Limassol
St. Raphael Hotel
Conference, Seminars and Business Meetings
Investment Projects and Real Estate Exhibition
BEST INVEST Congress Unites
International Experts and Business Professionals
The 5th BEST INVEST CONGRESS will take place in Limassol on May 13-14th. It will gather investors and business owners who are ready to engage in fruitful cooperation.

The event is organised by the Successful Business Magazine.

This year the BEST INVEST Congress celebrates its 5th anniversary. It is a traditional platform for presenting investment and economic potential of Cyprus and other countries that collaborate or have a business and political relationship with Cyprus.

This is a platform for discussing current issues in socioeconomic development. State officials, the business community, and leading experts work together to seek solutions to the main problems that Cyprus faces today.

Participants will hear about innovations and new opportunities, and learn about the market's future. There will also be a detailed update on the current economic situation in Cyprus and potential of different industries based on the island. The panels will also review current investment trends as well as examining in detail how to design, deliver and manage successful investment operations.
Program of the Congress
Monday, 13th of May 2019
8:00–8:45
Registration. Morning Coffee.
9:00–10:30
Official Opening Ceremony. Welcome Note from the Government of Cyprus.

Plenary Session I
Lessons from World Crises and Preparation for a New Turning Point in 2019-2020.
The world in an era of constant crisis. How to prepare for new imbalances in the global economy?

Keynote Speech by Philip Ammerman
Assessing the Cyprus Investment Strategy Results and Key Risks Going Forward.
This presentation will review the results of efforts to promote Cyprus as a national investment destination. It will identify some key risks by companies based here going forward, and how to address them. These include:
• Cyprus Substance and OECD Common Reporting Standards
• National Banking Operations
• Tax Incentives and the Tax System
• High Input Prices and Costs
• Regional Geopolitical Issues
• Global Economic Issues


Panel Discussion: Anti-crisis Strategies in an Era of Economic Uncertainty.
10:30–11:00
Networking Coffee Break.
11:00–12:15
Plenary Session II
Investments in Real Business: Production Industry, Services, Education, Medical Tourism, Film Production, Hospitality Industry, Aviation, Agriculture, Energy, Shipping.
Most Promising Industries in Cyprus. Predicted and Potential Return on Investments. Regulatory Environment. Development in the Digital Age. Data Management. Case Studies: Successful Investment Strategies. Panel Discussions with the Biggest Market Players. Q&A Session.
12:15–12:30
Networking Coffee Break.
12.30−13.30
Free access to public. Please book your invitation for this one-hour session by sending an email to ip@vkcyprus.com
BEST INVEST Exhibition and Presentations.
5-min presentations by exhibitors on the largest projects of Cyprus.
13:30–15:00
Business Lunch for Congress Participants.
15:00−16:30
Panorama Hall
International Seminar on Taxation and Regulations in Cyprus and Russia.
Actual problems and opportunities of doing business in Cyprus and Russia: tax risks, currency regulations, mandatory requirements, obligations, amnesty of capitals.

Speaker: Artem Paleev, Managing Partner, Koprus Prava.

The session will be held in Russian language with simultaneous translation into English
15:00−16:30
Megaron B Conference Room
Thematic Session on Business and Private Insurance.
Insurance brokerage in Cyprus for business and individuals

• Financial Risk Insurance and Surety Bond Coverage.
• Cyprus Government Medical and Health Plan: known and unknown details.
• What is the role of private insurances like Bupa in the new Health Plan?
• Why it is preferred to use a broker?
• How a broker can customize an insurance contract and create substantial saving on insurance premium?
• What are the impacts of Cyprus being a European country on insurance legislation? What are the consequences?
• The role of the Insurance Supervisory in Insurance Market.

Speakers:
Homi Motamedi, CEO, CISRM Insurance and Reinsurance Brokers Ltd
Amanda Chrysaphi, Health Insurance Officer, Health Insurance Organization Cyprus
19:00−21:00
Official Ceremony and Cocktail Reception for participants of the event and selected prominent investors and investment specialists from Cyprus and abroad, CEOs and directors of International and local financial institutions and VIP guests (political and business leaders of Cyprus).

The event will be opened by a Keynote Speech of the Minister of Energy, Commerce and Industry H.E. Mr. Yiorgos Lakkotrypis.
Tuesday, 14th of May 2019
8:00–8:45
Registration for the first session. Morning coffee.
10:15−10:45
Coffee Break. Registration for the second session.
11:00−12:30
CYPRUS - RUSSIA Open Discussion. Working Together under Difficult Circumstances.
13:00−14:30
Networking Business Lunch
14:15−14:45
Registration for the third session.
16:15−16:45
Coffee Break. Registration for the last session.
Conference Packages
1-day Participation Fee
350
  • Included: participation in all activities of one Congress Day (choose Monday or Tuesday), coffee breaks and a business lunch, exhibition access, conference materials of the day.
  • Incl. VAT
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2-days Participation Fee
450
  • Included: full program. All plenary sessions, panel discussions, presentations, workshops, seminars, VIP Cocktail Reception, 8 coffee breaks, 2 days networking lunches, VIP Cocktail Reception, exhibition access, all conference materials in digital form.
  • Incl. VAT
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Sponsors
The event is held with support and participation of
With participation of Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry; Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works; Association of Russian Businessmen in Cyprus, Cyprus-Russian Business Association, Cyprus-India Business Association, Association of Russian-speaking residents of Cyprus.
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Event Director
Participation fees, travel arrangements, exhibition and sponsorship opportunities

Irina Patsalidou
ip@vkcyprus.com
Tel.: +357 97 745594
Commercial Director
sponsorship and promotional opportunities


Sean Alimov
sa@vkcyprus.com
Tel.: +357 97 754126
President of the Organising Committee
Program of the Congress and networking opportunities, side meetings, private meetings

Natalia Kardash
nk@vkcyprus.com
Tel.: +357 25 590530