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Stages and Preliminary Agenda

Day 1 Timeline:

DAY 1 – Thursday 3 October 2024

15:30 - 20:00
15:30 - 16:00
15:30 - 17:30
16:00 - 16:45
16:45 – 17:30
15:30 – 18:00
16:00 – 16:45
16:45 – 17:15
17:15 – 18:00
16:30 – 18:30
16:30 – 17:00
17:00 – 17:45
17.45 – 18:30
18:00 – 19:00
18:00 – 20:00
18:00 – 18:30
18:30 – 19:15
19:15 – 20:00
19:15 – 20:00
Including parallel events
Registration
 THE ASK ME ANYTHING STAGE 

Successful entrepreneurs from a variety of sectors reveal the highlights of their entrepreneurial journeys to an audience of aspiring entrepreneurs and students, and discuss with them everything they want to know about running a successful business.

 Ask me anything 

Panel discussion followed by an interactive Q&A Session

Successful entrepreneurs reflect on their career journeys and the audience, including University students, get a chance to ask them everything they want to know about running a successful business.

 Masterclass: How to Fund your Business 
  • Banking 101: Starting and nurturing a positive relationship with a Bank

  • EU and Government Funding: Options and Opportunities

Experts on traditional and alternative funding methods give a practical masterclass to aspiring entrepreneurs on the crucial issue of securing finance for their new venture

 THE PIONEERS STAGE 

Join a group of entrepreneurs who spearheaded innovation with their disruptive business ideas and find out how they succeeded in introducing new products, new services, and whole new areas of activity to the business world of Cyprus.

 Panel Discussion: Enter the Stage of the “Never Been Done Before” in Cyprus 

An “out of the box” panel discussion with entrepreneurs who succeeded in areas different than the rest. They will each reveal the inception process of their unique business ideas, their disruptive plans and the key factors that enabled them to succeed. 

 Sustainability Masterclass 

By an expert in the field.

 Panel Discussion: Made in Cyprus Innovators 

A discussion with business owners promoting 
agrotourism, traditional products and alternative, 
innovative products, some smaller in size and 
some from remote areas of the country.

 THE GAMECHANGERS’ STAGE 

The entrepreneurs who, through their business drive and fresh approach, were able to transform an entire sector of the Cyprus economy. Meet the disruptors in retail, FMCG, logistics, hospitality, financial services and more.

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 Panel discussion: Game changers in their respective fields discuss how their vision transformed not just their business activities but the whole sector in which they operate 

Hear from entrepreneurs who completely changed the landscape within their respective sectors in Cyprus.

 Panel discussion “From Seed to Plant” 

Hear from the founders of startups which are now successful businesses. How did they beat the odds? What made them stand out from the rest and fly instead of crash?

LIVE PODCAST

A live podcast will be organised in the centre of town, with interviews, interesting commentary and interaction with the public.

 THE COCKTAIL STAGE 

Not your average business event. Join us over cocktails, to hear from a group of dynamic, young and older entrepreneurs as they chat in a relaxed environment about the highs and lows of their entrepreneurial journeys, their life views and make or break moments. To be followed by more drinks, and an equally enjoyable stand-up comedy session.

 Registrations + grab your drinks 
 Not your run-of-the-mill panel 

Join a group of dynamic, disruptive, young and older entrepreneurs as they chat in a relaxed environment, over cocktails, about the highs and lows of their entrepreneurial journeys, their life views and make or break moments.

 Stand-up session by Stage Master 
 The Party continues 

Music (DJ), drinks and networking

DAY 2 – Friday 4 October 2024

15:30 - 20:00
15:30 - 16:00
15:30 - 17:30
16:00 – 16:45
16:45 – 17:30
15:30 – 17:30
16:45 – 17:30
16:30 – 18:15
16:30 – 17:00
17:00 – 17:20
17:20 – 17:40
17.40 – 18:15
17.00 – 17:30
17:00 – 19:00
17:00 – 17:30
17:30 – 18:15
18:15 – 19:00
18:30 – 19:00
18:30 – 21:00
18:30 – 21:00
20:00 – 21:00
21:00
Including parallel events
Registrations
THE GEN A STAGE

Tailored to a Gen A Audience, this Stage includes an A-Z Masterclass on Entrepreneurship and interaction with aspiring entrepreneurs between the ages of 15 and 18.

 The Gen A, A-Z Entrepreneurship Masterclass 

Masterclass by entrepreneur and inspirational speaker

 Next-Gen Stars, the Stage is Yours 

5 Junior Achievement teams are given the floor for 5 minutes each to present their entrepreneurial idea. The audience gets to ask each team 3 questions. A small award presented to all teams at the end.

CONQUER THE WORLD STAGE

The minds behind Cypriot companies that conquered the world with their exports and international presence reveal how they grew beyond the boundaries of Cyprus. In the second part of the evening, renowned Cypriots excelling abroad take the stage and reflect on their career journeys.

Panel Discussion: From local to global: The rise of the Cypriot export masters and global presence builders

Acclaimed Cypriot business owners who transformed their companies from local players to major exporters share the stage with entrepreneurs who broke the boundaries of Cyprus to create international presence. Join them to discover the skills, steps and mindset required for global success.

 Panel Discussion: Making it Overseas 

Adopting a different take on “conquering the world”, this panel discussion will host Cypriots who are thriving abroad, as they talk about the milestones, the pitfalls and the highlights of their illustrious careers.

 THE GLOBAL ENTREPRENEUR STAGE 

Two renowned entrepreneurs from abroad share their success stories. Next Up - Entrepreneurship 101: A Comprehensive Masterclass. 

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Keynote Speech by an acclaimed international entrepreneur

An internationally renowned entrepreneur speaks about his/ her journey and key ingredients for success.

Fireside chat with acclaimed international entrepreneur

An internationally renowned entrepreneur is interviewed about his/ her journey and key ingredients for success.

 Entrepreneurship 101: A Comprehensive Masterclass 

One central Masterclass by one of the above entrepreneurs on the key to entrepreneurial success.

 LIVE PODCAST 

A live podcast will be organised in the centre of town, with interviews, interesting commentary and interaction with the public.

 THE NEW GEN LEADERS’ STAGE 

Resilience is key to business success. A far greater accomplishment than making it big, is to ensure long-term sustainable growth. Join young and older entrepreneurs as they discuss the challenges of remaining lean, effective, responsible, relevant and successful.

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Panel Discussion: Passing the torch from one Generation to the next

Join entrepreneurs from current and upcoming generations in a candid discussion about business continuity. Where and how do diverse viewpoints meet to create incremental value?

Panel Discussion: The New Gen Challenge – Paving the Way Forward  

The new generation of young leaders unveils their vision and strategy for future growth in an interactive discussion exploring the challenges of building upon success.

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THE TETE A TETE STAGE

The Grand Finale of the Festival. 3 heart-to-heart interviews with 3 acclaimed entrepreneurs.

 Stand-up Session with a comedian from abroad 
            The Grand Party         

A grand ending to the grand finale with a bustling party incorporating all the elements from previous events:

  • Music

  • Street food

  • Cocktails

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