NEWS & EVENTS
The Forum featured a number of expert speakers from different disciplines to talk about a range of issues related to the New Silk Roads. Questions from the audience resulted in lively debates and discussions in each of the six panel sessions. All participants walked away with some new knowledge. The end of Day 1 featured a relaxed networking session, buffet dinner as well as a musical performance on the Gu Zheng (ancient instrument of China).
Day 2 began with three different roundtable sessions, all of which garnered a decent attendance. The session panels continued with a number of presentations from panellists, and some of the topics moved from economic and political issues to more cultural and social ones. At the end of the day, the Forum was handed over to representatives from Sabah, Malaysia. The 2nd New Silk Roads World Forum will be held in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia in 2019.
A report of the event can be found here.
Proceedings of the Forum can be found here.
The GAIA Project is aimed at facilitating the exchange of artistic endeavours by young disadvantaged artists (YDAs) from different countries to create a climate of understanding, cooperation and learning, thus generating a more cohesive international reality. Through exhibitions, events, educational program, and its network of donors and sponsors, GAIA aims to display YDA artwork to other young people and the general public as well as explain their knowledge of artistic techniques and cultural significance.
Institut Seni Sabah or known as Sabah Institute of Art (S.I.A), is an established College of Art based in Kota Kinabalu (Sabah, Malaysia) since the early 90’s. S.I.A is highly known as one of Sabah’s most prominent creative art education provider and has attracted not only local community student but also Asia-Pacific region’s country. Sabah Institute of Art is a specialized private college that spurs potential talents in Architecture Design, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, and Music Studies.
September 25th – Ivan Ngan to perform at the New Silk Roads World Forum DinnerWe are pleased to announce Ivan Ngan will be performing during the New Silk Roads World Forum Dinner. Ivan Sun Ngan is well-known as a musical performer and composer for Guzheng (Chinese zither), piano and harp. Ivan studied musical performance and composition at Shanghai Conservatory of Music and Queensland Conservatorium of Music. He has given concerts in Hong Kong, Beijing, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Tokyo and Rome in the last two decades. He has also published videos on YouTube and audios into all major musical online streaming stores (iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play, etc.).
September 20th – Marcela Toro to host the New Silk Roads World ForumMarcela Toro of Talent Artists Management will be our Master of Ceremonies for the New Silk Roads World Forum. Marcela has extensive experience in networking, promotions, and event planning. As networking actors and performers with various roles, she also has acted in small productions as well as hosting promotional videos for large events and festivals. She also appeared in our New Silk Roads World Forum video interviewing Dr. Geoffrey Chow.
1st August: New Silk Roads World Forum LaunchThe 1st New Silk Roads World Forum was successfully launched on the 1st of August 2018 at the Headquarters of the Bank of Melbourne. About 50 guests made it to the launch. From anecdotal feedback, the launch was a success. Professor Mark Crosby of Monash University did the honours of launching the forum. He welcomed everyone present to the New Silk Roads World Forum which will be held at the Monash University City Campus in Melbourne on 15-16 October 2018. If you have not yet registered for the forum, please do so now. To register, click on this link - www.nsrwf.com.
To view a full list of the New Silk Roads World Forum advisors, click on the link www.nsrwf.com/nsrwf-2018/forumadvisors.
Does China have the financial wherewithal to implement this grand scheme?
This lecture examines China’s recent development and places the BRI in the long arc of fiscal expansion since the turn of the century. Under Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao, the government spent lavishly on boosting public services, especially in the rural areas, using buoyant revenues that grew from ¥1.34 trillion to ¥8.3 trillion during the decade of 2000-2010. The BRI is a signature program in Xi Jinping’s assertive international posture, likewise conceived in an era of high growth and high foreign reserve accumulation. What happens when China’s growth slows? Will China’s fiscal institutions be robust enough to manage the transition and avoid overextending its finances under the BRI?Read more here
RMIT University Vietnam - Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) ConferenceRMIT University Vietnam is hosting a Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) Conference in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam entitled "Connectivity in Asia: Trade, Transport, Logistics and Business" on 24 Jun 2018 - 26 Jun 2018. The ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ (BRI) aims to build a new ‘silk road’ route to link Asia with Africa and Europe; investing millions of dollars on new infrastructure projects to benefit our region.
The 2018 BRI conference examines the Initiative’s multi-dimensional impact on transportation, international trade, global supply chains, logistics, and trans-continental development. Read more about it here
The Bucharest University of Economic Studies - 3rd Annual Emerging Trends in Marketing and Management International ConferenceThe Bucharest University of Economic Studies is hosting the 3rd Annual Emerging Trends in Marketing and Management International Conference in Bucharest, Romania on September 27th-29th, 2018. The Bucharest University of Economic Studies is one of Romania’s centennial universities, established by Royal Decree on April 6, 1913. It is the leader in the field of Romanian business and public administration studies, being also a research-intensive university, institutionally accredited by the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education, a status also confirmed by U‐Multirank.
Being an important part of the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, the Marketing School is the leader of its field in Romania, ranked A class by the Ministry of Education, and also evaluated by the European Universities Association and included in the U-Multirank classification.
One of the major goals of the ETIMM Conference is to create a friendly and approachable academy and environment, whereby its members (including senior worldwide scholars, faculty members, doctorate students, researchers and business practitioners) are guiding and mentoring each other.
In order to create the perfect environment for scientific discussion, networking and innovation, the conference offers a unique blend of academic, business and cultural/touristic experiences, which will offer any participant a one-of-a-kind marketing and management acumen.Read more about it here