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Webinar: Financing Coffee Growers—Lessons from a Banking Partnership in Honduras
May 28, 2014Online

Join a webinar to learn what a commercial bank can achieve from partnering with another bank to finance agricultural clients. You will learn about the banks' motivation to partner, the role of each bank in the partnership and the key benefits that they dra... w from it.  See More

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Partnerships between businesses have the potential to be remarkably effective business ventures. Firms taking advantage of strategic partnerships can utilize another company's strengths to make both firms stronger in the long run.

Banco Continental, a commercial bank, recently partnered with Banhcafe to finance coffee growers in Honduras. In this webinar, speaker Antonio Abufele Colleo, Business Vice President at Banco Continental will discuss how the partnership helps the banks market their loan products and manage the risks associated with financing coffee producers. Juan Carlos Barahona Lara, Regional Manager at Banhcafe, will join us as a discussant to talk about the benefits his firm gained from this partnership.

Join the webinar to learn what a commercial bank can achieve from partnering with another bank to finance agricultural clients. You will learn about the banks' motivation to partner, the role of each bank in the partnership and the key benefits that they draw from it.

About the Speaker

Antonio Abufele Coello is a regional vice president in Banco Continental S.A. in Honduras. Antonio started his career as a credit manager who took charge of accounts receivable business and reorganized the credit department in Realfa, SPS for two years. Later, he joined Banco Continental as a credit analyst and soon after became a regional vice president of business development. He has worked with Banco Continental for 9 years. His expertise includes vehicle, real estate and agriculture project financing and portfolio development management. His bachelor’s degree focus was on agribusiness and aquaculture engineering studies.

About AgriFin

The Agriculture Finance Support Facility (AgriFin) works with bankers, banker associations and others to foster learning and build capacity on financing agriculture in developing countries. For more information, visit www.AgriFin.org.

Last Updated: May 29, 2014

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    Antonio Abufele Coello

    Regional Vice President of Business Development, Banco Continental, Honduras
    Antonio Abufele Coello is a regional vice president in Banco Continental S.A. in Honduras. Antonio started his career as a credit manager who took charge of accounts receivable business and reorganized the credit department in Realfa, SPS for two years. Later, he joined Banco Continental as a credit analyst and soon after became a regional vice president of business development. He has worked with Banco Continental for nine years. His expertise includes vehicle, real estate and agriculture project financing and portfolio development management. His bachelor’s degree focus was on agribusiness and aquaculture engineering studies.
  • Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2014
  • Time: 10–11 a.m. ET / 14:00–15:00 GMT