Day 1
24 April
Registration. Coffee / tea - break
09:30 - 10:15
Welcome word from the Cyprus IT Forum team. Welcome word by the keynote speaker of the day
10:15 - 10:30
Financial markets: A technological revolution in the making
Mrs Demetra Kalogerou, Chairwoman
Cyprus Securities and Exchange Comission
10:30 - 11:00
Personal experience: Why, how to, and when to bring your business to Cyprus
Pavel Shinkarenko, CEO & Founder
Solar Staff
11:00 - 11:30
Networking. Coffee break
11:30 - 12:00
IP regime in Cyprus: legislation requirements, tax benefits
Alecos Papalexandrou, Partner
12:00 - 12:30
CFC and CRS: 2018 legislation, legal practice
Irina Dmitrieva, Partner
White & Case
12:30 - 13:00
Networking. Lunch
13:00 - 14:30
Human capital in digital era: opportunities in Cyprus
Kyriacos Kokkinos, Member of the Board
14:30 - 15:00
Immigration procedures. From working permit to Cyprus passport
Kyriacos Kacoullis, Co-founder
Profserve Ltd
15:00 - 15:30
Round table: "Digital era in Cyprus: developments, opportunities, prospective solutions from an outside perspective" with the participation of Sergey Orlovskiy (Nival), Andrey Fadeev (Nexters Global), Nick Dvas (
Moderated by Dr Stelios Himonas, Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism of the Republic of Cyprus
15:30 - 16:30
What you need to know about GDPR legislation. Update April 2018
Chrysostomos Filippou, IT Strategist
Moebius Ltd
16:30 - 16:45
Electronic Communications and Cybersecurity in Cyprus
George Michaelides, Comissioner
Office of the Commissioner of Electronic Communications and Postal Regulation.
16:45 - 17:00
Networking. Coffee break. Shuttle Bus: Amathus - Limassol Marina / Old Town
17:00 - 18:00
Sunset Rooftop Coctail Party (for Premium ticket holders and speakers)
18:00 - 00:00
Day 2
25 April
Coffee - break
10:00 - 10:45
Welcome word from the conference director and the keynote speaker of the 2nd day
10:45 - 11:00
The role of technology in the Gambling Industry: Opportunities in Cyprus prospective developments
By Ioanna Fiakkou, Chairwoman
National Betting Authority of Cyprus
11:00 - 11:15
Cyprus economic growth overview: 2015 -2018
Panikos Constantinou, Economic Officer A΄
Directorate of Economic Research and EU Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Republic of Cyprus
11:15 - 11:30
Parimatch: why we choose Cyprus. Personal experience
Sergey Portnov, Managing partner
11:30 - 12:00
Round table: Technological / financial-technological companies in Cyprus. What's new in 2018. With participation of Michael Charalambides (ECOMMPAY), Loukis Louсiades (ECommBX), Igor Mazepa (Concorde Capital), Sergey Portnov (Parimatch)
Moderated by: Andrea Badiola Mateos, Director
Finance Magnates
12:00 - 13:00
Networking. Lunch
13:00 - 14:00
Banking in Cyprus: compliance procedures, services, costs. By Hellenic Bank. (Name of the relevant speaker be confirmed)
Angelos Costa Head of IBU, Limassol
Hellenic Bank
14:00 - 14:30
Roundtable: Real-estate in Cyprus: market recap after 5 years and prospective developments. Participants: George Dokuchaev (Group Sales Director Prime Property), Marios Angelides (Co-founder Roussos & Angelides Valuers), Lyra Amvrosidou (Co-founder/CEO Property Gallery)
Moderated by: Victoria Polevaya, Co-founder
14:30 - 15:00
Opening a Cyprus company: procedure, scope of costs, how-to examples
Maria Panayiotou, Head of Company Administration
LLPO Law Firm
15:00 - 15:30
Networking. Coffee break
15:30 - 16:00
Panel discussion: Current state of human capital market of Cyprus within Russian speaking IT and Game Dev companies.
Participants: Sergey Astakhov (HR manager, IQ Option), Maxim Koltonyuk (Chief Operations Officer, BuzzGuru), Mark Brooker (Global Head of Talent Acquisition, Wargaming), Marianna Hadjiandoniou (Group HR Director, Parimatch)
Moderated by Tanja Loktionova, Founder
16:00 - 17:00
Panel discussion: IT Community in Cyprus. 1 year anniversary
Moderated by Oleg Reshetnikov, CypRus IT Party, Founder and Evangelist
17:00 - 17:30
Personal experience: Animation studio in Cyprus after 5 years
Pavel Muntyan, Co-founder & CEO,
17:30 - 17:50
Closing word by Cyprus IT Forum team and the speakers
17:50 - 18:00
Networking. Coffee break. Shuttle Bus: Amathus - anniversary of CypRus IT Party (stop 1) - pre-party White Nights CEO Summit (stop 2)
18:00 - 19:00