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Credit Agricole Bank acts as a general partner of the Ukrainian Agribusiness Forum, which was held on November 19th in Premier Palace in Kyiv. The focus of the event was on discussion of further integration of Ukraine into the global agricultural and food chain. Credit Agricole Bank supports this event for the 3rd year in a row.
The forum brought together 20 speakers among which representatives of the business community and line ministries of Ukraine. Within the framework of the event, the participants discussed necessary steps that Ukraine should take in order to establish solid global position and take advantage of its competitive strengths.
Key topics of the forum include the following:
Jean-Paul Piotrowski, the Chairman of the Management Board of Credit Agricole Bank, and Larysa Bondarieva, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of the bank in charge of corporate business and financial markets, participated in panel discussions on behalf of the bank.
“Over the past years Ukraine’s agricultural sector has been remaining one of the bright spots on economic map and remains a key driver for development of Ukrainian economy. Ukraine has made a step forward, extending the geography of its agri export to new markets in the EU, Asia and Africa. This is a clear recognition of the enhanced quality of Ukrainian products, and a result of successful competition of Ukrainian players. As a strategic partner for agribusiness, Credit Agricole actively participates in the development of this sector: through partnership programs and sharing of expertise. This is a key pillar of our local strategy as well as a top priority for Credit Agricole Group as a whole. The focus of Credit Agricole on agrarian sector will remain, and we will support our clients by financing the land acquisition after the land reform”, Jean-Paul Piotrowski, the Chairman of the Management Board of Credit Agricole Bank, commented in his welcoming speech.
Annual Ukrainian Agribusiness Forum is one of the key events of the Ukrainian agribusiness market. Effective and fruitful format allows covering a wide range of topics, including financing and investment, innovations and agtech, new export markets, corporate strategies of agro-holdings, logistics, and infrastructure.
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 17 000 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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