Monday 1 June
Four Seasons Hotel, Baku

All speakers confirmed unless otherwise stated
13:30 Registration & Coffee

Opening Address by the Rt. Hon. Alan Yarrow, The Lord Mayor of the City of London

Keynote speech by Bakhiyar Azizov, Deputy Chairman of the State Committee for Securities of Azerbaijan Republic 


Panel I: Investment Climate and Latest Economic Developments 



Charlie Berman, Chairman of Debt Capital Markets, Barclays
Dimitri Gvindadze, Lead Economist for Eastern Europe and Caucasus, EBRD
Taleh Kazimov, Chief Investment Officer and CEO Designate, Pasha Bank
Sergey Neklyudov, CIS Clients & Markets Leader, Deloitte 

Moderator: Ayuna Nechaeva, Senior Manager, Equity Primary Markets, London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) 


Panel II: Integration of UK and Azerbaijani Capital Markets

  • Financial markets infrastructure
  • Financing business growth via equity and fixed income
  • Islamic Finance



Matthieu de Heering, Head of Russia, CIS & Mongolia, SWIFT
Ayuna Nechaeva, Senior Manager, Equity Primary Markets, LSEG
Lawrence Oliver, Deputy CEO, DDCAP

Moderator: Vugar Akhundov, Managing Director, Fireland Capital

16.30 Coffee Break
16:45 Keynote speech by the Rt. Hon. Charles Hendry, Former UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan

Panel III: Best Practice in Corporate Law
In association with the Law Society of England and Wales



Francis Fitzherbert-Brockholes, Partner, White & Case
Andrew Oldland QC, Head of the Financial Services team and Head of the Regulatory team, Michelmores LLP
Farhad Mirzayev, Partner, BM Morrison Partners
Ismail Askerov, Partner,  MGB Law Offices

Moderator: Sergei Ostrovsky, Partner, Ashurst

17:55 Closing remarks by the Rt. Hon. Lord Mayor Alan Yarrow 
18:00 Formal Reception and Networking