Overview

HIGH LEVEL CONFERENCE

Belt and Road: Seize the Next Wave of Growth in Eurasia

Ca’ Vendramin Calergi – Venice
November 23 and 24, 2017
Belt and Road: Seize the Next Wave of Growth in Eurasia

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Friday, November 24, 2017


The European House – Ambrosetti and China Development Institute organize a high-level conference to discuss about mutually beneficial strategies and investment opportunities sparked by the Belt and Road Initiative that will catalyze development and new industrial activities all over Eurasia (China, South East Asia, Southern Asia, Central Asia, Middle East, Europe).

“Belt and Road: Seize the Next Wave of Growth in Eurasia” is a one-and-a-half-day high-level exclusive Summit gathering key Asian and European stakeholders to explore the most relevant business opportunities triggered by BRI. Fresh data and in-depth analyses about Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) will also be presented and discussed at the Summit. The sessions topics will cover the most significant business sectors affected by BRI and relevant to Europe and Asia relations.



Video presentation by Pino Musolino
North Adriatic Sea Port Authority


Programme

Thursday, November 23, 2017

12:00 Arrival, Registration, and Welcome Lunch

14:00 – 15:00   OPENING REMARKS

Paolo Borzatta (Senior Partner, The European House – Ambrosetti)
Fan Gang (Chairman, China Development Institute)
Li Ruiyu (Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Italy)
Fatih Çiftci (Deputy Minister of Custom and Trade, Republic of Turkey)
Riccardo Nencini (Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Italy)

15:00 – 16:30   THE GEOECONOMICS OF THE BELT AND ROAD

Chair: Paolo Costa (Chairman, Spea Engineering; Former Minister of Public Works, Italy; Former Mayor of Venice)

Giovanni Andornino (Vice President, Torino World Affairs Institute)
Giorgio Bruno (Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Development and Diversified Business Officer, Pirelli)
Fang Ke (Senior Manager, Investment Operations, The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank)
Paolo Magri (Executive Vice President and Director, Italian Institute for International Political Studies – ISPI)
Zhang Wei (Vice President, Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation, Ministry of Commerce, China)

Q&A

16:30 – 17:00   Coffee break

17:00 – 18:30   FINANCING THE BELT AND ROAD

Chair: Fan Gang (Chairman, China Development Institute)

Feng Chunping (General Manager, Strategic Planning Department, The Export-Import Bank of China)
Beniamino Quintieri (Chairman, SACE)
Wang Jianye (Managing Director, Silk Road Fund; Professor of Economics and Director of the Volatility Institute, NYU Shanghai)

Q&A

18:30 – 19:30   NETWORKING COCKTAIL (Grey Room)
19:30 GALA DINNER (Red Room and Yellow Room)

Friday, November 24, 2017
9:00 – 10:45  INFRASTRUCTURAL REVOLUTION IN EURASIA

Chair: Massimo De Donato (Radio and TV Author; Editor in Chief, Tir Magazine)

Antonio Enrico Bartoli (Ambassador of Italy to Georgia)
Ketevan Bochorishvili (CEO, JSC Anaklia City, Georgia)
Li Lanfang (Founder and Chairwoman, Whale Offshore Engineering Group)
Li Quanyong (Chief Economist, Tianjin Port Group)
Riccardo Maria Monti (Chairman, Italferr)
Pino Musolino (President, North Adriatic Sea Port Authority)

Q&A

10:45 – 11:15   Coffee break

11:15 – 12:45   AIR TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS

Chair: Massimo De Donato (Radio and TV Author; Editor in Chief, Tir Magazine)

Giulio De Metrio (Chief Operating Officer, SEA Group – Milan Airports)
Enrico Marchi (Chairman, SAVE Group – Venice and Treviso Airports)
Miao Weisheng (Dean, HNA Institute of Economic)
Zhou Shunbo (Executive Director, New Economy Research Department, China Development Institute)

Q&A

12:45 – 14:30   Luncheon

14:30 – 16:30   INNOVATIVE BUSINESS STRATEGIES ALONG THE SILK ROADS

Chair: Paolo Borzatta (Senior Partner, The European House – Ambrosetti)

Mammad Ahmadzada (Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Italy)
Piergiorgio Borgogelli (CEO and Managing Director, Italian Trade Agency)
Francesco De Bettin (Founder and Chairman, DBA Group)
Vincenzo Ercole Salazar Sarsfield (Head of International Business Development for the Italian Construction Industry, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy)
Murat Salim Esenli (Ambassador of Turkey to Italy)
Qin Gang (Head of Strategy Planning and Business Development, China International Marine Containers Group)
Zheng Zhibin (General Manager of Global Smart City Business Department and Chief Smart City Consultant, Huawei)

Q&A

16:30 – 17:00   Coffee break

17:00 – 17:45   CLOSING REMARKS

Xu Lin (Director General, China Center for Urban Development)
Pier Paolo Baretta (Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Italy)
Paolo Borzatta (Senior Partner, The European House – Ambrosetti)


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For more information:
Alice Vertemati
Tel.+39 02 46753.638, e-mail: alice.vertemati@ambrosetti.eu



    Paolo Borzatta

    Paolo Borzatta

    Director, The European House - Ambrosetti


    Tel.  +39 02 46753 261
    paolo.borzatta@ambrosetti.eu