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The Belt and Road Initiative – Separating Myth from Fact

An Asia Society Long Conversation in cooperation with Credit Suisse

Much has been written about China's «Belt and Road Initiative» – the ambitious but also shape-shifting initiative aimed at upgrading the world’s connectivity infrastructure. After a little over five years, the project has expanded to include a «Polar Silk Road» and a «Digital Silk Road», among many other things.

The Belt and Road Initiative – Separating Myth from Fact

Yet much remains unclear about the BRI: How much money is actually being invested? Is the motivation behind the initiative political, economic – or both? Will it bring opportunities for Switzerland and Swiss companies – or does it pose challenges?

Join us as we explore these questions through the format of a «long conversation»: A half-day event combining keynotes and a series of one-on-one conversations on stage between academics, thinkers, politicians and business representatives.


Organizer Asia Society Switzerland
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Cost of participating CHF 160.- Special Deal for S-GE Members (Regular Ticket 190.-)

Bruno Maçães, former Portuguese Europe Minister and author of the book «Belt and Road: A Chinese World Order»,
Theresa Fallon, founder and director of the Centre for Russia Europe Asia Studies in Brussels,
Tobias Dennehy, Head of the Belt and Road Task Force at Siemens,
Zengxin Li, Global Editor of Caixin Media,
Agatha Kratz, Associate Director at Rhodium Group and an Adjunct Fellow in the Reconnecting Asia Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies,
Markus Herrmann, China consultant as well as Co-Head of the Asia program of the Swiss Forum of Foreign Policy, and
Michael O'Sullivan, CIO for the International Wealth Management Division at Credit Suisse



Credit Suisse Forum St. Peter
St. Peterstrasse 19
8001 Zurich

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