Asia Transport Networks Summit 2017 (ATNS) is scheduled to be held at Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand from October 9-10, 2017.
Asia – the fastest growing economy in the world with its surging population to hit 65% of the world population by 2020 has rapidly developing into a mega market.
According to ESCAP, China has been the No.1 trading partner to ASEAN since 2009. Bilateral trade between China and ASEAN members reached US$472.16 billion in 2015; with an annual growth rate of 18.5%. Over the same period, India’s trade with ASEAN members hit US $100 billion in 2015, and is expected to reach US $200 billion within a decade; while its trade with China also soared to US $71 billion in 2015. With the growing importance of intra-regional trade in Asia, the establishment of integrated cross-border transport networks play a critical role and is moving at a high pace.
The establishment of an Asian integrated cross-border transport network that connecting Asia with major international trade routes is incalculable. Regional collaboration is in calls for massive investment and development of these trade routes in the region.
The hosting of the inaugural Asia Transport Networks Summit 2017 is designed as a platform for the industry stakeholders to better understand the advantages and investment arena of the regional transportation, explore and assess investment opportunities on the Asian regional transportation networks initiatives and the host country’s transportation masterplan, facilitate public private dialogue and participate in regional transportation networks development plans, and improve connectivity between economic centres in the Asian region.
Organized by Confexhub, the ATNS 2017 is expected to attract over 300 delegates represented by 25 countries comprising international organisations, government officials, private sector and civil society of the transport networks industry.