AGENDA

TIMETABLE 2019


IN 2019 CASPIAN WEEK WILL FOCUS ON NEW BUSINESS MODELS CAPITALIZING ON RECENT INNOVATIONS IN THE FIELD OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES WHILE TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS AS WELL AS THE NEW REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS AND THE DEMOGRAPHIC, CULTURAL AND POLITICAL CHANGES.
21 January
22 January
23 January
24 January
25 January
15:00
15:00
Women's Leadership (key to success, obstacles, peculiarities)
Souleïma Baddi, CEO, Komgo, Geneva, Switzerland
Dr. Hua Fan, Head of department "Alternative investment", China Investment Corporation, Beijing, China
Dr. Aleksandra Gadzala, CEO, Magpie Advisory, Zurich, Switzerland
Angie Hartmann, President, WISTA Hellas; Starbulk S.A., Maroussi, Greece
Maria Koteneva, President of the Board of Trustees of the young leaders organization "New Generation: Russia - Germany", Member of Ambassadors' Club, Berlin, Germany
Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, President, WISTA International; CEO, Tototheo Maritime, Limassol, Cyprus
Katerina Stathopoulou, Executive Director, Investments & Finance LTD, Piraeus, Greece
Moderator: Alba Medina, Co-founder, Dalia Empower, Mexico City, Mexico
18:00
18:00
Caspian Week 2019 Opening Concert & Dinner
Caspian Week Pavilion
18.30 – 19.15 Yang Jing & The Lucerne Festival Strings: East and West String Concert of Pipa and String Trio. Yang Jing is an Award-winning composer and Pipa soloist. She builds on a vast amalgam of musical history from north Asian and a western tradition to create a musical experience that transcends boundaries.
19.15 – 20.00 Ramil Aimetdinov, famous Tatarstan singer, winner of many musical prizes and international competitions.
21.00 – 00.00 DJ Hugo - Music for People! DJ Hugo is a South African music producer, holder of Golden Bass Awards, Hit Maker Awards and Electronic Awards, performing exclusively in Davos for Caspian Week guests
7:30
7:30
Breakfast
Caspian Week Pavilion
9:30
9:30
Mobility: new initiatives. Ship, road & rail. Belt & Road
Giuseppe Bugane, General Director, Furlong S.r.l., Italy
Ricardo Fuochi, President, OMLOG INTERNATIONAL SA, Chiasso, Switzerland
Dr. Aleksandra Gadzala, CEO, Magpie Advisory, Zurich, Switzerland
Bibop Gresta, CEO & Co Founder, Hyperloop, Los Angeles, USA
Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, President, WISTA International; CEO, Tototheo Maritime, Limassol, Cyprus
David Peradze, General Director, Georgian Railway LLC, Tbilisi, Georgia
Irene Pivetti, President, Only Italia, Logistics & Trading, Milan, Italy
Murat Seitnepesov
, Managing Director, Integral Petroleum SA, Geneva, Switzerland
Moderator: Angelo Scorza, Editor in Chief and Founder, Ship2Shore, Genoa, Italy
12:00
12:00
Presentation of the 'Caspian Ambassador' club
Sukehiro Hasegawa, President of GPAJ, Executive Director, Academic Exchange of UN Association of Japan. Former Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations to Timor-Leste
Pratibha Jain, Founding partner, Nishith Desai Associates, Delhi, India
Dr. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice Chancellor, Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University. Prof. Raj Kumar conceived the idea of India's first 'Global University' and with the visionary and philanthropic support of the benefactor, Naveen Jindal, established O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) in 2009
Hassam Negm, First Secretary, Head of the Economic and Commercial Bureau of the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Tokyo, Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Tokyo, Economic and Commercial Bureau
Vladimir Kotenev, Ex-Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Germany; Managing Director, ECOVIS Strategic Consulting Berlin GmbH, Berlin, Germany
Vesselin Popovski, Professor and Vice Dean, Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University. Former UN official and diplomat
13:00
13:00
Lunch
Caspian Week Pavilion
14:00
14:00
Globalization, International Trade and Barriers
H.E. Zhanar Aitzhanova, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Switzerland, Bern, Switzerland
Daniel C. Crosby, Partner, King & Spalding, Geneva, Switzerland
Zhenwei He, General Secretary, China Overseas Development Association (CODA), Beijing, China
Don Harkleroad, President, The Bristol Company, Roswell, USA
Dr. Yenkong Hodu, Professor of International Economic Law, Manchester University
Dr. Jan Hoffmann, Chief of Trade Logistics Branch, DTL at UNCTAD, Geneva, Switzerland
Vladimir Kotenev, Ex-Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Germany; Managing Director, ECOVIS Strategic Consulting Berlin GmbH, Berlin, Germany
Dr. Pietro Poretti, International Trade Consultant & Head, Economic Development, City of Lugano, Switzerland
Leon Shpilsky, Minister of Finance, Asgardia — The First Space Nation
Moderator: Marco Passalia, Secretary General, LCTA and member of the Parliament, Ticino, Switzerland
16:30
16:30
Culture, Design and Fashion in the Greater Caspian Region
H.E. Mr. Zulfiquar Z Ghadiyali, CEO, Private office H.H.Sheikh Tahnoon Bin Saeed Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Olesya Nazarova, Founder, Appareal, Geneva, Switzerland
Irina Nikitina-Haefliger, President, Musical Olympus Foundation, Russia/Switzerland; Chair, Committee for Culture, Space Nation of Asgardia
Kairat Kulbayev, Founder and CEO of Almaty Symphony Orchestra and Aurora Event Management, ex-head of the Department of Culture of Almaty, Kazakhstan
Cholley Paydar-Bavanpour, Founder, Cholley SA, Lugano, Switzerland
Enrico Roselli, CEO, LaMartina, Italy
Sergey Shumakov, CEO and Director, Russia – Kultura TV Channel, Moscow, Russia
Ainur Turisbek, Designer, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Moderator: Marco Passalia, Secretary General, LCTA and member of the Parliament, Ticino, Switzerland
19.30
19.30
Dinner
Caspian Week Pavilion
21:00
21:00
'Caviar and Champagne': Caspian cocktail for gourmands
Caspian Week Pavilion
Cocktail with Champagne and the most exquisite Caviar
accompanied by DJ Hugo – Music for People! DJ Hugo is a South African music producer, holder of Golden Bass Awards, Hit Maker Awards and Electronic Awards, performing exclusively in Davos for Caspian Week guests
22:30
22:30
A night in Belvedere: Exclusive Caspian Sustainable Fashion Show
At Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère (Promenade 89, 7270 Davos Platz)
Misia, World Famous Fado Singer
Ainur Turisbek Fashion Show – Ainur Turisbek is a men's and women's wear designer based in Almaty. Thanks to her strong vision, aesthetics and understanding of quality the entirely self-taught designer has broken the boundaries of Kazakhstan fashion and now presents and sells her collections during Paris Fashion week and her creations have been featured in countless international publications.
Followed by the DJ Hugo performance
    7:30
    7:30
    Breakfast
    Caspian Week Pavilion
    9:00
    9:00
    Innovative projects: Manufacturing Innovations, Robotics
    Vladimir Usov, Founder and CEO, Kwambio, New York, USA
    Dr. Juan Lopez‐Villarejo, Head of Machine Vision Program – Data Scientist, Office for the Promotion of Industries and Technologies, Geneva, Switzerland
    10:00
    10:00
    International interview
    Prof. Xavier Oberson, Professor, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    11:00
    11:00
    Presentation of the Greater Caspian Foundation
    Mateusz Benko, Tehran Convention Officer, UN Environment‐ Europe office, Geneva, Switzerland
    Simon Goodman, Leading Expert on Caspian Seal conservation, Leeds University, England
    12:15
    12:15
    Lunch
    Caspian Week Pavilion
    13:00
    13:00
    Investments, Infrastructure, Energy and Climate Change. BRI
    Marco Gaia, Head of the regional Center South, MeteoSwiss, Locarno, Switzerland
    Kairat Kelimbetov, Governor of Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC), Kazakhstan
    Ray Leonard, President, Anglo-Eurasian LLP, Houston, USA
    Prof. Xiankun Lu, Managing Director, Ledeco, Geneva, Switzerland
    Moderator: Frederik Schlingemann, Senior Advisor, Interim Secretariat of the Tehran Convention, Geneva, Switzerland
    15:00
    15:00
    Presentation: Transport corridors of the Caspian region
    Murat Seitnepesov, Managing Director, Integral Petroleum SA, Geneva, Switzerland
    15:30
    15:30
    Environment: Urban and Rural
    Vadim Lysenko, Head of Business Development, Gamaya SA, Morges, Switzerland
    Sana Belgibayeva, Sales Director, Swiss Eco Line, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Rolf Endriss, CFO, Swissponic, Lugano, Switzerland
    Laurent Horvath, Member of the OASC Board, OASC: Open & Agile Smart Cities, Geneva, Switzerland
    Marina Gracia March, Co-Founder, Start Universe, Spain
    Bozhanka Vitanova, NSF I-Corps Instructor, Brandeis University, USA
    Moderator: Frederik Schlingemann, Senior Advisor, Interim Secretariat of the Tehran Convention, Geneva, Switzerland
    18:00
    18:00
    Georgian Dinner
    Caspian Week Pavilion
    Special guest: Dr. Mamuka Bakhtadze, Prime Minister of Georgia
    20:00
    20:00
    Georgian Night
    Georgian Folk Music Group
    8:00
    8:00
    Breakfast with the Expert: Caspian Arbitration Society, creating the world's most innovative framework for international arbitration
    Caspian Week Pavilion
    Guy Blackwood QC, Quadrant Chambers, London, UK
    9:00
    9:00
    Artificial Intelligence & Blockchain
    Marc P. Bernegger, Board Member Crypto Finance Group, Zurich, Switzerland
    Louis de Bruin, Blockchain Leader Europe, IBM Blockchain leader Europe, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Giorgio de Carlo, General Director, Quaeris, Breda di Piave, Italy
    Inigo Merino, Digital Transformation Expert SAP, Spain
    Monty C. M. Metzger, CEO, LCX AG (Liechtenstein Cryptoassets Exchange), Liechtenstein
    Hans Schwab, CIO, WISeKey, Geneva, Switzerland
    Moderator: Paolo Lezzi, Executive VP, Eucacs, Milan, Italy
    10:45
    10:45
    Cyber Security
    Helder F. Antunes, CEO, GDS360, D.C., USA
    Matteo Bonfanti, Center for Security Studies, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
    Pascal Buchner, Director Information Technology Services and Chief Information Officer, IATA, Geneva, Switzerland
    Carlos Moreira, Founder, Chairman and CEO WISeKey, Geneva, Switzerland
    Paolo Lezzi, Executive VP, Eucacs, Milan, Italy
    Dr. Alessandro Trivilini, Head Digital Forensics Lab, University of Applied Sciences of Southern, SUPSI, Lugano- Manno, Switzerland
    Moderator: Marco Passalia, Secretary General, LCTA and member of the Parliament, Ticino, Switzerland

    12:30
    12:30
    "Innovation in Legal Services" presentation
    Vitaliy Kozachenko, Managing Director, Fortior Law S.A., Geneva, Switzerland
    12:45
    12:45
    Lunch
    Caspian Week Pavilion
    13:00
    13:00
    International interview
    H.E. Ramon M. Lopez, The Secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Republic of the Philippines
    Interviewer: Marco Passalia, Secretary General, LCTA and member of the Parliament, Ticino, Switzerland
    13:30
    13:30
    Biotech and Healthcare. Digital Innovations
    Dr. Y. A. Birtanov, Minister of Healthcare of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana
    Prof. Antoine Geissbuhler, MD, Director, Digital Transition, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Laurent Horvath, Drone Urban Air Mobility Swiss Ambassador, Leader of the Drone-Taxi initiative, Industrial Promotion Office, Geneva, Switzerland
    Dr. Mouad Lamrani, Director, Menicon Co., Ltd., Geneva, Switzerland
    Marcel Muenster, Founder & Director, The Gritti Fund, USA
    Stephan Siegenthaler, Board Member, Chief Strategy Officer & Marketing and Sales, Implantica, Zug, Switzerland
    Helen Teplitskaia, Adviser to the Chairman and CEO, Sberbank
    Moderator: Rania Al-Baroudi, Directrice, GENEVA CREATIVITY CENTER, Switzerland
    15:30
    15:30
    Innovative Trade & Finance
    Timur Suleimenov, Minister of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Almaty
    Kairat Kelimbetov, Governor of Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC), Kazakhstan
    Gurvinder Ahluwalia, CEO & Founder Digital Twin Labs, Ex-CTO IBM Blockchain, IoT, Cloud - North America, USA
    Souleïma Baddi, CEO, Komgo, Geneva, Switzerland
    Andrei Grigorov, Co-Founder & CEO, CEREALIA, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Prof. Xiankun Lu, Managing Director, Ledeco, Geneva, Switzerland
    Ugo Panizza, Professor, The Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland
    Paolo Sironi, FinTech Thought Leader, IBM, Frankfurt-am Main, Germany
    Helen Teplitskaia, Adviser to the Chairman and CEO, Sberbank
    Moderator: Alexander Ivlev, CIS Managing Partner, EY, Moscow, Russia
    17:30
    17:30
    Presentation of the book "Financial Market Transparency"
    Paolo Sironi, Author, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
    The history of capitalism is about growth, but the rude awakening of the Global Financial Crisis was a moment of reckoning that highlighted the flaws in our understanding of financial markets and economic development. Only business transparency based on the understudying of human biology creates a consequentialist ethics that realigns central bank's policies, industrial revenue models, government actions, environmental priorities and consumers' behavior to improve antifragility of our global ecosystem in the light of UN Sustainable Development Goals.
    18:00
    18:00
    Dinner
    Caspian Week Pavilion
    19:30
    19:30
    Inauguration of the Caspian Arbitration Center followed by the Special Concert
    At Hilton Garden Hotel (Promenade 103, Davos)
    19.30–20.00 Welcoming speech

    20.00–21.00 Caspian Arbitration Society (CAS) A new arbitration institution with the most innovative set of arbitration rules out there. The society brings together top legal professionals and arbitrators who have experience in the Greater Caspian Region, and aims to advance and improve the functioning of arbitration proceedings globally

    21.00–21.45 'Out of Law' Jazz Band from Geneva, Switzerland. 'Out of Law' is a jazz/rocks fusion band, playing only original pieces of their own compositions. The group consists of 6 members with only three professional musicians, the other members are lawyers

    21.45–22.15 Transport Theory Implementation by Integral Petroleum, Case Study

    22.15–23.00 Tina Kouznetsova, famous Russian folklore singer and composer from Moscow, Russia. Winner of different music prizes, finalist of the Voice TV-show in Russia

    23.00–00.00 DJ Hugo – Music for People!
    7:30
    7:30
    Breakfast
    Caspian Week Pavilion
    9:00
    9:00
    Start Ups Presentations
    Andrei Grigorov, Co-Founder & CEO, CEREALIA, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Thierry Beaupied, Head of trading, Trans-oil International SA, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Swithun Still, Director, Solaris Commodities, Morges, Switzerland
    Robert Zaremba, CTO, CEREALIA, Lausanne, Switzerland
    10:00
    10:00
    Tax, Legal and Compliance
    Bryan Fok, Associate, Solicitor, Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd, Geneva, Switzerland
    Luka Groselj, Associate, Attorney at law, Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd, Geneva, Switzerland
    Sarah Hunt, Partner, HFW, Geneva, Switzerland
    Moderator: Marco Compagnino, CM LEGAL - Studio Legale, Lugano, Switzerland
    12:00
    12:00
    Lunch
    Caspian Week Pavilion
    13:00
    13:00
    Smart Economy on Blockchain: Digital Asset, Digital ID and Regulations
    Gurvinder Ahluwalia, CEO & Founder, Digital Twin Labs, Ex-CTO IBM Blockchain, IoT, Cloud - North America, Dallas, USA
    Francesco Andreoli, ETH Engineer, Swiss Entrepreneur, Hackathon and Crypto aficionado, Zurich, Switzerland
    Ben Banerjee, Board Member at European Family Offices Alliance, InnMind & Swiss Impact Investment Association, Fundraising Advisor, Zug, Switzerland
    Daniel Gasteiger, Founder & CEO Procivis AG, Zurich, Switzerland
    Kairat Kaliyev, Managing Director at AIFC, Astana, Kazakhstan
    Ronald Kogens, Attorney at Law LL.M., FRORIEP Legal Ltd., Zurich, Switzerland
    Hans Schwab, CIO WISeKey SA, Geneva, Switzerland
    Moderator: Lili Zhao, Director, NEO Global Development, Zurich, Switzerland
    15:30
    15:30
    Intellectual Property Institutions: Challenges and Innovations
    Yury Zubov, Deputy Head of Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Moscow, Russia
    Moderator: Evgeny Tarlo, President of the Foundation "Legal State", Moscow, Russia
    19:00
    19:00
    Caspian Week 2019 Gala Dinner
    Caspian Week Pavilion
    Nataly Bond & DJ Hugo!
    Nataly Bond is a Russian‐French musical singer, giving a unique performance in Caspian Week, Davos with DJ Hugo, famous South African music producer, holder of Golden Bass Awards, Hit Maker Awards and Electronic Awards