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New Perspectives on the Belt & Road Initiative

Title
New Perspectives on the Belt & Road Initiative
Speaker
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Date and Time
3rd Oct 2019 09:00 17:00
Location
McEwan Hall
URL
http://www.san.ed.ac.uk/events/other_events/new_perspectives_on_the_belt_and_road_initiative

Welcome Addresses and Conference Introduction

Principal & Vice Chancellor Professor Peter Mathieson, University of Edinburgh

Minister Counsellor, Mr. Wang Yongli, Education Section, Chinese Embassy in London

Councillor Frank Ross, Lord Provost and Lord Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh

President Isaac Kosgey, Moi University, Kenya

Executive Vice Dean Huang Renwei, Institute of Belt and Road & Global Governance, Fudan University

Keynotes I

Chair: James Smith, Vice Principal, International, Edinburgh University

Sir Douglas Flint CBE, Chairman of Standard Life Aberdeen

Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles KCMG LVO, Chair-Elect of the China Britain Business Council, HSBC, Group Head of Public Affairs

Keynote Lecture

Henry Tillman, Founder and Chairman, China Investment Research

Parallel Panel Sessions I                                                       

Room 1: Global Governance (I)

Chair: Robin Williams, Director of ISSTI, University of Edinburgh

Room 2: Finance and Environment

Chair: Andrew Lang, Chair of International Law and Global Governance, University of Edinburgh

Room 3: China and Africa (I)

Chair: Isaac Kosgey, President, Moi University, Kenya

Room 4: BRI Student & Pupils Forum

Henry Tillman, Founder and Chairman, China Investment Research

Parallel Panel Sessions II                                                        

Room 1: Global Governance (II)

Chair: Huang Renwei, Executive Vice Dean, Institute of Belt and Road & Global Governance, Fudan University

Room 2: Law and Communication

Chair: James Brodie, Director, CBBC Scotland

Room 3: Data and Connectivity

Chair: Chen Liming, Honorary Professor of the University of Edinburgh and Chairman of IBM Greater China Group

Room 4: Global Textile Trade 

Chair: Natascha Gentz, Assistant Principal China, University of Edinburgh

Room 5: China and Africa (II)

Chair: tbc

“Memory on Fabric” Exhibition & Reception

Friday, 4th October 2019 – Playfair Library, Edinburgh

Keynotes II

Chen Liming, Honorary Professor of the University of Edinburgh and Chairman of IBM Greater China Group

Katie Westgarth, Director of Ensis Strategic Ltd

Keynotes III

Fang Wenjian, General Manager of Bank of China London Branch (tbc)

President Isaac Kosgey, Moi University, Kenya

Closing Remarks 

Chinese Consul General in Edinburgh (tbc)

Peter Budd, Director, Arup (tbc)

We warmly welcome you to join us at this high-level international conference. The event is free, but please register at https://edin.ac/2ZP36Ob to secure your place or visit the conference website at  www.confuciusinstitute.ac.uk/bri/ for more information.

Freshers 2013