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, political editor, The Economist

 09:10Discussion
 09:15

Welcome remarks by:
Mairead McGuinness, vice-president of the European Parliament (recorded message)

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

Nicos Anastasiades, president, Cyprus

 09:30Discussion
 09:35

Opening 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
Jeremy Browne, special representative for the city of London to the European Union

THE NEW US ADMINISTRATION: BALANCING NEW FOREIGN POLICY PRIORITIES-HOW IS EUROPE AFFECTED?
Kathleen Doherty, ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Cyprus

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 financial service 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

Commentator:
Constantinos Herodotou, executive member of the BoD, Central Bank of Cyprus

12:20Discussion
 12:40AN UPDATE ON THE CYPRIOT BANKING SECTOR
 The funds industry
 Funding for growth

Lars Kramer, group CFO, Hellenic Bank
Andreas Yiasemides, vice-chairman of the BoD, Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA), partner, head of fund services, PwC
Peter Sanfey, deputy director, economics, policy and governance, EBRD
 13:00Discussion
 13:30Networking luncheon
 14:40THE 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, vice-president North Africa, Middle East-North Africa division, Total Exploration & Production
Gene Kornegay, Cyprus country manager, Noble Energy

Commentator:
Cleopatra Kitti, founder, The Mediterranean Growth Initiative (MGI)

 15:30Discussion
 16:00DOING BUSINESS: SETTING THE BOUNDARIES FOR HEALTHY INVESTMENT PROJECTS
Improving Cyprus’ business performance: dos and don’ts
 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
▪ Attracting global citizens through investment migration programmes 

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

In dialogue with:
Phidias Pilides, president, Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Manal Hussein, chairwoman, Orascom Hotels and Development, Egypt
Dominique Bolli, head of government advisory, Henley & Partners
Charles Meaby, general manager, DP World Limassol
Christoforos Hadjikyprianou, CEO & president of the council, European University Cyprus
Natasa Pilides, director-general, Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA)
17:00Discussion
17:30 
CYPRUS REUNIFICATION TALKS: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

Roundtable discussion:
Elizabeth Spehar, special representative of the secretary-general & head, United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP)

Andreas Apostolou, campaign manager for presidential candidate Yiorgos Lillikas
Anna Koukkides Procopiou, spokeswoman for presidential candidate Nicholas Papadopoulos
Michalis Sophocleous, director, president Anastasiades' office
Toumazos Tsielepis, international lawyer for presidential candidate Stavros Malas
17:50 Discussion
18:10End of conference sessions
18:15Wine reception hosted by Kathimerini-The Renaissance of Cyprus Wine
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