The inaugural “Capital Link Invest in Cyprus Forum” will take place in New York on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at the Metropolitan Club, in cooperation and with the support of the Cyprus Union of Shipowners, the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency and the Cyprus – US Chamber of Commerce. Main sponsors of the conference are the Cyprus Union of Shipowners and Ernst & Young.
This is an international conference on Cyprus taking place in New York with a view to promote and highlight the importance of Cyprus as a business and investment destination.
Raising Awareness of Cyprus as a Business & Investment Destination,
We are particularly proud to inaugurate the “Capital Link Invest in Cyprus Forum”. The Forum aims to raise awareness of Cyprus as an investment and business destination among the US investment, financial and business communities. It will showcase the increasing importance of Cyprus as a regional maritime, logistics, energy and operational hub and highlight investment and business opportunities in these areas as well as in financial services, IT and tourism.
The Conference will feature the developments and reforms in the Cypriot economy and the Cypriot Government’s programme for the economy and investments. It will highlight investment and business opportunities in key areas such as banking and financial services, shipping and transportation, logistics, energy, IT and tourism.
Capital Link remains committed to its aim of raising awareness about Cyprus as an investment destination to a wider investor audience. This Forum will provide the audience with a unique blend of informational, marketing and networking opportunities.
The President of the Republic of Cyprus and Three Government Ministers leading the Discussion on Investment & Business Opportunities
LUNCHEON & KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Keynote speakers of the Luncheon are :
H.E. Nicos Anastasiades, President of the Republic of Cyprus is the Luncheon Keynote speaker – The President will participate via webcast
Mr. Andreas Hadjiyiannis, President of the Cyprus Union of Shipowners will introduce the President.
Mr. Jonathan Cohen, Deputy Assistant Secretary -European and Eurasian Affairs – U.S Department of State will address keynote remarks
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS of the “Capital Link Invest in Cyprus Forum” are:
• H.E. Harris Georgiades, Minister of Finance
• H.E. Marios Demetriades, Minister of Transport, Communication and Works
• H.E. Yiorgos Lakkotrypis, Minister of Energy, Commerce, Industry & Tourism
The Forum attracts the highest level of Governmental representatives, executives from the private sector, international partners and investors currently active in Cyprus. Specifically in addition to the intervention through webcast of the President of Cyprus, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the US Department of State, the 3 ministers and the President of the Cyprus Organization Investment Promotion, we are privileged to have the participation of :
• 3 of the largest Cypriot banks: Bank of Cyprus, Cooperative Central Bank, Hellenic Bank and Citi, also
• the 4 largest international auditing and consulting firms: Ernst & Young, Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG and also McKinsey & Company
• International giants in the energy sector: ENI, Delek Group & Avner Oil & Gas Exploration, Exxon Mobil, Noble Energy,
• US investors with active presence in Cyprus: Third Point, Invesco Private Capital / WL Ross & Co. , Spectrum Gaming Capital
• Major shipping companies: The Cyprus Union of Shipowners and Safe Bulkers, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange
• Major shipping industry participants: Columbia Shipmanagement, Tototheo Group;
• Cypriot American Entrepreneurs with investment presence in Cyprus : Nikos Mouyiaris, Dinos Iordanou, Andreas Kramvis, John Televantos.
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FORUM OVERVIEW AND STRUCTURE – INDUSTRY PANEL & PRESENTATION TOPICS TO BE COVERED:
• The Emergence of Cyprus As A Regional Business Hub
• ECONOMY – BUSINESS & INVESTMENT:
The Economy of Cyprus – Developments & Outlook
Cyprus: A Dynamic Business and Investment Centre
Doing Business in Cyprus – Legal and Tax Considerations
Cyprus: Growth opportunities in the financial sector and beyond
• BANKING & FINANCIAL SERVICES:
Banking & Financial Services
Developing the Fund Industry Through Cyprus – Cyprus as the Gateway to the European Union
Cyprus as a Regional Energy Hub – Business & Investment Opportunities in Energy
• SHIPPING & LOGISTICS
Cyprus as a Regional Maritime & Logistics Industry Hub
• LUNCHEON & KEYNOTE ADDRESS
• CYPRUS AS A BUSINESS & INVESTMENT DESTINATION
Why Cyprus – The international Investor Perspective
Why Cyprus – The Cypriot American Investor Perspective
Investing in Growth & Entrepreneurship – International Funding Mechanisms for SME Investments in Cyprus
The Forum will provide delegates with unique networking opportunities through one-to-one meetings with listed and unlisted companies, as well as, with members of the Cypriot Government delegation.
A day before the Forum, Citi will host an official dinner at its headquarters in honor of the officials and speakers of the Forum.
SPECIAL EVENT AT THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
Within the context of the “Capital Link Invest in Cyprus Forum”, Safe Bulkers, which is listed on NYSE, is organizing a special event at the New York Stock Exchange in honor of Cyprus. The company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Polys Hadjioannou, accompanied by the ministers of the Cypriot Government and other officials will ring the Closing Bell on Tuesday March 21, 2017. The ceremony will be broadcast live by all major international TV networks of the United States and abroad to an audience of millions of viewers worldwide.
The Forum presents a unique opportunity to meet and network with a large, high level delegates from the US business, investment and finance communities and more specifically with representatives from : US & Multinational Corporations; Extensive network of key businesses & companies that can invest in areas of strategic interest (i.e. Shipping, Tourism, Energy, Real Estate, Technology); Private Equity Funds; US Banks & Financial Institutions; Law, Accounting & Auditing Firms; Portfolio Managers; The Cypriot American Omogenia; Government officials; Financial & Trade Media
Capital Link’s international marketing platform enhances the promotion of the Forums on a global scale so that they become a constant reference point for all stakeholders.
PARTICIPATING COMPANIES & ORGANIZATIONS
AEA INVESTORS, AH-American Hellenic Institute, ARCH INSURANCE, ARSENAL CAPITAL, ALL ABOUT SHIPPING, BANK OF CYPRUS, CIPA – Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency, CITIBANK EUROPE Plc-GREECE BRANCH, COLUMBIA SHIPMANAGEMENT, COOPERATIVE CENTRAL BANK, CYPRUS – U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, CYPRUS SEA LINES, CYPRUS UNION OF SHIPOWNERS, DELEK GROUP & AVNER OIL & GAS EXPLORATION, DELOITTE, EBRD-EUROPEAN BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION & DEVELOPMENT, EID, EXXON MOBIL, EACO – EUROPEAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, EY ATHENS, EY CYPRUS, ENI, FIRST ATHENS CORPORATE FINANCE, FLOTT & CO. PC ATTORNEYS, GRANFELD WEALTH, HABA – Hellenic American Bankers Association, HALC-Hellenic American Leadership Council, GREEK NEWS, HARD ROCK, HELLENIC – AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, HELLENIC BANK, HLA-Hellenic Lawyers Association, INVESCO PRIVATE CAPITAL / WL ROSS & Co., KPMG, LEMISSOLER, MANA Products Inc, MCKINSEY & COMPANY, MIGNATIOU.COM, NOBLE ENERGY, PWC, SAFEBULKERS, THIRD POINT, SPECTRUM GAMING CAPITAL, THE NATIONAL HERALD, TORNARITIS LAW FIRM, TOTOTHEO GROUP, WISTA Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association, WISTA CYPRUS Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association,
LEAD SPONSORS: Cyprus Union of Shipowners • EY
GRAND SPONSORS: Bank of Cyprus • Cooperative Central Bank • Deloitte • Hellenic Bank • SafeBulkers
SPONSORS: Columbia Shipmanagement • Cyprus-U.S. Chamber of Commerce • First Athens Corporate Finance • KPMG • McKinsey & Company • PwC • Tototheo Group
LUNCH SPONSOR: MANA
SPEAKERS DINNER SPONSOR: CITI
LEAD SUPPORTING ORGANIZATION: CIPA (Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency)
SUPPORTING SPONSORS: FLOTT & Co. PC Attorneys • Lemissoler • Tornaritis Law Firm
SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS: American Hellenic Institute • Hellenic American Bankers Association • Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce • Hellenic Lawyers Association • Cyprus- US Chamber of Commerce • Cyprus Union of Shipowners • CIPA: Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency • WISTA CYPRUS Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association • WISTA GREECE Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association
SUPPORTING MEDIA: ALL ABOUT SHIPPING, GREEK NEWS, MIGNATIOU.COM, THE NATIONAL HERALD, HELLENIC NEWS OF AMERICA
FOR MORE INFORMATION
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