Recent Event - November 2021
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE: BUSINESS ORIENTATION: CYPRUS 2021
The primary purpose was to update all the interested professionals, businessmen and other individuals based in the UK but also in other countries worldwide, about investment opportunities in Cyprus as well as the Cyprus Permanent Residence Permit, Tax benefits, Legal Schemes, Funds and property developments.
Our forum has provided the opportunity for professional people such as lawyers, accountants, bankers, economists, financial consultants as well as property developers and real estate agents to present their services and projects. It was also a perfect business networking experience at the end where our attendees may have benefited from the acquaintances that they made.
Speakers and panelists had the opportunity to raise their points and prove why Cyprus is the perfect place to invest, relocate or even to live.
Exhibitors had the opportunity to meet with investment migrants, prospective luxury real estate buyers, wealthy individuals, consultants and other delegates, they can do business together.
We have proved that we are more experienced and connected than ever, and we have managed to organise a very successful International Business Event, second to none, with a great turnover, as regards the attendance.
The conference featured big-name speakers including the Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Cyprus and exhibitors from Great Britain, Cyprus and other countries.
Speakers, sponsors and final agenda are available below
8.45 a.m. – 9.30 a.m. Registration
Opening speech by Savvas Kyriakides, Founder & President of the Great Britain-Cyprus Business Association
Welcome Speech by the High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus in the UK, Mr Andreas Kakouris
Speech by the Minister of Interior of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr Nicos Nouris
10.00 a.m. 'SC&'W - Litigation Overview'
Speech by George Constant, Partner at SPECTOR CONSTANT & WILLIAMS Solicitors
and Elina Sfongali, Associate at SPECTOR CONSTANT & WILLIAMS Solicitors
10.05 a.m. 'The UK Property market'
Speech by Antony Antoniou, Managing Director, Robert Irving Burns & Aspida Capital
10.15 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.
Panel 1 LEGAL SERVICES
Panelists: Natalie Petrides - Partner, Kinanis LLC
Giorgos Avraamides - Partner, Pelaghias Cgristodoulou Vrachas LLC
Esme Palas - Partner, Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC
Moderator: Andrea Ioakim - Counsel, Kinanis LLC
11.00 a.m. – 11.20 a.m.
11.20 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.
Panel 2 BANKING, TAX BENEFITS & FINANCIAL SERVICES
Panelists: Philippos Raptopoulos - Head of Tax and Legal Services, EY in Cyprus
Stephen Coleclough - Owner and Principal,International Tax Adviser, Caesium International LLP, UK
Afxentis Zemenides - Managing Director, Afxentis Zemenides Financial Services Ltd
Gaspar Lopes Dias - Taxand Cyprus Partner, Transfer Pricing and International Tax
Moderator: Xenia Neophytou - Director, C.X. Financia Ltd
12.00 p.m. – 12.45 p.m.
Panel 3: CYPRUS: PROPERTY INDUSTRY INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Panelists: Kate Scrobava - Business Developer, Cyfield Group
Lyra Amvrosidou - Director, Property Gallery Developers
Michalis Economides - Founder & CEO, Advocate & Legal Consultant, Chambersfield Economides Kranos
Panicos Loizides - Director, Quest Property Consultants, UK
Theodoros Antoniou - Mayor of Mesa Geitonia and Vice President of the Union of Cyprus Municipalities
Moderator: Alex Chrysaphiades - Partner, Adler Shine LLP, UK
12.45 p.m. – 1.05 p.m.
1.05 p.m. – 1.15 p.m. 'A Greek affair'
Speech by Lucy Loizou, Managing Partner at The International Family Law Group LLP
1.15 p.m. – 2.00 p.m.
Panel 4 OTHER INVESTING OPPORTUNITIES & WHY INVEST IN CYPRUS
Panelists: Alexandra Pelaghias - Partner, Pelaghias Christodoulou Vrachas LLC
Xenia Neophytou - Director, C.X. Financia Ltd
Paola Castano - Managing Partner, DP Ultra Ltd, Investment Consultants
Nick Kounoupias - CEO & Founder, Kounoupias I.P.
Moderator: Paola Hadjilambri - Director of Business Development, Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC
2.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.
LUNCH AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES
Participation of 3-5 panelists at each panel plus the Moderator
A panelist based in the UK participated at panels 2, 3 & 4, enabling us to have interruption and debate.