Wednesday, 29 April 2020 08:33

Caspian European Club organizes online B2B ICT forum with participation of Elmir Velizade

The Caspian European Club has organized the online B2B ICT forum with the participation of the Deputy Minister of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of the Azerbaijan Republic Elmir Velizade. Discussed within the framework of the online forum were problems, facing ICT companies during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, and suggestions for their solution. This news was reported by Telman Aliyev, Chairman and CEO of the Caspian European Club and Caspian Energy.

Rashad Ibrahimov, Head of the E-services Department of the Small and Medium-sized Business Development Agency of the Azerbaijan Republic, as well as top managers of public and private companies representing different sectors of the economy, also joined the discussions in the course of the online B2B ICT forum which lasted for 3 hours.

In his speech, Elmir Velizade stressed the readiness of the Ministry for open cooperation and constructive dialogue which should serve the development of the field. He also noted the importance of domestic companies’ participation in tenders held by the government agencies, which can serve as a serious support for competitive IT products of local companies. “The most important thing in this situation is to maintain the potential of current human resources and create favorable conditions for developing a new generation of programmers, communicators and other representatives of the ICT sector. Local content plays an important role both in ensuring security and in shaping the ICT sector”, Elmir Velizade said.

Elmir Velizade also put forward an initiative to draw up a package of proposals of companies that participated in the online B2B ICT forum, and submit it to the Ministry for reviewing and developing a future strategy. In addition, it was proposed to present the Ministry with competitive ICT products produced by Azerbaijani companies, so that the Ministry could promote these products at international exhibitions and other platforms.

On behalf of the top managers of the Caspian European Club member companies, the Chairman and CEO of the Caspian European Club Telman Aliyev expressed gratitude to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and all representatives of the economic bloc of the Government of Azerbaijan for the active involvement and support they provide to entrepreneurs during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

B2B forum is a unique platform for international business networking created by the Caspian European Club, where business representatives make short presentations, talk about their activities, share industry problems and offer solutions to these problems.

Online B2B forums are held twice a week and serve as an additional platform for communicating in an informal setting and establishing new business contacts with heads of companies from different sectors of the economy of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, as well as other countries of the Caspian-Black Sea and Baltic regions.

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 Czechia.



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