top of page

The First Round Table- The Role of the Netherlands in BRI

As part of a series of monthly roundtable discussions, this event will explore the role of the Netherlands in the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI).  

The aim of this public roundtable is to bring together researchers, companies and government officials to discuss how the Netherlands should position itself with regard to the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI). The discussion will include examining the short- as well as long-term prospects of the BRI and their relevance to the Netherlands.


13:30 Opening and welcome by the chair: Zhang Ying (RSM)


13:40-13:50 Round of introductions by panel members


13:50-14:00 Introduction: Implications and opportunities of rail freight transport between China and the Netherlands, Chris Wensink (Panteia)


14:00-14:40 Statements by the panelists: What role for the Netherlands in BRI?


·     Edo de Ronde (Rotterdam Partners)

·     Cui Rong (China Telecom)

·     Jin Weihuang (ICBC)

·     Ewout Stunnphius (Loyens & Loeff)

·     Mohammadbagher Forough (Leiden University)

·     Frans-Paul van der Putten (Clingendael)


14:14-15:00 Q&A with the audience


15:00-15:15 Break


15:15-16:30 Debate on the following questions


16:30 End of program


bottom of page