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International Conference

We are pleased to announce the 1st International Conference HEAVY CASPIAN: TURKMENISTAN to be held on October 1-3, 2018 in the Awaza Resort Area Congress Center, Turkmenbashi. The conference is focused on transportation and installation of heavy-lift, oversized and project cargoes in the independent & neutral Turkmenistan.

On the whole in 2017, the Turkmen economy went on demonstrating fine macroeconomic performance. As of the end of the year, the GDP growth reached 6.5 percent which is 0.3 percent higher than in 2016. The fuel and energy sector – the flagship of national economy and industry – is under dynamic development. Financial and social stability is intact accompanied by prompt response to challenges from the outside and adaptation to changes of economic conditions.

High economic indicators were ensured by active investment policy. As emphasized by the President of the country Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, huge funds are currently being invested in the economy – about USD 50 billion. Approximately 1,700 major facilities costing over USD 42 billion are under construction in the country. The share of investments in the country’s economy is more than 32% of GDP at the end of the 1st quarter of the present year. Among the most important investment projects under implementation is Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) Gas Pipeline Construction Project. Construction in the Afghan part of the gas pipeline kicked off this February. Construction of Turkmenbashi Sea Port is finished; construction of the gas chemical complex for production of polyethylene and polypropylene, development of the Galkynysh Gas Field and other critical infrastructure projects are under completion.

At the HEAVY CASPIAN: TURKMENISTAN Conference we are going to discuss all aspects of logistics in this country, including:

  • Potential of Turkmenistan transport infrastructure (ports, roads, bridges).
  • Sharing practice of delivering project cargoes in the direction of Turkmenistan.
  • Particulars of state regulation of the transport sector.

Draft agenda of the conference:

October 1 – arrival in Ashgabat, check-in in hotel. During the day there will be a tour of Ashgabat, and in the evening we will travel to the Karakum Desert to see Derweze gas pit (the Door to Hell). Night in Ashgabat.

October 2 – flight to Turkmenbashi. Accommodation in hotel in Awaza resort area, lunch. After lunch, everybody is invited to the new Turkmenbashi Port followed by meeting with the Minister of Maritime and River Transportation and Minister of Port. A short sea trip in the Caspian Sea is planned for later.

October 3 – HEAVY TURKMENISTAN Conference from 11:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. The Conference agenda includes speeches by management of the Turkmen Logistics Association, Ministry of Railway Transport, Ministry of Motor Transport of Turkmenistan and a number of other ministries and authorities.

The Gala-dinner will be offered in the evening on behalf of Partners of the Conference – Turkmen Logistic Association and Beyik Yupek Yoly company, from 5:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m.

  • On October 4, morning flights will take you to Moscow, Frankfurt, Dubai & Istanbul.
  • On October 5, the morning flight will depart for Almaty, St. Petersburg & Birmingham.

Turkmenistan is one of the world’s most closed countries. Visa applications rejection rate exceeds 90%. For this purpose, we have obtained support at the state level resulting in relaxed visa requirements to the conference delegates.

The HEAVY TURKMENISTAN Conference is a unique chance to visit the most mysterious country in Central Asia!


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Yuk Ulag Merkezi

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