The Caspian Week Forum is a meeting of global leaders, visionaries, and experts. Caspian Week has three goals: to promote interaction between the Greater Caspian Region and the World; to improve cultural, political, business, and scientific ties; and to introduce and implement innovations and new technologies to the 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 help realise the human and economic potential of the Greater Caspian Region and 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.

Abdullah Khenjani
Founder, Democratic Society Think-Tank
Adviye Bergemann
President, Aida Tourism
Akobir Tukhtaev
Deputy Chairman, Uzkimyosanoat
Alain Belizair
Founder & CEO, Swiss Premium Education
Alex Raimondi
Director Embedded, Miromico AG
Alexander Bychkov
President & General Director, Investment Company IC RUSS-INVEST
Alexander Ivlev
CIS Managing Partner, EY
Alexander Kryvosheyev
Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Eastern Europe region, Japan Tobacco International
Alicia Wilson
Vice President, Economic Development for Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Health System
Amanda Kayne
Anchor, CNN Money Switzerland
Anahit Stelmashova
Pianist, "Golden Nutcracker", winner of the XX International Television Contest for Young Musicians 'Nutcracker'
Arancha Gonzalez
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain
Aziza Umarova
CEO, SmartGov consulting
Blanca Zutta
Associate Founding Member, ITSA - International Token Standardization Association, WTO
Boris Eykher
CEO, Open Mineral AG
Chia Pun Kok
Strategic data-expert, currently partner, Sequoia Capital
Christina Korp
Founder & CEO, Purpose Entertaiment
Daniel Martin
Founder & CSO, Gibiomed
Dirk Ahlborn
Founder and Chairman, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies
Dr. Maria Shagina
CEES Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Eastern European Studies, University of Zurich
Dr. Andreas Baumgartner
Former Partner of the Office of Tony Blair/Tony Blair Associates, advising Governments of Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan
Dr. Guy Ngayo
Leadership Development, Lausanne Business School
Dr. Urs Lustenberger
Partner of Lustenberger Law Firm Zurich, Chairman of Swiss-Asian Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Ying Zhang
Associate Dean of Rotterdam School of Management Erasmus University, Chairwoman of New Silk Road Institute
Federico Sommaruga
Director Emerging Markets & Special Projects, Switzerland Tourism
Filippo Lombardi
Vice President Silk Road Support Group, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly
Francesco Andreoli
Marketing Lead at Digital Asset, Partner at Oui Capital, Co-founder of Keybox
Geo Murickan
Gina Badenoch
Ashoka Fellow and Global Search Team
Gulnara Salimova
President and Managing Director, Uzbek-Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Guy Blackwood
Barrister (QC), Quadrant Chambers
Hans Schwab
Co-Founder, CEO, OriginAll
Harald Karch
Managing Partner, International Capital Partner S.à r.l.
Heidi Cuppari
Founder & Executive Director, Dream Tank, Founding Partner & VP, The Digital Economist
Helen Teplitskaia
Adviser to the Chairman and CEO, Sberbank
Henry Lee
Managing Partner, Hendale Group HK
Howard Pugh
Senior Specialist/Fraud Unit Team leader, Europol
Hulya Kurt
CO-Founder InnKick, Learning&Development, President of OWIT (Organization Women International Trade)
Igor Almazov
Power Grid, ABB Power Grids Schweiz AG
Igor Data
CDO, Integral Petroleum SA
Irakli Mezurnishvili
First Deputy Chairperson, Economy and Economic Policy
Jacopo Zamboni
Deputy Managing Partner, Henley & Partners Switzerland AG
M.J. Vaidya
Adjunct Professor, NYU
Malak Al Akiely
CEO of Golden Wheat for Grain Trading Co., Co-Founder of Golden Kayan for Oil & Energy, Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum
Marco Passalia
Partner, ENET Energy SA and the Member of the Ticino Parliament
Martha Wiedemann
Associate Director at Badrutt's Palace Hotel
Martina Fuchs
International TV Anchor & Business Journalist
Matthew Bryza
Former US Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia
Modjtaba Nasseri
Manager, Joint Chamber of Commerce Switzerland - CIS & Afghanistan
Mustafa Mastoor
Minister of Economy
Njideka Harry
Founder of Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF). Ashoka Fellow and Schwab Foundation Fellow
Olga Sorokina
Managing Partner, O2 Consulting
Peter Voser
Chaiman and CEO, ABB
Pratibha Jain
Founding Partner,Head of the Delhi office of Nishith Desai Associates
Priya Samant
Impact Advisor, Strategy&Startups(AI), Council Member - The Digital Economist Davos 2020
Prof. Feridun Hamdullahpur
President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Waterloo
Prof. Dr. Michael Hengartner
Rector, Zurich University
Prof. Pankaj Choudhary
Faculty of Law, University of Delhi
Ray Leonard
President, Anglo Eurasia LLC
Sardor Umurzakov
Minister of Investment and Foreign Trade
Sven Haefner
CEO, 30Thirty Capital
Tatyana Popova
PhD, CEO, Agency of strategic programs Ltd.
Tian Chen
Senior Operations Director, Infinitus (China) Company Ltd.
Vesselin Popovski
Professor and Vice Dean, Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University. Former UN official and diplomat
Vincent Subilia
Director General of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services
Vitaliy Kozachenko
Managing Director, Fortior Law S.A.
Vladimir Kotenev
Former Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Germany
Yasmine Fouad
Minister of Environment
Yulia Andreeva
Risk Management, Partnerships and Programme Support, United Nations Development Programme
Yun Cheng
Chairman of Fosun Fashion Group, Chairman of Lanvin, Global Partner of Fosun International
Zabihullah Ziarmal
First Vice Chairman, International Chamber of Commerce, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (ICC-Afganistan)
Ziyang Fan
Head of Digital Trade, World Economic Forum
Monty Metzger
CEO at Liechtenstein Cryptoassets Exchange


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 info@caspianweek.org or +41 22 508 71 70.

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 info@caspianweek.org, mentioning 'Volunteering work' in the subject line.
Thank you for your support! Together, we can make the world a better place!