Under the Patronage of
Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai
The port of Marseille-Fos authority is the first French port and one of the major ports in Med and in
Europe. It is a multipurpose port, handling 80 million tons in 2019 on a total surface of 10 000 hectares.
Doctor in Economic Sciences, Philippe Guillaumet has been hired by the Grand Port Maritime of
Marseille in 2004, as responsible for the port investments in the strategy and finance direction. After
this first experience, he was nominated at different functions always in relation with the building and
the implementation of the Marseille-Fos Port strategy.
As responsible of the European affairs, he has highly contributed to put Marseille on the European
map and as a leader port in Med. In this framework, he spent long years to convince the ports around
the MED to constitute a new cooperation network. Finally, in 2018 the MEDports association was
created and count nowadays 24 ports representing 70% of the total cargo in MED. P. Guillaumet was
elected general secretary of this association and he is occupying this function nowadays.
For the port of Marseille-Fos, as economic intelligence and European and international projects
manager, Philippe Guillaumet steers the main promotional actions of the port of Marseille on the
In 2020, he has participated in the origin of the creation of a university chair ‘environment and
international trade” with the SciencesPo Aix, one of the main Political Studies Institute and keep on
teaching various courses in different masters in France.
14:00 - 14:50
OBOR Session 3 – The Strategic Silk Road – Global Leaders Strategical Approach to the New Silk Road
The Belt and Road Initiative plays an increasingly important role in facilitating BRI countries' economic development by deepening trade ties, improving cooperation mechanisms and expanding areas of cooperation. The initiative brings an excellent opportunity for international trading companies, infrastructure, logistics service providers and government to expand their business and for targeted countries to develop their economy. Figuring out the strategic ways to deal with the challenges and adapt to the changes is crucial.