The 7th Energy Symposium is a reference point with regards to the developments in the energy sector in Cyprus and beyond. It will take place on Thursday, 5th of December 2019 at The Landmark Hotel in Nicosia, and it is organized by the Institute of Energy of South East Europe and the company fmw financial media way.

The Energy Symposium is widely recognized as one of the most significant and popular events in the field of energy in Cyprus and the surrounding countries, as it attracts State officials from Cyprus and abroad, academics and representatives of energy companies, who come together to share experiences, knowledge and concerns with regards to natural gas, electricity and renewable sources of energy.

The developments in the energy sector, as well as in the geographic, political, economic and strategic fields place vital importance on this year’s Energy Symposium, as the speakers will present and analyze the following topics:

  • Geopolitical changes in the area
  • Cyprus next steps in the fields of hydrocarbon research and exploitation
  • The prospects and results of international cooperation on energy
  • The energy companies’ investments in SE Mediterranean
  • The plans for the natural gas pipeline from the Mediterranean to Europe
  • Natural gas exploitation for electricity production
  • Cross-border electricity connections
  • The creation of legal and executive frameworks that will enhance energy efficiency in Cyprus


7th Energy Symposium
08:30-09:00 Registration

09:00-10:45 Introductory Speeches by the Organizers

Chair: Ms. Maria Georgiou, FMW Financial Media Way


  • Mr. Costis Stambolis, Chairman and Executive Director of ΙΕΝΕ
  • Mr. Iosif Iosif, CEO of FMW Financial Media Way
  •  Mr. Christodoulos Angastiniontis, President of CCCI


  • Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, President of the Republic of Cyprus
  • Mr. Demetris Syllouris, President of the House of Representatives
  • Mr. Kostis Hadzidakis, Minister of Environment and Energy of Greece
  • Mr. Shmuel (Sammy) Revel, Ambassador of Israel in Cyprus


  • Mr. Phivos Stasopoulos, Hellenic Bank Business Division General Manager
  • Dr. Stelios Himonas, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism (on behalf of the Minister)
  • Dr. Andreas Poullikkas, President of Cyprus Energy Regulatory Authority
  • Dr. Constantinos Nicolaou, Technical Advisor of Energean Oil & Gas

10:45-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-13:15 1st Session Hydrocarbon Research and Exploitation

Chair: Mr. Costis Stambolis, ΙΕΝΕ Executive Director


Part A:

  • Mr. Demetris Fessas, Deputy CEO of Cyprus Hydrocarbons Company
  • Dr. Michalis Andreou, Secretary of the Natural Gas Public Company (DEFA)
  • Mr. Ioannis Basias, Chairman and CEO of the Hellenic Hydrocarbon Research Management
  • Mr. Varnavas Theodosiou, CEO of Exxon Mobil Cyprus – Representative from Invest Cyprus (tbc)

Part B:

  • Mr. George Papanastasiou, Managing Director of VTT Vasiliko Ltd
  • Mr. Panayiotis Tilliros, Senior Economist, Ministry of Finance
  • Dr. Marios Valiantis, President of Cyprus Organization for Standardization
  • Mr. Dimitris Mezartasoglou, ΙΕΝΕ Research Manager
  • Dr. Konstantinos Nikolaou, Petroleum Geologist – Energy Economist, Energean Technical Advisor (Member of E.C. Cyprus Hydrocarbons Company)

13:15-14:15 Light Lunch (Akamas)

14:15-15:00 2nd Session: Electricity

SESSION SPONSOR: The Hellenic Energy Exchange S.A.

Chair: Mr. Christodoulos (Christos) Dimas, Member of IENE Board of Directors & President of Geopolitical Committee


  • Dr. Vasilios Gountis, Director of Strategic and Business Development of the Hellenic Energy Exchange
  • Mr. Marinos Christodoulides, Chairman of Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • Mr. George Chrysochos, CEO of Power Energy Cyprus (P.E.C)

15:00-15:30 3rd Session: Renewable Sources of Energy and Energy Efficiency

Chair: Mr. Constantinos Theofylaktos, Chairman of Centre of Renewable Energy and IENE Secretary General


  • Ms. Anthi Charalambous, Head of Energy and Environment Service of Cyprus Employers and Industrialists Federation
  • Mr. Fanos Karantonis, President of Association of Renewable Energy Companies
  • Mr. Christos Tsingis, Executive Director Cyprus Wind Energy Association (CWEA)


Closing by Mr. Costis Stambolis, Chairman and Executive Director of ΙΕΝΕ




The Institute of Energy of South East Europe (ΙΕΝΕ) has its headquarters in Athens. It is the leading non-profit organization that studies energy matters in Greece and SE Europe and provides qualified information to stakeholders and the public.

Running and attending dozens of scientific conferences, publications, lectures and information activities, the IENE constantly discusses and presents the energy related developments in Greece, Cyprus and many other countries of the region.

FMW Financial Media Way

The Company FMW Financial Media Way is active in the fields of communication and publicity, specialized publications (printed and electronic), advertising and conferences. With offices in Cyprus and Greece, FMW offers services to a wide range of large companies and organizations from both countries. Apart from the Energy Symposium, it has organized several specialized conferences on Economy, Investments, Unemployment, Casinos, etc. in Cyprus and Greece.