W11 Ventures Founder and Partner, Stavriana Kofteros, Chairperson of the 14th Limassol Economic Forum held in Limassol on October 6th, 2023.

The Forum’s discussed challenges, opportunities and shared views on the global and European Economy, Energy and particularly energy transition and Net Zero, Investments, Innovation & Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Foreign Policy.

Encapsulating the challenges and prospects ahead, Kofteros stated that “We live in a world faced with multiple multilayered challenges, global economic situation, inflation, interest rate hikes, a looming recession in the US, geopolitical challenges, supply chain disruptions, energy challenges, Net Zero goals…And yet it is also a time of technological advancements and innovation leaps. Welcome to the AI era, an era of green and digital opportunities. An era were emerging technologies and innovation are key to overcome challenges and strategically important during this massively transformative period”, she concluded.

14th Limassol Economic Forum, W11 Ventures Founder and Partner, Stavriana Kofteros in conversation with Mr. Efstratios – Georgios Arapoglou, Chairman of the Bank of Cyprus.

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Dear Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Business Leaders and participants, 

It is my utmost pleasure to welcome you to the 14th Limassol Economic Forum. An Economic Forum is indeed never boring. We live in interesting times. 

The current global economic situation, inflation / stagflation, interest rate hikes, a looming recession in the US, geopolitical challenges, supply chain disruptions, energy challenges, decarbonization and Net Zero goals – need more? And yet, also a time of technological advancements and innovation leaps. Welcome to the AI era, an era of green and digital opportunities. 

  • How EU will become more competitive? 
  • Is digital and green transition the way for a strong and resilient EU economy? 
  • Are ESGs a trend or a driver of sustainable growth ….?

Questions, Questions… 

The promising discussions and insights shared on the Economy, Energy, Investments, Innovation & Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Foreign Policy today will surely be thought provoking.  

About W11 Ventures

W11 is a unique boutique growth and innovation advisory firm, scaling startups and innovative companies, and a strategic connector of corporates with the innovation ecosystem, creating partnerships for the long run, with a proactive role geared to genuine value creation and growth. W11 offers end-to-end strategic and advisory functions, guidance and support to startups and innovative companies in the seed, startup, and scaling phase, looking for business development, capital raising, external growth or exit opportunities.