Event Details

Friday, September 7, 2018

AZERBAIJAN: Competitiveness Forum

Event Information

Date & time

Friday, September 7, 2018
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Baku, Azerbaijan


Yelena Patyutko at +1-212-490-0460 or ypatyutko@bciu.org

BCIU in partnership with the Center for Analysis of Economic Reforms and Communication of the Republic of Azerbaijan is organizing the Competitiveness Forum in Baku. The forum will feature:


Prime Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan


Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State


Chargé d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy Baku


KEY CABINET MINISTERS of the Republic of Azerbaijan:

H.E. Inam Kerimov, Minister of Agriculture

H.E. Shahin Mustafayev, Minister of Economy

H.E. Parviz Shahbazov, Minister of Energy

H.E. Samir Sharifov, Minister of Finance

H.E. Ramin Guluzade, Minister of Transport, Communications and High Technologies


The Azerbaijan Competitiveness Forum (ACF) will aim to identify tangible steps that the public and private sectors in Azerbaijan and the U.S. can take to highlight the country’s strong fundamentals as well as opportunities to enhance its competitiveness. The ACF would bring together leadership of multinational financial investors and project developers, relevant companies and entrepreneurs based in Azerbaijan to discuss Azerbaijan’s competitiveness. The ACF seeks to identify ways in which the U.S. private sector can collaborate with the Government of Azerbaijan and Azerbaijan’s private sector to build growth engines for an expanding Azerbaijan economy:

1. How can Azerbaijan improve its attractiveness as a destination for foreign investment and continue to lead the South Caucasus region as a whole?

2. What additional reforms can be made in the business environment to make Azerbaijan more competitive?

3. How can foreign investors collaborate to pursue these objectives?


This will be an off-the-record meeting.

For more information, please contact Yelena Patyutko at ypatyutko@bciu.org or +1-212-490-0460.