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Sustainable Energy consumption – Grupo Pefaco launches its environmental campaign

Grupo Pefaco has just launched « BET ON GREEN, SURE WIN », its environmental awareness campaign aimed at its employees to challenge energy wasting in all its subsidiaries.

The environmental campaign is a set of good practices to remind our teams of the basics in using water, electricity and air conditioning at work, passing on the environmental values that define the Group.

Workshops will be set up to raise awareness about environmental responsibility, to encourage everyone to participate in this initiative. The educational lever relies on motivating healthy habits, so as to optimize the overall energy consumption and have a positive impact on the environment.

Through its awareness campaignGrupo Pefaco and its founders, Francis Perez and Olivier Cauro, wish to contribute to changing mindsets for a better management of energy consumption, cornerstone of any sustainable economical development.

Hereafter the environmental values conveyed by Grupo Pefaco:

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Grupo Pefaco: 20 years with its employees · November Jackpot Salary

As part of the 20th anniversary of Grupo Pefaco in 2015, the Group wants to celebrate the occasion and share the event with its employees, customers and partners.

For this, global actions at all subsidiaries are scheduled throughout the year 2015. Among its actions, the “Jackpot Salary“: a Group employee will be drawn on a monthly basis and will receive a double pay.

The winner of the 11th Jackpot Salary is Moussa TOURE, Development Manager of the slot machines park at Lydia Ludic Côte d’Ivoire in Abidjan. With a Diploma in electronic science from the Institute of Technology and Specialties of Abidjan, he started working with Lydia Ludic Côte d’Ivoire on September 2009 as an intern in the Technical Department. At the end of his internship, Moussa TOURE joined the company as a field technician, before being promoted – a few years later – to the position of Special Maintenance Technician. Thanks to his talent and experience with Lydia Ludic, he has become Development Manager of the slot machines park of the company, handling amongst others the setting up and the maintenance of new operating systems. Moussa TOURE is 31 years-old and was born in Odienné, in the North-West of the Ivory Coast.

Grupo Pefaco is present in Ivory Coast since 2009 through the company Lydia Ludic Côte d’Ivoire SARL and employs more than 600 people in 9 cities, under the supervision of General Director Gregory MEUNIER.

Grupo Pefaco was created in 1995 by Francis PEREZ and Olivier CAURO, President and CEO. With its many years of experience and thanks to its team of over 3000 employees, Grupo Pefaco has the ambition to be among the leaders in its markets.

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Grupo Pefaco welcomes a new Director of Human Resources

In its current development context, Grupo Pefaco is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Ingrid VERHEE as Director of Human Resources of the Group.

Ms. Ingrid VERHEE has 16 years of professional experience in Human Resources, in groups like Bolloré Logistics, Sabre or eBay Enterprise.

She officially took office on the 13th of October 2015, replacing Mr. Olivier LANGLOIS, who is pursuing his career outside of the Group.

Grupo Pefaco was created in 1995 by Francis PEREZ and Olivier CAURO, President and CEO. With two decades of experience and thanks to its team of over 3000 employees in 13 different countries, Grupo Pefaco has the ambition to be among the leaders in its markets.

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SATALL Industries puts the Cash Less project in motion in its Lydia Ludic subsidiaries

SATALL Industries is currently working in partnership with the Canadian company Axes Network on a project to integrate a Cash Less exploitation system in five of the most important Lydia Ludic Leisure and Gaming Spaces in Africa. This system will simplify the operation activities and provide a better transparency and improve the quality of the services offered to the clients.

The Leisure and Gaming Spaces that will implement these systems are the following:

  • VIP Room Biétry, in the municipality of Biétry in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
  • VIP Room Jardins, in the neighborhood Vallons of the municipality Cocody, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
  • Leisure and Gaming Space on the avenue Yennenga, in the neighborhood Kamsongin of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
  • Leisure and Gaming Space in the neighborhood Cadjéhoun of Cotonouin Benin.
  • VIP Room Mozart, in the neighborhood Assivito of Lomé, Togo.
  • The VIP Room Taba (in the neighborhood Adawlato of Lomé) in Togo already implemented the system as a trial in a Leisure & Gaming Space in 2013.

To facilitate the implementation of the project, missions and working sessions under the supervision of Jérôme BIENSAN, Technical Director and R&D Project Manager of SATALL Industries, will regularly take place in the aforementioned countries. Project chiefs of the subsidiaries will also be welcomed at the headquarters of SATALL Industries, in Lomé, Togo, to undergo special trainings to better understand the features of the project and what is at stake.

SATALL Industries is the technical and technological platform of Grupo Pefaco, whose main functions are Research & Development, implementing pilot projects, advising and offering expert assessments in the Leisure & Gaming industry and providing logistic support at an international level.

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Grupo Pefaco: 20 years with the local communities – April: The Disabled

As part of Grupo Pefaco’s 20th anniversary in 2015, the Group’s founders, Francis PEREZ and Olivier CAURO, want to be even more active in the development of the local communities of the countries in which they are present.

Each month, thematic social actions will take place in the countries in which Grupo Pefaco operates. In April, the Group carried out social actions destined to people with disabilities. Amongst others, Lydia Ludic Burkina Faso donated food and essentials to the blind and vision impaired people of Bobo-Dioulasso, Lydia Ludic Côte d’Ivoire organized leisure activities for the young people with developmental disabilities of the “La Page Blanche” centre in Abidjan, and Lydia Ludic Niger donated food and essentials to the Association of Blind People in Niger.

To celebrate the Groups 20th anniversary, Francis PEREZ and Olivier CAURO have planned to share the event with their employees, their customers and their partners through global actions scheduled throughout the year, in all the Group’s subsidiaries. Amongst its actions, the “Jackpot Salary“ for the employees of the company and gifts for their clients and partners.

Grupo Pefaco was created in 1995 by Messrs. Francis PEREZ and Olivier CAURO, respectively President and CEO. With its many years of experience and thanks to its team of over 3000 employees, Grupo Pefaco has the ambition to be among the leaders in its markets.

Lydia Ludic Burkina Faso est venu en aide aux Aveugles et Malvoyants de Bobo-Dioulasso

Lydia Ludic Burkina Faso donated food and essentials to the blind and vision impaired people of Bobo-Dioulasso

Lydia Ludic Niger est venu en aide à l’Association des Aveugles du Niger, à Niamey

Lydia Ludic Niger donated food and essentials to the Association of Blind People in Niger

Lydia Ludic Côte d’Ivoire  a organisé des activités de divertissement pour les jeunes handicapés du centre spécialisé la Page Blanche, à Abidjan

Lydia Ludic Côte d’Ivoire organized leisure activities for the young people with developmental disabilities of the “La Page Blanche” centre in Abidjan

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Grupo Pefaco: 20 years with the local communities – March: the Elderly

As part of Grupo Pefaco’s 20th anniversary in 2015, the Group’s founders, Francis PEREZ and Olivier CAURO, want to be even more active in the development of the local communities of the countries in which they are present.

Each month, thematic social actions will take place in the countries in which Grupo Pefaco operates. In February, the Group carried out social actions destined to the Elderly. Amongst others, Lydia Ludic Burundi donated food and essentials to the Home Sainte-Elisabeth looking after elderly people in Bujumbura, Lydia Ludic Togo sponsored the performance of the troupe “Brin de Chocolat” in Lomé and invited the retired people of its company and Lydia Ludic Côte d’Ivoire donated food and essentials to the homeless people of Gobelet, a recently destructed slum of Abidjan.

To celebrate the Groups 20th anniversary, Francis PEREZ and Olivier CAURO have planned to share the event with their employees, their customers and their partners through global actions scheduled throughout the year, in all the Group’s subsidiaries. Amongst its actions, the “Jackpot Salary“ for the employees of the company and gifts for their clients and partners.

Grupo Pefaco was created in 1995 by Messrs. Francis PEREZ and Olivier CAURO, respectively President and CEO. With its many years of experience and thanks to its team of over 3000 employees, Grupo Pefaco has the ambition to be among the leaders in its markets.

Lydia Ludic Côte d’Ivoire donated food and essentials to the homeless people of Gobelet

Lydia Ludic Côte d’Ivoire donated food and essentials to the homeless people of Gobelet

Lydia Ludic Togo sponsored the performance of the troupe “Brin de Chocolat”

Lydia Ludic Togo sponsored the performance of the troupe “Brin de Chocolat”

Lydia Ludic Burundi donated food and essentials to the House Sainte-Elisabeth

Lydia Ludic Burundi donated food and essentials to the House Sainte-Elisabeth

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4 countries attended ISAFE MOROCCO 2015 in Casablanca with the cooperation of Grupo Pefaco

The 2nd edition of ISAFE (International Security and Fire Fighting Exhibition) took place from the 9th till the 12th of April 2015 in the Office of Fairs & Exhibitions of Casablanca (OFEC), Morocco. ISAFE MOROCCO is an international event gathering more than 150 worldwide exhibitors and welcoming over 3.000 visitors to show the latest solutions and services in the firefighting, health and safety industries.

The African countries are facing new challenges in matter of safety and health while developing their infrastructure and industries. It appeared decisive to Grupo Pefaco that participating in the development of local communities would also involve participating in developing its Rescue Service’s expertise. Thus, Grupo Pefaco sponsored the attendance of the chiefs of fire brigades of BeninBurkina FasoTogo and Niger, at ISAFE MOROCCO 2015.

Through this action, the founders of Grupo PefacoFrancis PEREZ and Olivier CAURO, fulfill their wish to actively support the de­velopment of the communities in which it operates.

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TOGO: GRUPO PEFACO sponsors the 1st economic forum in Lome: « Africa Best Practices »

Africa best Practices, the first Togolese economic growth and investment forum, will take place on February 26th and 27th 2015 in Lome, with the intention of presenting the potential investment opportunities in Africa. Africa Best Practices will talk about “How to reform African Economies to boost their growth?”. Many international decision-makers will gather during the 2-day-forum to debate and share their respective experiences.

Francis PEREZ and Olivier CAURO, the founders of Grupo Pefaco, aim to accompany the Togolese institutions in their development and growth. They have therefore decided to give them their full support by sponsoring the event, along with the World Bank amongst others.

Founded in 1995 by Francis PEREZ and Olivier CAURO, respectively President and CEO, Grupo Pefaco is present in the Togolese Republic since 1997 through the Gaming & Leisure subsidiary, Lydia Ludic Togo, and through their hotel division, Pefaco Hotels, currently building the resort Pefaco Hotel Prestige Lomé 5*, on the beach of the Togolese capital. Grupo Pefaco employs at this day close to 500 people in Lome.

TOGO: GRUPO PEFACO sponsors the 1st economic forum in Lome: « Africa Best Practices »

TOGO: GRUPO PEFACO sponsors the 1st economic forum in Lome: « Africa Best Practices »

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Grupo Pefaco attends the Togo-Spain summit

On Wednesday 16th of July, the Palacio of Viana in Madrid hosted the official meeting between Togo and Spain to boost their respective economies and develop new projects together. Both countries were represented by their Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, the Togolese Robert Dussey and the Spaniard José Manuel García-Margallo, who discussed common strategic development lines, to strengthen the bonds between their governments.

To promote cooperation between both countries and contribute to the build-up of business opportunities for Spanish companies in Togo, Francis Perez and Olivier Cauro sent a representative of Grupo Pefaco to attend the meeting organized by the European Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

The event was a success for the professionals and experts from private and public sectors present at the summit. Milestones of numerous projects between Togo and Spain were set and praised by the press of both countries (Europapress.es, Presspeople.com, Republicoftogo.com, IciLomé.com, etc.).

Grupo Pefaco’s headquarters are located in Barcelona, Spain, and is present in Togo through its Gaming & Leisure brand, Lydia Ludic, established in the country since 1997, and through its hospitality brand, Pefaco Hotels, currently building the Pefaco Hotel Prestige Lomé 5* on the seaside of Lomé.

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“The journey to Innovation”: Pefaco Hotels attends a conference Telefónica

Telefónica is one of the leading telecommunications operators in the world. The group provides communication, information and entertainment solutions to 24 countries in Europe and Latin America.

In order to offer thriving companies the possibility to grow alongside the technological developments, Telefónica held a conference about “The journey to Innovation” (Jornada Viatge a la Innovació) in the center of Barcelona, at the emblematic modernist musical hall, Palau de la Música Catalana.

Pefaco Hotels was invited to the event alongside other key players in the hospitality, retail and medical industries to initiate a dialogue about industry specific needs, and Telefónica’s capacity of responding to these.

Pefaco Hotels is the hospitality brand of Grupo Pefaco, the group founded by Francis Perez and Olivier Cauro.

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