International Conference The New Silk Roads and Investment by Chinese companies: extra energy for economic expansion in Europe (E5)

May 8th 2019,  – The Netherlands

13.00       Welcome and introduction by our moderator


Ron Keller,  former ambassador for The Netherlands  in China, Turkey, Ukraine, and Russia


13.15        The impact of China’s One Belt One Road-project

Chairman of the One Belt One Road Culture and Trade Promotion Association

Mr Li Qi will address the following questions in his keynote speech:

  1. What does this One Belt One Road-project mean for Europe, for international trade and investment?
  2. How could European countries and cities utilize this immense project for attracting more trade and investment?

The keynote speaker will be a leader of an incoming mission of investors from China. Participants of the conference will have ample opportunity to meet the executives face-to-face during the event.

14.00   Chinese investments in Europe and the
Belt & Road Project              

Jan Siemons, Chairman of the International Trade & Investment Center (ITIC) and Secretary General  Europe of the  One Belt One Road Culture and Trade Promotion Association, the China Commerce and Trade Association                   

At the same time, globalization and protection occur. In this session, Jan Siemons will discuss trends of investments by Chinese in relation to the Belt & Road Project, different viewpoints of these investments in Europe, and the best practices of attracting investments from China.

14:30 Experiences of a logistics company with the One Belt One Road

Peter Pardoel, the top executive of the logistics service company Cabooter Group, will explain the business they do within the context of the Chinese One Belt One Road-project. Their lessons learned and experiences as well as the future growth and opportunities they expect will be discussed.



15:00   One Belt One Road will change the attractiveness of regions and the competitiveness in logistics

Rob Brekelmans, CEO Transorium Company Support

Rob has a very broad global experience as expert in supply chain management and logistics. Over the last 5 years, he is very much involved in China business and has concerns about the way Western European countries deal with the Chinese One Belt One Road Project.

Rob will elaborate on the following questions:
1. What does the One Belt One Road-project mean for logistics centers in North-Western Europe, such as the Venlo, Luik and Duisburg regions, and their Gateways, such as Rotterdam, Antwerp and Hamburg?

2. Will it have an impact on their competitiveness compared with ports in Central and Southern

15:30 The investment and tax landscape in the European  Union is about  to change

Steef Huibregtse, CEO of TPA Global and founder of the digital platform ITIC-SPACES 

In 2015, the OECD  published its Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit, altering the landscape for multinational companies (MNCs). What is the impact of the planned tax reforms for the attractiveness of countries and cities? What will be the influence of the planned tax reforms on the promotional efforts of investment promotion agencies? Who is going to loose and who is going to win?

16.00 Resume of the conference with the most urgent points of action and recommendations    

Ron Keller,  former ambassador for The Netherlands  in China, Turkey, Ukraine, and Russia



16.15          Informal networking reception with the Chinese delegates and officials from countries along the Belt & Road


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