Middle Corridor: Connecting economies through ports and air freight connectivity

Location

Constellation Room, World Trade Center, Baltimore, MD

Sponsors



  • 12

  • December

  • 9:30 a.m.

The United States-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Azerbaijan, in partnership with the Global Chamber and the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United States present a U.S.-Azerbaijan Logistics Conference on:

MIDDLE CORRIDOR: CONNECTING ECONOMIES THROUGH

PORTS AND AIR FREIGHT CONNECTIVITY

The Middle Corridor is an emerging transit route connecting economies from Central Asia to the South Caucasus and on into Eastern Europe. Azerbaijan’s key geographical location, coupled with well-developed logistics infrastructure and state-of-the-art port and air cargo facilities are crucial to this new opportunity for transiting goods and services between Europe and Asia.

“Middle Corridor: Connecting economies through ports and air freight connectivity” is an industry-based conference that will discuss air cargo connectivity and port development in Azerbaijan, the Central Eurasia region, and beyond. This platform will allow importers, exporters, shippers, consignees, freight forwarders, and other industry players to exchange ideas and learn from one another about how to seize this important opportunity.

9:30 -10:00 a.m

OPENING SESSION

Reza Vaziri 

Chairman of the Board of Directors, USACC

Dr. Alexander Sokolowski 

Deputy Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia, USAID 

Asset Assavbayev
Secretary-General

Permanent Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Commission

Transport Corridor Europe–Caucasus–Asia (TRACECA)

H.E. Khazar Ibrahim

Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United States of America

H.E. David Zalkaliani

Ambassador of Georgia to the United States of America

10:00 -11:30 a.m.

AIR CARGO SESSION

Fadi Nahas

Vice-President for Americas, Silk Way West Airlines

Tom Crabtree

 Regional Director, Airline Market Analysis

Marketing & Business Development, Boeing

Panelist TBA, Crane Worldwide Logistics

Moderator: Evan JohnsonInternational Trade Specialist- Office of Russia, Ukraine & Eurasia

International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

11:30 - 11:45 a.m.

COFFEE BREAK

11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

PORTS AND FTZ INDUSTRY SESSION

Taleh Ziyadov

Director-General, Baku International Sea Trade Port

Nicholas Porter

Beneficial Cargo Owner, Account Representative, Maryland Port Authority

Melissa Irmen

Senior Vice President, ISCM, Inc.

Tarun Chopra 

CEO and President, Clements Worldwide

Insurance in cargo and fleet management

Moderator: Benjamin Todd, Principal, Business Development, North America

European Bank For Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

1:15 - 1:30 p.m.

CLOSING REMARKS

Natig Bakhishov

Executive Director, the U.S.-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce

Mi Jeong Hibbitts

Executive Director, Global Chamber Baltimore/Washington D.C.

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

NETWORKING & LUNCHEON

Sponsored by the Baku International Sea Trade Port

Last updated on December 3, 2022