03Apr

08:15 - 09:00

Workshop Registration

09:00 - 09:05

Opening Remarks
Philippe Dessoy, EIC President

09:05 - 10:50

Session 1: The Goals of the Belt & Road Initiative

Welcome Message
Gabriele Buia, ANCE President

Workshop Introduction
David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament (TBC)

The Perspectives for Chinese International Contractors under the BRI
Fang Qiuchen, President, CHINCA

Belt & Road Economics: Opportunities and Risks of Transport Corridors
Michele Ruta, Lead Economist, Macroeconomics, Trade & Investment Global Practice Unit, World Bank Group (TBC)

The EBRD's Perspective on the Belt & Road Initiative
Enzo Quattrociocche, Secretary-General, EBRD

 

Interactive Panel Discussion
Moderator: Prof. Enrico Fardella, Peking University

10:50 - 11:00

Sponsor's Address
Paolo Cucino, CEO, SWS Engineering

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break & Networking

11:30 - 11:40

Sponsor's Address
N.N., Arblit

11:40 - 13:25

Session 2: The Goals of the Belt & Road Initiative

The Silk Road Trap
Prof. Jonathan Holslag, Free University of Brussels

The Belt & Road Initiative in Europe and Asia
N.N., PWC

The EU-China Connectivity Strategy Initiative
Maja Bakran, Deputy Director-General, DG MOVE

The Role of the Transport Sector in the New EU-Africa Alliance
Paolo Cicarelli, Head of Unit C5, DG DEVCO

The Perspective of the EIB, as the EU Bank, and Opportunities for European International Contractors
Maria Shaw-Barragan, Director, Lending ACP Countries, Asia & Latin America, EIB

 

Interactive Panel Discussion
Moderator: Prof. Enrico Fardella, Peking University

13:25 - 13:35

Sponsor's Address
N.N., Aon

13:35 - 13:40

Closing Remarks
Philippe Dessoy, EIC President