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The Maritime Cyprus Conference has been postponed due to logistical issues stemming from the coronavirus pandemic and the related precautions and safety measures currently in place for all physical events.

The conference, originally scheduled for October 10 to October 13 of this year, will be pushed to October 9 to October 12, 2022.

The conference’s organising committee, composed of representatives from the Deputy Ministry of Shipping, the Cyprus Shipping Chamber and the Cyprus Union of Shipowners, confirmed the postponement of the event on Monday, September 13.

The organising committee noted that the nature of the event necessitates the physical presence of its attendees to better facilitate the networking aspect of the conference.

The restricted capacity of the venue, vastly decreased due to Covid-19 health and safety measures, was also taken under consideration.

Ernst & Young (EY) Cyprus has been named Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year by the International Tax Review (ITR) for the third year running.

The award was given during the ITR European Tax Awards which took place online on September 9, 2021.

The awards are held annually and aim to recognise the best tax service providers from around Europe.

“We are delighted about this new distinction and, once again proud of our Tax team for its professionalism, expertise and hard work. This has been a challenging year for all, in view of the restrictions imposed by COVID-19, but our people have stood by our clients providing high-quality services in a fluid and uncertain environment,” Partner and Head of Tax and Legal Services of EY Cyprus Philippos Raptopoulos said,

“Drawing from our international standards and expertise we are committed to continuously innovate and provide exceptional service to our clients in Cyprus and abroad,” Raptopoulos added.

“As the global tax environment changes with legislative initiative ongoing at a European and global level, our clients’ needs and expectations continuously evolve. Our clients expect from EY nothing less than top-level advice and guidance to help them deal with complex tax issues,” Associate Partner and Head of Transfer Pricing Services of EY Cyprus Charalambos Palaontas commented.

“Our team of dedicated tax experts has been successfully rising to this challenge and are always one step ahead, meeting and surpassing our clients’ needs. This recognition, awarded to EY for the third time, is an acknowledgement of their efforts and dedication,” Palaontas added.

The Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF) will be hosting its European Researchers’ Night event on Friday, September 24, the foundation announced in a press release on Monday, September 13. This will be the fifteenth instalment of the science, research and innovation-focused event.

This year’s edition, whose theme and title will be ENGAGE – European Researchers’ Night in Cyprus: Τhe Digital and Green Age, will be under the auspices of the Deputy Minister of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy Kyriakos Kokkinos

The event will take place online due to the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Last year’s event, which also took place online, received more than 18,000 digital visitors, a record number for the event.

The European Researchers’ Night, which will start at 08:00 AM on September 24 and conclude at 22:00 PM at night, is inspired by the recent signings of the European Green Deal and European Digital Strategy.

The event will include more than 60 virtual stands staffed by more than 300 researchers from the academic and business world of Cyprus.

Moreover, within the context of the event, the Research and Innovation Foundation will also be running their S-Factor contest, which will take place in a hybrid format.

The S-Factor contest, which will reach its ten-year milestone this year, involves the participation of high-school students and asks them to present a scientific phenomenon in an original and fun way in front of a live audience with only three minutes at their disposal.

The contest will take place on September 23 and September 24 at the Strovolos Municipal Theatre.

Interested parties have until September 16 to submit their applications.

The CYENS Τhinker Maker Space, the CYENS centre’s in-process digital fabrication, machining, electronics, Mix-R, and work area space, has issued an open invitation for its Artist-in-Residence programme.

Addressed to artists and creatives, guest artists will have full access to the centre’s facilities and will be encouraged to use the equipment available to create various works which will be later put on display.

Resident artists will also be able to organise and host workshops and seminars regarding their chosen medium.

The Thinker Maker Space initiative, as well as the CYENS centre to which it belongs, are both under the Nicosia Entrepreneurship and Innovation hub which is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

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