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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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BAKU FACT SHEET

Destination population:2,293,000
The number of 4* and 5* category hotel rooms:7,000
The number of 4* and 5* category hotels:162
The size of the largest hall in the city (in m2):20,000
Maximum hall capacity in theatre style (largest hall in the city)4,500
Banquet hall maximum capacity (largest hall in the city):3,065
The number of professional studios for digital and hybrid events:27
Average internet speed when organising events (Mbps):20
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DESTINATION INDICATORS 2022

ICCA Index – worldwide ranking 2022514 / 1.20
ACI Airport Connectivity Index*5.000 / 5.00
Numbeo Quality of Life Index**118.68 / 2.39
Numbeo Safety Index***79.64 / 4.39
GDS IndexNA
Nomad List Overall Score3.20

 

READ MORE ABOUT THE MEETING EXPERIENCE INDEX AT: https://kongres-magazine.eu/mtlg-meetologues-of-new-europe/.


 

*ACI Europe Airport Connectivity (higher is better) is based on the SEO NetScan connectivity model, which measures airport connectivity in a more comprehensive way. It measures the number and quality of direct/non-stop connections as well as indirect connections via other airports. The NetScan model brings the most relevant connection components of every single market (frequency, travel time, connecting time) together into a single indicator: the Airport Connectivity Index. Find out more at www.aci-europe.org.

**NUMBEO Quality of Life Index (higher is better) is an estimation of overall quality of life by using an empirical formula which takes into account purchasing power index (higher is better), pollution index (lower is better), house price to income ratio (lower is better), cost of living index (lower is better), safety index (higher is better), health care index (higher is better), traffic commute time index (lower is better) and climate index (higher is better). Find out more at www.numbeo.com.

***NUMBEO Safety Index (higher is better) is an estimation of the overall level of safety in a given city or country. Find out more at www.numbeo.com.

MTLG CATEGORY

XL MEETING DESTINATION

Destinations that can host more than 2000 attendees.

OVERALL PERFORMANCE

BAKU INDIVIDUAL GRADES 2022 
Natural and cultural factors4.83
General and transport infrastructure4.82
Tourist infrastructure4.94
Meeting infrastructure4.92
Subjective grade4.93
Marketing Buzz4.82
ICCA index - worldwide ranking1.20
Numbeo Quality of life Index2.39
Numbeo Safety Index4.39
ACI Airport Connectivity Index5.00
Nomad List Overall Score3.20
FINAL GRADE4.22
6 YEARS RESULTS201720182019202020212022
FINAL GRADE3.884.194.304.344.344.22

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