Organized by the Caspian European Club, the online B2G forum has been held.
Chaired by Azerbaıjani Deputy Minister of Transport, Communications and High Technologies Elmir Valizade, the forum was joined by the representatives of information-communication technologies sector, also members of the government agencies and business firms representing the transport sector.
The forum focused on the challenges and problems of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic-affected companies. The event participants also spoke about the state support measures taken to reduce the negative impact of the pandemic on both information and communication technologies and the transport sector.
Addressing the forum, Deputy Minister Elmir Valizade noted that the country’s leadership has set a goal to turn Azerbaijan into a regional transport hub. At the same time, he noted that the “video conferencing as a service” (VCaaS) service was for the first time launched in Azerbaijan during that period thanks to the Azcloud cloud infrastructure of AzInTelecom LLC operating under the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies.
“Now any company or institution, regardless of distance, can continue operating at a high level by conducting continuous video meetings both globally and within the republic. Technical and technological support from AzInTelecom, accurate construction of a functional system at international video conferences, dedicated to the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, ensure a stable and high-quality live connection and make it possible to conduct cloud technology-based meetings”. According to him, the role of the ICT sector in the country’s economy is very important in any conditions, as well as in the pandemic period.
Speaking about transit potential and infrastructure of Azerbaijan, the Deputy Minister noted that the existing infrastructure allows local, including foreign transport and logistics companies, to carry out cargo transportation in all directions. The Deputy Minister also answered the questions addressed by the event participants.
Head of the Transport Policy Department of Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies Azar Aliyev, Deputy Head of the State Road Transport Service under the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies Ibrahim Aliyev, as well as top-managers of public and private companies representing different sectors of economy, also participated in the online forum.
On behalf of the top managers of the member companies, Chairman and CEO of the Caspian European Club Telman Aliyev expressed gratitude to Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies for open discussions.
A B2G forum, introduced by the Caspian European Club, serves as a unique platform for an international business networking. These online forums also make it possible for top-managers of companies, representing different economic sectors of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, as well as other Caspian-Black Sea and Baltic region countries, to establish new business contacts. Since April 22, B2G forums have been held online every week. The objective is to improve investment and business climate in Azerbaijan and other countries where the Caspian European Club operates in, to stimulate B2G, B2B and B2C dialogues and ensure active engagement of representatives of any public and private sector in these events.
The Caspian European Club, which brings together over 5,000 companies and organizations from 50 countries, was established in June 2002. The major objective of the Caspian European Club is to improve investment and business climate in Azerbaijan and other countries the Caspian European Club operates in, and also to stimulate and contribute into B2G, B2B and B2C dialogues.
The head office of the Caspian European Club is located in Baku, Azerbaijan. Besides, the Caspian European Club has official representative offices in Georgia and Kazakhstan, authorized representatives in the USA, Germany, Poland, Latvia and the Czech Republic.