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CFO Conference 23 May 2018 - Press Release

CFO Conference 23 May 2018 - Press Release

The 1st Conference for CFOs, organised by WTC Cyprus on behalf of ICPAC and its CFO Committee - Wednesday 23rd May at Amathus Hotel, Limassol.

With the participation of more than 130 delegates, the “CFO Conference: Leadership Beyond Finance” was held on Wednesday, 23rd May at the Amathus Hotel in Limassol, organised by World Trade Center Cyprus on behalf of ICPAC and its CFO Committee.

The objectives of the conference covered three broad topics: the role of the CFO in a leadership position, the CFO being technology-smart and how to leverage these two attributes for the overall good of the business.
At the beginning of the conference, the President of the CFO committee of ICPAC, Mr George Hadjineophytou, welcomed the delegates and speakers.  Following a successful completion of the conference, he extended his warm appreciation to the organiser by saying: “on behalf of ICPAC and its CFO committee, I would like to thank everyone for their efforts in making our conference a success.  The conference was well organised and attended and the immediate feedback from the attendees was overall very positive.  We had an excellent team of presenters and panellists, who shared their own experiences with the participants, making the conference very engaging.  WTC Cyprus took care of absolutely everything, down to the last detail, ensuring that the conference ran without a glitch.  I believe that this is the start of an annual event which CFOs will look forward to attending.’’

In his welcoming speech, Mr Mufid Sukkar, Director of WTC Cyprus addressed the fact that WTC Cyprus team was very proud to take on the challenge of organising the first CFO Conference on behalf of the CFO Committee of ICPAC.  Mr M. Sukkar said: “our objective has always been to mount a professional event that would engage the audience of largely CFO professionals from a leadership perspective.  This objective dictated the type of speakers and panellists we invited to share their immense experiences and knowledge.’’

After the conference, Mr M. Sukkar remarked: “I am very happy with the overall organisation of the event and the feedback we have received so far has been glowing and very complimentary.  We thank the CFO Committee of ICPAC and we look forward to further cooperating with them in the future.”

Mr  Jeremy Drew, Managing Partner of Alto Resources UK who was one of the keynote speakers in the conference covering the topic of “Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling” expressed his delight in participating in the event and said: “I was very pleasantly surprised by the entire event but in particular, the blend of the various speakers which was a masterstroke whereby each speaker covered “Leadership Beyond Finance” from different angles but we all converged on to the same point as though we synchronised with one other before-hand; and I assure you we never met before the conference.”

The portfolio of Speakers included Mr Peter Andreou, Master of Ceremonies (Founder and Managing Director of PeopleAchieve, Ms Talita Ferreira (CEO and Founder of Authentic Changing Solutions), Mr Ray Soudah (Founding partner and chairman of MilleniumAssociates), Mr George Giaglis (Director of the Institute For the Future-IFF), Mr Christopher Zenios (Founder & COO Alcaeus Labs ), Mr Jeremy Drew (Managing Partner of Alto Resources UK), Mr George Mountis (Managing Partner at Delfi Partners & Co), Mr Ioannis Malios (Governance, Risk and Compliance at Nest Group), Mr Gregorios Themistocleous (Head of Cyber Security Risk, Assurance & Compliance Services).

Mr Christos Christodoulou, CEO, Trust Insurance Cyprus (Conference Title Sponsor) said: “extremely empowering conference and networking opportunity that inspired and motivated the participants to uncover the CFO role and his/her partnership with the CEO as the absolute vehicle driving the organization to success. Trust Insurance Cyprus was delighted and honoured to be the leading sponsor of this event that rightfully aims to become the annual event on leadership.” 


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