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.
1.2.2024 - ataz Board Room Talk with H.E. Rovshan Sadigbayli and Mr. Orkhan Mammadov
At our latest ataz Board Room Talk, Mr. Orkhan Mammadov, Chairman of the Management Board of KOBIA, the Small and Medium Business Development Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan, held a keynote speach on the topic of "Support and Incentives for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in Azerbaijan and Cooperation Opportunities with Austria". The Board Room Talk was held on Febuary 1st, 2024.A selected round of guests met at the Park Hyatt Hotel Vienna and discussed possible cooperation opportunities between Austria and Azerbaijan. ataz President Gerald Gerstbauer hosted the Board Room Talk and moderated the discussion round.
Amongst the attendants were H.E. Rovshan Sadigbayli, Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Austria, Mr. Rufat Atakishiyev, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of the Small and Medium Business Development Agency, Mr. Andreas Königsberger, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Austria & CEO of Titanen GmbH, Mr. Javid Gurbanov, Deputy Minister of Digital Development and Transport, Mr. Orkhan Ismayilov, Legal Consultant and Country Manager Azerbaijan at Lansky, Ganzger, Goeth + partner, Amir Shirinbayli, Deputy Head of the Secretariat, Ms. Dorothea Gros, Secretary General of ataz and Country Sales Manager at B.Braun.
Photo Credit: Mahir Rustamov
22.12.2023 - ataz General Assembly in New ataz Office
The annual General Assembly of ataz took place on December 22st, 2023 at the new office of ataz, followed by a lunch at the Park Hyatt Hotel Vienna. President Gerald Gerstbauer presented the past activities of ataz and discussed the plans for 2024 with the Chamber's members. ataz is looking forward to a fruitful and eventful year 2024.
ataz thanks all its members and friends for their support and wishes a successful, heathly and happy New Year 2024.
19.1.2023 - ataz at 80th Vienna Philharmonic Ball
On the occasion of the 80th Ball of the Viennese Philharmonic Orchestra, a small delegation from Aserbaidschan was invited to join the iconic event: Vice-Minister for Digitalisation and Transport Javid Gurbanov, together with his wife Layla Gasimova, Director of the Azerbaijani Cultural Centre in Vienna, attended the ball. The Second President of the Austrian National Council, Doris Bures, greated the delegation.
Amongst the guests: Gerald Ganzger (Lansky, Ganzger, Goeth, Frankl & partner), Helga Bandion (Office of the Chancellor), Astrid and Leopold Berthold (Liebherr), Actress Kristina Sprenger, Gerald Gerstbauer (President of ataz), Alexander Schierhuber (Superfund), Darina Leuer (Superfund), Ronak Soleimanibabakamali (Coop Himmelb(l)au), Dorothea Gros (Secretary General of ataz), Daniel Gros (Grimex Consult), Orkhan Ismayilov (Lansky, Ganzger, Goeth, Frankl + partner).
Many thanks go to the generous sponsors of the evening: Superfund and Lansky, Ganzger, Goeth, Frankl + partner.