The 8th Limassol Economic Forum

8th Limassol Economic Forum

High profile speakers discuss the Future of European Union

As European Union is celebrating 60 years since its founding treaty was signed in Rome, major questions remain unresolved: The outcome of the Brexit negotiations, the role of Germany and France in Europe, Greece’s debt crisis, relations with the US, Russia and Turkey. The 8th Limassol Economic Forum will discuss the above topics on 20 October 2017, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Limassol.

The Limassol Economic Forum, now in its 8th year, is the biggest and most important business gathering in Cyprus. It has become a major platform of debate on political, economic and business issues in Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean. The Forum engages political, academic and business leaders in a wide-ranging discussion that aspires to improve the state of the broader region and contribute to the worldwide economic debate.

This year’s Forum will look at:
• The European economy and the challenges for 2018
• The future of the European Union
• Brexit: Its impact on the UK and the EU
• Leadership in Europe: The role of Germany
• France’s Role in Europe and European Economy
• The election of US President Donald Trump and how it will affect EU-US relations

More specifically, keynote speakers include:
• Gavin Hewitt, writer, broadcaster, BBC Presenter, former BBC Chief Correspondent and Europe Editor, UK
• Harris Georgiades, Minister of Finance, Republic of Cyprus
• Ricardo Borges de Castro, Adviser on Strategic Foresight, European Political Strategy Centre, European Commission, Belgium
• Roger Bootle, Founder and Chairman, Capital Economics; Specialist Adviser, House of Commons Treasury Committee; Honorary Fellow, Institute of Actuaries; Author & regular columnist, The Daily Telegraph, UK
• Margaret Doyle, Partner, Deloitte North West Europe
• Dr. Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive & Chief Economist, European Policy Centre, Belgium
• Hamza Maata, Chief Executive Officer, Open Diplomacy think thank, France
• Rebecca Nelson, Specialist in International Trade and Finance, Congressional Research Service, USA

Previous success has established the Limassol Economic Forum as the country’s leading economic gathering, at which more than 400 important personalities – among whom are business leaders, entrepreneurs, senior government officials, academics and international experts – discuss major international, regional and local economic issues.