• 29-30 May 2023
    Limassol, Cyprus
  • Conference, Seminars
    and Business Meetings
  • Investment Opportunities
    in All Business Spheres
BEST INVEST Congress
BEST INVEST Congress program includes a conference, an exhibition, presentations of different investment projects, networking breaks and cocktails. The event gathers together people of various nationalities who work in Cyprus or abroad, but with Cyprus, in the sphere of investments.
The BEST INVEST CONGRESS is a good platform for presenting the investment and economic potential of Cyprus and other countries that collaborate or have business and economic relations with Cyprus.

Innovations and new opportunities, the market's future, detailed update on the current economic situation in Cyprus and the potential of different industries based on the island - these are the subjects that are always discussed during this event. The panels also review current investment trends as well as examining in detail how to design, deliver and manage successful investment operations.
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CONGRESS-2022 PROGRAM

Program 2023 will be ready at the beginning of the year
SUNDAY, October 16
Diamante Blu, Limassol Old Port

18.00-20.00
Welcome Reception for Congress delegates, speakers, sponsors and VIP-guests.
The event will be opened by H.E. Deputy Minister of Shipping Mr. Vassilios Demetriades

MONDAY, October 17
Four Seasons Hotel, Limassol

8.45-9.15 – Registration. Morning Coffee.

09.30-10.45 – PLENARY SESSION I
Conference Day Opening by Evgenios Evgeniou, Chairman, Invest Cyprus.
Overview of 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
2. Investment Opportunities in the Cyprus Electricity & Renewable Energy Sources (RES)

Panel 1: 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.

Panel 2: Nicos Trikkis, Secretary, 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 – Networking Coffee Break

11.15-12.30 – PLENARY SESSION II
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 will bring together expats who are already established in Cyprus with experts from the local business community. The details of all 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.

Panel 1: 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

Panel 2. Marios Demetriades, former Minister of Transport and Public Works; Andreas Athinodorou, Board Member, Cyprus Investment Funds Association; Yiangos Hadjiyannis, Board Member, Cyprus Investment Promotional Agency Invest Cyprus; Angelos Paphitis, Managing Partner, AGP Law Firm.
Moderator: Natalia Kardash, Founder, Successful Business Leaders' Club


12.30-12.45 – Networking Coffee Break

12.45-14.00 - PLENARY SESSION III
"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 Gurskiy, 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 – Networking Business Lunch for Congress Participants.

15.30-17.00 – B2B presentations of investment opportunities: Leon MFO Investments, Imperio Group, CDA Group.

18.30-20.30 – Cocktail Reception for Congress delegates hosted by Imperio Group in the Icon Tower (La Caleta Restaurant)

TUESDAY, October 18
Mediterranean Hotel, Limassol

08.00-13.00 – Pre-arranged business meetings for foreign delegates.

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 – "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
CONGRESS PACKAGES
FULL CONGRESS PROGRAM
€390
  • Included: participation in all activities of the Congress (both days). Welcome Reception, Board Room Meetings, Workshops, Presentations, Bilateral Meetings, Conference, Business Lunch, Farewell Party.
  • Incl. VAT
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CONFERENCE PROGRAM (HALF DAY)
€250
  • Included: All Plenary Sessions and Panel Discussions, coffee breaks. 30th of May from 9.00 till 14.00
    (The working lunch and evening events are not included.)
  • Incl. VAT
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CONGRESS PARTNERS 2022

SPONSORS 2022

In 2014-2022 the event was held with support and participation of:
Contacts
Event Director
Participation fees, travel arrangements, exhibition and sponsorship opportunities

Irina Patsalidou
ip@vkcyprus.com
Tel.: +357 97 745594


International Participation

Registration of participants and exhibitors
Lusine Mirzoyan
mm@vkcyprus.com
Tel.: +357 99 656432
Chairwoman of the Organising Committee
Program of the Congress and networking opportunities, side meetings, private meetings

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