Conference Program
6th of November 2018
Registration. Morning coffee.
First plenary session.
Recent Changes in Cyprus Laws and Regulations.
Marios Demetriades, Managing Partner, MD Mindset Consulting Ltd
Theodore Panayotou , Director of the Cyprus International Institute of Management (CIIM)
Cleo Papadopoulou, Partner, PwC Cyprus
Vicky Nemitsas Xitas, Business Development Director of the Cyfield Group
Constantinos Aristidou, Lawyer, Legal Consultant at Democritos Aristidou LLC

Latest updates on most significant changes in Cyprus laws, regulations, rules and procedures with a focus on local and international business. Taxes, property registrations, title deeds, immigration and migration issues, business disputes resolution.
Networking coffee break.
Second Plenary session.
Banking system of Cyprus: today's realities.
Costas Stylianou, Director, Business Development, EFG Bank (Luxembourg) S.A., Cyprus Branch
Dr. Charis Pouangare, Director Consumer and SME Banking, Bank of Cyprus
Marios Savvides, Executive Director and Deputy CEO of AstroBank Ltd
Dr. Vladimir Zrazhewski, Deputy CEO, RCB Bank

What is the current situation? What to expect in 2019? How business can handle bureaucracy and excessive paperwork? How to guarantee smooth functioning of a business, and timely payments for international contracts? The CRS & FATCA impact on Cyprus-based financial institutions. Automatic exchange of information – the Cyprus case. Implementation of MiFID II, and how it affects finance and investments. Top managers of Cyprus major banks are invited to participate.
Coffee Break.
Third Plenary session.
Legal and practical aspects of IT business in Cyprus.
Nicos Nicolaides, Mayor of Limassol
Aleksej Gubarev, Co-founder and CEO at XBT Holding
Oleg Reshetnikov, Founder at CypRus IT, BD CardPay, exCEO mobile agency PromoRich
Pavel Naumenko, CEO, Helio Games
Sergey Kopov, Founder at 0xGames

Is current IP-Box Tax Regime still competitive? Can Cyprus become the future centre for ICT and R&D? How to establish regional headquarters in Cyprus using it as a hub for software development, system integration, testing services, disaster recovery, R&D, as well as marketing and sales activities? Startup Visa scheme, and its attractiveness for small companies.
Business lunch.
Thematic Session 1.
In Russian with simultaneous translation into English
Deoffshorization and tax transparency in Russia and Cyprus.
Alexander Ovchinnikov, Partner Movchan Advisers, CIO Movchan Group
Angelina Fitoz, Managing Partner at LawitHamilton
Mikhail Sobolev, Partner, Vice-President of Consulco International

Latest news, decisions, regulations, and laws presented by Russian and international experts. How to work with Russia under sanctions? What is the role of Cyprus into International relations with Russia? Amnesty of capitals in Russia – what will happen by February 2019?
Networking Coffee Break.
Thematic Session 2.
State pension system and welfare in Cyprus.

Christos Michaelides, President of Cyprus Federation of Employers and Industrialists
Lena Panayiotou, Director of Industrial Relations & Social Policy Department at the Cyprus Employers
Polyvios K. Polyviou, Industrial Relations & Social Policy Officer at the Cyprus Employers & Industrialists Federation
Phanos Kouroufexis, Associate of the Minister of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance

How is pension calculated? (Each participant may estimate his own.) What level of social security payments is optimal? After what age payments are no longer obligatory? What is the best age to stop working? Who is entitled to social pension? How to solve disagreements with a local welfare office? What benefits are paid to working mothers, single mothers, and students? What other types of state benefits are offered to those working in Cyprus?
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