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PRELIMINARY AGENDA - THURSDAY, 28 JANUARY 2021

 12.00-12:10  Introduction by Summit Chair
                      Melina Pyrgou, Board Member, Invest Cyprus


12:10-12:15   Welcome Address
                      Michalis Michael, Chairman, Invest Cyprus


12:15-12:25   The Outlook for the Cyprus Economy
                      
Constantinos Petrides, Minister of Finance


12:25-13:00   Doing Business in Cyprus: Corporate International and Regional Headquartering

When it comes to choosing the right location to establish international and regional headquarters, Cyprus is increasingly gaining momentum as a prime contender in the minds of decision-makers of multinational companies. This panel discussion will highlight the reasons why Cyprus is one of the leading business and headquartering locations in the EU, and an ideal jurisdiction for investment funds and the financial services sector.

      • Headquartering in / Relocating to Cyprus / Establishing a Regional Office / Presence in Cyprus
      • Doing international business from Cyprus: Cyprus as a regional hub. Infrastructure, logistics, geographical opportunities
      • Headquartering in Cyprus: Benefits for Corporations, Employers and Employees Living and Working in Cyprus
      • Cyprus as an emerging Tech Hub within the EU
      • Headquartering in Cyprus: What makes Cyprus an ideal business destination for Private Clients - HNWIs? Cyprus as part of a global estate planning structure for HNWIs
      • Benefits and Key Features of the Cyprus Tax System
      • Financial Reporting and Auditing,
      • The Cyprus Legal System
      • The Banking Sector
      • Personal Taxation, Social insurance, and other contributions
      • Employment law
      • Lifestyle in Cyprus, Health Services, Real Estate (Residential and Office Space), Education

 Introduction and Coordination: George Campanellas, CEO, Invest Cyprus 

Theo Parperis, Partner, Member of the Management Board and Head of Tax & Legal Services, PwC Cyprus
Andreas Mercouri, General Manager, Trident Trust Company (Cyprus) Limited
Emilios Tannousis, Manager, Wealth Management, Bank of Cyprus

Anja Arsalides, Investment Promotion Officer, Invest Cyprus                     

Questions & Discussion


13:00-13:25  Growth Sectors: Investment Opportunities in Tourism and Hospitality – Panel Discussion

Tourism has always been one of Cyprus’ most resilient and strong economic sectors with a significant contribution to the country’s GDP whilesignificant investments in recent years, in large tourism and hospitality projects, prove that Cyprus can be an attractive investment destination for leading investment groups. This panel discussion will discuss the state of the Tourism and Hospitality in Cyprus and the prospects for future development and diversification in the sector’ s investment environment, taking into consideration the current changes in the global industry as well. International professionals, foreign investors that have included Cyprus in their strategic large-scale projects, such as luxury resorts and integrated casinos and major Cypriot stakeholders share their success stories and demonstrate Cyprus’ competitiveness as a premium touristic destination.

Introduction and Coordination: Stephanie Panayi, Head of Strategic Projects, Invest Cyprus

Christophe de Bruyn, CEO, THR Innovative Tourism Advisors
Grant Johnson, Senior Vice President, Property General Manager, City of Dreams, Mediterranean, Cyprus
Thanos Michaelides, CEO, Thanos Hotels

Questions & Discussion


13:25-13:50   Growth Sectors: Investment Opportunities in Real Estate – Panel Discussion

Being a historically key pillar of the Cyprus economy, the real estate sector has experienced remarkable growth in the past years, manifested in increased demand and activity levels, prestigious large-scale projects and an influx of foreign investment. This panel discussion will discuss the state of the Real Estate industry in Cyprus and the prospects of the market to welcome a wide array of new and multiple high-end developments as they emerge today. International professionals that have included Cyprus in their strategic large-scale projects and major Cypriot stakeholders share their success stories and discuss the potential of the sector.

Introduction and Coordination: Representative from Invest Cyprus

Andreas Santis, Country Head, Greece and Western Balkans, NCH Capital Inc
Michalis Hadjipanayiotou
, Chairman, Cyprus Land and Building Developers Association
Christophoros Anayiotos, Board Member, KPMG Limited, Cyprus

Questions & Discussion


13:50-14:15   Growth Sector: Investment Opportunities in Health – Panel Discussion

Every year more and more people prefer Cyprus’ health-oriented centers to those in their home countries due to benefits such as the climate, the rhythms of life and nature. The robust and easily accessible local health system both in the public and private sectors and the presence of numerous private healthcare facilities have distinguished Cyprus as a popular health destination and encouraged foreign investments over the years. This panel discussion will discuss the state of Health in Cyprus and the growing trends towards investment opportunities that could be attractive for the foreign investor. International professionals that have included Cyprus in their health-oriented projects and major Cypriot stakeholders share their success stories and discuss the opportunities arisen.

Introduction and Coordination: Representative from Invest Cyprus
Major Cypriot Health Stakeholder

Polis Georghiades, CEO, Synlab Cyprus
Dr. Marinos Soteriou, Co-founder, American Heart Institute/American Medical Center, Cyprus

Questions & Discussion


14:15-14:30   Closing Remarks by Summit Chair 
                       Member of the Board of Directors, Invest Cyprus

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