Grit Daily’s John Biggs will speak to the IT community of Cyprus as it attracts €100 mln to local economy
This week, Cyprus-based TechIsland has high hopes for BEON1X Festival to become one of the creative hotspots in Europe and attract more investments and tourists, turning the island into the most buzzing place in Europe and Mediterranean. As part of the tech festival, Grit Daily’s John Biggs is set to speak along with Mike Butcher (TechCrunch) and others on Web3 and broad technology topics.
Earlier this year, TechIsland announced BEON1X Open Mind Music Festival to become the largest electronic music festival on an island with its 30,000 visitors, and one of the biggest events of this autumn in Europe and will allow it to attract over 10M euro. The festival is planned to become a regular event held on an annual basis.
The festival is planned to become the first stage on launching of a unique international socio-cultural project introduced in Cyprus, which the organizers behind the festival hope will become one of the largest art clusters in the world. The Art Cluster is projected to attract around 100M euro by the end of the year 2022.
TechIsland is the largest non-profit technology organization in Cyprus with over 130 member companies employing over 7000 people. It is planned that the cluster will become a stage for an ongoing festival of festivals — music, art, dance and other cultural events, with Top Creators a key part of the festival on September 27-29.
BEON1X Art Cluster, envisioned as an international socio-cultural project organized by representatives of the international business and IT communities who have based themselves in Cyprus. The festival launches a huge ambitious project that will become both ‘Burning Man’ and Casablanca for the European continent at once, declared the organizing team.
The delivery of the BEON1X project will be phased over a period of three years from 2022 to 2025, and during this time the art cluster will become one of the world’s largest socio-cultural hubs.
“Our mission is to promote and accelerate the growth of technology and the innovation ecosystem in Cyprus. The organization has come up with a list of areas for improvement to address this issue. Currently, TechIsland has set an ambitious mission to make the tech industry the most impactful driver of GDP growth, tax revenue increase, and job market expansion on the island by the year 2030. BEON1X Music Festival is set to promote this idea,” said the TechIsland team.
BEON1X Open Mind Music Festival, a brand-new electronic music festival will be held in Larnaca, Cyprus from 23rd – 25th September and 30th September to 2nd October. The festival boasts a world class line-up, including over 40 names: Carl Cox, Boris Brejcha, Jamie Jones, Luciano, Paul Kalkbrenner live, Guy Gerber, Satori live, Sasha & Digweed, Sven Väth, Deborah De Luca, Chelina Manuhutu, Fatima Hajji, Guy J and others.
Organizers promise 2 stages, located right by the sea sight in CTO beach, Pyla, 11 km from Larnaca. City of Larnaca itself is rich with a history and culture.
“This is going to be our first festival in Cyprus, but we expect it to be groundbreaking. It is the kind of event you are going to remember for a long time and look forward to every year. Each person will feel harmony of nature and music with every cell in their body. But this is more than just another festival. It is the first chord of a unique international art cluster, which we are launching with this event. The festival launches a huge ambitious project that will become both ‘Burning Man’ and Casablanca for the European continent at once. You will soon hear more about it. So don’t miss out on the opportunity to be part of a great new cultural history, grab some friends and extend your festival season for another month,” added the BEON1X team.