ON THE MAKE

COMPARISON WITH THE REGION

Baku is the capital city of ‘the land of fire’ by the Caspian Sea which has lately been turning into a Dubai of the Caucasus. Oil and gas revenues have given Azerbaijan the chance to develop in different fields, with the congress industry being one of them. Investment in infrastructure has seen the rise of first-class hotels and architectural pearls, such as The Heydar Aliyev Centre designed by Zaha Hadid. It’s simply astonishing to see how fast and how many projects are being realised in the country. A turning point in terms of mega-events was definitely the Eurovision contest, hosted in 2012, which was a proper test run and one that proved that Baku is capable of hosting big projects and has a lot of potential in the congress industry scene.

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MTLG INDEX / 2019 EDITION

DESTINATION CAPACITY

The number of 4* and 5* category hotel rooms: 7,000
The number of 4* and 5* category hotels: 80
Banquet hall maximum capacity: 900
The largest hall in the city (in m2): 5,019 m2
Destination population: 3,202,300
Maximum hall capacity in theatre style: 3,500

DESTINATION INDICATORS 2019

ICCA Index – worldwide ranking – numbers of meetings225 / 2.20
ACI Airport Connectivity Index5,000 / 5.00
Numbeo Quality of Life Index95,49 / 1.94
Numbeo Safety Index69,02 / 3.81

MTLG CATEGORY

XL  MEETING DESTINATION

Destinations that can host more than 2000 attendees.

OVERALL PERFORMANCE

BAKU INDIVIDUAL GRADES 2019 
Natural and cultural factors:4.69
General and transport infrastructure:4.70
Tourist infrastructure:4.82
Meeting infrastructure:4.84
Subjective grade:4.64
Marketing Buzz:4.69
ICCA index:2.20
Numbeo quality of life Index:1.94
Numbeo Safety Index:3.81
ACI Airport Connectivity Index5.00
DESTINATION MARK:4.13