El Corte Inglés trusts Eventia for the celebration of its 50th anniversary party in Bilbao
El Corte Inglés of Bilbao celebrates this year the 50th anniversary of its inauguration, (campaign "50 years looking to the future"), with a series of commemorative actions that have started in May and will continue during the following weeks.
El Corte Inglés wishes to thank customers, suppliers, society in general, and especially all the professionals who have been part of the project since its inception for their confidence during this half century of life.
Since its inauguration on May 24, 1969, more than 500 million people have visited the facilities of the Bizkaian shopping center, a figure that gives an idea of its size and its formidable commercial activity.
El Corte Inglés of Bilbao has consolidated over the last five decades its position as a commercial and economic reference and an employment engine. According to a KPMG study, the activity carried out by El Corte Inglés has an impact on the GDP of Bizkaia of 1%, with a contribution of 387 million euros.
From the perspective of employment, the distribution group contributes to the maintenance of 1.8% of the employed population of this territory. This percentage, which includes both direct, indirect and induced employment, translates into more than 8,000 jobs in Bizkaia.
Another relevant fact: the number of people who have worked directly during these 50 years in the Bilbao shopping center exceeds 15,000.
Beyond the commercial activity, the department stores have been involved during all these years very actively in the social, cultural and sports life of their area of influence, with important collaborations and sponsorships. Among them, the rowing-boat regattas (trawlers), the Basque pelota, popular races, the collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, the Aste Nagusia or the implication in different initiatives with a good number of organizations and NGOs.
The end of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of El Corte Inglés in Bilbao will take place on June 20. That day will be held in San Mamés two separate events, one of an institutional nature and another aimed at employees in the shopping center. Eventia will participate in the preparation of the anniversary celebration party in Bilbao.