Over the years, the foreign exchange or forex market has become the largest financial market in the world – larger even than the stock market, with a daily volume of $6.6 trillion (according to the 2019 Triennial Central Bank Survey of FX and OTC derivatives markets). And with the benefits Cyprus has to offer, it is considered one of the most attractive destinations for those looking to open a brokerage. The Cyprus Forex Summit then aspires to provide the audience with a platform to keep up to date with the latest trends in the market, discuss major issues of concern to professionals in the field, discover new technology capabilities, and explore new client acquisition for forex brokers, and much more!
Full participation corresponds to up to 3 CPD units
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AMLCO/CRO, Ecommbx, Cyprus
Vicky Christophidou is the AMLCO/CRO of ECOMMBX . She has recently joined the Company after being with PwC Cyprus for a total of 15 years. During her career, Vicky serviced a wide range of financial services clients including credit institutions, EMIs and investment firms, offering advisory services in the areas of regulatory compliance, governance, internal audit / internal controls and risk. Vicky has a specialization in the area of risk management and Basel III.
Steven Hatzakis has led the research at ForexBrokers.com since 2016, bringing over 20 years’ experience from the online brokerage industry. Passionate about helping consumers, Steven has spoken and moderated numerous forex and finance industry panels across the globe. Steven has served as a registered commodity futures representative for domestic and internationally-regulated brokerages and holds a Series III license in the US as a Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA). In addition to forex, Steven is an avid cryptocurrency researcher, advisor, investor, and trader. Steven first wrote about Bitcoin market inefficiencies in 2013 and continues to contribute to open-source technology, consumer education, and self-regulatory initiatives.
Managing Partner, Armon-Jones Partners, UK
Gregory Armon-Jones has been an FX Headhunter for over 15 years and worked for over a decade at Armstrong International running their global FX / Macro Search business. In 2018 he launched his own firm based out of London, where he is focused on placing people within FX across the buy-side and sellside. He is also working with a number of FinTech and FX brokers.
Chief Executive Officer, XTB, Poland
Omar Arnaout has worked at XTB since January 2007. He started his career in the Sales Department and later held the position of Deputy Director in XTB Romania and XTB Italy. Between 2012 and 2014 he worked as the Director of Foreign Branches at Noble Securities S.A., while in 2014 he returned to XTB. Before becoming the groups CEO he held the positions of xStore CEO, UK Retail Sales Director and Regional Director for Poland, Hungary, Germany and Romania. From 23 March 2017 he is the President of the Management Board of the Company. He graduated in 2005 with a master’s degree from the Warsaw School of Economics with a major in Banking and Finance.
Menny Tsarfati is Regional Manager of Red Hat Solutions Architects. The purpose of his job is to lead the solutions focused on the business needs of the co customers, while realizing Red Hat’s values: innovation, entrepreneurship, transparency with customers, and transparency with the open source community. Tsarfati has many years of experience in IT, from infrastructure to software and IT Strategy. His record includes dozens of successful projects in the IT worlds, from virtualization and server consolidation, Data center automation systems, service-oriented architecture design and implementation, Business process modeling and analysis, and Organization and IT strategy. Menny is an expert for communication and security, Cross-IT systems, and work processes, high-level design of data centers, business continuity and central information security systems. Tsarfati, a graduate of Statistics & Mathematics, teaches CIO courses and Academy Master degrees on Computer Science for SOA and Micro-services. In his previous positions, he served as a Business Solutions Strategist at VMware and CTO Global Account at HP.
Private Investor & Trader, Former Global Head of Linear FX at Credit Agricole CIB, UK
Tony Botting is a seasoned and well known veteran of the FX market with a stellar reputation. His career has spanned the globe with stints in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and most recently the UK where he was responsible for up to 60 people in Credit Agricole’s Global FX & EM trading business.
Solutions Expert EMEA South HCM, Human Capital Management, PreSales, SAP MENA, United Arab Emirates
Kasper Kyhl has over 20 years of experience in HR Solutions and, for the past 3 years, has focused on elevating the employee experience for SAP SuccessFactors customers, working closely with them during solution selection and programme building to ensure their success. In addition to his role as Solution Advisor, he works closely with the Product Management and Implementation teams in evolving the HR solution to ensure that a top-class product is available to SAP customers.
At ECOMMBX we specialize in B2B e-account management, cross-border payments and competitive currency conversions. To ensure the most cost-effective and efficient execution of all your e-banking transactions, our innovative serving model is based on four cornerstones: Advanced technology that connects to the global banking industry, customized connections with banking partners around the world, stringent security and maximum speed. The result is satisfied customers that rely on us for top-notch service.
ZEBRA Consultants is an innovative IT company that specializes in software development, infrastructure solutions, consulting services, systems integration, and cloud solutions. Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source solutions, including Linux, Cloud, Middleware, Storage, Virtualization, and Container technologies. ZEBRA being the only Red Hat Premier Business Partner in the region provides qualitative Red Hat solutions and services in diverse markets. Our expertise, coupled with our customer-driven focus, allows our clients to tackle their technological challenges, boosting competitiveness and maximizing their potential. For further information, please visit www.zebrac.com or call +357 22028128.
The conference is addressed to professionals and more specifically senior executives from the following:
• Forex brokers
• Investment firms & investment services providers
• Asset/wealth management companies
• Banks and other financial services institutions
• Accounting, audit and tax firms
• Law firms and legal consultants
• Technology and software service providers
• Relevant Regulatory bodies and governmental authorities
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 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
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