Every year PAIN D'OR exhibits in the biggest
international food shows which are very
important both for the company's image and
Some of the trade shows in which PAIN D'OR
Fancy Food Show, New York
IFE Food and Drink, London
Pain D’Or sponsors a number of sports
events organized by AmCham, BBFL and others.
The company representative teams have occupied
the first ranking places several times in
the ski and tennis tournaments
PAIN D'OR is a socially active company
which does everything within its power to
help schools, kindergartens, orphanages
PAIN D'OR maintains a long-standing company
tradition by inviting 250-300 children
from the orphanages to a Christmas party.
Apart of the special program, delicious
food, dances, songs and many, many presents,
PAIN D'OR always prepares nice surprises
for them, such as Santa coming down from
the skies riding . . a Helicopter or a balloon.
At the pictures bellow: Christmas party
for 300 children from orpanages; Santa Claus
arrives in Pain D’Or by helicopter; Christmas
party for orphans
Apostolic Nuncio to Bulgaria Giuseppe Leanza
(left) was among those who welcomed Santa
Claus at PAIN D'OR.
On the occasion of Christmas and Children's
Day, together with Patilanci, the company
participates in initiatives for disability
children and orphanages.
Best children's painting competition has been
announced in many Sofia schools and a lot
of awards have been presented to the participants.
The Executive Director of PAIN D'OR Mr. Antoan
Iskandar accepts the charity award from Mr.
Neil Buhne, UNDP Resident Representative
Every year PAIN D'OR sponsors the annual
football kindergarten tournament in Sofia,
organized by the Children Football Club "Lavcheta".
PAIN D'OR supports various cultural
and sports events for children, focused
on their skill development. The last PAIN
D'OR Street Basketball Children Championship
attracted more than 150 teams.
PAIN D'OR sponsors a number of sports events,
as well - the annual bicycle tour of Bulgaria,
sports dance tournaments, football games and
On the 24th of May, 2002, "Pain D'Or"
president, Mr. Antoine Iskandar was
granted the cherished opportunity of an
audience with His Holiness, Pope John
Paul II. Mr. Iskandar received the blessings
of His Benevolent Holiness upon himself
and his factory.
St. John Paul II blessing Pain D'Or bakery:
"The lord is my sheperd; there is
nothing I shall want"
In October 1998, Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton
first Lady of the United States of America
visited PAIN D'OR, where she presided over
a Round Table Conference "The role
of the woman entrepreneur and the challenges
she meets daily". We are very proud
of what Mrs. Clinton said about our factory:
"I've never been in a cleaner and
a better-smelling factory."
On 29.01.2003 the United
Nations Secretary-General Kofi Anan
launched the Global Compact Initiative of
the United Nations. Mr. Antoine Iskandar
was invited to deliver a speech. For
more information about the initiative please
PAIN D'OR takes part in many other events
and activities organized by UNDP.
HRH the Prince of Wales honoured PAIN
D'OR by presenting the Code of Ethics
of the Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum,
a branch of Prince Charle's International
Business Leaders Forum, on March 13th 2003,
to the Executive Director Antoine Iskandar.
As a member of BBLF PAIN D'OR is
an active participant in the initiatives
organized by the Bulgarian Business Leader
Forum committed to the basic principles
of business ethics.
PAIN D'OR participates regularly in
the environmental initiatives of Sofia
Municipality, as well as in socially
- Sofia spring cleaning
- Maintaining and asphalting the streets
in the neighborhood
The company supports the Breast cancer
initiative and takes part and in its
PAIN D'OR takes an active part in
the International Women Club activities,