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.
13.6.2022 - ataz Board Room Talk with Former Minister Elisabeth Köstinger
Elisabeth Köstinger, former Minister of the Republic of Austria, was the keynote speaker of the latest ataz Boardroom Talk which took place on June 13th, 2022. A selected round of guests met at the Park Hyatt Hotel Vienna and discussed the latest developments in Europe and the Caucasus, especially with regards to the supply of energy. ataz President Gerald Gerstbauer hosted the Board Room Talk and moderated the discussion round.
Amongst the attendants were Prof.Markus Hengstschläger (MedUni Vienna), Tillmann Fuchs (Vienna Airport), Gerd Pollhammer (Siemens Austria AG) Alexander Schierhuber (Austrian Railways), Herbert Scheibner (Scheibner Business Development), Werner Neuwirth-Riedl, Orkhan Ismayilov (Lansky, Ganzger + partner), Dorothea Gros (atos IT Services and Solutions).
23.5.2022 - Concert on the Occasion of the Independence Day of the Republic of Azerbaijan
H.E. Ambassador Rovshan Sadigbayli together with the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Azerbaijani Cultural Centre invited to a classical music concert and reception on the occasion of Independence Day of the Republic of Azerbaijan on 23.05.2022 at 18:00 at Palais Liechtenstein. Karlheinz Kopf, Secretary General of WKÖ and Gerald Gerstbauer, president of ataz, attended the beautiful celebrations.
Congratulations to the Republic of Azerbaijan!
05.05.2022 - ataz Honoary Council Meeting at Hotel Interalpen Tyrol
This year's ataz Honorary Council Meeting took place on May 5th, 2022 at the renowned Hotel Interalpen Tyrol, owned by our dear ataz Member Liebherr. The meeting had a strong focus on the cooperation between Azerbaijan Railways and Austrian Railways and included the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding between Rail Cargo Austria, represented by GD Gottfried Eymer and ADY Container, represented by GD Natig Jafarov. Another highlight of the event was the appointment of H.E. Rovshan Sadigbayli, Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Austria, as new member of the ataz Honorary Council.
The participants were given a tour of the impressive Liebherr Werk Telfs by its GD Martin Längle and had the opportunity to view the different construction steps of Liebherr's excavators and other vehicles and products.
Amongst the participants were: H.E. Rovshan Sadigbayli (Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Austria), Javid Gurbanov (CEO of Azerbaijan Railways), Dr. Layla Gasimova (Director of the Azerbaijan Cultrue Centre), Gottfried Eymer (CEO Austrian Rail Cargo), Natig Jafarov (CEO ADY Container), Leopold Berthold (CEO of Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH), Martin Längle (CEO of the Liebherr Werk Telfs), Dorothea Gros (COO Atos IT Solutions), Alexander Schierhuber (CEO Breitspur Planungsgesellschaft), Orkhan Ismayilov (Lansky, Ganzger + partner) and Dr. Gerald Eder (CEO Hydrophil).