Next stop: Nicosia!
After Brussels, Bratislava, Helsinki, Dublin, London, Madrid and Paris, come celebrate with us our 10th anniversary in Cyprus!
Economic Ideas Forum 2019, Nicosia
19 March 2019, Hilton Park
With the special participation of :
H.E. Nicos Anastasiades, President of the Republic of Cyprus

What is the Economic Ideas Forum?

The Economic Ideas Forum (EIF) is a high-level, award-winning, interactive conference on the most pressing issues facing the economy. After successful past Forums held in Brussels, Bratislava, Helsinki, Dublin, London, Madrid and Paris, our 2019 stop is Nicosia!

Cyprus, which successfully ended its financial assistance programme in 2016, is now one of the fastest growing economies in the Eurozone. As a long-established hub linking Europe with the wider world, Cyprus is also ideally placed to assist in cultivating growth, innovation and the digital economy in its MENA neighbourhood.

Be it the technicalities of Cyprus’s economic success story, welfare of the middle class, energy security and digital innovation in the MENA region and beyond, #EIF19 will be the go-to conference for all connoisseurs interested in novel economic thought. Make sure you reserve your seat and don’t miss out on our high-level speakers and dynamic panels!

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Programme

09:00-09:30   Registration and welcome breakfast

 

09:30-09:40   WELCOME:

                       

Ioannis Kasoulides, President of the Glafkos Clerides Institute and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Cyprus

 

Mikuláš Dzurinda, President of the Martens Centre and former Prime Minister of Slovakia

           

09:40-10:00   KEYNOTE:

                       

H.E. Nicos Anastasiades, President of the Republic of Cyprus

 

10:00-11:00   PANEL 1   The economic success of Cyprus: a template from the Eurozone to the MENA region

 

                        Harris Georgiades, Minister of Finance, Republic of Cyprus

 

Lawrence Gonzi, former Prime Minister of Malta 

 

Maarten Verwey, Director-General and Head of the Structural Reform Support Service, European Commission

 

Yiannis Kafkarides, Chief Editor Kathimerini English Edition

 

Moderated by: Sofia Zacharaki, Deputy Spokesperson, New Democracy, Greece

 

 

11.00-11:30  Coffee break

 

11:30-11:45   KEYNOTE:

 

Averof Neofytou, President of Democratic Rally, Republic of Cyprus

 

11:45-13:00   PANEL 2   Holding the centre ground: reviving Europe’s middle classes

 

Constantinos Petrides, Minister of Interior, Republic of Cyprus

 

Charles de Marcilly, Adviser, European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC), European Commission

 

Pantelis Sklias, Rector of Neapolis University Pafos

 

Rosamaria Bitetti, Policy Analyst, LUISS Guido Carli University

 

Moderated by: Eoin Drea, Senior Research Officer, Martens Centre

 

13:00-14:15  Networking Lunch

 

 

 

14:15-15:30   PANEL 3   Skills, sharing, start-ups: the new digital economy

 

Kick-off: Stavriana Kofteros, Director Digital Transformation & Innovation, Democratic Rally

Natasa Pilides, Deputy Minister of Shipping, Republic of Cyprus and former General Manager of Invest Cyprus

Kyriacos Kokkinos, National Chief Scientist for Research & Innovation, Republic of Cyprus 

 

Panayiotis Philimis, Chairman of the Cyprus Association of Research and Innovation Enterprises and CyRIC Founder

 

Lenard Koschwitz, Senior Director for Global Public Policy, Allied for Startups

 

Moderated by: Michalis Sophocleous, Executive Director of the Glafkos Clerides Institute

 

15.30-16:00  Coffee break 

 

 

 

16:00-17:00   PANEL 4   The geopolitics of global energy security: the MENA region and beyond

 

                        Yiorgos Lakkotrypis, Minister of Energy, Republic of Cyprus

 

H.E. Shmuel (Sammy) Revel, Ambassador of the State of Israel to the Republic of Cyprus

 

Marina Skordeli, Director of the Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence, University of Athens

 

Michalis Tsikalas, Editor in Chief, Kathimerini

 

Moderated by: Roland Freudenstein, Policy Director, Martens Centre

 

17:00-17:15   CONCLUDING REMARKS:

 

                        Tomi Huhtanen, Executive Director of the Martens Centre

 

17:15              Closing cocktail

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Panellists

Averof Neofytou

Averof Neofytou

Eoin Drea

Eoin Drea

Lenard Koschwitz

Lenard Koschwitz

Maarten Verwey

Maarten Verwey

Roland Freudenstein

Roland Freudenstein

Sofia Zaharaki

Sofia Zaharaki

Charles de Marcilly

Charles de Marcilly

Haris Georgiades

Haris Georgiades

Lawrence Gonzi

Lawrence Gonzi

Mikulas Dzurinda

Mikulas Dzurinda

Rosamaria Bitetti

Rosamaria Bitetti

Thomas Spiller

Thomas Spiller

Yiorgos Lakkotrypis

Yiorgos Lakkotrypis

Constantinos Petrides

Constantinos Petrides

Kyriakos Kokkinos

Kyriakos Kokkinos

Marina Skordeli

Marina Skordeli

Natasa Pilides

Natasa Pilides

Shmuel (Sammy) Revel

Shmuel (Sammy) Revel

Tomi Huhtanen

Tomi Huhtanen

10 Years of EIF

A glimpse of previous Forums, here is what you can expect on 19 March

 

 

 

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

 

 

 

 

Practical Info

When: 19 March 2019
Where: Hilton Park Nicosia
Contact the event organiser:
info@martenscentre.eu