The Cyprus Employers & Industrialists Federation (OEB) successfully held on June 24, 2021, an online conference on “Financing the green transition of Cypriot hotels”, as part of the Hotels4Climate program.
The Conference started by a welcome note from the President of OEB Mr. Antonis Antoniou, who referred to the ambitious goals of the European Commission for energy & climate, the importance of the green restart of the hotel industry especially after the effects of the pandemic of COVID-19, as well as the Strategies recovery tools and tools to enable this green restart.
Keynote speakers at the conference were:
- Mr. Andreas Lizidis, Industrial Applications Officer A’, Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry, who presented the Plans of the Ministry for energy upgrading and renewable energy technologies (RES),
- Mr. Xenios Konomis, Director of Business, Bank of Cyprus, presented the Bank’s Financial Products related to green transition,
- Mrs. Anthi Charalambous, Director of the Energy and Environment Division of OEB, presented the Financial tools and mechanisms for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the hotel sector, and
- Mr. Panagiotis Kastanias, Officer of the Energy & Environment Division of OEB, presented the Assessment of the current energy situation in the hotel sector in Greece and Cyprus and the appropriate emission reduction measures.
Speaker presentations are available below: