Balkans & Black Sea Forum 2024
Given the recent disruptions in global transports, shipping, and supply chains due to the spiraling conflict in the Middle East region, the Balkans & Black Sea Forum 2024 devotes its upcoming 5th edition, entitled “Trading Arteries & Global Supply Chains at Stake”.
The Balkans & Black Sea Forum 2024 will be held on February 15, 2024, in collaboration with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China and be hosted by the Piraeus Port Authority. Diplomats, experts, policymakers, heads of international organizations, and business executives will discuss and delve upon the means to address the serious challenges that burden the supply chains and the globalized economies.
Official language is English, and participation is by invitation and registration only.
Project Manager SEE, Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD)
Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China
Thursday, 15 February 2024
Meet & greet - Registrations
Participation is by invitation and registration only. Persons not invited or registered to the Forum, will not be granted access to the venue
Chapter 1: Geopolitics, Regional Cooperation and Port hubs in the Mediterranean
In focus: The impact of recent Middle East conflicts on navigation, ports, and trade; regional cooperation and China-CEEC Cooperation; development of the Piraeus Port as a green hub of technology; development of Northern Greece’s ports; China-Greece cooperation in shipping
Chapter 2: New order and trends in regional connectivity
In focus: Current connectivity status & logistic hubs in the Southeast Mediterranean & Black Sea regions; the Belt and Road Initiative: review & prospects; synergies between the BRI and EU’s Global Gateway plan
Networking cocktail reception
Onsite visit at the Piraeus Port Authority premises
Please refer to the menu bar: Practical Info - Side Events
End of the conference
- Participation by invitation and registration only
- The official language is English with no simultaneous translation