The new Silk Roads at the heart of the power struggle between China and the United States

PRESS RELEASE – 29.05.2019

with Laurent Estachy, International Finance & Geo-economy professor at KEDGE Business School, Marc Mourre, Managing Director, Head of Global Markets Commodities at Natixis 1977 KEDGE Graduate, Xavier R. Rolet, Chief Executive Officer at CQS Management Ltd 1981 KEDGE Graduate

TUESDAY 4 JUNE 2019 AT 7:00 PM, Holiday Inn London Regents Park Carburton St, Fitzrovia – W1W 5EE London

KEDGE Alumni and it's well established London branch will host for the first time in London on Tuesday 4 June a very interesting conference on The new Silk Roads at the heart of the power struggle between China and the United States. It will be chaired by Laurent Estachy, Marc Mourre and Xavier Rolet, followed by a networking cocktail with the presence of José Milano and Christophe Mouysset (KEDGE Business School’s Director of Corporate Relations).

The Belt and Road Initiative, BRI, announced in 2013 by President Xi Jinping, is at the core of China’s foreign policy strategy. Beijing champions the project as a means to spur development, goodwill and economic integration between China and its neighbours in the west: most notably Central Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

However the project has proved controversial and several countries expressed suspicion about China’s true geopolitical intentions : the U.S. and Japan remain skeptical about its stated aims and even more worried about unspoken ones, especially those hinting at military expansion. The BRI is therefore viewed within the new US Administration as part of a Grand Strategy aiming at replacing America as the Global Superpower...The trade conflict starting in 2018 should be analysed in this context.

Therefore, the presentation will deal with what looks more and more like a new « Cold War ». Indeed a number of actions taken by the US government in 2018 aimed at checking China’s mounting economic and financial power. For the United States it is, in short, to contain the rise of China.

The evening's event programme:

  • 7.00 pm: Registration and welcome drink
  • 7.15 pm: Brief introduction by Gregoire Ponsoye – KEDGE London Branch Alumni organiser
  • 7.20 pm: Conference opening by José Milano
  • 7.30 pm: Conference by Laurent Estachy, Marc Mourre & Xavier Rolet
  • 09.00 pm to 10.00 pm: Cocktail and networking with speakers

Registration required, via the website

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