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 / 2020 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: 4,500
  • The largest hall in the city (in m2): 20000 m2
  • Destination population: 2,293,000
  • Maximum hall capacity in theatre style: 5,000
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DESTINATION INDICATORS 2020

ICCA Index – worldwide ranking – numbers of meetings2,25
ACI Airport Connectivity Index5,00
Numbeo Quality of Life Index2,48
Numbeo Safety Index4,38
Index Banquet/Theatre111,11
Index Hotel Rooms/Theatre71,43

MTLG CATEGORY

XL MEETING DESTINATION

Destinations that can host more than 2000 attendees.

OVERALL PERFORMANCE

BAKU INDIVIDUAL GRADES 2020 
Natural and cultural factors:4.83
General and transport infrastructure:4.82
Tourist infrastructure:4.93
Meeting infrastructure:4.91
Subjective grade:4.93
Marketing Buzz:4.82
ICCA index:2.25
Numbeo quality of life Index:2.48
Numbeo Safety Index:4.38
ACI Airport Connectivity Index5.00
DESTINATION MARK:4.34

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