International Symposium

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  • Kühne Logistics University (Grosser Grasbrook 17, 20457 Hamburg)

The Belt & Road Initiative and its Impact on Global Logistics

9:00 amArrival, registration & coffee
9:30 amWelcome
9:45 am           

Key note address

Prof. Dr. Paul Tae-Woo Lee, Director, Maritime Logistics and Free Trade Islands, Research Center Ocean College Zhejiang University, China

10:15 amQ&A
10:30 amCoffee break
10:50 am

Session 1: “The Belt & Road Initiative: economics, international relations and logistics“

Moderator: Prof. Dr. H.E. Haralambides, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Invited participants:

  • Mr. Thomas S. Eder, Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), Berlin
  • Dr. James Wang, Research Centre OBOR, City University of Hong Kong
  • Mr. Bjoern Pistol, Head of Port Strategy, Hamburg Port Authority
12:30 pm           Lunch buffet
1:30 pmToast: Celebrating 20 years of the Journal “Maritime Economics and Logistics, MEL”
2:00 pm

Session 2: “The Belt & Road Initiative: Implications for Global Supply Chains“

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Jan Fransoo, Professor of Logistics, Dean of Research, KLU

Invited participants:

  • Ms. Olimpia Ferrara, SRM Maritime Economy Observatory, Naples, Italy
  • Mr. Willem Dous, founder and CEO, Lotus Logistics
  • Dr. Xiaoning Shi, World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden
  • Dr. Eunwoo Kim, Korea Maritime Institute, Busan, Republic of Korea
3:45 pm                     

Closing remarks

Prof. Dr. Michele Acciaro, Director, Hapag-Lloyd Center for Shipping and Global Logistics (CSGL)

4:00 pmNetworking with drinks


Prof. Michele Acciaro, PhD

Associate Professor of Maritime Logistics / Director Hapag-Lloyd Center for Shipping and Global Logistics (CSGL)

Dr. Katharina Renken

Senior Researcher