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

China Development Institute and The European House – Ambrosetti organize the second edition of 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.

Click here for the program of the Summit

After a first edition, held in Venice on November 23 and 24, 2017, CDI and TEH-A now organize the second edition in Shenzhen, China, with the objective of establishing effective connections between Eurasian leaders to lead the way for actionable cooperation and along the BRI.

The second edition of the “Belt and Road Summit: from vision to action” is 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.


Key topics

The Belt and Road is becoming an increasingly complex system, encompassing a multitude of actors, projects, and business sectors: a rapidly shifting geoeconomic setting where knowledge is truly power. Therefore, at the second edition of the “Belt and Road Summit: from vision to action”, the organizers will provide delegates with fresh and invaluable insights on the geostrategic context and:

  • Geostrategic context
  • Advanced manufacturing in China and Central Asia
  • E-economy and digital along the Silk Roads
  • Trade and investment policies
  • Successful partnerships and case histories in the BRI context
  • Infrastructure and transportation

During the second edition of the “Belt and Road Summit: from vision to action” we’ll present an in-depth analysis about the key numbers, the special investment areas and economic and industrial activities triggered by the Belt and Road Initiative in Eurasia.

Click here for the position paper
Click here for the concept of the Summit

Selected speakers from the first edition:

Mammad Ahmadzada (Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Italy); Antonio Enrico Bartoli (Ambassador of Italy to Georgia); Ketevan Bochorishvili (CEO, JSC Anaklia City, Georgia); Piergiorgio Borgogelli (CEO and Managing Director, Italian Trade Agency); Giorgio Bruno (Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Development and Diversified Business Officer, Pirelli); Fatih Çiftci (Deputy Minister of Custom and Trade, Republic of Turkey); Paolo Costa (former Minister of Public Works, former Mayor of Venice and former President of Venice Port Authority); Francesco De Bettin (Founder and Chairman, DBA Group); Giulio De Metrio (Chief Operating Officer, SEA Group – Milan Airports); Murat Salim Esenli (Ambassador of Turkey to Italy); Fan Gang (Chairman, China Development Institute); Fang Ke (Senior Manager, Investment Operations, The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank); Li Quanyong (Chief Economist, Tianjin Port Group); Li Ruiyu (Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Italy); Paolo Magri (Executive Vice President and Director, Italian Institute for International Political Studies – ISPI); Enrico Marchi (Chairman, SAVE Group – Venice and Treviso Airports); Riccardo Maria Monti (Chairman, Italferr); Pino Musolino (President, North Adriatic Sea Port Authority); Riccardo Nencini (Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Italy); Beniamino Quintieri (Chairman, SACE); Wang Jianye (Managing Director, Silk Road Fund; Professor of Economics and Director of the Volatility Institute, NYU Shanghai).