ACCA and the EU-Asia Centre, the European Movement International (EMI) and UEAPME host a multi-stakeholder conference on 'The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): reshaping the global value chain', 30 January 2018, Brussels.
ACCA (the association of Chartered Certified Accountants), the EU-Asia Centre, the European Movement International (EMI) and UEAPME are delighted to invite you to their multi-stakeholder 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. originally 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.
13.45pm Registration and coffee
14.00pm Welcome remarks, Maggie McGhee, Director of Professional Insights, ACCA
14.05pm Opening remarks, Zhang Ming, Chinese Ambassador to the EU, invited
14.15pm Opening remarks, Xavier Coget, Cabinet of Vice President of the European Commission Jyrki Katainen
14.25pm Panel debate on economic and policy implications of the BRI, moderated by Fraser Cameron, Director EU-Asia Centre with:
16.00pm Coffee break
16.20pm Panel on Business experiences, moderated by Ada Leung, Head of ACCA China
17.50pm Concluding remarks, Jo Leinen, MEP, Head of the EP EU-China Delegation
18.00pm Cocktail reception.
Residence Palace, Brussels