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March 25, 2010

The 3rd Caspian Energy Forum took place in Moscow with support of METROPOL Group

METROPOL Group was the official sponsor of The 3rd Caspian Energy Forum, maintaining the partnership with the event’s organizing committee which started in 2008. The Group’s assistance in holding the Forum was marked with an honorable diploma.
The development strategy for the Caspian region, the Caspian region’s place in international policy, conditions for effective business cooperation in the Caspian Sea region and an assessment of the ecological situation in the region: these are just a few of the issues seriously discussed on March 23 in Moscow at three sessions of the Caspian Energy Forum, 2010.
The main session of the Forum had a representative pool of speakers:
• Gerasimova, Nadezhda Vasilevna, vice-president of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, member of the Presidium of the United Russia faction;
• Naumov, Stanislav Aleksandrovich, state secretary, deputy minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation;
• Kakaev, Yagshigeldy, director of the State Agency for Management and Use of Hydrocarbonic Resources under the aegis of the President of Turkmenistan;
• Grayfer, Valeriy Isaakovich, chairman of the board of directors of Lukoil, chairman of the board of directors of Ritek, co-chairman of the Science and Innovations of the Caspian Sea council;
• Skidanov Gennadiy Nikolaevich, first vice-president of board of NGK Itera;
• Martynov, Viktor Georgievich, rector of the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas;
• Biniyaz, Ali, a deputy of the majlis (the Islamic Consultative Assembly) of Iran, head of the economic and energy study group of the Institute of Political and International Research of the Foreign Ministry of the Islamic Republic of Iran;
• Vandoren, Paul, deputy head of the representation of the European Commission in the Russian Federation.
Also, ambassadors extraordinary and plenipotentiary of foreign countries in the Russian Federation, representatives of authorities, science and business from 19 countries, including Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan, actively participated in the work of the Forum.
S.N. Garichev, deputy general director of the East Siberian Metals Corporation, took part in the work of the main session and the business program of the Forum. Mr Garichev made a report on “The Application of information and space technologies and formation of an open information space for the Caspian region” in which he described the thesis about the necessity of creating a general information space open for all participants on the basis of the “open sky” principle well-known in international practice.
Moreover, at the “Ecology of the Caspian Region” session, a report titled "Project 'Mirs’ on Baikal: experience of ecological monitoring of deep-water reservoirs. Technical and organizational provision,” was made by E.S. Tchernyaev, Hero of Russia, the pilot of the Mir deep-sea submersible and a researcher at the P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology  of the Russian Academy of Science. Mr Tchernyaev's presentation allowed the session’s participants assess the experience which has been gained by the Institute of Oceanology within the framework of the project “’Mirs’ on Baikal”, and to weigh ups its potential advantage for the solution of ecological problems in the water area of the Caspian Sea.

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