“The virtual event platform provided the possibility of sharing knowledge and meeting other professionals in these extraordinary times”

Arie van Dijk

European Silk Road Summit – Digital edition
New Silk Road – a shock-proof corridor

The coronavirus was without doubt the main development impacting the logistics industry. An important stop on the New Silk Road, Wuhan, was ground-zero of the outbreak. Still, rail freight has proven to be resilient; a solution even to revive the disturbed supply chain between Europe and Asia. The 4th edition of the European Silk Road Summit took place on 10 & 11 November 2020 in a digital environment.

The next edition of the European Silk Road Summit will take place on 12 and 13 October 2021 in Amsterdam.


Watch the aftermovie of the event below.

Confirmed speakers were:


  • For shippers: Silk Road business case presentation by Hugo Boss
  • For logistic service providers: The cargo limit of the New Silk Road by UIC
  • For Silk Road stakeholders: The Baltic connection by RB Rail

To the complete program.

Professional online event: including one-on-one networking

During this year’s digital edition, we have broadcasted from different studios in Europe and China. We discussed the developments on the New Silk Road in 2020. What did the volumes do? What do these figures tell us? And has this impacted Chinese policy on Eurasian rail freight?

It was also a perfect meeting place to meet 350+ industry professionals. Below you find an impression of the event:


The European Silk Road Summit covered:

The following topics were discussed:

  • Impact coronavirus
  • Lessons learnt 
  • New Silk Road resilience
  • Chinese support measures
  • Multiple sourcing
  • Sanctioned goods through Russia
  • Dangerous goods shipment
  • The shipper’s perspective
  • Route development
  • Ukraine as a transit country
  • Safety on the New Silk Road

Facts about the New Silk Road

We created an infographic filled with nice-to-know facts on the New Silk Road. You can download the infographic below.

Download factsheet

For whom?

More than 350 attendees listened to expert speakers from around the globe. Digital networking meetings allowed professionals to stay in touch with other international professionals in times of corona.

View the list of attending organisations


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Partners European Silk Road Summit 2020:

European Silk Road Summit 2020 was made possible by

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