China’s new 21st century silk road to Europe: All you need to know about the “Belt and Road Initiative”


TradePost USA participated in China’s event in celebration of World Trade Week 2019 — the New 21st Century Silk Road to Europe: All You Need to Know about the “Belt and Road Initiative ” — which was held in New York City on May 8, 2019, at 6:00 PM.   Hosted by The European-American Business Organization & The American Business Forum on Europe, the evening’s focus was on looking at the way forward, and exploring how American markets will change due to the rapid growth of China’s economy. Featured speakers included

Alexis Crow

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Dr. Alexis Crow leads the Geopolitical Investing practice at PwC, helping leading corporations and asset managers to capitalize on dislocations in order to profit and expand around the globe. Previously, she was Managing Director at New York-based G2 Investment Group, where she was responsible for developing investment strategies for the firm, and for providing counsel on geopolitical issues across asset classes. Prior to joining G2, Dr. Crow was an expert at the London, U.K. -based think-tank Chatham House (Royal Institute of International Affairs), where she led a project on managing risk across cultural boundaries, and which facilitated dialogue between governments, business executives and thought leaders in key global hotspots. Crow is a regular speaker on economics, finance, and geopolitics in conferences and thought leadership forums in Europe, Asia, the US, and the Middle East. Previously, Dr. Crow was a Teaching Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She also worked as an analyst at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London and managed the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, St. Andrews, Scotland. Dr. Crow holds a First-Class MA in International Relations from the University of St Andrews, Scotland, and a Masters and Ph.D. from the London School of Economics. She is fluent in French and Spanish and has a working knowledge of Portuguese, Italian, and beginners Hindi. Dr. Crow has contributed frequently to international print, radio, and television media, including The Financial Times, The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Bloomberg, BBC, BBC Arabic, France 24, Al-Jazeera, Xinhua, CNN, The Washington Post, and World Post/Huffington Post. She is a guest lecturer at Columbia Business School, and Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), and is a Senior Fellow at Columbia Business School.

Sarwar A. Kashmeri

Sarwar Kashmeri is a Fellow with the Foreign Policy Association and Adjunct Professor of Political Science and Applied Research Fellow at the Peace & War Center, Norwich University. His independent study course at Norwich focuses on U.S. Grand Strategy. He is an author of three books and a current affairs commentator, noted for his expertise on US-EU relations, NATO, and U.S. China relations. A former international businessman, he served as a communications advisor to several Fortune 100 companies and the World Bank and brings a global business perspective to his work in U.S. foreign policy and national security strategy. He hosts “China in Focus” a series of podcasts on U.S./China relations for the Carnegie Corporation of New York and is a frequent participant in discussions at the U.S. Military Academy/West Point. His forthcoming book, “China’s Grand Strategy; Weaving a New Silk Road to Global Primacy,” will be published by Praeger in August 2019. He served a 4-year term as non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brent Scowcroft Center for International Security at the Atlantic Council in Washington DC. Kashmeri earned a BS in Aerospace Engineering and an MS in Engineering from Saint Louis University.

Jens Korte

Jens Korte is on the trading floor before the opening bell rings. As a trained economist, he reports daily from the New York Stock Exchange and has been on the trading floor since the late 1990s. He has lived through and reported on the biggest issues: the terror attacks of 9/11, the dotcom bust, the financial crisis and the election of Donald Trump. Through it, all Jens kept his cool and reported his take on the events as he saw them. Jens covers Wall Street not only for TV and radio, but he also writes about the biggest economy in the world as a columnist for the Sunday editions of Switzerland’s oldest newspaper NZZ and Austria’s Börsenkurier. His annual speaking engagements in Switzerland and Germany are known for their hands-on approach and regularly sell out. Instead of lifeless PowerPoint presentations, Jens uses the experience and observations from his daily life as a journalist and father to explain the nuances of the US – a unique perspective his clients, among them the biggest financial institutions in Switzerland and Germany, have appreciated and relied on for years. His first book, titled “Save Wall Street- why we need the gamers!” was published in 2014.



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