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Strategic Partnerships Along the New Silk Road: Main Actors and Opportunities in the Belt and Road Initiative

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU)

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Shanghai Jiaotong University – Global Elite of Business Administration (EBA) program invites you to join their new online free trial class about the “Strategic Partnerships Along the New Silk Road: Main Actors and Opportunities in the Belt and Road Initiative” with Lorenzo Riccardi, Alessandra Cappelletti, and Jilles Djon as the guest speakers. This class will talk about the state of the art in Africa and the future economic and development prospects of the black continent within the framework of the Belt and Road initiative.

This trial class is offered completely free and provides you with an overview of the Global Elite of Business Administration (EBA) of Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Continuing Education.

SJTU is offering 1 free trial per each participant. More details below.

Online Free Trial Class Details

  • Topic: Strategic Partnerships Along the New Silk Road: Main Actors and Opportunities in the Belt and Road Initiative (Focus Central Asia and Africa)
  • Organizer: Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Lecturer: Lorenzo Riccardi, Alessandra Cappelletti, and Jilles Djon
  • Date: Tuesday, 9th June 2020
  • Time: 19:00-21:00 (Beijing Time, China)
  • Location: Online (link will be provided after you register)

About The Class

Objective:

In recent years China has increasingly strengthened its FDI plan, within the framework of the Belt and road initiatives, towards new investments and increasingly close ties with the African continent.

Lorenzo Riccardi, through his journey across the 54 African economies, tells us about the state of the art in Africa and the future economic and development prospects of the black continent within the framework of the Belt and Road initiative.

Contents:

  • An overview of the African Countries (economies, main characteristics)
  • Doing business in Africa and FDI
  • Business trends on the African continent
  • Chinese FDI and main projects in Africa

Course Highlights:

The vocation of the Chinese economy in recent years is increasingly oriented towards new commercial alliances and influences along the new “silk routes”. The African continent today represents an interesting opportunity thanks to the important growth rate of various African economies and the increasingly close diplomatic and commercial relations with Beijing

Who Should Attend?

  • Middle & Senior managers in an enterprise company
  • Senior Managers of Government Institutions, Institutions, and Non-profit Organizations
  • Top managers of enterprises: Chairman, General Manager, and Deputy General Manager

About Guest Speakers

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Lorenzo Riccardi

Managing Partner | RsA Asia tax advisors

Lorenzo has taught taxation at Xian Jiao Tong Liverpool University, Peking University, Shanghai Jiao Tong, Tongji University, and Hult Business School. Tax Advisor and Certified Public Accountant specialized in international taxation at IBFD Kuala Lumpur, Ph.D. researcher in Asian tax at Shanghai University. He is based in Shanghai, where he focuses on business and tax law, assisting foreign investments in China and East Asia.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Alessandra Cappelletti
Associate Professor, Department of International Studies,
Xi’an Jiaotong – Liverpool University (XJTLU)
Member, Board of Directors, and Senior Researcher,

Italian Research Centre on Contemporary China

Associate Professor in the Department of International Studies at Xi’an Jiaotong – Liverpool University and member of the Board of Directors and Senior Researcher at the Italian Research Centre on Contemporary China (Centro Studi sulla Cina Contemporanea, CSCC, founded by the former Ambassador to China H.E. Alberto Bradanini), Alessandra has a Joint Postdoctoral Degree at the Institute of East Asian Studies (IN-EAST) and at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Research Center for Global Cooperation of the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany, and a PhD in Asian Studies at the Oriental University of Naples and at Minzu University of China (double degree). Alessandra was visiting Research Fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik-SWP) and a consultant for the Sino-German Poverty Alleviation Program Xinjiang. Among the others, she studied and conducted research at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Beijing Normal University, Free University of Brussels, Aristotelous University in Thessaloniki, Xinjiang University, Shihezi University, and Kashgar Teachers’ College.

Alessandra’s research interests are focused on Chinese foreign policy in Central Asia, Belt and Road Initiative, agricultural development, and agribusiness in North-West China, Muslim communities in China. She published book chapters, scientific articles and analysis for, among the others, Routledge, Springer, and the Baillet Latour Chair of European Union – China Relations and the EU-China Research Centre. Her monograph on socio-economic development in Xinjiang was published by Palgrave in December 2019. Media appearances: SCMP, The Guardian, THE, CGTN, CRI, Radio Tre Mondo, Radio Anch’io, RFA, Il Resto del Carlino, Corriere di Romagna.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Jilles Djon
Director of Operations,

The African Chamber of Commerce in China (AFCHAM)

Jilles Djon is the Director of Operations at the African Chamber of Commerce in China (AFCHAM). AFCHAM is currently boating 540 members in China and abroad and covering 37 African Countries.

As a Chief Investment officer, he is currently promoting the industrialization of the manufacturing and agro-processing industry in Africa in partnership with the government’s promotion and investment agencies. Over the past 3 years, he has accompanied international companies relocating to Africa ‘s Free trade zones (Ethiopia, Uganda, Cameroon, South Africa, Ivory Coast).
Jilles Djon is currently raising funds to provide affordable housing units in Kenya, Ivory Coast, and Cameroon.

Jilles Djon has a Master’s Degree in International Negotiation and Strategies from Paris Sorbonne and an MBA in International Business from ISEE Paris Business School.

What is the Global Elite of Business Administration (EBA) Program?

The SJTU EBA Program was designed in 2019 and will be the most popular international training program and business platform in Shanghai.

With over 100+ topics, The EBA program will cover past, present and future trends of doing business in China. After completing a minimum number of 4 full day topics (24 hours) participants are eligible to be awarded the SJTU EBA Certificate. Attendees are free to attend lectures at any time throughout the year.

The EBA program is for:

  • middle and senior managers in an enterprise company (with more than 3 years’experience in management positions);
  • senior managers of Government Institutions, Institutions, and Non-profit Organizations and;
  • top managers of enterprises: chairman, general manager, and Deputy General Manager.

What will you gain from the EBA program? Learn more about the benefits of the EBA or request for free information.

About Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Shanghai Jiaotong is a leading international University based in Shanghai which is recognized and respected internationally and within China. SJTU attracts leading professors and students from all over China and the world. Learn more about Shanghai Jiaotong University.

Registration Form

Please fill out the form to complete your registration.

  • Introduce yourself in under 100 words including your background and future goals. Why are you interested in this topic? Include any questions you have for the trial class.

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