Forum programme



Belt & Road Forum for Regional Cooperation and Development

"Great Stone Industrial Park – Global Opportunities"


1-3 July 2019
Great Stone Industrial Park

July 1

Arrival of the forum participants, checking into the hotels

("Beijing Hotel", "President Hotel", "Minsk Hotel", etc.)

18.00 – 21.00

Welcome banquet, cultural event – Opera "The Tsar’s Bride" (for foreign participants; according to a separate list)

Venue: Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus

July 2

8.30 – 10.00

Registration of participants

Venue: 1st floor of the exhibition center

Opening Ceremony

Venue: main conference room of the exhibition center

Moderator: Jacopo Dettoni, Financial Times correspondent

10.00 – 10.40

Welcoming address on behalf of the Heads of Belarus and China



Nikolai Snopkov
Deputy Head of the Belarus President Administration



He Wei
Deputy Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference 



Dmitry Krutoy
Minister of Economy of the Republic of Belarus  
"The Republic of Belarus in the Belt & Road initiative"



Qian Keming
Deputy Minister of Commerce of PRC 



Hu Zheng
CEO of the Industrial Park Development Company CJSC  
"About high-quality development of Great Stone Industrial Park"



Maxim Yermalovich
Minister of Finance of the Republic of Belarus 



Mattia Romani
Managing Director for Economics, Policy and Governance of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development


Plenary session "Belt & Road": interaction between countries for cooperative future"

Venue: main conference room of the exhibition center

Moderator: Jacopo Dettoni, Financial Times correspondent

Part 1

10.40 – 11.30

Kiryl Rudy
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the PRC
"How "Great Stone" to become a great city"  



Aliaksandr Yarashenka
Head of Great Stone Industrial Park Administration
"Great Stone Industrial Park: unprecedented terms for investment and doing business on the Silk Road"



Zhang Xiaolun
Chairman of the Board of the China National Machinery Industry Corporation (SINOMACH)
"Accelerating the clusterization of industries, building a high-tech park"



Richard Bolvin
Head of investment researches branch of UNCTAD investment and entrepreneurship department
"Presentation of the UNCTAD Report of international investment in 2019 with a focus on current trends in attracting FDI to FEZs, key success factors and prospects for development"



Deng Renjie
Deputy General Director of China Merchants Group Corporation
"Stimulating the development of regional cooperation through the development of industrial zones"



Chen Hong
Director of Planning Department of State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council of PRC  
"Joint construction of the Chinese-Belarusian industrial park as a model project "Belt and


Part 2

11.30 – 12.30

Aleksei Avramenko
Minister of transport and Communications of the Republic of Belarus
"Transport infrastructure of Belarus: ways of interfacing with the economic belt of the Silk



Erich Staake
CEO of Duisburger Hafen AG  
"The geostrategic role of Great Stone industrial and logistic park in the Belt and Road initiative"



Talis Linkaits
Minister for Transport of Latvia
"Latvia: a multimodal transport and logistics hub for The Belt and Road Initiative"



Rokas Masiulis
Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania
"Transport and logistic partnership – contribution to the development of the Belt & Road initiative"



Geoffrey Hamilton
Chief of the PPP Programme at UNECE
"Significance of The Belt and Road Initiative for UNECE members and the Sustainable Development Goals"



Zhao Gang
Vice Governor of Shaanxi province

12.30 – 13.00

Ceremony of signing basic bilateral documents

13.00 – 14.30

Cocktail party for the forum participants

Venue: the north wing of the exhibition center, 2nd floor

Lunch for VIP-participants

(on a separate list)

Venue: China Merchants Group restaurant

16.00 – 16.40

 Solemn ceremony  of groundbreaking at the construction site of a new joint plant of the Belarusian "MAZ" and Chinese transmission company "SHANXI FAST GEAR CO., LTD" (on a separate list)


Panel sections:

14.30 – 17.00

Interconnection of infrastructure – openness and progress

Venue: main conference room of the exhibition center

Moderator: Ulf Schneider,
general director of SCHNEIDER GROUP

Innovations and finance – move to the new initiatives


Venue: press center of the office building

Часть 1

Moderator: Mattia Romani
Managing director for Economics, Policy and Governance of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development



Gao Gao
First Vice-Mayor of Xi'an city
«Active promotion of high-quality development of the Chinese-European block train
"Chang'an", the creation of new corridors and platforms for trade and economic cooperation of
"Belt and Road»

Yan Hun
Director General of China-Belarus Industrial Fund  
"The role of financial support in attracting investors"



Andrei Abroskin
Deputy Director for logistics of the National operator of tracking of international
transit traffic (Belneftegaz)
"The prospects of international cargo traffic monitoring in the Republic of Belarus within the Belt & Road initiative"

Alexander Klochko
Deputy Chairman of the Board of Bank Dabrabyt
"New financial instruments for successful work on the market of the Republic of Belarus"



Gennady Glevicky
Deputy chief engineer of the Belarusian Railways
"The cooperation of railroads within digital tsansformation of train container carriage within
connection of China –Europe – China"

Alexander Egorov
Deputy Chairman of Management Board of Belarusbank
"Establishment of financial eco-system for business development in the Republic of Belarus"



Chen Haizhong
Deputy General Director of Sinotrans
"Creation of the Eurasian logistic hub based on China-Belarus trade and logistic subpark"

Wu Yue
CEO of Zhuyi Scientific and Technological Company



Philipp Brunner
CEO of Stadler Minsk 

Oleg Khusaenov
CEO of Zubr Capital LLC 



Gundars Abols
Chairman of the Board of LDZ Logistika Ltd.
"Railway system Asia – Europe: trim off the distance. The opportunities of the New Silk Road for railway system of Europe"

George Andraos
Head of Fransabank international department
"Support of the companies registered in the industrial park"



Vidmantas Paukste
Acting Director General of Klaipeda State Seaport Authority
"Transport system of Lithuania – key to success of industrial and logistic park "Great Stone"

Li Dongya
Head of the representative office of the China Development Bank
"Financial services for the Belt & Road construction"



Michal Stupak
New Markets Development Director
“Interconnection of infrastructure openess and progress”

Part 2

Moderator: Zhang Hongjun,
President of the CSSC System Engineering Research Institute



Ying Li
Deputy General Director of the China Transport Telecommunication Information Center (PRC)  
"A new era in logistic information exchange within the Belt & Road initiative"

Hu Biliang
Director of the Belt & Road Institute of the Beijing Normal University  
"The "Great Stone" on the “Belt and Road"



Natalia Stepanova
Deputy General Secretary of KSTP International Association (Switzerland)
"Coordinated development of digital and transport infrastructure, digitalization of international transport corridors"

Sergey Mashonsky
Director of the Belt & Road Institute of the Beijing Normal University Hu Biliang
Director of Arzinger & Partners LLC
"Modern technologies and law – competitive drive or friendly tandem"



Igor Mikhailovsky
Director of RUERE Software Applied Systems Institute, coordinator of the network EU4Digital for eTrade/eLogistics
"Experience of developing national systems of electronic logistics in the Belt & Road countries"

Li Ping
General Director of "Chinese-Belarusian High-Tech aerospace research and development center"  
"Directing innovations, considering capital as the driving force, creating a good environmental
atmosphere, together to form a new city"




Aidar Kazhibayev
Advisor to the CEO of Transtelecom (Kazakhstan)
"Digital transformation of transport and logistic sector of the Republic of Kazakhstan"

Dmitry Arkhipenko
Managing partner of AB "Revera"
"Opportunities of Great Stone Industrial Park for the EAEU companies’ business expansion"



Vladimir Padalitsa
Deputy General Director of TransRail-BCH
"Digital container train on the route China – EAEU – EU"

Wang Enpei
General Director of Xianlian





Closing Ceremony

18.00 – 20.00

Cocktail party

3 July

Visiting gala-parade in honor of the 75th anniversary of liberation from Nazi invaders (on a separate list)

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