Belt and Road Summit: from vision to action

High-level conference and closed-door roundtable
with local business leaders.
Wuzhou Guesthouse, Shenzhen. November 22nd and 23rd, 2018

Belt and Road Summit 2018
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On November 22, 2018 The European House – Ambrosetti and China Development Institute organized the second edition of the Belt and Road Summit: from vision to action, a high-level gathering of business, political, and thought leaders from China, Central Asia, and Europe to discuss about mutually beneficial strategies and investment opportunities granted by the Belt and Road Initiative.



After a first edition, held in Venice on November 23 and 24, 2017, the second edition of the “Belt and Road Summit: from vision to action” was a one-day high-level Summit on practical issues followed by closed-door company visits with leading Chinese companies engaged in the Belt and Road Initiative in Shenzhen, the leading edge of the Chinese digital and high-tech industries.

See the welcome message to the second edition of “Belt and Road Summit: from vision to action”
by Zeno D’Agostino,
Commissioner of Trieste Port Authority

The event was also an occasion to present the most updated and data and analysis on the business and investment triggered by the Belt and Road Initiative, thanks to two research reports drafted by Chinese and Italian researchers. A strategic map of the BRI drafted by the The European House – Ambrosetti Think Tank allowed participants to visualize the activities triggered by the belt and road initiative.

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Among the speakers of the second edition: Silvana Ballotta (CEO, Business Strategies); Paolo Borzatta (Senior Partner, The European House – Ambrosetti); Davide Cucino (Chairman, China Italy Chamber of Commerce); Parviz Davlatzoda (Ambassador of Tajikistan to China): Ding Chun (Professor, Institute of World Economy, Fudan University); Fan Gang (Chairman, China Development Institute); Feng Zhongping (Vice President, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations) Francesco Gianni (Founding Partner, Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners); Guo Wanda (Executive Vice President, China Development Institute); Hu Zheng (Board Member and Vice President, China Merchants Group); Alireza Kolahi (CEO, Abhar Cable); Li Gang (Deputy President, Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation, Ministry of Commerce, China); Li Jinkui (Senior Research Fellow, China Development Institute); Liu Jichun (Vice President, Hainan Airline); Liu Zhongpu (Full-time Member, Consultation Commission for Shenzhen Municipal Committee of CPC); Liu Zuokui (Director, Department of Central and Eastern European Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences); Claude Meyer (Senior Advisor, Center for Asian Studies, Institut français des relations internationales); Drago Napotnik (Country Director – China and SE Asia, Conway); Qu Jian (Vice President, China Development Institute); Arham Abdul Rahman (Deputy CEO, Malaysian Investment Development Authority); Ettore Sequi (Italian Ambassador to China); Shi Kun (Director, Department of Regional Development and Planning, China Development Institute); Francesca Spigarelli (Vice Rector, University of Macerata); Andrea Tucci (Vice President Aviation Business Development, SEA Group); Zhang Qi (Deputy Director-General, Development Research Center of the State Council); Zheng Yujie (General Manager, Nanshan Yun Gu Industrial Park).

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