Wednesday, November 1st 2017
18:30 Arrival of delegates
19:00 Cocktail reception
20:00 OPENING GALA DINNER
John Negroponte, former US deputy secretary of state
  
 Thursday, November 2nd 2017
 08:30Registration-welcome coffee
 09:00

THE ECONOMIST’S FORECAST ON EUROPE AND CYPRUS
How is Cyprus performing?
Mending Europe after Britain’s divorce

John Peet, Europe editor, The Economist
Joan Hoey, regional director, Europe, Economist Intelligence Unit

 09:10Discussion
 09:15

Official opening:
CYPRUS IN THE FAST LANE
▪ Brexit: will it affect Cyprus’ recovery?
▪ What are the next steps?

Nicos Anastasiades, president, Cyprus

 09:30Discussion
 09:35Opening session:
EUROPE ON THE MOVE
Is Europe emerging stronger after elections in France and Germany?
Political and economic unification in Europe: to be continued after Brexit?

Enrico Letta, former prime minister, Italy
John Bruton, former prime minister, Ireland
10:10Discussion
10:30 

REDESIGNING EUROPE’S ECONOMIC PATH
Reuniting Europe through the euro’s good run
 Cyprus’ new targets: what next?

Harris Georgiades, minister of finance, Cyprus
Klaus Regling, managing director, European Stability Mechanism

The business perspective:
Evgenios Evgeniou, CEO, PwC Cyprus

11:00 Discussion
11:20Break
 11:50

SAFEGUARDING THE EUROPEAN FINANCIAL SERVICES SECTOR
Keeping the euro unscathed
Financial integration and cross border banking after the crisis
What do the credit rating agencies predict?

Sean Marion, managing director, Financial Institutions Group, Moody's Investors Service

The Cypriot response:
Demetra Kalogerou, chairwoman, Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission
Vincenzo Guzzo, head of resident representative office for Cyprus, International Monetary Fund

12:20Discussion
 12:40CREDIT RISK MANAGEMENT AND NPLs
 An update on the Cypriot banking sector
 Retail banking and services

Lars Kramer, group CFO, Hellenic Bank
Andreas Yiasemides, vice-president, Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA)
 13:00Discussion
 13:20Networking luncheon
 14:20THE EUROPEAN ENERGY ROADMAP TO 2050 
Are we entering a new era of energy transition?
Regional geopolitical uncertainty and challenges in gas supply and transportation
Gas pipelines and LNG update for the region

▪ Greece, Cyprus and Egypt: How important is this energy pact in the new geopolitical landscape?

Yiorgos Lakkotrypis, minister of energy, commerce, industry and tourism, Cyprus
Tarek El-Molla, minister of petroleum & mineral resources, Egypt

Tristan Aspray
, vice-president, Europe, Russia, Caspian, ExxonMobil Exploration Company
Elias Kassis, senior vice-president, Middle East and north Africa, Total Exploration & Production
Gene Kornegay, Cyprus country manager, Noble Energy

Commentator:
Cleopatra Kitti, founder, MGI

 15:20Discussion
 15:45

INVESTING IN CITIZENSHIP
Relocating in Cyprus: benefits and motivations
Constantinos Petrides, minister of interior, Cyprus

Attracting global citizens through investment migration programmes
Dominique Bolli, head of government advisory, Henley & Partners

 16:00Discussion
 16:20DOING BUSINESS: SETTING THE BOUNDARIES FOR HEALTHY INVESTMENT PROJECTS
Improving Cyprus’ business performance: dos and don’ts

Keynote address:
Marios Demetriades, minister of transport, communications and works, Cyprus

Large scale projects in Cyprus: what to expect?
Limassol: regenerating one of the busiest harbours in the Mediterranean
Challenges for the shipping industry: Looking for a sea of opportunities
Investing in the tourism industry

Manal Hussein, chairwoman, Orascom Hotels and Development, Egypt
Andreas Hadjiyiannis, president, Cyprus Union of Ship-owners
Charles Meaby, general manager, DP World Limassol
Peter Sanfey, deputy director, economics, policy and governance, EBRD
Christoforos Hadjikyprianou, CEO & president of the council, European University Cyprus
17:10Discussion
17:30 
CYPRUS REUNIFICATION TALKS: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

Elizabeth Spehar, special representative & head, United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus
17:40 Discussion
18:00End of conference sessions
18:15Cocktail reception hosted by Kathimerini