The Caspian Week conference is a meeting point of visionaries, market leaders and experts organised by Integral Petroleum SA.


The mission of Caspian Week is to gather together leading scientists, businessmen and politicians for an in-depth discussion of the future of the Caspian region, its innovatory role in the global economy and to define the agenda for the regional industry's actors. The Caspian region's bright future can contribute to a brighter future for our world.

We have based the organisation of the event on the stakeholder theory that is central to our company culture. This culture demands that our organisation is accountable and actively connected to all sections of society. We are dedicated to achieving the best possible conditions for all of our employees, members and customers and of course the attendees of the Caspian Week conference. This means maintaining strong ties to institutions from the public, private, international and academic sectors.

The Caspian region, home to some of the oldest civilizations in the world, is made up of the countries surrounding the Caspian Sea. The Caspian Sea has five littoral (coastal) countries – Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan. Rivers from the sea also discharge into Georgia, Armenia, and Turkey.
While not a Caspian coastal state, a considerable amount of Uzbekistan's territory, along with its energy resources, lies within the Caspian's geological basin. The Caspian countries' economic, cultural and ethnic ties extend into Eastern Europe and Asia, making the Caspian a real regional hub.
The Caspian Sea is an inland sea at the crossroads between Europe and Asia. It is considered by many to be the largest lake in the world. Whether you call it a lake or a sea, it is the largest enclosed inland body of water on Earth, with an area of 371,000 km² (without the Garabogazköl lagoon). The Caspian was first declared a sea by the Romans, who found it to be salty when they reached its shores in the first century AD. In terms of area size, the Caspian Sea is larger than Germany and slightly smaller than the US state of Montana.

The Caspian region is one of the oldest oil-producing areas in the world and is an increasingly important source of global energy production. The Caspian Sea contains approximately 80 percent of the world's sturgeon, a fish used to make caviar.

Also, several valuable minerals, such as sodium sulfate, are found in the Caspian. The region is also an important transit hub for various goods. Many of the sea's port cities are fascinating and historical travel destinations, boosting the region's tourism industry.

The culture of the Caspian region is incredibly rich: its wealth of different kinds of folk dance, local art, cuisine, literature and music is second to none. Its cultural significance is widely recognized today, and governments and various other organizations actively support the area's cultural heritage.