EU-China Belt & Road Conference - recommended by ACBA


EU-China Business Association
Date: 26 October, 2017


We have the pleasure to invite you to the EU-China Belt & Road Conference, which will take place on Thursday 26 October at 14h00 at the Stanhope Hotel, Rue du Commerce 9, 1000 Brussels. This conference is organized by the EU-China Business Association in close cooperation with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the participation of the European Commission. 


China’s Belt & Road Initiative is the largest connectivity programme on infrastructure in the world. This major initiative will offer many commercial and trade opportunities. Next to building infrastructure, companies could find business opportunities such as in financial and professional services, agriculture and environment, advanced manufacturing, automotive, energy and resources, telecommunication, E-commerce, logistics and in many other areas.


It is therefore crucial that our European companies are aware of the surroundings of the Belt & Road project so that they can identify opportunities early. The size and complexity of Belt and Road projects mean that many enterprises from China need to partner with foreign companies with globally recognized skills, capabilities, and experience in managing complex international engagements.


During this conference, PwC will present its recent report, Repaving the ancient Silk Routes, which explores the range of opportunities for foreign companies to get involved in China’s Belt and Road initiative, and how to best position themselves for success. The report will be followed by a presentation of the European Commission on the EU-China Connectivity Platform followed by a roundtable with the industry to discuss their views on this major Belt & Road Initiative.


13h30  Registration



Welcome by Ms. Gwenn Sonck, Executive Director, EU-China Business Association









Presentation of the report by Mr. David Wijeratne, Growth Markets Centre Leader, Partner, PwC Singapore with focus on:

  • The scope and goals of the Belt & Road Initiative
  • Opportunities for foreign companies to participate in the Belt and Road Initiative
  • Specific Belt and Road considerations
  • How to be positioned for success











Presentation on the EU-China Connectivity Dialogue by Mr. Alain Baron, Head of the International Transport sector, DG Move, European Commission

Belt & Road Initiative: open for EU business? by Mr. Laurent Bardon, Policy officer - China, Hong Kong, Macao, Mongolia and Taiwan, DG Trade, European Commission

Views from the European Rail Supply Industry presented by Mr. Philippe Citroën, Director General of UNIFE (Association of the European Rail Industry) 

Other speakers from different sectors to be confirmed



Roundtable discussion on the opportunities and challenges for the industry


Networking cocktail


If you are interested in attending this event, please register online (external link) before 20 October 2017.

Fee for EUCBA/FCCC members: 85 €

Fee for non-members: 115 €

Please note that these amounts do not include VAT.