This year, the Bank continued to participate in different activities organized by the Chambers of Industries and Commerce as well as the Businessmen Associations, by attending or sponsoring exhibitions, forums, seminars, conferences and roundtables, locally and internationally. The Bank provides financial support to such chambers and organizations through memberships and participating in their different events in order to remain an active member among these communities. During this year, the Bank was keen to know all about new implications on international trade and global economy.
In order to develop and reinforce business relations with businessmen and exporters, the Bank continuously coordinates with the Ministry of Trade and Industry as well as other specialized centers. The Bank always gives priority to introduce itself to local and international business communities, to open new markets for Egyptian products and to facilitate commercial trade through the Business to Business (B2B) events organized by these associations, such as The American Chamber of Commerce, Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Union of Arab Banks, El Wafaa’ Association, Federation of Egyptian Banks, Egyptian Banking Institute, Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority, Egyptian Capital Market Authority, The Egyptian Exchange, Misr for Central Clearing, Depositary and Registry, Egyptian Businessmen Association, Arab Union for Industrial Exports Development, Arab Industrial Development and Mining Organization, I-Score, Lawyers Syndicate, the Egyptian International Company for the Production of Aluminum Sectors (EIPAL), and the Arab Investors Union.
Stemming from our commitment to community development and corporate social responsibility, the Bank financially supported the National Institute of Liver and Endemic Diseases, as well as the National Cancer Institute, to enable them buying medical equipment to complement their role in providing free healthcare services to millions of needy Egyptian patients and people with low financial resources.
Additionally, as part of The Bank’s corporate social responsibility, and in order to support NGOs working on community development through charity projects, the Bank paid special attention this year to support the project of “Developing the Slums in Cairo and Helwan” which is initiated and adopted by the Federation of Egyptian Banks. Our support aims to help support health, education, jobs creation, culture, economic and social development as well as environmental protection, to extend healthcare services to people live in these slums, and to improve their surrounding environment, in line with the Government’s strategy.