AmCham Azerbaijan and Axiom Space Hosted Exclusive Social Event during International Astronautical Congress 2023
On October 4, 2023, the American Chamber of Commerce in Azerbaijan (AmCham Azerbaijan) in collaboration with Axiom Space organized a captivating social event as part of the International Astronautical Congress 2023. The event brought together esteemed guests and leaders in the space exploration industry to celebrate the progress of space technology and foster valuable connections.
The evening commenced with a warm welcome from Mr. Simon Jenner, Ecosystem Manager of Axiom Space, who expressed gratitude to all attendees for their presence and support.
Ms. Nargiz Nasrullayeva-Muduroglu, President of AmCham Azerbaijan, and Ms. Gulnara Aslanbayli, Executive Director of AmCham Azerbaijan, extended their heartfelt welcome to the distinguished guests. They emphasized their commitment to promoting various sectors in Azerbaijan, particularly space exploration and technology. It was highlighted that the event is an opportunity for AmCham members to establish valuable connections and contribute to the growth of the space sector in the country.
Mr. Tejpaul Bhatia, Chief Revenue Officer of Axiom Space, took the stage, captivating the audience with his passion for space exploration. In his address, he expressed gratitude to the hosts and customers, recognizing their pivotal role in Axiom Space's journey.
During his speech, Mr. Bhatia unveiled Axiom Space's state-of-the-art space station and a captivating virtual reality (VR) experience, immersing attendees in the wonders of space exploration.
Continuing his address, Mr. Bhatia introduced the three remarkable generations of Axiom astronauts, each representing a unique chapter in the company's legacy:
- Mr. Eytan Stibbe, an embodiment of the Ax-1 mission;
- Mr. Ali Alqarni, the embodiment of Ax-2 mission;
- Alper Gezeravci, representative of Ax-3 mission;
The astronauts, each with their distinct stories and aspirations, shared their reflections on their awe-inspiring experiences and the profound significance of the evening's gathering.
As the evening unfolded, the event featured an exclusive demonstration of the AX-2 video to the audience, providing a glimpse into the exciting future of space exploration.
The evening continued with a lineup of captivating shows and experiences, offering both entertainment and enlightenment.
Furthermore, guests enjoyed a delightful evening of hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and a lively atmosphere, engaging in enriching conversations, networking, and industry updates with top executives and professionals from around the world.
With over 200 attendees, the event drew a distinguished crowd that included high-ranking government officials, representatives of the diplomatic corps, senior executives from the business community, global leaders in the space industry, and AmCham member companies.
BFI Committee`s February Meeting
On February 6, AmCham hosted BFI Committee`s Meeting.BFI Chairperson, Mrs. Aytan Rustamova, opened the meeting by welcoming members, guest speakers Sanan Hasanov (Demir Bank) and Nazim Mammadov (Alliance Group LLC) as well as informing the committee members on the achievements & challenges of the past year.Within the first part of the meeting Committee Chairperson passed the floor to the guest speaker of the meeting, Mr. Sanan Hasanov, the representative of Demir Bank who delivered a report on “EnergoCredit”, the collaborative project of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) with Demir Bank. The presentation was followed by Q&A session.Short bio of our guest speaker:Mr. Hasanov holds a master of Finance from Azerbaijan State University of Economy. He is currently working for DemirBank OJSC as Marketing Director. He has more than 10 years experience in banking sector in Azerbaijan. He has managed and implemented many local and international projects.During the second part of the meeting Mr. Nazim Mammadov, representative of Alliance Group LLC has delivered a presentation on “Case studies from Georgia on EnergoCredit project”. The presentation was followed by Q&A session.The Committee meeting finished by networking and one-to-one conversations.Powered by Froala Editor
BFI Committee`s March Meeting
On March 16, AmCham hosted BFI Committee Meeting.BFI Chairperson, Mrs. Aytan Rustamova, opened the meeting by welcoming committee members and guest speaker – Mrs. Julie Nutter, Director of the Office of Sanctions Policy and Implementation in the Department of State’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs.Within the first part of the meeting, Mrs. Julie Nutter delivered a very informative speech on “US Policy & Sanctions on Russia and Iran” followed by Q&A session.During the second part of the meeting, Mrs. Nutter introduced Mr. W. Stuart Huffman, Foreign Service Officer of the Office of Sanctions Policy and Implementation, who joined her during the Q&A session.Short bio of our guest speaker:Julie Hagarty Nutter is the Director of the Office of Economic Sanctions Policy and Implementation (SPI) in the Department of State’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (EB). Prior to her current posting, she was the Economic Minister-Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in London. From 2005 to 2008, Ms. Nutter was the Director of the Office of Development Finance in the Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs Bureau. She previously served as the Economic Counselor in the U.S. Mission to the European Union in Brussels. During her Brussels tour, she volunteered for an Iraq Provincial Reconstruction Team Leader position and spent seven months in Iraq, mostly in Basra, working to improve governance capacity at the provincial level. In earlier jobs, she headed the Ukraine desk of the State Department in the run-up to the Orange Revolution, worked closely with other donors on G-8 and Balkan reconstruction issues, and did political and economic reporting during the Liberian civil war. Ms. Nutter has a Masters’ degree in National Security Resource Strategy from the National Defense University and a Masters’ degree in International Economics from Georgetown University. She has two daughters, and grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Powered by Froala Editor
BFI AND CSR COMMITTEES` JOINT MEETING
On May, 18, AmCham hosted BFI and CSR Committees` Joint Meeting.Mrs. Nargiz Nasrullayeva-Muduroglu opened the meeting by welcoming participants as well as introducing Mrs. Natavan Mammadova as the newly appointed Director of AmCham Azerbaijan. Afterwards, she passed the floor to Mrs. Ayten Rustamova, Chairperson of BFI Committee, who introduced guest speakers to the audience – Mrs. Gwen Burchell, Director of United Aid for Azerbaijan (UAFA) and Mrs. Natavan Hasanova, researcher of Strategic Research Center of AR (SAM).During the first part of the meeting, Mrs. Burchell informed the participants of the meeting about UAFA and its activity. Afterwards, she passed the floor to her colleague – Mr. Saleh Nasirov – who provided the detailed information about the activity direction of UAFA, particularly pre-school educationm reabilitation centers and social support and also, creation of educational systems in four regions of Azerbaijan. Moreover, Mr. Nasirov presented a video clip about Child Development Center in Baku established by UAFA.Within the second part of the meeting, the floor was passed to Mrs. Natavan Hasanova who delivered a presentation on “Research Results on Corporate Social Responsibility at Azerbaijani Banks”. Along with the report on local activities, Mrs. Hasanova provided very thorough information on CSR activities in different countries (USA, China, Japanm Germany, Italy, Australia).In the end of the meeting, Ms. Aynura Piriyeva, Chairperson of CSR Committee, announced the organization of CSR Excellence Award in cooperation with P. World on October 1, 2.Powered by Froala Editor