74th International Astronautical Congress

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International Astronautical Congress

The International Astronautical Congress is an excellent platform that brings us all together, united in the face of global challenges and ready to explore the untapped potential of the space for the benefit of the humanity.

In 2023, the global space community convened in Baku at the International Astronautical Congress once again, exactly 50 years after Baku hosted the 24th edition of the IAC and became the first and the only city in the region to do so. This, certainly, is a major occasion in the history of the space industry development in Azerbaijan, as it is one of the core priorities of our vision as a country aspiring to foster the formation of regional space ecosystem and strengthen its position as an emerging space nation.

The IAC 2023 attracted more than 5000 participants to Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. Delving into the most recent developments in space, the guests and participants had a unique chance to experience the unmatched Azerbaijani hospitality and authentic culture.

Why Participate?

Held annually, the IAC is the epicentre of the latest developments and achievements in the sphere of space, the forge of the vision for the future of space, and the hub where the leading players across the industry get together to conjointly reflect on the accomplishments and pave the way towards the goals set.

IAC 2023 offers a chance to join a vast network of like-minded people passionate about everything-space, establish close cooperative ties with prospective partners, benefit from extensive networking opportunities, and amplify visibility on a global scale.


The Baku Convention Complex, the dedicated venue of the IAC 2023, comprises the futuristic Baku Convention Centre, the magnificent Heydar Aliyev Centre designed by a prominent architect Zaha Hadid, and the Exhibition Pavilion assembled specifically for this event, all within short walking distance from one another. The Complex has a vast experience of hosting large-scale international events and is one of the most popular landmarks of Baku, inspiring thousands of locals and tourists alike.

Located just a 15-minute drive from the Heydar Aliyev International Airport, the Complex is surrounded by a lively green park, and is easily accessible by all means of transportation thanks to ideal infrastructure.

Back in Baku after 50 Years

The origins of space activities in Azerbaijan can be traced to as far as the 13th century, and today’s rapid development of the space sector in Azerbaijan builds upon this centuries-long heritage.

1973 was a milestone year for Azerbaijan’s space industry as the 24th International Astronautical Congress under the theme “Space Research: Influence on Science and Technology” was held in Baku, the only city in the region that hosted this prominent event. The event has been a fundamental highlight in the history of the country - it is highly symbolic that the global space community will get together in Baku for the IAC once again half a century later, showcasing the world the latest developments and insights within the space sector.

Today, Azerbaijan is taking gradual, but firm steps towards becoming one of the leading players on the international space arena. The country and its people are dedicated to exploring the space together and tackling the global challenges through myriad opportunities that the space offers, and the 2023 edition of the IAC is another attestation of that.