Published on October 2, 2022

Prepare to be dazzled by Baku - the host city of the 74th IAC

Under the theme of “Global Challenges and Opportunities: Give Space a Chance”.

2023 will mark the iconic return of the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) ** to the marvellous capital city of **Azerbaijan for the second time after exactly a half century later – this time under the theme of “ Global Challenges and Opportunities: Give Space a Chance”.

Baku has everything that it takes to host such a prominent and large-scale event as the IAC, including accessibility through its Heydar Aliyev International Airport certified with the 5-Star Regional Airport Rating by Skytrax, a wide range of accommodation options from luxury hotels to low-budget facilities, and of course, a magnificent venue to host the event itself. All of these are bolstered with a series of unique local experiences that promise genuine cultural immersion and will most definitely stay with you long after your departure.

Host venues of the event will be the Baku Convention Centre and Heydar Aliyev Centre, located at the heart of the city, together with a dedicated exhibition pavilion that will be assembled right between them specifically for the 74th IAC. Both venues are major architectural landmarks, design of which adds a great value to Baku’s reputation as the city of contrasts while ensuring that events are organised at the highest level.

While historical and modern landmarks certainly make the skyline of this city shine in a harmonious blend, the multicultural environment makes visitors feel at home. You name what you look for – exclusive hospitality, UNESCO World Heritage Sites with prehistoric and medieval monuments, breath-taking modern buildings, restaurants serving both mouth-watering local dishes and international cuisine, rich museums and galleries, vibrant nightlife opportunities that will certainly charge you with positive mood, and many more to enjoy your stay here in Baku.

We look forward to you enjoying the next IAC in Baku while gaining a lifetime experience in a city full of pleasant surprises. And keep an eye out for the upcoming news that will help you to discover Baku and its spectacular facets!