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The Cyprus Diaspora Forum is a flagship event that connects the local community of Cyprus, individuals of Cypriot heritage living around the world, and friends of Cyprus. It seeks to strengthen linkages and build alliances that will fuel Cyprus' growth and development on the global arena. 

Cypriots of the diaspora, world-class experts, community leaders, pioneering individuals from all over the world and fields, diplomats, and government representatives, will come together to participate in vibrant and inspiring panel discussions and fireside chats, addressing relevant issues and contributing to the betterment of Cyprus' growth sectors, while also providing a wealth of knowledge and experience, helping attendees unlock their true potential and taking their growth journey to the next level.


8 MAY 2025 | 09:00  - 10:30


Health is the foundation on which resilient, productive and fair economies and societies are built. The panel discussion will touch on aspects such as:

  • How Cyprus’ healthcare system can reform to better deal with the uncertainties and realise the opportunities of tomorrow

  • Investors eye Cyprus as a hotspot for health sector growth

  • Cyprus is emerging as a hub for pharmaceutical research and development, attracting international companies and fostering local innovation

  • How organisations can build a happier, healthier, and more productive workforce

8 MAY 2025 | 09:00  - 10:30



The modern education system in Cyprus aims to achieve the main goals of cultural and socio-economic development of contemporary society. Given contemporary trends and prospects, various innovations, solutions, and technology are increasingly being incorporated into the educational system. The panel discussion will touch on aspects such as:

  • Digitization

  • Benefits and challenges of applying neural networks to education

  • The transformative power of gamification in education; leveraging gaming mechanics to enhance learning experiences

  • Virtual Reality is becoming a powerful tool for personalised learning

  • Leveraging innovations in STEM education for smart teaching and experiential learning

8 MAY 2025 | 11:15 - 12:00



One of the enduring challenges faced by women entrepreneurs is navigating through gender bias and stereotypes prevalent in the business world. In male-dominated environments, women often find themselves battling against preconceived notions and unequal opportunities. The panel discussion will touch on aspects such as:

  • How women entrepreneurs can turn challenge into opportunity

  • Cultivating a mindset that sees setbacks as a natural part of the entrepreneurial journey

  • Connecting with other women entrepreneurs to amplify one’s impact and build a future where the achievements of one pave the way for the success of many

  • Building a strong business plan that clearly articulates one’s business idea, market opportunities and financial projections


8 MAY 2025 | 11:15 - 12:00


Art and culture have played a significant role in shaping human societies throughout history. They provide a means for creative expression and a way for individuals and communities to communicate with each other. The panel discussion will touch on aspects such as:

  • How art and culture promote social cohesion and facilitate communication and understanding in Cyprus among people from different backgrounds

  • Art and culture can contribute to Cyprus’ social, economic, and political development

  • The role of government and institutions in supporting art and culture

  • Promoting Cyprus as a location for film production

  • Cyprus’ face in Hollywood

8 MAY 2025 | 12:15 - 13:30



The future of branding is very dynamic. Staying ahead of the curve in today’s competitive business market requires a very proactive approach. Organisations that adopt trends early, enjoy increased shares and enhanced brand perception. The panel discussion will touch on aspects such as:

  • The evolution of branding and marketing

  • Data analytics and AI are revolutionising how organisations understand and communicate their brand with their audience

  • Short form content creates a sense of marketing urgency and is well suited for using time sensitive promotions

  • How personalised customer experiences are the most efficient way to popularise one’s brand

  • The future of branding is dependent on honest and transparent communication, which builds trust


8 MAY 2025 | 12:15 - 13:30


In today’s sports landscape, developing and communicating a clear, coherent, and integrated strategy has never been more important. Defining a strategy for sports organisations is unique and different from other traditional companies. The panel discussion will touch on aspects such as:

  • The importance of developing a cohesive strategy is a game plan for creating a winning strategy

  • Unique challenges and competitive dynamics

  • Cyprus’ aim to ride the wave of sports tourism

  • Less-popular sports and the struggle for attention and investment


8 MAY 2025 | 14:30 - 15:45


Climate change is one of today's most pressing issues, and the European Union is working to make Europe the world's first climate neutral continent. Cyprus is one of the European Union members who is committed to achieving this objective. The panel discussion will touch on aspects such as:

  • The Green Deal’s Implementation in Cyprus

  • Cyprus National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP)

  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and environmental objectives

  • Increasing the share of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) in energy consumption

  • Improving energy efficiency

8 MAY 2025 | 14:30 - 15:45



The art of storytelling remains a veritable sales tool. Salespersons regularly look for ways to better connect with audiences. In the realm of journalism, however, storytelling is not just a tool; it is the beating heart that brings news to life.  This panel discussion will resonate well among marketeers, content creators, journalists and media individuals, and will touch on aspects such as:

  • The elements of compelling storytelling

  • How to develop a storytelling strategy

  • Storytelling in journalism and its ability to humanise complex issues

  • Storytelling’s capacity to transcend borders and cultures; creating shared experiences that foster empathy and understanding across diverse audiences


8 MAY 2025 | 16:00 - 17:00


The world of shipping and logistics is always changing. 2025 will be a year of profound investment and focus on the future in many areas. At the same time, the global economy will pose new challenges for Cyprus’ shipping and logistics industry. The panel discussion will touch on aspects such as:

  • Digitalization

  • Economic headwinds

  • Sustainability

  • The last-mile delivery ecosystem

  • Rethinking supply chain strategies to enhance resilience and implement risk management

  • The importance of Cybersecurity

8 MAY 2025 | 16:00 - 17:00



The Cypriot Diaspora should be embraced as hidden assets for our country. Acting as ambassadors of Cyprus abroad, these expatriates have contributed to the economic and cultural life of our country for many decades, at the same time enriching the societies in which they live and work.  The panel discussion will touch on aspects such as:

  • Re-defining the Cypriot narrative and directly linking it with current international and European hot issues

  • The significance of Cyprus’ Diaspora, both for Cyprus and their destination countries

  • How can meaningful connections with Cyprus’ Diaspora be created and nurtured?

  • Fostering stronger ties between Cyprus and the younger generation of Cypriot Diasporans

9 MAY 2025 | 09:00 - 11:00



Behind the push to innovate financial technology is a desire to improve the customer experience by making financial services more accessible, efficient, and user-friendly; it is also contributing to significant changes in traditional financial institutions’ operations. The panel discussion will touch on aspects such as:

  • Cyprus’ financial services sector and its ability to successfully navigate unprecedented levels of uncertainty in recent years

  • The differences between banks and fintech: Exploring their collaboration's opportunities and benefits

  • Current trends and future predictions in banking and fintech

  • Reinvented customer service

  • Cyprus’ strong foundation for new and existing businesses

9 MAY 2025 | 09:00 - 11:00



When it comes to hospitality and tourism trends, it is more than just what is popular on social media. Trends in the hospitality and tourism sectors stem from a constant need to innovate in an ever-changing market, where consumer behaviour, as well as economic, political, and weather factors, can all have an enormous impact on how and why people travel. The panel discussion will touch on aspects such as:

  • The rapid evolution of technology as a key driver of change in the hospitality and tourism sectors

  • Understanding and meeting evolving consumer preferences

  • Cyprus as a destination for 'bleisure' tourism: combining business and leisure travel

  • Addressing economic and geopolitical issues that threaten the island's tourism

  • Plotting Cyprus tourism’s next chapter

9 MAY 2025 | 11:30 - 13:00



Cyprus is fast becoming one of the top emerging investment fund centres in Europe, offering unique access to high-growth markets. Determined to stay at the forefront of industry developments and continuously upgrading its legislative and regulatory regime, Cyprus has developed into a key regional domicile for setting up investment funds and establishing asset management companies for pan-European reach. The panel discussion will touch on aspects such as:

  • Cyprus Market and Economy Analysis

  • Sectors that power the Cypriot Economy

  • Investing in Cyprus: Advantages and Risks

  • Regional and Global influences

  • Investment Funds

  • Corporate Services

  • Private Wealth

9 MAY 2025 | 11:30 - 13:00



In an era dominated by digital innovation, the real estate sector is undergoing fundamental transformation. Traditional methods for property investment and transactions are giving way to an increasing number of online platforms, which provide investors with unprecedented access to a wide range of opportunities. However, with this digital expansion come both possibilities and challenges, which investors must successfully traverse in order to succeed in the ever-changing landscape of real estate investment. The panel discussion will touch on aspects such as:

  • The digital revolution in Real Estate

  • Access to diverse investment opportunities

  • Maximising your ROI: How to choose the right investment property in Cyprus

  • Real Estate Market Outlook 2025

  • Navigating the future of Real Estate investment


9 MAY 2025 | 14:15 - 15:45


Building long-term trust requires a continuous commitment to Cybersecurity excellence. Organisations must continuously assess and adapt their security measures to address evolving threats and vulnerabilities, demonstrating a steadfast dedication to protecting customer data. The panel discussion will touch on aspects such as:

  • Key Cybersecurity technologies and best practices

  • The connection between Cybersecurity and customer trust

  • Building a secure business environment

  • The future of Cybersecurity

9 MAY 2025 | 14:15 - 15:45



In recent years, the legal industry in Cyprus has undergone significant transformation, with firms adjusting to a shifting landscape.  As the sector continues to evolve in response to economic shifts and changing client expectations, legal professionals must consider the impacts and opportunities for tackling these challenges. The panel discussion will touch on aspects such as:

  • Economic pressures

  • Driving new business

  • The Legal and Regulatory Framework for Cyprus Tech Companies

  • Increased adoption of Artificial Intelligence Technology

  • Client experience at the heart of legal delivery

  • Dependable Legal Services for Cyprus’ Diaspora and Foreign Nationals

9 MAY 2025 | 16:00 - 17:15



In creating an innovative nation, Cyprus has taken various steps towards promoting the agenda to commercialise their research output at university and research centres. The panel discussion will touch on aspects such as:

  • Supporting innovators successfully navigate their commercialisation journey

  • Bridging the financial gap between invention and innovation

  • Nurturing a culture of research and innovation in young people

  • Enhancing knowledge transfer among the island’s science community, public and business sectors, and society

  • Placing Cyprus on the global innovation map

9 MAY 2025 | 16:00 - 17:15



This discussion delves deeply into history's role as the greatest teacher, drawing lessons from the past to flourish in the future. As we step into 2025, the world of entrepreneurship continues its dynamic evolution, influenced by cutting-edge technologies, evolving consumer behaviours, and global challenges. Cyprus’ entrepreneurs are set to navigate an ever-changing landscape, where adaptability and innovation remain the driving forces. The panel discussion will touch on aspects such as:

  • The paramount importance of sustainability in business ventures

  • Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and the Internet of Things (IoT): Driving forces in Entrepreneurship

  • The global shift towards remote work

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Embracing Social Impact as a fundamental element of one’s business ventures

  • Resilience in the face of challenges

  • Promoting Entrepreneurship among younger generations

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