Marios Tannousis: Growing attendance indicates importance of Summit

In his keynote speech at the 9th International Funds Summit & EXPO currently underway in Limassol, Marios Tannousis, Vice Chairman, CEO, Invest Cyprus, said that Invest Cyprus was playing its role in helping Cyprus through turbulent global times.

In his keynote speech entitled ‘Investment Environment in Cyprus: Challenges and Perspectives,’ Tannousis noted the difficulties of the past few years, some of which are ongoing, and underlined that the funds sector was included in Invest Cyprus’ efforts.

Tannousis expressed optimism for the future and said that while the tech and innovation sector was small, it was able to absorb changes and embrace growth earlier than may have been anticipated.

He also underlined a collaborative spirit had been instrumental for growth, innovation and stability in Cyprus.

He also noted that beyond finances, the current era also placed emphasis on progress for the planet and its people.

On the Summit itself, Tannousis noted that the increased number of delegates at this year’s Summit was an indication of the importance of its role.

He went on to say that sustainability now played a wider role in finance and investment.

“Let this Summit be more than just a learning experience, let it be a call of action to innovate and lead,” Tannousis said, adding that the Invest Cyprus was on hand to be of any assistance.

The 9th International Funds Summit & EXPO and the 36th International Investment Funds Association (IIFA) Annual Conference 23-25 October) are being held by the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA) and the International Investment Funds Association respectively.

The 9th International Funds Summit & Expo will welcome leading fund managers and fund administration specialists from across the world to discuss the evolving regulatory and increasingly competitive landscape in the global asset management sector.

Taking place on 23-24 October at the Parklane, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, in Limassol, the summit has a packed agenda, with key topics including an overview of investment vehicles and asset classes, asset management and financial stability, as well as cross-border distribution.

There will also be an extensive discussion around sustainable investing, which is key when it comes to investing nowadays, as well as FintTech and RegTech in the investment funds industry. The latter will also be discussed in depth, with a special emphasis on managing funds in the AI era and the use of technology to optimise investments.

More than 30 speakers from the international funds industry will be addressing the 9th International Funds Summit & Expo, in the presence of over 500 participants.

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