The online B2G forum,
organized by the Caspian European Club, has been held.
In addition to the
information-communication technologies sector representatives, participating in
the forum, chaired by the Deputy Minister of Transport, Communications and High
Technologies Elmir Velizade, were also representatives of the government
agencies and business firms representing the transport sector.
Discussed at the forum were 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
Velizade 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.
In the meantime, speaking about transit
potential and infrastructure of our country, 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 the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High
Technologies of the Azerbaijan Republic Azer Aliyev, Deputy Head of the State
Road Transport Service under the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High
Technologies of the Azerbaijan Republic Ibrahim Aliyev, as well as top-managers
of public and private companies representing different sectors of economy, also
took part 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
the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of the
Azerbaijan Republic for open discussions.
It is noteworthy that a
B2G forum, introduced by the Caspian European Club, serves as 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
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.