EY Cyprus participated as Gold sponsor at the 2nd Annual Capital Link Cyprus Shipping Forum. The Forum took place on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at the Columbia Plaza in Limassol, under the auspices of the Republic of Cyprus, and with the support of the Department of Merchant Shipping, the Cyprus Union of Shipowners, the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA), and several other partners.
- More than 500 delegates attended the forum
- EY Cyprus CountryManaging Partner, Stavros Pantzaris, was the moderator of the panel “The New Energy Landscape – Business & Investment Opportunities”
The Forum was organized by Capital Link with the aim to highlight the significant role of Cyprus as a maritime, energy and logistics hub and as an investment and business destination. The event featured renowned international speakers, important delegates and local experts, in an exchange of ideas on critical industry topics. Major developments and current trends in the shipping and marine services industry were presented, as well as issues pertaining to geopolitical and regulatory developments, technical and commercial fleet management. The Forum provided a deeper understanding of the current state of the shipping and marine services industry, with a clear focus on the opportunities and challenges ahead, and highlighted the competitive positioning and advantages ofCyprus as an industry hub.
The Capital Link Cyprus Shipping Forum provided the opportunity to meet and network with a large, experienced audience of ship owning and offshore executives, institutional investors, research analysts, industry experts, commercial and investment bankers, risk advisors, high net worth investors, representatives of private equity and venture capital firms. The Minister of Transport, Communications and Works, Marios Demetriades, delivered the opening keynote remarks, while the keynote address was provided by Louis Pochanis, Director, International Banking, Wealth & Markets at the Bank of Cyprus.
EΥ, as a Gold sponsor of the Forum, was represented by Stavros Pantzaris, EY Cyprus Country Managing Partner, who delivered the introductory remarks and was the moderator of the panel entitled: “The New Energy Landscape – Business & Investment Opportunities”. In his opening speech, Mr Pantzaris stated:
“There is great potential for Cyprus as a maritime, energy and logistics hub. There are significant reasons why this would be ideal for the global markets, including the country’s strategic location, the high volume of shipping lanes running through the vicinity of Cyprus, and the tremendous opportunities for expansion in regards to being a global oil and gas terminal and a leading energy provider to Europe. EY is working with several business leaders and alongside the government to support the realisation of these developments.”