IT community of Cyprus draw on art and festivities to boost local economy

Cyprus based TechIsland has high hopes for BEON1X Festival to attract more investments and tourists, turning the island into a most buzzing place in Europe.
TechIsland has 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 in Europe this autumn. The festival is planned to become the first stage and the opening event 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. 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.
BEON1X Art-Cluster - envisioned as a unique international socio-cultural project organized by representatives of the international business and IT communities who have based themselves in Cyprus.
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 TechIsland’s representative.

BEON1X Open Mind Music Festival, a brand-new electronic music festival will be held in Larnaca district, 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, Satori live, Sasha & John Digweed, Sven Väth, Deborah De Luca, Chelina Manuhutu, Fatima Hajji, Guy J, Who Made Who and others.

Organizers promise over 20 000 m2 of dance floor and 2 stages, located right by the seaside 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 ground-breaking. 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", – the BEON1X team discussed.

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TechIsland includes 137 tech companies employing over 8750 people in Cyprus. The organisation was established in 2021. Its mission is to help accelerate the tech industry's growth and place Cyprus on the global tech map.

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.

New 30 000-people festival launches in Cyprus as part of new unique art cluster

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