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Session 1
BRI: Sustainable Development & Economic Security

October 18 14:00 – 15:15

(Changsha International Conference Center, 3rd floor, Xingsha A)

The Belt & Road Initiative promises to be a more open, balanced and inclusive approach and model of economic globalization. As more and more projects materialize, the Initiative is opening up new potential for growth and development.

There are risks and challenges as well. Soundness and sustainability of the BRI calls for an integrated approach towards development and economic security. Security is the prerequisite of development whereas development safeguards security. What strategies, mechanism and resources should be put in place to better safeguard economic security and promote common development in the BRI?

Logistics security, risks, safeguards and cooperation: Experiences of China-Europe Railway Express


Kairat KELIMBETOV, Chairman, Agency for strategic planning and reforms, Republic of Kazakhstan; Governor, Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC)

Gennadv BESSONOV, Secretary General, International Coordinating Council on Trans-Eurasian Transportation (CCTT)

Erik BERGLÖF, Chief Economist, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

WANG Yanzhi, Executive Director and President, Silk Road Fund

Massimo BAGNASCO, Vice President, the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China

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