In front of the world’s media and 29 heads of state, President Xi doubled down on his “project of the century”, proclaiming a new Chinese led era of globalization (Globalization 2.0). While the Belt and Road Summit garnered near universal praise from participants, many not in attendance remained skeptical of a plan that remains more slogan than roadmap. In direct contrast to Pakistan, China’s largest neighbor India was one of the most vocal skeptics critiquing the Belt and Road initiative as “little more than a colonial enterprise (that would leave) debt and broken communities in its wake”.

The European Chamber is delighted to welcome Dr. Anil Gupta to lead a seminar on the Belt and Roaid Initiative and specifically; what it means for Chinese companies, state owned and private, as they increasingly step out on the global stage. Gupta will also address the impact this outbound expansion of China Inc will have on foreign countires and companies as the belt expands.

Gupta is the Michael Dingman Chair in Strategy and Globalization at The University of Maryland and is widely regarded as one of the world's leading experts on globalization theory. Much of his work has focused on the role of China and India in so called ‘Globalization 2.0’. Gupta has published two recent books on the subject: The Quest for Global Dominance, Getting China and India Right, and The Silk Road Rediscovered.


16:00:16:05 Welcome Remarks by European Chamber Representative

16:05:17:00 China Inc. on the Global StageDr Anil Gupta, Michael Dingman Chair in Strategy and Globalization at the University of Maryland

17:30: Q&A

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About Dr. Anil Gupta

Dr. Anil K. Gupta

DBA, Harvard University

Michael D. Dingman Chair & Professor of Strategy, 

Globalization & Entrepreneurship

Robert H. Smith School of Business

Dr. Anil K. Gupta is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on strategy, globalization and emerging markets. Thinkers50 named him as the “world’s most influential living management thinker.” He is one of only 3 professors in the world to have been elected by his academic peers as a Lifetime Fellow of all three of the most prestigious bodies in the field – Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, and Academy of International Business, with a combined membership of over 25,000 scholars worldwide.

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