VP Bank Experts – Keynotes INVITATION

Wednesday, 27 October 2021
Amathus Beach Hotel Limassol


 “Competence is our global language. Always with a local accent”. We have the pleasure of inviting you to our special VP Bank Experts – Keynotes event on Wednesday, 27 October 2021 at the Amathus Beach Hotel in Limassol. Join us for an insightful evening with our international partners discussing the future of the service industry in Cyprus.

Thomas Westh Olsen, Head of Private Banking Central & Eastern Europe and Member of the Executive Management at VP Bank (Switzerland) Ltd will provide you with some insights about VP Bank group, a fine and solid medium sized Bank with a strong focus on Eastern European clients. Additionally, he takes the opportunity to give some updates to Switzerland as a politically stable place with a special focus on Zurich as a reputable financial center. The second part of the programme is dedicated to current changes in the global landscape that are also set to affect the service industry in Cyprus. Our host for this panel discussion will be Marios Tannousis, Deputy Director General and Head of HQ Unit at Invest Cyprus. Three experts will offer their insights into challenges that the fiduciary and banking industries are experiencing. They will share their thoughts and opinions on current developments in Cyprus on regulatory topics but will also discuss the competitive advantage of Cyprus and the Cypriot tax system and how it compares to other jurisdictions, as well as opportunities for the future.

At this specialist event you will explore how the future of Cyprus as a financial centre could look. The programme is rounded off by a flying dinner, where we warmly invite you to exchange your views and ideas with our specialists. It would be an honour to welcome you as one of our esteemed guests. Please register as soon as possible by sending an e-mail to ciba@ciba-cy.org.

There is no charge to participate at this event, however, registration is imperative.


Wednesday, 27 October 2021


5 p.m.

Welcoming of guests and registration
Welcome drink


5.30 p.m.

Opening speech
Thomas Westh Olsen

Member of the Executive Management Board, VP Bank (Switzerland) Ltd


6 p.m.

Outlook and challenges for Cyprus as a financial services centre


Participants at the panel discussion:


Andreas Pishias
General Secretary, Cyprus International Businesses Association


Charalambos G. Prountzos
Advocate, Partner, Prountzos & Prountzos LLC
EY Central, Eastern, Southeastern Europe & Central Asia Law Leader | Head of Law & Funds, Cyprus

Eftychios Eftychiou

Partner, Tax Advisory, PwC Cyprus


Hosted by

Marios Tannousis
Deputy Director General and Head of HQ Unit, Invest Cyprus

Question and answer session


7 p.m.

Flying dinner and networking


Around 9.30 p.m.

End of event







Amathus Beach Hotel Limassol
75 Amathounta Avenue
Limassol 4532, Cyprus




Information on the current COVID-19 situation


The health and safety of our event participants is our top priority. The safety concepts and measures at each event location and the local regulations applicable in the context of the coronavirus pandemic will be strictly adhered to. Participation in the event is at your own risk. Depending on the situation and requirements, the program of the event may be adjusted at short notice.

To ensure a safe and unrestricted event experience, all participants are asked to show proof of a COVID certificate upon arrival. This certificate provides proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative test result.