European Silk Road Summit 2023: All roads lead to Budapest

European Silk Road Summit is the biggest event about the New Silk Road in Europe, bringing together over 300 rail freight professionals each year. The 7th edition ‘All roads lead to Budapest’ took place from 29 November to 1 December 2023, in Budapest, Hungary. Thank you for joining us!

European Silk Road Summit is the must-attend event for all professionals active on the Silk Road and its connected network. Save the date, European Silk Road Summit 2024 will be held on 27 & 28 November in Vienna, Austria!

Download full programme 2023Keep me informed 2024

About the European Silk Road Summit

While the main route continues to exist, the last couple of years have given room to alternatives, bypasses and new cooperations. While the Eurasian corridor dominates, connections are made between the north and south as well. At the European Silk Road Summit 2023, we looked at the main route and the Middle Corridor. We also looked at the CEE region and zoom in on Hungary, which has become a logistics hotspot over the years. We also took a look at the multiple gateways of Europe, upcoming markets such as Central Asia and how geopolitics shape today’s corridors.

Topics on the agenda included:

✔️ Market analysis: What do the figures tell us about the Eurasian corridors?
✔️ The potential of the Central Asia connection to Europe
✔️ Achievements and bottlenecks on the main route and Middle Corridor
✔️ Nearshoring hotspots in the CEE
✔️ Hungary as a hotspot
✔️ Greece as a gateway to Europe
✔️ Geopolitics: Italy, the India-Middle East corridor and more

For whom?

At each European Silk Road Summit, we welcome around 300 rail freight professionals within the industry worldwide. Together with international logistic providers, supply chain managers, shippers, consultants and carriers, we discuss the latest developments on the New Silk Road.

The summit is a must-attend event for all professionals active on the Silk Road and its connected network.

The summit brings together:

  • logistics providers
  • operators
  • shippers
  • supply chain managers
  • carriers
  • academics
  • policymakers
  • consultants

View list of participating companies 2023

European Silk Road Summit 2023 was made possible by

Gold partners

Bronze partners

Expo partners


Media partners

Supporting media partner