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DAY 1 (11 September, 2017) ARRIVAL OF DELEGATES AND RECEPTION

09:00-19:00     Arrival of overseas delegates

19:00-22:00     Networking Cocktail at Amathus Hotel, Limassol (Dress: Business Attire)

DAY 2 (12 September, 2017) THE 2ND CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS SUMMIT

Official Opening (Plenary Session)

08:30-09:00     Registration and Coffee

09:00-09:05     Introduction by Summit Chair

Natasa Pilides, Director General, Invest Cyprus

09:05-09:10     Welcome Address
Christodoulos E. Angastiniotis, Chairman, Invest Cyprus

09:10-09:25     The Outlook for the Cyprus Economy
Harris Georgiades, Minister of Finance, Republic of Cyprus

09:25-09:40     Transforming the Cyprus Economy
Michalis Sophocleous, Director, Office of the President, Republic of Cyprus

09:40-09:55     9 Compelling Reasons to Invest in Cyprus
Natasa Pilides, Director General, Invest Cyprus

09:55-10:50     PANEL I: Key Growth Sectors of the Cyprus Economy
Cyprus offers international investors plenty to choose from across a range of sectors such as: Banking and Financial Services, Investment Funds, Hotel & Leisure, Energy, Healthcare, Shipping, ICT, StartUps and Innovation, Regional Headquartering.
Session Coordinator: Evgenios Evgeniou, CEO, PwC Cyprus
Panelists:
Yiorgos Lakkotrypis, Minister of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Republic of Cyprus
Dr. George Pamboridis, Minister of Health, Republic of Cyprus
Capt. Eberhard Koch, Member of the Board of Directors, Cyprus Shipping Chamber
Dr. Kirill Zimarin, CEO, RCB Bank Ltd/ President, Association of International Banks in Cyprus
Marios Eliades, Partner, Tassos Papadopoulos and Associates LLC

10:50-11:30     Networking Coffee Break (Exhibition Area)

11:30-12:15     PANEL II: The Cyprus Success Story through the eyes of the international investment community
An interactive panel of institutional investors and international organisations reflect on Cyprus’ investment climate and future prospects as an investment and business destination.
Session Coordinator: Stavros Pantzaris, Country Managing Partner, EY Cyprus
Panelists:
Johny Abuaitah, Chief Executive Officer, Windsor Brokers Ltd
Ioannis Kaltsas, Head of Division, Leading Operations in Greece and Cyprus, European Investment Bank
Yannis Matsis, CEO, Hellenic Bank Group
George Papanastasiou, CEO, VTT Vasiliko

12:15-13:00     PANEL III: Investing in the Property and Real Estate Sector in Cyprus
An overview of the opportunities in the real estate and hospitality sectors and expected developments.
Session Coordinator: Nicos Kyriakides, Partner, Head of Financial Advisory Services, Deloitte Cyprus
Panelists:
Pantelis Christofides, Partner, L Papaphilippou and Co LLC
Pantelis Leptos, Chairman, The Cyprus Land and Building Developers Association (LBDA)
Anna Sofroniou, Director of the Real Estate Management Unit, Bank of Cyprus
Ploutarhos Pantelides, Tourism Officer, Strategy Department, European Union Unit, Cyprus Tourism Organisation

13:00-13:05     Chair’s Closing Remarks (Plenary Session)

13:05-13:50     Networking Cocktail (Exhibition Area)

Investment Opportunities
13:50-18:10     Project Presentations: Fifteen (15) minutes per company
Session Coordinator: Kikis Athinodorou, Board Member, Invest Cyprus

13:50-20:30     Project Presentations and One-to-One Meetings

21:00                 Dinner at a Local Tavern (Dress: Casual)

 

Important Note: During the day, investors will be asked to select up to four projects for site visits that will take place the following day.

DAY 3 (13 September, 2017) SITE VISITS AND DELEGATES DEPARTURE

Site visits and departures for delegates