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Grupo Pefaco: 20 years with the local communities – Sports

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

Each month, thematic social actions are taking place in the countries in which Grupo Pefaco operates. Lately, the Group carried out social actions destined to Sports:

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 these actions, the « Jackpot Salary » for the employees of the company and gifts for their clients and partners.

Grupo Pefaco was created in 1995 by Francis PEREZ and Olivier CAURO, respectively President and CEO. With presence in 13 countries, Grupo Pefaco relies on a team of over 3000 employees, thanks to which the Group has the ambition to be among the leaders in its markets.


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Grupo Pefaco sponsors the HEC Paris Poker tournament

Each year, Paris business school HEC Paris organizes the MBA Tournament (MBAT) on its campus in Jouy-en-Josas. This annual event gathers more than 1500 MBA students from prestigious European Business schools in multi – sports  tournaments (soccer, billiard, rugby, chess, etc.).

For the 25th edition of the MBAT, Grupo Pefaco and its Gaming and Leisure subsidiary Lydia Ludic Togo sponsored the equipment and prizes of The Texas Hold’em Poker tournament and supported the HEC team in its organization.

Tournoi de Poker HEC Paris MBAT 2015, sponsorisé par Lydia Ludic Togo et Grupo Pefaco Le vainqueur du tournoi de Poker du HEC MBAT, sponsorisé par Lydia Ludic Togo et Grupo Pefaco

Colas MESTRALLET, Poker expert at Grupo Pefaco, was in charge of the organization and played the role of dealer during the tournament. He also gave away the prizes and trophies. The first prize of the tournament was 2000 euros, half of which was destined to the Togolese association FONDAVO, aiming to help widows and orphans in Togo.

Founded in 1995 by Francis PEREZ and Olivier CAURO, Grupo Pefaco is a Spanish holding which the company headquarters are established in Barcelona, Spain. The fields, in which the Group operates, are Leisure & Gaming and Hospitality. Thanks to its extensive experience and its exceptional team, with more than 3 000 collaborators, Grupo Pefaco has the ambition to be amongst the market leaders in its fields.

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The 1st edition of « The Fight Night » by Lydia Ludic Togo: a success!

Lydia Ludic Togo has proudly developed a project that came to light on the 30th of May. The project consists in organizing a previously unseen sports event in Togo: a Muay Thai competition, which will hopefully become recognized in the country over time.

Boxers from various categories competed for the honor and the rewards: under fifteens, Togolese fighters and for the grand finale two international champions met. The boxing matches took place in the Grand-Rex, in Lome. The room was specially decorated for the occasion with a boxing ring and seats to host the 400 spectators.

Representatives from the Ministry of Sports attended the event, as well as the president of the Muay Thai Federation of Ivory Coast Kroo Bella Arthur and the former Minister of Sports Horatio Freitas. In order to provide for any possible contingencies, Lydia Ludic hired the services of a kickboxing coach, a sports and physical trainer, a doctor, a referee, judges and the various boxers. Lydia Ludic also provided the prize of the competition, personally awarded by Alexandre Qader, General Director of the Leisure & Gaming Company. The boxers were all pleased to be congratulated with discount vouchers, certificates, bonuses and for the best of them trophies and checks.

Togolese boxers were competing for the first competition of the night, at the end of which only one was standing: the remarkable Malick Sarouna. The boxing match between the famous “Aragone” from Ivory Coast (Idrissa Coulibaly) and “Force Tranquille“ from Togo (Dimitri Ayao Sossoukin) was the most expected event of The Fight Night. The spectators had their money’s worth as they witnessed a spectacular fight between two heavyweights of the discipline. The experience of the Ivorian boxer in international competitions gave him an edge over his opponent, who eventually surrendered during the second round.

Lydia Ludic Togo is a subsidiary of Grupo Pefaco funded in 1997 in Lome. Lydia Ludic Togo is present in 20 cities of the country and currently employs 423 people.

Previously unseen in Togo, the sports event got the attention of the French speaking media, amongst which was Afriquinfos, AfreePress and SavoirNews. By trying to enroll Muay Thai in the list of recognized and practiced sports in Togo, Lydia Ludic sets an objective in perfect harmony with the commitment established by its founders Francis Perez and Olivier Cauro: to get involved in the development of local communities.

More pictures of The Fight Night are available on the official Facebook page of Lydia Ludic.

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Lydia Ludic sponsored the closing ceremony of USSU-BF

The closing ceremony of the Union of Sports in Schools and Universities of Burkina Faso (USSU-BF) took place on the 25th of April 2014 in Ouagadougou. USSU-BF organizes sports competitions in Burkina Faso.

In December 2013, Lydia Ludic Burkina Faso sponsored the opening ceremony of the USSU-BF 2013-2014 season in Dori. Hence, it felt natural to the subsidiary of Grupo Pefaco to sponsor the closing ceremony of the season.

By promoting youth extracurricular sport programs, Lydia Ludic is adamant of the social policy established by its founders, Francis Perez and Olivier Cauro, of getting involved in the development of local communities.

All the photos of the closing ceremony are available on the Lydia Ludic and USSU-BF Facebook pages.

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Passana Festival: Lydia Ludic supports the Burkinabese culture

Lydia Ludic Burkina Faso is back at the 4th edition of the Passana Festival. Last year, the subsidiary of Grupo Pefaco sponsored the 3rd edition.

Passana Festival is an initiative of the Association Passana, its objective is the involvement of the youth and children in the Burkinabese culture, through its promotion and development. The festival also highlights traditional music and promotes rights for the disabled. It encourages people to take part in the event, in order to better understand the national culture.

The 2014 edition of the Passana Festival took place in Ouagadougou between the 15th and the 19th of April. People had the chance to take part in various cultural workshops and debates; they could attend live concerts, film and documentary showings.

This year, the festival revolved around 2 themes:
• Theme I: enhancing the involvement of youth in African traditional music.
• Theme II: Promoting and highlighting the rights of disabled people in the society.

Lydia Ludic Burkina Faso took an active part in organizing the festival, particularly for the disabled, through the setting up of basketball tournament.

The tournament took place on a beautiful day and all teams that were taking part featured players in wheelchairs.

By taking part in this cultural and social event, Lydia Ludic is adamant of the social policy established by its founders, Francis Perez and Olivier Cauro, of getting involved in the development of local communities.

More information on the 4th edition of the Passana Festival is available on the official website of the Association.

All the photos of the closing ceremony are available on the Lydia Ludic and Festival Passana Facebook pages.

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