AmCham Members' Online February Luncheon

On February 24, 2021, the American Chamber of Commerce in Azerbaijan (AmCham Azerbaijan)  hosted its monthly Members’ Online Luncheon. 

The Guest Speaker of this month was Dr. Taleh Ziyadov, Director-General of “Baku International Sea Trade Port” CJSC. 

Around a hundred AmCham members and partners attended the event, including representatives of diplomatic corps. 

President of AmCham Azerbaijan, Mr. Nuran Karimov welcomed the participants with an opening speech and introduced the guest speaker.

Dr. Taleh Ziyadov started his speech by emphasizing the role of the Glorious Victory of Azerbaijan in expansion of the country’s opportunities in becoming regional transport and logistics hub through opening of the communication lines of the region considered in Agreement signed on November 11, 2020

Referring to the results of 2020, Dr. Taleh Ziyadov said that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the turnover of the Port of Baku has increased by 20%. 

In his presentation, he also spoke on the activities of the Baku International Sea Trade Port , including development strategy for the next 2 years, agreements reached with leading logistics hubs and transport companies in Asia and Europe, and innovations in the country’s transport sector.

Moreover, Dr. Ziyadov made an announcement of the upcoming Trade Mission Program to Belgium, jointly organized by Baku International Sea Trade Port (Port of Baku), Antwerp International Port together with APEC Antwerp & Flanders International Training Center, and AmCham Azerbaijan as an information partner. The Trade Mission Program will include trainings on topics such as environmental and occupational safety, improvement of trade and operational processes, as well as innovation and digitalization. It was also noted that the participants will be able to get acquainted with the activities of the Antwerp and North Seaports, the international logistics center and the customs service of the region for 5 days. Afterwards, he invited AMCHAM members to participate in the Trade Mission Program.

In conclusion, all the questions and comments of the participants were addressed by Dr. Taleh Ziyadov.

At the end of the luncheon, Mr. Nuran Kerimov thanked everyone for participation.

24 February 2021
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