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.
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.
17.-19.2.2019 - ataz-Delegation in Baku
From Febuary 17th-19th 2019, ataz organized a high ranking delelgation to Baku. The CEO of Austrian Railways (ÖBB) Andreas Matthä, Thomas Kargl (Managing Director ÖBB), Bettina Gusenbauer (Secretary General ÖBB), Leopold Berthold (Managing Director Liebherr), Silvia Grünberger (Managing Partner at Rosam Grünberger Change Communciations), Gabriel Lansky (Managing Partner at Lansky, Ganzger + partner Attorneys at Law), Cavid Hidayatov (Country Manager, TÜV Austria) and Gerald Gerstbauer (ataz President and SVP at Atos IT Solutions and Services GmbH) were part of the delegation.
The visitors had an extensive programme in Baku: meetings with the CEO of Azerbaijan Railways Javid Gurbanov, with the Minister of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Shahin Mustafayev, with the Director-General of the New Port of Baku in Alat, Taleh Ziyadov and many more. The programme was rounded up by beautiful and delicious dinner evenings.
17.12.2018 - ataz General Assembly: Two New Board Members Silvia Grünberger and Barbara Kolm
ataz is looking back at a very successful and eventful year 2018. Thanks a lot to all its members and supporters for the great activities ataz was part of and was able to realize.
Gerald Gerstbauer was once more confirmed as ataz President. Two new Board Members were elected: Silvia Grünberger (Rosam & Grünberger Change Communications) and Barbara Kolm (Friedrich A. v. Hayek Institut, ÖBB-Holding AG, Universität Wien, Österreichische Nationalbank).
Günter Dörflinger (Christof Indurstries), Harald Krieger (COOP HIMMELB(L)AU), Dr. Gabriel Lansky (LGP Rechtsanwälte GmbH) and Gerd Pollhammer (Siemens AG Österreich) remain members of the Board of ataz. Benedikt Reithofer (System 7) was confirmed as Treasurer and Dorothea Gros as Secretary General of ataz.
ataz is also welcoming a new member in 2019: TÜV Austria.
We are looking forward to a fruitful New Year 2019!