7-9 JUNE 2022

LIMASSOL, CYPRUS

Agenda

Big ideas from industry pioneers

17:00 - 21:00

iFX EXPO Official Welcome Party

Location: Columbia Beach

09:00

Expo Doors Open

Venue: Palais des Sports, Spyros Kyprianou

12:00 - 15:00

Lunch Room Open

Buffet lunch for all exhibitors, sponsors & attendees

18:00

Expo Doors Close

21:00 - Late

iFX EXPO Night Party

Venue: Theama Venue

10:00

Expo Doors Open

Venue: Palais des Sports, Spyros Kyprianou

12:00 - 15:00

Lunch Room Open

Buffet lunch for all exhibitors, sponsors & attendees

17:00

Expo Doors Close

17:30

10:00

Expo Doors Open

Venue: Palais des Sports, Spyros Kyprianou

12:00 - 15:00

Lunch Room Open

Buffet lunch for all exhibitors, sponsors & attendees

17:00

Expo Doors Close

17:30

Ultimate Fintech Awards Ceremony at Columbia Beach

09:00

DOORS OPEN

11:00 - 11:20

Trading Platform - Popularity or User Experience? What Matters More?

Is it still profitable to invest in the forex business when the market is so saturated with brokers? Do the all-inclusive solutions available on the market really offer everything a broker needs to succeed? During the presentation, I will focus on the key factors that make it difficult for existing brokers to develop their businesses and grow profits. I will also present solutions that will help them gain a competitive advantage according to the saying: if you’re not first, then be the best.

Michael Dean Nichols

Head of Sales
Match-Trade Technologies

11:30 - 11:50

The Hard Choice: How to Choose the Right Tech Provider

Technologies play a crucial role in the brokerage business a poor technology will lead to blind management, poor team performance, and security breaches selecting the right provider is a challenge itself in this session we will try to help to give the main criteria of selecting the right Tech provider.
– What it takes to have a successful brokerage firm
– The Technology dilemma
– Ask yourself before asking your provider
– Stress-test your provider

Ahmed Nemr Aly

Senior Enterprise Account Executive
Easy-Technologies

12:00 - 12:20

How to Hedge Without Paying the Spread with Minerva Execution Algorithms

Go beyond A & B books to create an intermediate Algo book where you hedge passively. Save on execution costs and get paid for your orders. Case study: How to quantitatively decide to put Business in the A, B or Algo books?

Francois Nembrini

Director
MFP trading Ltd

12:30 - 12:50

The challenges of real-time cross-server investment systems

Introduction of multiple trading platforms may benefit brokerage by attracting new clients at a cost of a significantly more complicated infrastructure. Whenever a broker decides to expand their services with automated investment systems, they need to consider how it will affect their current workflow and what are the potential risk points before going for a turnkey technology. 
– What types of multi-server platforms exist on the market.
– What challenges may arise when establishing a cross-server investment system.
– What are the key areas of improvement to ensure robust and sustainable infrastructure

Victor Ivanov

Senior Business Development Executive
Brokeree Solutions

13:00 - 13:20

Corporate Banking: Crypto friendly Banks for Business

Mr. Vassil Dimitrov will be talking about how to open a crypto business bank account in Europe. What is the easiest and fastest way to have a business account? Does it help to have easy transactions?

Vassil Dimitrov

Account Manager
The Kingdom Bank

13:30 - 13:50

Retail FX Broker Profits and Growth Strategies

Attendees will learn how much retail FX Brokers are making per million. Liquidity providers’ role in these numbers. Where FX brokers are growing and what they are doing to expand.

Anya Aratovskaya

Vice President of Institutional Sales
Advanced Markets

14:00 - 14:20

Idea Hub Session

More Details TBA

Johny Beefburger

CEO
Steak.com

Johny Beefburger

CEO
Steak.com

14:30 - 14:50

Idea Hub Session

More Details TBA

Benjamin Bilski

Founder and CEO
NAGA

15:00 - 15:20

Idea Hub Session

More Details TBA

Dominique El Khoury

Head of Business Development
ATFX

15:30 - 15:50

What to look for in Liquidity and Technology?

Choosing an LP is an important part of brokers selection. Liquidity as the blood line of the company and Technology as the backbone.

Peter Leonidou

Chief Sales Officer
Exclusive Capital

16:00 - 16:20

Instant Bank Payments as an Alternative to Cards

Re-envisioning a system tailored for the demands of contemporaneous consumers with Instant bank transfers. Not merely a vision for the future, but a reality for today. Instant bank transfers as easy as paying with cards.

Nikos Karantzis

Managing Director & CEO
ISX Financial

16:30 - 16:50

Idea Hub Session

More Details TBA

Johny Beefburger

CEO
Steak.com

Johny Beefburger

CEO
Steak.com

17:00 - 17:20

5 Reasons to Use a Payment Orchestration Platform

The main goal of the session is to answer the most important questions – what is a payment orchestration platform and how can it help a business grow and manage payment flows in a more effective way? Why are routing, cascading, and balancing important, and how can antifraud and risk management can not only protect your merchant accounts, but also your pocket? Why is individual PSP integration both time-consuming and costly, and how is it possible to get access to more than 170 acquiring banks and providers, with only 1 integration? How to get complimentary support and consultations from your software provider?

Anastasiia Brener

Head of Business Development
Akurateco

17:30 - 17:50

Idea Hub Session

More Details TBA

Johny Beefburger

CEO
Steak.com

Johny Beefburger

CEO
Steak.com

18:00

DOORS CLOSE

09:00

DOORS OPEN

10:30 - 10:50

Opening Keynote by CySEC Chairman - Dr George Theocharides

As an iFX EXPO tradition, the first day of the show will kick off with a keynote presentation from George Theocharides, Chairman of the Cyprus Securities & Exchange Commission (CySEC). A much-awaited session by every industry professional, this is the opportunity for the industry to hear first-hand from one of leading regulators in the space, on the latest developments and updates, as well as important topics for the near future.

Dr George Theocharides

Chairman
Cyprus Securities & Exchange Commission

11:00 - 11:45

The View From the Top: Industry Leaders on Technology, Government, and More

Now that we’re approaching the year’s halfway point, a few things have become clear: things are changing. Growing trends toward globalization and market defragmentation have been met with geopolitical tensions and the aftermath of COVID-19. At the same time, our collective fascination with Web3 and the metaverse have important implications for the industry and the world. Join the industry’s top thought leaders to discuss how these technological, social, and governmental changes are shaping the future.

– What are the most important technological trends of the year so far, and how can they benefit our industry?
– How are changes in geopolitical tensions affecting financial markets, and how can companies prepare for these changes?
– How are shifting social factors affecting companies at a B2B level? At a B2C level?

Andrew Ralich

CEO and Co-Founder of oneZero
oneZero

Iskandar Akef Najjar

Group CEO
Equiti Group Limited

James Alexander

Chief Commercial Officer
Invast Global

Marc Bürki

CEO
Swissquote Bank

Dominique El Khoury

Head of Business Development
ATFX

Andrea Badiola Mateos

Head of Finance Magnates Cyprus
Finance Magnates Group
Moderator

11:55 - 12:10

Components You Need to Launch Crypto Exchange/Broker

Nowadays crypto business became great addition to your existing Forex bussines and all leading forex brokers have launched their crypto brands in order to capture crypto hipe and attract crypto oriented users. Some of them they use crypto bussines to attract new clients and upsale them FX products. In this presentation Arthur is keen to share his experience and knowladge about technology that needed in order to launch your crypto related retail brokerage and exchange bussines. Stay ahead of competition, get insights on what needs to be done and kick off your crypto project!

Arthur Azizov

CEO
B2Broker

12:20 - 13:00

Regulatory Download: Exploring the Dichotomy Between Relevance and Compliance

Regulation and compliance remain key for the operations for any market participant – and in 2022, companies have to walk a fine line between compliance and relevance. Join this panel of experts for an informed account of tomorrow’s regulatory landscape.

– What are the most important current and upcoming regulatory changes?
– Are shifts in geopolitics and technology making the regulatory landscape more difficult to navigate?
-How can companies successfully walk the line between legal requirements and relevant business strategy?
– How can companies work with regulators to pursue a balanced legal landscape?

Evdokia Pitsillidou

Partner | Risk & Compliance Director
SALVUS FUNDS

Constantinos Constantinides

Director
FAI COMPLY

Tony Petrov

Chief Legal Officer
Sumsub

Alexandros Constantinou

Group Director & Director of Compliance Services
MAP S.Platis Group

Sophie Gerber

co-CEO
TRAction Fintech / Sophie Grace Compliance

Ron Finberg

Director, Global Regulatory Reporting Solutions
S&P Global
Moderator

13:10 - 13:50

Rising Tides of Change: The Global Economy in a Time of Uncertainty

Due to a series of unprecedented geopolitical events, economic turbulence has become the norm over the past two years. The online trading industry has had to learn to adapt to constant change – and sink or swim in the process. Join our panel of experts to discuss:

– How can the online trading industry prepare for unexpected market events?
– What kinds of opportunities does the online trading industry have to innovate and grow during uncertain times?
– What may lay ahead in 2022, 2023, and beyond?

Marco Severi

Head of Private Sector MED
Chainalysis

Nicolas Shamtanis

BD Swiss
CEO

James Hughes

Head of Brand and Chief Market Analyst
Scope Markets

George Kessarios

Economist & Senior Fund Manager
Exclusive Capital

David Jones

Chief Market Strategist
Capital.com

Hormoz Faryar

Head of Institutional Sales
ADSS
Moderator

14:00 - 14:45

Pay it Forward: The Changing Payments Industry Landscape in 2022

The payments industry has faced a number of massive changes and challenges in the last several years. As the pace of digital transformation continues to accelerate, payments providers are continuously seeking new ways to create faster, easier and cheaper worldwide payment tools.Join our expert panelists to learn more about:

– New kinds of products and services being paired with payment services
– The most important developments in payments technology so far this year
– Technology and regulation in cross-border payments
– New cybersecurity challenges for payments

Maria Saykova

Head of Product, Payouts, Digital Wallets
Paysafe

Alex Orechoff

Director of Financial Services, Vertical Growth
Worldpay from FIS

Calum Chamberlain

Trading Lead
TrueLayer

Raphael Tetro

SVP Merchant Services
Nuvei

Justinas Badaras

Head of Sales
Bankera

Nikolett Ioannidis

Head of Operations
payabl.
Moderator

14:55 - 15:40

Building a Successful Brokerage in Tomorrow's Landscape

Major economic and societal changes in the last several years have forced brokerages to adapt to many new circumstances. And with shifting compliance requirements, brokerages are taking on new operational challenges at multiple levels. Join us for an in-depth session on how brokerages can best prepare to succeed in the future:

– Operations & compliance
– Technology & liquidity
– Client acquisition, management & retention – Retail VS Institutional
– Asset offering shift to multi-assets

Carla Nemr

Chief Business Development Officer
Tickmill Group

Andreas Kapsos

Chief Executive Officer
Match-Prime Liquidity

Shawn Ha

General Manager
Fullerton Markets

Remonda Kirketerp-Møller

Founder & CEO
Muinmos

James Dewdney-Herbert

Relationship Manager, Saxo Institutional
Saxo Bank

Daniela Egli

Cyprus CEO & Group COO
Skilling
Moderator

15:50 - 16:35

Ghost in the Machine: The Evolution of Trading Tech

The financial markets trading technology landscape has seen some significant shifts in the past couple of years. Fueled by growing interest from financial institutions, crypto and digital assets have continued to grow. The last year has also seen a number of major mergers and acquisitions among technology firms – and the pandemic’s lasting impact has forced many organizations to completely reexamine their operating environments.

– How are trading tech firms accelerating their digitalisation and cloud initiatives?
– What are the most important tools and strategies for incorporating digital assets?
– How will online trading evolve in the future?

Christoforos Theodoulou

Head of Global Business & Sales
MetaQuotes

Alexey Kutsenko

CEO
Tools for Brokers

Ben Cuthbert

CEO
Celer

Tajinder Virk

Interim CEO
ActTrader Technologies

Vitaly Kudinov

SVP of Business Development
Devexperts

Elina Pedersen

Co-CEO, CRO
Your Bourse
Moderator

16:45 - 17:30

Exploring Opportunities in Copy Trading, Social Trading, and Millenial & GenZ Investors

Copy-trading and social trading are becoming a mainstay across key markets, acting as a conduit for scores of new investors to find success in the financial world. How are companies taking advantage of this trend to gain new clients and enter into new markets?

– What kinds of trading products are millennial and Gen-Z investors most interested in?
– Is it important to provide a ‘gamified’ experience for investors?
– Can copy-trading and social trading make trading safer for retail investors?
– What are the legal and regulatory implications of copy trading?

Salim Sebbata

CEO
BUX Financial Services

Mike Read

Director
Pelican Exchange

Benjamin Bilski

Founder and CEO
NAGA

Tajinder Virk

Interim CEO
ZuluTrade

Ioannis Kantartzis

Partner / Options Strategist
TRADERS' Magazine
Moderator

18:00

DOORS CLOSE

17:00 - 21:00

iFX EXPO Official Welcome Party

Location: Columbia Beach

09:00

Expo Doors Open

Venue: Palais des Sports, Spyros Kyprianou

12:00 - 15:00

Lunch Room Open

Buffet lunch for all exhibitors, sponsors & attendees

18:00

Expo Doors Close

21:00 - Late

iFX EXPO Night Party

Venue: Theama Venue

10:00

Expo Doors Open

Venue: Palais des Sports, Spyros Kyprianou

12:00 - 15:00

Lunch Room Open

Buffet lunch for all exhibitors, sponsors & attendees

17:00

Expo Doors Close

17:30

10:00

Expo Doors Open

Venue: Palais des Sports, Spyros Kyprianou

12:00 - 15:00

Lunch Room Open

Buffet lunch for all exhibitors, sponsors & attendees

17:00

Expo Doors Close

17:30

Ultimate Fintech Awards Ceremony at Columbia Beach

10:00

DOORS OPEN

11:00 - 11:20

CRM Platform - Taking Control of Your Brokerage

Join Skale CRM to find out:
– The must haves of a CRM in 2022 – Key evaluation criteria when plugging into a (a) Trading platform (b) PSP
– KYC and its role in regulation and compliance in Technology Today
– Exploring Marketing, Affiliates & IB’s in this Digital Era
– Q&A – Questions to ask a CRM provider

David Nussbaum

CEO
Skale CRM

11:30 - 11:50

Tech for Innovation: Powering Your Journey to Recovery and Growth by Cloud Technology

The world is in the midst of rapid and unpredictable change, so is the business. The pandemic led to an enormous adoption of digital services as more people leveraged digital technologies to stay connected, active and strong. Join Alibaba Cloud to learn how to reset, rebuild, reignite for the next opportunities through digital innovation technologies.

Yang Sun

General Manager
Alibaba Cloud UK&I and Nordics

12:00 - 12:20

The Expansion of the Forex Industry in Africa

The expansion of the forex industry in Africa; before, now and the future

Yakubu Teri Ishaku

CEO/Founder
Kwakol Markets

12:30 - 13:20

Client Education in a Competitive Environment: A Veteran Educator’s Point of View

In today’s competitive environment, teamwork, agility, speed, and innovation count towards the longevity and success of a company. Client education has proven to be of vital importance in building long-term trust relationships, at least for those who adopted it. Its absence, on the other hand, had catastrophic results. Clients are free to choose and compare among the brokers. Client Education, however, is a crucial factor. Simplicity is key, passion is imperative, approachability is essential, and originality is required. Key Talking Points:
-Building trust relationships
-Knowing your audience
-Effective Structured Knowledge
-High-Quality Training
-Long-term relationships
-Standing out from the crowd
-Mesmerizing your audience
-Life-long learning

Andreas Thalassinos

Director of Education
NAGA

13:30 - 13:50

How Stablecoins Power Cross-Border Settlements

Millions of merchants contribute to the nearly $2 trillion in cross-border payments each year. Whether paying key suppliers or getting settled by payment processors, there is friction when transacting between different currencies. Most merchants are bound to use SWIFT which takes several days and results in high fees and less-than-favorable FX rates, collected by intermediaries. Learn how the rapid adoption of stablecoins and blockchain technology reshapes the landscape of cross-border settlements.

Valeria Fedorova

Head of Business Development
Payment Center

14:00 - 14:20

A Brief History of Social Trading - Why it matters to brokers, exchanges, traders and hodlers

Democratisation, wisdom of the crowd, trading communities and social media influencers are very popular terms nowadays however real Social Trading turns the clock back, to 14 years ago when a few pioneers introduced a new way of retail trading. Recent estimations indicate that social trading is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.8% from 2021 to 2028 and this creates new opportunities for most market players, brokers and exchanges. Users, including retail and institutional, demand new exciting products and wealth-creation tools by professionals.

Antonis Metaxas

Head of Portfolio Management & Traders Community Manager
ZuluTrade

14:30 - 14:50

Supercharge Your Brokerage with Crypto Exchange

At this workshop, we will demonstrate the entire ecosystem to supercharge brokerages’ growth.
Find out how to integrate a crypto exchange with your existing CFD brokerage or how to set up an entirely new ecosystem of CFD and Crypto under one roof. Furthermore, we’ll show you how to register as a trader, get access to the client area, make deposits, and change cryptocurrencies.

Maoz Tenenbaum

VP Sales
Leverate

15:00 - 15:20

The Key Elements of Operating a Successful CFD Brokerage

In this workshop, we discuss the key elements required for the smooth operation of a CFD brokerage. The session touches on how to optimise client acquisition, sales, operations, platforms, liquidity & seed capital and explains how TopFX can help brokerages enhance their success potential.

Alex Katsaros

CEO
TopFX

15:30 - 15:50

Idea Hub Session

More Details TBA

Johny Beefburger

CEO
Steak.com

Johny Beefburger

CEO
Steak.com

17:00

DOORS CLOSE

10:00

DOORS OPEN

10:45 - 11:25

A Cut Above: A Deep Dive into the Best Marketing and Affiliate Strategies in 2022

Halfway through the year, big changes in our global society have shifted financial markets. But although the market continues to make big changes, marketing remains a crucial role in the online trading sector. Join us to learn how to tap its vast potential with the right knowledge and expertise. In this session, we’ll discuss:

– The channels and strategies that work best for brokers
– How to successfully integrate affiliates into your marketing strategy
– How to work intelligently with educators and trading networks
– Getting the best “bang for your buck” with marketing funnels

Vivian Mizrahi

Head of Affiliation
FPM.Global

Laoura Salveta

Partner/Director of Marketing
120 Advertising

Vince De Castro

Chief Marketing Officer
GMI Markets

Arvin Khamseh

Globally recognised NFT Marketing Expert
Consultant

Bojan Ninkovic

Digital Lead
Ultimate Fintech
Moderator

11:35 - 12:15

Power to the People: Building Successful & Empowered Teams

The world is in a digital era for some time now and technology has no plans of slowing down. One thing remains the same however – people are a key factor behind the success of tech and fintech businesses. This session will be gathering some of the most knowledgeable experts in people management, HR and development. Join them to learn invaluable tips on building teams for success:
– Building successful teams: HR, team structures, rewards
– Mentorship, learning and development – Diversity & inclusion
– Work/life balance, mental health & keeping employees happy
– Key takeaways for both executives & employees for being part of leading teams

Anna Loizou

Chief People Officer and Assurance Partner
PwC Cyprus

Ross Pitman

Senior Business Manager
GRS

Anna Prodromou

PR, Communications & DEI Consultant
Διςculture

Elena Krutova

Global Head of People Development and People Care
Exness

Paris Thomas

CEO
Talent Hacks

Andrea Badiola Mateos

Head of Finance Magnates Cyprus
Finance Magnates Group
Moderator

12:25 - 13:10

Across the Metaverse: Exploring Opportunities in a New Digital Frontier

For more than six months, the word “metaverse” has been appearing everywhere. But if you ask two people what it means, you probably won’t get the same answer. All the same, our collective entrance into a more immersive digital life seems inevitable – and it has important implications for the industry. Join our panel of experts to discuss:

– What is the metaverse, really? And how will its development as a part of society affect our industry?
– How can the online trading and fintech industries take advantage of opportunities in the metaverse?
– How do virtual assets compare to cryptocurrencies?

Dáire Ferguson

CEO
AvaTrade

Philippe Ghanem

Founder & Executive Chairman
SquaredFinancial

Nir Netzer (C.P.A, MBA, LL.B)

Founding Partner of Equitech Group; The Chairman of the Israeli FinTech Association - FinTech-Aviv
Equitech Group

Lea Wang

Director
Azure Intelligence Service Limited

Udi Algrassi

Head of Blockchain
Leverate

Ziv Keinan

CEO and Founder
Simetria.io
Moderator

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00-14:45

Crypto at a Crossroads: How Changes in the Culture of Digital Assets are Affecting the Industry

The cryptocurrency industry is nothing if not lightning-fast: it reacts to world events in real time. The social changes that have taken place in the first half of the year have had a profound effect on crypto markets – and as demand for digital assets increases, our industry is finding new ways to integrate crypto.

– What are the most important developments in the crypto world in 2022 so far?
– Is crypto an inevitability for the FX & CFDs industry? How will digital assets play a role in the development of the future?
– What kinds of digital assets should brokers be paying attention to?

Mina Louka

Chief Executive Officer
Eqwire & B2BinPay UK

Tejinder Kumar

Global Head of Sales
Zonda Global

Evgeni Kif

Head of Institutional (B2B) Products
Celsius Network

Fotis Fotinias

CEO
Capital Wallet

Yiannos Ashiotis

Regulatory Compliance & Funds Services Leader
Grant Thornton Cyprus

Tom Higgins

CEO
Gold-i Crypto Switch
Moderator

14:55 - 15:40

The Dawn of a New Era: Liquidity in Post-Pandemic Markets

Midway through 2022, the kinds of liquidity required for successful business operations have never been so diverse and multifaceted. New technologies, the influx of digital assets, and more have changed the way that liquidity is conceptualized and created. Join this session to learn more about how the liquidity paradigm is changing, and how our industry is strategizing.

– How can brokers successfully manage increased demand for cryptos and digital assets?
– What are the next market events brokers should be looking at?
– Can the retail sector use institutional technology effectively?

Jonathan Brewer

Co-Founder and Commercial Director
IS Prime Limited and the ISAM Capital Markets Group

Francois Nembrini

Director
MFP trading Ltd

Marcus Fetherston

Director of Operations
Eightcap

Chris Hossain-Nelson

Head of Institutional Sales
IXO Prime powered by INFINOX

Hormoz Faryar

Head of Institutional Sales
ADSS
Moderator

15:50 - 16:35

Keep Your Traders: Sales, Retention, Education

With the advent of artificial intelligence (AI), digital assets, and other technologies, investors expect a lot more out of trading platforms than they did in the past. Join this panel of experts to discuss the best technological tools and client management strategie to satisfy and retain clients.

– What kinds of educational tools are important to offer clients in 2022?
– How important is AI’s role in sales and customer service and client retention?
– What kinds of resources do companies need to cultivate to create a successful sales team?

Joe Neighbour

Chief Investment Officer
Signal Centre

Dor Eligula

CBDO
Deshe Analytics

Victor Fredung

Chief Executive Officer
Shufti Pro

Lilian Appenheimer

Global Director of Customer Success
Trading Central

Alexandros A. Patsalides

Director | Financial Services Division
EBO Ltd.

Nima Siar

Chief Sales Officer
FXPRIMUS
Moderator

17:00

DOORS CLOSE

Speakers

Dr George Theocharides
Chairman

Cyprus Securities & Exchange Commission
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Anna Loizou
Chief People Officer and Assurance Partner

PwC Cyprus
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Marco Severi
Head of Private Sector MED

Chainalysis
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Dáire Ferguson
CEO

AvaTrade
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Andrew Ralich
CEO and Co-Founder of oneZero

oneZero
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Christoforos Theodoulou
Head of Global Business and Sales

MetaQuotes
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Marc Bürki
CEO

Swissquote Bank
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Elena Krutova
Chief People Officer

Exness
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Arvin Khamseh
Globally recognised NFT Marketing Expert

Consultant
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Daniela Egli
Cyprus CEO & Group COO

Skilling
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Yang Sun
General Manager

Alibaba Cloud UK&I, Nordics, Cyprus, & Israel
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Benjamin Bilski
Founder & CEO

NAGA Markets
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Arthur Azizov
CEO

B2Broker
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Nir Netzer (C.P.A, MBA, LL.B)
Founding Partner of Equitech Group; The Chairman of the Israeli FinTech Association - FinTech-Aviv

Equitech Group
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Nicolas Shamtanis
CEO

BD Swiss
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Tajinder Virk
CEO

Finvasia Group
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Dominique El Khoury
Head of Business Development

ATFX
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Carla Nemr
Chief Business Development Officer

Tickmill Group
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Iskandar Akef Najjar
Group CEO

Equiti Group Limited
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Ben Cuthbert
CEO

Celer
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James Alexander
Chief Commercial Officer

Invast Global
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Jonathan Brewer
Managing Partner

IS Prime
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Ziv Keinan
CEO and Founder

Simetria.io
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Alexey Kutsenko
CEO

Tools for Brokers
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Alex Orechoff
Director of Financial Services, Vertical Growth

Worldpay from FIS
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Hormoz Faryar
Head of Institutional Sales

ADSS
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Evgeni Kif
Head of Institutional (B2B) Products

Celsius Network
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Anya Aratovskaya
Vice President of Institutional Sales

Advanced Markets
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Mina Louka
Chief Executive Officer

Eqwire & B2BinPay UK
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Raphael Tetro
SVP Merchant Services

Nuvei
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Salim Sebbata
CEO

BUX Financial Services
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Philippe Ghanem
Founder & Executive Chairman

SquaredFinancial
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Evdokia Pitsillidou
Partner | Risk & Compliance Director

SALVUS FUNDS
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Elina Pedersen
Co-CEO, CRO

Your Bourse
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Francois Nembrini
Director

MFP trading Ltd
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Vince De Castro
Chief Marketing Officer

GMI Markets
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Sophie Gerber
co-CEO

TRAction Fintech / Sophie Grace Compliance
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Andreas Kapsos
Chief Executive Officer

Match-Prime Liquidity
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Anna Prodromou
PR, Communications & DEI Consultant

Διςculture
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Marcus Fetherston
Director of Operations

Eightcap
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Constantinos Constantinides
Director

FAI COMPLY
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Calum Chamberlain
Trading Lead

TrueLayer
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Ron Finberg
Director, Global Regulatory Reporting Solutions

S&P Global
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Victor Fredung
Chief Executive Officer

Shufti Pro
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James Dewdney-Herbert
Relationship Manager, Saxo Institutional

Saxo Bank
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Ioannis Kantartzis
Partner / Options Strategist

TRADERS' Magazine
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Chris Hossain-Nelson
Head of Institutional Sales

IXO Prime powered by INFINOX
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Paris Thomas
CEO

Talent Hacks
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Lilian Appenheimer
Global Director of Customer Success

Trading Central
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Mike Read
Director

Pelican Exchange
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Alexandros Constantinou
Group Director & Director of Compliance Services

MAP S.Platis Group
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Yiannos Ashiotis
Regulatory Compliance & Funds Services Leader

Grant Thornton Cyprus
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Alexandros A. Patsalides
Director | Financial Services Division

EBO Ltd.
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Lea Wang
Director

Azure Intelligence Service Limited
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Shawn Ha
General Manager

Fullerton Markets
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Vivian Mizrahi
Head of Affiliation

FPM.Global
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George Kessarios
Chief Economist & Senior Fund Manager

Exclusive Capital
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Tony Petrov
Chief Legal Officer

Sumsub
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Remonda Kirketerp-Møller
Founder & CEO

Muinmos
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Peter Leonidou
Chief Sales Officer

Exclusive Capital
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David Jones
Chief Market Strategist

Capital.com
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Joe Neighbour
Chief Investment Officer

Signal Centre
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Dor Eligula
CBDO

Deshe Analytics
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Tom Higgins
CEO

Gold-i Crypto Switch
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Ross Pitman
Senior Business Manager

GRS
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Vassil Dimitrov
Sr Business Development Manager

The Kingdom Bank
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Nima Siar
Chief Sales Officer

FXPRIMUS
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Andreas Thalassinos
Director of Education

NAGA
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Ahmed Nemr Aly
Senior Enterprise Account Executive

Easy-Technologies
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Udi Algrassi
Head of Blockchain

Leverate
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Yakubu Teri Ishaku
CEO/Founder

Kwakol Markets
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Nikolett Ioannidis
Head of Operations

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Victor Ivanov
Senior Business Development Executive

Brokeree Solutions
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David Nussbaum
CEO

Skale CRM
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Maria Saykova
Head of Product, Payouts, Digital Wallets

Paysafe
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Valeria Fedorova
Head of Business Development

Payment Center
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Alex Katsaros
CEO

TopFX
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Maoz Tenenbaum
VP Sales

Leverate
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Michael Dean Nichols
Head of Sales

Match-Trade Technologies
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Justinas Badaras
Head of Sales

Bankera
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James Hughes
Head of Brand and Chief Market Analyst

Scope Markets
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Nikos Karantzis
Managing Director & CEO

ISX Financial
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Antonis Metaxas
Head of Portfolio Management & Traders Community Manager

ZuluTrade
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Tejinder Kumar
Global Head of Sales

Zonda Global
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Anastasiia Brener
Head of Business Development

Akurateco
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Andrea Badiola Mateos
Head of Finance Magnates Cyprus

Finance Magnates Group
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Bojan Ninkovic
Digital Lead

Ultimate Fintech
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Dr George Theocharides

Cyprus Securities & Exchange Commission

Dr George Theocharides is the Chairman of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC). He is also the Chairman of the Committee for Economic and Markets Analysis (CEMA). The committee is part of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator.
He served as CySEC’s Vice Chairman from July 2020 to September 2021 and was previously a CySEC Board member. He has extensive experience working in the wider financial sector. From September 2010 until July 2020, he held the position of Associate Finance Professor at the Cyprus International Institute of Management (CIIM) and Director of the MSc in Financial Service Programme.
Prior to joining CIIM, he worked as an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Sungkyunkwan University of South Korea from 2006 to 2010. In 2006, he also worked as an International Faculty Fellow at the Sloan School of Management of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In the past, he served as a member of the Interim Board of Bank of Cyprus, Chairman of the Board of the Cyprus Blockchain Technologies Ltd, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus-Kuwait Business Association. He also served as a member of the Training/HR Committee of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA) Chairman of the Board of Management of The English School, as well as a non-executive member of the Board of Directors for a number of organisations and companies in the financial services sector. He is also an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) and a Research Associate at the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies (UCL CBT). Dr. Theocharides holds a degree of BΕng (Hons) in Electrical Engineering & Electronics from the University of Manchester (U.M.I.S.T.), an MBA from the University of San Diego and a PhD in Finance from the University of Arizona

Anna Loizou

Head of People and Assurance Partner
PwC Cyprus

Anna is the Head of People and member of the management board of PricewaterhouseCoopers Cyprus. She is an assurance partner with over 20 years experience in the auditing of public interest entities, including banks and financial institutions as well as entities listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. Anna also leads the Accounting Consulting Services practice for PwC Cyprus, advising clients on complex IFRS matters. She is also a member of the PwC Global Accounting Consulting Services practice, specialising in IFRS related matters for banking and financial services entities. Anna is a fellow member of ICAEW and a member of the Accounting Standards Committee of ICPAP.

Marco Severi

Head of Private Sector MED
Chainalysis

Marco Severi leads the Private Sector for the Mediterranean region at Chainalysis, the blockchain data company, where he works with financial institutions to build trust in cryptocurrency adoption. Prior to Chainalysis, Marco was at Bloomberg LP in London covering financial markets in the UK, France, Switzerland, and Italy. He holds a Business and Administration degree from the University of Bologna and a MSc in Financial Markets from Skema Business School.

Dáire Ferguson

CEO
AvaTrade

Daire Ferguson is the CEO of the AvaTrade Group for over a decade. Mr. Ferguson holds a bachelor’s degree in computers and Business from both University College Dublin, Ireland and Lindenwood University, Missouri, USA. Also, an MBA from Warwick Business School (WBS) in the UK.

Andrew Ralich

CEO and Co-Founder of oneZero
oneZero

Andrew has spent over a decade in capital markets and holds multiple patents for financial technology applications. Andrew is recognized as a thought leader in both the technology and business side of the regional brokerage technology industry. His primary areas of focus are product design, industry and competitive analysis, and managing long term partnerships.

Christoforos Theodoulou

Head of Global Business and Sales
MetaQuotes

Christoforos Theodoulou is a seasoned executive in fintech sales, and holds the position of Head of Global Business and Sales at MetaQuotes. In his role he leads new business development and successfully expanding the adoption of MetaTrader 5 multi-asset trading platform globally. He is an industry recognized expert and passionate about financial technologies. With his strong skill-set in Trading Platforms and educational background in Business, Marketing and Finance, is further educating financial institutions on how to leverage MetaQuotes’ technologies to enter new markets and succeed.

Ziv Keinan

CEO and Founder
Simetria.io

Ziv is a CEO and founder of Simetria digital securities market. Prior to joining Simetria, Ziv was the legal lead for eToro’s UBI coin – the GoodDollar, COO at Ownera.io and the founder of Digital Assets Lawyers, a boutique law firm that focuses on blockchain technology. Ziv is considered to be a thought leader, lecturer, and pioneer in the field of Open Finance, Digital Securities and other applications of DLT technology. In addition to his work at Simetria, Ziv is also a national blockchain expert at the International Standard Institute (ISO) and the advisory board of FintechForGood. Ziv holds a Master of Laws (LLM) Degree and a B.A Degree (cum laude) from IDC university.

Elena Krutova

Global Head of People Development and People Care
Exness

Elena is working as Global Head of People Development and People Care in Exness and located in Cyprus. Elena is responsible for all people related operations in the fast growing investment firm and manages the team of 40+ professionals covering talent acquisition, people development, performance management and organisational design among all the global offices. Before Exness Elena held positions in such companies as IBM, Luxoft, Bureau Veritas and Inchcape in Moscow and managed HR teams of the different sizes. Elena has a diploma with distinction in State University of Management in Russia, CIPD qualification and Masters in HR with Kingston University. Elena’s professional interests are laid in the area of organisational psychology, people management and human behaviour. Elena has special interests in the topic of toxic management and has done the research in this area.

Arthur Azizov

CEO
B2Broker

Arthur Azizov is the founder and CEO of B2Broker, a provider of technology and liquidity solutions to the Forex and Crypto industry. The company has emerged as the go-to provider in its genre, amassing a huge global client base since its inception in 2014. Arthur has over a decade of experience within the Forex and Blockchain industry in a career that started prior to his MBA degree in Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law from Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation in Moscow in 2015. Arthur is results-oriented and brings a wealth of experience and technical know-how to the table. He is a strategic thinker with an innate ability to find innovative and cutting-edge solutions, always delivering the best possible solutions to clients. A highly respected thought leader and speaker on the expo circuit, he is a regular and popular feature at some of the world’s leading blockchain and crypto events and a frequent contributor on panel discussions. With his foresight and dedication, he has led the company on to becoming a major force that is now recognised for its groundbreaking technology and outstanding services to the industry. Today, B2Broker is one of the most in- demand technology and liquidity providers for Forex and crypto brokers, crypto exchanges and other financial services entities offering Crypto/Forex/CFD liquidity, Crypto/Forex Broker turnkey solutions, crypto payment processing (B2BinPay), MT4/5 white label solutions, B2Core (Trader’s Room), B2Trader (Matching Engine) and liquidity on over 800 trading instruments. With 10 offices in 8 countries across Russia, Europe, Asia and MENA, the company has so far acquired a total of 7 licences including CySEC, FCA, AEMI and Central Bank of Russia.

Carla Nemr

Chief Business Development Officer
Tickmill Group

Carla Nemr is the Chief Business Development Officer at Tickmill, an award-winning, top multi-regulated investment firm. A well-established and renowned professional in the financial industry, Carla’s role is to oversee the strategic expansion and development of business operations and partnerships of the Tickmill Group in several regions around the world. With around 20 years of experience in Business Development and Sales in the retail and institutional sectors, Carla’s strong business acumen and market awareness have largely contributed to the Group’s expansion, defining strategical goals and expansion plans by identifying and penetrating new markets as well as broadening its horizons on an international scale. A strong woman at heart and a firm believer in business ethics and in building quality relationships that last, Carla’s motto is ‘the sky is the limit’. In March 2022, Carla Nemr was voted one of the ‘Influential Arab Women’ during the Arab Women Summit in Dubai.

Salim Sebbata

CEO
BUX Financial Services

With over 10 years of experience in the Financial Services sector, primarily focusing on Fintech and Payments, Aaron has helped Intercash to develop its platform and customer base across a variety of industries. By expanding their global payments capacity, Aaron has helped many businesses to grow their overall footprint. Having supported a multitude of businesses in the FOREX space, Aaron comes qualified with a wealth of knowledge in the payments arena and supports Intercash initiatives which develop the growth of the Forex industry by enhancing our partners’ global payment efficiency.

Benjamin Bilski

Founder and CEO
NAGA

Benjamin Bilski is a German serial tech entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of NAGA Group AG, the social network for investing, cryptocurrencies and banking with more than 1 million users. Today, Benjamin’s founded company NAGA (listed on the German Stock Exchange) is amongst the most valued FinTechs in Europe and was one of the best performing German stocks in 2021. To date, NAGA has raised more than $100M in funding from star investors, transacted more than $250 billion in volume and saw a successful launch of its mobile payments and investing app – NAGA Pay. For Q1 of 2022 Bilski announced the launch of NAGAX – world’s first Web3 social trading platform, for crypto/NFT trading. Benjamin is also a Forbes 30 under 30 member and a former professional swimmer achieving multiple German championships being a member of the German National Team in swimming (2006 – 2010).

Alex Orechoff

Director of Financial Services, Vertical Growth
Worldpay from FIS

Alex has had 10+ years of experience in driving strategic growth and accelerating innovation in the Financial Services industry in North America, Europe, and the Middle East. He started his career at Merrill Lynch, working in both wealth and asset management as well as futures and options trading, followed by leading projects in product innovation and consumer foresight in P&C insurance at Liberty Mutual. As a strategy consultant, he advised major corporations and governments on operational and policy strategies to spark and accelerate growth in new and emerging spaces. At Worldpay, Alex continues to have his ears to the ground on emerging trends in financial services and healthcare, and translates those insights to evolve payments solutions to best serve Worldpay and FIS’ financial services merchants’ and their customer’s payment journeys.

Jonathan Brewer

Co-Founder and Commercial Director
IS Prime Limited and the ISAM Capital Markets Group

Jonathan Brewer co-founded IS Prime with Raj Sitlani and systematic hedge fund manager, ISAM, in 2014 and has played a key role in growing the firm into one of the pre-eminent Prime of Prime providers in the market. He is also Commercial Director at ISAM Capital Markets, which consists of IS Prime, IS Prime Hong Kong and IS Risk Analytics. Prior to setting up IS Prime, Jonathan’s career focused on the sales and management of e-FX solutions at Goldman Sachs and Sucden Financial. He has a track record of success in electronic trading, with a main focus on Foreign Exchange, Indices and Commodites as well as Listed Derivatives and Securities. Jonathan.brewer@isprimefx.com

Maria Saykova

Head of Product, Payouts, Digital Wallets
Paysafe

Maria Saykova, Head of Product at Paysafe, brings over 13 years of experience within the payments space. Maria also has significant experience in client-facing roles which helps her deliver solutions with focus and relevance on the user. Her expertise expands from prepaid services and gateway solutions to payouts mechanisms and remittance services.

Alexey Kutsenko

CEO
Tools for Brokers

Alexey is the CEO of Tools For Brokers. He is responsible for implementing and delivering disruptive solutions to the market, ensuring the company’s efficiency and quality across all departments and processes. Under Alexey’s visionary leadership, TFB has become an international business that provides a full range of products to customers in all parts of the world. Being both tech and business savvy, Alexey continues to bring fresh and innovative ideas to the FX market.

Mina Louka

Chief Executive Officer
Eqwire & B2BinPay UK

Mina Louka is an accomplished and highly experienced British/Egyptian senior banker and leader in the Banking industry across Wealth Management, Private Banking, Investment, Assets and Liabilities, Lending, Payments, Digital Banking across Business Management, Front, Middle, Back offices, and risk and controls in corporate and consumer banking. Mina holds a Master’s Degree of Business Administration from the Arab Academy for Science and Technology (2001), and an Accounting Bachelor degree (1997). He has also achieved multiple certifications of investment and banking certifications in the UK and Egypt. Mina is a passionate and focused C-level business and results driven leader with excellent customer experience and people relationship skills with zero tolerance on any controls, regulations or compliance. During the course of his career of over 25 years (out of which 15 in Citi, also worked for Barclays in a consultancy capacity), he held various senior positions across UK and EMEA and has acquired proven skills to successfully establish and build businesses in a multitude of challenging and multicultural environments, as well as the ability to manage large, cross-functional teams. Mina has a strong track-record of spearheading global initiatives to deliver business and user benefits within the Financial Services and Banking Sectors. Mina’s current business interest, passion and focus is the evolution of the traditional banking/financing into the future of Digital banking/financing including payments and Digital assets/Crypto.

Hormoz Faryar

Head of Institutional Sales
ADSS

Hormoz Faryar is an industry veteran with 19 years of contribution at Credit Suisse, State Street Bank, ADS Securities and Equiti Group. Having gained unique perspectives through fintech-driven roles at major startup entities within banks, including AES Algos at Credit Suisse Bank, and State Street bank’s Global Exchange, Hormoz has helped create institutional solutions here in the GCC region for the last 8 years. His successes in algorithmic FX solutions for global macro and corporation clients as well as his experience in developing spot FX product sets for banks, hedge funds, brokers and asset managers has given him a clear edge within the segment.

Chris Hossain-Nelson

Head of Institutional Sales
IXO Prime powered by INFINOX

Over two decades of experience within the Institutional eFX and CFD market. Ability to provide bespoke liquidity solutions to Banks, Brokerages and Financial trading desks.

Paris Thomas

CEO
Talent Hacks

Paris is a passionate communicator and serial entrepreneur. He holds a BA in Communication Science, an MBA in Strategic Management, is an Executive Advisor for corporate innovation, and is a contributor to the best-selling book “Value Proposition Design”. Paris is the co-founder of Talent Hacks, a Learning & Development consultancy that is in the business of reinventing corporate training. He has facilitated workshops in a variety of industries such as Pharmaceuticals, Financial, R&D, High-Tech, FMCG, and Cleantech with SMEs and Fortune 500 companies on all continents. Paris also applies his strategic thinking in the four startups he has co-founded and trains cleantech startups from around the world as part of a major climate change initiative funded by the European Union and delivered through Chrysalis LEAP, an accelerator he has co-founded. Prior to launching his own ventures, Paris served major Canadian organizations at senior management levels as a government lobbyist, crisis management expert, and media spokesperson. With a sleeves-rolled-up approach and a mission to always stay relevant, Paris tries to leave his mark in the world of business by inspiring others to “just try it out”. He applies his tech-savviness to solve everyday problems in creative ways, including how professionals approach their own development needs.

Evdokia Pitsillidou

Partner | Risk & Compliance Director
SALVUS FUNDS

Evdokia, a partner at Salvus Funds, is actively advising and working on all matters related to licensing, regulatory compliance and internal audits for investment firms, Crypto Providers (CASP), funds and payment institutions.

Francois Nembrini

Director
MFP trading Ltd

Francois Nembrini brings 20 years of international financial services experience with expertise in foreign exchange brokerage for institutional markets. He recently served as the Global head of Sales and Trading at London capital Group and was Global Head of FXCM Pro/Fastmatch Sales, the online foreign exchange market broker, across New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo covering e-FX and voice services for over 13 years. Fastmatch was sold $180m to Euronext.

Alexandros Constantinou

Group Director & Director of Compliance Services
MAP S.Platis Group

Alexandros Constantinou is the Director of Compliance Services of MAP S.Platis Group. He has extensive experience in advising international financial services organisations on regulatory and compliance matters. Alexandros is also a Director and assisted in the founding of MAP FinTech, a leading award-winning UK and EU regulatory technology provider for the financial services industry, specialising in reporting solutions and more. Alexandros is an MCSI member of CISI and holds both the Advanced and the AML certifications from CySEC. He also holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Reading (UK) and an MSc in Finance and Investment from the University of Edinburgh (UK). In addition, Alexandros is a registered Mediator from the Cyprus Ministry of Justice and Public Order concerning commercial disputes.

Arvin Khamseh

Globally recognised NFT Marketing Expert
Consultant

Arvin Khamseh has always been on the forefront of new tech trends with an impressive history in biohacking, and internet marketing. Combining this with his experience in running investor relationship marketing for public companies, Arvin knows what it takes to attract investors online. Successfully selling out an Italian artist collection in 2021 was a proof of concept to apply his knowledge in investor relationship marketing into NFT marketing. Since then, Khamseh has consulted with 400+ NFT brands and has agency partnership with Reddit, Twitter, Quora and Meta. His two largest NFT projects, Sands Vegas Casino Club and Meta Legends, both sold out. The Sands project made +$5m in 20 hours and the Meta project made an astonishing +$10m in 20 hours. Most recently, Arvin helped Women of Crypto hit #1 on Icy.tools and is the #1 trending on Opensea. Arvin is excited to help lead the conversation around NFTs and is a highly sought after guest featured in media around the world (including recent features in USA Today and Entrepreuner.) Some of his scheduled appearances include The Nifty Show, New To Crypto and The Trader Cobb Crypto Podcast and Jordan Belfort’s The Wolf’s Den. Khamseh is also a featured speaker at seven high profile Blockchain, crypto and NFT events around the world in 2022.

Sophie Gerber

co-CEO
TRAction Fintech / Sophie Grace Compliance

Sophie runs two successful businesses, TRAction Fintech (Trade Reporting) and Sophie Grace (Legal and Compliance). TRAction Fintech provides trade and transaction reporting services in Australia, UK, Europe, Singapore and Canada. Sophie Grace specialises in assisting firms establish and maintain a financial services business in Australia. Sophie works across a broad range of financial services – including funds management, derivatives (including margin FX, CFDs and binary options), financial planning and stockbroking.

Andreas Kapsos

Chief Executive Officer
Match-Prime Liquidity

Andreas Kapsos, the CEO of Match-Prime liquidity, has been involved in the Forex industry for over a decade. Thanks to cooperation with the most prominent European Brokers, he perfectly understands the needs and expectations of both Brokers and traders. He uses his experience to create a client-centric liquidity offer with an individual approach to every business.

Remonda Kirketerp-Møller

Founder & CEO
Muinmos

Remonda is an expert in regulatory compliance with over 20 years of experience in financial services. Remonda is as a visionary business leader, tech entrepreneur, financial industry veteran, qualified lawyer and CEO/Founder of Muinmos, Remonda has dedicated the last ten years to revolutionising regulatory compliance and client onboarding in the financial services sector. She is a recognised speaker and expert advisor on highly complex regulatory matters in the FinTech and RegTech space and is a contributing author of “The RegTech Book.” Driven by a desire to simplify regulatory compliance for financial institutions, Remonda founded Muinmos in 2012 with a clear mission “to eliminate the regulatory burden which has hindered financial institutions in realizing and utilizing the full potential of their global client base.” Muinmos proprietary Regulatory Compliance Engine, winner of the Best RegTech Reporting Solution in the Global Forex Awards 2020 and 2022, is Muinmos’ innovative solution that uses algorithmic rule-based AI to automate client onboarding and regulatory compliance for financial institutions. Remonda is authorized and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales, a member of the Danish Bar and Law Society, a recognised European lawyer, and holds a number of Board positions.

Tom Higgins

CEO
Gold-i Crypto Switch

Tom Higgins is the founder and CEO of Gold-i and Crypto SwitchTM, with experience in financial technology spanning over 25 years. With an in-depth knowledge of the trading technology industry, Tom set up Gold-i in 2008 after spotting a gap in the market to enhance the FX trading process. Tom has played a major role in disrupting the retail FX and digital asset markets, giving opportunities to brokers across the globe. He has extended the firm’s focus to digital assets using Crypto SwitchTM, a proven digital asset solution for consuming and distributing Crypto liquidity, to support the growing demand to trade crypto.

Constantinos Constantinides

Director
FAI COMPLY

Constantinos Constantinides is a Director at FAI COMPLY and has been with the firm since 2011. FAI COMPLY’s main areas of expertise include Financial Services and Payments Regulation, particularly in Licensing, Compliance, Internal Audit and Anti-Money Laundering all across multiple jurisdictions. More recently co-founding The Legal Opinions, a boutique Law firm specialising in Cross Border Financial services and sits as a Non Executive Director on a Cyprus based Investment Firm, Fund and Fund Manager.

Ioannis Kantartzis

Partner / Options Strategist
TRADERS' Magazine

Ioannis Kantartzis was born in Ottawa, Canada and grew up in Thessaloniki, Greece. He studied Economics (BA Hons) at the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece and graduated in 1994. He obtained his degree (Master in Money, Banking and Finance) from the University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, as well as a diploma in political and economic studies from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain. He holds all relevant professional certifications and qualifications, including options market making, execution of orders and knowledge in financial products. He has over 23 years of experience in the financial markets as a high profile executive working for investment banks and brokers, both in Greece and the UK, with an emphasis on OTC (over the counter) products and online trading, covering a wide range of financial instruments such as options and futures, CFDs, FX, stocks, structured products, ETFs, commodities, etc across global markets. Lastly, he is an associate member of CISI in the UK and sits on other financial committees and clubs in Greece, Spain and the UK. He speaks fluently 4 languages and is passionate about travelling, art and music (he plays the piano).

Joe Neighbour

Chief Investment Officer
Signal Centre

Joe started his career in financial services with HSBC at 18 years old before moving into broking arena at several small to medium-size firms. It was here that Joe gained vast experience in dealing with high net worth individuals and providing wealth solutions. Joe began to develop a passion for technical analysis and this desire to learn more about markets sent him down a path of trading. Joe became involved in trading markets just before the 2008 financial crisis and had to quickly adapt to some very challenging conditions. Joe is a Member of the Society of Technical Analysis (MSTA) and Chartered Fellow (CISI). He has 15+ years’ experience in financial markets across a variety of roles including broking, portfolio managing, and analysis.

Anna Prodromou

PR, Communications & DEI Consultant
Διςculture

Anna Prodromou is a PR, Communications & DEI Consultant. As a multidisciplinary professional Prodromou has conceptualized planned and executed PR and communications strategies and she has also prepared and delivered seminars and workshops on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion as well as on PR & Communications on behalf of high-profile Corporations, Universities and NGOs. As a result of her extensive experience, Prodromou was included as an expert in the ‘She Experts’ initiative of the Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS), a platform specifically developed to be the leading resource of expert women in Cyprus. Anna’s achievements were also recognized when she received the 12 th  Cyprus Businesswoman of the Year Award in 2018.   Prodromou is a founding member of BPW ESC (Cyprus Federation of Business and Professional Women – English Speaking, Cyprus), the NGO 300K Trees in Nicosia and, she has initiated the creation of a Wikimedia Community Group in Cyprus while representing Cyprus in several Wikimedia CEE Meetings. Anna has also channelled her passion on DEI into founding the WICZ Initiative, which is directly focused on the issues of women’s civic participation and contribution and has published her first book “Women in Conflict Zones” in 2019.

Victor Fredung

Chief Executive Officer
Shufti Pro

Victor Fredung is a serial entrepreneur that has built several successful startups previously and has now set out to build the most seamless customer onboarding solution through automation for global markets.

Ron Finberg

Director, Global Regulatory Reporting Solutions
S&P Global

Ron is a Director at S&P Global Market Intelligence, Global Regulatory Reporting Solutions and helps customers with their compliance of EMIR, MIFIR, SFTR, MAS and ASIC derivative reporting. Ron is an ongoing contributor of regulatory focused content and webinars and leverages his over 20 years’ experience in the financial industry.


Vince De Castro

Chief Marketing Officer
GMI Markets

Vince is the Chief Marketing Officer at GMI Markets and is an experienced marketing leader with a passion for technology and innovation. He has over fifteen years experience in brand, strategy and digital marketing as well as a proven track record in leading marketing teams through complex campaigns, funnel optimization and increasing overall lifetime value of the customer. Over the last few years, Vince has gained extensive knowledge within the Financial Services and Forex industry. He is a data driven person who continuously strives to find meaning in the numbers and utilizes business intelligence in all aspects of the decision making process.

Alexandros A. Patsalides

Director | Financial Services Division
EBO Ltd.

As a technology and business strategist, Alexandros brings 18 years of financial services experience to EBO. Amongst other blue-chip companies, Alexandros has worked as Country Sales Manager for IBM Italia S.p.A (Cyprus Branch) and CIO for the Executive Business School ‘P.A. College’. He possesses a solid background in project & change management, business, and IT. Today, Alexandros operates from EBO’s Cyprus office and believes that EBO’s AI-powered tools are the perfect solution for dynamic companies looking to stay ahead of the curve.

Ross Pitman

Senior Business Manager
GRS

Ross began his recruitment career back in 2003 in the UK managing a large city centre contract employment desk, before joining GRS, Cyprus’ largest Recruitment Consultancy in 2016. Ross serves as a pivotal member of the Senior Management Team having joined as an Executive Recruitment Consultant and going on to be promoted to Senior Business Manager in record time. With a wide portfolio of clients across a diverse industry spectrum, Ross has supported his clients in identifying, interviewing and placing highly skilled professionals from entry to senior management level. Ross continues to act as a mentor and coach to the whole team offering his wealth of understanding and market knowledge to the next generation of GRS consultants. Ross solidifies GRS’ presence as the market leading recruitment, HR and payroll consultancy group, with his passion for client relationship management, business development and participation in industry events. Since 2005 GRS have placed thousands of candidates to advance their careers and meet our client’s strategic objectives. Our high quality service is consistently committed to excellence where confidentiality, for both client and candidate, are at the forefront of our priorities. In this highly competitive market where finding and retaining top talent can be incredibly challenging, it has never been more critical to engage the services of GRS.

Andrea Badiola Mateos

Head of Finance Magnates Cyprus
Finance Magnates Group

Andrea is a highly skilled professional with a strong background in sales and business development spanning a decade. She is an expert in strategy and marketing, as well as building operations and developing sales growth strategies. As the Head of Finance Magnates in Cyprus she is focused on expanding the reach and operations of Finance Magnates Group.

Marc Bürki

CEO
Swissquote Bank

Marc Bürki, CEO of Swissquote Bank Ltd., was born in 1961. He graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) with a degree in electrical engineering in 1987. Until 1990 he worked as a telecommunications specialist with the European Space Agency (ESA) in Nordweijk (Netherlands), and was subsequently a co-founder and managing partner with Marvel Communications Ltd. He is a founding member of Swissquote, where he has held various positions on the Board of Directors and in the Executive Management team. In 2002, Marc Bürki was appointed CEO of Swissquote Group Holding Ltd. and Swissquote Bank Ltd., the offices he holds today.

Vivian Mizrahi

Head of Affiliation
FPM.Global

With over 14 years in the Forex industry and 10 specialized in the Fintech Affiliation Field, Vivian Mizrahi has helped brands like Avatrade and Iforex to develop their partnerships department. Today she leads the FPM.Global team, a Fintech Network that manages 4 different crypto and forex brands.

Justinas Badaras

Head of Sales
Bankera

Justinas Badaras is the Head of Sales at Bankera – a payment services company that issues payment accounts, issues debit cards and develops custom payment solutions to European digital business, such as Forex, iGaming, FinTech. Justinas is based in Lithuania, from where Bankera runs its operations, and his expertise lies in payment solutions, FinTech strategy and partnerships.

Elina Pedersen

Co-CEO, CRO
Your Bourse

Bio: Elina Pedersen is a Co-CEO and a member of the Board of Your Bourse, an award winning FinTech provider of order execution and multi-asset connectivity for MT4/MT5 and Crypto brokers. Elina is a firm believer that when there is will there is way. At Your Bourse Elina’s main goal is to help the firm’s clients grow in volume and revenue through the use and customisation of Your Bourse order matching technology, risk management and reporting tools. Elina holds an EMBA degree and has over a decade of senior management and executive role experience in retail/institutional brokerage including marketing, operations, regulation and strategy. Elina’s past roles include Global CMO of Admiral Markets Group and CEO of Admiral Markets UK (Admirals).

Nir Netzer (C.P.A, MBA, LL.B)

Founding Partner of Equitech Group; The Chairman of the Israeli FinTech Association - FinTech-Aviv
Equitech Group

Nir is a FinTech Innovation Strategist, FinTech Transformation Adviser, Tech Scouter and a keen leader of the Israeli FinTech ecosystem, driving its growth by curating and hosting FinTech conferences as well as lecturing in academic courses. Nir is a C.P.A, holds an LL.B and an MBA in finance and financial management.

Nicolas Shamtanis

BD Swiss
CEO

Nicolas Shamtanis joined leading multi-asset financial services firm BDSwiss in 2021, following a 15-year career within the forex industry. A forward-thinking professional with a passion for innovation and financial inclusion, Nicolas is responsible for the firm’s strategic direction, management structure, and global expansion plans. His dedication to impeccable client service, accountability, and creativity are important drivers to BDSwiss’ ongoing success. Having previously held key leadership roles as Chief Sales Officer at Exness and Chief Commercial Officer at easyMarkets, Nicolas is an industry veteran with a proven track record in leading and scaling high-growth fintech businesses. Nicolas has a degree in International Business Management from the Nuremberg Institute of Technology.

Tajinder Virk

CEO
Finvasia Group

Tajinder Virk ( AKA Natty) is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Finvasia group of companies. He is an engaged and motivating leader who leverages his 17 years of extensive industry knowledge to lead the group and its people. His deep familiarity with all aspects of the business allows him to develop and lead the execution of the group’s strategic vision and guide the group’s growth. He has worked with some of the largest investment banks and hedge funds on Wall Street and has managed multibillion-dollar funds for major US banks, before co-founding Finvasia.

Iskandar Akef Najjar

Group CEO
Equiti Group Limited

lskandar is the CEO of the Equiti Group of companies. He has a strong track record leading and growing FX and CFD companies in the Middle East. lskandar is the former MD of ADS Securities for the Middle East & Africa region, and CEO of Alpari ME. Under lskandar’s leadership, Alpari ME become the leading FX firm in the Middle East region. lskandar began his career as a financial advisor working for Barclays bank in the UK before transitioning to work in the FX industry. lskandar holds a MBA from the London Business School and a MSc in Finance from Leeds Beckett University.

Ben Cuthbert

CEO
Celer

Ben has over 20 years experience in technology having worked for numerous large commercial organisations in support, architecture and development. Previous employers include HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Bank of America, Financial Times, LMAX, Cable & Wireless, Schlumberger and BT Multimedia & Internet. Through these positions Ben has researched, designed, project-managed and tested front-end trading platforms, broker platforms, E-commerce systems and interfaces for algorithmic engines. In addition to advanced skills in system development for multi-asset classes, Ben also has a thorough understanding of business requirements having spent considerable time within front office departments as the link between traders and IT, he loves coding, building, designing platforms.

James Dewdney-Herbert

Relationship Manager
Saxo Institutional

James joined Saxo in 2020 and is responsible for institutional business development in London with a focus on FX sales, trading and prime brokerage. James has more than 12 years’ experience in the financial services industry in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore and London. Prior to Saxo, James was VP for Citibank’s FX Prime Brokerage business in Singapore, worked at CFH Group in Hong Kong as Head of e-FX, CFD and Previous Metal Sales APAC, and at ISAM Capital Markets in institutional sales. James holds a BA Honours in History and Politics from Bristol University West of England.

Calum Chamberlain

Trading Lead
TrueLayer

Calum has over six years of expertise building market leading customer experiences for some of the UK’s fastest growing fintechs at both Salesforce and Oracle. He now leads our mission to help Trading platforms and Financial Services providers to optimise their customer onboarding and payment journeys through open banking.

Shawn Ha

General Manager
Fullerton Markets

Shawn Ha champions the financial business industry specialising in foreigh exchange, fintech, blockchain and cryptocurrency. He leads teams at Fullerton Markets as the General Manager. Shawn is well known for his exemplary leadership style and always leads by example. Hi expertise in business operations allows him to grow and operate complex platfroms in APAC markets.

Nikolett Ioannidis

Head of Operations
payabl.

Nikolett is the Head of Operations at payabl. With valuable experience in the payments and financial services industries, she is passionate about leveraging innovative technologies to optimise operations for online merchants. In her previous roles, Nikolett gained significant skills in both a client relations and sales capacity, equipping her with a well-rounded view of the challenges and opportunities that clients may encounter. Currently, her responsibilities include designing efficient policies, overseeing merchant onboarding processes, leading account management and customer service, and implementing alternative payment solutions.

George Kessarios

Economist & Senior Fund Manager
Exclusive Capital

Since 1997 George has been a professional investor and money manager mainly focused on the US equities sector. He has a deep understanding of the US economy and a keen eye for spotting attractive investment opportunities in undervalued US stocks. George is a holder of the CySEC advanced certificate and a frequent financial markets opinion writer for Greek and other international financial websites. He has been interviewed multiple times throughout his career by prominent news agencies, including Bloomberg.

Mike Read

Director
Pelican Exchange

Mike left investment banking in 2010 to start London and Eastern, a financial software business. Having been the first company to successfully receive a full copy trading licence from the FCA they launched Pelican. Pelican is a B2B copy trading solution (with an optional FCA regulatory wrapper) that provides white label services to some of the biggest brands globally including Axi, Vantage, Ava Trade, IC Markets, Infinox and Tickmill.

Lea Wang

Director
Azure Intelligence Service Limited

Seasoned financial industry veteran that helps entities develop business strategies and operational planning to achieve success in target markets. Specialised in strategic expansion of business and operations on a global scale, good at driving critical business processes development, directing communication strategies, establishing and maintaining key partnerships.

Dor Eligula

CBDO
Deshe Analytics

Dor Eligula is the Co-Founder & CBDO of Deshe Analytics, a 2nd-time fintech entrepreneur, and an LLM graduate.

Tejinder Kumar

Global Head of Sales
Zonda Global

Tejinder Kumar is a highly experienced and technically minded senior manager with over 16 years of experience in the sales, fintech, and online trading industries with a proven track record of building, scaling and managing high-performing retail and institutional teams. Tejinder has a strong understanding of the trading industry, and has worked in the FX, CFDs and Equities sector with a strong interest in Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, DEX, DeFi, and various blockchain platforms and consensus methodologies (Mining, PoW, PoS).

Ahmed Nemr Aly

Senior Enterprise Account Executive
Easy-Technologies

Since 2010, Mr. Ahmed Nemr has accumulated extensive experience within the FinTech industry. His specialties encompass knowledge on retail, corporate, and technology based brokerage firms, as well as researching and tackling the latest challenges they face. Overall, he has successfully assisted numerous startups in building productive business models and traverse obstacles.

Tony Petrov

Chief Legal Officer
Sumsub

Experienced Blockchain and Fintech Attorney with focus on AML and KYC compliance, data privacy and international regulators relations, Certified CySEC AML Compliance Officer. LLM (University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law), LLB (St. Petersburg State University), IT Law (University of California Berkeley).

Nima Siar

Chief Sales Officer
FXPRIMUS

After majoring in Finance and Business Administration at San Diego State University Nima immediately started his journey in the financial sector working in the Mortgage Banking Industry in Southern California. In 2009 he started his path in the FX & CFD space as an Account Service Manager and eventually progressed to become the Chief Sales Officer for the FXPRIMUS Group where he has been employed since 2019. His experience in sales and business development along-side his acumen for understanding various FX related SaaS’ has helped him to create and develop multiple successful sales team’s globally.

Victor Ivanov

Senior Business Development Executive
Brokeree Solutions

With a decade experience in B2B sales and business development operations Victor Ivanov is currently working as a Senior Business Development Executive at Brokeree Solutions – a turnkey technology provider for multi-asset brokerages. Victor holds a bachelor’s in Anti-crisis Management and a master’s degree in Economics from LETI University and worked at Veeam Software as a Senior Renewal Representative for the Nordics region for over 5 years.

Yakubu Teri Ishaku

CEO/Founder
Kwakol Markets

Dr. Yakubu Teri Ishaku graduated in surgery and medicine from the Afe Babalola University in Nigeria. He is the founder and CEO of Kwakol. With his pioneering vision, he aims to make the company a leading global brand through providing clients innovative products and tools to achieve financial freedom. He is an innovative entrepreneur with the vision of building a company that will thrive in the short as well as the long term.

David Nussbaum

CEO
Skale CRM

Bio: With over a decade experience in FX Client Management, CEO and Founder, David Nussbaum built SkaleCRM to provide a back-office solution for brokerages around the world. In addition to the SkaleCRM, David has also launched a plug and play marketplace integration for partners wishing to integrate directly. David’s experience in the financial service industry has led to his company becoming one of the leading CRM platforms on the market today. The Skale solution has been deployed globally and used internationally. David started his career as an electronic engineer at BAE Systems after graduating in 2000 with an MSc Electronics and Robotics. He continued his career working in product and project manager roles in Reuters, SuperDerivatives and TraderTools. David has developed his skills around many high-tech international companies, his eye for detail and a problem-solving mind has helped many company owners to develop and grow in their field and build new solutions to everyday challenges.

Alex Katsaros

CEO
TopFX

Alex Katsaros is the Group CEO of TopFX. With extensive 15-year experience in the sector, Alex is being entrusted with the company’s strategic planning and journey in a highly competitive environment. As a former head of the product development team of cTrader, he possesses strong technical expertise and a deep understanding of the B2B landscape in the e-FX and CFDs industry.

Vassil Dimitrov

Account Manager
The Kingdom Bank

Mr. Vassil Dimitrov has 15 years of B2B and B2C sales and account management experience in Payments, specializing in solution selling and account management of VIP accounts and closing/up-selling business. He has been working for The Kingdom Bank as an account manager.

Yang Sun

General Manager
Alibaba Cloud UK&I and Nordics

Yang Sun, General Manager of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence – UK&I, Nordics, Israel, and Cyprus at Alibaba Group Yang stands at the forefront of the fastest moving technology industry trend – cloud computing & data intelligence services and joined the Alibaba Group in early 2016 with over 15 years industry experience to lead the business expansion of Alibaba Cloud in UK&I, Nordics, Israeli and more international markets with the focus on key industries, e.g., New Retail, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Manufacturing, and more sectors.

Marcus Fetherston

Director of Operations
Eightcap

Marcus Fetherston is the Director of Operations at Eightcap. He manages the company’s day to day operations and is an integral part of Eightcap’s product offering, liquidity, and competitive trading conditions. Marcus joined Eightcap in 2020 and has been part of the company throughout its continued growth in the global derivatives and crypto trading space over the last two years.

David Jones

Chief Market Strategist
Capital.com

David is a qualified technical analyst whose major role is to develop Capital.com’s market-leading content through driving our YouTube channel, where he delivers info-reach videos, webinars, technical analyses and key market updates. He started his financial career in the 1990s as a currency analyst. He has held senior management positions at CMC Markets and IG Group, where he provided regular commentary to media and clients, and devised a wide range of educational programmes. From 2015 David was markets presenter on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Wake Up to Money. He has also consulted within the financial trading industry, providing education and market content for a wide range of clients around the world.

Peter Leonidou

Chief Sales Officer
Exclusive Capital

 Peter Leonidou is an industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience in the international financial markets. His journey in the industry began in 1997 while holding the position of Senior Account Manager and becoming Senior Technical Analyst/Dealer later on in his career. During the years, Peter worked as Head of Sales and Chief Sales Officer at various reputable financial firms. His latest position before joining Exclusive Capital was Managing Director of a multi-asset liquidity and technology provider firm based in Cyprus.

Andreas Thalassinos

Director of Education
NAGA

Mr Andreas Thalassinos, a pioneer in the fields of technical analysis and traders’ education, is the Director of Education at NAGA. He is one of the most well-known, renowned, and respected financial experts in the industry bringing to NAGA a wealth of knowledge gathered throughout his long and inspiring career. Mr Thalassinos enumerates hundreds of webinars, seminars, workshops, and eBooks, all in his quest to “give correct and valid knowledge to traders”. His vision aligns perfectly with NAGA’s mission to give people the means and the knowledge to reach their financial freedom through financial literacy. His mathematical and computer science education and expertise in technical analysis have led him to become one of the architects of not only market analysis from a technical standpoint but algorithmic trading as well. Specifically, he has developed hundreds of automated systems, indicators and trading tools and his solutions are being used today by traders, investors, and brokerages from all around the world. His educational events are like no other: his energy and engaging, interactive manner as well as the entertaining flavour he adds, make his seminars the most highly demanded and popular in the industry. He was awarded the international professional certificate, MSTA by the Society of Technical Analysts (UK), CFTe and MFTA by the International Federation of Technical Analysts (USA). His latest research thesis is titled “Anatomy of a living trend: Swing Charts, High Points and Low Points, Peaks and Troughs and how their underlying structure may define their forecasting strength.” His input, direction and first-grade qualities elevate NAGA Education to a world-class suite of skill-gaining for trading and investing.

James Hughes

Head of Brand and Chief Market Analyst
Scope Markets

James Hughes is Chief Market Analyst at Scope Markets. With over 20 years’ experience in the trading industry his knowledge of the financial markets and retail trading is vast. James' experience has seen him become a regular commentator on many of the major news channels in the UK including the BBC, Sky News, CNBC and Bloomberg, as well as hosting seminars on a number of trading topics at conferences around the world.   A qualified technical analyst and active trader, James regularly gives seminars and webinars on a wide variety of subjects to Scope Markets clients and is invited to speak at trade shows and conferences in all the major financial cities in the world. James’ career has seen him work for a number of high-powered financial institutions in the City of London. Most recently James was Chief Strategist at AxiTrader and CMC Markets.

Bojan Ninkovic

Digital Lead
Ultimate Fintech

Bojan Ninkovic is a Digital Lead for Ultimate Fintech with 15+ years of experience working for global ad agencies Leo Burnett and McCann, leading marketing activities as Head of marketing for MasterCard for SEE region and working for New York based start-ups. Bojan specializes in digital marketing and is responsible for strategic input, development and management of digital campaigns with focus on PPC, social media and SEO. Bojan is versatile business and marketing professional who is passionate and experienced to grow natural followers to brands and create business solutions to maximize their performance. Inspired daily by his wife and their son and daughter in his free time, Bojan likes to do wakeboarding, skiing and spend time in nature with his kids.

James Alexander

Chief Commercial Officer
Invast Global

A seasoned financial market professional with over 15 years of experience across both exchange-traded and OTC derivatives, Alexander has institutional derivatives experience at a number of U.S. investment banks and brokers including Cantor Fitzgerald and MF Global. Specialising in maximising the client experience, Alexander creates tailored solutions for hedge funds, asset managers and wholesale brokers. He leads the sales and distribution team at Invast Global where he has been pivotal in expanding the international Prime business over the past 9 years.

Anya Aratovskaya

Vice President of Institutional Sales
Advanced Markets

Anya is a VP of Institutional Sales for the Advanced Markets Group. During the last 12 years in B2B space, she helped numerous FX companies, banks and asset managers elevate their businesses to a new level by successfully implementing progressive technology and liquidity solutions into their models. Prior to joining Advanced Markets in 2015, Anya was working for Boston Technologies. She holds a Master of Science degree in Financial Services from Northeastern University (Boston).

Philippe Ghanem

Founder & Executive Chairman
SquaredFinancial

Mr. Philippe Ghanem is an innovat