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SUMMIT PROGRAMME 

09:00-09:45       Registration and Coffee

09:50-10:00       Introduction by Summit Chair
                           Melina Pyrgou,
Advocate, Board Member, Invest Cyprus

09:50-10:15       Welcome Address
                           Michalis P. Michael, Chairman, Invest Cyprus

10:00-10:15       Keynote Presentation: The Outlook for the Cyprus Economy
                           Harris Georgiades, Minister of Finance of the Republic of Cyprus

10:15-10:25       Keynote Presentation: Banking and Financial Services
                           Louis Pochanis, Director International Banking, Wealth & Markets, Bank of Cyprus

10:25-10:40       Keynote Presentation: Cypus: A Dynamic and Vibrant Business Centre
                           George Campanellas, Director General, Invest Cyprus

10:00-11:20       Panel I: Corporate International and Regional Headquartering in Cyprus
                                - Cyprus: The Ideal Business Base - Establishing a Regional Office in Cyprus
                                - Doing international business from Cyprus: Cyprus as a regional hub. Infrastructure, logistics, geographical opportunities
                                - Benefits for Corporations
                                - Benefits for Employers and Employees Living and Working in Cyprus
                                - Tax System (Corporate and Personal)   
                                - Financial Reporting, Auditing, Legal System, Regulatory Framework
                                - Living & working in Cyprus: Real Estate, Housing, Education, Health, Lifestyle
                                - The Cyprus Investment Programme     

                            Panellists
                                - Christophoros P. Anayiotos, Board Member, Head of Deal Advisory, KPMG Limited 
                                - Theo Parperis, Partner, Head of Tax & Legal Services, PwC Cyprus
                                - Symeon Symeou, Head International Banking Unit, Astrobank

11:20-12:20       Networking Coffee Break

12:20-13:10       Panel II: Case Studies: International Companies headquartered in Cyprus
                           - Natasa Pilides, the Deputy Minister of Shipping of the Republic of Cyprus in conversation with Mark O’Neil, President, Columbia Shipmanagement
                          - Savvas Perdios, the Deputy Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Cyprus in conversation with Andy Choy, President, ICR Cyprus Group/ Property President, Altira Macau and Mocha Clubs

13:10-13:20       Keynote Presentation: Banking and Investment Opportunities in Cyprus
                           Phivos Stasopoulos,
 General Manager, Business Division, Hellenic Bank

13:20-13:30       Keynote Presentation: Cyprus: An Emerging Regional Research and Innovation Hub
                          Kyriacos Kokkinos
,
the National Chief Scientist for Research & Innovation of the Republic of Cyprus

13:30-14:20      Panel III: The Cyprus Funds Industry                    
                                - Cyprus: An attractive Funds jurisdiction. Developing the Fund Industry through Cyprus - Cyprus as the Gateway to the European Union
                                - Alternative Investment Funds in Cyprus. Types of Funds
                                - Fund Hosting. Application in Private Equity, Shipping, Real Estate and Family Office Areas
                                - The Role of the Banking Sector in the Development of the Cyprus Fund Industr

                           Panellists:
                                - Andreas Yiasemides, Partner, In charge of Fund Services, PwC Cyprus
                                - Costas Argyrides, CEO, The Cyprus Development Bank Public Company Ltd

                                - Emilios Tannousis, Head Institutional Wealth Management, Wealth & Markets, Bank of Cyprus
                                - Michalis Vasiliou, Principal, KPMG Limited

14:20-14:30       Turn the Spotlight on: The Cyprus Property Market (at the Exhibition Area)
                           Philippos Aristotelous, Leader Business Strategist, Author, Speaker

14:30                 Networking Lunch / One to one meetings

 

End of Summit

 

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