Programme

October 3rd 2019

McEwan Hall, Edinburgh
09.30 – 10.00Registration
10.00 – 10.45Welcome Addresses

  • Principal & Vice Chancellor Professor Peter Mathieson, University of Edinburgh

  • Minister Counsellor Wang Yongli, Education Section, China Embassy in London

  • President Isaac Kosgey, Moi University, Kenya (tbc)

  • Executive Vice Dean Huang Renwei, Institute of Belt and Road & Global Governance, Fudan University


10.45 – 11.45Keynotes I
CHAIR: James Smith, Vice Principal, International, University of Edinburgh

  • Sir Douglas Flint CBE, Chairman of Standard Life Aberdeen
    China’s Belt and Road Initiative – Understanding its Potential Impact

  • Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles KCMG LVO, Chair-Elect, China Britain Business Council, and Group Head of Public Affairs, HSBC Holdings plc
    Going Out With China

11.45 - 12.00Tea/Coffee
12.00 – 13.00 Keynote Lecture
  • Henry Tillman, Founder and Chairman, China Investment Research
    Digital Silk Road: Emerging Tech Hubs in Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Middle East and Africa
13.00 - 14:00Lunch
14.00 – 15.30 Parallel Panel Sessions I - Foyer 1-4

Foyer 1: Global Governance (I)
CHAIR: Robin Williams, Director of ISSTI, University of Edinburgh
  • Huang Renwei, Executive Vice Dean, Institute of Belt and Road & Global Governance, Fudan University

  • Nele Noesselt, Professor of Political Science, University of Duisburg Essen

  • Zeng Jinghan, UK Director of Lancaster University Confucius Institute

Foyer 2: Finance and Environment
CHAIR: Andrew Lang, Chair of International Law and Global Governance, University of Edinburgh
  • Marizah Minhat, Assistant Director, ICMGR, Napier University

  • Ed Craig, Interim Executive Director, Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation

  • Zhi Shengke, Director, Strategy and Development Manager, Wood PLC

  • Wan Guanghua, Director, Institute of World Economy, Fudan University

Foyer 3: China and Africa (I)
CHAIR: Isaac Kosgey, President, Moi University, Kenya
  • Liu Haifang, Director of Centre for African Studies, Peking University

  • Liu Ling, Senior Lecturer, Business School, University of Edinburgh

  • Chen Yunnan, Fellow, China Africa Research Initiative, Johns Hopkins University

Foyer 4: BRI Students & Pupils Forum
CHAIR: Oliver Turner, Lecturer in International Relations, University of Edinburgh
  • Henry Tillman, Founder and Chairman, China Investment Research

15.30 - 16.00Tea/Coffee
16.00 – 17.30Parallel Panel Sessions II

Foyer 1: Law and Communication
CHAIR: James Brodie, Director, CBBC Scotland
  • Jason Teng, UK and European Patent Attorney, Potter Clarkson LLP

  • Peter Headden, Associate Director, Project Associates Ltd

  • Gong Baihua, Professor of International Law, Fudan University

Foyer 2: Data and Regional Connectivity
CHAIR: Chen Liming, Chairman of IBM Greater China Group
  • Rohan Kariyawasam, Professor of Law, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge

  • Shen Xiaobai, Senior Lecturer, Business School, University of Edinburgh

  • Bhavna Dave, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Politics and International Studies, SOAS

  • Zhang Jiadong, Professor of International Relations, Fudan University

Foyer 3: Global Textile Trade
CHAIR: Natascha Gentz, Assistant Principal China, University of Edinburgh
  • Shen Lei, Director of School of Business and Management, Donghua University

  • Juliette MacDonald, International Dean SCFI, Donghua University & Shirley Mclauchlan, Lecturer, Edinburgh College of Art

  • Zhong Hong, Director of International Cooperation SCFI, Donghua University

Foyer 4: China and Africa (II)
CHAIR: Liu Haifang, Director of Centre for African Studies, Peking University

  • Tim Zajontz, School of International Relations, University of St. Andrews

  • Frangton Chiyemura, Open University

  • Elisa Gambino, Afrigos Project, Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh

17.45 – 19.00“Memory on Fabric” Exhibition & Reception
Venue: Playfair Library, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL

October 4th 2019

Playfair Library, Edinburgh
09.00 – 09.15Registration
09.15 – 09.30Welcome Address
  • Lord Provost Frank Ross and Lord Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh

  • Consul General Mme Hou Danna, Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Edinburgh

09.30 – 11.00Keynotes II
  • Chen Liming, Chair of IBM Greater China Group
    Where is the Invisible Hand in Today’s Global Economy?

  • Kate Westgarth, Director of Ensis Strategic Ltd
    China, BRI and Fear Based Analysis


11.00 - 11:15coffee break
11.15 – 12.45Keynotes III
  • Patrick Horgan OBE, Director of Global Government Relations, Rolls Royce
    Belt & Road; the Business Response

  • President Isaac Kosgey, Moi University, Kenya
    Belt and Road Inititiave: Higher Education in Sustainable Integrated Development in Kenya

12.45 – 13.00Closing Remarks
  • Peter Budd, Director, Arup

  • Vice Principal Jonathan Seckl, University of Edinburgh

13.00 - 14.00Lunch