Invitation to the GREF Conference 2019

“Exploring the boundaries between gambling and financial regulation”

21-23 May 2019

Amathus Beach Hotel – Limassol – Cyprus


The GREF Board has the pleasure of inviting you to attend GREF Conference 2019, to be held at the Amathus Beach Hotel in Limassol, Cyprus.

This year’s conference coincides with the 30th anniversary of GREF and we are looking forward to something special to celebrate this milestone.


As regards the theme of the conference, GREF intends this year to explore the boundaries between gambling and financial regulation while addressing topics like:

  • Alternative Payment Options


  • Gambling-like financial products


  • Gambling payment blocking options by banks from a responsible gambling point of view: pro and cons


  • Payment blocking or Payment disruption?


  • Virtual currencies and gambling regulation


A more detailed agenda will soon follow.


As per our conference program in previous years, we will start the event with a lunch on Tuesday 21 May and finish after lunch on Thursday 23 May.

In order to register for the GREF 2019 conference in Cyprus, please complete this registration form (link).

You only register for the conference with GREF, and you should separately book the hotel accommodation.

The conference cost per delegate is EUR 420 for GREF members and EUR 520 for non-members.



You can reserve your hotel room in the Amathus Beach Hotel, or you can choose one neighbouring hotel, the Four Seasons, just a couple of minutes stroll away along the beach promenade.

GREF has negotiated preferential rates but hotel availability is limited during this popular season, so the earlier you book the better. In any case, the rooms will be blocked until 22 april 2019, which is the cut-off date to receive bookings.

Amathus hotel rooms at discounted GREF 2019 prices start at EUR 184.50 per night, and Four Seasons rooms start at EUR 202.50 per night.

When booking the Amathus or Four Seasons hotel, please quote this reference: GREF2019

To book the Amathus, please use this link:

Amathus Beach Hotel, 75 Amathountos Avenue, 4532 Limassol, Cyprus,

T: (+357 – 25) 832000

To book the Four Seasons, please use this link:

Four Seasons Cyprus Hotel, 67-69 Amathountos Avenue, Agios Tychonas Community, Agios Tychon, Limassol, 3313

T: (+357- 25) 858000

Alternative hotel

Mediterranean Beach Hotel, Amathus Avenue, Limassol, Limassol (Lemesos)

T: (+357-25) 559999