The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): Reshaping the Global Value Chain
ACCA (the association of Chartered Certified Accountants), the EU-Asia Centre, the European Movement International (EMI) and UEAPME are jointly hosting a multistakeholder conference on The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): Reshaping the Global Value Chain, to discuss the implications of China’s grand scheme to link Asia and Europe together via new massive infrastructure projects in Central Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans.
Launched in 2013 as “One Belt, One Road”, the BRI is hugely ambitious and already has the support of the EU, the World Bank, the EBRD and many other financial and economic institutions.
But what is the experience to date? How to secure financing for projects? what are the economic and policy implications of the BRI? This conference will discuss the state of play with leading policy makers and business operators from Europe and China. It will also provide an insight into the opportunities and challenges of the BRI for European business.
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Draft Agenda – The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) : Reshaping the Global Value Chain – 30 January 2018, Residence Palace, Brussels
13.45 Registration and coffee
14.00 Welcome remarks, Maggie Mc Ghee, Director of Professional Insights, ACCA
14.05 Opening remarks speech, Chinese Ambassador (invited)
14.15 Opening remarks, Xavier Coget, member of Cabinet of Vice President Jyrki Katainen
14.25 Panel debate on economic and policy implications of the BRI, moderated by Fraser Cameron, Director EU-Asia Centre
- Luc Devigne, Director of EAST — Russia, eastern partnership, Central Asia, Regional cooperation and OSCE at the EEAS
- Anna Saarela, DG EXPO, Policy Department, European Parliament
- Natasha Khanjenkova , Managing Director Central Asia & Russia at the EBRD
- ETUC (invited)
- Bank of China (invited)
16.00 Coffee break
16.20 Panel on Business experiences, moderated by Ada Leung, head of ACCA China
- Gwenn Sonck, Executive Director, EU-China Business
- Dilek Aydin, EU representative of Turkonfed at UEAPME
- Anastasakos Agisilaos, Assistant Director General and Director for Shipping at the Hellenic Ministry for Shipping, invited
- Maggie Wu, CFO, Alibaba (invited)
- Alain Baron, EU-China Connectivity platform, DG MOVE
17.50 Concluding remarks Jo Leinen, MEP, Head of the EP EU-China Delegation
18.00 Cocktail reception