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The Summit programme includes welcome addresses, keynote presentations, one-to-one meetings with film and audiovisual companies and networking opportunities during networking cocktail, dinners, excursions and on-site visits to ideal filming locations.

PRELIMINARY AGENDA AT A GLANCE

DAY 1: Tuesday 9th October 2018
ARRIVAL OF INTERNATIONAL GUESTS AND COCKTAIL RECEPTION 

19:45 

Pick-up from Hilton Cyprus Hotel, Nicosia
Tour of Nicosia Old City (Wall, Famagusta Gate, Liberty Monument)
Arrival at Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios Mansion, Tour of the Mansion and Cocktail Reception

22:30

Return to Hilton Cyprus Hotel, Nicosia

DAY 2: Wednesday 10th October 2018
THE CYPRUS FILM SUMMIT 2018

08:15

Pick-up from Hilton Cyprus Hotel & transfer to Filoxenia Conference Centre

08:30-09:15

Registration and coffee 

09:15-09:20

Introduction by the coordinator of the Summit. Melanie Steliou
09:20-09:25

Welcome Address by the Chairman of Invest Cyprus, Michalis P.Michael

09:25-09:35

Cyprus Economic Outlook” by the Minister of Finance, Harris Georgiades

09:35-9:50

"The hospitality side of Cyprus: Imagine the possibilities and experience the potentials" by the Chairman of the Cyprus  Tourism Organisation, Angelos Loizou

09:50-10:00

Doing Business in Cyprus” by the Director General of Invest Cyprus, George Campanellas 

10:00-10:20

Presentation and video “Cyprus, a Natural Film Studio” by the Director of the Press and Information Office, Sophie Michaelides

10:20-10:40 "The Cyprus Film Scheme" by the Head of Filming Unit at Invest Cyprus and Chairman of the Filming Plan Assessment Committee (F.P.A.C.), Lefteris S.Eletheriou
Lefteris S. Eleftheriou

10:40-11:40

Panel Discussion “Filming in Cyprus”

Panelists:
• Peter Dunphy, Producer, Tax and Funding Specialist
• Paul Iacovou, Producer Director
• Munro Forbes, Television Production Consultant
• Diomidis Nikitas, Secretary of the Cyprus Cinema Advisory Committee SEKin at the Ministry
  of Education & Culture, Representative of Eurimages, Representative of the European Film
  Promotion EFP and Member of the European Film Academy, Documentary Director.
• Andreas Pantzis, Producer Director

Joined also by:
• Lefteris S. Eleftheriou, Head of Filming Unit at Invest Cyprus and Chairman of the Filming Plan
  Assessment Committee (F.P.A.C.)

Moderator:
• Chris Economides, Producer/Director, Mass Media Expert, Business Consultant

11:40-11:50

Q & A Session

11:50-12:00

Coordinator's Closing Remarks

12:00-13:30

Networking Lunch / One-on-One Meetings

14:00

Pick-up from Filoxenia Conference Centre
Tour of Lefkara Village

18:00

Return to Hilton Cyprus Hotel, Nicosia

19:00

Pick-up from Hilton Cyprus Hotel, Nicosia

19:30

Cocktail Reception at the Presidential Palace (Dress Code: Cocktail Attire)

21:00

Return to Hilton Cyprus Hotel, Nicosia

Day 3:  Thursday 11th October 2018
EXCURSION / SITE VISITS TO FILMING LOCATIONS

 09:30           

 

Pick-up from Hilton Cyprus Hotel, Nicosia
Tour of Kakopetria, Troodos Mountains, Platres Village            

13:30-15:30

Tour of Omodos Village (Wine Tasting and Lunch at "Oenou Yi" Winery)
Tour of Kourion Ancient Theatre and Aphrodite’s Rock

19:30

Limassol Castle and Dinner at a restaurant near by

22:30

Return to Hilton Cyprus Hotel, Nicosia

Day 4:  Friday 12th October 2018
EXCURSION / SITE VISITS TO FILMING LOCATIONS* / DEPARTURE OF INTERNATIONAL GUESTS

 09:00      

Pick-up from Hilton Cyprus Hotel, Nicosia
Tour of Agios Sozomenos Village, Larnaca Salt Lake, Finikoudes Beach and
Agios Lazaros Church & Square             

13:00

Tour of Ayia Napa Monastery, Cape Greco (caves), Ayioi Anargyroi

14:00

Lunch at Cliff Bar, Grecian Park Hotel, Konnos Bay, Protaras
17:00

Return to Hilton Cyprus Hotel, Nicosia