Silk Road Economic Council

China's One Belt, One Road project is the largest overseas investment initiative by a single country.


The Forum aim is to bring the key government officials, influencers, investors and business leaders from all industries and social society to identify the best ways to address the world’s most significant economic and trade challenges.

The Forum is deeply anchored in the public and private sectors with special interest in the One Belt One Road (Chinese: 一带一路) or the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-century Maritime Silk Road (Chinese: 丝绸之路经济带和21世纪海上丝绸之路). Bringing together the world’s foremost chief executives, heads of state, ministers and policy-makers, experts and academics, international organizations, youth, technology innovators and representatives of civil society in an impartial space with the aim of driving positive economic change.

The Forum is centered around the Silk Road Initiative and the 4th Industrial Revolution to bring attention to challenges that affect the future of global economic trade. It works as a catalyst for global initiatives, historic shifts, industry breakthroughs, economic ideas, and tens of thousands of projects and collaborations.

The Forum is unique with impartial, no ideological or commercial interests. This does not mean that we are neutral – we are committed to improving the global economic development in ways that are objective, fair, measurable and sustainable.

The is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation and is founded and co-chaired by Lee Gibson Grant and Henrik von Scheel, the originator of the 4th Industrial Revolution.