16 – 18 October 2016 | Limassol, Cyprus
We are pleased to announce the launch of BestInvest Cyprus, the second annual Cyprus Investment Conference and Exhibition. The BestInvest Conference is a 1-day event providing a balanced and comprehensive assessment of the Cyprus economy and investment opportunities. It is oriented towards practitioners and provides a state-of-the-art review of main issues and opportunities.
A key differentiator of the BestInvest Cyprus Conference is our focus on attracting investors to Cyprus. We have arranged a group of investment funds, International professional investment consultants, high net worth individuals and other qualified investors and business people to take part in our event. Last year (October 2015) we had 160 professionals from 14 countries. In 2016 we work hard to attract more people and more countries to participate in this conference.
A key part of the BestInvest Cyprus Conference is the Investment Exhibition, comprising 20 exhibition stands featuring 45-50 investment projects. The Exhibition will be open to the public and will take place on 16-17 October.
In order to view investment opportunities in Cyprus, Site Visits will be organised for the BestInvest participants. Conference organisers are able to receive private tours requests and provide with transport and guides.
Saturday-Sunday, October 15-16
Arrival of participants and guests of honour, free time. The Organisers meet participants at Larnaca and Paphos airports and provide transport to Limassol.
Sunday, October 16
18:00 – 18:45 Presentation highlighting several investment projects.
19:00 – 20:30 Official Opening Ceremony of the BestInvest Exhibition.
Cocktail Reception for 200 selected prominent investors and investment specialists and 100 VIP guests (political and business leaders).
The Invest in Cyprus Exhibition show-cases 45-50 leading investment opportunities drawn from the sectors of property development, renewable energy, shipping, tourism, digital and high technology. Each of 20 exhibitors has an established track record and will be presenting one or more investment opportunities targeting different financial levels.
Monday, October 17
08:15 – 08:45 Registration. Morning coffee
08:50 – 09:15 Official Opening Ceremony
09:15 – 11:00 Plenary Session 1: Investment Perspectives Cyprus and Europe
Cyprus was able to return its economy to stable growth in only three years – what made it possible? Analysis of the current economic situation in Cyprus and forecast for economic development for 2016-2017.
Political review: What is the status of negotiations? Economic review: GDP, unemployment, NPLs, oil & gas, etc.
Impact of International tax development in doing business in Cyprus. New laws and regulations. What changes to expect in the nearest future?
What measures have been recently introduced in Cyprus and EU to protect foreign investment issues? Overview of incentives for investors. The increasing importance of risk and hedging policies. How new efforts to exchange fiscal information will influence asset management and investment consulting.
Cyprus Trusts and the new liquidity paradigm. How to use all the benefits of Cyprus trust legislation for international investment activities? How trusts can help to avoid and manage family and partnership disputes?
11:00 – 11:20 Networking Coffee Break
11:20 – 13:00 Plenary Session 2: Investment Opportunities in Cyprus
This session provides a realistic assessment of economic risks and opportunities in Cyprus for foreign and local companies and individuals.
Investment opportunities in specific industries: infrastructure projects overview, banking sector review, trade and economic cooperation development.
Prospects of cross-industry restructuring and large-scale public sector privatization.
Tourism Investments: presentation of recent investments in hotels and other tourism properties in Cyprus, including trends in hotel investments, prices, occupancy, arrivals, etc.
Cyprus real estate: an era of recovery and changes. Overview on prices, tendencies, new property projects.
Investment Funds: how Cyprus is being transformed into one of the leading European investment funds centres? Regulations of Fund management and practical aspects of fund administration.
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 16:00 Afternoon Thematic Sessions.
Cyprus as an Investment Holding Location: Competitive Environment after the Panama Papers.
This panel looks at high Cyprus is faring in the competitive world of attracting investments after the Panama Papers. Speakers will overview new requirements on reporting, ultimate beneficial owners, Incentives for high net worth individuals and company tax prospects.
New Investments Transforming Cyprus
National Casino Project. Science Technology Park. Larnaca Harbour. Paralimni Marina. State privatization progress.
Private Property Investments
Presentation on the latest private developments in Cyprus property sector, including completed transactions, sources of investment, Immovable Property Tax, title deeds, non-performing housing loans and foreclosures and mortgage and price data.
Renewable Energy, Technology and Shipping Investments
Presentation of latest developments in renewable energy in Cyprus, the high technology sector in Cyprus, including start-ups and new ventures and shipping industry.
Investor Mobility, Residency and Citizenship Overview: Europe and Cyprus
Globalisation has made “moving with your wealth” more practical. Obtaining residency or citizenship of an EU country a businessman can simplify wealth, succession and business planning. This session explores the opportunities, the key considerations and the results which can be achieved.
16:00 - 16:30 Afternoon Coffee Break
16:30 – 17:15 Closing Plenary Session: Expert views.
Economic Development Strategy in Cyprus and Europe.
Tuesday, October 20
Foreign participants may go around Cyprus for free guided private inspection tours (4-10 people each) of the featured investment projects.
Wednesday, October 21
The Organisers arrange group transfers to Larnaca and Paphos airports.
*The program may have changes. All speakers and final topics to be confirmed by 1st of July 2016