Sofa Academy XL

Sofa Academy XL

The Event

12 May 2024 16:00
Attikon Multicultural Space, Paphos

Valuable Insights & Inspiring Business Development Strategies from International experts

Sofa Academy XL is scheduled for Sunday, 12th of May 2024, and will be held at the Attikon Multi-space in Paphos. Join us at Cyprus's premier series of events for English-speaking professionals. Whether you're a local or a newcomer from all around the world, this summit offers a dynamic platform to connect, learn from industry leaders, and advance your business in one of the world’s most welcoming climates. Secure your spot for an enriching experience that propels your professional journey forward!

Chris Droussiotis

Senior Managing Director at Kinisis Ventures, Adjunct Professor at Columbia University and Author

"Chasing the American Dream with a Frappe and a Laptop"

In "Chasing the American Dream with a Frappe and a Laptop," Chris Droussiotis will showcase his journey of empowering young inventors and entrepreneurs from Cyprus, bridging their dreams with opportunities in the U.S. Join us as we explore how we nurtured their ideas and ambitions, paving the way for success on a global stage.


Tony Christodoulou

Founder of Cyber Dexterity | Previously, CIO for a Global Fortune 500 Company | Adjunct Faculty for the Gordon Institute of Business Science

Social Engineering: Designed to exploit the weakest element of technology….human nature

In an era where digital fortresses are fortified by lines of code, the human element remains the most vulnerable backdoor. Join us as Tony gives us a glimpse into the ever-evolving world of social engineering, where the art of manipulation intertwines with the precision of technology, creating a realm where reality and deception blur. This dynamic talk will peel back the layers of digital deceit, journeying through the mind of the manipulator to uncover the psychological tactics that underpin the most successful social engineering exploits. From the classic confidence tricks of the past to the sophisticated phishing and vishing scams of today. 

Helmut Waldhuber

Head of (High Ticket) Sales at Soulmate Coaching Ltd, a 7 figure coaching company that  exclusively coaches women


Higher conversion rates with gender-intelligent selling

Are you ready to take your sales performance to the next level? This talk focuses on how mastering Gender-Intelligent Selling can dramatically improve your interactions and conversion rates. Discover how subtle yet strategic modifications to your sales tactics, informed by an understanding of gender dynamics, can significantly boost your conversion rates. Equip yourself with the tools to outperform the competition and achieve remarkable growth in your sales figures.

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Massimo Brunetta

Founder of CSI Italia, Structural Engineering Software


From structural engineering to software development engineer!

"Massimo Brunetta, a graduate of Berkeley, embarked on his professional journey in California, specializing in the structural design of tall buildings. During his tenure in San Francisco, he fostered a collaborative relationship with CSI Berkeley, a renowned institution in the field of structural engineering. Upon returning to Italy, Brunetta established his independent practice, focusing on a wide array of projects including special structures, tall buildings, and infrastructure development.Continuing his affiliation with CSI, Brunetta assumed the role of its local representative, overseeing the distribution and support of SAP2000, a leading software utilized globally for structural analysis. Recognized for his expertise across diverse sectors, Brunetta founded CSI Italia Srl to autonomously manage technical support operations, further solidifying his commitment to excellence in the field."


Zach Anthis

Lecturer at Neapolis University, AI & Data Analytics Expert, Awarded Researcher, AWS Scholar, Business Intelligence Specialist


“The AI of the Tiger: Roaring Success in Business Development” 

 "Embracing the power of AI and Analytics in business development isn't just an option—it's a strategic imperative. From revolutionizing decision-making to fueling innovation, the transformative duo is reshaping industries and paving the way for sustainable growth. Join Zach on this journey to uncover new problems and opportunities, while figuring out how to best work alongside (or ideally, work along with) these technologies”.

Oliver Albrecht

Hybrid Marketing, Business Mentor, Founder of


Market-ing thought differently

When we think about marketing, we sometimes ask ourselves the question: What is marketing anyway and can you learn it? The answer to this question will surprise you. You will gain insights into how marketing can be easy and simple, which is why we need to think outside the box. You will get a witty and humorous approach to how tech companies like Google manage to attract free employees and why marketing is more than just a buzzword. Together with you as a participant, we will change the way we see marketing.

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Georgios Kassianos 

Sommelier, Wine Writer, Wine Judge President of Cyprus Sommeliers Association


Wine Tasting

Join us for this special Wine Tasting session! Our expert guest, Georgios Kassianos, will guide you through a tasting of 3 wines Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, and Merlot. You'll learn about the unique characteristics of these wines and how they express themselves in different terroirs. This wine tasting is a great opportunity for wine lovers and professionals alike to learn more and explore these imported varieties that thrive in Italy. 

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Our Presenter

Paola Hadjilambri

Awarded Actress, Speaker, Investor Relations, Marketing, PR & Social Media Consultant

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Our Venue

Attikon Multicultural Space
Leoforos Evagora Pallikaridi, 38
Paphos, Cyprus

This historic building in Paphos that for decades sealed the social and cultural life of the city has recently been transformed into a modern conference center and a multi-cultural space. The renovated building is the site that housed one of the oldest and most historic cinemas in the city. With a capacity of around 220 seats, Attikon has a lot of space to make sure there is a safe distance between everyone attending.







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