The Cyprus International Business Association (CIBA) for the 2nd consequent year collaborated with the Cyprus International Institute of Management (CIIM) to host the  Celebrating Women in Business event, which took place at the Four Seasons Hotel, with huge success. Mrs. Doxia Nikia Hadjivassiliou, President of CIBA and Dr. Theodore Panagotou, Director of CIIM addressed the high number of distinguished guests present, amongst others Ms. Eleni Stavrou, honorouble MP of Limassol and Mr. Suresh Sharma the  Commerce & Culture Attaché of the High Commission of India, Cyprus.

Speakers at the event were:-

• Natasa Pilidies – Shipping Deputy Minister to the President
With presentation title: “Women In Shipping”

• Klea Symeou – Managing Director of Sassy Events International
With presentation title: “My Story”

• Cleo Papadopoulou – Partner Head of Diversity and Inclusion PwC CY
With presentation title: “The Power of Diversity”

These distinguished ladies, through their presentations conveyed the contribution that women were making, to the success and development of the Cyprus economy!
Special guest speaker  at the event was the  International award-winning chocolatier, Joulietta the  CEO Joulietta Chocolatier & Patissier, spoke about competing on a global, male dominated platform and winning the Silver award for her Cyprus inspired Fig & Ouzo chocolate. The audience was pleasantly surprised when they were invited to try this award winning chocolate, and were taken through a chocolate tasting process involving all five senses.

This unique experience was offered by Joulietta Chocolatier & Patissier.





To conclude the event guests were invited to a cocktail reception where they were able to network and promote business!

The event was sponsored by:-


RCB Bank Ltd.







Vassiliko Cement Works Public Company Ltd.