Zhu Guangyao, Vice Finance Minister, China
Shahid Mahmood, Secretary Finance, Finance Division, Ministry of Finance, Revenue, and Economic Affairs, Government of Pakistan
Kairat Kelimbetov, President, Astana International Finance Centre, Kazakhstan
Joachim von Amsberg, Vice President for Policy, Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank
Victoria Kwakwa, Vice President, East Asia and Pacific, World Bank
Jonathan Taylor, Vice President, European Investment Bank
Wencai Zhang, Vice President, West, South and Central Asia, Asian Development Bank
Xian Zhu, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, New Development Bank
Michael Ellam, Co-head of Public Sector, Global Banking, HSBC
Harinder Kohli, President and Chief Executive Officer, Centennial Group
Yaroslav Lissovolik, Chief Economist, Eurasian Development Bank
Shigeo Katsu, President, Nazarbayev University
Markus Rodlauer, Deputy Director, Asia and Pacific Department, International Monetary Fund
Sir Suma Chakrabarti, President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Masood Ahmed, President, Center for Global Development
Marc Uzan, Executive Director, Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee
China's Belt and Road Initiative aims to connect countries that account for 60 percent of the world's people and 30 percent of global GDP. How can we make sure it produces real and lasting benefits for developing countries that are involved?
At this special mini-summit, co-hosted by CGD, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and the Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee, we will bring together global leaders, including governments, multilateral development finance institutions and private banks to identify and discuss practical considerations for BRI partners, as well as challenges and solutions.
How can governments and international financial institutions ensure BRI is a sustainable success? How do we avoid the pitfalls of easy finance and uneconomic projects? What needs to change in business, finance and politics to make the new Silk Road a superhighway to success, and not a broken, bumpy ride?