The International Conference ‘Along the Silk Roads’

 
The Venice Port Authority, together with the Foundation for Worldwide Cooperation and Nakai University (Center for the SILK ROAD STUDIES), with the support of the Binhai New Area (the Special Economic Zone in Tianjin), and in cooperation with TWAI, the Centre for Mediterranean Area Studies and Ca’Foscari University, has organized the International Conference ‘Along the Silk Roads’ in Venice.
From
10
Jul
2016
To
11
Jul
2016

The aim of the Conference is to convene a meeting of experts and politicians from various countries worldwide to discuss the relations between Asia and Europe, starting from the Chinese strategy called OBOR (One Belt One Road), which was announced by President Xi Jinping back in September 2013.

Introduced by President Romano Prodi  and the President of the Venice Port Authority, Mr Paolo Costa,  the Conference was attended by  Minister of Foreign Affairs Paolo Gentiloni, Minister of Infrastructure Graziano Delrio, Austrian Transport Minister JörgLeichtfried, the Russian Minister for Euro-Asian Integration, Ms Tatiana Valovaya,  as well as by other representatives of various institutions and Think Tanks from China, Asia and Europe.

The numerous  scientific sessions and round tables, organized with short contributions from the speakers and debates among the guests in an ‘Aspen’ style, have focused both on the ‘Chinese view’ and  the ‘European standpoint’ concerning the OBOR policy, with a view to identifying  appropriate solutions to safeguard investments in infrastructure, but also  to assess the complex economic impact deriving from the creation of a new Silk Road, in which Venice represents Western Europe’s maritime terminal.

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The International Conference ‘Along the Silk Roads’
The International Conference ‘Along the Silk Roads’
The International Conference ‘Along the Silk Roads’
The International Conference ‘Along the Silk Roads’
The International Conference ‘Along the Silk Roads’
The International Conference ‘Along the Silk Roads’
The International Conference ‘Along the Silk Roads’
The International Conference ‘Along the Silk Roads’
The International Conference ‘Along the Silk Roads’
The International Conference ‘Along the Silk Roads’