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The China Belt and Road Initiative

Monday, 12th October 2020 0945hrs – 1130hrs

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a global infrastructure development strategy adopted by the Chinese government in 2013 to invest in nearly 70 countries and international organisations.

This initiative will create a multitude of opportunities for development both globally and in the UK and in this webinar we will explore these opportunities and how UK developers and investors might get involved.

We will be hearing from top experts from academia and global investment companies about the multi-billion pound schemes and about how this initiative will help increase economic growth in the UK.

Speakers for this event include:

Professor Jinghan Zeng,
Director – Confucius Institute
Leticia Ferreras,
VP Alternative Investment
Professor Kerry Brown,
Director of the Lau China Institute
  • Lancaster University – Prof Zeng is the lead at the Lancaster University Belt and Road Initiative Research Consortium and co-editor of the forthcoming book “One Belt, One Road, One Story? Towards an EU-China Strategic Narrative”. He’ll provide insight into how this massive infrastructure initiative will provide opportunities for organisations in the UK which will lead to economic growth.
  • Allianz Global Investors – The China Belt and Road initiative is going to create a plethora of opportunities for investors that will be worth many billions of pounds over the coming decades. Allianz Global Investors are market leaders in investment and Leticia will provide intel on what opportunities they are looking into how they will lead to economic growth in the UK and Europe.
  • King’s College London – Prof Brown has a wealth of knowledge and experience in UK Chinese relations – before becoming the director of the Lau Chinese Institute at Kings College London, Professor Brown directed the Europe China Research and Advice Network (ECRAN) giving policy advice to the European External Action Service between 2011 and 2014, and is the author of several books on modern Chinese politics, history and language. He’ll provide insight into how this massive infrastructure initiative will provide opportunities for organisations in the UK which will lead to economic growth.

Associate your brand with this Webinar and position your brand at the forefront of the discussion around the future development happening due to the China Belt and Road. We have various partnership packages available, including opportunities to speak on the webinar, allowing you to present your message to your target audience and receive maximum brand awareness and impact. Packages available include:

Package Delegate Ticket Cost Chair/ Speaking Opportunity VIP Access Cost (+VAT)
Webinar Partner £0 Yes Yes £2,000 View Details
Advertising Partner £25 Yes £500 View Details

Webinar Partner


The webinar partner package will give an even bigger boost to attendance numbers and visibility. Be at the forefront of the webinar – with a speaking slot on the panel and prime branding throughout the webinar and post/pre event communications. This package will elevate your brand and drive awareness, loyalty and trust in front of industry leaders. This is the ultimate package if you’re looking to be seen as a leading figure within the industry. Benefits include:

  • Free to attend which will boost attendance numbers to 200-500
  • Sponsor an existing event or work with us to develop a bespoke title/agenda/panel of speakers
  • Request Built Environment Networking to invite up to 3 speakers of your choice to join the panel
  • Targeted marketing campaign aimed at attracting your target audience to the event – whether it be company types, regional companies or job titles/level of attendee.
  • Inclusion within all pre-webinar speaker discussions
  • Sit on the expert webinar panel as a thought leader
  • Deliver a 5-minute thought-leadership presentation on the webinar to industry delegates
  • Join a private debrief meeting in our VIP room to continue to discussion with speakers
  • Prime branding on the website and throughout the full webinar
  • Additional branding on all event documents, emails, booking forms etc
  • Full downloadable copy of the webinar after the event
  • Social media posts – pre, during and post-conference activity

Advertising Partner


Prime branding on all emails used to promote the webinar with delegates before, during and after the conference. Benefits include:

  • Branding throughout the full event – on the website, during the conference, on the presentations and on our emails sent to our 130,000 strong database
  • Exhibition stand at the virtual event to showcase your brand and gain interest from delegates
  • 5 x free tickets for colleagues to watch and get involved in the online event
  • VIP Room Access to connect with our speakers in a one-to-one environment
  • Full downloadable copy of the webinar after the event
  • Social media posts – pre, during and post-conference activity

Our online webinars will merge our face-to-face events with a virtual platform – providing networking opportunities, an exceptional panel discussion and debate, speaker presentations and an exhibition hall. The event will run as follows:

09:45-10:00 – Speed networking and online exhibition

10:00-11:00 – Main stage with speakers, presentations, discussion and Q&A

11:00-11:30 – Speed networking and online exhibition

Here’s a little video highlighting what to expect

And here’s a bit more information of key areas of our online webinars…

You’ll receive unique log-in details to join our online event via computer or phone – and you’ll be greeted with an easy navigation tool. You’ll be able to navigate to:

Main Stage

Where the webinar will take place with excellent speakers and content. You’ll be able to get involved, asking questions and taking part in live polls.


Just like a real event you’ll be able to meet and connect with new people in our forum. You can directly request to chat with someone or you can enter our ‘speed networking’ area to meet numerous new people within the industry. Get your elevator pitch ready!

Sponsor / Exhibitor Area

Meet our partners and sponsors – view what they’re all about, video chat with them and download their literature and product information.


Event Ticket: The China Belt & Road Initiative £25.00

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Bulk buying? Buy five or more webinars / online events and get 20% off – simply use discount code ONLINE5 at the checkout.


Monday, 12th October 2020

0945hrs – 1130hrs

£25 – £25


Online – Hopin

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