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.
18.10.2019 - ataz Honoary Board Wine Tasting and Dinner at Hofmeisterei Hirtzberger, Wachau
This year's ataz Honorary Board Dinner was dedicated to the topic "New Silk Road and Political Developments behind the Scenes" and took place at the Hofmeisterei Hirtzberger (Wachau). The keynote speakers and guests were welcomed by ataz President Gerald Gerstbauer: Dr. Alfred Gusenbauer, former Austrian Chancellor, WKÖ Secretary General Karlheinz Kopf and GD Javid Gurbanov, CEO of Azerbaijan Railways held the keynote speaches. The meeting began with a wine tasting led by Mathias Hirtzberger and was followed by a networking dinner, where both Azerbaijani and Austrian Wines and Spirits were served. Amongst the participants were: GD Thomas Kargl (CEO Austrian Railcargo), Leopold Berthold (CEO of Liebherr), Sophie Karmasin (former Austrian Minister), and actress Kristina Sprenger.
24.7.2019 - ataz Board Room Talk with WKÖ Secretary General Karlheinz Kopf
The latest keynote speaker of the ataz Board Room Talk on July 24th, 2019 was Karlheinz Kopf, Secretary General of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce. A selected round of CEO's met at the Park Hyatt Hotel Vienna. ataz President Gerald Gerstbauer hosted the Board Room Talk and moderated the discussion round.
Amongst the attendants were Wolfgang Hesoun, CEO of Siemens Austria AG, Elisabeth Stadler, CEO of Vienna Insurance Group, Horst Leitner, CEO of Hofer KG, Robert Schächter, CEO of the Austrian State Printing House, Stephanie Ernst, CEO of Rainer Gruppe, Leopold Berthold, Managing Director of Liebherr, Silvia Grünberger, Partner at Rosam Grünberger Change Communications, Harald Krieger, Partner at Coop Himmelb(l)au,and more.
25.3.2019 - ataz Board Room Talk with President of the National Council Wolfgang Sobotka
Wolfgang Sobotka, President of the Austrian National Council, was the latest keynote speaker of the ataz Board Room Talk held on March 25th, 2019. A selected round of CEO's met at the Park Hyatt Hotel Vienna and discussed the latest trade and investment developments betwen Austria, Azerbaijan and SEE countries. ataz President Gerald Gerstbauer hosted the Board Room Talk and moderated the discussion round.
Amongst the attendants were Wolfgang Hesoun, CEO of Siemens Austria AG, Andreas Bierwirth, CEO of T-Mobile Austria GmbH, Rob Bekkers, CEO of TÜV Austria Cert GmbH, Harald Krieger, Partner at Coop Himmelb(l)au, Fritz Kaltenegger, CEO of Cafe+Co International Holding GmbH, Hanno Soravia, CEO of Soravia Group, Johann Breiteneder, CEO of BIP Garagen, Benedikt Reithofer, CEO of system7, and more.