Azerbaijan for exceptional event experiences
Salam from Azerbaijan, ‘The Pearl of the Caucasus’. Offering authentic local experiences and international flair, the country is in an excellent position to cater to events. Offering a contrasting combination of East and West, Azerbaijan rolls out the welcome mat to events seeking exceptional experiences.
Famous for the warm hospitality of its people, Azerbaijan has a history dating back 5,000 years, woven by the fascinating tales of travellers passing along the Great Silk Road. Its antiquity and novelty are still evident in the cosmopolitan capital of Baku. The bustling metropolis boasts architectural splendour with a dramatic modern skyline interwoven with traditional buildings. There are sunny beaches and exquisite food, as well as a rich historic and cultural heritage.
Baku’s world-class conference facilities and state-of-the-art venues have helped the country to become a premium business events destination with a well-developed corporate infrastructure equipped to host large-scale meetings and conferences.
Most notable are the brand-new, purpose-built Baku Convention Center, the largest congress centre in the Caucasus, and the iconic Flame Towers, a trio of skyscrapers dominating the skyline. The multi-functional convention centre’s impressive open-plan space offers unobstructed views across to Baku’s greatest architectural masterpiece: the Heydar Aliyev Centre. Designed by the world-famous architect Zaha Hadid, the Heydar Centre offers planners and congress-goers the options of a stunning auditorium and a series of stunning meeting spaces.
Ideal for hosting large receptions, meetings and gala dinners, venues such as the Flame Towers, Four Seasons Baku and Fairmont Baku offer stylish and modern locations for events at the highest international level. The city is also home to numerous other centrally-located facilities offering excellent facilities for conventions or business events – some catering up to 68,000 participants, as well as smaller, more exclusive meetings and conferences.
Adding to its appeal as an emerging business events hub, the country is easily accessible from Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the United States, with flights from more than 70 destinations. The newly implemented ASAN visa system offers added convenience with a quick and simple e-visa process.
The country also offers authentic activities and a wide range of accommodation. Visitors can choose from luxury and affordable mid-range hotels to private homestays.
Home to nine of the world’s eleven climate zones, Azerbaijan offers travellers a variety of experiences at affordable prices all year round. From world-class golf facilities, five-star ski resorts, kite-surfing and more, the natural landscape offers the perfect setting for adventure. Its unique geography and location have resulted in a wide variety of fresh produce and delightful flavours. Baku offers a wide choice of dining venues from the latest fine-dining cuisine to classic and traditional restaurants.
Azerbaijan welcomes guests looking to discover its business and leisure tourism offerings. As the economy diversifies, the nation is rapidly transforming to position itself in the top-tier of business event destinations.
For further information: meetinazerbaijan.com
Published Date: 04/11/2019