BKT has organized a meeting with agribusiness representativeTirana, Albania (May 24th, 2016) - BKT organized a friendly meeting with representatives from the Agribusiness sector in the premises of Sheraton Hotel. This important meeting for BKT was attended by various entrepreneurs of the sector. The participants were welcomed by the Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of BKT Mr. Seyhan Pencabligil and Chief Executive Officer of CBS (Creative Business Solutions), Mr. Enio Jaço.
In his speech Mr. Pencabligil stressed: "Agribusiness is one of the most important sectors of the Albanian economy, accounting for 50% of the employment rate in the country and approximately 1/5 of the Gross Domestic Product, but benefiting less than 5% lending." He also added: "BKT will continue to be close to this sector, as it has done so far, and one of this meeting's key reasons is precisely the strengthening of mutual relations as well as the further development of new projects."
The guests were welcomed by Mr. Jaço, who highlighted the great geographic and climate potential of our country in this sector's development. He presented various grants to be applied in the coming years by international organizations in cooperation with the Albanian government, stressing the importance of banks in the accomplishment of this process. He also congratulated BKT as one of the leading banks in lending and supporting this sector, with a myriad of customized products.
This meeting was an excellent opportunity for those interested in the agribusiness sector to become familiar with the opportunities and potential developments, and to benefit from the several-year-experience of BKT and CBS in the investments made in this sector.
BKT is the largest and oldest commercial bank in the country, with a network of 90 branches, with 64 operating in Albania and 26 in Kosovo.