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New Perspectives on the Belt and Road Initiative

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The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) outlined by China’s President Xi Jinping in 2013 is one of the most significant and substantial investment and development programmes to come out of China in modern times. Cumulatively, it is, without doubt, the largest developmental initiative in the world.

This year marks the 3rd year of the Belt and Road Initiative Conference organised by the Confucius Institute for Scotland in the University of Edinburgh. It will be a great opportunity to hear a range of international insights into the Belt & Road Initiative. The conference has a panel format with topics covering governance, economics, environment, data, law, China-Africa relationship and textile.

October 3rd 2019

Venue: McEwan Hall, Edinburgh

09.30 – 10.00 Registration

10.00 – 10.45 Welcome Addresses and Conference Introduction

Principal & Vice Chancellor Professor Peter Mathieson, University of Edinburgh

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

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

President Isaac Kosgey, Moi University, Kenya

Vice President Huang Renwei, Fudan University

10.45 – 11.45 Keynotes I

James Smith, Vice Principal, International, Unviersity of Edinburgh

Sir Douglas Flint CBE, Chairman of Standard Life Aberdeen

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

11.45 - 12.00 Tea/Coffee

12.00 – 13.00 Henry Tillman Lecture and Q & A

Henry Tillman, Director and CEO, Grisons Peak

13.00 - 14:00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.30 Parallel Panel Sessions I

Global Governance (I)

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

Panellists:

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

Nele Noesselt, Professor of Political Science, Institute of Political Science and East Asian Studies, University of Duisberg Essen, Germany

Ma Bin, Fudan University

Finance and Environment

Chair: Professor Andrew Lang, University of Edinburgh

Panellists:

Dr Marizah Minhat, Assistant Director, The International Centre for Management and Governance Research, Edinburgh Napier University

Ed Craig, Interim Executive Director, Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, Edinburgh University

Dr. Shengke Zhi, Nuclear Business Development Manager, Wood PLC

Wan Guanghua, Fudan University

China and Africa (I)

Chair: Isaac Kosgey, President, Moi University, Kenya

Panellists:

Liu Haifang, Director of Centre for African Studies, School of International Studies, Peking University

Liu Ling, Senior lecturer, Business School, Edinburgh University

Yunnan Chen, Research Assistant, China Africa Research Initiative, Johns Hopkins University

BRI Student & Pupils Forum

Henry Tillman, Director and CEO of Grisons Peak

Global Governance (II)

Chair: Huang Renwei, Vice President, Fudan University

Panellists:
Zeng Jinghan, UK Director of Lancaster University Confucius Institute
Zhang Jiadong, Ph.D and Professor of Iinternational Rrelations, Fudan University
Bhavna Davem, Senior Director, Dept of Politics and International Studies, SOAS

Global Textiles (sustainable fashion, new trade routes and production)

Chair: Natascha Gentz, University of Edinburgh

Panellists:

Juliette MacDonald, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh University

Shirley McLauchlan, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh University

Shen Lei, Shanghai Donghua Univeristy

Zhong Hong, Professor, Director of International Cooperation, Shanghai International College of Fashion and Innovation, Donghua Univeristy

Student Session

Henry Tillman, Director and CEO of Grisons Peak

15.30 - 16.00 Tea/Coffee

16.00 – 17.30 Parallel Panel Sessions II

China and Africa

Chair: Isaac Kosgey, President, Moi University, Kenya

Panellists:

Associate Prof Liu Haifang, Director of Centre for African Studies, School of International Studies, Peking University

Liu Ling, Senior lecturer, Business School, Edinburgh University

Elisa Gambino Researcher, Afrigos Project

IP Law and Communication

Chair: Robin Williams, Director of ISSTI, Edinburgh University

Panellists:

Holly Blackwell, King & Wood Mallesons LLP

Jason Teng, Potter Clarkson LLP

Peter Headden, Project Associates Ltd

Gong Baihua, Fudan Univeristy

Data Security

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

Panellists:

Dr Rohan Kariyawasam, Professor of Law, Director of Research, Anglia Law School, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge

Shen Xiaobai, senior lecture, International and Chinese Business, Business School, Edinburgh University

Jeremy Wright, CEO, Oxford University Innovation

Global Governance (II)

Chair: Huang Renwei, Fudan University

Panellists:

Zeng Jinghan, UK Director of Lancaster University

Zhang Jiadong, Fudan University

Bhavna Davem, Senior Director, Dept of Politics and International Studies, SOAS

Law and Communication

Chair: James Brodie, Director, CBBC Scotland

Panellists:

Holly Blackwell, King & Wood Mallesons LLP

Jason Teng, Potter Clarkson LLP

Peter Headden, Project Associates Ltd

Gong Baihua, Professor of International Law, Fudan Univeristy

Data And Connectivity

Chair: Chen Liming, Chairman of IBM Greater China Group

Panellists:

Dr Rohan Kariyawasam, Professor of Law, Director of Research, Anglia Law School, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge

Shen Xiaobai, Senior lecturer, International and Chinese Business, Business School, Edinburgh University

Global Textile Trade

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

Panellists:
Shen Lei, Director of Glorious Sun School of Business and Management, Donghua University

Juliette MacDonald, Director of SFI College, Edinburgh University

Shirley MclLauchlan, Lecturer, Textiles,Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh University

Zhong Hong, Professor, Director of International Cooperation, Shanghai International College of Fashion and Innovation, Donghua Univeristy Shanghai, Donghua University

China and Africa (II)

Chair: tbc

Tim Zajontz , St. Andrews University
Frangton Chiyemura, Open University
Elisa Gambino, University of Edinburgh

17.45 – 19.00 “Memory on Fabric” Exhibition & Reception

October 4th 2019

Venue: Playfair Library, Edinburgh

09.00 – 09.30 Registration

09.30 – 11.00 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

11.00 - 11:15 coffee break

11.15 – 12.45 Keynotes III

Fang Wenjian, General Manager of Bank of China London Branch

President Isaac Kosgey, Moi University, Kenya

12.45 – 13.00 Closing Remarks

Chinese Consul General (tbc)

Peter Budd, Director, Arup (tbc)

13.00-14.00 Lunch

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