Registration for the European Silk Road Summit in Duisburg now open

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The 6th edition of the European Silk Road Summit is less than three months away and registrations are open. For the first time ever the event will take place outside of the Netherlands, as it will be held in Duisburg, Germany. The summit will revolve around the Silk Road phase 2.0 and the future of Eurasian rail connections. This and more will be discussed in Duisburg on 7 and 8 December.

More specifically, the event will touch upon different topics concerning the New Silk Road. Security of shipments, border crossings, and getaways, and the roles of Eastern Europan countries, as well as Central Asian ones, will be analysed.

Day 1 of the 2022 European Silk Road Summit

On the first day of the European Silk Road Summit, attendees will have the possibility to take a tour of the projects and terminals in Duisburg. After that, the first session of the event will commence. In this session, we will be looking at the Silk Road’s ten-year course, overview the milestones that the Eurasian corridor has reached, and analyse future expectations and forecasts.

The second session will focus on the impact of the recent geopolitical events, namely the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. How have Eurasian routes along the New Silk Road changed and adapted to these worldwide changes?

Day 2 of the 2022 European Silk Road Summit

The second day of the Summit will be kicked off by the third session, during which experts from Europe and China will elaborate on how logistics and rail should position themselves. After this, two parallel sessions will begin. Delegates will have the chance to attend tailor-made parallel sessions that will provide specific insights on assigned topics.

The first set of parallel sessions will dive into developments in traditional Silk Road destinations on the one hand, and the emergence of new ones, on the other. The second set of parallel sessions will offer insights into the new cargo types on the Silk Road or the current safety and technology issues.

The final session will wrap up the event by inviting major transport and shipping players for a closing discussion. Experts will be examining the positioning of rail and the Silk Road in the global supply chain and their challenges.

Has the New Silk Road improved since last year? Join the event and find out

Last year, over 300 guests attended the European Silk Road Summit in Amsterdam. Back then, attendees agreed upon a number of factors concerning the New Silk Road. The main points made then were that the quality of the New Silk Road should increase, by decreasing the prices and transit time. Moreover, subsidies were no longer considered needed and congestion was already listed as an issue. Would you like to attend the event and see how far the Silk Road has gotten? Find out more about it on the website here and register here.

Author: Marco Raimondi

Marco Raimondi is an editor of, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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