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THE SECOND

7-10 May 2025     Amara Hotel, Limassol, Cyprus

A cutting-edge business event showcasing Cyprus as an attractive business hub.

2024 Highlights

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The Cyprus Diaspora Forum, founded by Paul Lambis, is a four-day B2B and B2C event that brings together Cypriot diaspora communities, prominent figures from Cyprus' public and private sectors, media, academia, and civic society with the goal of recognising and promoting the importance of Cyprus' diaspora while strengthening relations through entrepreneurship, innovation, philanthropy, cultural and social engagement.

In addition to prominent business professionals and talented Cypriot Diasporans who attend the event, the Cyprus Diaspora Forum attracts a high level of interest from HNWIs and foreign investors interested in the island's growth sectors and its unique investment opportunities.

The event has also piqued the interest of local and international communities interested in networking with Cypriots of the diaspora in their home countries, engaging with Cypriots who have relocated back to Cyprus, and hearing about the multiple advantages of Cyprus from foreign nationals who have either invested or established permanent roots on the island.

The Cyprus Diaspora Forum offers outstanding partnership opportunities, keynote presentations, panel discussion, networking events, and the coveted CYDIA AWARDS, which are held on the final night of the Cyprus Diaspora Forum. This exciting initiative allows Cypriots of the diaspora to connect globally and showcase our wonderful island to the world.

Our aim is to connect Cypriots globally and strengthen relations through entrepreneurship, innovation, philanthropy, cultural and social engagement.

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The Cyprus Diaspora Forum is the perfect arena to meet prominent Cypriots of the diaspora, identify new business opportunities and consolidate partnerships.

Network with a unique mix of local and foreign leaders, including decision-makers and influencers from the public and private sectors.

Be inspired and empowered to think boldly, move confidently, and harness sage business advice and insight from renowned global leaders.

Discover the most recent developments across a wide range of the island's growth sectors and what makes Cyprus a trusted international business centre in the European Union.

Keynote presentations.  Panel Discussions.  Networking Events.

4

days

8

side events

14

growth sectors

30

+

exhibitors

120

+

speakers

250

+

global investors

The Cyprus Diaspora Forum honours and promotes the entrepreneurial and inventive spirit of Cypriot Diasporans, Cypriots, and friends of Cyprus. The event hosts remarkable individuals as keynote speakers and panellists, which bring together a global community for meaningful networking, knowledge exchange, entrepreneurial spotlights, philanthropic causes, and cultural influences. 

 

Below are a few of the prominent individuals who participated as keynote speakers or panellists in the Cyprus Diaspora Forum 2024.  The keynote speakers and panellists for the Cyprus Diaspora Forum 2025 will be announced at a later date.

7 May 2025

19:30 - 23:00  VIP Cocktail Event

Wednesday

8 May 2025

Opening Ceremony

Presentation of  Cyprus Diaspora Forum 2025

Live Entertainment

Opening of Trade Show

'Cyprus through the ages' Art Exhibition

08:30 - 21:00  Day 1

Thursday

08:00 - 09:00   Registration

09:00 - 10:30   Morning Sessions

10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break

11:00 - 13:30   Noon Sessions

13:30 - 14:30   Lunch

14:30 - 17:00   Afternoon Sessions

17:00 - 17:30   Coffee Break

17:30 - 18:30   Fireside Chats

20:00 – 22:00  Networking Events

Panel Discussions -  Main Conference Room

09:00 – 10:30

11:15 – 12:00

12:15 – 13:30

14:30 – 15:45

16:00 – 17:00

17:30 – 18:30

The Future of Healthcare: Changes that are transforming Cyprus' Healthcare Industry

Women in Leadership: Breaking barriers and empowering change

Marketing and Branding: Building connections in a crowded world

Energy and Sustainability: Cyprus' path in the European green deal

Future outlook: Key Shipping and Logistics Trends for 2025 and beyond

Fireside Chat

Panel Discussions -  Conference Room B

09:00 – 10:30

11:15 – 12:00

12:15 – 13:30

14:30 – 15:45

16:00 – 17:00

17:30 – 18:30

The Future of Education in Cyprus: Prospects and Trends

Power of Art: Exploring its impact on Cypriot Society and Culture

Sports: Developing a cohesive strategy to achieve breakthrough results

The Power of Storytelling: Crafting compelling narratives

Diaspora: Harnessing the strength of the Diaspora, through Economic and Security Diplomacy

Fireside Chat

9 May 2025

08:30 - 21:00  Day 2

Friday

08:00 - 09:00   Registration

09:00 - 11:00   Morning Sessions

11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break

11:30 - 13:00   Noon Sessions

13:00 - 14:00   Lunch

14:15 - 17:15   Afternoon Sessions

17:15 - 17:30   Coffee Break

17:30 - 18:30   Fireside Chats

20:00 – 22:00  Networking Events

Panel Discussions -  Main Conference Room

09:00 – 11:00

11:30 – 13:00

14:15 – 15:45

16:00 – 17:15

17:30 – 18:30

Fintech and Banks: Impact and innovations in Financial Technology

Finance and Investment: Strategies for building wealth

Cybersecurity: Protecting against threats and building trust

Innovation and Research Commercialisation: Matching Scientific Innovation with marketplace needs

Fireside Chat

Panel Discussions -  Conference Room B

09:00 – 11:00

11:30 – 13:00

14:15 – 15:45

16:00 – 17:15

17:30 – 18:30

Cyprus’ Hospitality and Tourism sector: The importance of staying ahead of the curve

Real Estate: Navigating the opportunities and challenges of online platforms

Cyprus’ Legal sector: Adjusting to a shifting landscape

Back to the Future: The Business world is rapidly changing

Fireside Chat

10 May 2025

09:00 - 12:00  Networking Events

20:00 - 02:00  CYDIA Awards 2025

Saturday

09:00 - 12:00   Morning Networking Events

20:00 - 02:00   CYDIA Awards 2025

Second annual awards ceremony honouring diaspora individuals in various categories.

Formal event includes dinner and live local and international entertainment.

NOTE: Certain keynote presentations, panel discussions, interviews, and networking events will be televised and livestreamed.

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