13th Limassol Economic Forum

21 October 2022
IN Business Magazine, IMH


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The war in Ukraine has created a new asymmetric shock following a similar one caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The entire world, and especially the EU, is once again facing enormous challenges at every level, but especially from an economic perspective. The international geopolitical scene has changed in an unprecedented way. Some called it “a turning point” and others “the end of the complacency era”.

The Limassol Economic Forum, a benchmark event of global importance held annually in Limassol, Cyprus, will set the spotlight on these extraordinary conditions providing guidance to the business leaders of Cyprus and abroad.

The 13th Limassol Economic Forum will explore the spillover effects of the war on the economy, international relations and businesses. Renowned international political and economic experts will elaborate on issues such as:
• The new global economic order
• The challenges of the European Economy
• Diplomacy and International relations
• The global energy outlook
• The new business environment


To download the conference program please click here.

Susana Elisa Pavlou
Director, Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS)

Susana Elisa Pavlou is an internationally recognized gender equality expert with over 18 years’ experience in project management, research and analysis, and strategic policy development. She has specific expertise in the area of preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, and has served as a senior researcher and expert for the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), the Council of Europe, and UN Women, among others. She is a firm advocate for civil society in Cyprus and holds an MSc in International Politics with an area concentration in the Middle East from the School of Oriental and African Studies SOAS), London University.

Annita Demetriou
President, House of Representatives of the Republic of Cyprus and President of the Democratic Rally (DISY) of Cyprus

Mrs Annita Demetriou, is the first woman and the youngest person to serve as President of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Cyprus. In 2016 she was first elected as a member of parliament and re-elected in 2021. She was also elected as President of the Democratic Rally (DISY) party of Cyprus on March 2023. She holds a university degree on Social and Political Sciences as well as a postgraduate title in International Relations and European Studies. She is an Ambassador of the global network of women politicians - Women Political Leaders (WPL) and represents Cyprus in the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).  She participates in the Conference of Speakers of EU Parliaments (EUSC), in the European Conference of Presidents of Parliament of the Council of Europe, the Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly (EMPA), the Conference of Speakers and Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth as well as in the Conference of Presidents of Parliaments of Small European States. She aims for and strives towards the advancement of parliamentary work, the modernisation and digital transformation of the functioning of the House of Representatives as well as the strengthening of the communication with the citizens, within an interactive framework. Her priorities include, among other issues, the promotion of human rights, the eradication of gender stereotypes, the protection of the environment and the strengthening of parliamentary diplomacy.

Constantinos Petrides
Minister of Finance, Republic of Cyprus

Constantinos Petrides assumed office as Minister of Finance of the Republic of Cyprus on the 3rd of December 2019. Prior to his appointment, he served as Minister of Interior (1 May 2017 - 3 December 2019) and Deputy Minister to the President of the Republic of Cyprus (1st March 2013 – 30 April 2017). From September 2011 to February 2013 was the Director of the Office of the President of the Democratic Rally. In 2006 he was hired at the European Commission in Brussels where he worked as an economist at the Directorate-General for Agriculture and the Directorate General for Competition until September 2011. He studied Economics at the University of Nottingham and then acquired an MSc in Political Economy of Transition in Europe from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences.

Natasa Pilides
Former Minister of Energy, Commerce and Industry, Republic of Cyprus

Natasa Pilides served as Minister of Energy, Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Cyprus from 10 July 2020 to 28 February 2023. During her tenure, she implemented a multifaceted strategy for green energy transition and support and promotion of entrepreneurship and exports, and issuing funding programmes for business competitiveness, technological and energy upgrades. Natasa forged and fostered strong relationships with key counterparts such as the Energy Commissioner of the EU, Energy and Commerce Ministers in the EU and countries such as Egypt, Israel, Saudi Arabia and UAE. These proved key in progressing initiatives such as the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum of which she held the Presidency for the year 2022. Previously, Natasa served as the first Shipping Deputy Minister to the President of the Republic of Cyprus. She served as the Director General of the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (Invest Cyprus. Natasa's work experience includes more than fifteen years in the private sector. She served as a Director and Regional Chief Operating Officer at Baker Tilly in South East Europe, while for 9 years she worked at PwC, in Cyprus, Milan and London in the areas of audit and tax consulting. Natasa graduated from Oxford University with a first-class honours degree with distinction in Modern Languages and Literature (French and Italian). She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) and a member of the Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC).

Dr Alexis Antoniades
Associate Professor and Director of International Economics, Georgetown University, Qatar

Dr Alexis Antoniades is an Associate Professor and Director of International Economics at Georgetown University in Qatar. A Fulbright scholar with a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University, he is an expert on global markets and a leading authority on the economies of the Gulf countries. His current research is on big data, prices, and job vacancies. Prof Antoniades previously worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and at Princeton University, as the recipient of the prestigious Niehaus Fellowship. In Qatar, Dr. Antoniades frequently advises the leadership of both public and private sector organizations.

Dr Sofronis Clerides
Professor of Economics, and Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Cyprus

Dr Sofronis Clerides is Professor of Economics and Dean of the School of Economics and Management at the University of Cyprus. He studied at the University of Wisconsin and at Yale University. He has research and/or teaching experience at the World Bank, the European University Institute, and Yale, Georgetown and Northwestern universities. His research on firm and consumer behavior has been published in prestigious international scientific journals. He has written many articles and conducted several studies on issues concerning the Cypriot economy and has served Cyprus from several posts, including the National Economic Council. He currently serves on two company boards.

Dr Michael Haliassos
Professor and Chair for Macroeconomics and Finance, Goethe University | Director of the CEPR Network on Household Finance, CEPR, Germany

Dr Michael Haliassos holds the Chair of Macroeconomics and Finance at Goethe University Frankfurt. He is Research Fellow of CEPR and of NETSPAR, Founding Director of the CEPR Network on Household Finance, Executive Board member of the IMFS, and advisor to the ECB on the Survey of Household Finances and Consumption since its inception in 2006. He received a B.A. from Cambridge University, and a Ph.D. from Yale University under the supervision of Nobel Laureates James Tobin and William Nordhaus. Haliassos' research interests lie in Macroeconomics and Finance with emphasis on household finance, where he has been among the early contributors.

Constantinos Papalucas
Coordinator of the National Hydrogen Committee, Hellenic Republic & Founder, EastMed Energy Hub, Greece

Constantinos Papalucas is an Energy Policy/EastMed Specialist. He served as a Senior advisor to the Greek Minister of Environment and Energy and is currently leading the National Hydrogen Committee. He coordinates the Greek participation in the Important Projects of Common European Interest on Hydrogen putting the first Greek hydrogen projects in the pipeline. He also led the joint task force between the Greek Ministry and the U.S. Department of Energy that jointly developed a regional CCUS concept in Greece. During his tenure he has landed several world class major energy corporations to assess various upstream and midstream opportunities in Greece and invest in green technology ventures. In the past he served as an Associate at Harvard’s Belfer Center and at the U.S. Congress Energy&Commerce Committee. Constantinos is a graduate of Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Francesco Ceccato
CEO, Barclays Europe

Francesco is the Chief Executive Officer at Barclays Europe. Based in Dublin, he serves on the Board of Barclays Bank Ireland PLC, and leads the Barclays Europe Executive Committee. Francesco joined Barclays in London in 2010, as Global Head of Barclays Corporate Development, where in addition to corporate activity on Barclays’ behalf, he was responsible for all Principal Investments across Barclays Group. In 2018, he moved to the Investment Bank as Co-Head of Barclays EME Financial Institutions Group and was subsequently appointed Chief Executive Officer for Barclays Europe in 2020. Prior to Barclays, Francesco worked as a Senior Banker at JP Morgan in New York. Before JP Morgan, he held a number of senior roles at Bear Stearns, Lazard and GE Capital. Francesco holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, Politics & Economics from University of Oxford and a Master of Science in Economics and Philosophy from the London School of Economics.

Matt Sechovsky
Associate Director, Political Risk, Fitch Solutions, UK

Matt Sechovsky joined Fitch Solutions in 2019 and covers a wide range of political risks with a focus on EMEA. Before joining Fitch Solutions, Matt led the Europe team at a London-based security consultancy. Prior to that, he worked for a British development aid consultancy and the Czech Foreign Ministry in Prague. He holds a BSc in International Relations and Economics from the University of Economics in Prague, and an MA in Conflict, Security and Development from King's College London.

Kornelios S. Korneliou
Ambassador and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Cyprus

Ambassador Kornelios S. Korneliou studied Political Science, Philosophy and American Cultural History in Munich, Germany. Since 1989, Ambassador Korneliou is a member of the Diplomatic Service of the Republic of Cyprus. He served at the Embassy of Cyprus in Germany, in Austria, in France, as Permanent Representative to the European Union in Brussels, whereas he served as President of the Committee of the Permanent Representatives (COREPER) during the first Presidency of Cyprus of the Council of the European Union in 2012. He also served as Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York and as Secretary General of European Αffairs. He took over as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus on 1 April 2020. Ambassador Korneliou has received several decorations from Germany, Slovenia, Austria, Croatia, Greece, Poland and the Holy See. He has also been awarded an Honorary doctor from the European University of Serbia.

Fiona Mckergow
High Commissioner to Cyprus, Australian High Commission in Cyprus

Fiona McKergow is a career civil servant with experience across the Australian Government and has worked in a range of foreign policy, trade, humanitarian, and development roles focused role in the Pacific and South Asia. Prior to joining DFAT, Ms McKergow worked closely with the diplomatic network, industry and other government agencies on climate change policy and programming, live export trade, market access and trade negotiations and biosecurity issues. She began her career as wildlife officer before moving into a variety of policy roles that included assessment of international world heritage sites, international child adoption policies, environment management in Australia’s external territories, international fisheries policy issues and offshore refugee processing arrangements.

Satybaldy Burshakov
Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Israel and Cyprus

Satybaldy Burshakov joined Kazakh Foreign Ministry in November 1993 and he was posted to the Kazakh Embassy in Hungary from 1995 to 2000. He served at the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Belgium and was Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan to UNESCO. Mr Burshakov was engaged in the parliamentary diplomacy in his capacity as Head of the Department of Inter-Parliamentary Relations, Senate Administration and prior to his departure to Paris headed the Department of International Relations and Protocol in Mazhilis, lower chamber of the Parliament of Kazakhstan. During his tenure he also was a Secretary of the Kazakh Parliamentary Delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly. Before his appointment as Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Israel and Cyprus he served at the Administration of the President of Kazakhstan as Head of the Foreign Policy Center. In 2021 he has been awarded a Cyprus Diplomat of the Year Awards.

Elke Merks-Schaapveld
Ambassador, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Cyprus

Ambassador Elke Merks-Schaapveld graduated in Contemporary History from the University of Leiden (1996), the Diplomatic Academy of the MFA (2003) and from the Ecole Nationale d’ Administration (2009) in Strasburg (Suma Cum Laude). She has been consultant at KPMG for several years, followed by numerous positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands: Policy officer on nuclear and non-proliferation affairs, First Secretary at the Embassy in Washington, First Secretary in Paris, Head of Cluster Security Council in The Hague, Chef cabinet EU Special Representative for the Sahel in Brussels, Head Political Dept/ Political Counsellor in Ankara. From the summer of 2020 she is Ambassador to Cyprus. Mrs. Merks-Schaapveld speaks several languages: Dutch (mother tongue), Fluent in French and English, Good proficiency in Portuguese and German, Basic knowledge of Turkish.

Myrto Zambarta
Head, European Commission Representation in Cyprus

Myrto Zambarta was appointed Head of the Representation of the European Commission in Cyprus on 1st September 2021. She joined the European Commission in 2005, in the Directorate-General for Trade, where she spent most of her Commission career, working on issues such as financial services, trade defence and investment and negotiating EU trade agreements. She has also served as a Member of the Cabinet of Commissioner Christos Stylianides in the Juncker Commission, dealing with humanitarian aid and crisis management. Prior to joining the European Commission, she worked as a solicitor for the London firm Travers Smith. She is a graduate of Cambridge University, UK, where she read Law. Her postgraduate studies were in Banking and Finance Law (LL.M) and Finance (MSc) from the University of London. She speaks English and French; Greek is her mother tongue.

Evgenios Evgeniou
Chairman, Invest Cyprus

Evgenios Evgeniou is Chairman of Invest Cyprus since June 2022. He is a member of the Council of the University of Cyprus and of the National Board for Research and Innovation. He was Chairman and CEO of PwC Cyprus from 2012-2021 and Member of the Leadership Team of PwC EMEA, representing fifteen European territories from 2014 -2021. He provided services to the Financial Services and Energy sectors and he participated in the study on the long-term economic strategy for Cyprus, “Vision 2035”. He has an engineering degree from Imperial College, London and he is a Fellow Chartered Accountant.

Lysandros Ioannou
Executive Chairman, PHC Franchised Restaurants Public LTD

Lysandros Ioannou is the Executive Chairman and major shareholder of PHC Franchised Restaurants Public Ltd, the leader of Restaurant, Cafés and Catering Industry in Cyprus. The PHC Group operates more than 100 units (Pizza Hut, KFC, Taco Bell, Wagamama, Caffé Nero, Jamie’s Italian, PAUL Burger King etc) in Cyprus and Greece employing more than 2300 persons. Graduate of the London School of Economics, he worked for Pepsi Cola International as Vice President Marketing (Middle East, Africa &Easter Europe) as well as Regional Vice President for Greece and the Balkans. He also worked for Procter & Gamble in different Marketing Assignments in Europe. Both the companies of the Group he leads and Lysandros Ioannou personally have been repeatedly recognised in Cyprus and abroad.

Nicos S. Kyriakides
Head of Financial Advisory Services, Deloitte Cyprus

Nicos S. Kyriakides is the Financial Advisory Services Leader of Deloitte Cyprus. He has extensive experience of more than 38 years in Audit, Corporate Finance, Insolvency, Business Consulting and International Tax planning. He has led a large number of Consultancy and Financial Advisory projects across different industries relating to Valuations, Mergers and Acquisitions and Due Diligence Reviews, Reorganisations of Groups of companies, Capital and Debt Restructurings, Evaluation of NPL portfolios, Forensic and Insolvency work, Fairness Opinion Reports and Public Offerings. Nicos has prepared studies for the financing of Renewable Energy projects, Marinas, Golf courses, Hotels and large Real Estate Development projects. Nicos is a Chartered Accountant, fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW), member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC), and holds a B.Sc. in Economics (Accounting & Finance) from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is also a licensed insolvency practitioner in Cyprus.

Yannis Matsis
Managing Director & Head of Cyprus MUFG Investor Services

Yannis Matsis heads the new MUFG Investor Services office in Cyprus, expected to grow to 400 staff over the coming 3 years. Previously, Yannis served as CEO of Hellenic Bank Group, as Global Head of Credit, Interest Rate and Foreign Exchange Derivatives at Mizuho in London, and as Global Head of Credit Derivatives at ING Barings in London. He also co-founded Point Nine, a Financial Technologies company, which was acquired by MUFG in 2019. Yannis currently serves as Chairman of the Boards of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics and Point Nine Data Trust. He previously served as Chairman of the Boards of the Association of Cyprus Banks and of Artemis Bank Information Systems, and as Member of the Boards of Hellenic Bank and the European Banking Federation in Frankfurt.

Panicos Nicolaou
Chief Executive Officer, Bank of Cyprus

Panicos Nicolaou is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Bank of Cyprus since September 1, 2019. He joined the Bank in January 2001 and started his career serving at various positions, mainly in the Corporate and Credit Risk departments. He was the Manager in the Restructuring and Recoveries Division from April 2014 until June 2016.  From June 2016 until August 2019, he served as Director of Corporate Banking Division. He holds a diploma (5-year degree) in Mechanical Engineering from National Technical University of Athens (Metsovio Polytechnic) in Greece, and an MSc in Mechanical & Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the USA. He also holds a BSc in Financial Services/ACIB from the School of Management, UMIST in the UK. Panicos is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Association of Cyprus Banks (ACB), Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Employers’ Association of Cyprus Banks, and member of the Board of Directors of the European Banking Federation (EBF). He is also Board member and member of the Executive Committee of the Cyprus Employers & Industrialists Federation (OEB).

Dr Niklas Swanström
Executive Director, Insititute for Security and Development Policy, Sweden

Dr Niklas Swanström is the Director of the Institute for Security and Development Policy, and one of its co-founders. He is a Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a Senior Associate Research Fellow at the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI). His main areas of expertise are conflict prevention, conflict management and regional cooperation; Chinese foreign policy and security in Northeast Asia; the Belt and Road Initiative, traditional and non-traditional security threats and its effect on regional and national security as well as negotiations. His focus is mainly on Northeast Asia, Central Asia and Southeast Asia.

Andreas Neocleous
CΕO, Cyta

Andreas Neocleous is the first CEO of Cyta, Cyprus’ largest telecommunications organisation, to have been appointed from the private sector. On assuming his duties in January 2019, he redefined the organisation’s vision and set it on a course of growth and dynamic evolution, which has since resulted in a significant increase in revenue and profitability. His personal ambition is to see Cyta evolve its commercial orientation and assert with confidence and flexibility in every opportunity; a leader in the new generation of telecommunications in Cyprus, offering the technology of the future at affordable prices, impacting consumers’ lives and winning customers’ hearts and minds. He is Chairman of the Board of Cyta subsidiary, Cytacom and a board member of Tech Island. Before taking up his duties at Cyta, he was, among others, Director of Business and Customer Experience at MTN Cyprus, Commercial Manager at Ericsson and a Senior Technology Analyst at Goldman Sachs in London and New York.

Elias Neocleous
Managing Partner, Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

Elias Neocleous is the Managing Partner of Elias Neocleous & Co LLC, Cyprus’ largest and most progressive international law firm. He is a graduate of Oxford University, a barrister of the Inner Temple, and was admitted to the Cyprus Bar in 1993. Elias has more than thirty years’ experience successfully leading legal teams dealing with large, complex and innovative cross-border transactions. His main areas of practice are banking and finance, company matters, intellectual property law, international trade, tax and trusts and estate planning. Elias is a frequent conference guest speaker with many publications to his credit. He is a strong advocate for utilizing technology to benefit the client and is spearheading the introduction of ALSP to Cyprus via Neolaw.ai.

Petr Valov
Founder and CEO, Exness

Petr Valov founded Exness in 2008 with a vision of creating a company driven by strong ethical values and a science-based, algorithmic product approach. A software developer since his school days, Petr studied IT and programming at university, and in the early days of Exness, he acted as the sole creator of its technologies. Today, after taking the company from strength to strength over a span of 13 years, he runs one of the world’s most successful and respectable online brokerage companies, headquartered right here in Cyprus. Petr’s vision is to see Cyprus become the Silicon Valley of the Mediterranean: an IT center fit to attract the biggest tech talents in the world. His faith in this vision is one of the reasons for his investment on the island and the decision for Exness to be headquartered here.

Constantinos Herodotou
Governor, Central Bank of Cyprus

Constantinos Herodotou is the Governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus (CBC) and a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank. Previously he served as an Executive Director at the CBC’s Board of Directors (2017-2019). He also held the position of the Commissioner of Privatisations in Cyprus (2014-2017). Before moving to Cyprus in 2014, most of his career was in investment banking at UBS Investment Bank in London, where he rose through the ranks to head concurrently two sectors: Shipping for Europe, Middle East and Africa and simultaneously Infrastructure & Concessions Advisory / Project Finance for Central & Eastern Europe. He has advised governments and global conglomerates on major financial transactions and strategy, totaling a value of over €50 billion. His experience includes among others structuring and heading complex negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, project concessions, listing companies on stock exchanges (NASDAQ and NYSE), structuring and raising equity and debt, corporate and financial restructurings and project finance. Constantinos Herodotou holds an MBA from London Business  School and a BSc in Economics from University College London.

Yannis Stournaras
Governor, Bank of Greece

Yannis Stournaras is Professor of Economics at the University of Athens (MPhil, DPhil, Oxford University). He served as Minister of Finance (July 2012- June 2014). Since June 2014 he is Governor of the Bank of Greece and Member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank. From February 2020 he is Chairman of the Audit Committee of the European Central Bank.

Mário Centeno
Governor, Banco de Portugal

Mário Centeno is the Governor of Banco de Portugal and member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank since July 2020.  He served as President of the Eurogroup and Chair of the Board of Governors of the European Stability Mechanism, and for over four years he was Finance Minister of Portugal. An experienced economist, Mr Centeno has held several positions in Banco de Portugal, where he started his career in 1993. He has a strong academic background with a PhD in Economics, from Harvard University, and has published several academic papers.

Simon Macadam
Senior Global Economist, Capital Economics, UK

Simon MacAdam has been working at Capital Economics – a macroeconomic research house based in London – for the past seven years. In this time, he has covered UK macro, commodity and financial markets, and has spent the past five years producing research on global macro, with a particular interest in inflation. His other research interests include labour markets, monetary policy, and political economy. He holds an MSc in Economic History from the LSE, and a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Durham University.

Charlotte de Montpellier
Senior Economist, ING, Belgium

Charlotte de Montpellier is Senior Economist at ING Belgium. She is responsible for economic forecasts for France and Switzerland and closely follows European and global macroeconomic developments. She has been working at ING since 2018, and before that was a research and teaching assistant at one of Belgium’s major universities, UCLouvain.



Bank of Cyprus
The Bank of Cyprus Group is the leading banking and financial services group in Cyprus, providing a wide range of financial products and services which include retail and commercial banking, finance, factoring, investment banking, brokerage, fund management, private banking, life and general insurance. The Group’s digital infrastructure is proving successful, transforming the Bank to a modern, customer-centric hub offering banking and broader financial digital products and services in Cyprus. The Group has set the foundations to enhance its organisational resilience and ESG agenda and continues to work towards building a forward-looking organisation with a clear strategy supported by effective corporate governance aligned with ESG agenda priorities, aiming to lead the transition of Cyprus to a sustainable future.
Cyta Business

Cyta Business, is the leading brand in the Cyprus telecommunications sector with 60 years of experience. Cyta Business by Cyta emerges as the “One Stop Telecommunications Solution” provider by offering a wide range of innovative and integrated electronic business solutions for Telephony, Internet, Mobile, Cloud and Networking services. It focuses on the overall needs of each business, irrespective of its size or sector of activity using cutting-edge technology that make it the ideal partner for every kind of business.


Deloitte Limited is among the leading professional services firms in Cyprus, providing audit & assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax and related services, as well as a complete range of services to international business, through over 750 people in Nicosia and Limassol. Deloitte Limited, is the sub-licensed affiliate for Cyprus of Deloitte NSE LLP, a UK limited liability partnership and member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited. Please visit www.deloitte.com/cy to find out how Deloitte in Cyprus is making an impact that matters. As part of the Deloitte global network, with approximately 345,000 people in over 150 countries and territories, Deloitte Cyprus has the advantage of global sharing of knowledge with local adaptation and personal approach, built on the solid foundations of over 60 years of successful operations on the island.

Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

Elias Neocleous & Co LLC is renowned for its expertise and jurisdictional knowledge in Cyprus and European law. It is the largest law firm in Cyprus and foremost legal advisor in the region, with 140+ legal professionals in offices in Limassol, Nicosia, Paphos, Brussels, Budapest, Kiev, and Prague. ISO 9001:2015 certified, the firm is a pioneer in leveraging technology to optimize legal service delivery in Cyprus and embraces the concepts of sustainability, diversity, and social inclusion. It consistently tops independent legal ranking tables, including Tier/Band 1 ratings in 2023 by Legal 500 and Chambers HNW Guide, and has been awarded for its cutting-edge neolaw.ai innovation and contributions to advancing industry standards

Digital Printing Sponsor
Landas Colour ltd

LandasColour is one of Cyprus' leading specialists in digital printing, signs and LED billboards operating since 2008. Our latest technological advances in machinery and software, combined with the creativity of our specialized team, can provide our customers with fast service and outstanding quality. Taking advantage of our wide range of products and services, we can accommodate your business’ different needs guaranteeing an elegant implementation, a successful campaign, a long and stable cooperation. Our services include amongst others, illuminated signs, 3D logos, banners, acrylic products, vehicle branding, metallic constructions and stickers of all sizes and surfaces.

IN Business Magazine

IN Business magazine has a monthly readership of over 89,000. It is the only monthly business magazine in Cyprus that provides a comprehensive overview of all segments of the economy, from retail to services, as well as reporting on new deals, presenting new faces, and, generally, looking at everything that’s happening on the local business scene. IN Business has always been a pioneer in local business journalism, thanks to its in-depth analysis and research, often backed by previously unpublished facts and figures. www.inbusinessnews.com


IMH is a leading Corporate Events and Media organization operating in the Knowledge and Information Economy. It provides products and services based on content, intelligence and connections to specialist audiences. IMH services include the organization of conferences, summits, client events, exhibitions, business, and mainstream media. Every year, IMH organizes more than 200 corporate events in physical, hybrid and online form: Conferences and Exhibitions on all market sectors, Investment summits and road shows in Cyprus and abroad, Client Conferences and other corporate events, Business award ceremonies. Our corporate events provide the biggest networking, business development, knowledge providing and career advancement opportunities in Cyprus. IMH media department operates, publishes and distributes: IN Business, the leading monthly business magazine in Cyprus, GOLD, the leading English-language monthly business Magazine in Cyprus, IN Business Portal (www.inbusinessnews.com), GOLD Portal (www.goldnews.com.cy), Over 40 annual business catalogues, supplements and directories, Reporter (www.reporter.com.cy), one of the most visited multi-thematic news portal in Cyprus. IMH recently acquired Super FM, the leading music radio station in Cyprus.


The Limassol Economic Forum is addressed to business leaders and decision-makers such as Board Members, CEOs, Managing Directors, and other senior management executives from all the major corporations in Cyprus and abroad. The Forum also normally welcomes politicians, diplomats, and other government officials, but also entrepreneurs, academics, and other international experts on political and economic issues.

Attendance at the Limassol Economic Forum is by invitation, but a limited number of seats is available for non-invited guests upon request and subject to approval*.

Registration fee for non-invited applicants: €600** + 19% VAT

*Submitted registration applications are subject to approval by the organisers and will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendance at the Forum will depend on the availability of spaces and fulfillment of the target audience profile criteria. All successful applicants will receive a registration confirmation email. In the event that you do not receive such confirmation, it means that your registration has not been approved.

**Privileged rates apply for applicants working for organisations that have already received an invitation.

In Association with
Cyprus LSE Alumni Association

The Cyprus LSE Alumni Association has been founded by LSE graduates living and working in Cyprus to support the affiliation between its alumni members and LSE. The association’s main objectives are to promote and enhance collaboration among its alumni members in Cyprus; to host various events of a socioeconomic nature in liaison with LSE; and to facilitate the dissemination of knowledge and experience from LSE. Building on the success of the Limassol Economic Forum since its inception, the LSE and The Cyprus LSE Alumni Association are participating in this year’s event with a number of speakers and alumni, to address modern challenging times. LSE and The Cyprus LSE Alumni Association have been actively supporting the Limassol Economic Forum from day one believing in the development of Cyprus as a regional forum for bringing together the necessary brain power, know-how and experiences to deal with the ever increasing challenges of the local, regional and global economy and geopolitical dynamics.

Olympia Group

Olympia is an international investment group with significant stakes in five main businesses: Systems Sunlight (energy storage), Public MediaMarkt (electronics/culture retailing), SoftOne (cloud ERP software), Lamda (real estate) and Westnet (technology distribution). Founded by Panos Germanos in 1980, Olympia creates long-term value by driving the growth and sustainability of its investments. Olympia operates both as a business building entrepreneurial group, as well as a co-investor in partnership with other leading strategic and financial investors. Olympia is fully committed to the adoption of corporate governance and sustainability best practices.

With the Support
Cyprus Shipping Chamber

The Cyprus Shipping Chamber is the trade association of the Shipping Industry in Cyprus. The main purpose of the Chamber is to promote the interests of Cyprus Shipping and to further the reputation of the Cyprus flag. The Chamber also acts as a lobbying group for the promotion and safeguard of the legitimate interests of its Member-companies, at national and international level. On the local front, the Chamber co-operates very closely with the Government in all shipping related matters. Moreover, the Chamber operates as a roving ambassador of Cyprus Shipping through its membership and active participation at the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA).

Invest Cyprus

Invest Cyprus (Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency) is the investment authority of the Government of Cyprus dedicated to attract and facilitate foreign direct investment into the country. In close collaboration with all governmental authorities and public institutions, as well as the private sector, Invest Cyprus is the country’s lead agent in establishing Cyprus as a world-class destination for international business activity and investments. Invest Cyprus’ mandate is to raise awareness of Cyprus as a destination for FDI across the globe, providing certainty around all aspects of operating a business in Cyprus and supporting potential investors in developing their business case for investment into the country.

Limassol Chamber of Commerce & Industry

The Limassol Chamber of Commerce & Industry was established in its present form in 1962 and represented the first concerted effort of the Limassol business community to have an organization to defend its interests and promote economic growth. This year (2022), the Chamber completes 60 years of life and creative presence at the forefront of initiatives to promote entrepreneurship and achieve optimum economic development. The Chamber remains as committed as ever to its twin objectives, of supporting its members in various ways and lobbying for development projects that will enhance Limassol’s competitiveness and upgrade its inhabitants’ quality of life.

Communication Sponsors
ALPHA Cyprus

Since its first day of operation in April 2016, ALPHA Television Cyprus has been implementing and maintaining a high level of quality both in production and operation mode. By choosing Alpha Cyprus, the viewer can watch the biggest TV names from Cyprus and Greece as well as informative and entertaining productions high in quality and presentation. Strategically, ALPHA Cyprus continues to invest and create content by setting high goals on the three key pillars of news, entertainment and fiction, with a strong emphasis on quality and variety in content.

GOLD magazine

GOLD was first published in 2011 as the first monthly English-language magazine in Cyprus. Today, it not only consistently promotes good business practices but has a unique and valuable readership, comprising High Net Worth Individ¬uals, executives of international companies, and English-speaking Cypriot and non-Cypriot busi¬nessmen and women. http://www.golnews.com.cy

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Project Manager
Despina Chiladaki
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Marketing Officer
Anthi Soteriou
Anthi is responsible for the marketing and promotion of this event. If you have any marketing-related questions or suggestions, you can contact her on +357 22505529 or via email at anthi@imhbusiness.com.

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21 October 2022 @ 08:30 AM -
03:30 PM

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Parklane, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Limassol
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