ataz – the Austrian Azerbaijani Chamber of Commerce – is a platform for economic, intercultural and humanitarian exchange between Austria and Azerbaijan. The purpose of the association is to strengthen the economic relationship between the two countries and to support companies in their business activities in both markets.
In doing so, ataz sees itself as a bridge-builder between two counties and regions playing a similarly important role in strategic and geopolitical terms. Austria has been the gateway to the CEE region for many years and Azerbaijan has recently become an important springboard to Central Asia.
9.12.2020 - ataz Online Business Breakfast with H.E. Ambassador Galib Israfilov
On December 9th, 2020, ataz, the Austrian Azerbaijani Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with the Azerbaijani Embassy in Austria and azpromo, held an Online Business Breakfast. After a long tradition of Business Breakfasts which always took place face-to-face, this was the first time that a Business Breakfast of ataz was performed online. "The Year 2020 and its Effects on the Azerbaijani Economy as well as New Prospects for Austrian-Azerbaijani Bilateral Relations“ was the topic of the Business Breakfast.
Mr. Gerald Gerstbauer, president of the Austrian-Azerbaijani Chamber of Commerce, started with welcoming words, then H.E. Ambassador Galib Israfilov held a keynote speech, followed by a presentation about investment opportunities in Azerbaijan by Zohrab Gadirov, Head of Investment Promotion at azpromo. The Online Business Breakfast was moderated by Dorothea Gros, Secretary General of ataz.
23.6.2020 - ataz Board Room Lunch
On June 23rd, 2020, ataz was happy to be able to host a Boardroom Lunch for its members - after a break of several months due to Covid-19, the members of ataz were happy to see each other in person again. The lunch was opened by a musical act by Saxophone player Yingying Wang and was hosted by ataz President Gerald Gerstbauer who also moderated a subsequent discussion round.
Amongst the attendants were Sophie Karmasin, former Minister of the Republic of Austria, Silvia Grünberger, Rosam.Grünberger Change Communications, Gabriel Lansky, Lansky, Ganzger + partner, Gerd Pollhammer, Siemens AG Austria, Harald Krieger, COOP Himmelb(l)au, R. Peham & Julia Kranister, PKE Electronics, Faradj Akhverdiev, Azerbaijan Railways, Orkhan Ismayilov, Lansky, Ganzger + partner, Wolfgang Markaritzer, TÜV Austria, Dorothea Gros, Atos IT Solutions & Services GmbH.