The territorial director of CaixaBank in the Valencian Community, Xicu Costa, and the president of the Alicante Chamber, Juan Riera, renewed this Wednesday the collaboration agreement between both institutions with the aim of promoting economic and business activity and fostering internationalization, competitiveness and training, through products and services to support companies, freelancers and entrepreneurs in the province of Alicante.
The renewal of the agreement, given that the Alicante Chamber is developing an intense work of information, promotion and compilation of business projects in the province of Alicante eligible for the funds of the Recovery Plan for Europe Next Generation, puts a special focus on the activities related to such funds. CaixaBank, as a global sponsor, is also set up as a reference entity for all the activities carried out by the Chamber in this area.
The objective of the agreement between CaixaBank and Cámara Alicante is to facilitate financing for Alicante companies, to bet on the creation of new companies and training, to support small and medium-sized companies and to promote internationalization, helping those who do not export to get started. as well as consolidate those who already have relations with the outside. For this, activities such as business meetings with ambassadors and consuls, country-opportunity conferences, reverse missions and cooperation meetings, technical conferences, as well as a series of conferences for managers will be developed.
Among the initiatives that are developed based on this collaboration agreement, it is worth highlighting the participation of CaixaBank in the ‘Country Opportunity Conference’ through its delegates in the country that is the object of each session.
The activity consists of organizing different lunches with ambassadors or diplomatic representatives who provide exporting companies with the information they need to carry out their commercial activity in a country: legislation, procedures, business opportunities and financial resources.
CaixaBank and Cámara Alicante will also collaborate in the report ‘Alicante, in figures’ that is periodically produced by the Chamber’s Studies Office. It is a statistical yearbook that compiles data series with the aim of offering a vision of the economic, social and demographic reality of the province of Alicante.
During the signing of the agreement, the territorial director of CaixaBank in the Valencian Community highlighted “the entity’s commitment to promoting the activity of Alicante companies, which are key to the development of the economy in the province”. “We consider it essential to go hand in hand with institutions such as the Chamber of Alicante because they represent, support and strengthen the companies that, without a doubt, constitute one of the main levers for our society to get out of this health and economic crisis soon,” said Xicu Coast.
For his part, Juan Riera thanked CaixaBank for renewing this agreement, which, in addition to helping to finance companies, will allow them to promote internationalization and knowledge of interesting markets for their products, through conferences with ambassadors, Embassies and Commercial Offices abroad. Riera has also underlined the collaboration of the Chamber and CaixaBank in the report ‘Alicante, in figures’ that is periodically produced by the Institution’s Study Office. “It is a statistical yearbook that compiles series of data from different sources and aims to offer a quantitative reflection of the economic, social and demographic reality of the province of Alicante.”
CaixaBank is the leading financial group in Spain and one of the most important in Portugal, where it controls 100% of BPI. The bank, chaired by José Ignacio Goirigolzarri and directed by Gonzalo Gortázar, has around 21 million clients in the Iberian market, the largest commercial network on the peninsula, with some 6,300 branches and 15,400 ATMs, and leadership in digital banking with 10 million digital customers.
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