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Summit Programme Day I

Belt and Road AIR Summit
Krysha Ballroom and TerraceBelmond 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


  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


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