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.

Azerbaijan – Sport in Focus opening (Paris)

The Baku2015 European Games were celebrated during the opening of the Azerbaijan – Sport in Focus exhibition at the Maison du sport français (French House of Sport) in Paris on 4 June. The exhibition was hosted by the French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF) and organised by TEAS France, in partnership with the Baku European Games Olympic Committee (BEGOC) and the Musée National du Sport (French National Sports Museum) in Nice.

More than 150 diplomats, sportsmen and women, sports enthusiasts and members of the Azerbaijani diaspora attended the opening, which was broadcast on L’Équipe 21 – official French broadcaster of the Baku2015 Games.

Business Forum Paris 2015

Interview with Rufat Mammadov, Head, AZPROMO

Speaking during the Netherlands–Azerbaijan Business Forum, Rufat Mammadov outlines the nature of Dutch–Azerbaijani business relations and the role of AZPROMO in enhancing the attractiveness of investment in the Azerbaijani economy.

Interview with Kamran Agasi, Director, Innovations Centre, State Agency for Public Service and Social Innovations

Speaking during the Netherlands–Azerbaijan Business Forum, Kamran Agasi outlines developments at the Azerbaijani Service and Assessment Network (ASAN), comprising e-government centres across the country. These serve to enhance efficiency and transparency and eliminate corruption.

Interview with Henk Kamp, Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs

Speaking during the Netherlands–Azerbaijan Business Forum, Henk Kamp outlines the nature of the Netherlands–Azerbaijan business relationship.

Interview with René van der Linden, Dutch Senator; Chairman, MSM; and former President, PACE

Speaking during the Netherlands–Azerbaijan Business Forum, René van der Linden comments on the scope for further expansion of Dutch–Azerbaijan economic relations, the impact of the Southern Energy Corridor on Dutch energy prices and the current image of Azerbaijan in the Netherlands.