The China Germany BRI Summit 2018

Date: 28 Jun 2018
Location: Four Seasons Hotel Beijing

As the first and third largest exporters globally, China and Germany will prove crucial drivers of trade along the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-century Maritime Silk Road. Together these form the Belt and Road Initiative, a landmark shift in the global economic order that will touch over 65 countries across four continents.

The China Germany BRI Summit 2018 will dispel myths on what the Belt and Road Initiative means for the world, tackle the challenges for global financial institutions and corporations looking to leverage the initiative, and identify the enormous opportunities in M&A, capital markets and trade finance.

Key discussion points throughout the presentations include:

  • Bringing the Silk Road into the 21st Century
  • Belt and Road M&A: What trends will shape the deal pipeline in 2018 and beyond?
  • Trade finance focus: What are the opportunities under the BRI?
  • German companies' role in the BRI
  • Capital markets financing: Where are the Silk Road bonds?
  • And much more


08:15 - 09:00



09:00 - 09:10

Euromoney Welcome: Tony Shale, Chief Executive Officer, Asia, Euromoney Insitutional Investor

09:10 - 09:30

Opening Address: Roland Boehm, Divisional Board Member, Commerzbank AG

09:30 - 10:00

Keynote Address: Senior Representative, People's Bank of China (TBC)

10:00 - 10:30

Keynote Address: Michael Clauss, Ambassador of Germany to China (TBC)

10:30 - 11:00 COFFEE BREAK

11:00 - 11:50

Panel Discussion: Belt and Road: Bringing the Silk Road into the 21st Century

Dispelling myths:  What the BRI actually is

BRI’s accomplishments so far:  Infrastructure and beyond

Future trends for the BRI

Moderator: Toby Fildes, Managing Editor, GlobalCapital

Speakers: Zhou Hou, Director, Senior Emerging Markets Economist, Commerzbank AG

11:50 - 12:40

Panel Discussion: Belt and road M&A: What trends will shape the deal pipeline in 2018 and beyond?

Global trends in China outbound M&A in 2017

Germany’s appeal for Chinese outbound M&A:  recent case studies

Germany’s role in facilitating future deal-making from China in Europe

Tighter regulations:  threat or necessity?

Moderator: Paolo Danese, Editor, GlobalRMB

Speakers: Martin Rock, Director, Head of Advisory, Corporate Finance Asia, Commerzbank AG

12:40 - 14:00 NETWORKING LUNCH

14:00 - 14:50

Panel Discussion: Trade finance focus: What are the opportunities under the BRI?

Trends in German-originated trade on the Belt and Road

Financing the BRI supply chain:  tools and troubles

Expanding the BRI trade routes for German and Chinese firms (eg:  Africa, Bangladesh case studies)

The role of green finance in the BRI

Moderator: Agnes Vargas-Hein Roedling, Managing Director, Financial Institutions, Asia, Commerzbank AG

Speakers: Deepan Dagur, Head of Trade Finance and Cash management, Commerzbank AG

14:50 - 15:40

Panel Discussion: German companies’ role in the BRI

BRI involvement of German corporates and banks (including case studies)

German companies’ strategies to increase market share along the Belt and Road

Made in China 2025 and the German industry 4.0 initiative:  the synergies

Moderator: Thomas Georg Mueldner, General Manager Beijing Branch & Chairman, China Management Committee, Commerzbank AG

15:40 - 16:10 COFFEE BREAK

16:10 - 17:00

Panel Discussion: The Role of Capital Markets in the BRI

Silk road bonds, loans or equity financing – what is the optimal financing mix for the BRIChallenges for financing BRI projects (ratings, credit risk, long-term projects)

The role of the China Europe International Exchange (Ceinex)

Moderator: Toby Fildes, Managing Editor, GlobalCapital

Speakers: Daz Zhang, Head of DCM Bonds Syndicate Asia, Commerzbank AG

Ghislain Bahini, Director, Senior Structured Credit Trader, Credit Solutions, Commerzbank AG

17:00 - 17:05 Closing Remarks

17:05 - 19:00 Cocktail reception

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