Chairman of the Jury

Azer Garibov was born in 1961 in Baku. Studied at the Oriental faculty of Azerbaijan State University and graduated with honors (1983); the second specialization – Russian Language and Literature Teacher. Was the consultant of the foreign relations department of the National Industrial Association “Kaspmorneft” (1983-1986). Author, presenter and holder of rights of “Oralar” TV program (on tourism and travel) on the National Television. Author and presenter of “5 o’clock with Azer Garib” Program at,, websites (on Russian lang.), also editor of Author of more than 400 documentary films and television programs, numerous media appearances, the founder of the tourist information web portal – and internet channel – in Russian. Was awarded in different years:

“Golden Pen” Award (2006)

Azerbaijan Union of Journalists, Zardabi Award (2010)

Ministry of Culture and Tourism, title “Honored Tourism Officer” (2013)