For almost a decade, the BBVA Bancomer Foundation has been supporting the filmmaking vision, dreams and talent of young university students through its Hazlo en Cortometraje (Do it in a Short Film) contest. This year’s contest, with over 1,113 submissions, has been a success. The works are produced by Mexican students - the contest only recently opened to participants from other countries – and focus on topics that basically aim to drive a change in attitude among society with respect to different issues.
Life and Culture
Life and Culture
'Por los que se quedan' (For those who stay): education, key for a more fair Mexico that offers more opportunities
According to the BBVA Bancomer Foundation, education is one of the factors that have a bigger impact on the development of people. Besides expanding knowledge, education broadens culture, instills values, helps develop a different view of the world and promotes human growth.
Soccer is one of the most popular sports in Mexico. Every weekend, more than nine million people watch 18 national league games on television. Over three million watch the Liga Bancomer MX and Ascensco Bancomer MX league games every week in the teams’ stadiums.
Europe hopes to end the tax breaks that some countries in the region offer to major corporations. The New York times published an overview of all the battle fronts in the current crusade led by Denmark's Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition.
BBVA Open Talent 2016 landed today in the British capital to announce the winners of its European final, in a special event that will take place tomorrow Wednesday as part of Next Money London, the world’s leading fintech conversation.
The history of its commitment to Mexico began on October 15, 1932 when a group of 28 people, driven by the vision of Salvador Ugarte Vizcaíno, set up Banco de Comercio S.A. The first headquarters of the Bank located in the center of Mexico City was opened in 1936 and before the decade ended it already had correspondents in Chicago and New York.
Startups and traditional banks come from two very different worlds. But as financial startups begin to play a bigger role in the financial sector, some banks may struggle to relate to the young and dynamic startups. This is not the case for BBVA, which has been engaging with talented entrepreneurs through its BBVA Open Talent contest for the past eight years. The finals will take place this month in Europe, Latin America and the United States (including rest of the world).
The first stage of assessment of the Teacher Action Award, which is now in its 12th edition, has concluded with the announcement of its 100 regional finalists. This year Andalusia, with 21 initiatives, is the region with the most education projects going through to the next round.
Gastronomy,restaurants and cuisine
The BBVA – El Celler de Can Roca’s world tour successfully concluded in Chile
The 2016 BBVA – El Celler de Can Roca Tour 2016 ended with great success, after traveling around the world in 35 days. Joan, Josep and Jordi Roca, together with the entire El Celler de Can Roca team, went to London, Hong Kong, Phoenix, San Francisco and Santiago de Chile over the past five weeks. In each city, they paid tribute to the country’s cuisine, reinterpreting popular dishes and creating new ones inspired in the tour’s previous travels. Joan Roca, the head chef; Josep Roca, maitre d' and sommelier; and Jordi Roca, pastry chef, have served nearly 40,000 dishes for 1,900 BBVA customers and guests.
The movie by the Roca brothers and BBVA, 'The Turkish Way', to premiere at the culinary section of the San Sebastian Film Festival
The Turkish Way, the second movie by the Roca brothers and BBVA, will be premiered on Monday 19 September at the 6th edition of the culinary section of the San Sebastian Film Festival. This second installment follows Joan, Josep and Jordi Roca during their trip to Turkey before the 2015 BBVA Tour, which over a period of 5 weeks visited several countries to pay tribute to their cuisine. The owners of El Celler de Can Roca discovered the history and gastronomic potential of Turkey through young chefs, sommeliers and local producers.