Year 2014/2015

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.
In Line with our strategy to introduce the Egyptian export community, mostly manufacturers from different sectors, to key export service providers in Egypt, the Bank was keen to participate in Egypt’s first “Exporters Souk: Connecting to Export Resources”, organized by the USAID/Egypt-funded Trade Facilitation Project (TFP), where the Bank seized the opportunity to introduce its offerings of different services and financial products. The objective was to help Egyptian exporters expand sales by providing them with an opportunity to meet face to face with key export service providers in Egypt in a “business forum” or “souk” format, through networking, data-collection and raising awareness about key resources to expand export sales. Moreover, the Bank also participated in the forum themed: “the problems and obstacles from the export control perspective and the suggested solutions to increase exports’ volume”.
As part of our role towards the community development and corporate social responsibility, and in order to contribute in addressing the unemployment issue, the Bank participated in some job fairs, including “Investalent”, which was organized by Egyptian Stock Exchange, as well as the annual employment fair organized by the German University in Cairo.
Furthermore, and in order to spread financial awareness to children and youth, the Bank participated in the Global Money Week 2015 “Shaping the Future”, an initiative by the Egyptian Banking Institute, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Youth, and some international schools, where branches visits and workshops were conducted to different universities and schools’ students.
Additionally, as part of the Bank’s corporate social responsibility, the Bank believes in participating in the development of the Egyptian Economy, especially in this critical period the country faces, where organizations are encouraged to support and give a hand. Accordingly, the Bank funded “Tahya Misr” Fund, targeting to help local economy get out of the current crises and achieve the anticipated growth.
Reaffirming our commitment to healthcare sector, by upgrading hospitals and bringing the latest medical equipment to public hospitals, to help provide free of charge medical services to as many Egyptians as possible, the Bank offers Hospital 185 Kassr El Einy for Accidents and Blisters a donation to establishment a new Emergency Building to improve medical services offered to needy patients.