2nd Limassol Business and Investment Summit

3 June 2022


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Limassol continued to present notable growth even during the unprecedented period of the pandemic. The city continued to attract foreign direct investment and, at the same time, became the ideal Mediterranean destination for regional headquartering of international tech and other companies. The 2nd Limassol Business and Investment Summit will showcase how the city can capitalize on the immense growth of the last years and what else needs to be done in order to become a sustainable destination able to compete with other developed cities globally. The summit once again brings together all major stakeholders of the town of Limassol.


2nd Limassol Business and Investment Summit
Until 03/06/2022 07:00 AM

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Thomas Kazakos
Director General, Cyprus Shipping Chamber

Thomas A. Kazakos is the Director General of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber. Mr. Kazakos is also a Member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Cyprus Employers and Industrialists Federation (ΟΕΒ), as well as, the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ΚΕΒΕ). He has previously served as a Board Member of the Cyprus Ports Authority and the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA). Similarly, he represents the Shipping Chamber at the Board of Directors of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) in London and the European Community Shipowners’ Association (ECSA) in Brussels where, since 2015, he has also been appointed as Chairman of the ECSA State Aid Committee. Since November 2017, he has been appointed by the European Commission, to the Board of Directors of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) in Lisbon, representing European shipowners. He studied in the UK, where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and a Master’s Degree in European & International Trade Law.

Nicos Nicolaides
Mayor of Limassol

Nicos Nicolaides was born on November 2, 1953. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College (USA) and an MSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California (USA). From 1978 -1981 he worked at the Athen’s Headquarters of METKA SA, a company dealing with the provision and erection of power stations, ports and mining systems. From 1978-2008, he worked with the Electricity Authority of Cyprus holding various engineering and management positions. He served as President of the Board of Cyprus Road Transport Licensing Authority from 2006-2008. From 2008 – 2010 he served as Minister of Communications and Works. In May 2011 he was elected a Member of the Parliament with the Cyprus Social Democratic Movement. He was a member of four parliamentary committees, Finance, Communications and Works, Legal and Agriculture, and the ad hoc Committee for Cyprus Airways. From May 2016 until May 2017 he served as the Chairman of the Committee of Institutions, Merit and the Commissioner for Administration (Ombudsman). As an MP he participated in the Cyprus Delegation at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, where he was a member of the Committee of Legal Affairs and Human Rights, and the Committee of Culture, Science, Education, and Media. In June 2013 he was elected as the Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Culture, Diversity, and Heritage. On December 18, 2016, he was elected Mayor of Limassol.

Dr. Bas Boorsma
Chief Digital Officer, City of Rotterdam, Professor of Practice, Urban Innovation & Smart City, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Netherlands

Dr. Bas Boorsma is a leading urban innovation and digitalization specialist & executive with over 20 years of experience in the 'smart city' space. He serves as CDO to the City of Rotterdam and as Professor of Practice at the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University. He also serves as Member of the Board, at the Smart City Association Italy (TSCAI). Bas is the author of the well acclaimed book "A New Digital Deal".

Anders Sloth Nielsen
Senior Investment Manager - Head of Sustainable Cities and Mobility, Copenhagen Capacity, Denmark

Anders Sloth Nielsen has a decade of experience in the cleantech sector and specializes in urban development and how smart city technologies can play a crucial role in developing sustainable cities of the future. Currently, Anders is both a Senior Investment Manager and Head of Sustainable Cities, former Smart Cities, and Mobility at Copenhagen Capacity where his work focus on advising foreign companies and investments on the establishment and investment opportunities in Greater Copenhagen. Prior to CopCap, Anders was employed at a globally recognized cleantech cluster organization, leading various cleantech projects globally through triple-helix partnerships. Anders has also been the founder of a SaaS networking start-up, successfully securing investments from the likes of the Danish Innovation Fund.

Ugne Buraciene
Group CEO, payabl.

Ugne Buraciene has 14+ years of experience in banking and payments in the global Fintech space. Her extensive expertise in complex banking and payments ecosystems includes knowledge around acquiring, issuing, banking, open banking, and best industry practices, focusing on business development, marketing, and growth. Ugne is an all-things-payments enthusiast, proudly working on building scalable payment solutions for global e-commerce businesses to accept and make frictionless payments, locally and internationally. Leading payabl. as Group CEO, across Cyprus, Germany, and UK, she is also Cyprus Country Ambassador of the European Women Payments Network (EWPN), advocating for diversity and inclusivity in Fintech.

Yanna Raevskaya
Legal Department Manager, Prospectacy Ltd

Yana Raevskaya is a Legal Department Manager at Prospectacy Ltd. She is an accomplished lawyer possessing extensive experience in projects related to online business, working with investors from various countries. Her areas of practice include Corporate & Commercial Law, Trusts and Intellectual Property Protection. During the past 4 years of her career she has focused on transforming business ideas into fully operational companies. She holds a Bachelor (LLB) and an MBA from the University of Cyprus. She is a Member of the CBA. She speaks Greek, Russian and English.

Nawaf Abdulla
CEO, DP World Limassol

Nawaf Abdulla is currently holding the position of Chief Executive Officer at DP World Limassol in Cyprus, a UAE national, who joined DP World in 1997 back in Dubai, UAE. It is now over two decades being in Ports and Maritime sectors. When joined DP World, only two Ports in UAE were within the company’s portfolio wherein today 150 operations around the World. Mr. Abdulla’s expertise and leadership in throughput Ports Management including various developments and expansion projects of facilities within the port industry, mainly in UAE, Middle East & Africa, Asia Pacific, and Europe. Mr. Abdulla held several managerial roles within the Port Management and Maritime sector, focusing on the financial results of business units, including strategic decisions, investment opportunities, and building relationships with shareholders/stakeholders.

Tony Antoniou
Chairman of the Board, Limassol Tourism Development and Promotion Co Ltd

Tony Antoniou is a graduate of the Imperial College London University, holding a Bsc in Computing Science, and the City University Business School, holding an MSc in Business Systems Analysis and Design. In 1981 he has established the company Micrologic Ltd, which was one of the very first software houses in Cyprus. Today, Micrologic is one of the largest groups of companies, involved in the information technology field, still run by Mr. Antoniou. Mr. Tony Antoniou is currently Chairman of the Limassol Tourism Development and Promotion Co Ltd, a nonprofit organization that is the official tourism body of the Limassol region. He has served in the past as Chairman of Limassol Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Vice-Chairman of the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chairman of Cyprus Airways the national carrier of the Cyprus Republic, Director of the Cyprus University of Technology, and Chairman or Director of the Board in many public, semi-government and private organizations.

Nikiforos Pampakas
General Manager, Limassol Marina Ltd

Nikiforos Pampakas is the General Manager of Limassol Marina, the first superyacht marina in Cyprus which has recently been completed. Nikiforos brings with him significant experience, particularly in business marketing, sales, and customer service, acquired through his diverse roles in multiple sectors in Cyprus and abroad. He also holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Bedfordshire in England. He began his career as the Project and Marketing Manager at the British Association of Medical Managers England. He later moved on to Pafilia Property Developers in Paphos, Cyprus, where he served in various roles in the Marketing Department. As his professional expertise expanded, Nikiforos went on to serve as Marketing and Sales Manager at Kanika Developments Ltd in Limassol. As General Manager of Limassol Marina, Nikiforos plays a vital role in ensuring its ongoing success by overseeing all efforts pertaining to the strategic development, sustainable growth, and overall smooth operation of this multi-million-dollar award-winning Marina development.

Yangos Hadjiyannis
CEO, The Cyprus Institute of Marketing (CIM)

Yangos Hadjiyannis studies at the University of Nottingham where he earned an LL.B. with a First-Class Honours. He then moved to the University of Cambridge (Trinity Hall) where he earned a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies and the next year, he earned an LL.M. in International Law with First Class Honours. In 2022, he completed successfully the highly exclusive Executive Education program “Authentic Leadership” at Harvard University. He is the CEO of The Cyprus Institute of Marketing. He is a member of the Board of Directors of CIPA (Invest Cyprus) and Chairman of the Promotion Committee.

Vasilis Michailidis
Director/Founder, Topretail Group of Companies

Vasilis Michailidis created TOPRETAIL in 1990 after his return from the United States where he stayed for ten years. During his stay in the United States, Mr. Michailidis has gained valuable working experience and completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at St. John’s University in New York, holding a BA degree in Marketing.

Yiannis Misirlis
Founding Director, Imperio Group

Yiannis Misirlis is the founding director of Imperio Group, one of the most reputable and sustainability-focused real estate companies in Cyprus. He holds three University Degrees from London and Madrid; a BSc in Civil Engineering & an MSc in Information Technology from University College London (UCL) and an International MBA from IE Business School in Madrid. He is a regular speaker at major forums such as the Economist in New York and London. His opinions have been published in the Financial Times, Hong Kong Times, Vedomosti Moscow, and Gulf News. He was also voted "Businessman of the Year" by the newspaper Politis in 2010 and was named "Manager of the Year, 2017" by Inbusiness magazine.

Max Portelli
CFO, BrainRocket, member of Techisland

Max Portelli is the CFO of BrainRocket and has years of experience in accounting and auditing, starting his career with KPMG Malta before becoming the financial reporting accountant for the airline of the Maltese islands. He also undertook a successful five-year tenure as a chief financial officer for the payment services provider Entercash. Max brings extensive skills in management, accounting, and payroll and a deep understanding of external audits and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Kevin Sweet
Vice President of Finance/Property CFO, Melco Cyprus

Kevin Sweet is the Vice President of Finance & Property Chief Financial Officer of City of Dreams Mediterranean and Cyprus Casinos. Prior to that, Mr. Sweet served as Melco’s Vice President, Finance and Property Chief Financial Officer at City of Dreams Manila. Mr. Sweet possesses fifteen years’ experience in the Gaming industry, working in various financial and operational roles across three countries and six jurisdictions. Mr. Sweet graduated with a BS in Business Economics from Louisiana Tech University, United States.



Main Sponsor
Prospectacy Ltd

Prospectacy provides personal and corporate financial services that will help you make the most of the ever-shifting global economy. Whether you are considering investing or looking for advice to organise and manage your personal wealth portfolio, our dedicated team of professionals can help you gain a competitive edge. Our proficiency includes personal and corporate taxation issues, property management, trust and inheritance planning and implementation, and a variety of corporate services that can help you run your business, locally and internationally. If you are looking for a knowledgeable and professional partner that offers a comprehensive set of services, look no further than Prospectacy LTD.

Demetriades Handling 

Demetriades Handling member of Demetriades Group is pioneering company providing an extensive line of new and used forklifts, handling equipment and long line additions that cover the entire range of warehouse equipment and solutions. In addition it offers consulting support for designing warehouse, storage systems from certified suppliers that complies with international standards, logistics equipment, cleaning equipment, access platforms and golf & utility vehicles. At the same time, it offers for rent the largest fleet of access platforms and forklift trucks with long-term rental contracts. Provides accessories for all types of forklifts, has modern workshop units and in addition 10 mobile repair units with highly qualified staff.

Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture and has surveyed more than 100 million employees around the world and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace experience. We help organizations quantify their culture and produce better business results by creating a high-trust work experience for all employees. Our culture management platform, empowers leaders with the surveys, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven™ people decisions. We certify companies as a Great Place to Work® through our Employee Survey, from where we detect how the employees feel about their company’s workplace culture and help companies elevate their employer branding, by showcasing their excellent work environment and attracting talent. Everything we do is driven by our mission: to build a better world by helping every organization become a Great Place to Work For All™.

Academic Partner
Cyprus Institute of Marketing (CIM)

The Cyprus Institute of Marketing (CIM) has been operating in Nicosia since 1978 and in Limassol since 1984. The Institute, which is the first Business School in the country, was set up in order to promote the business education in Cyprus and abroad. During the past 44 years CIM has evolved into a major international centre for the development of business education including many diverse fields such as Management, Law, Accounting & Finance, Shipping and many others. CIM has provided the opportunity to more than 10,000 students to acquire qualifications of the highest standards and to excel both personally as well as professionally.


The Summit is addressed to:
•  Business Leaders, CEOs, Managing Directors, Chairpersons, Board Members, and other Senior Management representatives of major corporations based in Limassol
•  Government officials, diplomats, politicians, and other decision-makers
•  Local Authorities
•  Media


IMH is the largest business knowledge and information transfer organisation in Cyprus. Its services include the coordination and running of conferences, seminars and commercial exhibitions, specialist business media publishing and human resources consulting. Every year, IMH organises more than 110 conferences related to every sector of the market, commercial exhibitions and training seminars, and undertakes the entire process of five business award ceremonies. IMH publishes the only dedicated business magazines in Cyprus: the Greek language monthly IN Business and the English-language monthly Gold, which are read by tens of thousands of Cypriot and non-Cypriot professionals, managers and entrepreneurs. It also operates the magazines’ news portals () and (www.goldnews.com.cy) and that of REPORTER online (www.reporter.com.cy) and delivers their daily newsletters by  e-mail. The IMH Business Development Department bids for tenders published by local public sector bodies, the European Union and other international organisations. Through its activities, ΙΜΗ gives businesses a chance to develop, to network, to find new clients and business associates, to communicate with new audiences and discover growth opportunities.www.imhbusiness.com

With the Support of
Invest Cyprus

Businesses and individuals considering investment into Cyprus have a partner on the ground at all stages of the investment cycle. Invest Cyprus is the government’s dedicated partner responsible for attracting and facilitating Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in key economic sectors. Being the lead agent in establishing Cyprus as a worldclass investment destination, Invest Cyprus proactively promotes the enhancement of the country’s competitive environment, advocating reform and maximising FDI, for the economic and social benefit of Cyprus. In close collaboration with all government authorities, public institutions and the private sector, Invest Cyprus is the investor’s first point of contact. Invest Cyprus is a member of the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) and the Mediterranean Investment Network, ANIMA.

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 the economic development of Limassol. Over the years, the Limassol Chamber has continued to be at the forefront of initiatives aiming to promote entrepreneurship and achieve optimum economic development for Limassol, at both city and district levels.

Communication Sponsors
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
GOLD magazine

GOLD magazine was founded in 2011 as the first English-language business monthly in Cyprus. Today, it is not only synonymous with the promotion of good business practices but it has a unique and valuable readership of High Net Worth Individuals, international company executives, English-speaking Cypriot and non-Cypriot businessmen and women. GOLD provides a comprehensive and informed overview of the local business scene, the economy and the market and has gained a reputation for its in-depth articles and revealing interviews with key local and international personalities. www.goldnews.com.cy

Reporter portal

Dedicated to the objective presentation of valid news, with a focus on immediacy, REPORTER is a 24/7 online news and entertainment hub presenting what’s happening in Cyprus and the world. IMH’s new digital media also includes the REPORTER application for IOS and Android tablets and smartphones, as well as a daily newsletter sent to 100,000 subscribers. REPORTER’s large team of journalists publishes authoritative and timely news every minute of every day. www.reporter.com.cy

Contact us

Project Manager
Niki Loizidou
Niki is responsible for the content and speakers of this event. If you have any content-related or other queries, you can contact her at niki.loizidou@imhbusiness.com and +357 22505621.

Marketing Manager
Georgia Efthymiadou
Georgia is responsible for the marketing and promotion of this event. If you have any marketing-related questions or suggestions, you can contact her at +357 22505575 and via email at georgia.efthymiadou@imhbusiness.com.


Date And Time

3 June 2022@ 08:30 AM -
02:35 PM

Registration End Date



The Conference will be conducted in English
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