ATHENS ONE BELT ONE ROAD FORUM 2020

Date: 02 Apr 2020

THE RELATIONS OF GREECE and CHINA

Six years after the beginning of the BELT AND ROAD Initiative by the President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping and the political relations between Greece and China are at their best. Excellent relations have recently been confirmed with the meeting of Chinese Leader Xi Jinping with Prime Minister Mitsotakis in China and Greece.

The best possible environment has now been created to further promote economic relations between the two countries. Economic relations with very high growth potential.

  • Investment by Chinese companies in Greece is still very low in value (relative to and proportionate to other European countries) and may increase in the future.
  • Investments of Greek companies in China have already begun and may increase in the future.
  • Exports of Greek products to the Chinese market, despite their increase in recent years, still remain low in proportion to other European countries.
  • China can become a base for the promotion and distribution of Greek products in the Southeast Asian countries.
  • Greece can become the distribution center (HUB) of Chinese products for the Southeast
  • Mediterranean market (Europe, Asia, Africa) as well as the AIR HUB for the transportation of Chinese products and tourists to the Southeast Mediterranean.
  • The number of tourists traveling from one country to another has enormous growth potential.

«ATHENS ONE BELT ONE ROAD FORUM 2020»

In order to promote the BELT AND ROAD Initiative, we are organizing, for the first time in Greece, the “ATHENS ONE BELT ONE ROAD FORUM 2020” on 2 April 2020.

The Conference will take place in a central Athens Hotel. There is no registration Fee for all Chinese who will participate in the “ATHENS ONE BELT ONE ROAD FORUM 2020”.

The main objective of the "ATHENS ONE BELT ONE ROAD FORUM 2020" is to create a platform for communication between businesses and Organizations in both countries.

The targets of the ATHENS ONE BELT ONE ROAD FORUM 2020 communication platform:

1. Informing Greek businesses of the prospects of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) for Greek businesses, investor finding opportunities, export opportunities to China and Southeast Asia (via China), opportunities to attract tourists from China and the possibilities of sending tourists to China.

2. Informing Chinese businesses that invest overseas of investment opportunities in Greece, the possibilities of using Greece as a distribution center for Chinese products but also as an AIR HUB for Chinese tourists to the wider Southeast Mediterranean region.

3. Networking of Chinese and Greek companies.

The Conference "ATHENS ONE BELT ONE ROAD FORUM 2020" is supported by the Greek Government and business Organizations (Chambers, Associations etc.). The next day of the Conference, a meeting of the Greek Government will be organized with the participants of the Delegation from China.

WE WELCOME YOU AS “SUPPORTER” OF "ATHENS ONE BELT ONE ROAD FORUM 2020"

By this letter we invite you to become a “SUPPORTER” of "ATHENS ONE BELT ONE ROAD FORUM 2020".

As a SUPPORTER of the "ATHENS ONE BELT ONE ROAD FORUM 2020" you will support the dissemination of the ONE BELT ONE ROAD Initiative and the development of relations between Greece and China.

For your part, you do not need any financial expenses as all the costs of the Conference "ATHENS ONE BELT ONE ROAD FORUM 2020" are covered by us, the organizers.

Your only cost, and your main obligation as SUPPORTERS, is to inform Chinese companies, agencies and any type of organization that may be interested in participating in the "ATHENS ONE BELT ONE ROAD FORUM 2020" within the ONE BELT ONE ROAD INITIATIVE.

As a SUPPORTER:

  • As a SUPPORTER you will actively contribute to the promotion of the BELT AND ROAD Initiative,
  • SUPPORTER’s name will be mentioned everywhere as one of the important SUPPORTERS of the "ATHENS ONE BELT ONE ROAD FORUM 2020" (banners, Forum Directory, Press Release etc).
  • the SUPPORTER’s representative attending the Conference will participate in all the VIP events, especially those with the Greek Government
  • the SUPPORTER’s representative attending the Conference will attend the VIP Dinner on the day of the Conference with prominent representatives of the business community and the Greek Government.
  • the organizers of the "ATHENS ONE BELT ONE ROAD FORUM 2020" will, according to your instructions, provide you with useful meetings with businesses, Associations or any organization you wish to meet during your stay in Athens on
  • the days of the Conference, in order to promote your organization's international relations and collaborations.

WORKING FOR THE SUCCESS OF THE “ATHENS ONE BELT ONE ROAD FORUM 2020”

The organizers of the ATHENS ONE BELT ONE ROAD FORUM 2020, having considerable experience in organizing conferences but especially in the Chinese mentality, have designed the following actions for the Conference.

1. FREE ACCOMODATIONS. The organizers will cover the cost of accommodation (hotel with breakfast, 3 nights) for one (1) representative from each selected company from China. The selection of companies and persons that can be hosted free of charge in Athens is the sole responsibility of the organizers of ATHENS ONE BELT ONE ROAD FORUM 2020. The Conference SUPPORTERS from China can recommend companies and persons to the organizers and will be briefed soon on approval or not. The main criterion for choosing a company to cover costs is to have already invested abroad.

2. FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE. All Chinese attending the Conference will be offered free shuttle service to and from Athens Airport (according to schedule).

3. FREE VIP DINNER. All members of the Chinese delegation will participate in the VIP DINNER (the day of the Conference), with invited key stakeholders from the Greek Government, Sponsors and the business world.

4. FREE TOUR IN ATHENS. All members of the Chinese delegation will be offered a tour of Athens, as well as an accompaniment to visit the commercial market (the center of Athens) for shopping.

5. TRANSLATION. During the conference, in the Main Room, there will be a simultaneous translation from Chinese into Greek and from Greek into Chinese.

6. IMPORTANT B2B MEETINGS. B2B meetings will be organized with great care to maximize efficiency for Greek and Chinese businesses. The organizers pay particular attention to the topic of B2B meetings as this is where the substantial success of the Conference is hidden.

ATHENS ONE BELT ONE ROAD FORUM 2020 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

The Conference, in the Central Hall, will feature 14 Speeches, half on the Greek side and half on the Chinese side. The aim is to serve the two-way dimension of the ONE BELT ONE ROAD Initiative. Greeks will understand China's opportunities for Trade, Investment and Tourism. The Chinese will have a better understanding of Greece and will learn details about investment opportunities in many areas (Energy, Logistics, Tourism, Infrastructure, Construction, Agri-food, ICT, Waste Management etc).

Indicatively, the Program of the "ATHENS ONE BELT ONE ROAD FORUM 2020" is the following (the final program can be changed):

CENTRAL CONFERENCE ROOM

08:30 REGISTRATION

09:00 Welcome speech (Organizers, Greek Minister of Development and Investments (tbc), Ambassador of China in Greece (tbc), Greek Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs)

10:00 INVEST IN ENERGY IN GREECE (Greek Speaker)

10:20 ONE BELT ONE ROAD MEANS 'TWO DIRECTIONS' (Chinese Speaker)

10:40 INVEST IN LOGISTICS IN GREECE (Greek Speaker)

11:00 INVEST IN CHINA (Chinese Speaker)

11:20 PRIVATIZATIONS / INFRASTRUCTURE IN GREECE (Greek Speaker)

11:40 CHINA AS A HUB FOR GREEK EXPORTS TO SOUTH EAST ASIA (Chinese Speaker) 12:00 INVEST IN AGRICULTURAL SECTOR IN GREECE (Greek Speaker)

12:20 CHINA OUTBOUND TOURISM (Chinese Speaker)

12:40 PPP PROJECTS IN GREECE (Greek Speaker)

13:00 LUNCH

14:30 RESIDENCE PERMITT BY PROPERTY, BONDS, SHARES IN GREECE (Greek Speaker) 14:50 FOREIGN CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES IN CHINA (Chinese Speaker)

15:10 INVEST IN ICT IN GREECE (Greek Speaker)

15:30 HOW TO GET FUNDED FROM CHINESE INVESTORS (Chinese Speaker)

15:50 INVEST IN TOURISM IN GREECE (Greek Speaker)

18:30 DINNER FOR THE CHINESE DELEGATION

HALL B2B

9:00 B2B MEETINGS

13:00 LUNCH

15:00 B2B MEETINGS

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS “ATHENS ONE BELT ONE ROAD FORUM 2020”

During the “ATHENS ONE BELT ONE ROAD FORUM 2020”, or/and the day before and the day after, a series of events with targeted content will be organized.

Suggested presentations are (may vary):

Presentation of the strategic plan “GREECE AS THE AIR-HUB OF CHINA IN SOUTHEASTERN MEDITERRANEAN. DIRECT FLIGHTS ATHENS - CHINA”.

Presentation of the 5 largest private sector development projects in Greece (tourism, Hellinikon project etc).

Presentation of the Athens Stock Exchange, the best performing international exchange in 2019.

Presentation of the privatization programs of the Greek State.

Presentation “ The future of garbage processing in Greece ”

Presentation of the plans of the Greek State in the field of Energy and the conversion plan of

Greece into an Energy HUB in the SOUTHEASTERN MEDITERRANEAN.

Presentation of LOGISTICS FACILITIES (Thriasio Logistics Center, Piraeus Port etc.)

These presentations will be closed to the general public, organized exclusively for companies and operators from China.

ORGANIZERS

The initiative to organize the “ATHENS ONE BELT ONE ROAD FORUM 2020” comes from BELT AND ROAD ASSOCIATES.

BELT AND ROAD ASSOCIATES started in 2016 with a very clear business plan. Bridging Chinese Investment Funds with Investment Projects, on the way of China's "One Belt One Road" Initiative. We deal mainly in mergers and acquisitions and investment banking. BELT AND ROAD ASSOCIATES executives are people who have been working with Chinese companies for 20 years and know the secrets of doing business with this wonderful people. At the same time, we know the Greek market very well, so to bring together people and businesses from the two countries to achieve successful partnerships.

BELT AND ROAD ASSOCIATES has long been trying to promote BRI as it is the organizer of the only investment forum in China to date to promote Greece as an investment destination, a 35-member Greek delegation in Xi'an, China December 10-13, 2017.

BELT AND ROAD ASSOCIATES is the representative in Greece of CHINA SHIPPING GAZZETTE, the Chinese shipping bible. It is the only company that participates in the CHINA GO ABROAD network (http://www.chinagoabroad.com/en/) as a representative of Greece and regularly participates in exhibitions and Forums in China aimed exclusively at Chinese overseas investors.

Responsible for organizing “ATHENS ONE BELT ONE ROAD FORUM 2020” is George Floras, managing partner of BELT AND ROAD ASSOCIATES.

WHAT TO DO NEXT

If you would like to become a SUPPORTER of the “ATHENS ONE BELT ONE ROAD FORUM 2020”, please send us an email to the email address gfloras@beltandroadassociates.com with the following information.

NAME OF THE ORGANIZATION

  • BUSINESS SCOPE
  • WEB PAGE
  • ADDRESS
  • PHONE
  • e-mail
  • RESPONSIBLE PERSON FOR COMMUNICATION

As soon as we receive it we will contact you for further information.

Contact Information:

George Floras

BELT AND ROAD ASSOCIATES MANAGING PARTNER

Kokkinaki 13, 14561, Kifissia

Email: gfloras@beltandroadassociates.com

Skype: gfloras1

WECHAT ID gfloras

Tel. +306974910050

www.beltandroadassociates.com

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