This initiative brought together preeminent academics, exponents of Asiatic and European think tanks and representatives of the main Italian companies to stimulate a high-level debate with some representatives of the business community and with experts coming from Asia and Europe, around the topic of the evolution of business scenarios in Asia and their potential impact on Europe, also with the purpose of elaborating policy recommendations to promote EU-Asia relations.
Special attention was dedicated to Chinese investment in Europe and their political and economic impact, at both European and national levels.
Alessia AMIGHINI, Co-Head, Asia Center, Italian Institute for International Political Studies – ISPI, Italy
Axel BERKOFSKY, Co-Head, Asia Center, Italian Institute for International Political Studies – ISPI, Italy
Peter CHASE, Senior Fellow, The German Marshall Fund, Belgium
Youjun CHEN, Senior Research Fellow, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies – SIIS, China
Massimo GAIANI, Director General for Globalisation and Global Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy
Francesco GALIETTI, CEO, Policy Sonar, Italy
Zhenyu HU, Director, Sustainable Development and Blue Economy Institute, China Development Institute – CDI, China
Shada ISLAM, Director of Europe and Geopolitics, Friends of Europe, Belgium
Hyung-Gon JEONG, Vice President, Department of Northeast Asian Economies, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy – KIEP, South Korea
Jayshree SENGUPTA, Senior Fellow (Associate), Observer Research Foundation - ORF, India
Takashi TERADA, Professor of International Relations, Doshisha University, Japan
Anbumozhi VENKATACHALAM, Senior Energy Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia – ERIA, Indonesia
Yorizumi WATANABE, Professor of International Political Economy, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University, Japan
Stephen WOOLCOCK, Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Rod WYE, Associate Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House, UK
Lay Hwee YEO, Council Secretary and Senior Research Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs – SIIA; Director, European Union Center, Singapore
By invitation only.