The second Eastmed - London Investment Summit - Cyprus-Greece-lsrael: Propelling a partnership for growth December 3rd
2019 has marked the beginning of a new political period for Europe with a new leadership in Brussels and the ECB but also for Greece with a recently elected new Government at the helm. Against the backdrop of complications in the Brexit process resulting in a December 12th election in the UK, Trump’s protectionist policies and his recent withdrawal from the Paris accord on climate change, will the EU manage to promote a positive agenda on sustainable growth, social cohesion and energ/ security in 2020?
Topics to be discussed include:
- The East—Med Economy: Creating a favourable economic and financial environment
- How will Brexit complications, Trans—Atlantic relations and regional conflicts affect the European economic and political landscape?
- Is Greece's futu re promising after a decade of austerity?
- Will Cyprus manage to overcome the geopolitical challenges in the region and maintain its significant energy role in the Eastern Mediterranean?
- What is the outlook for business and investment for the region from an investment point of view?
At the same time, energy discoveries in the eastern Mediterranean and the strengthening of ties between Cyprus, Greece and Israel create an important potential for the region, which could evolve into a significant energy and business hub. Cyprus and Greece are now in an advantage position to attract investment, while Israel, with its flourishing tech sector, could offer a paradigm for innovation and expertise.
Distinguished speakers have already confirmed their participation including:
- John Peet, political and Brexit editor, The Economist
- Theodoros Skylakakis, deputy minister of finance, Ministry of Finance, Greece
0 Yiorgos Lakkotrypis, minister of energy, commerce and industry of Cyprus
- Nicholas Burns, former US undersecretary of state for political affairs
- Constantinos Herodotou, governor, Central Bank of Cyprus
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- Lord Jonathan Hill, former commissioner for financial stability, financial services and capital
markets union, former leader, House of Lords
- Yaniv Friedman, deputy CEO, Delek Drilling LP, Avner Oil
- Anat Guetta, chair, Israel Securities Authority
- Demetra Kalogerou, chairwoman, Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission
- Evgenios Evgeniou, CEO, PwC Cyprus
- Sotirios Theofanis, Chairman of the BOD & managing director, Thessaloniki Port Authority
- Melina Pyrgou, board member, Invest Cyprus
- Michael Christos G. Charalambides, CEO & MD, EcommBX
- Peter Sanfey, deputy director for country economics and policy, EBRD
The audience is comprised of 150 high ranking representatives from banks, funds, asset managers, venture capitals and potential investors interested in doing business in the region. International press is also invited to take.
Distinguished political, business and financial leaders as well as prominent officials from European and international institutions will take part in this stimulating dialogue to brainstorm, openly debate and put forward new proposals on the issues that the summit will be covering.