Interns of ProCredit Bank got 4 first prizes at the TF-Fest international competition

May 11, 2017

The 20th issue of the prestigious TF-Fest international competition was held on 27 and 28 of April at the International Fair in Plovdiv. The secondary-school participants from the country and abroad participated with training enterprises created by them. This year’s competitors comprised 130 teams from Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania, Montenegro and Belgium and the jury were representatives of various sectors of real business in Bulgaria.

ProCredit Bank (Bulgaria) EAD was mentor of one of the teams – the training Global-Invest Bank of the National Trade and Banking High School in Sofia. This was the students’ debut in the competition but they received 4 first prizes of the total 16 competition categories. They impressed the jury with their comprehensice concept for innovative bank and the prizes they were awarded for Socially Responsible Business, First Prize for digital marketing and Special Prize for professionalism, awarded by the Council of Women in Business in Bulgaria. Ivaylo Savov, a participant in the team, was chosen Mister TF-Fest.

Of course, this success is not coincidental. The students had been preparing for the competition since the beginning of 2017. They had the opportunity to get in touch with the real working environment at the branches and central office of ProCredit Bank. A highlight in the presentation of the students was the “Live in Green” project with the training bank providing solutions for environmentally friendly investments, the loans Electromobility and Energy Efficiency. Stanimir Iliev and Diana Pehlivanova of the Plovdiv staff of ProCredit Bank were non-stop by the competing team, supporting them with advice based on their experience in real business.

Apart from training banks, other competing projects were in the field of private business as well as government control bodies. Forums like this are good ground for all participants to accomplish knowledge and experience for their future realization as part of big companies or individual entrepreneurs.

Procredit Bank supports the development of the young people and stands with them behind their successes.