CYPRUS: Interweaving extroversion with aspiration
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  Wednesday, December 5th 2018
08:30 Registration and refreshments
09:00

THE ECONOMIST'S FORECAST ON EUROPE AND EAST MEDITERRANEAN
John Peet, political and Brexit editor, The Economist

Welcome remarks:
Euripides L. Evriviades, high commissioner for the Republic of Cyprus to the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland
09:10

EUROPE'S ECONOMY: STABILISING GROWTH, TACKLING NEW CHALLENGES
Where does Cyprus stand?

Harris Georgiades, minister of finance, Cyprus

09:20Discussion
09:40

ENVISASING RELATIONS BETWEEN BRITAIN AND THE EU A YEAR FROM NOW
Kenneth Clarke, father of the House of Commons, UK

09:50Discussion
09:55

AN UPDATE ON THE FINANCIAL LANDSCAPE
▪ Brexit: What are the possible consequences for the Mediterranean region and how will business in Cyprus be affected?
▪ Eurozone is doing better: are there any gains for the middle class and the youth?
▪ The Cypriot banking sector: Return to regularity?

Anthonny De Lannoy, executive director, International Monetary Fund
Marios Andreou, head of international markets, PwC Cyprus
Peter Sanfey, deputy director for country economics and policy, EBRD

10:15Discussion
10:35Break
11:00

TURNING CYPRUS INTO A THRIVING BUSINESS HUB Ι
▪ Financing investment in Cyprus

Andreas Yiasemides
, vice-chairman of the BoD, Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA), partner, head of fund services, PwC Cyprus
Demetra Kalogerou, chairwoman, Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission
Kyriacos Kokkinos, board member, Invest Cyprus 

Commentator:
Louis Loizou, chairman, Hellenic Bankers Association, UK

11:25Discussion
11:45
TURNING CYPRUS INTO A THRIVING BUSINESS HUB II
▪ Large scale projects and public strategies: Ready for an investment boom?

Mark O’Neil, president, Columbia Shipmanagement
Yiannis Misirlis, founding director, Imperio Group
Charles Meaby, general manager, DP World Limassol
12:15Discussion
12:35

EAST MEDITERRANEAN'S HYDROCARBONS: A RECENT UPDATE
The exploration process and the energy security issue
Are geopolitical tensions in the region going to escalate?

Keynote address:
Averof Neofytou, chairman, House Standing Committee on Financial and Budgetary Affairs, president, Democratic Rally of Cyprus 

Stelios Himonas, permanent secretary, Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Cyprus
James Ker-Lindsay, senior visiting fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science
George Prevelakis, professor of geopolitics, Sorbonne (Paris 1) 

13:05Discussion
13:25
GREEK-CYPRIOT AND TURKISH-CYPRIOT RELATIONS: WILL BUSINESS BE ABLE TO BRIDGE THE GAP?

Christodoulos Angastiniotis, president, Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Turgay Deniz, president, Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce
Commentator: Harry Tzimitras, senior fellow, Atlantic Council, Washington D.C., director, Peace Research Institute Oslo - PRIO Cyprus Centre 
13:45Discussion
14:00Networking luncheon
15:00End of conference

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