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Event Programme

8-10 October 2019, Saint Petersburg, Russia

The Silk Sky event programme consists of 2 days.

Day 1 – the AIR Summit is dedicated to the informing and updating about Belt and Road air transport, tourism, cargo and global sorting.
Day 2 – Air Route Networking and Interline Forum
involves face-to-face business meetings between airports/airlines and key industry stakeholders.
There is no clash between attending the Summit and attending the Networking – you can do both. In addition, thanks to Silk Sky’s unique Total Networking formula, you have unlimited meetings both formal face-to-face and informal.

*This is the draft of the event programme which is a subject to change

Day before the Forum:

Arrival

14:00 – 17:00     City Walking Tour

18:00 – 19:30      Welcome Reception Mezzanine Café, Belmond Grand Hotel

  • Press Conference
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Recommended restaurants in Saint Petersburg

 Day I – Belt and Road AIR Summit programme

Krysha Ballroom and Terrace, Belmond Grand Hotel Europe, St Petersburg, Russia

Senior government, industry and high-level transnational speakers will update delegates about air transport to, from and within the Belt and Road:

7:30 – 8:30 Registration Opens

7:30 – 8:30 ‘Breakfast’ refreshments

8:30 – 9:00   Introductory remarks

9:10 10:50 PART I

9:10 – 9:40 General Goals and Progress of BRI

9:45 –10:15 Role of Air Transport in BRI

10:20–10:50 Present and future connectivity and hubbing in BRI

10:50 – 11:20 Refreshment Break 

11:20 – 13:00 PART II: BREAKOUTS

Breakout A – Air Transport and Tourism in the China-Mongolia-Russia Economic Corridor

Breakout B – Air Transport and Tourism in the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor

Breakout C-– Air Transport and Tourism in the China-Central Asia-West Economic Corridor

13:00 – 14:30 – Buffet Seated Lunch and Networking (wine at tables)

14:30 – 15:20 PART III: BREAKOUTS

Breakout D – Air Transport and Tourism in the New Eurasia Land Bridge Economic Corridor

Breakout E – Air Transport and Tourism in the China-Indochina Peninsula Economic Corridor

Breakout F -– Air Transport and Tourism in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

*Breakouts:

  1. Each session will be highly interactive
  2. An expert will commence the session with a short presentation
  3. Delegates can choose breakouts:

Either A or B or C

Either D or E or F

  1. Introduction to all sessions will be in delegate bags on arrival

15:20 –15:40 Refreshment Break 

15:40 – 17:00 PART IV QUICKFIRE SESSIONS (15 mins presentation/15 mins Q&A)

15:40-16:10 Air Regulation and Deregulation in the BRI

16:10-16:40 Tourism Potential to, from and within the BRI

16:40-17:00 Champagne refreshment break

17:00-17:30 Air Cargo and Global Sorting Hub potential within BRI

17:30-18:00 Countries, Airlines, Airports and Tourism working together to develop more air services, new hubs, new Global Sorting Hubs and unlocking tourism assets.

Host presentation

18:00 Cocktails

21:00 GALA Evening at memorable location

           Host announcements

Day II – Belt and Road Air Route Networking and Interline Forum
Krysha Ballroom and Terrace
, Belmond Grand Hotel Europe, St Petersburg, Russia

Airports & Tourism Authorities have tables and stands and meet airlines and tour operators. Airline to Airline ‘interline’ meetings take place also. Meetings will be 25 mins, 10 mins or Handshake meetings.

07.45 Registration/Diary Advice opens/Refreshments

08.30 – 10.50 Face-to-Face meetings

10.50 – 11.20 Networking refreshment break

11.20 – 12.40 Face-to-Face meetings

12.40 – 14.00 Buffet Seated Lunch (wine at tables)

Keynote lunch speaker: Launch of Pulkovo’s next stage hub development

  • Online or interline hub
  • Wave Structure

14.00 – 15.20 Face-to-Face meetings

15.20 – 15.50 Networking refreshment break

15.50– 17.40 Face-to-face meetings

17:00-18:30 Farewell Drinks and Cocktail Reception, delegates continue networking

*Interline Meetings to take place in the exhibition area/airline lounge

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