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Are you Ready to Lead the Forex Revolution?



19 APRIL 2024
 Four Seasons Hotel - Limassol, Cyprus

Evdokia Pitsillidou

Partner - Risk & Compliance Director at 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), Investment Funds and Payment Institutions.


Maria Pittashi

General Manager at PLUGIT


Maria is the General Manager at PLUGIT, a leading Fintech company providing multiple award-winning solutions for the financial markets, including the YOONIT suite of intelligent modules.
Her appointment as General Manager sees her heading the company's expansion into new markets, streamlining the client onboarding process, and maintaining PLUGIT's reputation for excellent customer experience.
Maria has accumulated many years of experience in the sector, having served in management positions with some of the leading companies in the financial industry. Prior to taking on her role at PLUGIT, Maria was the FX Specialist Manager for the MENA region at Thomson Reuters/Refinitiv.


Carla Nemr

Chief Business Development Officer at Tickmill


Carla Nemr serves as the Chief Business Development Officer at Tickmill, an award-winning, multi-regulated broker. Carla’s role is to oversee the strategic expansion and development of business operations and partnerships for the Tickmill Group across various regions. With two decades of expertise in Business Development and Sales, spanning both retail and institutional sectors, Carla has been instrumental in advancing the Group's growth. Her contributions include defining strategic goals, crafting expansion plans, exploring and entering new markets, and enhancing the group's global presence. She is a firm believer in business ethics and in building long-lasting, quality relationships. Her motto is ‘the sky is the limit’. In 2022, Carla was recognised as one of the "Influential Arab Women" during the Arab Women Summit in Dubai.


Victor Ivanov

Regional Head of Business Development (EMEA) at Brokeree Solutions


With over a decade of expertise in B2B sales and business development, Victor Ivanov currently holds the position of Regional Head of Business Development (EMEA) at Brokeree Solutions, a prominent turnkey technology provider for multi-asset brokerages. Victor is equipped with a bachelor's degree in Anti-crisis Management and a master's degree in Economics. His focus at Brokeree Solutions involves driving business development initiatives across the EMEA region, contributing to the company's growth and success in the dynamic field of technologies for brokerages.


Vince De Castro

Founder at De Castro Media


Vince De Castro is the founder of De Castro Media, a marketing agency that combines a deep understanding of technology with a keen insight into consumer behavior to deliver strategies that not only engage but also convert.
Vince’s ability to transform complex digital trends into actionable, growth-centric strategies has established him as a respected figure in the industry. His commitment to staying ahead of the curve ensures that De Castro Media is not just a marketing agency, but a forward-thinking partner in its clients' success.


Roberto d’Ambrosio

CEO at Axiory


Roberto is a very experienced senior executive with one of the strongest reputations in the industry, approved in several jurisdictions and holding C-level positions in major brokerages before being appointed as CEO of Axiory Brokerage Group, He is a compliance, risk management and corporate governance expert, passionate about education and is a well-known trading and investment mentor. As Director and CEO of Axiory Global, Roberto has been involved in the set-up and management of all core processes. His presence has exponentially expanded the company’s reach to new jurisdictions while maintaining a flawless reputation among lawmakers, authorities, and traders.


Kyriakos Charilaou

Director of Compliance Operations (Deputy Global Head of Compliance) at EXANTE


Experienced financial professional with proven success in trading and portfolio management on global FX, stocks, indices, and commodities markets. Extensive background and working experience on risk exposure, asset and wealth management and legal requirements and procedures as requested by local financial watchdog/authority (CySEC). Strong ability to build and lead teams that meet and exceed designated goals expectations and profitability targets (excess alpha returns on Benchmarks). Highly adept at developing and implementing strategies that enhance revenues and decrease expenses.


Craig Jenkins

Chief Legal and Compliance Officer at Squared Financial


Craig began his career in the British Army serving in law enforcement on a global scale. He then transitioned to law before moving to corporate advisory consultancy on corporate fraud and compliance in London and Dubai for some of the largest companies in the world. He has worked in the financial investment industry in Cyprus for 6 years and is now the Chief Legal and Compliance Officer for Squared Financial.


Christina Irakleous

Chief Marketing Officer at Rock - West


Christina is the newly appointed Chief Marketing Officer of Rock - West, a relatively new Forex Brokerage. She is responsible for the strategic delivery of marketing initiatives in more than 15 markets in Asia, Middle East & Africa; driving brand awareness, demand generation and positioning the Rock-West brand prominently across the respective regions. Christina has experience across B2C and B2B in a variety of industries including Capital Markets, Software Tech, Crypto-Payment solutions as well as iGaming. She has held senior marketing and communication roles in both established organisations and startups.


Petros Kalaitzis

Head of Cyprus at Tools for Brokers

Petros has held key positions in various organisations, showcasing his versatility and leadership capabilities. Currently serving as the Head of Cyprus at Tools for Brokers, his responsibilities include overseeing sales, asset management, customer relationship management (CRM), account management, and operations management.

In his previous role as Managing Director & COO at The Trading Pit, Petros demonstrated his strategic acumen in steering the company towards success. As the Chief Experience Officer (CXO) at NAGA, he played a pivotal role in enhancing customer experiences and driving business growth.

Petros’s managerial journey includes a significant tenure at Tickmill, where he served as the Head of Client Services for Listed Derivatives in the UK and EU. Here, he played a crucial role in building client-facing departments from scratch, coordinating marketing, sales, and client services efforts, and contributing to long-term product strategy and planning.

With experience at Saxo Bank in Cyprus as the Manager of Retail and Corporate Sales, Petros engaged in business development, selling FX, CFDs, equities, options, futures, and bonds. His role involved organizing webinars and seminars, cross-selling, and up-selling bank products.


Kelly Fenech

Partner at MK Fintech

Dr Kelly Fenech has a prolific background in financial services, distributed ledger technology, FinTech and capital markets with a special focus on investment, VFA and payment services, anti-money laundering and financial instruments.

His career path yielded crucial experience in assisting clients in corporate and commercial matters, particularly corporate governance, M&A transactions and general company law. Furthermore, he specialises in the issuing of legal opinions, structuring fintech products – specifically crypto assets to ensure they aren’t classified as financial instruments, assisting clients apply for financial/VFA services licences and advising on various regulatory matters to ensure firms remain compliant with EU legislation and MFSA and FIAU requirements.

Kelly is ranked in the Chambers and Partners Malta Fintech Legal Guide for 2023 and has gradually become a rising star within the Legal 500, including the Legal 500 Malta Fintech Guide 2023. He is also a member of the Malta Chamber of Advocates.


Marios Panagi

Chief Marketing Officer at GBE Brokers

With over a decade in the investment industry, Marios is an experienced Chief Marketing & Operations Officer in creating a brand position in the prospect’s mind, reflecting reality and customer experience to achieve a competitive advantage in the marketplace. A believer in writing the strategy plan on a paper, the “whole cluster of things”, which helps to define the direction, discover what we are thinking, as well identify the opportunities which will simply be the catalyst of an exchange transaction to drive growth in numbers. Highly involved in institutional and retail sales in closing deals and a technical practitioner in design, execution, and delivery on performance campaigns.

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Marilena Iakovou

Chief Marketing Officer at Doo Prime

Marilena currently serves as Doo Prime’s Chief Marketing Officer and plays a vital role in developing and implementing the overall marketing strategy of the company. She has a strong academic background in Marketing and Advertising and brings more than 15 years of hands-on experience in planning and executing effective marketing campaigns and driving growth for reputable global financial firms. Among them, M4Markets, where she played an instrumental role in establishing the fintech startup in the industry, and Tickmill, where, as the first Group CMO, she helped increase market share in key regions and driven overall business expansion.

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Yiannis Pettemerides

BA, MA, FCA (ICAEW), Forensic Investigations, Sanctions Compliance, Anti Money Laundering Compliance

Yiannis is a Consultant, in the fields of Forensic, Anti-Money Laundering, Regulatory Compliance, Registered Auditor and Insolvency Practitioner, with more than 20 years of experience.

He was engaged, for more than 2 years, as an External Technical Expert, and leading the Onsite Inspection Teams, of the AML/Supervision Department of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC). He was also the Chairman and a Member, for more than 5 years, of the Economic Crime and Forensic Accounting Committee of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC) and also the Vice-Chairman, for more than 4 years, of the Promotion of the Profession and Academic Relations Committee of the Cyprus Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).

Yiannis is engaged as an External Technical Expert, in the fields of Forensic Investigations, Anti-money Laundering Investigations and Audit Investigations, by the Cyprus Police Economic Crime Unit, the Attorney General Office, the Audit General Office and the Private Sector.

Furthermore, Yiannis is a Member of the AML and Compliance Committee of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC), a Member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and a Founding Member of the Cyprus #209 Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

He holds a Bachelor and a Master’s degrees in Accounitng, Economics and Finance (BA, MA), a Fellowship and Practicing Audit Certificates from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and from the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC). He is also a Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and of the International Compliance Association (ICA).


Uri Samet

CEO at Buzz Dealer

Uri Samet is the CEO and founder of Buzz Dealer, an award-winning global digital marketing firm specialising in Online Reputation Management and Digital PR. With over 20 years of dedicated experience and a proven track record in various digital marketing strategies, he has positioned Buzz Dealer as a global leader in the fields of ORM, SEO, and digital PR, with special attention to the financial industries. Uri has held senior marketing and management positions, contributed as an advisory board member to various start-up companies, and is a member of both the Forbes Agency Council and the Entrepreneur Leadership Network

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Christoforos Livadiotis

Group Chief AML Officer at Trading Point Group - XM


Christoforos Livadiotis has been dealing with AML for almost 20 years. He is currently the Group Chief AML Officer for Trading Point Group (, a leading financial services provider offering world-class brokerage products through several regulated entities. He is also the AMLCO of XM, the Group’s regulated entity in Cyprus.

Christoforos has an extensive knowledge of the AML function from the banking standpoint as well since he was the Head of Compliance and the Money Laundering Compliance Officer (MLCO) of AstroBank Ltd (previously Piraeus Bank (Cyprus) Ltd) for a number of years.

Prior to joining Piraeus Bank (Cyprus) Ltd, Christoforos worked for 6 years as a financial analyst/investigator in the Cyprus FIU, (MOKAS), under the Attorney General of the Republic of Cyprus. Christoforos holds a BSc from the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Accounting with Management and a MSc from the University of Reading – ISMA Centre Business School in International Securities Investment and Banking (ISIB).

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João Monteiro

Executive Director at 4XC


Joao Monteiro is the Founder of Geomatrix Holdings, 4xC, and CarteiraX, with more than 20 years of experience across fintech, forex, brokerage, trading, AI, and technology, as well as digital banking and stock market knowledge. Over the past few decades, his organisation has built trust and transparency across Europe, the Pacific region, and Latin America while coordinating with regulatory bodies such as Cysec, FCA UK, Banco Central de Uruguay, FSC, etc. A highly respected and well-renowned industry expert, forex coach and trainer, Joao is a recognised contributor to financial articles in Nasdaq, Dow Jones, MarketWatch, Washington Post, The Guardian, and The Sun. Leading the global expansion of his organisations, Joao has played a critical role in the development of business partnerships and business plans and has developed his organisations with a specific focus on comprehensive strategies, financial and operational efficiencies, risk and crisis management, and a human-centric approach for future-ready businesses. Joao runs his companies with diversity at the forefront, knowing that different minds who contribute to the same goal will lead to the best results, as is evident in the success of his companies.


Elena Christodoulou

Head of Europe at


Elena Christodoulou is the Head of Europe for, a premier global online trading provider. She spearheads the company's operational strategies and initiatives throughout the European market, bolstering its presence and propelling expansion efforts. With a distinguished history in the financial sector, she has showcased remarkable leadership acumen and an in-depth grasp of European market intricacies. Elena's unwavering dedication to client contentment, innovation, and performance-driven outcomes has cemented her reputation as a respected leader within the industry. Having held pivotal positions at, notably as Regional Manager DACH, Elena has consistently delivered exceptional results and cultivated enduring partnerships with clients and collaborators. Her profound comprehension of the trading landscape, coupled with her strategic foresight, is pivotal in advancing the company's growth objectives. Elena Christodoulou leads the development and implementation of strategic directives aimed at driving business expansion, managing client interactions, and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.

Maria Pittashi
Victor Ivanov
Evdokia Pitsillidou
Carla Nemr
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Petros Kalaitzis
Kelly Fenech
Marios Panagi
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