Limassol
St. Raphael Hotel
Conference, Practical Workshops and Seminars
Real Estate Projects Exhibition
BEST INVEST 2018 is an educational and networking event that is held in Cyprus, now in its fourth year. It includes a Conference, an Exhibition and Presentations of Investment Projects, a Business Cocktail Reception, a Cyprus-India Working Meeting and number of seminars and workshops.

The event will overview the investment market of Cyprus and current Cyprus economy status and look into maximizing opportunities in the real estate sector which is now seeing institutional and international investment increase.

Participants will hear about innovations and new opportunities, understand how developers and investors structure their deals, and learn about the market's future. There will also be a detailed market update foreign countries that are neighbours of Cyprus or may be considered competitors of Cyprus in attracting foreign investors. The panels will also review current investment trends, looking at who is involved and how the market is therefore evolving, as well as examining in detail how to design, deliver and manage successful investment operations.


Conference Program
Monday, May, 14
12.00-14.00
12.00-14.00
Meeting of the Working Group of Cyprus-India Cooperation (with participation of officials from High Commission of India, Indian businessmen living in Cyprus and members of the Cyprus-India Business Association).
This event participation is free, by invitation only.
16.00-18.00
16.00-18.00
An exhibition of the biggest Cyprus developers. 5 minute presentations of 10 Cypriot projects to invest.
Participation during this hour is free to public.
19.00-21.00
19.00-21.00
Official Welcome Reception for the participants of BEST INVEST event and selected guests from Cyprus. The reception is held in the premises of the Exhibition in order to promote investment opportunities in Cyprus.
Event participation is by invitation only.
Tuesday, May, 15
8.00-8.45
8.00-8.45
Registration. Morning coffee. Exchange of contacts. Introductions.
9.00-10.40
9.00-10.40
Official Opening Ceremony.
Welcome Note from Organisers.
Welcome Remarks from Nicos Nicolaides, the Mayor of Limassol.
Welcome Remarks from Costas Galatariotis, President, Limassol Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Welcome Remarks from Mikhail Kuzovlev, Chairman, Russian Council for Cooperation with Cyprus; Chairman of the Board, PJSC Rossiysky Capital.
First Plenary Session.
Economic Climate in Cyprus and Prospects of Further Development of Cypriot Economy.

Latest developments in the Cyprus Funds industry
Angelos Gregoriades, President of the Cyprus Investment Fund Association (CIFA)

Opportunities, Challenges and Risks of the Cyprus Economy
Dr. Theodore Panayiotou, Director of the Cyprus International Institute of Management (CIIM)

‣ Panel Discussion: What to expect from Cyprus in the nearest future?
What can be done to promote new industries? What is it required to make Cyprus attractive for large International business to move their regional Head Quarters to the island? How do we see the prospects of the Cyprus Economy in 2018?

Moderator: Anna Homenko, Managing Director of Fiduciana Trust Limited

Pursuit of Prosperity: 5 Secrets of Success
Ajay Goyal, Entrepreneur & Venture Investor in Hi-Tech & Internet Startups


‣ Panel Discussion: Investments in Real Business.
What can be attractive in tourist sector? What are the opportunities in traditional industries? How does Cyprus business need to change to become attractive for foreign investors? Why IT companies may consider Cyprus as a place to be? Is Cyprus ready to become a centre for innovations?


Moderator: Ajay Goyal, Entrepreneur & Venture Investor in Hi-Tech & Internet Startups
10.40-11.00
10.40-11.00
Coffee Break.
11.00-13.00
11.00-13.00
Second Plenary Session. Shaping the Future for Investments in Commercial and Residential Property Worldwide.
‣ Compliance and Transparency in Modern Investment Management.
Dmitry Khenkin, Investor Relations Director, Consulco

‣ Handling Real Estate Transactions with Confidence
Constantinos Aristidou, Partner, Democritos Aristidou LLC

Successful Strategies in Elite Property Investments
Sergey Sander, Director, The Leading Properties of The World, Monaco


Panel Discussion 3: Property in an elite segment for foreign buyers. Investments and residence or citizenship.

Moderator: Yiannis Misirlis, Founding Director of the Imperio Group



‣ Overview on property markets of Austria, Portugal, Monaco, Czech Republic, Israel, Ireland, Lebanon.
Experts from different countries known as competitors of Cyprus on attraction of foreign investments will have 5-minute presentations and answer the questions.


‣ Panel Discussion with all speakers: Future of International Property Investments.

‣ Q&A session with all speakers.
Participants of this session will be able to ask questions to the speakers after the main presentations are over and share opinions on diversity of offers and opportunities. For local experts and foreign guests, this session is a perfect opportunity to compare all options that are on the market.

13.15-15.00

13.15-15.00

Networking Business Lunch.
16.00-19.00
16.00-19.00
Seminars and Practical Workshops.
16.00-19.00 – in English
Workshop by Justin Devonshire.
"Attract, Nurture, Convert: The New Rules of Getting Clients Online"
• How consumer behavior online has changed, and how your website must too
• The 3-Step Buyers' Journey and how to create a magnetic marketing strategy
• How to Use Social Media for ANY Business - how to find and attract a customer

16.00-19.00 – in Russian
Workshop by Timur Yadgarov
Tribal Leadership. Gathering to become great.

16.00-19.00 – in Russian
Workshop for property experts by Ekaterina Stepanova.
Personal Charisma and Sales Skills. How to be efficient and sell with using emotions and personal approach? How to increase sales by 30% using social media? How to plan and successfully execute e-mail campaigns?

Wednesday, May, 16
09.00-13.00
09.00-13.00
Seminars and Practical Workshops.
9.00-12.00 – in English
Workshop by Timur Yadgarov
Tribal Leadership. Gathering to become great.
Would you like to double your team's effectiveness? If you already noticed, that people around you:
  • Feed their ego instead of creating value;
  • Hope for a miracle instead of following Kaizen;
  • Keep using old methods and grow up immunity to change;
  • Refuse to acknowledge bad signs.
You will get great value from participation in the master-class by:
  • Learning from the latest knowledge in leadership.
  • Discovering how words can lead to success or downfall.
  • Acquiring new communication tools.
  • Preparing for initial steps towards team excellency.
It is going to be radical shift for your company's culture to create sustainable, effective leadership that gives your company a true competitive edge.

9.00-12.00 – in Russian
Workshop by Ekaterina Stepanova
Isosceles Triangle — Sales, Marketing, PR

· When it comes to promotion abroad what might be the slogan of your country? How does your country position itself? What does it say to potential foreign investors while inviting them to buy business or property there?

· What is the price per square meter in the center of the capital city? Residential properties. Commercial properties. What is the minimum price – in which projects? What is the maximum price and why?

· What is the price per square meter in residential and/or holiday areas? Examples of the most common and usual properties and prices.

· Please show the graph of price changes for the last 10 years for residential and commercial property.

· Please show the list of 5 foreign countries that are the first in buying property in your country.

· What are the advantages and disadvantages of your country property market, compared to Cyprus?

· Your opinion on the property market in your country. Your forecast for the next 12-18 months.

Conference Packages
Business-program participant
€300 incl. VAT
  • Participation in the official welcome cocktail reception (May 14, 19.00-21.00) and all plenary sessions (May, 15, 9.00-13.00).
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Participant of the conference
€400 incl. VAT
  • Full event program. All plenary sessions, panel discussions, presentations, workshops, seminars, four coffee breaks, a networking lunch on the 15th of May, exhibition, all conference materials in digital and printed form. There are discounts for participants belonging to the same company.
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Organisers
Business magazine in Cyprus
Best Invest Conference is organised by the respected Cypriot SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS Magazine. It is a quarterly publication providing information on Mediterranean (especially Cypriot) business, economics and politics for Russian-speaking decision-makers.

SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS is published by the VESTNIK KIPRA Group, a group of companies working with the Russian community of Cyprus. VESTNIK KIPRA's main fields of activity are publishing, education, tourism, event management, public relations and business promotion. VK's weekly newspaper provides Russian language news in Cyprus.Within 20 years it has become the most reliable source of information for the whole Russian community of Cyprus and Russian visitors of the island.
Coffee Breaks Sponsors
With participation of
Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism; Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Transfer, Communication and Works; Association of Russian Businessmen in Cyprus, Cyprus-Russian Association, Cyprus-India Business Association, Cyprus-Russia Business Association.
Khrustalev Private Business Club
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Contacts
For Russian participants
Irina Gumeniyuk
vp@vkcyprus.com
Tel.: +7 921 426 31 33
For Cypriot participants
Tatiana Michaelidou
tm@vkcyprus.com
Tel.: +357 25590530
Sponsorship and exhibiting
Sean Alimov
sa@vkcyprus.com
Tel.: +357 97 754126

Organizing Committee
Natalia Kardash
nk@vkcyprus.com
Tel.: +357 25 590530
Exhibition Project Manager
Irina Patsalidou
ip@vkcyprus.com
Tel.: +357 25 590530