Keynote: The impact of China’s One Belt One Road-project on Europe

28 mrt 2018
11:00
MECC
Internationalisering

Keynote: The impact of China’s One Belt One Road-project on Europe

Mr Li Qi, chairman of the One Belt One Road Culture and Trade Promotion Association
Mr Li Qi was appointed Deputy Secretary-General of the China Business Economics Association and President of the China Business Economics Association Belt and Road Cultural Business Promotion Association in 2016.

Since its introduction by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013, the “One belt, One road” initiative – an ambitious plan to revitalize the ancient Silk Road overland and maritime trade routes linking East and West – has attracted considerable attention. And for good reason: the project, which involves more than 60 countries and quite a few international organizations, implies unprecedented opportunities – and challenges.
The One Belt One Road-project could have a negative impact on the Gateways in North-Western Europe. It will have to compete more with ports in Central and Southern Europe. This may encourage logistics service providers to adjust their European strategy.

The One Belt One Road-project could have a negative impact on the Gateways in North-Western Europe. It will have to compete more with ports in Central and Southern Europe. This may encourage logistics service providers to adjust their European strategy.

Mr Li Qi will address these 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?
  3. What does the One Belt One Road-project mean for logistics centers in North-Western Europe and their Gateways, such as Rotterdam, Antwerp and Hamburg?
  4. Will it have an impact on their competitiveness compared with ports in Central and Southern Europe?

Two leading logistic companies will explain the business they do within the One Belt One Road-project. The future growth and opportunities they expect will be discussed.

Hanno Reeser

Hanno Reeser, Business Unit Manager New Silk Way Logistics

Roland Verbraat

Roland Verbraat, General Manager GVT Group of Logistics