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Piraeus Bank participated in "Science-Business-Education: Strategic Partnership” Second International Business Forum
13 June 2014

Piraeus Bank supported "Science-Business-Education: Strategic Partnership" Second International Business Forum, held on 12 June, 2014 under the auspices of the Kiev National Economic University named after Vadim Hetman.

The plenary session took place in the conference hall of the university, during which Board Member of Piraeus Bank Svetlana Cherkay gave a speech on the value of development and continuous training of employees, saying that the bank plans to continue the cooperation with the university.

Mrs. Cherkay said that the continuous education must be the norm as it is one of the most powerful tools of employees’ motivation. She also said that there are certain levels of employees: "There should be employees who invent "methods"," techniques" and "algorithms". This is the first level – methodological, when employees have to possess high qualification, and here we can see the prospects of cooperation with business schools. The second level is educational, these are employees who embody mentors, internal coaches of companies. They teach and secondary qualification would be enough. The third level is practical. These are employees who are trained to use techniques and their practical application. Employees can have an ordinary qualification."

After a short coffee break, participants and guests of the forum moved to panel discussions that took place at the same time and raised the following topics: "Educational and professional standards of preparing economic and management specialists: harmonizing the business requirements and higher education", "Company staff development: business needs and university potential", "Innovative solutions for business and together with business" and "Corporate Social Responsibility of business and university: trends and forms of interaction."

Summarizing the results was going on at the forum closing ceremony during the informal communication of all the visitors at the university cafe.

Among the companies that participated in the forum were: Nestle, L’Oreal, INGO Ukraine, Ernst & Young, KPMG, etc.

Previously, the Bank reported on supporting "Social and Economic Prospects of Ukraine in XXI Century» annual students’ conference.