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East-West Trade Corridor Forum

In order to develop the trade, business between West and East an important event will organize on 10th of May at the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Czech Republic. The language of the event will be in English. The forum will occur with two panels. Topic of first paneChineseinese belt and road initiative. The second panel is about the advantage of the Trans-Caspian transit/transport corridor in Eurasian continent.

Main guests of the East-West Corridor Forum are H.E. Tomáš Hüner, Minister of Industry and Trade, Vladimír Bärtl, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade from the Czech Republic.

Ambassadors who’ll join the Forum are H.E. Farid Shafiyev – Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan, H.E. Ma Keging – Embassy of People’s Republic of China, H.E. Zaal Gorgsadze – Embassy of Georgia, H.E. Serzhan Abdykarimov – Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Mr. Fethi ETEM, Minister-Counsellor, DCM, Embassy of the Republic of Turkey.

Date: 10th of May 2018
Venue: Ministry of Industry and Trade, Czech Republic
Language of the event: English

Program of the Forum

09.30-10.00 Registration
10.00-10.40 Welcoming speech

H.E. Tomáš Hüner, Minister of Industry and Trade, Czech Republic
Vladimír Bärtl, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, Czech Republic
Ambassadors by alphabetical orders:
H.E. Farid Shafiyev, Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan
H.E. Ma Keging, Ambassador, Embassy of People’s Republic of China
H.E. Zaal Gorgsadze, Ambassador, Embassy of Georgia
H.E. Serzhan Abdykarimov, Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Mr. Fethi ETEM, Minister-Counsellor, DCM, Embassy of the Republic of Turkey

10.40-12.00 First Panel

Chinese Belt and Road Initiative
Moderator: Martin Pospíšil Director of the Department of Foreign Economic Policies I,
Ministry Industry and Trade, Czech Republic

10.40-11.00 China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Silk Road Economic Belt (Director and Senior Research
Fellow, Centre of Global Studies, The Czech Academy of Sciences, PhD. Marek Hrubec)

11.00-11.20 China-Europe: Possibilities of transporting cargoes through Central Asian and Trans-
Caspian transit & transport corridors (Mr. Pontus Chen, CHINA RAILWAY Express)

11.20-11.40 China-Europe: Possibilities of transporting cargoes through Central Asian and Trans-
Caspian transit & transport corridors (Mr. Luo Zhongming, China Ocean Shipping Company —
COSCO)

11.40-12.00 Trade and transport potential of the Czech Republic with China, Central Asian & Trans-
Caspian regions: opportunities & perspectives (Ing. Vladimír Bärtl, Deputy Minister of Industry and
Trade, Czech Republic)

12.00-12.30 Coffee break

12.30-15.00 Second Panel

Advantages of the Trans-Caspian transit/transport corridor in Eurasian continent.
Moderator: Marek Hrubec, PhD. Director Centre of Global Studies the Czech Academy
of Sciences

12.30-12.50 Baku International Sea Trade Port CSJC, Azerbaijan (Tural Aliyev – Adviser of Director
General – Baku International Sea Trade Port (Port of Baku))

12.50-13.10 Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan (Ms. Tahmina Aslanova – Chief
Adviser of Transit Freight in Tariff Council)

13.10-13.30 Azerbaijan Railways JSC, Director of ADY Container LLC, Azerbaijan (Mr. Natig Jafarov)

13.30-13.50 Mr. Osman Nuri BEYHAN, Deputy Director General of European Union Affairs and
External Relations, Ministry of Customs and Commerce Republic of Turkey

13.50-14.00 Georgia (to be confirmed later)

14:00-14:10 Georgia (to be confirmed later)

14.10-15.00 Networking lunch, at the Ministry Industry and Trade

15.00-16.00 B2B Platform

Ad-hoc meeting between representatives of China, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan,
Turkey and Czech companies

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