Belt and Road Forum for Regional Cooperation and Development

Belt and Road Forum for Regional Cooperation and Development
Belt and Road Forum for Regional Cooperation and Development

Belt and Road Forum for Regional Cooperation and Development

About Forum

According to the agreement between The President of the Rebuplic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and The President of The People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping at the framework of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit (10 June, 2018, Qingdao), 1-3 July 2019 at the Park is holding Belt and Road Forum for Regional Cooperation and Development, which main topic is "Great Stone Industrialpark Park – Global Opportunities".

The forum is aimed at strengthening connections between international investment society, business representatives and government bodies, improving competitiveness and investment attractiveness of “Great Stone” industrial park on an international scale and consolidation of status of the Park as the most open and comfortable site for doing business along “One Belt, One Road”, attracting new “anchor” investors, who plan to realize high-tech projects.

Government representatives of “One Belt, One road” initiative participating countries, representatives of Republic of Belarus diplomatic missions abroad and diplomatic missions of foreign countries in Belarus, heads of business-associations, investment funds, private and state companies are going to take part in the event.

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Belt & Road Forum for Regional Cooperation and Development

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 Сeremony 

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

Deputy Head of the Belarus President Administration Nikolai Snopkov

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

  Minister of Economy of the Republic of Belarus Dmitry Krutoy "The Republic of Belarus in the Belt & Road initiative"
  Deputy Minister of Commerce of PRC Qian Keming
  CEO of the Industrial Park Development Company CJSC Hu Zheng "About high-quality development of Great Stone Industrial Park"
  Minister of Finance of the Republic of Belarus Maxim Yermalovich
  Managing Director for Economics, Policy and Governance of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Mattia Romani
Plenary session "Belt & Road": interaction between countries for cooperative future"

Venue: main conference hall

Moderator: Jacopo Dettoni - deputy editor of Financial Times

Part 1

10.40 – 11.30
(up to 7 min.)
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the PRC Kiryl Rudy   
Head of Great Stone Industrial Park Administration Aliaksandr Yarashenka "Great Stone Industrial Park: unprecedented terms for investment and doing business on the Silk Road"

  Chairman of the Board of the China National Machinery Industry Corporation (SINOMACH) Zhang Xiaolun

  Head of investment researches branch of UNCTAD investment and entrepreneurship department Richard Bolvin "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" 

  Deputy General Director of China Merchants Group Corporation Deng Renjie 

Director of Planning Department of State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council of PRC Chen Hong

 Part 2  
 11.30 - 12.30 Minister of transport and Communications of the Republic of Belarus Aleksei Avramenko
  CEO of Duisburger Hafen AG Erich Staake "The geostrategic role of Great Stone industrial and logistic park in the Belt and Road initiative"
  Minister for Transport of Latvia Talis Linkaits
  Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania Rokas Masiulis "Transport and logistic partnership – contribution to the development of the Belt & Road initiative"
  Representative of the UNECE division for economic cooperation and integration Jeffrey Hamilton
    12.30 - 13.30 Ceremony of signing basic bilateral documents
    13.30 - 14.30

Cocktail party for the forum participants
Venue: the north wing of the exhibition center, 2nd floor
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) 

Lunch for VIP-participants

(on a separate list)

Venue: China Merchants Group restaurant
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

    Part 1
Moderator: Mattia Romani, managing director for Economics, Policy and Governance of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
   First Vice-Mayor of Xian (PRC) Gao Gao  Director General of China-Belarus Industrial Fund Yan Hun "The role of financial support in attracting investors"
   Deputy Director for logistics of the National operator of tracking (monitoring) of international transit traffic (Belneftegaz) Andrei Abroskin "The prospects of international cargo traffic monitoring in the Republic of Belarus within the Belt & Road initiative" Chairman of the Board of Bank Dabrabyt Igor Lihogrud "New financial instruments for successful work on the market of the Republic of Belarus"
  Head of Belarusian Railways Vladimir Morozov "The development prospects of China – Belarus – Europe rail route based on "One Belt, One Road" concept"  Deputy Chairman of Management Board of Belarusbank Alexander Egorov «Establishment of financial eco-system for business development in the Republic of Belarus“
   Deputy General Director of Sinotrans Chen Haizhong "Creation of the Eurasian logistic hub based on China-Belarus trade and logistic subpark"  CEO of Zhuyi Scientific and Technological Company Wu Yue
   CEO of Stadler Minsk Philipp Brunner  CEO of Zubr Capital LLC Oleg Khusaenov
   Chairman of the Board of LDZ Logistika Ltd. (affiliated company of Latvian Railways) Gundars Abols "Railway system Asia – Europe: trim off the distance. The opportunities of the New Silk Road for railway system of Europe" Head of Fransabank international department George Andraos "Support of the companies registered in the industrial park"
  Acting Director General of Klaipeda State Seaport Authority Vidmantas Paukste "Transport system of Lithuania – key to success of industrial and logistic park "Great Stone" Chairman of the Board of Fransabank Aleksandr Ignatov
  President of the Board of the Port of Gdansk Authority SA Lukasz Greinke "The role of the Port of Gdansk and Great Stone Industrial Park in cargo traffic between Europe and Asia"  Head of the representative office of the China Development Bank Li Dongya "Financial services for the Belt & Road construction"
  Deputy General Director of the China Transport Telecommunication Information Center (PRC) Ying Li "A new era in logistic information exchange within the Belt & Road initiative"  Part 2

Moderator: Li Ping, General Director of China-Belarus High-Tech Aerospace Center of Research and Development

  Deputy General Secretary of KSTP International Association (Switzerland) Natalia Stepanova"Coordinated development of digital and transport infrastructure, digitalization of international transport corridors" Director of the Belt & Road Institute of the Beijing Normal University Hu Biliang
   Director of RUERE Software Applied Systems Institute, coordinator of the network EU4Digital for eTrade/eLogistics Igor Mikhailovsky"Experience of developing national systems of electronic logistics in the Belt & Road countries"  Director of Arzinger & Partners LLC Sergey Mashonsky"Modern technologies and law – competitive drive or friendly tandem"
   Advisor to the CEO of Transtelecom (Kazakhstan) Aidar Kazhibayev "Digital transformation of transport and logistic sector of the Republic of Kazakhstan"  President of CSSC Scientific and Research Institute of System Engineering Zhang Hongjun
   Deputy General Director of TransRail-BCH Vladimir Padalitsa "Digital container train on the route China – EAEU – EU"  Managing partner of AB "Revera" Dmitry Arkhipenko"Opportunities of Great Stone Industrial Park for the EAEU companies’ business expansion"
   Discussion  General Director of Xianlian Wang Enpei


Closing Ceremony
18.00 – 20.00
Cocktail party
July 3

Visiting gala-parade in honor of the 75th anniversary of liberation from Nazi invaders

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For participants

For participation in the Forum an application is required. 

Participation in the Forum is free of charge.

Venue: Republic of Belarus, Minsk region, Smolevichy district, China-Belarus industrial park “Great Stone” (is located 25 km from Minsk and 5km from National airport).

Information on how to get to the venue is published on website “contacts” section.

Forum participants are given the opportunity to book a place in the following hotels:

• President hotel (5*);

•  Minsk (4*);

• Marriott Minsk (5*);

• Yubuleyny Hotel (3*).


There will be free shuttle-bus on July 2 from main entrances of the hotels to Industrial park "Great Stone" (it's the option only for forum participants):

1. From Minsk Hotel at 6.30 and at 7.30

2. From Beijing Hotel at 07.30 (3 buses) and at 08.00 (1 bus)

3. From President Hotel at 07.30 (2 buses) and at 08.00 (1 bus)

4. From Marriott Hotel at 07.00

5. From Yubileiny Hotel at 07.30

Back route will be at 20.00 from Industrial park "Great Stone"

Main coordinator - Yulia Belausava - +375 44 588 93 11

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Participants Registration:
Alexander Ryabtsev
+375 17 517 28 76

Official invitations:
Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus
Olga Malaya
+375 17 215 31 04

Li Qiao, Guan Yizheng
Tel: 010-64404634 / 010-64404627
Fax: 010-64515237

Marketing and advertising issues:
Julia Belousova
+375 17 200 38 05

Participation in the exhibition of Belarusian goods and services:
Ekaterina Suprun
+375 17 334 82 02

Participation in the exhibition of Chinese goods and services:
Miao Huawei, Yu Meixin
Tel: 010-64404618 / 010-64404616
Fax: 010-64515234

Participation in the exhibition and sale of works of young Belarusian artists:
Alexander Zimenko
+375 29 125 26 16

Press Secretary:
Olga Rudaya
+375 17 517 38 05
skype: rudaya_4
wechat ID: RudayaOlga
viber: +375 29 612 20 11

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Mass Media

To participate in Belt and Road Forum for regional cooperation and development please complete the registration form on the link.

Please, note that to cover Forum representatives of foreign media who has permanent accreditation in the Republic of Belarus, must be accredited with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus. Otherwise it is necessary to apply for temporary accreditation to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.


On forum’s coverage issues please contact Press Secretary of Great Stone Industrial Park Administration.


Olga Rudaya – Press Secretary 



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