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The new silk road: what is in it for Europe

How will the new Silk Road initiative affect the European economy?

Date: January 14, 2016, 9:00 am Topic: Global Economics & Governance

On 14 January Bruegel, will organise an event at the China Europe International Business School in Shangahi to discuss the New Silk Road initiative and its impact on Europe.

China’s soft power is definitively on the rise. One of the key landmarks of such trend is the Silk Road Initiative, announced by Xi Jinping in November 2014. Since ancient times, the Silk Road has been a bridge between China and the West. In the same vein, the New Silk Road initiative and its related policies and funds endorse China’s desire to establish itself as a Eurasian power, connecting East Asia and Western Europe and opening access to Central Asia. How, however, will China’s new strategy impact the European economy?

The aim of this conference is to understand what the new Silk Road Initiative can bring to China and Europe as well as to the economic relations of these two major world players.

The event will be held at The CEIBS Lujiazui Institute of International Finance (CLIIF) in Villa B, No.15, Lane 2525, Riverside Avenue, Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai, P.R.China, 200120

Schedule

Jan 14, 2016

9.00- 10.00

Opening Remarks

Caspar Welbergen, Head of Beijing Office, Stiftung Mercator

Pedro Nueno, President of CEIBS

Zhang Xiaoqiang, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO, CCIEE

10.30- 12.30

Session 1. The economics of the New Silk Road

Chair: Jianwei Xu, Non-resident Fellow

Gary Liu, Executive Deputy Director, CEIBS Lujiazui Institute of Int’l Finance

Juan Carlos Martinez Oliva, Principal director in Economics, Research, and International Relations, Bank of Italy

Kar-yiu Wong, Professor, University of Washington and International Business University- Beijing

12.30- 14.00

Lunch

14.00-16.00

Session 2. The Political Economy of the New Silk Road

Chair: David Gosset, Director of Academia Sinica Europaea, CEIBS, founder of the Euro-China Forum

Edith Terry, Adjunct Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Jean-Francois Di Meglio, President, Asia Centre in Paris

Xue Li, Director, Department of International Strategy of IWEP,CASS

16.00- 16.30

Networking Break

16.30-18.00

Session 3. Collaboration between China and Europe for the New Silk Road project: policy and business considerations

Chair: Alicia García-Herrero, Senior Fellow

Elton Huang, Shanghai Senior Partner, Central China Markets Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Michael McCannon, Head of Asia Treasury Centre, ArcelorMittal

Xu Sitao, Chief Economist, China; Partner, Deloitte

Speakers

Jean-Francois Di Meglio

President, Asia Centre in Paris

Pedro Nueno

President of CEIBS

Alicia García-Herrero

Senior Fellow

Elton Huang

Shanghai Senior Partner, Central China Markets Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers

David Gosset

Director of Academia Sinica Europaea, CEIBS, founder of the Euro-China Forum

Juan Carlos Martinez Oliva

Principal director in Economics, Research, and International Relations, Bank of Italy

Michael McCannon

Head of Asia Treasury Centre, ArcelorMittal

Gary Liu

Executive Deputy Director, CEIBS Lujiazui Institute of Int’l Finance

Edith Terry

Adjunct Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Caspar Welbergen

Head of Beijing Office, Stiftung Mercator

Kar-yiu Wong

Professor, University of Washington and International Business University- Beijing

Jianwei Xu

Non-resident Fellow

Xu Sitao

Chief Economist, China; Partner, Deloitte

Xue Li

Director, Department of International Strategy of IWEP,CASS

Zhang Xiaoqiang

Executive Vice Chairman and CEO, CCIEE

Zhao Jinping

Director General- Research Department, Foreign Economic Relations, DRC

Location & Contact

Shanghai

Matilda Sevón

matilda.sevon@bruegel.org +32 2 227 4212

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