Caspian Week will discuss
how to inspire India's future

On July 24, 2021, Caspian Week Conference is co-organizing the annual Horasis India Meeting, co-hosted by HORASIS: the Global Visions Community and the Confederation of Indian Industries. This virtual event will be co-chaired by Murat Seitnepesov, Chairman of the Caspian Week.

India's economic growth continued to be one of the strongest in the world, averaging 7.4% until 2018/19. Since the first half of 2019, growth has been weaker. The Government responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by announcing several short- and longer-term measures targeting certain sectors of the economy, as well as the rural and urban poor. Economic indicators suggest that India has put the COVID-19 shock behind it.

We hope you will attend this year's meeting, which will be held virtually using Horasis's new ground-breaking digital conferencing platform. Come prepared with any questions you might have.

Please visit https://www.runtheworld.today/app/ticket/29838/checkout/REGULAR to register.

Mr. Seitnepesov will chair the following three event's parallel sessions:

1. Indian Exploration of Trade and Investment with the Greater Caspian Region

14.15-15.00 IST (Indian Standard Time)

The Indian government is exploring trade and investment facilitation with the Greater Caspian Region to expedite exports and imports, investment strategies, medical tourism, other business projects. New accords will develop sourcing of raw materials like oil, gas, and minerals, and exchange specialist skills from India to support the development of the Greater Caspian Region. What are the opportunities and challenges facing this exploration? How will states and corporations react and develop common solutions?


• Claude Beglé, Chairman, Symbioswiss, Switzerland

• Sham Bathija, Former Minister and Senior Advisor for Economic Affairs to the President of Afghanistan, Afghanistan

• Rakesh Gaur, President – Railways, Kalpataru Power Transmission, India

2. Boosting Supply Chain Viability for Competitive Advantage

15.45-16.30 IST (Indian Standard Time)

Indian SMEs face inefficiencies in supply chains and logistics. SME's rarely have access to foreign producers, deal with fragmented and incomplete information, and overpay for logistics. Can digitization of supply help Indian SMEs to decrease their cost of sourcing? Will secured return cargo for Indian freight forwarders lead to lower transportation costs for SMEs?


• Stephen Edkins, Chief Executive Officer, Rice Exchange, Singapore

• Ashok Saigal, Managing Director, Frontier Technologies, India

• Shreekant Somany, Chairman and Managing Director, Somany Ceramics, India

• Shamika Sirimanne, Director, Division on Technology and Logistics, UNCTAD, Switzerland

3. How do we detect the Next Dangerous Virus - before it's too late?

18.45-19.30 (Indian Standard Time)

India had fared rather well in previous waves of COVID infections. However, the appearance of the Delta variant (and its companion Delta +) has spread havoc in the country and later in the world. Why is the world so helpless against the emergence of new pandemics, even at a time when we were supposedly actively working on it? Can we create a global system to be prepared to identify and limit "Disease X"?


• Vesselin Popovski, Professor and Vice Dean of Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University, India

• Jose Ramon Calvo, President, Institute of Multidisciplinary Research, Spain

• Claude Beglé, Chairman, Symbioswiss, Switzerland

• Manuel Carballo, Executive Director, ICMHD, Switzerland

Thank you for your time, and we hope to see you on July 24.

Best regards,
Caspian Week Team