• May 2025,
  • Conference and
    networking events
  • Investment Opportunities
    and Introductions


October 17, 2022
October 17, 2022
08:45 – 09:15
08:45 – 09:15
Registration, Morning Coffee
09:30 – 10:45
09:30 – 10:45
Conference Day Opening by Evgenios Evgeniou, Chairman, Invest Cyprus.
Overview and analysis on the developments in the Cyprus' and Global Economy
in 2022-2023.
The New Normal: Managing in an Age of Continual Crisis and Instability.
Analysis by Philip Ammerman, Investment Advisor, Consultant & Angel Investor

Panel Discussions on Energy:
Traditional sources of energy (oil and gas) became expensive and this was the reason
for unprecedented inflation. At the same time, energy transition to «green» and renewable
sources will demand rapid decarbonisation, decentralisation, and digitalisation of energy
production, supply, and consumption. During two panel discussions, industry and thought
leaders will set the energy agenda for Cyprus and the region.

1. Investment Opportunities in the Cyprus Oil & Gas Sector
Panelists: Symeon Kassianides, energy expert, former DEFA and ETYFA Chairman;
Dinos Lefkaritis, Founder, CEO, Petrolina; Panos Papanastasiou, Member of the Board
of Directors, Cyprus Hydrocarbon Company (CHC), Director of Natural Gas Engineering
Program, University of Cyprus.

2. Investment Opportunities in the Cyprus Electricity & Renewable Energy Sources (RES)
Panelists: Fanos Karantonis, Chairman, Cyprus Association of Renewable Energy
Enterprises; Yiorgos Lakkotripis, Business Advisor, former Minister of Energy;
Yiannis Misirlis, Board Member of Limassol Chamber of Commerce, Founding Director,
Imperio Group.

Moderator: Iacovos Ghalanos, Board Member and COO, KPMG in Cyprus
10:45 – 11:15
10:45 – 11:15
Networking Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:30
11:15 – 12:30
Cyprus: a Fast Growing Global Tech Hub.
Investments in IT, Fintech and New Tech Industry

This session is prepared in cooperation with TechIsland Association. It brings together
expats who are already established in Cyprus with experts from the local business
community. The details of the new initiatives of the Cyprus Government will be
summarised and presented, with brainstorming sessions on how to match theory
with practice to help clarify the benefits of Cyprus for IT people.

Panelists: Alexey Gubarev, Co-Founder, Palta; Stylianos Lambrou, Co-Founder, Reflect;
Petr Valov, CEO, Exness; Yannis Matsis, Managing Director, MUFG Investor Services.
Moderator: Tasos Yiasemides, Head of GCMS services, KPMG

Panelists: Marios Demetriades, former Minister of Transport and Public Works;
Andreas Athinodorou, Board Member, CIFA; Yiangos Hadjiyannis, Board Member,
Invest Cyprus; Angelos Paphitis, Managing Partner, AGP Law Firm
Moderator: Natalia Kardash, Founder, Successful Business Leaders' Club
12:30 – 12:45
12:30 – 12:45
Networking Coffee Break
12:45 – 14:00
12:45 – 14:00
Cyprus' Evolving Innovation Ecosystem. Local Sectors to Watch-for and a Favorable
Forecast for Private Investors.
Andreas Panayi, Co-Founder, Kinisis Ventures

Panel Discussion: Investments in Innovations and New Technologies
The last few years the island has been making significant strides in its quest to become
a source of internationally relevant, disruptive, scalable innovation. The evidence shows
an upwards trend in «fundable» innovation and the momentum within the ecosystem
is pointing towards specific areas of potential interest. It will attract more private,
institutional and corporate venture capital. This also changes the role and range of
activities of investment funds in Cyprus.

Panelists: Andreas Panayi, Co-Founder, Kinisis Ventures; Alexander Shkuratov,
Founder, AvanTech Ventures, The Island Private School, Co-Founder Prodly; Roman
, Games & Entertainment Leader, GEM Capital.
Moderator: Philip Ammerman, Co-Founder, Navigator Consulting Group.

The Legal Framework and New Developments of the Cryptocurrencies in Cyprus.
Demetra Kalogerou, Independent Financial Advisor, former CySEC Chairwoman

Panel Discussion: CySEC Regulatory Framework and Implementation of ESMA
and MiCA Principles

The role and range of activities of investment funds in Cyprus is changing. How?
There are also some new developments under CySEC regulation and supervision. What
are they about? For the first time the EU brings crypto-assets, crypto-assets issuers and
crypto-asset service providers under a regulatory framework that protects investors and
preserve financial stability, while allowing innovation and fostering the attractiveness of
the crypto-asset sector. The panel will discuss these and any other developments in
CySEC regulated or CySEC registered sectors.

Panelists: Demetra Kalogerou, Independent Financial Advisor, former CySEC
Chairwoman; Andrey Narutskiy, CEO, Leon MFO Investments; Mihaela Grigoriou,
Senior Associate Lawyer, AGP Law Firm; Chris Droussiotis, Author, Academic
and Advisor, Columbia University.
Moderator: Costas Stylianou, CEO, EFG Cyprus
14:00 – 15:00
14:00 – 15:00
Business Lunch for Congress Participants
15:30 – 17:00
15:30 – 17:00
B2B presentations of investment opportunities: Leon MFO Investments, Imperio, CDA Group.
18:30 – 20:30
18:30 – 20:30
Cocktail Reception for Congress delegates hosted by Imperio Group
in the Icon Tower (La Caleta Restaurant)

October 18, 2022
October 18, 2022
08:00 – 13:00
08:00 – 13:00
Pre-arranged business meetings for foreign delegates.
15:00 – 16:00
15:00 – 16:00
Cyprus / MENA Region Working Meeting Networking event for Middle East and Northen Africa business leaders who live or work in Cyprus.
17:00 – 18:30
17:00 – 18:30
Иностранец на Кипре. Как зарабатывать и инвестировать, не нарушая закон?
(Seminar in Russian language)
1. Проблемы, ошибки и решения при проживании на Кипре
и ведении бизнеса в 2022 году.
Банковские счета и международные транзакции: теория и практика.
Конфликт иммиграционного статуса и источника дохода: что делать?
Как декларировать бизнес-доходы и платить налоги в России и на Кипре?
2. Предпринимательство без нарушения закона: варианты и последствия.
3. Как получать инвестиционные доходы? Выгодные налоговые сценарии.
4. Поиск оптимальных решений: вопросы и ответы.
Докладчик: Михаил Соболев, налоговый эксперт