8th Cyprus Professional Services Conference

29 June 2023
8th Cyprus Professional Services Conference


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The professional services sector in Cyprus is constantly searching for new niche services as demand grows bigger and gets more diversified. As international and local regulations are becoming stricter, the sector’s professionals need to differentiate their selling proposition, create new viable revenue sources and explore new geographical opportunities without compromising the country’s reputation. At the same time, the actual model of providing professional services is changing with the use of technology, data analysis, and new working models.

This established annual event brings together the leaders of the sector in Cyprus and prominent speakers from abroad to present and discuss the latest developments and trends. The Cyprus Professional Services Conference is a much-anticipated event by the sector’s most prominent stakeholders, accounting/audit/tax firms, well-known law firms, the international divisions of Cyprus banks, corporate service providers, investment companies, etc.


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Haris Pistos
Director, International Banking, Bank of Cyprus

Haris Pistos is the Director of International Banking of Bank of Cyprus and has under his supervision the IBUs (a specifically designed network of Units specialised in servicing the Bank’s international clients in Cyprus), International Corporate Banking (specializing in Lending facilities in Greece and UK), Syndication lending and Shipping Finance. He joined the Bank in 1992 as Management Trainee. Before assuming his duties as Director he served the Bank as Cards Marketing Manager, then as Manager of Cards Center, Manager IBUs Nicosia, and as Manager International Banking Network. Harris holds a B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), UK, and an MBA in Marketing Management from City Business School, London, UK.

Ambassador Julie Fisher
Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Cyprus, Embassy of the United States of America to the Republic of Cyprus

Prior to her appointment as Ambassador to Cyprus, Julie Fisher served as the Special Envoy for Belarus based in Vilnius, Lithuania. In 2020, she was confirmed as the first U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Belarus since 2008. Fisher previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Europe and the European Union in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs and as Deputy Permanent Representative of the U.S. Mission to NATO. Earlier, she was the Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources, and the Director of the State Department’s Operations Center. Other assignments include a detail to NATO’s international staff as Deputy Director of the Private Office and assignments at U.S. embassies in Georgia, Ukraine, and Russia, as well as tours at the National Security Council, the bureaus for European and Eurasian Affairs and Near Eastern Affairs, and the Secretary of State’s Executive Secretariat Staff. Fisher is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service and has received numerous awards including a Presidential Rank Award. Fisher earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master’s degree from the School of International and Public Affairs at Princeton University. She speaks Russian and French.

Simon Squire
Head of Services Trade Sanctions, UK Department for Business and Trade

Simon Squire has worked in the UK Government for 10 years, specialising in services trade issues, in particular with respect to European trade. Simon was part of the teams negotiating the services chapters of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement in 2020, and the Free Trade Agreement with the EEA/EFTA countries in 2021. Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine last year, Simon has led the Services Trade Sanctions Team in the UK Department for Business and Trade, which established novel, new sanctions on the export of professional business services to Russia.

Georgia Constantinou-Panayiotou
Board Member, Cyprus Bar Association

Georgia Constantinou-Panayiotou is the Founder/Managing Partner of CONSTANTINOU PANAYIOTOU & CO LLC (GCP LAW), established in 2006. She is the Spokesperson/Board Member of the Cyprus Bar Association (CBA). She is a Certified Risk Management Specialist in Russian Sanctions (CRMS-RS), recognized as a high-performing professional with the skills to identify, assess, and manage sanctions risks. Georgia is a licensed lawyer and a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner. She holds a Law degree from the National & Kapodistrian University in Athens and a Masters degree (LL.M.) in European (Commercial) Law from the University of Leicester. She completed two accredited courses on “International Relations/World Politics” and “War Crimes, Genocides and Justice” (Harvard University/DCE-2001). Georgia is a Member of the Advisory Board of the European Lawyers Foundation, the President of the Committee of Young Lawyers and the Supervisor of the Committee of Companies of the CBA. Georgia is a leader in the legal industry with 20-years experience, specialised in Contract law, Company law, M&A, International Private law, Commercial law, Trust law, AML regulations, secured corporate finance and restructuring. Georgia acts as legal counsel in cross-border projects, representing HNW individuals and prominent organisations. For several years she was the Instructor of Commercial Law and Trust Law at the European University Cyprus. She is an investor in start-ups for digital technology, marketing and communication, in Cyprus and Greece.

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.

Pieris Markou
Pieris Markou, Board Member, Ex President, The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC)

Pieris Markou is the CEO of Deloitte in Cyprus and a member of the Deloitte Middle East Executive Board, having previously served as the Tax & Legal Services Leader. He started his career in London in 1986 and was admitted to Partnership at Chrysanthou and Christoforou (Andersen) in 2000. He is a member of the ICPAC Council since 2014, and elected President for the period 2021-2023, having served as the Vice President of the Institute’s Council during the period 2019-2021. He was previously having assumed many professional roles within ICPAC, including Chairman of the Tax and VAT Committees. Pieris is also a board member of the Nicosia Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Pieris holds a B.A. (Hons) degree in Accounting, is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

Christophoros Koutouroussis
President, Cyprus Fiduciary Association (CYFA)

Chris Koutouroussis is the Partner in charge of Legal & Corporate Services at Baker Tilly South East Europe since January 2022, following the merger with Bizserve Consultants. His tenure as Managing Director of the latter span for almost 15 years, having joined in April 2007 following a 10-year career in banking (Laiki Bank and Alpha Bank). Chris spent his academic life in the UK. He holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Warwick, an MSc in Finance & Economics from Queen Mary and Westfield College of the University of London and an MBA from Warwick Business School. He has been involved with the Cyprus Fiduciary Association for more than a decade, initially, as Head of the International Business Committee. Since June 2014, Chris is a member of the Board of Directors, and in October 2019 he was elected President.

Michalis Persianis
Chairman, Fiscal Council

Michalis Persianis has been Corporate Affairs Director at Bank of Cyprus since 2015. He worked as a correspondent for the Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones from 2011 to 2014, and as Head Editor for Economy and Finance at Kathimerini newspaper (Cyprus edition) from 2009 to 2014. From 2005 to 2009 he was Head of Research (Presidential campaign) and Parliamentary staffer (European Parliament) for Mr Ioannis Kasoulides. He earned his BA in Political Science from Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA in 2002, and went on to earn an MA in International Economics and European Studies from John Hopkins SAIS Washington DC, USA in 2005.

Yiannis Pettemerides
Forensic Investigations, Sanctions & Anti-Money Laundering Compliance, Insolvency Practitioner and Residence Consultant & Associate, eBOS

Yiannis Pettemerides is a consultant in the fields of Forensic Investigations, Sanctions Compliance, Anti Money Laundering Compliance, Registered Auditor, Insolvency Practitioner, with more than 20 years of experience. He was engaged, as an External Technical Expert and leading the Onsite Inspection Teams, of the AML/Supervision Department of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC). Yiannis also served as the Chairman of the Economic Crime and Forensic Accounting Committee of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC), as well as the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Technical Committees of the Cyprus Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and was a Founding Member of the Cyprus #209 Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). Yiannis engages as an External Technical Expert, in the fields of Forensic Investigations, Anti-money Laundering Investigations and Audit Investigations, with the Cyprus Police Economic Crime Unit, the Attorney General Office, the Audit General Office and the Private Sector, both in Cyprus and Internationally. He is a member of multiple associations including ICPAC, IIA, ACFE and ICA and the resident consultant of eBOS.

Kyriacos Kokkinos
Former Deputy Minister to the President for Research, Innovation and Digital Policy, Republic of Cyprus

Kyriacos Kokkinos is the former Deputy Minister to the President for Research, Innovation and Digital Policy. He previously served as the National Chief Scientist for R&I and Chairman of the Board of the R&I Foundation. He is a distinguished technologist and professional business leader in the high-tech sector, with more than thirty years of experience in Executive Management and Consulting roles in IBM Europe (Executive Director & Partner) and PwC. He also served at Board level of many Organizations. His Academic qualifications include Executive MBA in Strategic Management from Henley Management College (UK) and MSc & BSc in Electrical Engineering from NJIT (USA).

Ronald Attard
Country Managing Partner, EY Cyprus & Malta, Strategy and Transactions Leader for CESA region

Ronald Attard, has been a partner at EY for twenty-four years and has over thirty years’ professional experience. He is EY’s Strategy and Transactions (SaT) Leader for Central and South East Europe and Central Asia and managing partner for Cyprus and Malta. Under Ronald’s leadership, the successful SaT and Consulting businesses in EY Malta have been built from scratch. He successfully supported entities in acquisition or divestiture projects. He acts as client serving partner for a number of institutions and leading family businesses. He is a Chartered Certified Accountant, a Fellow of CIMA and a senior visiting lecturer at the University of Malta.

George Pantelides
Partner, Chief Strategy Officer and Consulting Services Leader, Deloitte Cyprus

George A. Pantelides leads Deloitte’s Consulting Services in Cyprus. He is also the Chief Strategy Officer of Deloitte Cyprus and member of the Consulting Leadership Team of Deloitte Middle East. George brings deep experience, of over 20 years, in consulting, leading engagements for both international and local companies. His roster includes companies operating in the public and private sectors and in a variety of industries, including Financial Services & Insurance, Hospitality & Leisure, Consumer & Industrial Products, Investment Management, Life Sciences & Health Care, Public Health & Social Services, Energy & Resources, Travel, Law Firms, Education, Shipping & Ports, Retail, Wholesale & Distribution, Transportation, Automotive, Technology, Media & Tele-communication, Real Estate, Civil Government.

Philippos Soseilos
CEO and Chairman, PwC Cyprus

Philippos Soseilos is the CEO & Chairman of PwC Cyprus, effective 1 January 2022. Philippos joined PwC in 1989 and was admitted to partnership on 1 July 2000. He has 30+ years of experience as a Business Consultant, with a focus on strategy issues and the successful implementation of business and digital transformation, both locally and internationally. Philippos has led several projects relating to the reform of the public sector in Cyprus and he has also supported numerous family businesses with continuity and succession planning. He has extensive experience as an Executive Coach and facilitator.Philippos holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Witwatersrand (Johannesburg), is a Fellow member of the ICAEW, a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC) and of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC). He was a member of PwC Cyprus’ Management Board for 13 years and Head of People for 8 years.

George Themistocleous
Managing Partner, CEO, RSM Cyprus

George Themistocleous is the CEO and the Managing Partner of RSM Cyprus. He also leads RSM Cyprus’ Tax Services. He is a Fellow member of the Association of International Accountants (FAIA) and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC). He started his career more than 30 years ago, during which, among others, he was involved with audits and tax advisory services of numerous multinational groups in different industry sectors. He focuses on international tax developments, and he served a global accountants’ association as a vice-chairman for five years.

Christos V. Vasiliou
Managing Director, KPMG Limited

Christos V. Vasiliou joined KPMG in Cyprus in 1994 and became a Partner in 1999. Christos has been involved with the audit of large financial institutions including major banks, insurance companies and investment funds. In 2016 he was appointed Deputy Managing Director of KPMG in Cyprus and Managing Director in 2019. In the past, he was Head of the Advisory Department in KPMG Cyprus. He is a member of the Executive Committee of KPMG in Cyprus, a founding member of CIFA (Cyprus Investment Funds Association) and a Council member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus.

Nikolas Chatziavraam
CEO, Softline Computer Systems

Nikolas Chatziavraam is the CEO of Softline Computer Systems. Nikolas holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and obtained his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Cyprus (UCy). Through his technical expertise he has been serving as a technology and operations optimization consultant for some of the largest professional service companies around the island such as law firms, accounting firms and fiduciary service providers. Nikolas is a firm believer that technology is the only way forward for the professional services industry, disrupting the current mode of operation and becoming a given asset to the companies that invest in it.

Maria Clappa
Tassos Papadopoulos & Associates LLC

Maria Clappa joined the firm in 2013 and became a Partner in 2016. Starting her career in the financial services industry as an in-house lawyer, she was later appointed the head of the legal, secretarial and compliance department at one of the largest financial groups in Cyprus. In 2011, she took over as head of fiduciary services at a fiduciary service provider in Cyprus. Currently, her practice at the firm is focused on private investments, joint ventures, property acquisitions and developments, immigration law and corporate affairs. She also has expertise in matters such as the formation, licensing and ongoing compliance of Alternative Investment Funds, CIFs and other entities and activities in the sphere of financial services. Maria is a Certified Person (advanced certification) on the register of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission. She has contributed articles to various publications on Investments and Business in Cyprus and Cypriot immigration Law. She has an LLB from the University of North London (1998) and was admitted to the Cyprus Bar the following year. She also holds an LLM in Venture Capital from the University of Westminster (2000).

Andri Michael

Andri Michael is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association since 2004 and holds the position of a  partner at Kinanis LLC. Her main areas of practice, for over 15 years, includes corporate law, banking and finance, funds and capital markets. For the past few years, Andri has been leading the Financial Services and Funds department of Kinanis LLC focusing mainly on legal advisory, formation and regulatory compliance for collective investment structures and other licensed entities.  She also specialises on legal advice and support for international clients for listings on capital markets as well as on legal consulting for blockchain technology.  Andri is a member of the Technology Committee of CyBAR and a member of  various committees of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association. She is  also a member of the Board of the Cyprus Blockchain Technologies, a non -profit organisation established for the promotion of blockchain and other technologies in Cyprus.

Calliopi Nicolaidou
Partner, Hadjianastassiou, Ioannides LLC (member of the Deloitte Legal network)

Calliopi Nicolaidou is a Partner at Hadjianastassiou, Ioannides LLC (member of the Deloitte Legal network), and is focusing on the Financial Services industry. She has over 15 years of experience advising on public and private mergers and acquisitions, banking regulatory and corporate law issues, as well as financings and capital market transactions. Before joining Deloitte Legal, she commenced her career in London, where she worked for Allen & Overy LLP and then Aspect Capital Limited, before relocating to Cyprus as the Chief Legal Officer of Hellenic Bank. Calliopi holds an LLB in Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science and is a practising Solicitor in England and Wales.

Melina Pyrgou
Managing Director, Pyrgou Vakis Law Firm

Melina Pyrgou is the managing director of Pyrgou Vakis Law Firm. An experienced lawyer with 30 years of experience in various firms. An experienced corporate lawyer with strong interpersonal and organisation skills leading a talented team recognised in “Legal 500” EMEA 2021 as “Recommended Lawyer” in the areas of Commercial, Corporate and M&A. An active citizen serving on the Board of the Cyprus Legal Council, the Health Insurance Organisation and Chairman of Committee of Environment, Energy and Investment Programmes.

Prof. Stephanie Lauche Shaelou
Head of the School of Law, UCLan Cyprus

Stephanie Shiaelou is the Professor of European Law & Reform and Head, School of Law, UCLan Cyprus. Director of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for the Rule of Law and European Values (CRoLEV) at UCLan Cyprus. Visiting Professor, United Nations Institute for Training and Research. Rule of Law expert on the sustainability of rights & systemic challenges to Justice. ADR expert (certified Mediator, Arbitrator/Trade & Sustainable Development Expert at EU level). AI and privacy expert (DPO). Founder of Civil Society Organisation ICLAIM. She promotes actively fundamental rights and social justice in Europe and was awarded the European Parliament’s European Citizen 2020 Prize on behalf of ICLAIM for promoting European values on the ground in Cyprus via social mediation.



Main Sponsor
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.

eBOS is an innovative, client-focused, software company, providing state-of-the-art RegTech and Fintech solutions, which automate risk and compliance management for organisations on a worldwide basis, and lead them to digital transformation. With a rich product portfolio of web-based, technologically advanced, flexible and customisable software applications, we pride ourselves for being the pioneers in RegTech and Fintech. Our core offering – WiseBOS Suite - is a revolutionary fully-integrated business-aligned solution, designed to help manage risk, carry out customer due diligence and follow the best security standards, easily adaptable to the ever-changing business needs of companies. Headquartered in Cyprus, eBOS operates within a network of representative offices closely collaborating with strategic partners in the rest of Europe and the MEA region in general.


ECOMMBX represents the new age of fintech, revolutionizing the way businesses handle their global transactions.

We specialize in e-account management, cross-border payments, personal & business cards, acquiring, and multi-currency conversions, all through our ECOMMVERSE, A PLATFORM TO RULE THEM ALL. And when we say that, we mean it! Because the ECOMMVERSE is a single, innovative and intuitive platform that gives you instant access to all of ECOMMBX's services.

To ensure the most cost-effective and efficient execution of all your e-banking transactions, our innovative serving model is based on four cornerstones: cutting edge technology designed for the global banking industry; customized connections with banking partners around the world; stringent security; and maximum operational speed.

In short, our ECOMMVERSE is your go-to address for e-accounts and all related products as well as a series of other services and benefits that make your business smoother and your life easier.

Softline Computer Systems

Softline Computer Systems is a leading software provider for firms acting in the professional services industry. For more than 25 years, Softline advises law firms, accounting firms and fiduciary providers on their digital transformation with the use of innovative software. Through the use of its flagship software products, Altis and Zygos, more than 250 firms of all sizes and practices, manage every aspect of their daily operations from KYC and project management to document management, timesheet, and billing.


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.

EY is a globally connected, multidisciplinary professional services organization driven by our purpose: building a better working world – for our clients, our people and communities. With over 300,000 people in over 150 countries, we ask the better questions that unlock new approaches to the working world’s toughest challenges. For over 80 years, the Cyprus practice has been a trusted business advisor and auditor to a broad range of clients and is ideally placed to cater to the needs of our clients in a wider geographic span.
KPMG Cyprus

KPMG has been operating in Cyprus since 1948 and currently employs more than 800 professionals working from 6 offices across the island. It is a member of KPMG International Limited, a global organisation of independent profes[1]sional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. KPMG operates in 143 countries and territories and has approximately 265,000 people working in member firms around the world. Clients look to KPMG for a consistent standard of service based on high-order professional capabilities, industry insight, local knowledge and expertise.

PwC Cyprus
In a world that is constantly evolving, our aim at PwC Cyprus is to find the right solutions to complex problems. We focus on quality and build strong relationships based on trust, creating value for our clients, stakeholders and society.  Based on PwC's new global strategy, "The New Equation", we look at problems from different angles and present innovative solutions that make a difference and lead to sustained outcomes. More than 1100 people in Cyprus join forces with 364,000 professionals of our global network in 151 countries and create an experienced team that combines intelligent approaches, experience and technological innovation. Visit www.pwc.com.cy to discover the benefits we can bring to you.   
RSM Cyprus

RSM Cyprus, with offices in Limassol, Paphos and Nicosia, provides a comprehensive range of audit, assurance, tax, and consulting services. With our worldwide strong collaborative approach, deep insights, world-class technology, and real-world experience, we deliver personalised solutions that shield business operations and address today’s challenges. RSM Cyprus is a member firm of RSM International, the 6th largest international assurance, tax, and consulting network, with firms in 120 countries, including the world’s top 40 major business centres. RSM has 57.000 people and 830 offices across Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, MENA, Latin and North America.

The Marshal Islands Corporate Registry

International Registries, Inc. and its affiliates (IRI) provide administrative and technical support to the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime and Corporate Registries. IRI has been administering corporate and maritime programs and involved in flag State administration since 1948. The RMI Maritime Registry is one of the leading registries in the world with both the youngest and greenest fleet. RMI business entities can be utilized for a variety of purposes including real and intellectual property holdings, asset management, international trade, estate planning, vessel ownership, and IPOs. IRI prides itself on providing reliable and prompt service to the international business community, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Academic Partner
UCLan Cyprus
UCLan Cyprus is the European Campus of the University of Central Lancashire. Established in 1828, our mother university is one of the biggest and wealthiest UK Universities, ranked at the top 6.5% of all worldwide Universities (CWUR 2020/21). UCLan Cyprus is a licensed university in Cyprus and its graduates have the unique privilege of receiving a double-awarded degree (two certificates) from UCLan UK and UCLan Cyprus, ensuring recognition in Cyprus, the UK, Europe and internationally.

IMH is a leading Corporate Events, Media, Business Intelligence and Networking organisation with a vast annual agenda of over 200 conferences, business forums, exhibitions, investment summits, client events and business awards ceremonies. Organised by IMH in Cyprus and abroad, these are considered to be Cyprus’ largest business and professional networking platforms. Our Business Media Department publishes Cyprus’ two most popular monthly business magazines– IN Business and GOLD –and two digital media platforms, IN Business News and CBN (Cyprus Business News) with their Daily Newsletters providing executives with news and updates on the local business and economic landscape, in Greek and English respectively. Our Consumer Media Department operates REPORTER, one of the country's most popular news portals, as well as SUPER FM, Cyprus’ Number 1 Greek music radio station. IMH also participates in Cyprus Government, EU and other international organisations’ projects and programmes. www.imhbusiness.com


The Conference is addressed to:
• Accounting, Audit and Tax firms
• Law firms and Legal Consultants
• Administrative Service Providers
• Trust Service Providers
• Asset and Investment Managers
• Banks and other financial institutions representatives
• Wealth Management Consultants
• Governmental departments Directors and officials from regulatory bodies

With the Support
Association of Cyprus Banks

Through its representation of ten member banks, that hold more than 90% of market share and provide a full range of banking services, the Association of Cyprus Banks (ACB) is the voice of the Cyprus banking system. Its primary aim is to promote best practices for the interest of the banking sector and the local economy as a whole. The ACB is a non-profit organization through which common positions are formulated and promoted on banking and financial issues, when local legislative and governmental policies are determined. In communicating the industry’s views, the ACB cooperates closely with the Central Bank of Cyprus, the House of Representatives and various Ministries as well as other private and public bodies. The Association also has a close relationship with the European Banking Federation (of which it is a member), national banking associations and global organizations. This year, the ACB is celebrating its 50 years’ anniversary.

Cyprus Bar Association

Cyprus Bar Association is the professional body of lawyers with 4273 members. Cyprus Bar Association was established under the Advocates Law Chapter 2 in 1960 and it has been operating since then. It is the Regulatory Body and among its powers is to maintain the honour and independence of the Bar and its defence in relation to the judiciary and the executive and to regulate the practice and etiquette of the profession. It is the competent authority for lawyers under Cyprus legislation in accordance with section 59 (4) of the Prevention and Suppression of Money Laundering of Money Laundering Activities Law of 2007 (L. 188 (I)/2007) as amended. Cyprus Bar Association is a member of the Council of the European Bar Association (CCBE) and a member of the International Bar Association (IBA).

Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA)

The Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA) was established in February 2013 and registered as an Association in April of the same year under the Associations and Foundations Law of 1972, and has become the collective voice and the reference point for all professionals and legal entities, offering services or engaged in the Investment Funds Industry in Cyprus. The mission of CIFA is to help its members capitalize on industry trends; shape regulation; enhance professionalism, integrity and quality; and promote the Cyprus Investments Fund Industry.

Cyprus Fiduciary Association (CYFA)

The Cyprus Fiduciary Association (CYFA), established in 2011, is the representative body of regulated Administrative Service Providers (ASP’s) in Cyprus. With a vision to assist in forming a solid international business sector in Cyprus operating on high professional standards, ethics and integrity, the Association aims to serve industry providers by promoting their interests, raising sector awareness, supporting their operations, contributing to new legislations and delivering valuable training to professionals. The Association’s commitment to its purpose has established it among the most reputable and recognised organisations within the country, before public and regulatory authorities, other associations, as well as the business community in Cyprus and overseas.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Founded in 1904, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants is the most forward-thinking global professional accounting body. ACCA offers the Chartered Certified Accountant qualification, which is recognised in over 180 countries. ACCA supports more than 233,000 fully qualified members and 536,000 future members worldwide. They are among the world’s best-qualified and most highly sought-after finance professionals - and they work across different sectors and industries. ACCA Qualification is the only international qualification recognised by ICPAC (ΣΕΛΚ) within the Joint Exam Scheme. This means that all the ACCA members are registered with ICPAC and can work as auditors in Cyprus.

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.

ISACA Cyprus Chapter

ISACA Cyprus Chapter, the locally established chapter of ISACA International, is an independent non-profit organisation and its purpose is to help business technology professionals and their enterprises realize the positive potential of technology. Today, ISACA international serves more than 165,000 professionals in 180+ countries, who covers a variety of professional IT-related positions, information systems or IT auditors, internal auditors, governance, security and risk professionals, consultants, educators, and C-suite executives. They serve professionals in nearly every industry. ISACA engages in the development, adoption and use of globally accepted, industry-leading knowledge and practices for information systems and in the provision of the professional qualifications CISA™, CRISC™, CISM™, CGEIT™, CSX-P™, CDPSE™, ITCA™ and CET™.

UCLan Cyprus
UCLan Cyprus is the European Campus of the University of Central Lancashire. Established in 1828, our mother university is one of the biggest and wealthiest UK Universities, ranked at the top 6.5% of all worldwide Universities (CWUR 2020/21). UCLan Cyprus is a licensed university in Cyprus and its graduates have the unique privilege of receiving a double-awarded degree (two certificates) from UCLan UK and UCLan Cyprus, ensuring recognition in Cyprus, the UK, Europe and internationally.
Communication Sponsors
Cyprus Business News (CBN)

CBN (Cyprus Business News) is a new English-language business and investment portal, which aims to become the leading daily source of business and financial news and information in English for professionals in Cyprus and beyond. Its team of experienced journalists provides factual, objective, trustworthy and up-to-the-minute online content for the portal, its accompanying app and daily newsletter. For every Cyprus-based English-speaking professional involved in any of the island’s broad range of business sectors, from Shipping, Financial Services and Commerce to ICT, Gaming, Media, Insurance and more, CBN is the go-to business news portal. It also serves as the global gateway to up-to-date information on opportunities for investment in Cyprus.

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

IN Business Magazine

As the flagship publication within IMH’s media brands, IN Business magazine, has a 16-year history, during which thousands of examples of good business practices by businesses and businesspeople, brands, commercial practices and developments have been showcased. The aim of IN Business was – and continues to be – the promotion of good Cypriot business. www.inbusinessnews.com

Super FM Radio

Owned and operated by IMH, Super FM has been on air since 1998, broadcasting from Nicosia. It is the number one music radio station in Cyprus, focused on playing the latest and most popular tracks. With live radio shows and perfect playlists that specialize in contemporary mainstream Greek music, Super FM celebrates music at its annual Super Music Awards ceremony.

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