The Caspian Week Conference is a meeting of global leaders, visionaries and experts. Caspian Week has three aims: promoting the interaction between the Caspian Region and the world; improving cultural, political, business and scientific relations and introducing and implementing innovations and new technologies to the Caspian Region. The organization of the event is based on the stakeholder theory that is central to our company culture. This entails that we are accountable - and actively connected - to all sections of society.

Our mission is to support the realization of the human and economic potential of the Greater Caspian Region and to improve its environmental situation.

The Caspian region, home to some of the oldest civilizations in the world, is made up of the countries surrounding the Caspian Sea. The Caspian Sea has five littoral (coastal) countries – Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan. While not a Caspian coastal state, a considerable amount of Uzbekistan's territory, along with its energy resources, lies within the Caspian's geological basin. The Caspian countries also have historical and cultural connections with Georgia and Turkey. The Caspian economic, cultural and ethnic ties extend well into Eastern Europe and Asia, making the Caspian a real regional hub.
The Caspian Sea is an inland sea at the crossroads between Europe and Asia. It is considered by many to be the largest lake in the world. Whether you call it a lake or a sea, it is the largest enclosed inland body of water on Earth, with an area of 371,000 km² (without the Garabogazköl lagoon). The Caspian was first declared a sea by the Romans, who found it to be salty when they reached its shores in the first century AD. In terms of area size, the Caspian Sea is larger than Germany and slightly smaller than the US state of Montana.

The Caspian region is one of the oldest oil-producing areas in the world and is an increasingly important source of global energy production. The Caspian Sea contains approximately 80 percent of the world's sturgeon, a fish used to make caviar.

Also, several valuable minerals, such as sodium sulfate, are found in the Caspian. The region is also an important transit hub for various goods. Many of the sea's port cities are fascinating and historical travel destinations, boosting the region's tourism industry.

The culture of the Caspian region is incredibly rich: its wealth of different kinds of folk dance, local art, cuisine, literature and music is second to none. Its cultural significance is widely recognized today, and governments and various other organizations actively support the area's cultural heritage.

Dear Caspian Week friends! If you wish to support the Caspian Week and be part of unleashing the potential of the Caspian Region, here is how you can help:

Caspian Week is looking for partners pursuing the same goals while remaining true to our philosophy and commitment to the Caspian Region. For more information, please contact Maria Berezikova at info@caspianweek.org or +41 22 319 34 75.

You can join our Volunteering team during the Caspian Week event in Davos and participate in a successful Caspian Week annual meeting 2020! For more information, please contact Maria Berezikova at info@caspianweek.org, mentioning 'Volunteering work' in the subject line.
Thank you for your support! Together, we can make the world a better place!