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Event Date Thu Dec 2 EST (about 2 months ago)
Location Online Event
Region APAC

The Energy Investment Forum (EIF) is Central Asia’s flagship event to enable private investments in the energy sector. About $400 billion worth of energy sector investment is needed in the region up to 2030. Governments acknowledge that public sector alone will not be able to meet those financing needs. The EIF is thus Central Asia’s key vehicle to attract investors to the region. This year’s EIF discusses business opportunities in the field of energy efficiency.

The CAREC Program is a partnership of countries and development partners working together to promote development through cooperation. It is guided by the overarching vision of “Good Neighbors, Good Partners, and Good Prospects” and includes Azerbaijan, People’s Republic of China, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

Enable private investments in the energy sector by gathering key stakeholders in the region to discuss business opportunities in the field of energy efficiency.

Target participants:
• Government, regulators, policy makers
• Regional investors, equipment manufacturers, project developers, suppliers
• Development banks, private banks, investment funds, insurers
• Regional opinion makers and think tanks
• Academics
• Other stakeholders


2021 Speakers

Mr. Parviz Shahbazov
Energy Minister of Azerbaijan

Mr. Shixin Chen
Vice-President, ADB

Ms. Angela Wilkinson
Secretary General and CEO, World Energy Council

Mr. Elmar Asgarzade

Ms. Suzanne Gaboury
Director General, ADB

Ms. Huimin Pan
Deputy Director General Department of International Cooperation, National Energy Administration


Mr. Arjun Gupta
Founder, Smart Joules


Ms. Nisha Pillai
Former BBC News Anchor

Ms. Jessica Glicker
Project Manager, Buildings Performance Institute Europe

Ms. Aigul Baiturova
Head of Change Management, Digital Transformation Department, KEGOC JSC, Kazakhstan

Ms. Jannat Salimova Tekay
Business Development Partner, Unicase Law Firm, Uzbekistan

Ms. Margalita Arabidze
Deputy Head of Energy Reforms and International Relations, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, Georgia


Ms. Joy Esther Gai Jiazi
Asia Pacific Programmes Head, World Green Buildings Council

Mr. Jeswynn Yogaratnam
Head of Policy Reform, Global Buildings Performance Network, Monash University

Mr. Paul Kellett
Programme Manager, United for Efficiency, UNEP

Mr. Oleksandr Antonenko
Head of Energy Efficiency, Energy Charter Secretariat

Mr. Yerlan Ramazanov
Regional Head for Kazakhstan, EBRD

Mr. Brian Dean
Head of Energy Efficiency and Cooling, Sustainable Energy for All

Mr. David Farnsworth
Principal, Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)

Ms. Catherine Winning
General Manager Customer Solutions, Smart Wires

Ms. Sandhya Sundararagavan
Lead - Energy Transitions, World Resources Institute, India

Mr. Farid Khan
Country Operations Manager (Afghanistan, Albania and Azerbaijan), Islamic Development Bank

Mr. Aurelien Pillet
Senior Sustainable Energy Finance Specialist, Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy (BASE)

Mr. Harry Verhaar
Head of Global Public & Government Affairs, Signify

Mr. Pierluca Merola
Policy Officer, Financing for Energy Efficiency, European Commission

Mr. S.P. Garnaik
Business Unit Head, Lighting Efficiency Services Limited (EEL)

Mr. Farhad Taghiazadeh-Hesary
Associate Professor of Economics, Tokai University, Japan

Mr. Pedzi Makumbe
Senior Energy Specialist, World Bank

Ms. Melanie Slade
Senior Programme Manager, International Energy Agency

Mr. Priyantha Wijayatunga
Head of Energy Sector Group, ADB

Mr. Andrew Beadle
Regional Sales Director, Siemens

Ms. Milou Beerepoot
Regional Technical Advisor, Energy, UNDP