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. The main subject of this year's event is 'NEW IDEAS AND CHALLENGES IN THE PROPERTY INDUSTRY'.

Influential players from all sectors of the international property industry will gather for two days of networking and learning from extraordinary speakers and professional trainers, as well as for practical discussions during thematic sessions.

The event will 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 for 10-12 countries that 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 property 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 and businessmen from India, Indian businessmen living in Cyprus and members of the Cyprus-India Business Association).
The event is held with participation of representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of India, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Invest India Agency and the High Commission of India in Cyprus, Cyprus-India Business Association.

Event participation is 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. 450 invitees. 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.
9.00-10.45
9.00-10.45
Official Opening Ceremony. Greetings on behalf of the Cyprus Government and Limassol Municipality. Welcome notes from foreign countries. Addresses of VIP guests.

First Plenary Session. Investments in real business and well-known investment instruments.
New prospects of mutual investments between Cyprus-Russia-EU-Asia. Use of Cyprus as a centre for efficient and transparent international business and European HQ centre for Russian, Arab and Asian countries. Investments into new projects in different spheres, including energy, IT, newest technologies, large scale infrastructure. Overview of economic news, new laws and rules with live comments of local and international experts.

Simultaneous Translation English/Russian.
10.45-11.15
10.45-11.15
Networking Coffee Break.
11.15-12.45
11.15-12.45
Second Plenary Session. Investments in commercial and residential property. Discussions and thematic panels with top-managers of the biggest developers and realtors from at least 10 countries, representatives of banking and investment spheres, business people working in property investments.
Second Plenary Session. Investments in commercial and residential property. Discussions and thematic panels with top-managers of the biggest developers and realtors from at least 10 countries, representatives of banking and investment spheres, business people working in property investments.

Among subjects for discussion:

1. Financial crisis and crisis in sales. How to find the way out.
2. Property in an elite segment for foreign buyers.
3. Investments and residence or citizenship. Examples from EU-countries.
4. Optimisation of property taxes in different countries.
5. EDPR – European Data Protection Regulation.
6. Newest technologies for PR and promotion of international property deals.


Simultaneous Translation English/Russian.
13.00-14.00

13.00-14.00

Business Lunch.
14.00-15.30

14.00-15.30

Thematic sessions.
Listen, Compare and Ask Questions. Overview on property sales in 10-12 countries. Experts from different countries known as competitors of Cyprus on attraction of foreign investments will have 5 minute presentations and answer the following questions:

  • 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.


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 guests from Russia, this session is a perfect opportunity to compare all options that are on the market. No advertising of specific projects is allowed during this session: each speaker will present his/her country in general.
17.00-18.00
17.00-18.00
Networking event DIRECTORS' CLUB for founders, shareholders and CEOs of developers and constructing companies.
Entrance by invitation only.
16.00-21.00
16.00-21.00
Seminars and Practical Workshops.
16.00-19.00
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
Workshop by Timur Yadgarov
Tribal Leadership. Gathering to become great.
Would you like to double your team's effectiveness?

The workshop will be held in Russian.

16.00-19.00
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?

The workshop will be held in Russian.
Wednesday, May, 16
8.00-8.45
8.00-8.45
Registration for seminars and workshops.
In parallel in three board rooms, there will be three events targeted to different audiences.
09.00-13.00
09.00-13.00
Workshops
9.00-12.00
Workshop by Ekaterina Stepanova
Isosceles Triangle — Sales, Marketing, PR
The workshop will be held in Russian.


9.00-12.00
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.
9.00-13.00
9.00-13.00
Private business meetings for foreign guests.
Booking required.
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.
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
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