On December 13, 2022, Azerbaijan hosted the Annual Innovation Summit for the second time. The Innovation Summit was organized by PASHA Holding in partnership with the State Innovation Agency under the Ministry of Digital Development and Transportation, and more than 10 corporations as anchor, gold, and silver sponsors (Kapital Bank, Bakcell, VISA, PASHA Bank, SOCAR, Times Consulting PASHA Pay, PASHA Life Insurance, PASHA Technology, Bravo, PASHA Insurance, Huawei and Tintra).
More than 1000 participants and 50 startups from diverse domains and different parts of the world, and 30 world-class speakers made it a memorable milestone for the country’s development of the innovation ecosystem.
The purpose of the event was to bring together the region’s leading companies and government representatives to discuss innovations, create opportunities for them to exchange ideas and experiences, get new insights from global experts, and have a unique opportunity to meet interesting startups having industry-specific solutions that might bring both commercial and strategic value.
The Summit agenda included keynotes speeches, panel discussions, startup pitches, and workshops, and was open for anyone who wants to innovate in their field, become part of the innovation ecosystem and grow by making the right connections.
Azerbaijan’s Minister of Economy – Mikayil Jabbarov, Minister of Digital Development and Transportation – Rashad Nabiyev, CEO of Investment Holding – Ruslan Alikhanov, CEO of Pasha Holding – Jalal Gasimov, Top Global Leadership Expert – Robin Sharma, Top Global Innovation Leader – Kian Gohar, Top Global FinTech Leader – Chris Skinner, Co-Founder of Wanadoo (France Telecom) – Philippe Dewost, former CEO of Shell and Vice-Chair at Equinor – Jeroen van der Veer, and many other well-known speakers shared their insights and experience during the Event.
PASHA Holding aims to hold this event on an annual basis, and within the next few years support the further development of the innovation ecosystem and bring an economic impact to the country.