New Silk Road Forum II “China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR) Initiative: Creating New Infrastructure, Energy and Trade Linkages from China through Russia, Central Asia and the South Caucasus to Europe”




van 08:00 tot 17:30


Credit Suisse Forum St. Peter, St. Peterstrasse 19, Zürich, Zwitserland


Leden CHF 100,- , niet-leden CHF 250,-

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Het onderstaande New Silk Road Forum is een initiatief van onze collega’s; the Joint Chamber of Commerce Switzerland-CIS/Georgia (JCC) en de Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (SCCC). Vanwege het Nederlandse tintje aan dit event dat wordt verzorgd door de sprekers Meindert Don en Meiny Prins én de goede relatie tussen de DBRT en de Chambers, betalen leden van de DBRT het gereduceerde tarief. Voor meer informatie over dit event kun je contact opnemen met ons Bestuurslid Maike van Oyen


09:15 — 09:30 Welcome Marcel Pawlicek, President, Joint Chamber of Commerce Switzerland-CIS (JCC); CEO, Burckhardt Compression Felix Sutter, President, Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (SCCC); Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers AG
09:30 — 09:50 Keynote Presentation

PART I: Understanding China‘s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) Initiative
09:50 — 10:10 China‘s One Belt One Road Initiative: Rationale, Strategy, Current Status Professor Xiankun Lu, IDEAS Centre, Geneva
10:10 — 10:30 Creating Global Linkages: A Closer Look at Key OBOR Projects in Energy and Infrastructure Ernst Roth, Lead Division Manager, Robotics and Motion, ABB Switzerland
10:30 — 10:50 Financing OBOR: The Role of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and China‘s Silk Road Fund Felix Sutter, Partner, Head Asia Business Group Switzerland, PricewaterhouseCoopers AG
10:50 — 11:20 COFFEE & NETWORKING

PART II: OBOR Development in Russia, Central Asia and the South Caucasus
11:20 — 11:40 Role of the Eurasian Economic Union in the Context of OBOR Chris Weafer, Senior Partner, Macro-Advisory Ltd, Moscow
11:40 — 12:00 Major Infrastructure Developments on Central Asia‘s New Silk Road Ekaterina Miroshnik, Director of Infrastructure, Russia and Central Asia, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development EBRD
12:00 — 12:20 Georgia‘s Anaklia Port Project: The Shortest Route from China to Europe Ketevan Bochorishvili, CEO, Anaklia City JSC
12:20 — 12:45 Linking Afghanistan to OBOR: A Landbridge between Central & South Asia, the Middle East and China Mohammad Farhad Azimi, Member of the Afghanistan Parliament H.E. Mr. Ambassador Mohammad Qurban Haqjo, Ambassador & Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to WTO Geneva
12:45 — 14:00 NETWORKING LUNCH

PART III: Opportunities for Swiss Companies on the New Silk Road
14:00 — 14:20 OBOR from a Legal Perspective Dr. Esther Nägeli, Chairperson, Legal Chapter, Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (SCCC)
14:20 — 14:40 Building a Logistics Bridge from China through Central Asia and the South Caucasus to Europe Nikolaus Kohler, Regional Managing Director Middle East/Central Asia; Member of Management, Militzer & Münch Group
14:40 — 15:00 Manufacturing Innovative Rolling Stock to Enable New Silk Road Linkages Matthias Stöhr, Sales Director, CIS Countries, Stadler Rail AG
15:00 — 15:30 A Vision of the Future: Creating Sustainable Urban Environments to Serve Quality of Life along OBOR Meindert Don, Partner, Livingstone Ventures Meiny Prins, CEO, PRIVA Andreas Binkert, Partner, Nüesch Development AG
15:30 — 15:45 Conclusion

REGISTRATION: To participate it is mandatory to register online at www.jointchambers.ch under New Silk Road Forum II. The registration deadline is October 1, 2017. JCC, SCCC & DBRT Member – CHF 100; Non-Member – CHF 250. The participation fee must be paid in cash at the forum entrance. Full no-show charges. You may send a substitute at no additional cost.