Conference Theme

The Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road, also known as One Belt One Road (OBOR), was an initiative that focuses on improving connectivity and creating new trading routes passing through over 60 countries across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The OBOR consists of two main components, i.e., the land-based Silk Road Economic Belt and the oceangoing Maritime Silk Road.

The Silk Road Economic Belt is a land route designed to connect China with Central Asia and Europe. The aims of the land route are: (1) to build a logistics chain from the east coast of China to Europe, and (2) to develop economic corridors that connect China. The 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road is a sea route that runs west from the east coast of China to Europe through the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean, and east to the South Pacific Ocean. The aim of the sea route is to build efficient transport routes between major ports in various countries.

The LMS on OBOR is an excellent platform to enhance collaboration between academic researchers for generating possible solutions to issues on policy coordination, shipping connectivity, trade facilitation, and financial integration. It also provides opportunities for multi-stakeholder dialogue to identify new business opportunities by supporting the OBOR initiative and developing creative methods to address unresolved challenges.
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