AHK-Working Groups

Working groups are of high significance for the German Chambers of Commerce. Each group is specialized in a particular sector of the economy and they dedicate their meetings to the discussion of specific topics of importance.

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The AHK Azerbaijan offers its members the opportunity to engage in these working groups. The main purpose behind the creation and operation of working groups is to facilitate the flow of information among the members and to address the similar problems they face. The agenda of the working committees is defined and implemented by the AHK Azerbaijan members on their own initiative. The AHK provides the framework and technical support for the committees to be in operation.

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Working Group

The Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Working Group is the first committee of the AHK Azerbaijan and is open to all industry representatives which provide IT and Communication services, have an ICT department or are interested in ICT matters. The group was established on the initiative of Mr. Rufat Hajialibayov, Executive Director of SAP Azerbaijan, on 12 May 2017 and Mr. Hajialibayov was selected as the Chairman of the group. The ICT Working Group offers its members the opportunity to work jointly. Members will benefit from the shared knowledge and the practical experience of other companies in the realization of IT and Communications projects, as well as establish a better basis for negotiation with the responsible government agencies.

07.06.2018: ICT Working Group workshop

The workshop in the framework of Information and Communication Technologies Working Group (ICT Working Group) of AHK Azerbaijan was held on 07.06.2018, from 11 AM to 12:30 AM at AHK Azerbaijan Conference Room. 

During the workshop, Mr. Farid Gattal from SAP Azerbaijan delivered the presentation on the topic of “ERP as a key enabler for effective business operations”.

The participants of workshop were informed about the best practices of business process re-engineering in conjunction with the implementation of technical tools.

Afterwards, the presenter responded to the enquiries of participants and the workshop was followed by discussions. More

11.05.2018: ICT Working Group Meeting

The AHK Azerbaijan organised the next meeting of its Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Working Group on 11 May 2018, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 AM at AHK Azerbaijan Conference Room (Winter Park Plaza, 7th floor, 75 Rasul Rza Street, AZ 1014, Baku).

The focus area of the meeting was a discussion of “The Strategic Roadmap for the Development of Telecommunication and Information Technologies in the Republic of Azerbaijan” and the improvement of ICT infrastructure for the digital economy, and the further enhancement of ICT efficiency in the public sector. The honorary guest speaker of the meeting was Mr Elmir Valizadeh, Deputy Minister of Transport, Communications and High Technologies. More

02.05.2018: ICT Working Group workshop “Cyber Risk Management”

On 2 May 2018, the German-Azerbaijani Chamber of Commerce (AHK Azerbaijan) organized the “Cyber Risk Management” workshop in the framework of AHK Azerbaijan’s Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Working Group at AHK Azerbaijan Conference Room.

Mr Agil Azimov from KPMG Azerbaijan Limited Company has delivered his presentation for members of the ICT Working Group. The workshop was attended by 20 representatives from relevant member companies of AHK Azerbaijan.

The core themes of the workshop were risk management, proactive strategy against IT Risks and discussions in business technology matters. The principal aim of the workshop was to notify member companies of AHK Azerbaijan about main critical steps in IT risk management strategy.

At the beginning of the workshop Mr Tobias Baumann, Executive Board Member of AHK Azerbaijan and Rufat Hajialibayov, Chairman of the ICT Working Group welcomed the participants and delivered their introductory remarks.

Following the presentation, Mr Agil Azimov informed the participants about modification, evaluation, and retention of operational risks. Afterward, the presenter answered to the specific inquiries of participants and the workshop followed by discussions. More

28.02.2018: AHK Working Group on Information and Communication Technologies

AHK Azerbaijan organised the Working Group on Information and Communication Technologies on 28.02.2018, Wednesday, from 11:00 a.m. to 13:00 p.m. at AHK Azerbaijan Meeting & Conference Room (Winter Park Plaza, 75 Rasul Rza Street, AZ 1014, Baku).

The focus area of the meeting was a discussion of annual agenda for 2018. Participants came together to identify the main topics, objectives, key speakers and suitable dates for the upcoming ICT events. More

Tax, Custom and Legal Affairs Working Group

The Tax, Custom and Legal Affairs Working Group of AHK Azerbaijan has been established on May 4, 2018 by the initiative of AHK Azerbaijan member company KPMG Azerbaijan Limited. Mr. Farid Isayev, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of the AHK Azerbaijan took over the functioning of the Working Group as the Chairman.

The crucial aims of the Working Group are holding informational events on actual legal issues for members of the chamber, discussing current changes in the legislation of Azerbaijan, exchange of ideas and experiences and deepening dialogues with relevant government agencies.

26.07.2018: Meeting of the Tax, Custom and Legal Affairs Working Group

On 26 July 2018, AHK Azerbaijan organised the next meeting within the framework of its Tax, Custom and Legal Affairs Working Group at the AHK Azerbaijan office.

The honorary guest speaker of the meeting was Mr. Elnur Suleymanov, Head of Employment Policy and Demography division of the Labour and Social Protection Ministry.

The participants were given an overview of the current situation in the labour and social insurance sphere in Azerbaijan and Mr. Suleymanov presented the action plan of the Ministry by elaborating on the planned reform Agenda. Moreover, he invited the companies to provide inputs and recommendations for the development of existing framework in the relevant field.

The event was concluded with a productive Q&A session.

04.05.2018: Kick-off meeting of the Tax, Custom and Legal Affairs Working Group

On 4 May 2018, the German-Azerbaijani Chamber of Commerce (AHK Azerbaijan) organized the Kick-off meeting of the “Tax and Legal Affairs” AHK Working Group at AHK Azerbaijan Conference Room. The meeting was attended by 30 representatives from relevant member companies of AHK Azerbaijan.

The principal objective of the meeting was to explore difficulties in tax sphere and gather suggestions of the participants.

At the beginning of the meeting, Mr Farid Isayev, deputy chairman of AHK Azerbaijan welcomed the participants. Mr İsayev informed the participants about productive discussions of AHK Azerbaijan’s board of directors with the Minister of Taxes of Azerbaijan Republic recently and offered help in facilitating the announced tax reforms.

The beginning speech was followed by a discussion of participants from several industries. Company representatives noted the difficulties they faced in the tax field and gave their verbal suggestions in terms of the improvement of the Tax Legislations of the Republic of Azerbaijan. More

HR and VET Working Group

AHK Azerbaijan plans to establish its Human Resources and Vocational Education & Training (HR and VET) Working Group with the initiative of GRC Executive Search and Management Consulting. The Kick-off meeting of the Working Group will be held in September 2018.

The crucial aim of the activities of HR and VET Working Group is to address the potential challenges of the labor market, including human resource policies, legislative changes, exchange of ideas and experiences, to hold informational events on actual topics in the HR field and to strengthen dialogues with relevant government agencies.