ataz – die Österreichisch-Aserbaidschanische Handelskammer – ist Drehscheibe für wirtschaftlichen, interkulturellen und humanitären Austausch zwischen Österreich und Aserbaidschan. Ziel ist es, die Wirtschaftsbeziehungen zwischen den Ländern zu stärken und Unternehmen bei ihren Tätigkeiten in beiden Märkten zu unterstützen.
Dabei sieht sich ataz als Brückenbauer zwischen zwei Ländern und Regionen, die beide eine ähnliche, strategisch wichtige geopolitische Bedeutung haben. Während Österreich seit jeher das Tor nach Zentral- und Osteuropa ist, hat sich Aserbaidschan in den letzten Jahren zum wichtigen Sprungbrett nach Zentralasien entwickelt.
8.5.2018-11.5.2018 Leopold Berthold (Liebherr) and ataz President Gerald Gerstbauer attend World Ports Conference in Baku
The main theme of the IAPH Baku 2018 World Ports Conference was “Ports of Future: Building Hubs, Accelerating Connectivity.” The four-day conference focussed on important topics including the emerging transport corridors in the region and around the world, the contribution of the free trade zones to the domestic economy of Azerbaijan and the economy of the neighboring countries, the concept of “SmartPorts”, “Green Ports” as well as marine tourism. The conference agenda also included a technical visit to the new Port of Baku in Alat. Participants got a chance to see „Alat Free Trade Zone“ which is a main part of Azerbaijan’s grand hub vision.
Leopold Berthold, Managing Director of MCCtec Liebherr, and ataz President Gerald Gerstbauer attended this important conference in Baku. They held bilateral meetings with Dr. Taleh Ziyadov, Director-General of the "Baku International Sea Trade Port", Deputy Director General of Guangzhou Port Authority Yuan Yue and Tino Klemm, CFO of Hamburg Port Authority in Baku concerning the New Silk Road and important trade topics between Azerbaijan and Central Europe.
8.3.2018 - ataz Business Breakfast - The Future of Energy in Azerbaijan
In cooperation with Siemens Austria AG, ataz was pleased to invite its members and friends to an interesting Business Breakfast on the topic of "The Future of Azerbaijan". After a warm welcoming speech of Gerald Gerstbauer, President of ataz and SVP at Atos IT Solutions and Services GmbH, Gerd Pollhammer, Head of Division Energy Management in CEE at Siemens AG Österreich held a keynote speech on „The Path to Decarbonization and Digitalization – Trends and Innovations“. Georg Weiher, Martin Schreyer and Davide Trebo gave an overview of the status quo, challenges and perspectives of Azerbaijan's energy sector, including an outlook on Azerbaijan's traditional and sustainable energy production.
Siemens invited the guests to an extensive Breakfast which gave opportunity to further discussions and networking.
1.3.2018 - Austrian-Azerbaijani Joint Commission
On March 1st, 2018, the 9th Austrian-Azerbaijani Joint Commission for Economic, Agricultural, Industrial, Technical and Technological Cooperation was held in Vienna at the Austrian Minsitry for Digitalization and Economy under participation of ataz - the Austrian Azerbaijani Chamber of Commerce. More than 20 delegates from Azerbaijan came to Vienna for this important event.
The meeting was co-chaired by Minister of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ramin Guluzade and Deputy Federal Minister for Enterprise Policy of the Republic of Austria Matthias Tschirf.
The meeting discussed the current economic situation, bilateral economic relations, mutual attraction of investments, as well as cooperation in the spheres of digital technologies, including environmental technologies, energy efficiency, agriculture, finance, standardization, youth and other areas.
Austrian companies participating in the meeting showed interest in expanding their activities in Azerbaijan, and it was decided to organize a business forum in May this year in Baku with the participation of private sector representatives from both countries.
Towards the end of the meeting, a protocol on the expansion of cooperation in various areas of the economy was signed.