Implications of Global Developments within the Energy Industry in the Caspian and Central Asian Region
The 3rd IAEE Eurasian Conference will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan, on October 18-20, 2018.
South Caucasian and Central Asian countries have rich hydrocarbon, hydro, renewable and alternative energy resources and geopolitical advantages. There are issues with rational use and effective management of these energy resources. Playing an important role for Europe's energy security, the efficient use of investment and innovative opportunities in the energy sector of these countries and the formation of a regional energy market are among the most crucial issues.
The IAEE conducted the 1st IAEE Eurasian Conference on the topic of the “Energy Economics Emerging from the Caspian Region: Challenges and Opportunities,” 28-31 August, 2016 at the Hilton Baku Hotel, in Baku, Azerbaijan. The 2nd IAEE Eurasian Conference on the topic of the “Energy in Eurasia: Economic Perspectives on Challenges, Risks and Opportunities” was held on 13-14 October, 2017, in Zagreb, Croatia.
As part of these conference series, the IAEE is planning to hold the 3rd IAEE Eurasian Conference in 2018, Baku, Azerbaijan.
In addition to a rich program, with its informal social functions, the conference will provide a unique opportunity for networking and enhancing communication amongst energy professionals from business, government, academia and other circles worldwide.
The conference program is being prepared by an international Program Committee to ensure that critical issues of vital concern and importance to governments and industries are presented, considered and discussed from all perspectives. In this context, many exiting sessions on key current energy issues, featuring internationally established speakers and lively discussions, can be expected. The local arrangements are being planned by a Local Organizing Committee to guarantee excellent logistics at best quality. The Sponsorship Committee works to make sure the rich program and arrangements of the conference get available to delegates at affordable rates.
General Conference Chair:
Prof. Dr. Vilayat Valiyev, Director of Institute for Scientific Research on Economic Reforms (ISRER), Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Vice President of IAEE for Regional Affairs
Program Committee Chair:
Prof. Dr. Gürkan Kumbaroğlu, Boğaziçi University, Past president of IAEE
Local Organizing Committee Chair:
Mr. Fariz Mammadov, Chief Scientific Worker of ISRER
Sponsorship Committee Chair:
Matanat Pashayeva, Head of Consulting Department of Azerbaijan Energy Engineering and Consulting LLC
Regional Support Committee Chair:
Mr. Arman Kashkinbekov, Director of Association of Renewable Energy of Kazakhstan
International Program Committee Member:
Prof. Dr. Suleyman Gasimov – Vice president of SOCAR on Economic issues
Prof. Dr. Nourali Yusifov – Deputy Chairman of Alternate and Renewable Energy Agency
Academician, Prof. Dr. Arif Hashimov – Director of Azerbaijan Scientific Research and Power Design Institute (Azerenerji OJSC)
Dr. Ilham Mirzaliyev – Deputy Director Azeristiliktejhizat ASC
Academician, Prof. Dr. Arif Quliyev – Geology Institute
Azerbaijan Oil and Industry University
Baku Higher Oil School
Sumqayit State University
Azerbaijan Technical University
Professor Ms. Saule S. Sagintayeva – Rector of Almaty University of Power Engineering and Telecommunications
Dr. Nuriddin Matchanov – Director of International Solar Energy Institute
Dr. Boyko Nitzov - EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators
Prof. Dr. Jurica Šimurina - University of Zagreb
Prof. Dr. Nevenka Hrovatin - University of Ljubljana
Prof. Görkem Üçtuğ – Vice Dean of Izmir Economy University
Prof. Ilhan Or - Director of the Institute of Graduate Studies in Science and Engineering at Boğaziçi University
David Knapp - IAEE President
Prof. Ron Ripple - IAEE VP for Conferences
Topics to be addressed include:
The general topics below are indicative of the types of subject matter to be considered at the conference.
Economics of New Energy Sources
Economics of Oil and Gas (Upstream, Midstream, Downstream)
Electricity and Gas Markets Regulation
Electricity and Gas Trading
Energy Neighborhoods: Eurasian, Middle Eastern, North African, and Transatlantic Issues in Energy
Energy Poverty, Subsidies, Tax Policies
Energy Risks and Risk Management
Energy Security: Supply-Side and Demand-Side Views
Eurasian Energy Resources and Energy Supply Outlook
Geopolitical Impacts on the Energy Sector in Eurasia
Interfuel Competition in Energy Supply and Demand
New Uses of Gas and Electricity
Petroleum Markets: Access to Resources and Access to Markets
Producer-Side and Consumer-Side Views on Energy, Growth and Development