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16.7.-18.7.2017 ataz-delegation visits Baku

During the first Day, Dr. Sophie Karmasin Austrian Federal Minister of Families and Youth, Leopold Berthold, Managing Director Liebherr MCCtec,  Gerald Gerstbauer, President of Austrian-Azerbaijani Chamber of Commerce visited the Martyrs' Lane, and showed there respect.

Later that day the focus was upon official meetings: The delegation was received by Prof. Hidschran Huseynova president of the national Committee on Family, Woman and Children, and Prof. Salim Muslumov Minister for Social Affairs

ataz took the opportunity to invite a group of ataz members to meet Rafiga Huseyn- Zade, Vice-president of SOCAR, and organized a formal dinner with Intigam Babayev, Vize-Minister for youth and sport and Fuad Muradov.

The last day was dominated by official meetings with President S.E. Ilham Aliyev and Prime Minister Arthur Rasi-zada. Ataz Member Liebherr was invited to visit the Port of Baku with Director Taleh Ziyadov. The short trip was a great opportunity for political, economic, cultural and personal exchanges and was a further step in bringing the two countries ever-closer together. more

ataz-delegation visits Baku

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ataz gratuliert Karlheinz Kopf zum 60. Geburtstag

Am 27. Juni Feiert Karlheinz Kopf zweiter Nationalratspräsident und Vorsitzender des ataz-Ehrenrates mit Freunden und Weggefährten im Parlament seinen 60. Geburtstag.   Unter den Gratulanten befand sich ataz Präsident Gerald Gerstbauer, der Aserbeidschische Botschafter Galib Israfilov und viele weitere.

Wirtschaftsbund-Präsident Christoph Leitl ehrte Karlheinz Kopf und überreichte ihm die Julius-Raab- Medaillie, welche die Höchste Auszeichnung ist die der Österreichische Wirtschaftsbund zu vergeben hat. more

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Wirtschaftsbund-Präsident Christoph Leitl, Zweiter Nationalratspräsident Karlheinz Kopf, Wirtschaftsbund-Generalsekretär Peter Haubner

Ataz President KommR Gerald Gerstbauer visits The Azerbaijan Pavilion at the Biennale Art 2017

During his stay in Venice Mr Gerstbauer was invited to visit The Azerbaijan Pavilion at the 57th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, entitled under one sun. The art of living together.

The Artists Hypnotica and Elvin Nabizade Show Azerbajans deep multiculturalism roots with their Installations, Unity, Under One Sun, Traffic, Sphere and Profile.

Mr Gerstbauer was impressed by the hospitality and one of the most beautiful Pavilions at the 57th Biennale di Venezia. more

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Taleh Ziyadov visits Vienna

Taleh Ziyadov (Director-General of Baku International Sea Trade Port ) and KommR Gerald Gerstabuer were received by the President of the Austrian Parliament Karlheinz Kopf, afterwards they visited the Vienna Harbor with Dir. Mag. Fritz Lehr.  

14.3.2017 - Business Breakfast with Taleh Ziyadov and Leopold Berthold

This year’s first ataz Business Breakfast was held on March 14thwith Taleh Ziyadov Director-General of Baku International Sea Trade Port in Azerbaijan, on the topic Port of Baku a link Between East and West, alongside the ancient Silk Road.

After giving an overview with facts and figures on the Port of Baku in general Leopold Berthold provided a brief into Liebherrs Port Equipment.

Leopold Berthold is Managing Director of Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH. Taleh Ziyadov is Director- General of Baku International Sea Trade Port more

Ataz Business Breakfast: Günter Dörflinger, Ronald Frankl, Galib Israfilov, Gerald Gerstbauer, Taleh Ziyadov, Leopold Berthold, Gabriel Lansky

Ataz Delegation in Turkmenistan.

Begrüßung Global Sustainable Transport Conference, Javid Gurbanov, Chairman Ministry of Transport, Präsident Kopf, KommR Gerald Gerstbauer, Botschafter Josef Sailler, stv. Außenhandelsdelegierter Philipp Winkler und Vertreter der Firmen Liebherr und Kapsch
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Ataz Delegation in Turkmenistan.

Ataz Delegation in Turkmenistan.

Botschafts Dinner 08.02.2016

Business Dinner mit Araz Boyukaga oglu Azimov

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan  more

Botschafts Dinner 08.02.2016

ataz is delighted to welcome a new member

ataz is pleased to announce that, with November 20th 2015, "Anwaltskanzlei Dr. Wolfgang Stütz" has become our latest member. Welcome!

6.11.2015 - ataz General Assembly

The annual General Assembly of ataz took place on November 6th, 2015... more

This year’s General Assembly was held on 6th of November at the office of Lansky, Ganzger + partner. ataz president Gerald Gerstbauer informed about recent activities and presented the plans for the next year. An informal get-together with snacks provided the opportunity for networking and concluded the successful event.

16.10.2015 - Business Breakfast with Ronald Frankl

Austria's fiscal and legal framework for international holding companies was the topic of ataz' Business Breakfast with Ronald Frankl. more

Austria's fiscal and legal framework for international holding companies was the topic of ataz' Business Breakfast with Ronald Frankl.

Mr. Frankl pointed out the specific advantages of different types of companies and presented the bilateral tax agreements between Austria and Azerbaijan.

Ronald Frankl is attorney-at-law, Partner and Head of Corporate, M&A and Capital Markets with LANSKY, GANZGER + partner.

29.6.2015 - Business Breakfast at LANSKY GANZGER + partner

At our business breakfast on June 29th there was a last minute change to elaborate on and discuss the recent final judgement of the European Court of Human Rights on a case of Azerbaijani IDPs from Nagorno Karabakh. Click here for details on the case.

ataz is delighted to welcome a new member

ataz is pleased to announce that, with June 2015, "BFC Holding GmbH" has become our latest member. Welcome!

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Bob Djavan, MD, PhD new member of ataz' advisory board

Medical support for ataz: We are happy to welcome Dr. Bob Djavan as a new member of the ataz advisory board! more

Medical support for ataz: We are happy to welcome Dr. Bob Djavan as a new member of the ataz advisory board!

Bob Djavan is Professor of Urology, Director of the Vienna Urology Foundation, Executive Board Member of the European Society of Urooncology (ESOU) and Chairman of the Regional Office of the European Association of Urology (EAU).

22.4.2015 - Business Breakfast with Walter Ruck

Walter Ruck, President of the Vienna Economic Chamber, was ataz’ guest speaker at the Business Breakfast on April 22nd hosted by Köhler Draskovits Unger. more

It was a special pleasure to welcome so many attendees at ataz’ second Business Breakfast this year, on April 22nd.

After a short welcome speech held by the Azerbaijani Ambassador HE Galib Israfilov our special guest Walter Ruck, President of the Vienna Economic Chamber, pointed out the importance of Vienna as international business location and traditional gateway to the eastern markets, opportunities and risks included alike.

After his presentation and a vivid discussion, the participants took the opportunity for socializing, networking – and having breakfast. Special thanks to ataz’ member Köhler Draskovits Unger for hosting this event!

13.3.2015 - Advisory Board's Kick Off Event

On March 13th 2015 ataz' members of the Advisory Board met for the "Advisory Board Kick Off Dinner" in brand new Sportresidenz Zillertal - newly opened ****+ boutique hotel of Schultz Group in Uderns/Tyrol... more

During the last year ataz succeeded in gaining some new high ranking members for its advisory board, which means an important further improvement of ataz' network. On March 13th they were invited to Zillertal in Tyrol for a first meeting and kick off dinner.

The elegant but still cosy atmosphere of Sportresidenz provided the participants with perfect conditions to discuss general issues as well as ataz’ program for 2015/16 and the next delegation to Baku.

Special thanks to Siemens, Generalplan and Morandell for supporting this event!

Picture: (LTR) Günter Dörflinger, Karlheinz Kopf, Martha Schultz, Alfred Gusenbauer, Herbert Scheibner, Gerald Gerstbauer - click to enlarge

13.2.2015 - Business Breakfast with Martha Schultz

This year’s first ataz Business Breakfast was held on February 13th with Martha Schultz, Vice President of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, on the topic of “Trends, future opportunities and international cooperation in winter tourism”. more

This year’s first ataz Business Breakfast was held on February 13th with Martha Schultz, Vice President of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, on the topic of “Trends, future opportunities and international cooperation in winter tourism”.

After giving an overview with facts and figures on the development of winter tourism in general Martha Schultz presented WKO’s activities to support projects with international partners and the transfer of know-how.  In addition, she provided a brief insight into Schultz Group, one of the biggest players in Austria’s winter tourism.

Martha Schultz is Vice President of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Deputy President of EUROCHAMBRES, Managing Director of the Schultz Group and member of ataz’ advisory board.

Javid Gurbanov new member of ataz' advisory board

It's a special honour for ataz to announce that Javid Gurbanov, Member of the Azerbaijani Parliament and Chairman of the Azerbaijan-Austria interparliamentary friendship group, has become a member of our advisory board. Welcome!

website relaunch completed!

ataz is happy to announce that the website relauch is now completed. You will find a German, Azerbaijani and English version on most topics.
The news and information about our members are provided in English only. Enjoy browsing through our new pages and don’t forget to sign up for the newsletter!

MP Javid Gurbanov visits Styria

Following an invitation of ataz and Christof Group Javid Gurbanov, MP and head of the Azerbaijan-Austria inter-parliamentary friendship group, visited Styria on May 14th, 2014… more

Mr. Gurbanov was warmly welcomed by Karlheinz Kopf, Second President of Austria’s National Council and president of the ataz advisory board, ataz president Gerald Gerstbauer and ataz vice president Günter Dörflinger. The guest from Azerbaijan was accompanied by his wife, Dr. Leyla Gasimova  who is also the director of the Austrian Azerbaijani Cultural Center Azculture.

After a tour through the Styrian Landtag guided by Landtagspräsident Franz Majcen, and a tour through the historic city centre of Graz, the day’s proceedings concluded at the cosy winehouse “Winzerhaus Koglberg” in southern Styria.

31.3.-3.4.2014 ataz-delegation visits Baku

Under the patronage of Karlheinz Kopf, Second President of Austria’s National Council, a high-ranking political and economic delegation from Austria visited the capital of Azerbaijan. In addition to meetings with President Aliyev, Javid Gurbanov and numerous Ministers, there was still time left over for some cultural activities… more

On the first evening, ataz-member Generalplan organized a reception with an exhibition of pictures painted by local artists including a breathtaking view over the bay of Baku.

During the next two days the focus was upon official meetings: The delegation was received by President Ilham Aliyev, Javid Gurbanov, MP and head of the Azerbaijan-Austria inter-parliamentary friendship group, several Ministers and Azerbaijani companies. The Austrian Embassy took the opportunity to invite a group of Austrian expats to a get-together and ataz organized a formal dinner at the well-known Art Gallery restaurant.

The last day was dedicated to cultural interests, Baku’s sights and art treasures – beginning with the medieval Maiden Tower and ending with the futuristic Heydar Aliyev Center, designed by star architect Zaha Hadid. The short trip was dominated by political, economic, cultural and personal exchanges and was a further step in bringing the two countries ever-closer together.