Celebration of Europe Concert
On 8th – 9th May OTP Albania in cooperation with Foundation Culture Europe organized the Celebration of Europe Concert. At this event performed Albanian well known soprano such as Inva Mula as Soprano, Vikena Kamenica as Mezzo Soprano and Klodjan Kaçani as Ttenor along with the German Bass Baritone Thilo Dahlmann. All of them under the conducting of Maestro Gerard Akoka and Mr. Jacques Attali (May 8th only).
OTP Albania sponsored for “Rilindja Shqiptare” Foundation the organization of “Love Can” event. “Rilindja Shqiptare” Foundation with the support of the Tirana Municipality has organized a city – wide event to raise awareness on the need for social activism and promote active responsible citizenship, especially among youth in Albania. The event took place from February 12th to February 14th and targeted more than 2500 people. Tirana’s citizens were invited to serve in the following main activities: food programme for people in need caring for terminally ill children’s hospital The event reached it’s top with a concert in Pedonalja on February 14th. This event was marketed through social media such as: a Facebook page local media local leaflet distribution in Tirana.
OTP Albania supports “Kult Awards”
On its 11th consecutive year with the support of OTP Albania Bank, the Municipality of Tirana, Culture Ministry and other sponsors, Kult Academy brought the mighty Gala evening of Kult Awards, in the great hall of the Palace of Congresses, on November 7th. The ceremony was broadcast live on RTSH (Albanian Radio – Television) on the terrestrial and satellite network platform. Since 2005, KULT Awards continues the tradition of promoting true Albanian art and culture, giving a noble echo to all the great artists and new ones. The evening of 7th November, introduced us to the winners at a Gala night with special guests and surprises that were part of the evening devoted to artists who have been distinguished in 2014. In the 11th edition of KULT Awards in competition were 52 artists who competed in 13 fields: Visuals Artist of the Year, Filmmaker of the Year, Actor of the Year, Actress of the Year, Instrumentalist of the Year, Lyric Interpreter of the Year, Song of the Year, Dancer of the Year, Romance Book, Study Book, Translation of the Year Book, Publistic Book of the Year and Journalism Documentary of the Year. With the participation of art’s and culture’s of most elitar names, not only domestic but also overseas, who walked on the red carpet of Kult Awards, to continue with the names of artists who seized winning awards, but even those who went on stage to hand these awards, the Gala night will hosted a night of magical splendor.
Startup live Tirana, 5th Edition
On the 20 – 22nd of May 2016 Societe Generale Albania participates as Diamond sponsor on the 5th edition of Startup live Tirana. Startup live Tirana it’s an event that brings together multiple students engaged in teams providing, exploring and developing new ideas for the sole purpose to bring innovation to the Albanian market. Societe Generale Albania participated at this event not only by being the Diamond sponsor, but by providing a member of the jury, Mr. Ardian Hasa, Operational Division Manager and two mentors as well. Through their experience of several years in the fields of banking sector and coding helped the participating teams with any resulting questions and suggestions that they might have during the consulting and developing phase of their projects.
Innovate Your Way Out 2017!
Innovation is in the heart of Societe Generale Albania, by representing at the same one of the four core values of Societe Generale Group. This is why in June 2nd, Societe Generale Albania in cooperation with the Economics Faculty of Tirana University sponsored “Innovate your way out” competition. To the Economics Faculty this is a periodic event organized frequently aiming the creative approach and entrepreneurial spirit. Societe Generale Albania played the role of jury member and awarded the 2nd prize. The runner-up awarded project is called “Virtual Education” and represents an idea implementable in various fields. However, the initial initiative for this project sourced from improving the teaching and learning process at elementary and secondary school, as well as high-school. The team was invited to be part of the External Innovation and be hosted at Societe Generale Albania Innovation Lab to develop their idea for the Training activity, selling process, etc. For the local market, this solution is a revolution in the teaching methods, because it illustrates in reality the different 2D figures in different fields as chemistry, physic, biology, anatomy, etc. It makes it all easier to understand without imagination being invested.
OTP Bank Albania donates to Tirana International School students
OTP Bank Albania donates textbooks and not only to Tirana International School students. Items donated may include color notebooks, pens, sunglasses, and more.
3rd edition of ZA FEST
OTP Bank Albania supports 3rd edition of ZA Fest. As in previous editions, the acclaimed artist Vlashent SATA, along with artists Elina DUNI and Arben BAJRAKTARAJ, returned to this event among the mountains, and invited other foreign artists to perform their unique art! For three days Theth was lit by stage lights and not only. Among the mountains, besides music, there were various activities such as meditation, poetry recitations, yoga, cinema and old games.
National day of France
OTP Bank Albania has supported France's National Day. This event took place on July 14, 2019 at the Palace of Brigades. In this event the participants were from many fields such as culture, sport, media, politics etc.
I Love Tropoja
During 2019 OTP Bank Albania chose to take make a difference by supporting art and culture in the country by funding the film project "I Love Tropoja". The film comes as a production of well-known Albanian moderator Ermal Mamaqi who several years ago enjoyed great success with the film "2 Fingers of Honey ". The movie "I love Tropoja" is a lively and humorous comedy that will be presented to the Albanian public at the beginning of the New Year.
« Best Essay » Contest
OTP Bank Albania expresses special care to the younger generation, so support didn’t lack this time neither. In December 2019 the Faculty of Economics of Shkodra announced the competition “The Best Essay” where the students of this faculty participated.
The project of “International Music in Korça” (MIK Festival), which starts its first edition in July 25th - 29th, 2018 in the city of Korça, is the next cultural event that is being sponsored by Societe Generale Albania. MIK Festival is an idea initiated by the world renowned soprano, Ms. Inva Mula and it is supported by the Ministry of Culture. The festival will take place in five consecutive days with cultural activities that aim at promoting the culture and history of Korça as well as promote it as one of the cultural events’ destinations in the region. Societe Generale Albania once again has demonstrated its support towards classical music and arts in general, by being one of the main sponsors of MIK Festival. The program of the second day, which is the French day of the festival, will include interpretations by various internationally renowned artists. Meanwhile, during the evening, guests will have the pleasure to taste the French culinary art by a French Chef of Albanian origin.
Societe Generale Albania- Official partner of Startup Live Tirana, seventh edition!
Startup Live Tirana held for the seventh year in a row the next edition in the premises of the Ivanaj Foundation. This activity brought ideas, project-ideas in the spirit of StartUp. The diverse content of this event proved once again the dynamism of the Albanian youth and their willingness to be entrepreneurs. This activity was organized in three important days, accompanied by a very interesting agenda, which included games aimed at integrating and developing the skills of young people in new ventures. The closing ceremony of this event ended with the voting of a selected jury, composed of successful figures of business life, part of which was the Bank Societe Generale Albania. The activity rewarded 5 of the participants with prizes and continuity for the further development of the proposed ideas.