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  • Next iFX EXPO International will be held at June 2024
  • Next iFX EXPO International will be held at June 2024
  • Next iFX EXPO International will be held at June 2024
  • Next iFX EXPO International will be held at June 2024
  • Next iFX EXPO International will be held at June 2024
  • Next iFX EXPO International will be held at June 2024
  • Next iFX EXPO International will be held at June 2024
  • Next iFX EXPO International will be held at June 2024


Big ideas from industry pioneers

17:30 - 21:30

Welcome Party

Meet and greet your industry peers in an awesome ambiance to rejoin with existing clients and connect to potential new business partners before the main event. Join us at the official iFX EXPO Welcome Party at Columbia Beach!

Speaker Sessions Will Take Place on 20 - 21 September

Check the agenda to learn more!

Speaker Sessions Will Take Place on 20 - 21 September

Check the agenda to learn more!

Expo Doors Open

City of Dreams Mediterranean Integrated Resort, Limassol, Cyprus
09:45 - 17:10

Speaker Sessions in Speaker Hall & Idea Hub


Expo Doors Close

City of Dreams Mediterranean Integrated Resort, Limassol, Cyprus

iFX EXPO Official Night Party

An iconic night we all look forward to. Encapture your busy networking day and gather for the captivating entertainment you won’t find anywhere else at the Official iFX EXPO Night Party. See you at Theama Venue!
09:45 - 10:05

Opening Keynote by CySEC Chairman - Dr. George Theocharides

As an iFX EXPO tradition, the first day of the show will begin with a keynote presentation from Dr. George Theocharides, Chairman of the Cyprus Securities & Exchange Commission (CySEC). He will present his intuition for the industry and governance direction, society expectations, and future opportunities.
Dr. George Theocharides
Chairman Cyprus Securities & Exchange Commission
10:15 - 10:55

Sculpting The Future with AI & Machine Learning

Within the fintech industry, AI has assumed a vital role over the past decades, but its impact extends far beyond. Businesses recognise AI’s potential and begin to implement machine learning and AR in their business. In this panel, we will discuss the following: -Is AI saving or triggering the verification methods & data privacy? -Impact of AI revolution in development & growth of online trading businesses -AI algorithms towards customer & employee satisfaction. -The impact of ChatGPT in the fintech services & product offering.
Andrew Lane
CEO Acuity
Jon Light
Director, Head of OTC Product Devexperts
Lilian Appenheimer
Customer Success Global Director Trading Central
Toby Olshanetsky
CEO Atomix
Aeby Samuel
Founder & CEO FYNXT
11:05 - 11:45

The Fintech-Banking Evolution: Paving the Way Forward

The banking industry has witnessed a profound evolution in recent times, primarily driven by the advent of the Fintech industry. The emergence of non-traditional banking has revolutionised the way customers interact with financial institutions, offering unparalleled convenience and efficiency. Don't miss this insightful session and delve into: -Fintech & banks: collaboration, innovation & the future. -Fintech advancements, trends & opportunities. -Strategies for seamless fintech integration. -The revolution of customer-bank dynamics and many more.
Sarvjeet Singh Virk
Co-founder & Chief Managing Director FINVASIA
Yosef Kamel
Senior Manager & Payments Consultant AstroPay
Alex Phillips
Senior Vice President & Fintech Leader FINPRO Marsh
Goda Gaizauskiene
Head of Sales Bankera
Lissele Pratt
CGO & Co-Founder Capitalixe
11:55 - 12:15

Keynote | All You Need To Know About Crypto CFD Liquidity

In this session, we will comprehend: -How this type of liquidity is formed? -What is the difference with perpetual futures? -What is the difference with crypto spot liquidity?
John Murillo
Chief Dealing Officer B2Broker
12:25 - 13:05

Industry Pioneers Talking Trends

As we find ourselves in the latter half of the rapidly evolving and dynamic year 2023. Join us for an exclusive gathering of industry trailblazers on our flagship leaders' panel. Explore with us: -The trajectory of industry trends: delving into the past, present, and future. -Gain insights from our esteemed leaders regarding their key learning from this transformative year. -Best practice to organise the wealth management for your business. -Discover the crucial aspects that need attention and preparation as we approach the year 2024.
Andrew Ralich
CEO & Co-Founder oneZero
Iskandar Najjar
Group CEO & Co-founder Equiti
Tajinder Virk
CEO ZuluTrade
Wei Qiang Zhang
Managing Director ATFX UK & ATFX Connect
Elif Kundakci
CEO Swissquote Capital Markets
Andrea Badiola Mateos
Chief Commercial Officer Finance Magnates Group
14:00 - 14:40

Cybersecurity: The Vital Digital Frontier Safeguard

In this era of financial transactions at your fingertips, no one is immune to the dangers posed by cyber threats. As FinTech advances, so do the methods employed by cybercriminals and safeguarding our digital frontier has become a critical imperative. - How to keep your guard up? - Advancement of biometric authentication technology. - Regulation and technology collaboration for better protection.
Dr. Dimitrios Patsos
Sr. Specialist, Security Microsoft
Christodoulos Papadopoulos
CEO geevo®
Alex Chessé
Head of Sales France Middle-East Africa Fireblocks
Andreas Constantinides
Manager, Professional Services Odyssey CyberSecurity
Panos Panayiotou
Tom Higgins
Founder & CEO Gold-i
14:50 - 15:30

Affiliate Marketing 2024: A Game-Changer or a Passing Trend?

In order to be successful, affiliate marketing must address a number of challenges in 2023. To overcome the obstacles and embrace its full potential in the online trading industry, affiliate marketers must be fully compliant with relevant regulations and laws, differentiate themselves from their competitors, build trust with their target audience, and provide ongoing support and education to their customers. In this session, we explore: -Affiliate programmes in online trading & long-term benefits. -How can Affiliates & IBs stand out in the crowd? -What’s behind the success of an affiliate / IB business? -The key to establishing & maintaining relationships with brokers.
Jonathan (Yoni) Raveh
Managing Director I.Z Media
Vasilis Georgoulis
Head of Partnerships Amega Global
James Hughes
Group Head of Marketing Scope Markets
Pavlina Papalouka
Founder AwakenSpace Education, Branding Strategist
Bojan Ninkovic
Head Of Strategy & Digital Ultimate Fintech
15:40 - 16:20

From Ripples to Tsunamis: Riding the Waves of Liquidity

In this session, we explore how fintech innovations are revolutionising liquidity management, enabling businesses to optimise cash flow, mitigate risks, and seize new opportunities. Together with our experts, we discover cutting-edge technologies, disruptive strategies, and regulatory trends that are reshaping the liquidity landscape in 2023.
Michal Copiuk
CEO X Open Hub
John Murillo
Chief Dealing Officer B2Broker
James Alexander
CCO 26 Degrees
Despina Savvidou
Chief Risk Officer Match-Prime Liquidity
Mohammad Isbeer
Global Head of Brokerage Sales Equiti Capital
16:30 - 17:10

The Future of Payments: Embedded or…?

Technology and financial integration have been dramatically developing and resulting in drastic changes in the global financial system. While debit card and contactless payment is growing, the statistic of cash withdrawals around the world is dropping. Combining the change in technology, social norms, and generations, financial institutions and service providers are competing to offer better payment services. In this insightful session, experts will discuss: -The era of embedded finance & future of payments -Trends that have changed the European & global markets. -Product & service offering to stand out from the crowd
Ran Yehud
SVP Commercial Middle East & Africa Nuvei
Vasilis Ioannou
Customer Service Unit Junior Director ECOMMBX
Elena Patterson
CFO Advance Payment Solutions
Sofian Berrahal
CBO/ CEO Nexpay/ Nexdesk
Tamara Kostova
CEO Velexa
Nikolett Palinkas
SVP of Client Relations (Acquiring) payabl.
10:10 - 10:40

Empowering Brokers: Elevating Online Trading Payments

In the online trading world, meeting broker payment needs is crucial for smooth operations and client satisfaction. Brokers demand a secure, efficient, and flexible payment system to cater to global trader preferences. By continually improving payment processes, brokers empower traders to focus on strategies, elevate trading experiences, and foster lasting partnerships in this competitive arena. This discussion aims to reveal: -The essential role of payment services in brokerage. -Efficient financial management for brokers & seamless experience for traders. -Building trust-based partnerships.
Adetola Oloke
Head of Sales & Partnership Kora Payments Network
Rosen Metev
VP Gaming & FX BVNK
Edgars Valmers
Head of the E-commerce Department LPB Bank
Guy Karsenti
Chief Technology Officer Praxis Tech
10:50 - 11:20

Community Building in Fintech in 2023-2024

In today's fast-evolving fintech landscape, community building has become a cornerstone of successful marketing strategies. Building and nurturing a loyal community of users, customers, and advocates can significantly impact brand recognition, user adoption, and business growth. In this panel discussion, we'll explore the latest trends, strategies, and challenges in community building within the fintech sector. Our expert speakers will share their insights and experiences on how to create and sustain thriving fintech communities, leverage them for marketing purposes, and navigate the regulatory and ethical considerations unique to the financial technology industry.
Giancarlo Lionti
Head of Performance Marketing & Growth Skilling
Niki Nikolaou
Director Contentworks Agency
Drosoula Hadjisavva
Director of Marketing ThinkMarkets
Andrea Badiola Mateos
Chief Commercial Officer Finance Magnates Group
11:30 - 12:10

Eggs In The Basket: Risk Management towards 2024

Wisemen said ‘not all eggs in the same basket’. Traders can find all the investment advice for risk management with ease. However, when it comes to the brokers themselves there is not much out there. Combined with the uncertainty of geopolitical, generation transformation, movement of technology and the industry, it is even more difficult for brokers to navigate their business on this bumpy road. As 2024 is around the corner, let’s have an acute view of what is coming for the brokers , how to prevent uncertainty & prepare for a safe journey.
Timur Latypoff
Director Takeprofit Tech
Charalambos Charalambous
Senior Insurance Broker – Financial Institutions Renaissance Insurance Brokers
David Nussbaum
CEO Skale
Valantis Charalambous
Chief Risk Analyst GBE Prime
David Hall
CEO Tapaas
12:20 - 13:00

TikTok's Power for FinTech: A Case that Solved the Business Needs

Learn the practical insights and recommendations based on a real working case with the client from the FinTech vertical, showcasing proven strategies for success on the TikTok platform. This campfire session offers a unique opportunity to learn from industry leaders, stay updated on the latest trends, and discover innovative ways to accelerate your fintech business's growth.
Sergey Sukhov
TikTok Partnerships Httpool by Aleph
Fedor Balashko
Head of Sales, Fintech TikTok
Georgiy Umanovskiy
Head of Marketing Quadcode
Evgeny Kozlov
Regional Marketing Manager Httpool by Aleph
14:00 - 14:30

Fireside Chat l Apps as a Growth Engine for Your Business

App is an essential part of almost every business these days. During this session we will explore how Apps enable trading platforms to grow while delivering a great experience for their users. Our panelists will share their experience and insights on how Apps are driving real business results for them.
Marios Chailis
CMO Libertex Group
Yorgos Monokandylos
Industry Manager FinTech Google
14:40 - 15:20

Navigating Prop Trading: Today & Tomorrow

Prop Trading has experienced a notable resurgence in the financial world, solidifying its position as one of the prominent trends in 2023. Despite positive expectations for the upcoming year, trading executives remain cautious, recognizing the presence of various challenges that necessitate constant vigilance and strategic planning to maintain profitability. Meanwhile, a contemporary variant of Prop Trading firms has emerged, introducing a novel approach. Let’s deep-dive into: Prop Trading vs Traditional Trading PropTrading today & tomorrow - trends & challenges Next generation trading
Andreas Pilavakis
Head of Customer Support The Trading Pit
Otakar Suffner
Andrew Mreana
Head of Growth Spotware Systems / cTrader
David Kimberley
Founder CFDs Weekly
Marcus Fetherston
Chief Product Officer PropTradeTech
15:30 - 16:10

The Web3 Game-Changing Challenge

The gaming industry is undergoing a monumental revolution with the advent of Web3 gaming, which brings forth the power of blockchain technology and decentralised networks. This transformative wave is reshaping the gaming landscape at an astonishing pace, propelled by the introduction of NFTs, play-to-earn models, and immersive gaming metaverses. Let’s discuss: Innovative technologies to unlock new realms of connectivity & interaction. How to captivate the attention of mainstream audiences? Possibilities & innovation in online trading & fintech.
Udi Algrassi
Marketing Director Coinmama
Jad Jabbour
CTO Cryptoware
Lea Wang
Project Director Trade Vision Markets
Nadja Bester
Co-Founder AdLunam Inc.
16:20 - 16:50

Talent Magnet: Gaining an Edge & Leading the Pack

In the dynamic landscape of fintech, talent acquisition poses formidable challenges, marked by fierce competition for exceptional individuals and the relentless pace of technological advancement. This session aims to shed light on not only the challenges but also the opportunities presented. Furthermore, it emphasises the importance of celebrating exceptional talent within the industry, perceiving it as a valuable experience to be shared and cherished. · The challenges & opportunities for talent acquisition in fintech · Ways to build a strong employer brand · Innovative strategies to create a more engaged workforce
Ross Pitman
Director – Business & Communications GRS Recruitment
Evi Odiatou
Director HRus Partners
Donna Stephenson
Founder/CEO Emerald Zebra
Marianna Hadjiandoniou
Owner & HR Director PERHA Group | Parimatch Cyprus
Dr(hc) Yangos Hadjiyannis
CEO CIM-Cyprus Business School

Expo Doors Open

City of Dreams Mediterranean Integrated Resort, Limassol, Cyprus
11:00 - 16:30

Speaker Sessions in Speaker Hall & Idea Hub


Expo Doors Close

City of Dreams Mediterranean Integrated Resort, Limassol, Cyprus
18:30 - 23:00

UF AWARDS GLOBAL 2023 Ceremony followed by the iFX EXPO Closing Party

The grand finale of iFX EXPO International 2023 will culminate in an exhilarating UF Awards Ceremony, celebrating industry excellence and honoring industry trailblazers and visionaries. The celebration will seamlessly transition into the lively Closing Party, promising a night of networking, music, and entertainment as attendees bid farewell to a successful event. Join us for the unforgettable wrap-up at Columbia Beach!
11:00 - 11:40

Trade Tech: The Golden Compass Towards Win-Win

It is certain that technology is crucial for all brokers to monitor and continually update their trading technology closely. Brokers begin to search for better technology to offer the better to their investors, as well as compete in the market. Many brokers are offering third-party trading platforms, while many have started to offer their in-house trading platforms to gain the potential for a win-win. - Tools & platforms to maximise benefits for brokers & users - Third-party vs in-house: How to stand out in the crowd? - The evolution of trading tech & AI tools.
Cristian Vlasceanu
CEO Centroid Solutions
Alexandros A. Patsalides
Head of Deriv Prime Deriv
Petros Kalaitzis
Head of Cyprus Tools for Brokers
Andrew Saks
Chief Product Officer TraderEvolution Global
Wassim Khateeb
Elina Pedersen
Chief Revenue Officer Your Bourse
11:50 - 12:10

Keynote by Google | The Future of AI

How AI will affect our world and our way of working. What is the opportunity for businesses.
Panos Bollas
Sector Lead, Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria & Malta Google
12:20 - 13:00

Cyprus Fintech Momentum: Reaching for the Stars

Cyprus, traditionally renowned as a hub for FX companies, is experiencing a gradual influx of diverse fintech enterprises. However, as the fintech landscape flourishes in Cyprus, companies in the sector are confronted with several challenges, most notably regulatory hurdles and a scarcity of local talent. In response to these issues, influential stakeholders in Cyprus are taking a proactive approach, collaborating with the government and regulators to conceptualise and establish cutting-edge financial and technological infrastructure on the island. By fostering this collaborative effort, Cyprus aims to fortify its position as an attractive destination for a wide spectrum of fintech ventures and nurture an ecosystem conducive to innovation and growth.
Marios Tannousis
CEO Invest Cyprus
Michael Tyrimos
Managing Director Capacitor Partners
Janis Anastassiou
Managing Director, Financial Intermediation Fxview | Finvasia Group
Andreas C. Livadiotis
CEO XValley Technologies
Christiana Aristidou
Founder & CEO / President The Hybrid LawTech Firm / TECH COMMITTEE CyBAR
Styliana Charalambous
CEO & Founder Selfmade Academy
14:00 - 14:40

The Economy Roadmap to Navigate Your Business

In recent years, the global economy has experienced significant fluctuations, impeding the recovery from the pandemic’s impact. The rising inflation rate has contributed to a lack of confidence among consumers and investors. This uncertainty surrounding global economic activities is further compounded by widespread fears of an impending recession. During this session our experts will focus on: - The future of European and the global economy & expectations for the upcoming year? - Which direction should brokers & fintechs consider to navigate challenges effectively? - The impact of fintech & payment innovators to the economy landscape
Christophoros P. Anayiotos
Board Member, Deal Advisory KPMG
Karan Johal
Global Head of Sales Ecommpay
Michael Ioannides
Visa Country Manager Cyprus Visa Europe
James Hughes
Group Head of Marketing Scope Markets
14:50 - 15:30

Crypto at the Crossroads: Role in the Financial Landscape?

In the aftermath of the banking sector's turmoil, cryptocurrencies emerged as an intriguing alternative for storing wealth. However, one critical question loomed large: Can crypto truly serve as a viable alternative asset class to traditional fiat money? While it presents opportunities, significant obstacles remain in terms of liquidity provision and robust consumer protection, hindering its path to mainstream adoption. In this panel discussion, we examine: -Mechanisms to increase liquidity options. -Innovative solutions to enhance security measures & fostering confidence among users. -Cryptocurrencies in the banking sector.
Audris Siow
Head of Business Developement, EMEA Talos
Andrey Stoychev
Project Manager Nexo Prime
Demetrios Tseas
Senior Cryptocurrency Risk Analyst Ciphertrace by Mastercard
Nimrod Cohen
COO Zotapay
Alexis Nicolaou
Leader Distributed Ledger Technologies Grant Thornton Cyprus / FuturEstate Alliance
Tom Higgins
Founder & CEO Gold-i
15:40 - 16:20

Toolkit 2024: Mastering the Regulatory Scene

In an ever-evolving financial landscape shaped by fintech advancements, regulatory agencies are striving to establish frameworks that strike a harmonious balance between innovation and consumer protection. As we progress towards 2024, we can anticipate a heightened focus on regulatory initiatives aimed at fostering compliance. These efforts may encompass a range of measures, such as bitcoin exchange restrictions, data privacy regulations, and anti-fraud precautions, to create a stable climate for fintech growth and attract institutional investors.
Remonda Kirketerp-Møller
Founder & CEO Muinmos
Alexey Drobyshev
Senior Legal Counsel Sumsub
Stelios Moyseos
Chief Compliance & AML Officer BDSwiss
Constantinos Constantinides
Alexandros Constantinou
Group Director & Director of Compliance Services MAP S.Platis
Sophie Gerber
co-CEO / Director TRAction Fintech / Sophie Grace Compliance
11:10 - 11:30

Fireside Chat l Payments Pulse: Global Investment & Trading Insights

Stay on the pulse of payments and hear the latest in trading and investments. This fireside chat will provide a deeper dive in the newly released research from Worldpay. Our industry experts Alex Orechoff and Karel Voigt will discuss the key global trends and insights from consumer behaviour and platform choice through preferred payment methods to recommendations for security and authorisation optimisation.
Alex Orechoff
Director of Vertical Growth, Financial Services WorldPay
Karel Voigt
Strategic Sales Director Worldpay
11:40 - 12:20

Pitch Perfect: The Tools of Persuasion

Undeniably, investors expenditure & retention stands as a key metric for the operation of any broker. It is a significant factor in policy implications and affects the business revenue resulting in a high focus on sales targets and outcomes while trying to keep track of and maintain the relationship with their customers. In this panel, we will discuss: -CRM & Customer engagement trends in online trading. -Key strategies and tactics to expand customer base. -Build & strengthen scalable infrastructures that meet the demand.
Rony Vexelman
VP Marketing Optimove
Maria Pittashi
General Manager PLUGIT
Angelos Gregoriou
CEO Dynamic Works
Andreas Ioannou
COO Admirals
12:30 - 13:00

Exploring the ESG-Fintech Nexus

In today's landscape, where regulators, investors, and the public, demand greater climate engagement from the private sector, there is a pressing need for meaningful green investments. Is fintech a viable tool to a low-carbon future & green solutions powered by transparent data? - The pivotal role of fintech in promoting ESG practices across diverse industries. - Fintech as a driving force to improve the corporate ESG impact - Enhancing transparency, traceability & accountability within ESG-related initiatives.
Nicole K. Phinopoulou
Counsel Lawyer N.K. Phinopoulou
Evdokia Pitsillidou
Partner | Risk & Compliance Director SALVUS FUNDS
Mike Read
Director Pelican & Offset Trading
14:00 - 14:40

Think Outside The (Sand)Box: Nurturing A Unicorn

Starting a fintech business might not be the easiest thing to do. Many entrepreneurs who might have a brilliant idea are hesitant to jump start because of a lack of the know-how, capital, or intermediate of business risks. More and more large-scale businesses and financial institutions are offering the ‘sandbox’ to help the businesses grow and to discover a unicorn in the financial jungle. -Sandbox for all in a nutshell -Where to start & how to proceed? -The sandbox pessimism for the startups & the accelerators.
Angela Panayiotou
Innovation, Startup & Entrepreneurship Advisor
Panis Pieri
Startup Blogger
Alex Michael
Engineer & Entrepreneur
Lenas Thoma
CEO Errante
14:50 - 15:20

Digital Marketing: Boosting Strategies for Success

Brokers spend endless resources to establish attractive marketing & customer retention strategies, however, enforcement of new regulations and shifting of the investor generation raise questions about the subsequent step that will be challenges for the marketers. -The essential roles of digital marketing in financial institutions services? -Regulation shift impacting marketing & sales strategies. -Robustness of social media in marketing as the generation of the investor is shifting? -Data use & protection to develop a smart & effective digital marketing strategy.
James Clappison
Head of SDR Voiso
Victor Karpenko
CEO SeoProfy
Anna Prodromou
Communications & DEI Consultant Anna Prodromou
Bojan Ninkovic
Head Of Strategy & Digital Ultimate Fintech
15:30 - 16:10

The Secret Ingredient: White Label

Embark on a deep dive into the complex world of brokerage as we dissect the evolving landscape shaped by the emergence of white label services. Our panel of experts will offer insights into the strategic incorporation of these services - White label to bolster new & well-established businesses in a long run. - Advantages and potential limitations. -Trends & innovation in the realm of white label services. - Regulation and Compliance Dynamics.
Dmitri Balabanov Makrides
Head of Dealing on Own Account Quadcode
Michael Nichols
Head of Sales Match-Trade Technology
Ran Strauss
CEO & Co - founder Leverate
Anastasia Taganova
Head of Multi Label Department Tools For Brokers
Anton Sokolov
Marketing Manager Brokeree Solutions

Our Speakers

Knowledge is power. Meet some of our speakers.

Listen to engaging content from inspiring industry experts. There will be important updates and hot topics up for discussion. World-class speakers that have taken the iFX EXPO stage:

Dr. George  Theocharides

Dr. George Theocharides

Cyprus Securities & Exchange Commission

Panos Bollas

Panos Bollas
Sector Lead, Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria & Malta


Fedor  Balashko

Fedor Balashko
Head of Sales, Fintech


Dr. Stella   Mourouzidou Damtsa

Dr. Stella Mourouzidou Damtsa
Manager Segments and Propositions

Bank of Cyprus

Michael Ioannides

Michael Ioannides
Visa Country Manager Cyprus

Visa Europe

Yorgos Monokandylos

Yorgos Monokandylos
Industry Manager FinTech


Marios Tannousis

Marios Tannousis

Invest Cyprus

Dr. Dimitrios Patsos

Dr. Dimitrios Patsos
Sr. Specialist, Security


Elif Kundakci

Elif Kundakci

Swissquote Capital Markets

Christophoros P. Anayiotos

Christophoros P. Anayiotos
Board Member, Deal Advisory


John Murillo

John Murillo
Chief Dealing Officer


Alex Chessé

Alex Chessé
Head of Sales France Middle-East Africa


Stelios Moyseos

Stelios Moyseos
Chief Compliance & AML Officer


Demetrios Tseas

Demetrios Tseas
Senior Cryptocurrency Risk Analyst

Ciphertrace by Mastercard

Despina Savvidou

Despina Savvidou
Chief Risk Officer

Match-Prime Liquidity

Sergey  Sukhov

Sergey Sukhov
TikTok Partnerships

Httpool by Aleph