Filoxenia Conference Centre

Thrakis 17, 2112 Aglantzia-Nicosia

Most EBRD 2017 Annual Meeting & Business Forum events will take place at the Filoxenia Conference Centre.

View the floor plans here


Chateau Status*

Markou Drakou 12, Nicosia

A symbolic ceremony part of the EBRD Community Initiative will take place at Chateau Status.


Home for Cooperation (H4C)*

28 Markou Drakou Street, Nicosia, 1102, Cyprus

The Civil Society Programme will take place at the Home for Cooperation on Tuesday 9 May.


Merit Lefkoşa Hotel**

Bedrettin Demirel Caddesi, Lefkoşa (north Nicosia)

Some events will take place at the Merit Lefkoşa hotel.


*Chateau Status and the Home for Cooperation are located in the buffer zone controlled by the UN.

** Events in the Merit Lefkoşa Hotel and in the Home for Cooperation are organised and funded by the EBRD.



Airport - Hotels - Filoxenia Conference Centre

A coach service for Annual Meeting participants will be provided to and from airports and hotels as shown below, from hotels to the Filoxenia Conference Centre and for the Reception for All Participants. Timetables and routes can be downloaded here and will also be made available at the airports on arrival and at hotels’ reception lobbies.


Filoxenia Conference Centre - Merit Lefkoşa Hotel

A coach return service between the Filoxenia Conference Centre and the Merit Lefkoşa Hotel will be provided as of 08:30 on Tuesday 9 May.

An additional service will be provided to the Home for Cooperation and Chateau Status from the Filoxenia Conference Centre starting at 12:00.

Further information about EBRD's funded events and transport services for the Merit Lefkoşa Hotel, the Home for Cooperation and Chateau Status is available here


Filoxenia Conference Centre - Kourion (Wednesday 10 May)

Coaches will be leaving the Filoxenia Conference Centre to the Kourion, starting at 16:00 and every 15-minutes after until 16:45.



The EBRD has worked in consultation with the Host Country and with some hotels in Nicosia and Larnaca to facilitate accommodation on a first come, first served basis.

We are not offering an individual rooms booking service via the registration system. The EBRD allocation is now fully booked. Please contact the hotels directly for any additional availability.

Download the list of hotels.







Registration Times

Monday 8 May 2017:

13:00 - 18:00

Tuesday 9 May 2017:

07:00 - 16:00

Wednesday 10 May 2017:

08:00 - 17:00

Thursday 11 May 2017:

07:30 - 17:00




All persons attending the Annual Meeting should check whether they need a visa to travel to Cyprus. Visa applications must be lodged no later than 15 days prior to travelling. The visas must be obtained in advance of travel as there are no facilities for issuing visas upon arrival at the airport.

Visa Application Process for EBRD Annual Meeting Participants

Procedures are in place to facilitate the visa application process for Annual Meeting participants.  Please bear in mind the following points when planning your participation:

  • Accredited diplomatic missions and consulates of the Republic of Cyprus worldwide have been informed about the EBRD Annual Meeting.  Any visa will be charged at the current rate. 

  • Annual Meeting participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements.  Those persons requiring visas should apply in good time to the Cypriot Embassy or consulate in their country of residence or, in the absence of a diplomatic mission, in a neighbouring country.

  • Please note that the only legal points of entry and exit to and from the territory of the Republic are the international airports of Larnaca and Paphos, and the ports of Larnaca, Limassol, Paphos and Latsi. Use of any other points of entry/exit operating without the authorisation of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus is considered illegal, under Article 12 of the Aliens and Immigration Law.

  • Details on how to obtain a visa can be found on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus. Visa application form and specific information by country can be found at: 

Visa Application Form

  • General information on visiting Cyprus can be found on: 

General Information

  • All applications in the context of the EBRD Annual Meeting must be accompanied by a Visa Support Letter provided by the EBRD

Find out more about the Procedure for Submission of Visa Applications


Travellers are advised to check carefully that all particulars on their visa stamp, including the visa start date and passport number, are correct before travelling, as the Bank cannot be held responsible for any mistakes made by the Consulate.




Security will be strictly enforced in all the Annual Meeting venues. To ensure the safety of all participants, security badges must be displayed at all times in the venues. Under no circumstances should your security badge be lent to another participant. At the entrances to the venues, participants will be required to pass through security checks and to have their belongings screened and, if necessary, searched.



Meeting Rooms

5 meeting rooms will be available for business guests to book over the three days of the Annual Meeting. These 5 meeting rooms are called “Meet-a-Banker” meeting rooms. They have a capacity of 4 persons each and are located on level +1 in the Filoxenia Conference Centre. They can be booked for a maximum slot of time of 1 hour through the EBRD Information Desks 1 and 2 located respectively in the Filoxenia Conference Centre (ground floor) and the Filoxenia Press Centre or fill out our form and send to:


Such meeting rooms can only be available on a first-come-first served basis. We apologise for any inevitable disappointment.



Accessibility & Assistance

The EBRD aims to remove attitudinal and environmental barriers that create exclusion, undue effort separation or special treatment. This enables everyone – regardless of disability, age, gender or faith – to participate equally, confidently and independently with choice and dignity.


Step-free access is available from the main pedestrian access to the Filoxenia Conference Centre (FCC) through the internal security areas. Personnel with disability or impairment are advised to contact the EBRD Health and Safety Unit staff on arrival at the FCC to allow for a site-specific brief.


Assistance during the Annual Meeting
If you require assistance during the Annual Meeting please make Reception aware on arrival we will develop a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan for you. Alternatively, if you would like to speak to somebody in advance please contact the EBRD. Tel: +44 207 3386000 and ask to speak to a member of the Health and Safety Unit or email




First Aid

The Cypriote Ministry of Health are providing medical cover at the Filoxenia Conference Centre. Medical staff will be available in room G18 behind the main auditorium. In the event of an emergency please contact staff at the Filoxenia Convention Centre who will summon medical staff.



Wireless Network Access

A wireless network is available throughout the venue.

Business guests should access the EBRD AM GUESTS network with the password: AM2017NICOSIA

Press should access the EBRD AM PRESS network by following the directions and access code provided at the Press Unit Information Desk.




The cloakroom is situated in the lobby of the Filoxenia Conference Centre.

Please note that due to limited capacity, the cloakroom cannot take any luggage.



Local Information

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