Below is the Foreign Direct Investment Expo May 2017 timetable. November 2017 timetable will be updated closer to the event...
Wednesday 17th May
Thursday 18th May
11.00 - 11.30
George Savvides & Pambos Kartoudes
Present Cyprus as an ideal base from which British companies could trade internationally, especially in the light of important developments, such as Brexit, BEPS, etc.
11.45 - 12.15
When approaching foreign markets, don’t underestimate the importance of communicating in the local language. This talk will help you navigate the daunting waters of global communications effectively by discussing the best ways to manage your content with an international view and to interact with language services providers.
12.30 - 13.00
James Houston of Hub Africa is also Chairman of the Nigerian – British Chamber of Commerce UK Network. He will be speaking on the promotion of trade and investment linkages between the UK and Africa. Six out of ten of the World’s fastest growing economies are African and in the next forty years half of the world’s population increase will come from Africa. The seminar will include an overview on sector opportunities including Agro Allied, Creative & Entertainment, Education & Training, Energy, Engineering, Healthcare, Infrastructure & Construction, Logistics, Professional Services, Mining and Technology. The session will address the perceived challenges of operating in Africa and balance these against the opportunities of engaging with fast growing consumer markets.
13.15 - 13.45
For many years, businesses have approached new markets through networking. What networks are there and how do they help? How technology is disrupting the model and reducing the investment needed.
14.00 - 14.30
Company Registration in Mainland, Free Zone & Offshore in Dubai - UAE
14.45 - 15.15
Seminar would be about existing opportunity for trading in IRAN emerging market. Reza would explain how different type of challenge need to be approached to minimise business risk. In addition different methods of merging with IRAN market for new launched product would be discussed briefly.
15.30 - 16.00
After all the hard work in getting the sale, have you considered how & when you will get paid for supplying the products? After all a sale is only a gift until you get paid. We will explore the different methods of how to trade internationally. The risk ladder & the pitfalls & what to look out for. How to get trade finance & the options available.
16.15 - 16.45
In uncertain times it’s not uncommon for business owners to rein in spending and put new projects on ice. But avoiding speculation altogether can be risky in itself. In this seminar we will explore a number of steps you can take to ensure that your business not only survives ‘Brexit’ but flourishes in these times of uncertainty.