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Expedition organizational details

New Silk Road 2017/2018 expedition

Information about project organization.

Introductory campaign: autumn 2017
The expedition: April - June 2018

General information

Automn 2017 - first, starting conferences announcing and introducing the expedition (7 conferences, one in each country on the expedition route).

Automn 2017 / Spring 2018 - last organizational preparations. Interviews, articles, public appearneces presenting and introducing the expedition, it's organizational stages and main faces of the expedition. Gathering supplementing materials and equipment testing and final cars selection.

Spring 2018 - the expedition.

Summer / Winter 2018 - exhibitions summerizing the expedition, books publications, full documentary movie and videos, intervies, articles and public appearances.

Expedition details

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Palkiewicz Foundation

Concept, design, planning, realization, logistics, information and promotion, marketing, cultural and public events, expert meetings, conferences, tourist routes and attractive design of the expedition: Palkiewicz Foundation.

Media & press

Media patrons of the expedition. Media (television, press, radio, internet) in countries on the expedition route. Journalistic correspondences, television coverage, press releases. A broad range of media: local media (cities, towns, countries) and international, and internat information channels of the expedition.


Jacek Palkiewicz (expedition leader)

Reporter, explorer, founder of the art of survival in Europe. Palkiewicz’s experience in organizing large international projects is undisputed. In 1975, he crossed the Atlantic alone in a lifeboat. He taught astronauts the art of survival in extreme natural conditions. He trains managers in crossing their personal limits under excessive stress load. In 1994 he led an international ecological mission. In 1996, he led the "Amazon Source 96" expedition, which established the source of the Amazon River.

He has been named the "Ambassador of Masuria" as a part of the region’s campaign for the Masurian Lake district to become one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature (2011), In 2013 he reminded of a notable polish national heritage past the Ural Mountains. In 2015 he was awarded with the Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta for "outstanding achievements in research, for praising Poland around the world." Author of many books. Andrzej Kapłanek presents his achievements in the biography "Palkiewicz, droga odkrywcy".

Jacek Palkiewicz

Jacek Palkiewicz (traveler, discoverer, explorer, reporter, survival trainer, writer) www.palkiewicz.com

The Silk Road

Few words about the historical Silk Road. What was it? What did it symbolize?

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Expedition attractions

Check out what is planned before, during and after the expedition. Main attractions, events and its outcome.

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About the expedition

How did the idea of the expedition and it's project were created? What are its goals? More about the expedition.

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Organizer / expedition leader:
Jacek Palkiewicz (Palkiewicz Foundation)

Organizational support and consultation:
Marcin Jacoby (Adam Mickiewicz Institute)
Andrey Khazbulatov (Ministry of Culture and Sport of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kazakh Research Istitute of Culture)
Patrycja Pendrakowska (CSPA)

Logo project:
Martyna Majda

Local coordinators:
Maksy Palkiewicz (Shanghai)

Legal support:
Overseas Trust Sp. z o.o.