The Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road, also known as the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) or One Belt, One Road (OBOR), is a development strategy, proposed by Chairman of China, Xi Jinping.  This strategy focuses on connectivity and cooperation between the East and the West, from Asia to Europe via Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, West Asia, and the Middle East.  It seeks to enhance the orderly free-flow of economic factors and the efficient allocation of resources by expanding business cooperation between the People's Republic of China and the rest of the OBOR countries and districts.  The strategy underlines China's push to take a bigger role in global affairs and its ambition to boost trade and stimulate economic growth across Asia and beyond.

The purpose of the Annual Belt Road Initiative Summit is to provide a forum where leading international scholars, practitioners, industry professionals, and policy-makers can come together to present and discuss current developments concerning OBOR, the challenges facing it, and its future directions.

The 1st BRI Summit is brought to you by the Oxford University OBOR Programme.

Day 1 Programme and Sessions:

1. Opening Remarks
2. Case Studies of OBOR Projects
3. The OBOR and the Law
4. The UK's Responses to OBOR

Day 2 Programme and Sessions:

1. Digital Economy
2. Legal Infrastructure
3. Consumer Protection
4. Trade, Finance and Investment
5. Movement and Heritage
6. Science: New Horizon
7. Sustainability

To register for the event, please visit the Summit Registration page.

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