Speak Programme | EIC Connect Baku

Speaker programme

We are delighted to invite the following speakers to be part of our inaugural EIC Connect Baku event, please continue to revert back for regular updates to the programme as we seek to provide you with a wide range of topics relating to the Baku Energy Market.


8:00 – 9:00
Registration and Networking Coffee Break
9:00 – 9:30

Opening Remarks


Ryan McPherson
Regional Director, EIC
Baroness Emma Nicholson
Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Azerbaijan
Parviz Shahbazov
Minister of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan
9:30 – 10:30

Azerbaijan Energy Market Overview and Project Opportunities


Ryan McPherson
Regional Director, EIC
Rufat Agayev
Communication Manager, BP Azerbaijan
Aygun Zeynalova
Deputy Director, Azerbaijan Renewable Energy Agency
Afgan Isayev
Director of the Southern Gas Corridor
10:30 – 11:30

Doing Business in Azerbaijan


Joel Derbyshire
Country Director, Department of Business and Trade Azerbaijan
Yunis Salayev
Company Secretary, British Chamber of Commerce
Howard Lyn
Regional Director, Rapid Solutions
Valeh Alasgarov
Chairman of the Board, Alat Free Economic Zone
11:30 – 12:00
Networking Coffee Break
12:00 – 12:20

Contractor Briefing - Worley


Chris McWilliams
VP Business Development, Worley
Ayten Babayeva
Location Director, Worley
12:20 – 12:40

Contractor Briefing - Wood


Kieran Reddington
Operations Manager, Wood
12:40 – 13:00

Contractor Briefing – Subsea7


Tarana Yusifova
Country Manager Azerbaijan
13:00 – 14:00
14:00 – 14:20

Contractor Briefing - SOCAR-KBR


Alan MacRae
Deputy General Manager, SOCAR-KBR
14:20 – 15:20

Panel Discussion – How Azerbaijan is Embracing the Energy Transition


Ayla Azizova
Lead Renewable Developments Project, BP
Aygun Zeynalova
Deputy Director, Azerbaijan Renewable Energy Agency
Fuad Ahmadov
Communication, Government and Public Affaris Manager, SOCAR Midstream
Amine Zaari
Business Development Manager, Subsea7
15:20 – 15:30

Closing Remarks


Ryan McPherson
EIC Regional Director
End of Conference