Curated VIP discussions with invited observers. For policy officials, corporates and world leading technologists
|14:00 - 15:00||
|15:30 - 16:30||Trade and Technology
How trade in industrial technology connects Europe and China
Digital trade and the expansion of communications networks
The impact of e-commerce on Financial Services in Europe and China
How geopolitics intersects with technology trends
Transport, Mobility and Logistics
|16:30 - 17:30||The Digital Silk Road
Travel and Tourism
Education and Skills
Culture: promoting and digitalising heritage
Earth monitoring and big data for sustainable development
The information silk road
The development of technology infrastructure along the Belt and Road
Opportunities for international cooperation on establishing technology and industrial parks along the Belt and Road
Prospects for smart city development along the belt and road
Artificial intelligence and people-to-people communications
Innovation-driven development of nanotechnology, quantum computing, big data and cloud computing
|18:30 - 21:00||RAID Gala Dinner (by invitation only)|
|08:30||Registration and Coffee|
|09:15||1. VIP Opening Panel: Is it too late for Europe to capitalise on AI?
Chinese, European and US perspectives on RAID’s potential to boost productivity and create sustainable, widespread economic growth
The role of government in a new productive age
How will current and future technology change the geopolitical landscape in the 21st century?
Opportunities on the digital silk road
How can governments accelerate innovation by releasing larger civic data pools
|10:15||2. Global digital trade: is digitisation helping or hindering globalisation?
Is digitisation accelerating protectionism and the anti-trade movement?
How will new bilateral models transform digital trading relationships, particularly between US, Europe and post-Brexit UK?
The role of ecommerce in new regional alliances such as China’s Belt and Road
|11:00||Networking break and refreshments|
|11:30||3. From the digital age to the post-human age
How is digitalisation changing the role of humans in work and society?
How big is the existential risk posed by AI?
How can governments and businesses work together to ensure a framework for the harmonious development of humanity in tandem with automation and AI?
The impact of automation in Europe, China and along the belt and road
|12:15||4. Professional Services in the new digital age
The impact of AI on professional service industries
How can law and policy be enacted more efficiently through digital means
The impact of digitisation on the legal sector and legislative process
|14:15||5. VIP Panel: Leadership – change or disappear
How to manage and shape a large company for the future
Will companies buy or build new technologies?
How can companies in established industry sectors compete with technology giants
|15:00||6. Industry 4.0: towards a new productive age
Can you adopt Industry 4.0 alone or do you need to work with a technology partner?
What do big investors consider when thinking about the companies of tomorrow?
How do investors assess the opportunities in Europe as compared to China and the US – and what does Europe need to do to catch up?
What do investors expect to happen to the largest companies and industries – what are their models anticipating?
|15:45||Networking break and refreshments|
|16:15||7. Cities and citizens
Is RAID impacting the pace and character of urbanisation, and if so where and how?
Which cities are leading the way in maximising the potential of technology and people?
The impact of RAID on urban infrastructure and services such as mobility, energy and healthcare
The role of smart cities in the development of the digital silk road
|17:00||8. From hardware to software to cloud – where next for technology?
Which hardware will be superseded by software next and in which industries?
Why is the cloud the best platform for big data?
With software and data both migrating to online, how can businesses retain full ownership of their assets?
|18:30||VIP Dinner (by invitation only)|