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Goodmorning and welcome to Easternational


In a person's life, there are few opportunities to live epochal events that will have a long-lasting impact. The push given by China to the progressive and inevitable economic integration between Europe and Asia is one of these. And it is an event, or rather a set of events, that will leave the mark in our way of living, producing and trading. 

Easternational likes to describe itself as a 'think tank' but has the ambition to go further, wants to be a tool for the economic operators to understand both the macro and micro implications of both the immediate and the medium-long term. 

It is not a coincidence that although the Belt and Road project, which Easternational (among other things) wants to deal with, has been launched since 2013, I’m certain that the moment to dedicate time and resources has definitely strengthened on November 9, 2016, after the results of the US election. 

Not a lot of people can gather the great breakthrough that this election represents for the most part of the world. The signal is clear: the doors to the American market remain open, but under certain conditions and further openings seem uncertain. Military alliances resist, but are partially questioned. Multilateralism in business and investment relations, which has already been under heavy pressure in recent years, will get another hit. Facing these changes, whose durability is unpredictable, it is no longer possible for Italy and Europe to underestimate what is happening in the East. An 'East' that Easternational considers very broad: China, of course (mainly central and western part), but also the Central Asian Republics, Russia and the Balkans (not by chance the regions closest to us involved in the Belt and Road Initiative). It's important to try to act as the main character. 

Although supported primarily by companies and entrepreneurs, Easternational has no intention to substitute anyone who does professional advice in these areas neither wants to make brokering. Instead, it wants to connect experts and decision-makers from all areas of interest, assess, analyze and then inform those who will have to act locally on entry and participation opportunities in what is happening in these countries. Here it is the warmest welcome to Easternational, hoping that you will join us as a member for this initiative. 

Marco Marazzi


Marco Marrazzi

Areas of interest


Infrastructures

Projects and supporting tools for Italian companies willing to access public tenders for major infrastructure projects along the New Silk Road

Trade

Guidelines to negotiate trade and investment agreements in target countries

Geopolitical aspects

The new communication routes and related geopolitical challenges

Direct investments

Analysis of the opportunities encouraging direct investments


Latest pubblications


Cina,Europa
Quanto è stretta la Via della Seta

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Italia
Chinese ships in Sicily? First of all, we need to deepen the port seabed.

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Russia
Russia in BRI projects: new infrastructures to promote the economy of the country

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Europa,Asia
The EU should decide what kind of relationship wants to have with the rest of Eurasia

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Highlights


Italia
The role of Italy in the BRI

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Italia,Cina
Has the Italy-China direct freight train already failed?

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Italia
The Silk Road can reach Genoa, but it must be done soon

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Italia,Europa,Asia
The Belt and Road and that Eurasia from which the growth of the future will come

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Events


Save the Date: Shipping, Forwarding and Logistics meet Industry - Milan 1-2 February

On the 1st and 2nd of February 2018 the second edition of the 'Shipping, Forwarding & Logistics meet Industry' Forum will be held in Milan.
The session 'The innovations and excellences of the logistic and maritime cluster - One Belt One Road' will be coordinated by Marco Marazzi.
For registration, log on to the link www.shippingmeetsindustry.it/

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Save the Date: The New Silk Road for Italy Genoa 24 January 2018

Easternational, in collaboration with Rina, the Municipality of Genoa and Baker McKenzie, invites you to a new event to talk about the Belt and Road Initiative in Genoa at Palazzo Ducale on January 24th. To register, send an e-mail to events@rina.org

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