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• Arrival of international delegates

08:30 – 09:15    Registrations

09:15 – 09:25    Introduction by the Chairperson of the Summit 

Marios Tannousis, CEO, Invest Cyprus

09:25 – 09:35    Why Cyprus

• high-level analysis

• The Investment landscape and Sectors of Investment

Evgenios Evgeniou, Chairman, Invest Cyprus

09:35 – 09:45   Cyprus: an emerging and fast-growing regional tech hub

Nicodemos Damianou, Deputy Minister of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy

09:45 – 09:55    The Financial Services and banking sector in Cyprus: an overview

Haris Pistos, Director International Banking, Bank of Cyprus

09:55 – 10:05   The Cyprus R&I Ecosystem: a deep-dive

Demetris Skourides, Chief Scientist for Research, Innovation and Technology

10:05 – 10:20 Questions and Answers

10:20 – 10:30    Decoding Cyprus Tax System using the case study method

Perspectives for Companies, Shareholders, and Employees taking into consideration tax treaty law, EU Law, minimum tax, transfer pricing and BEPS will be analysed using a practical case study.

Demis Ioannou, Partner, Taxand Cyprus

10:30 – 10:40    Legal Landscape of Cyprus: Advancing Jurisdiction for Tomorrow’s ICT Leaders

Exploring the dynamic legal landscape of Cyprus. Explaining Cyprus’s strategic adaptations to its legal frameworks, enhancing support for the ICT sector through its readiness to implement new upcoming EU Regulations and Directives corresponding to the rapid development of the tech sector. Discover how Cyprus is positioning itself as a leading destination for ICT companies with its proactive legal adjustments in sync with global technological advancements.
Vassilis Psyrras, Senior Associate, Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

10:40 – 10:50 The Tech and innovation landscape - the importance of a robust an IP regime as a pillar for growth

 IP and innovation are usually hot topics both in combination and isolation. As more people advocate open-source innovation the discussion will attempt to highlight the importance of a robust IP regime as a catalyst for encouraging initiative, innovation and enterprise and the deep understanding of the basic human behaviour to do better. Do tax benefits offered add or harm the process and is Cyprus a positive force of value in Europe?

Pangratios P. Vanezis, Board Member, KPMG Limited

10:50 – 11:05 Questions and Answers

11:05 – 11:45 Networking Coffee Break

11:45 – 12:45 Panel Discussion: Sunshine and Success - Embracing Work-Life Bliss in Cyprus

• Making Cyprus your home: A great place to live and do business

• Excellence Unleashed: Navigating the Pinnacle of Education in Cyprus

• Opulent Horizons: Mastering the Art of Luxury Living in Cyprus

• Cost-Effective Elegance: Your Guide to Affordable Living in Cyprus

• Future-Ready Cyprus: Pioneering Infrastructure and Telecommunications


Marianna Hadjiandoniou, Executive Vice President, Energame
Alexander Shkuratov, Founder & CEO, The Island Private School of Limassol

Iness Karagianni, Minthis Sales Manager, Pafilia Property Developers Ltd

Niki Ioannou-Chandriotou, Head of Sales, Customer Care, Marketing & Communication, Cyta Business


Marios Tannousis, CEO, Invest Cyprus

12:45 – 13:15   Case studies by Tech companies which have relocated to Cyprus

Alexey Gubarev, Co-Founder & Board Member at Palta, Co-Founder & Board Member at TechIsland

Roman Zanin, General Counsel, Tax & Compliance, Wargaming

13:15 – 13:30 Questions and Answers

13:30 – 13:35 Closing Remarks by the Chairperson of the Summit

13:35 – 14:30 Networking Cocktail

14:30 End of Summit


17:45 – 19:15 Bus tour to get a glimpse of beautiful Limassol (for international delegates)

19:30 – 21:30 Dinner at Karatello Tavern, Carob Mill Restaurants, in Limassol, Cyprus

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