Talk at the Library: Engaging with the Belt and Road


An Inside View at Siemens' BRI Strategy


China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) promises to enhance connectivity and trade around the world – and, with state-led investments in the billions, to create business opportunities for countries and companies alike. But how do these opportunities look like for a European company? What are the chances and risks of engaging with the Belt and Road and its projects? German multinational Siemens has been consciously developing its BRI strategy since 2017. Carsten Hasbach, Director for the BRI at Siemens, based in Beijing, joins Asia Society Switzerland for a discussion on how companies should think about the BRI, and what Siemens has learned in the last years.


11:50 – Doors open
12:00 – Conversation with Carsten Hasbach
13:30 – End of Event

This event is for Asia Society Switzerland members only.

Space is limited and seats are awarded on a first come first serve basis.

A brown bag lunch will be served.

Attendance is free. In order to avoid no-shows, a CHF 50 no-show fee will be charged if you do not cancel your registration until 24 hours before the event the latest.

Carsten Hasbach

Carsten Hasbach is Director for Belt & Road at Siemens. Heading the Siemens BRI office in Beijing, Carsten and his team identify, develop and coordinate business opportunities for Siemens in Belt & Road countries worldwide and drive the company’s engagement in Belt & Road. Working more than 20 years at Siemens, Carsten held various management positions and worked in Germany, Russia, US, Spain, Canada and China. He holds an university degree in business administration.

Carsten Hasbach will also speak at the China-Europe Talent Forum on September 18, 2019 in Zurich, co-hosted by The Adecco Group and the Chinese Embassy in Switzerland. The event brings together 150 Leaders in the Talent debate from China and Europe. For more information, please contact Ann-Sophie Kowalewski at


This event is kindly supported by The Adecco Group.



Event Details

Tue 17 Sep 2019
12 - 1:30 p.m.

Asia Society Switzerland

Mühlebachstrasse 20

8008 Zürich


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