Road Initiative Keynote Lectures and Conference 4 & 5 October 2018

25 September 2018

We are delighted to invite you to join us as a guest at our upcoming keynote lectures and conference focused on China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

We are honoured to host two prominent speakers from China:

Keynote Lecture, October 4th 2018, 18.00-19.30 at King Khalid Building, Surgeons' Hall, Hill Square, EH8 9ST

Wang Wen, Professor and Executive Dean, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China

The "Belt and Road" and the World After 5 years: A Review of Challenges and Successes in the Past and its Prospects for the Future

His lecture will be a review of the challenges and successes over the past 5 years of the Belt and Road Initiative and prospects for the future.

Professor Wang holds a number of senior positions including Consultant Fellow at the Counselors’ Office of the State Council of China and Standing Director of World Socialism Research at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He has published widely on international issues including a book entitled Green Finance for the Belt and Road Initiative.

Keynote Lecture, October 5th 2018, 18.00-19.00 at Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI), 1/9 High School Yards, Infirmary Street, EH1 1LZ

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

In a Data-driven World, Good Governance Means Good Data Governance

Mr Chen is a transformation and transboundary business leader with more than 30 years’ experience in multinationals across a range of industries and diversified cultures. He has led corporate transformation, business turnaround, performance improvement, and governance enhancement.


Both keynotes are followed by drinks receptions.


You are also warmly welcome to join us at our conference: The Belt and Road Initiative, Challenges and Opportunities
October 5th 2018, 09.00-16.40 at ECCI, Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI), 1/9 High School Yards, Infirmary Street, EH1 1LZ

The unique conference brings together leading scholars from leading Chinese, European and UK Universities to discuss BRI issues related to governance, economies, data, culture and education. For a draft conference programme please see below or attached.

The events are free but registration is required. Please visit our website for further details and to book: https://edin.ac/2xLpqs9
Looking forward to seeing you at the events.

The conference programme for The Belt and Road Initiative can be downloaded here