September 24th, 2018


Capitalizing on the long-established track record of organizing highly successful large-scale investment conferences in major industry centers around the world, the “2nd Capital Link Invest in Cyprus” Forum will be held on September 28th, 2018, at The Metropolitan Club in New York City. The Forum is organized at the initiative and active support of the Cyprus Union of Ship-owners and in cooperation with the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency. Hellenic Bank is the Lead Sponsor, while Deloitte and EY are the Grand Sponsors.

The conference aims to raise awareness about Cyprus as a global business and investment destination to a wider investor audience through a prestigious, high caliber, high impact event in New York City. It will feature the developments and reforms in the Cypriot economy and the Cypriot government’s program for the economy and investments. It will also feature political and business leaders and decision makers from both public and private sectors, including the CEOs of major Cypriot organizations, senior executives of US and international companies active in the region, and:

  • H.E. Nicos Anastasiades, President – Republic of Cyprus, will deliver the Keynote address of the Forum
  • Ηon. Harris Georgiades, Minister of Finance of the Republic of Cyprus, will deliver Keynote remarks on “The Economy of Cyprus – Developments & Outlook”
  • Hon. George Lakkotrypis, Minister of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism of the Republic of Cyprus, will deliver Keynote remarks on “Cyprus as a Regional Energy Hub”
  • Hon. Natasa Pilides, Deputy Minister of Shipping of the Republic of Cyprus, will deliver keynote remarks on “Cyprus as a Regional Maritime & Logistics Industry Hub”

The event provides a high-level informative platform for the US investment, financial and business communities on the investment and business opportunities, including opportunities arising out of the oil and gas exploitation at the Cypriot Exclusive Economic Zone, with Cyprus enhancing its position as an energy, shipping and logistics hub.



To register please visit the link: http://forums.capitallink.com/cyprus/2018/signup.html   


Welcome remarks: Mr. Nicolas Bornozis, President – Capital Link.


Introduced by: Mr. Nicolas Nicolaou, President – Cyprus – US Chamber of Commerce

Cyprus as an Investment & Business Destination

Section remarks: Mr. Michalis P. Michael, Chairman – Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency


The Economy of Cyprus – Developments & Outlook

Keynote Remarks: H.E. Harris Georgiades, Minister of Finance Republic of Cyprus


Introduced by: Mr. Costas Kellas, CEO – Objecutive, Inc.; Former President – Hellenic American Bankers Association

Presentation / Remarks: Mr. Phivos Stasopoulos, General Manager, Business Division – Hellenic Bank

Banking & Financial Services (Panel Discussion)

Moderator: Mr. Frank Miller, Partner – Shearman & Sterling


  • Mr. John Patrick Hourican, Chief Executive Officer – Bank of Cyprus
  • Mr. Emilios Kyriacou, Managing Director, Citi Country Officer: Greece & Cyprus – Citibank Europe Plc.
  • Mr. Stephanos Kassianides, General Manager, International Business Banking – Eurobank Cyprus
  • Mr. Phivos Stasopoulos, General Manager, Business Division – Hellenic Bank


Introduced by: Mr. Aristos Constantine – Cyprus Trade Commissioner

Cyprus as a Regional Energy Hub

Keynote Remarks: H.E. Yiorgos Lakkotrypis, Minister of Energy, Commerce, Industry & Tourism, Republic of Cyprus

Cyprus as a Regional Energy Hub – Business & Investment Opportunities in Energy (Panel Discussion)

Moderator: Mr. Stavros Pantzaris, Country Manager Partner – EY Cyprus


  • Mr. Ed Cox, Director – Noble Energy
  • Mr. Yaniv Friedman, Deputy CEO – Delek Drilling
  • Mr. Varnavas Theodossiou, Lead Country Manager & Vice-President – ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Cyprus (Offshore) Limited
  • Mr. Gianni Di Giovanni, Chairman – Eni Petroleum Co. Inc.


Cyprus as a Regional Maritime & Logistics Industry Hub

Keynote Remarks: H.E. Natasa Pilides, Deputy Minister of Shipping, Republic of Cyprus

The Shipowners’ Perspective (Panel Discussion)

Maritime Expertise and Infrastructure in Cyprus – Cyprus as an Operational Hub

Moderator: Mr. Costas Georghadjis, Audit Partner – Deloitte


  • Mr. Polys Hajioannou, CEO – Safe Bulkers; Vice President – Cyprus Union of Shipowners
  • Mr. Andreas Hadjiyiannis, President – Cyprus Sea Lines Shipping; President – Cyprus Union of Shipowners
  • Mr. Andreas Hadjipetrou, Managing Director – Columbia Shipmanagement
  • Capt. Eberhard Koch, Chairman, CEO & Partner – Österreichischer Lloyd Seereederei (Cyprus) Ltd.


Introductory Remarks: Mr. Andreas Hadjiyiannis, President – Cyprus Sea Lines Shipping; President – Cyprus Union of Shipowners

Keynote Address: H.E. Nicos Anastasiades, President – Republic of Cyprus


Mr. Matthew Palmer, Deputy Assistant Secretary – European and Eurasian Affairs – US Department of State



CIPA • Bank of Cyprus • Citibank Europe Plc. • Columbia Shipmanagement • Cyprus Sea Lines Shipping • Cyprus Union of Shipowners • Delek Drilling • Deloitte • Eni Petroleum Co. Inc. • Eurobank Cyprus • ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Cyprus (Offshore) Limited • EY Cyprus • Hellenic Bank • Noble Energy • Objecutive, Inc. • Österreichischer Lloyd Seereederei (Cyprus) Ltd. • Safe Bulkers • Shearman & Sterling



IN COOPERATION WITH: Cyprus Union of Shipowners, Invest Cyprus (Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency)  



LEAD SPONSOR: Hellenic Bank


SPONSORS: Columbia Shipmanagement, Eurobank Cyprus, Safe Bulkers, Shearman & Sterling

SUPPORTING SPONSORS: Cyprus US Chamber of Commerce, Flott & Co. PC Attorneys, Osterreichischer Lloyd Shipping, Treppides



MEDIA PARTNERS: All About Shipping • Ant1 • Banking News • Cosmos 91.5 NY • Country Profiler • National Herald • European Business Review • Greek Reporter • Hellas Journal by Mignatiou.com • Hellenic News of America • MC Media • NGTV • TV One • World Energy News


SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS: Ahepa • AHI-American Hellenic Institute • EMBCA-Eastern Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance • Greek American Chamber • Greek Energy Forum • HABA-Hellenic American Bankers Association • HACC-Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce • HALC-Hellenic American Leadership Counsil • THI-The Hellenic Initiative • Leadership 100 • The Rotary Club of New York • Wista Cyprus • Wista International • Wista Hellas • Wista USA


For further information, please contact:

NEW YORK // Mrs. Olga Bornozi & Mrs. Eleni Bej

Tel. +1 212 661 75 66 – Email: [email protected] ; [email protected]  


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Founded in 1995, Capital Link is a New York based investor relations, financial communications and advisory firm with a strategic focus on the maritime, commodities and energy sectors, MLPs, as well as Closed-End Funds and ETFs.  Based in New York City, Capital Link has presence in London, Athens & Oslo. Capital Link is a member of the Baltic Exchange and works very closely with the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ and the London Stock Exchange as well as with major international and supranational organizations and industry associations in the areas of the firm’s strategic concentration.

Our proactive approach, which integrates Investor Relations, Information Technology and Media, enhances awareness and branding for our clients through tailored outreach programs targeting analysts, institutional and individual investors and the financial media complemented by extensive and uniquely powerful marketing platforms. Capital Link offers a full suite of services including strategic and corporate advisory, investor relations, media relations, public and industry relations and the organization of corporate events. Capital Link is also known for the organization of large scale, high quality Investment Forums focusing on maritime transportation and U.S. investment products in key industry centers, such as New York, London, Athens, Limassol, Shanghai, Singapore and as of this year in Tokyo. We organize twelve to fourteen conferences annually, of which seven are focused on the maritime sector. The Capital Link Investment Forums feature industry leaders and draw the elite of the global financial and investment communities. The Capital Link brand is widely-recognized and valued worldwide by participants in these communities for combining rich informational and educational content with as well as superior networking opportunities. In addition to conferences, Capital Link organizes Webinars focusing on investment strategies, sectors, critical topics of interest to the investment community and company presentations. Capital Link’s global marketing platform enhances the visibility and reach of these events on a global scale that lasts well beyond the date on which each event is held, becoming a continuous reference point for market participants.

Capital Link’s efforts have been recognized by the 2011 Lloyds’s List Greek Shipping Awards, in 2012 and 2013 by the InterContinental Finance Magazine and in 2016 by the Wealth & Finance Magazine, Also, by the International Propeller Club of the United States and AHI-American Hellenic Institute.