CYPRUS ECONOMIC SUMMIT
2‘nd Cyprus Economic Summit 2016 was organized by Creditwest Bank in collaboration with the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce and the North Cyprus Banking Association.
The Summit held two panels titled “The Integration Process of Cypriot Banking Sector into the European Union” and ‘The Financial Climate after the Resolution: Adaptation with the Normalized Economic Status and Expectations’ with high participation of experts from Cyprus and Turkey.
Many politicians, representatives from the banking sector, businessmen, academicians and participants from Turkey and Southern Cyprus attended the Summit.
The opening speech of the Summit was given by the President of the TRNC Mustafa Akıncı and the United Nations’ Special Adviser on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide’s Summit video was shown at the opening of the Summit.
The two-year program of the Summit and speaker information is available at www.cypruseconomicsummit.com.
INTERNATIONAL GOLDEN ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL
The 1st Golden Island International Film Festival organized with the main sponsorship and cooperation of Creditwest Bank was an international film festival. The film festival, which was organized in 2014 for the first time, held more than 80 features and short films with “Human Rights”, “Women”, “Environment” and “Travels” themes. In addition, the festival held “Cyprus” and art lovers had the opportunity to watch many films.
Within the festival, a prize of 8.000 Euros was awarded in the competition titled ‘Cyprus’.
The 2014 Golden Island International Film Festival was supported by many organizations such as the Independent Film Trust, Raindance Film Festival, the University of East Anglia (Film Department) and Home for Cooperation (United Nations Buffer Zone, Nicosia). The event was organized by the UK-based Fish Arts Foundation and the Golden Island Culture and Art Association in Cyprus.
Detailed information about the festival can be found at http://www.goldenislandfilmfestival.org/.
MEHMET ALTINBAŞ CONFERENCE HALL
Creditwest Bank reconstructed the existing building in Nicosia Turkish High School and turned into a fully-equipped 180-seat conference hall for education purposes.
At the end of July 2012, as a result of the agreement signed between TRNC Ministry of National Education Youth and Sports and Creditwest Bank, the conference room was named as “Mehmet Altınbaş Conference Hall” in commemoration of the father of Altınbaş Family.
The reconstruction of the building into a 180-seat conference hall for education purposes was done preserving the historical texture of the building. The conference hall is fully equipped with sound system, teleconferencing system, visual equipment, curtains and central air-conditioners.
Furthermore, the big stage set up in the hall enables trainings, music concerts as well as theatrical performances.
CREDITWEST 20th YEAR MEMORIAL FOREST
In its 20th year, Creditwest Bank has donated 20.000 saplings to the nature in 2014-2015 reforestation period. In accordance with the agreement signed between the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources and Creditwest Bank, 20.000 new saplings were planted in a 2-year period of time in Girne Boğaz and Hamitköy regions with the contribution of Creditwest Bank.
RECYPRUS ENVIRONMENT PROJECT
With its social responsibility awareness and with an aim to create a cleaner Cyprus, to raise awareness among the youth and to influence the effective management of waste, Creditwest Bank announced its ‘Recyprus’ project for the first time in September 2016 in cooperation with the American College.
The project was designed to raise awareness among the youth on the effective separation and recycling of the waste and is carried out in cooperation with Greenwise Cyprus Company and Little Society of Kyrenia Association. The income received via the efficient management and recovery of waste in the economy, will be donated to the SOS Children’s Village.
The teachers and students of American College are participating as volunteers in the project and the first stage of the project is aimed at paper, plastic and metal recycling.
The project aims to create a cleaner Cyprus by influencing other schools.