HISTORY AND GOALS
BACEE – all about banks in new Europe
BACEE was founded in 1996 with the goal of promoting business relations of its member banks with financial institutions of Central and Eastern Europe.
BACEE membership is open for all banks with good reputation which want to develop their business in “New Europe”.
To support business expansion in the CEE region, which generally represents a higher risk than in the developed economies, BACEE is providing information and analytical services on country and bank risk in Central and Eastern Europe.
On the other hand, BACEE provides consulting services to its CEE member banks which want to develop a more active presence in international markets. These services include suggestions regarding business policies, transparency, presentation of the banks’ documentation to foreign counterparts, pre- and post-rating advisory services, attraction of credit lines from foreign banks and international financial institutions and preparation for sale to foreign investors.
BACEE has created a unique database on banks in the CEE region, which is freely accessible to its members, and has grown into one of the most important sources of information on banks in Central and Eastern Europe.
BACEE holds regular seminars, conferences and training courses to share its experience with the broader banking community.
Reflecting its non-profit philosophy, events organised by the Association on its own are free for its members. For events, arranged jointly with co-operation partners, we offer special discount to our members.
BACEE is a non-profit association with the clear mission to facilitate stability, sustainable development of CEE/SEE/CIS financial sector and transfer of financial know-how, products and solutions to the region’s banks.
Based on the above mission we have pinned down the following four pillars for the benefit of our membership and partnership:
1. Information and Consultancy Service
2. Business Development (we filter and then channel business opportunities to our membership)
3. Event organisation (conferences, seminars, trainings and study tours)
4. Marketing & Sales Promotion at BACEE Events: offer marketing and sales opportunities to vendors, service and solutions providers at BACEE events with the aim of providing the opportunity to CEE/SEE/CIS bankers to learn about well-established, advanced practices and solutions from major service and solution providers