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2nd International Student Conference

"Contemporary Issues and Challenges in Customs Management"

July 3-7, 2017
Qusar, Azerbaijan



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About the conference

The International Network of Customs Universities and INCU Baku Regional Office jointly with the Academy of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan is planning to organize the 2nd INCU International Student Conference entitled "Contemporary Issues and Challanges in Customs Management" on July 3-7, 2017 in Gusar, Azerbaijan.

The aim of the conference is to carry out exchange of experience and develop mutual relations among the participants by creating a research environment on teaching, training and scientific research in the field of customs matters.

This conference will create conditions for students and scientists to present their researches and to exchange their views on various scientific knowledge relating to customs matters, as well as to discuss relevant topics with the customs experts from a number of countries across the world.

The event to be attended by the students and scholars of different universities of a number of countries, engaged in research and training in the field of customs matters will investigate possible solutions concerning discussion of issues of mutual interest, as well as will embrace strengthening of cooperation between the customs and scientific partners regarding capacity building in the field of customs.


The Conference topics will include:

 

  • Role of customs management in trade facilitation;
  • International practice in customs legislation modernization;
  • Best practices in customs;
  • Digital Customs/E-Customs, E-trade and customs data analysis;
  • Knowledge-based Customs Education (skills and competencies, etc);
  • Customs to Business partnership.


Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English and Russian languages.



 

Conference agenda

2ndInternational Student Conference

"Contemporary Issues and Challenges in Customs Management"

July 3-7, 2017

Gusar, Azerbaijan

Draft Agenda

Sunday, 2 July 2017


Transfer to the Hotel

20:00-22:00

Welcoming Reception hosted by the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Monday, 3 July 2017

09:30-10:00

Registration

10:00-10:30

Official Opening & Welcoming Remarks

10:30-11:00

Group photo followed by coffee break

11:00-11:20

Speech by Nobel laureate

11:20-13:00

Session: Role of customs management in trade facilitation

13:00-14:00

Lunch

14:00-15:30

Session: International practice in customs legislation modernization

16:00-19:00

Cultural Programme

19:00-21:00

Dinner

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

09:30-11:00

Session: Best practices in customs

11:00-11:20

Speech by Nobel laureate

11:20-11:40

Coffee break

11:40-13:00

Session: Best practices in customs

13:00-14:00

Lunch

14:00-15:30

Session: Digital Customs/E-Customs, E-trade and customs data analysis

16:00-19:00

Cultural Programme

19:00-21:00

Dinner

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

09:30-11:20

Session: Session: Digital Customs/E-Customs, E-trade and customs data analysis

11:20-11:40

Coffee break

11:40-13:00

Session: Knowledge-based Customs Education (skills and competencies, etc)

13:00-14:00

Lunch

14:00-15:00

Session: Customs to Business partnership

15:00-15:30

Closing Ceremony

16:00-19:00

Free time

19:00-22:00

Dinner

Thursday, 6 July 2017

09:00-12:30

Transfer to Baku

12:30-13:00

Accommodation at "Qafqaz Baku City Hotel"

13:00-14:00

Lunch at the Hotel

14:00-14:30

Free time


Visit to the WCO's Regional Training Center and Dogs' Training Center


Visit to the WCO Europe Regional Office for Capacity Building in Baku

19:00-21:00

Dinner

Friday, 7 July 2017

10:00-14:00

City tour in Baku

14:00-15:00

Lunch

15:00-18:00

Free time

18:00

Departure from hotel

19:30

Cultural programme and dinner at the " Opera and Ballet Theatre"

Saturday, 8 July 2017


Departure of participants

Conference programme
Requirements for papers

Papers should conform to the following requirements and be submitted to international@customs.gov.az not later than 1 June 2017:

  • Must be in English or Russian;
  • Typed in Microsoft Word or RTF format;
  • Only original papers that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere;
  • A minimum of 3,000 words and a maximum of 8,000 words (not including the bibliography);
  • Footnotes rather than endnotes should be used;
  • Should be accompanied by an abstract and include author's details and biography (maximum 200 words) of author;
  • Contact person's e-mail and telephone.

Logistics

How to get VISA

Asan Visa

Starting from 10th January 2017, the State Agency on Public Services and Social Innovations under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan will begin to process electronic visas through "ASAN Visa" system. E-visa is issued within 3 (three) working days, it will be valid for 30 days and the fee for it is 20$.

Foreigners and stateless persons can get detailed information about and apply for electronic visas atwww.evisa.gov.az Electronic visas will be issued only to nationals of countries listed below.

The designated 81 countries are the following:

Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Holy See (Vatican), Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Vietnam.

For more information: http://mfa.gov.az/en/content/749; eviza.gov.az

Transport & Transfers

 

Airport pick-up and transfers from Heydar Aliyev International Airport to the hotel, as well as transfers from the hotel to the airport will be provided, by the courtesy of Azerbaijan Customs. Transfers between the hotel and the conference venue will also be provided. The meeting point for the participants will be at the banner with the title of the event outside the controlled zone.


 

 

HOTELS

SHAHDAG HOTEL & SPA IN GUSAR

 

Shahdag Hotel & Spa is a hotel belonging to Shahdag Mountain Resort Complex, which was open to the public in 2012. It lends its name from Mount Shahdag (4,243 m), a mountain peak of the Greater Caucasus range, located in Gusar district.

It is an incomparable location for one of the world's largest national parks – Shahdag National Park, which is known for having an intact ecological system and an untouched flora and fauna, and within it, the first and one of the region's largest ski resorts.

With a climate favouring year-round sports and leisure, Shahdag ranges from winter lows of -20°C to pleasant summer evenings of 20°C.

Hotel's website: http://shahdag.az/en/accomodation/shahdag-hotel-spa/


 

QAFQAZ BAKU CITY HOTEL & RESIDENCES

 



 Qafqaz Baku City Hotel & Residenceopened in 2012 is considered to be one of the biggest and most beautiful hotels in Baku offering 325rooms of various types. The 19-floor hotel has a restaurant on the 18th floor with a view of the Caspian Sea and Baku city, as well as an open terrace enjoyable in summer. The hotel offers the Star Light Bar for those who would like to enjoy some music at night, as well as a nice Spa and Fitness Center.

Address: Baku, Nasimi District, 34, Tbilisi Avenue

Hotel's website:   http://www.qafqazhotel.com/az/qafqaz-baku-city-hotel-and-residence


 


 

Useful Information

INFORMATION ABOUT AZERBAIJAN

  The land of fire

Azerbaijan is the place where all roads meet, fully disproving the old saying: "West is West and East is East, and ne'er the twain shall meet."

Situated on the Great Silk Road, Azerbaijan and its people defy simple definition – both the country and its people are neither totally Eastern, nor totally Western, but instead form a rich and unique blend of both cultures. Indeed, today Azerbaijan is a modern and liberal country, which still incorporates the traditions of many religions and nationalities into its open social structure.

Azerbaijan is the place where all roads meet, fully disproving the old saying: "West is West and East is East, and ne'er the twain shall meet."

Azerbaijan has long been called "The Land of Fire" due to the phenomena of "burning hillsides" caused by gas seeping through fissures in the earth. Today on the outskirts of Baku there is a walled complex called "Atashgah" that was used by 'fire worshippers' and which now has been converted to a museum.

The Republic of Azerbaijan is the largest country in the Caucasus region located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe. It is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Turkey to the southwest, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west and Iran to the south. Azerbaijan regained its independence in 1991 after the collapse of the USSR.

Azerbaijan is a democratic, legal, secular and unitary republic. The Head of State is President, elected for a 5-year term by general, direct and equal elections with a free, personal and secret ballot. The majority of the population are Muslims. Christianity is represented by the orthodox, catholic and protestant branches, as well as by different communities

Azerbaijan has reached a high level of economic development  after National Leader Heydar Aliyev came to power.

 

Map of the Republic of Azerbaijan