ONE BELT ONE ROAD OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE ROTTERDAM REGION. Min Zhang Business Manager China International Trade & Investment Rotterdam Partners

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1 ONE BELT ONE ROAD OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE ROTTERDAM REGION Min Zhang Business Manager China International Trade & Investment Rotterdam Partners

2 THE ONE BELT ONE ROAD INITIATIVE Belt & Road Initiative 1 vision 2 initiatives 3 contributions Supported by other initiatives ONE BELT, ONE ROAD

3 BELT & ROAD Linking Rotterdam with mainland China and Hong Kong One Belt Lianyungang One Road Strategic geo-position of Rotterdam on the OBOR corridor; Outstanding sister-ship Rotterdam Shanghai; Biz community work with other CN regions in trade & investment, etc. Port of Rotterdam close cooperation with Port of Shanghai; Dialogue with other sea- and inland ports in China Rotterdam and Lianyungang two bridgeheads of the New Eurasian Land Bridge ; Rotterdam embedded in the OBOR corridor, inter-connecting and influencing China, Hong Kong more intensely.

4 ROTTERDAM THE ECONOMIC LANDSCAPE Regional Economic Growth (GDP increase % volume mutation) Year The Netherlands % +1.6% % +2.5% Regional Competitiveness The Rotterdam Region The Netherlands: ranks World #3 in best investment climate with lowest business cost. Rotterdam: FDI Large European Cities of the Future with the best investment climate 2016/17,(Ranks #9 Overall & #1 Connectivity) Rotterdam: the World #7 most attractive business locations, according to KPMG Competitive Alternatives 2016 Full report: Local mentality: No words but deeds Largest Chinese community

5 ROTTERDAM ECONOMY IN TRANSITION Innovation Changes in Global trends and challenges Traditional industries New economic clusters Innovation and Sustainability Regional governance Shared Economy Rotterdam Belt and Road China Sustainability

6 The Floating Farm CASES 1 THE FLOATING FARM New way of producing & providing food. Local dairy farm healthy, self-sufficient and sustainable! Specialized in fresh dairy products: milk, yoghurt, butter and cream. Farm on the water/proximity of water in Rotterdam. Production and consumption in one city! Fresher food, lower logistics costs, less pollution. High tech living lab, R&D activities on food production process; waste water treatment. Education: operational process, animal warfare, and high tech robotics! Open for investors and/or techno-suppliers in food and sustainability.

7 CASES 2 THE DUTCH WINDWHEEL The Dutch Windwheel The new iconic building of Rotterdam renewable energy handling architectural design, and tourist attraction Transparent building with comfortable indoor climate, keeping the energy consumption minimum. First ever ENERGY-PLUS building on this scale. Other technologies: Reuse of residue heat; CO 2 sensor Inspiring show case for a wide range of innovations and technologies

8 CASES 3 THE APARTMENT FOR LIFE Potential of introducing the Dutch Health Care system in China Huge aging population in China 60 million Alzheimer patents do not get adequate treatment 4 hospitals in China that have specialists to treat the sickness Apartments for Life Wuxi s Yunlin Life Apartments is taking on the Apartment for Life Designed by Prof. Hans Becker Philosophy of human happiness To change the social and commercial perception of nursing home To promote independent living, preventing elderly people from getting cut off from the community

9 ROTTERDAM THE HUB FOR EU-CN TRADE AND LOGISTICS Vierhavens/Merwehaven 400 years trade & shipping experience Gateway to Europe for China 25% cargoes from China; Trade flows service economic area GDP 60% Europe Maasvlakte2 Intermodality

10 ROTTERDAM HUB FOR EU-CN TRADE THROUGH THE MARITIME SILK ROAD Rotterdam: Trade and Logistics hub for West Europe, UK, and east coast of the US market. Maritime Silk Road typified by COSCO involvement in Europe : Development port of Piraeus Hinterland strategy into the CEE market COSCO and China Shipping global merge 35 percent share of EUROMAX Rotterdam Business spin-offs: logistics strategies & country trade policy Opportunities

11 ROTTERDAM HUB FOR EU-CN TRADE THROUGH THE SILK ROAD ECONOMIC BELT Today some 10 incoming trade flows to (west-) Europe from China!? YuXinOu HanXinOu RongOu ZhenOu SumanOu HeXinOu YiXinOu YuXinOu rail freight service today in total 10 trade flows coming from China. Shorter lead-time versus sea & Lower tariff versus air. Infrastructural, technical, institutional bottlenecks gone, plus financial incentives! Business Spin-offs: inbound & outbound rail logistics solutions; & e-commerce.

12 ONE BELT ONE ROAD: OPEN UP GREAT POTENTIAL OPPORTUNITIES Rotterdam as hub for Europe can benefit the most Improve supply chain & facilitate trade Partnership Regional complementarity OBOR is a catalyst From business perspective to economic integration

13 ONE BELT ONE ROAD: Opportunities for The Rotterdam Region The Netherlands joined AIIB, June 2015 Belt & Road initiative brings potentials Rotterdam needs to seize opportunities and wins the business in the years ahead Mayor of Rotterdam Mr. Aboutaleb and CEO of the Port of Rotterdam Mr. Castelein spoken about the opportunities the Belt and Road initiative provided for Rotterdam, during the OBOR seminar Shanghai October 2015.

14 ONE BELT ONE ROAD OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE REGION OF ROTTERDAM Min Zhang Business Manager China International Trade & Investment, Rotterdam Partners T: +31 (0) E:

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