European Silk Road Summit
Building the business case in Europe

We would like to welcome you on the European Silk Road Summit on 26 and 27 November

Majorie van Leijen
Journalist for programme

Rail traffic between Europe and China has rapidly gained popularity in recent years. What started as a single connection on the New Silk Road is now an extensive network with 16 European countries and more than 50 cities connected to nearly 60 Chinese destinations. The rail freight network, but also an increasing number of multimodal connections are pushing trade between the continents. The corridor is also under continuous development, resulting in better connections but also in new challenges.

Do you want to know more about the possibilities anno 2019? Are you curious to hear about the latest routes, multimodal connections, transit through Russia, policies such as the Chinese subsidies or the latest logistics solutions? Join us in the Dutch hub of Venlo on the 26th and 27th of November.

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The European Silk Road Summit offers all aspects relevant for transport and logistics providers. The following topics are on the agenda:

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Around 250 logistics specialists will attend this conference. You will meet logistics providers, operators, shippers, forwarders, from the Netherlands and other countries involved. You will gain knowledge about the latest developments, understand the routes and connections and know how to take current business opportunities.

The main language of the conference is English.

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