Italy on the New Silk Road is the theme of the 2nd Edition of the International Congress for Local Chinese Governments and Local Italian Governments, which is due to be held from the 27th – 29th of November. This initiative is aimed at creating a network of contacts for international exchange related to economic, technological, financial, cultural and creative activities, and is curated by the Italian institute OBOR, which is an acronym of One Belt, One Road. Chengdu known throughout Chinese history as the "land of abundance was chosen as the host location for this event as it is the strategic centre of infrastructural corridor designed by president Xi Jinping.
Lorenzo Riccardi will join this event focusing on the Belt and Road Project. With long term expertise in international tax consulting with specific focus on East Asia and emerging markets, providing clients with due diligence, tax and advisory services. PhD Researcher at Shanghai University, he has been Adjunct Associate Professor at XJTLU and has taught taxation at Peking University, Shanghai Jiao Tong, Tongji University and Hult Business School. Tax Advisor and CPA specialized in international taxation at IBFD Kuala Lumpur, Post-graduate degree from UIBE Beijing. He is based in Shanghai, where he focuses on business and tax law, assisting foreign investments in China and East Asia.
28th November (Thursday)
09:00-09:20: Opening Ceremony
09:20-09:40: Awards Ceremony
09:40-11:30: ConferenceTopic 1: Representatives of awarded cities and representatives of Chinese and Italian governments sharing their experiences regarding local exchanges and cooperation between China and Italy
Conference Topic 2: Representatives of experts and Think Tank sharing the Sino Italian cooperation in the “One Belt, One Road” framework: opportunities, advantages and prospective.
11:30-12:00: Launch of the Industrial Park of Cultural Innovation Ceremony
13:30-15:00: Sub-conference 2: Conference on the Project of Innovative CulturalSino-Italian Cooperation
15:00-17:00: Visit to the New Area of Sichuan Tianfu