The European Silk Road Summit is the biggest event dedicated for the Silk Road in Europe, bringing together over 300 rail freight professionals annually to discuss the latest developments on the route. The 7th edition of the European Silk Road Summit will be held on 29-30 November in Budapest, Hungary.
While the main route continues to exist, the last couple of years has given room to alternatives, bypasses and new cooperations with ports and the sea shipping industry. At the European Silk Road Summit 2023, we put our focus on alternatives, such as the Middle Corridor. We also take a deep dive into the Balkan and CEE region as entry points for Europe. Of course, we will also dwell on the business as usual, as the main route is still the preferred route to date.
The main route is still the preferred route to date, but the Middle Corridor has grown dramatically in the past two years. What do the numbers tell us? Which role does the EU play in this? And China? What is the focus of large investing institutions now that the cards on the table are being reshuffled?
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For this, we look at several sections of the multimodal journey: the Caspian Sea, the Black Sea and the role of Turkey.
The CEE and the Balkan region are markets naturally served by alternative routes such as the Middle Corridor. How is the infrastructure in this part of Europe? To which extent can these markets be considered as being part of the New Silk Road?