BNP Paribas, in cooperation with the Bank of Nanjing, today welcomed Jianning Qian, deputy secretary general of Nanjing municipal government and Guping Pan, Vice Minister of Publicity Department of Nanjing Municipal Party Committee to their jointly hosted WAVE exhibition at Bank of Nanjing’s head office in Nanjing. WAVE is a travelling exhibition that demonstrates how collective ingenuity is changing the world, which is open to the public from 1 March to 11 March.
Jianning Qian, deputy secretary general of Nanjing municipal government (the fourth from the left), Guping Pan, Vice Minister of Publicity Department of Nanjing Municipal Party Committee (the sixth from the left), Shenrong Hu, President of Bank of Nanjing (the third from the left) and Stefaan Decraene, Head of BNP Paribas International Retail Banking and a member of the BNP Paribas Group Executive Committee (the fifth from the left) had a group photo with WAVE guests.
The exhibition draws on five currents of ingenuity: co-creation, maker movement, sharing economy, circular economy and inclusive economy. During the exhibition, there are open programmes dedicated for children, students and the general visitors. There will also be workshops and contests that specifically developed for the clients and Bank of Nanjing employees. At the heart of WAVE is the idea of doing more with less.
“Bank of Nanjing is glad to work with BNP Paribas and to introduce WAVE, such an innovative global exhibition, to Nanjing,” Shenrong Hu, President of Bank of Nanjing said at the exhibition. “We hope that WAVE will remind and inspire people to think and act more innovatively in their daily lives. We also look forward to working more closely alongside BNP Paribas, our strategic partner, to anticipate the primary needs of our clients and to bring them simple, efficient and innovative solutions that help them address the changes they face.”
Shenrong Hu, President of Bank of Nanjing and Stefaan Decraene, Head of BNP Paribas International Retail Banking and a member of the BNP Paribas Group Executive Committee communicated in depth with Jianning Qian, deputy secretary general of Nanjing municipal government, who came to visit the exhibition.
Stefaan Decraene, Head of BNP Paribas International Retail Banking and a member of the BNP Paribas Group Executive Committee said: “Thanks to the great efforts from Bank of Nanjing and the BNP Paribas team which enabled us to bring WAVE to the city. Innovation has always been central in BNP Paribas’ strategy. I hope that the WAVE exhibition could encourage us to think differently by showing us new ways of creating value in a constrained environment.”
After its debut public exhibition in Paris in September 2014, WAVE has travelled across various cities around the globe such as Mumbai, Milan, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Istanbul and Dakar.
About BNP Paribas in Asia Pacific
In Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas is one of the best-positioned international financial institutions with an uninterrupted presence since 1860. Currently with over 10,000 employees* and a presence in 14 markets, BNP Paribas provides corporates, institutional and private investors with product and service solutions tailored to their specific needs. It offers a wide range of financial services covering corporate & institutional banking, wealth management, asset management, insurance, as well as retail banking and consumer financing through strategic partnerships.
Worldwide, BNP Paribas has a presence in 74 countries with more than 189,000 employees. It has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. Asia Pacific is a key strategic region for BNP Paribas and it continues to develop its franchise in the region.
* excluding partnerships
About Bank of Nanjing
Founded on February 8, 1996, the Bank of Nanjing is a joint-stock commercial bank with independent legal qualification which was formed together by the state-owner shares, Chinese legal personal shares, foreign shares and numerous personal shares. It is carried on the first grade corporation system and was renamed twice. In 2001 and 2005, our bank brought in shares of International Finance Corporation and BNP Paribas. It was the first to start listing assistance program in urban commercial banks nationwide and was successfully listed in 2007. Currently, the registered capital of the Bank of Nanjing is RMB 6.059 billion, with 17 branches, 161 outlets, and about 8,000 employees. Since our bank was first selected in the list of global 1,000 banks by the magazine –The Banker, the ranking was improved year after year. In 2016, Bank of Nanjing ranked the 152th and has been increased 49th from a year earlier. The strategic vision of Bank of Nanjing is to establish a first-rate comprehensive financial service provider in small and medium banks of China. It consistently insists on the powerful, precise and typical development road to obtain the steady and rapid growth of various businesses and management efficiency. With the intensive risk management and control, the quality of assets is kept steadily and the basic management keeps deepening.
Conceived and produced by BNP Paribas, WAVE is an inspirational exhibition and a forum for discussions and sharing. A manifesto of ingenuity 2.0, WAVE provides an opportunity to host a varied programme of events co-organised with the members of the local ecosystems: companies, startups and innovation networks. A wave of collective ingenuity is sweeping the world. Using numerous examples, WAVE explores the key currents on all five continents. To highlight the inventive and creative aspect of these innovations, WAVE has reached out to young artists: filmmakers from the Ecole des Gobelins and photographers and videographers from the Circulation(s) festival have illustrated these currents and examples.
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