efforts

Hammad Masood
Director Business Development, Green Hydrogen, ACWA Power
Enrico Gottardo
Product Manager, Ansaldo Green Tech

Ansaldo Green Tech solutions for hydrogen production and energy transition technologies

David Managadze
Regional Energy Head for Caucasus and Turkiye, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Azerbaijan Country Report – Low Carbon Hydrogen Market Study


End of the forum
3rd Day
3 June, Saturday
Special session on
"Green energy potential of Nakhchivan and Eastern Zangazur"
The session will be held in the Nakhchivan city by special invitation only
Welcome speech
Fuad Najafli
Authorized representative of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic
Beginning of the special session
Orkhan Huseynov
Press secretary, SOCAR
Parviz Shahbazov
Minister of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Rovshan Najaf
President, SOCAR
Gary Jones
Regional President for Azerbaijan, Georgia and Türkiye, bp
Régis Agut
Managing Director and Country Chair, TotalEnergies Azerbaijan
Lin Xiaodan
Senior Vice-President, China Energy International Group Co.
12:05- 12:45
B2B meetings and stands viewing