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24th Azerbaijan International Telecommunications, Innovations
and High Technologies Exhibition and Conference

4 - 7 December 2018 Baku Expo Center


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“This exhibition, which has turned into a constant event, plays the role of platform where the latest high technology achievements of Azerbaijan, as well as many other countries and companies in the world are presented. Traditional Bakutel exhibition is a place to demonstrate the latest ICT achievements and present advanced technological innovations; apart from being a good opportunity to get acquainted with our country, it is also an invaluable platform for the establishment of business relations and exchange of experience. I am confident that fruitful meetings to be held during the exhibition and conference, as well as the lectures and speeches will contribute to successful implementation of new initiatives and will further deepen our mutual relations”.

Ilham Aliyev,
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan


Being the second most profitable sector after Oil&Gas industry, ICT sectors receives one of the largest FDI in country. The government is fully behind ICT's continued growth, an indication of the importance of this industry to the country's future. According to the Road Map, the document approved by a decree of President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the long-term vision for the period up to 2025 in the Information and Communications Technologies sector is to continue the innovation-driven reform in this sector.



  • Total area of the exhibition 4760 m²
  • There were 192 exhibitors from 20 countries
  • Number of registered attendees 6620
  • 75% of participants have established new business contacts
  • 61 % expecting to sign contracts as a result of the exhibition
  • 74 % of participants would suggest participating at Bakutel
  • 39% new visitors attended Bakutel 2017
  • 71% of visitors are authorized in purchasing decisions





  • High Level Meeting of Trans-Eurasian Information Super Highway (TASIM)
  • 2nd meeting of the Ministers of Information and Communication Technologies of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO)
  • Seminar on "E-Government, E-Participation and Open Government Development"
  • 5th Regional Internet Governance Forum
  • 2nd seminar EU4Digital: ICT Innovation Network
  • Seminar on "Accelerating the application of the Asia-Pacific Information Highway and the Trans-Eurasian Information Superhighway Initiative"



Created additional opportunity to develop and improve business with local companies
75% of exhibitors met with desired contact during B2B meetings
88% of exhibitors intend to conclude from 5 to 10 agreements as a result of the meetings
100% would take a chance to participate in B2B next exhibition



Industry leaders delivered up-to-date information about innovations, researches and future perspectives of IT world during conference on "New Opportunities in the Connected World“  Among speakers: Central Bank, Microsoft, Huawei, Nokia and many others.



The aim of business breakfast, led by a professional business coach, was to help the participants to take better advantage of the opportunities which the exhibitions present. The event was attended by exhibitors of Bakutel and the organiser’s team.


  • Communication & Networks     
  • Education and career in IT
  • Data Centers& Infrastructure
  • Digital Business Solutions
  • Internet Technologies
  • IT Services
  • Research & Innovation
  • Satellite and Navigation systems
  • Security
  • Smart Devices & Accessories                     
  • Startups
  • TV & Radio broadcasting



“Year after year, I am impressed by what Bakutel has become: a unique platform bringing together more than 200 companies from 20 countries including leading Azeri ICT companies to confront new ideas, explore new projects and form new partnerships. Bakutel is a testament to Azerbaijan’s digital transformation. By showing a world of new technologies and ideas, a world of ICT possibilities, especially when it comes to sustainable development, Bakutel brings us closer together as individuals, as organizations and as partners”.

Houlin Zhao
Secretary-General, ITU


“We do believe that the exhibition really crucial for us to increase our awareness in targeted customer domains and develop our local presence by identifying the key business partners”.

Orhan Genish
President at Honeywell Turkey & Central Asia


Bakutel provides exhibitors with an excellent opportunity to demonstrate their achievements to end users and colleagues, to establish new business relations and to listen to the speeches of leading ICT experts. Undoubtedly, this exhibition is one of the catalysts for the development of information and high technologies in Azerbaijan and in the South Caucasus, as a whole”.

Kamran Asadov
Account Executive in Public Sector, Microsoft Azerbaijan


“Such exhibition is a very effective way to communicate most interesting achievements in High-tech market such as Telecom to the mass audience and key governmental and business stakeholders. But of course the key is not only to show the technology, but thought the dialog achieve and understanding what could be the key steps Nokia could do to support Azerbaijan in difficult path to Digitalization. Nokia is honored to participated in Bakutel exhibition and wants to thank everyone who made it possible, it`s a very impressive show!”.

Ozan Aray
Country Senior Officer Azerbaijan, Nokia



Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan

ITU - International Telecommunication Union

Regional Commonwealth in the field of Communications (RCC)


National Confederation of the Entrepreneurs (Employers) Organizations of Azerbaijan Republic (AEC)


Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation

Small and Medium Business Development Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan