It is already the second consecutive year Credit Agricole Bank becomes the exclusive financial sponsor of IT Arena, the biggest tech conference of Ukraine and Eastern Europe. The event will take place in Lviv from September 27 to 29 and gather at the main stadium of the city several thousands of experts, start-ups, developers and anyone interested in latest technologies.
“In Credit Agricole Bank we are strongly convinced that IT matters. Why? It literally changes the world in front of us, creating innovative solutions and technologies of the future. Annually increasing the volumes of digital products’ export, this industry has already become one of the main drivers of Ukrainian economy, creating the prospect for Ukraine to become the IT center of Europe. Credit Agricole seeks to be part of this positive change continuing to support the development of IT sector. Our partnership with such a large-scale event as IT Arena in Lviv is a clear confirmation of this. Moreover, we aspire to become a strategic partner for IT business and already have major IT companies as clients of our bank”, Jean-Paul Piotrowski, the CEO of Credit Agricole Bank, comments.
Each year IT Arena attracts wider audience that includes world-known experts, most successful companies and industry newcomers. In 2019, the conference is dedicated to "The Humanity of Technology". Speakers will discuss the issue of human-technology interactions, as well as try to determine the frontier for technologies to become the next big matter.
Credit Agricole in Ukraine continues the general line of the Group, which focuses on IT, startups and innovations. Credit Agricole Group founded its first business incubator Le Village by CA in 2014 in Paris. This incubator enables startups to find investment solutions and ways to enter the markets.
Now 24 Le Village by CA business incubators are operating in France and abroad, making it the biggest network of incubators in Europe. The network includes more than 700 startups, which have attracted EUR 200 M over the period 2014 – 2018. Le Village by CA offers space and couching to a startup, and most importantly, an access to market players, in particular, more than 500 partners among which large corporate business and SME. It is the most valuable thing the Group can give to a startup.
About Credit Agricole:
JSC «Credit Agricole Bank» is a modern universal bank owned by the leading financial group in Europe – Credit Agricole Group (France). The Group is a major partner of the French economy and one of the largest banking groups in Europe. It is a leading retail bank in Europe, having the largest portfolio of assets under management, being first in the field of ban insurance and third - in project financing in Europe. Credit Agricole has been operating in the financial market of Ukraine since 1993 and renders the entire range of banking services to private individuals, including premium-clients, and business. The bank pays special attention to cooperation with agricultural enterprises. Reliability and business reputation of Credit Agricole in Ukraine is confirmed by the highest possible FITCH ratings, leading positions in bank sustainability, bank deposit reliability and bank profitability rankings, as well as by 280 000 active private and 18 000 corporate customers, including international corporations, large Ukrainian companies and representatives of small and medium business. Credit Agricole Bank is a socially responsible bank that confirms its status by the large number of projects implemented under the Corporate Social Responsibility program «We Care!».
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