Baltic Exchange Lecture Series - Final Lecture CHINA AND THE ONE BELT ONE ROAD INITIATIVE

  • Date Wednesday, May 29, 2019
  • Venue London event - Baltic Exchange



ICS Baltic lectures 2019 - 25.26 Sept

The Baltic Exchange and Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers present the second series of lectures in Shanghai, Singapore, Athens and London.

Intended to support and develop those working in chartering and operations. The series will examine topical issues facing those working in these roles, offering advice on best practice in critical situations and insight into the changing patterns affecting sectors within shipping. Taking place near the end of every other month and including lunch where applicable, the lectures are free to all those working at Baltic companies or are ICS members or company members.

Supported by the major broking houses, this initiative is aimed at supporting those developing their careers in shipping and encouraging better advocacy across the future generation of industry leaders.


Lecture no. 5 of 5



The final lecture of the series takes a dive into the 2 trillion dollar One Belt One Road initiative led by China which is transforming global trade affecting and is anticipated to dramatically impact areas covering; 70% of the global population, 75% of known energy reserves and 55% of global GNP.

After the initial, multi-billion dollar investments and development of major infrastructure that's already been seen along the OBOR maritime routes, there can be no doubt of the intention but what will the impact be and where will it most dramatically be felt, what does OBOR mean for shipping markets and who will be the beneficiaries of this truly awesome long term project?

Come along on the 29th May and hear our experts explain these angles to OBOR and discuss how it could impact your business.

Venues around the world:

Lecture no. 5 of 5 | 29 May

Shanghai | 29 May | 13.00

Ning Han, Director, Drewry Shanghai

Yu Du, Consultant, Drewry Shanghai


London | 29 May | 13.00

Prof. Dr. Qing Liu, Maritime Economics Research Centre

Hamburg Business School, University of Hamburg


Singapore | 6 June | 13.00

Rajiv Biswas, Executive Director & Asia-Pacific Chief Economist, IHS Markit

Melissa Charn, Senior Consultant, Drewry Singapore Maritime Arbitration


Athens | 29 May | 18.30

Jonathan Elvey, LMAA Arbitrator

The lecture in Athens will focus on arbitration and how tribunals progress as well as exposing what is expected of brokers and principals when asked to report on their involvement in a case.

Shining light into the areas explored in maritime hearings and how awards are made, this lecture will be hosted by well known arbitrator and former Ince & Co Partner John Elvey.


To book your seat please contact us via email with all your membership details at: membership@ics.org.uk

Free for Members and Company members.

Non Members cost

£100 London/SG$100 Singapore/¥500 Shanghai/€100 Athens


London event - Baltic Exchange
Baltic Exchange
38 St Mary Axe,
London EC3A 8BH

Contact for Event

To book your seat please contact us via email with all your membership details at: membership@ics.org.uk