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The Presura trade fair will be held from 8 to 10 November in Soria

Bankia demonstrates its continued commitment to rural Spain, supporting projects in the El Hueco co-working space for a second year

The financial institution, in its commitment to society, supports actions of this nature where it seeks to promote progress and development of opportunities in less populated areas of Spain.

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By  Communication Bankia

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31 July 2019 - 13:30

  • The Bank has signed an agreement with Cives Mundi, the promoter of a social entrepreneurship initiative in Soria.
  • Demonstrating its commitment to society, Bankia will also support the Presura fair, the Repopulation Bus and the El Hueco Starter contest.

For the second year, Bankia is supporting projects at the El Hueco cooperative work centre to combat depopulation in rural Spain.

The Bank signed an agreement on Wednesday with Cives Mundi, the promoter of the El Hueco centre. The Bank will sponsor the 2019 Presura Fair, the Repopulation Bus publicity tour and the El Hueco Starter contest, which will be held at the same time as the Fair, from 8 to 10 November, in Soria.

The agreement was signed in front the bus in a ceremony attended by the president of Cives Mundi, Antonio López Calvín, by José Ángel Torres, Area Director for Valladolid, Burgos and Soria, and by José Antonio Cavero, manager of the Bankia branch in Soria.

The president of Cives Mundi affirmed that “we are delighted to have Bankia as a partner in this exciting challenge we have undertaken in recent years”.

Bankia´s Area Director, meanwhile, remarked on how important it is for the Bank to support this type of initiative. “Bankia is firmly committed to helping society through our actions and support for initiatives such as El Hueco, contributing to progress and the creation of opportunities in regions that are presently underpopulated but which have many possibilities before them”.

The Soria branch manager also wished to make clear “the Bank’s deep commitment to Castile and Leon region”.

The Presura Fair to be held in November will be the third event organised with the same aim as ever: “Presura is intended to provide answers to the question of whether it is a good idea to move to Soria or another rural area of Spain to start a new business or new life. Bankia helps us to achieve this aim”, explained Antonio López Calvín.

Presura Fair

Over a hundred exhibitors and almost 10,000 visitors from all around the country attended the last two editions of Presura. The media impact of the two events is estimated at around 3.2 million euros.

Bankia is also sponsoring the Repopulation Bus, which is touring rural Spain throughout the year to promote the Fair and “transmit a message of hope and optimism in the struggle to repopulate. The sparsely populated areas of Spain are full of brave people who fight for the future of their communities, and we want to give them our love and support”, said López Calvín.

Finally, the agreement signed by Bankia and Cives Mundi also includes sponsorship of the entrepreneurship competition, El Hueco Starter, which is now in its ninth year, and will be held this year to coincide with the Fair, from 8 to 10 November.

The various categories of the event have attracted entries from almost 200 entrepreneurs from around the country. In recent years it has focused on projects to help the repopulation of rural Spain.




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