3rd IAEE Eurasian Conference

18-20 October 2018 - Baku, Azerbaijan

Implications of Global Developments within the Energy Industry in the Caspian and Central Asian Region


Conference Overview

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.


Conference Committees


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: 


From Azerbaijan


From Azerbaijan


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

Baku Higher Oil School



From Kazakhstan


Professor Ms. Saule S. Sagintayeva – Rector of Almaty University of Power Engineering and Telecommunications

Nazarbaev University


From Uzbekistan


Dr. Nuriddin Matchanov – Director of International Solar Energy Institute


From Bulgaria


Dr. Boyko Nitzov - EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators 

From Croatia


Prof. Dr. Jurica Šimurina - University of Zagreb

From Slovenia


Prof. Dr. Nevenka Hrovatin - University of Ljubljana


From Turkey


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


From USA


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 Efficiency
  • Energy Neighborhoods: Eurasian, Middle Eastern, North African, and Transatlantic Issues in Energy
  • Energy Poverty, Subsidies, Tax Policies
  • Energy Risks and Risk Management
  • Energy Storage
  • 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
  • Regional Energy Markets
  • Renewable Policy and Capacity Markets
  • Sectoral Demand Outlooks (Transportation, R&C, Industry)
  • The Finance of Energy
  • The Gas Target Model (EU)
  • The Impact of Advanced Energy Technologies
  • Traditional and New Energy: Synergies and Competition




Abstract Submission is now closed!


Register at registration.eurasianconference.org


3rd Eurasian Conference will be in Baku and not in Tbilisi!



Important Dates

Abstract Cut-off date:

Monday, May 14, 2018

Notification of Abstract Acceptance:

Monday, June 25, 2018

Full Paper & Registration Payment:

Monday, August 6, 2018