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Credit Agricole Bank supported the “Black Sea Grain” conference as an exclusive financial sponsor

15 April 2019

It has been the tenth year in a row that Credit Agricole Bank supports the “Black Sea Grain” conference as its exclusive financial sponsor. The conference offers an international platform for discussion of the most relevant topics and development prospects of the global grain market and the markets of Black Sea region countries. The event took place on 10-11 April at the InterContinental Kyiv hotel.              

Since 2004, the conference has been one of the largest global grain forums. Participation in the conference allows its members not only to learn the trends of the grain market but also to establish new contacts with agribusiness operators from all over the world. 

11 years ago Credit Agricole was among the first banks that believed in the potential of the agrarian sector and began to support agrarians in Ukraine. Today, as a leading bank for agribusiness, we are strongly involved in the sector’s development. This is the key vector of our strategy and one of the priorities for Credit Agricole Group. In Ukraine, we continue the strategy of the Group and cooperate with all segments of the agrarian market – from producers to exporters and processers. We have been supporting the “Black Sea Grain” conference for 10 years in a row as this is the opportunity for experience exchange and our contribution to the sector’s development”, Larysa Bondarieva, Deputy CEO of Credit Agricole Bank, comments. 

In the framework of the conference, the following topics were discussed:

  • Black Sea Region in the context of global agro-market transformation
  • Macroeconomic and geopolitical changes that affect the agrarian sector
  • Global financial crisis and commodity markets. Overall financial review
  • Black Sea countries. Addressing new consumption trends  
  • Prospects of oil crops market in Ukraine
  • Wheat export from Black Sea region and the EU: following new added value chain 
  • Strategic importance of Istanbul for grain and legumes transit in the Black Sea Region

Yurii Serafin, Head of Commercial Division of International and Large Corporate Business of Credit Agricole Bank, made the presentation “Macroeconomic Outlook for Ukraine” during the first session.

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 300 000 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!». 


Viktoriia Torianyk, Head of PR and corporate communications Credit Agricole Bank.

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