The 2019 Global Meeting will take place October 20-22 in Lansdowne Resort & Spa, Virginia, United States. 

Final Program


Participants’ Profiles


Background Papers: 

Claiming Africa’s Place

Addressing Income Inequality: Key Issues, Policy Recommendations and Long-Term Scenarios

Where is Latin America Going: Developments and Medium-term Prospects

Impact of Technological Changes on Emerging Markets

Governance Challenges in Emerging Markets: From Here to Denmark

State of Democracies in Asia: Lessons from Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia

Climate and Disaster Resilience

Policy Paper on Belt and Road Initiative



For Sustainable Development of Emerging Economies by Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor, Bank of Japan

Speech by Aichatou Boulama Kane, Minister of Planning of Niger

Challenges of Transforming Commodity-based Economies in a Fast-Changing World by Stephen Groff, Governor of National Development Fund of Saudi Arabia

Video speech by Marta Lucia Ramirez, Vice President of Colombia

Speech transcript in English  by Marta Lucía Ramírez, Vice President of Colombia

Speech by Michel Camdessus, Co-Chair, Emerging Markets Forum

Our distinguished fellow, Mr. Rajat Nag speaks on Governance Challenges on Oct 22, 2019



An Economic Perspective on BRI: Six Years after Its Launch

Inequality Presentation by Jorge Guzman and Jose Fajgenbaum

Presentation on Democracy by Harukata Takenaka

Presentation on Democracy by Mie Oba

Presentation by Megumi Muto

Presentation by Emma Porio

Presentation by Alberto Pfeifer 

Managing Global Liquidity as a Global Public Good by Bernard Snoy

News Release:

20 October 2019 – Proactive policies and institutional reforms can avoid pitfalls from BRI investments, according to new study

In our Global Meeting this year, we will launch our new book. Click here to learn more about China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Potential Transformation of Central Asia and the South Caucasus.

News articles:

Kuroda calls for rules on digital transaction by NHK

BRI gets international approval by Xinhua News Agency