Salman Gambarov in Istanbul
Salman Gambarov (born 1959) ranks amongst the most inspired and experienced Azerbaijani jazz pianists. In 2014, TEAS Istanbul collaborated with IKSV to bring him and his handpicked selection of musicians together to perform at the closing night of the Istanbul Jazz Festival. In this video, he speaks about his art, the festival and his relationship with other musicians, complemented by stunning concert footage, performed before over 750 transfixed jazz aficionados. The band also included Yildiz Ibrahimova (vocals), Şenova Ülker (trumpet), Önder Focan (guitar), Fatih Ahiskali (oud) and Ferit Odman (drums).
Zaur Hasanov – Director, Trans-Eurasian Super Highway (TASIM)
Speaking on the sidelines of the TEAS Business Forum Brussels, Zaur Hasanov speaks on the pivotal role of the UN-mandated TASIM project – an initiative of Azerbaijan – which will bring enhanced bandwidth connections between Frankfurt and Hong Kong.
Kamran Agasi – Director of Innovations Centre, State Agency for Public Service and Social Innovations under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Speaking on the sidelines of the TEAS Business Forum Brussels, Kamran Agasi outlines the innovative IT-based ASAN service of public services provision, aimed at optimising efficiency and transparency, winner of the UN Public Service Award 2015.
Manuela Traldi – President, Italy–Azerbaijan Trade Institute (ITAZERCOM)
Speaking on the sidelines of the TEAS Business Forum Brussels, Manuela Traldi discusses the rapid transformation of Azerbaijan and the sectors providing opportunities for western investors.
H.E. Fuad Isgandarov – Head of the Azerbaijani Mission to the EU, and Azerbaijani Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg
Speaking on the sidelines of the TEAS Business Forum Brussels, Ambassador Isgandarov delineates the current EU–Azerbaijani political and business relationship; the importance of the Southern Energy Corridor; and the changing relationship with Iran.
Herman De Croo – Belgian Minister of State
Speaking on the sidelines of the TEAS Business Forum Brussels, Herman De Croo – the longest-serving Belgian MP, formerly holder of various ministerial positions, including those for transport, foreign trade and education – comments on his two visits to Azerbaijan and the current level and future potential for further Belgian–Azerbaijani co-operation.
Dirk Schuebel – Head of Division, Eastern Partnership: Bilateral, EEAS
Speaking on the sidelines of the TEAS Business Forum Brussels, Dirk Schuebel outlines the current state and future potential for closer EU–Azerbaijani co-operation, particularly focusing on the Southern Energy Corridor, which is currently under construction. He also outlines the EU position on the Armenian–Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.
Frank Coenen – Director, InControl
Speaking on the sidelines of the TEAS Business Forum Brussels, renewable energy expert Frank Coenen outlines how wind energy could be harnessed for power generation in Azerbaijan.
Axel Enthoven – President, Enthoven Associates
Speaking on the sidelines of the TEAS Business Forum Brussels, Axel Enthoven – one of most renowned Belgian designers of the past 40 years – speaks on the need for public mobility, the role of infrastructure in development, and the factors that must be taken into account when designing effective systems.
Azerbaijan in Brussels
TEAS Business Forum Brussels 2015
Bylined as Azerbaijan Through the Eyes of International Investors, more than 100 businesspeople and diplomats from across Europe flocked to the prestigious Diamant Conference and Business Centre, near the diplomatic area of Brussels. Held at a pivotal time in EU–Azerbaijani relations, and with Azerbaijan taking centrestage due to the construction of the Southern Energy Corridor, the event attracted a varied and impressive roster of speakers.