Schedule and Dates

Schedule and Dates2019-03-03T11:51:00+02:00

The 2nd Annual Cyprus Career Expo will take place on 2-3 March 2019, at the Filoxenia Conference Centre in Nicosia.

In addition to a large expo hall, the CCE conference portion consists of presentations, seminars and discussion panels, featuring HR Managers and important company executives from Cyprus and abroad.

Entrance to the Expo and Conference is free for everyone but we suggest reserving your spot for a specific session, as seats are limited.

The Expo’s operating hours are Saturday 2 March: 11:30-20:00 and Sunday 3 March: 10:00-20:00


11:00 | Inauguration Ceremony

Inauguration Speeches

11:30 | Conference Commencement

11:30-12:00 | Inspirational Fireside Conversation

Alex Loizou, Co-Founder,

Alex Loizou, the idea behind and its roadmap to success.
Alex Loizou talks about his start-up, launch and take-off of and unfolds the key success factors of his career

Coordinator: Maro Ftelleha Markidou, Head and Co-Founder, Life Changing Ideas

12:00-13:15 | Prospects, Funding and Career Opportunities for Young People

Welcome Note: Constantinos Kloudas, Managing Director, Enoros Consulting


EU Careers: Career Opportunities at the EU level, Michalis Stylianou, Political Analyst, EU Representation in Cyprus. 


Funding and special schemes on offer, Christos Photiades, Senior Officer, Ministry of Energy, Trade, Industry and Tourism


Jobs, careers and employability trends, Stelios Mitides, Human Resources Officer, Human Resource Development Authority


Youth Programs and opportunities, Petros Nicolaou, Cyprus Youth Organisation

Coordinator: Konstantinos Kloudas, Managing Director, Enoros Consulting Ltd

Coffee and snacks – Sponsored by the European project In4COHESION

14:30-15:00 | Panel Discussion

Jobs and skills in demand – Insights from Three Key Recruiters

Angelos Louis, Director, RED HR Solutions
Georgina Erotokritou , Group HR Manager, Digital Tree
Panayiotis Thrasyvoulou, Director/Head of People Advisory Services, EY Cyprus & President Cyprus Human Resource Management Association

Coordinator: Michalis Tyrimos, CEO,

15:00-16:30 | Meet the Companies

Meet the Big Employers in Cyprus

Get to know our culture and the talent we seek
Presentations by key professionals

Melco Resorts and Entertainment, Fotini Masia & Kyriacos Yiangou, HR Department
Zorbas Bakeries, Emilios Rotsides, Group HR Manager
Wargaming, Valentinos Polycarpou, General Manager/Head of Global HR Operations & Services
ΙQ Option, Stephanie Michael, Senior HR Officer

16:30-17:00 | Informational Session

Should I become an Accountant?

Studies, ACA / ACCA Professional Qualifications and Career Prospects

Georgia Cottis, Director, Globaltraining

17:00-17:30 | Inspirational Shot

The neuroscience of motivation: drive yourself to success

Valentina Kislaya, Founder and CEO, Phoenix Leaders

Note: Presentation will be conducted in English

17:30-19:00 | Meet the Executive

The life and job routine of a Marketing Executive, a Financial Controller, an Advertising Consultant and a Mentor/Youth Advisor?

Find out what the following professionals do on a daily basis:

Nasia Leonidou, Director of Marketing, University of Nicosia
Sotiris Kambanelas, Financial Controller, Melco Resorts and Entertainment
Leonidas Alexandrou, Transformational Youth Mentor – “You’ve found a job, but now it’s difficult! Adapting and blending in”

Pavlos Charalambides, Managing Director, MGR Human Resources

20:00 Expo Hall Closes

All presentations will be in Greek, except for the presentation “The neuroscience of motivation: drive yourself to success” (in English)

10:00 | Expo Hall Opens

Meet the exhibiting companies in the Expo Hall

11:45 | Conference Commencement

11:45-12:45 | Entrepreneurship – Opportunities and Challenges

11:45-12:05 | From the Lab to the Market
Cyprus Seeds funding opportunities, funding and support program for academic innovative research
Maria Markidou Georgiadou, Chief Executive Officer, Cyprus Seeds

12:15-12:45 | From Freelancer to Entrepreneur – How to launch your own business
Polis Xinaris, Founder and General Manager of P.A.X Social Media, Social Media & Digital Marketing


12:45-13:45 | Meet the Executive

 The job and daily routine of a Partner at one of the Big 4, an Advertising Pioneer and an Operations Manager at a Digital Media House

Find out what the following professionals do on a daily basis:

Maria Karantoni, Partner KPMG
Stelios Anastasiades, Managing Director, Telia & Pavla BBDO
Phanos Demetriou, Operations Manager, Digital Tree


15:00-15:30 | Role Play

How NOT to get hired!
Production by Tasos Constantinou of

A play about the difficulties encountered during an interview, through which you will identify regular mistakes done, as well as identify smart and desirable ways to approach interview questions 

15:30-16:30 | Meet the Companies

Meet Big Employers in Cyprus

Get to know our culture and the talent we seek
Presentations by key professionals

McDonald’s, Chrysoulla Rossidou, HR Consultant

IKEA, Efthymia Kosmidou, HR Generalist

TSYS, Kenneth Cuschieri, Director, Human Resources & Panayiotis Savvides, Sales Manager

16:30-17:30 Panel Discussion

Meet the Τechies

New Technologies and Job Opportunities in Web Development, Web Design, Data Analytics and Computer Engineering

Discussion with key industry professionals

Costas Argyrides, PHD in Computer Science, RAS Architect at Radeon Technologies Group (RTG) of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc (AMD), Santa Clara, California

Artemios Andreou, BDM-managed services (CY, GR, ML, ME), newcytech member of Logicom Group

Andreas Constantinides, Manager Security Services, Odyssey

Vanessa Antoniadou, Teacher Engagement Manager, Microsoft Greece, Cyprus, & Malta

Coordinator: Alexandros Antonaras, Vice President of Student Services, University of Nicosia

All presentations will be conducted in Greek.