The world must find a new path to economic prosperity and stability. There is no other choice – the stakes today are too great to ignore. Debts resulting from the financial crisis must be paid down. Government budgets must be restored to balance. Tens of millions of unemployed workers must be put to work and lost trade opportunities must give rise to expanded trade throughout the globe.
High, mid and low-income nations can stay on the current economic policy path and cling to the hope of somehow pulling themselves back from the brink, or they can work together and connect their strengths to enter a new era of economic progress, stability, and prosperity.
By contributing your voice and leadership, you can join global leaders in GCEL’s mission:
“Connecting the Strengths of the World Community Creating Well Being Across Humanity.”
GCEL, a Swiss-based nonprofit global public-private partnership (PPP), invites you to join leading organizations from around the world to empower the Digital Economy, which will connect global economies through innovative 21st-century technology and drive new levels of prosperity, security and peace.
Through 15 years of research and development in the fields of economic and trade development, technology, finance, insurance and logistics, our members and supporters have grown to include more than 150 countries through their pan-regional representatives, 26 IGOs and NGOs as well as the world’s most prominent firms, which have more than 2.7 million experts in 130 countries and serve approximately 60 percent of the global GDP.
These organizations have come together under GCEL’s global initiative, which has established the targets, tools, roadmap and global consensus regarding the 21st-century technology that is required to re-energize our global economy, enhance cargo security, improve food safety, facilitate faster disaster-relief responses and reduce our carbon footprint.
This initiative is being deployed in a way to provide a digital platform that is: truly global, open and equitable to all companies and all regions of the world. It is based on partnership rather than competition, available to all potential users throughout the world at no cost, and delivered through a trusted network of top finance, insurance and technology companies that are driven by huge new market opportunities.
GCEL’s tangible initiative has a far-reaching impact on the world’s economy and security, providing the foundation for greater well-being throughout the world, in our time and for generations to come.
GCEL’s objective is to provide the tools and roadmap for the Digital Economy, to trigger sustained global economic growth.
Global experts see in trade, the base of sustainable economic growth. The four main pillars are commerce, finance, insurance and logistics, the latter being the weakest and most fragmented. Issues facing logistics prevent the other three industries from performing at optimal levels, but enhancing its efficiency will both enable peak performance and generate the Ultimate Quality Data (UQD) to substantially boost the other industries. This is the main foundation of the Digital Economy environment that will transform the four pillars of trade to a new, integrated digital level of e-Commerce, e-Finance, e-Insurance and e-Logistics.
GCEL’s bold, innovative program will empower the Digital Economy by delivering the Soft Infrastructure to drive unprecedented global-trade efficiency and bring the world to a new era of 21st-century operating efficiency. GCEL’s initiative will reduce the average landed import-export costs by 30% with global savings of approximately USD 3.7 trillion annually, and reduce operational costs by up to 15% leading to a USD 7.7 trillion increase in trade. It will also provide a new USD 6 trillion market opportunity for the service industry, and create a USD 1 trillion SME fund as well as 310 million jobs. The Soft Infrastructure will also provide significant global benefits in cargo security, food safety, disaster response and environmental protection.
Foundations of the Soft Infrastructure
The main foundations of the Soft Infrastructure include the following:
The Multi-Dimensional Digital Economy Application System (MDDEAS) is a non-intrusive open-access technology platform that has been tested and validated by major public and private organizations throughout the world.
A global trusted network of financial, insurance and technology firms divided equally among the four world regions are selected though a transparent, equal-opportunity process. These firms serve as Gateways to deploy the MDDEAS and partake in a new, USD 6 trillion market opportunity.
Rapid Global Deployment
This includes the participation of all forms of organizations – each doing what it does best – combined with a unique business model that ensures sustainability of the core system. The system is provided at no cost to end users and triggered through four benchmark trade lanes – catalyst to delivering the MDDEAS globally in 18 months.
GCEL’s global initiative, empowering the Digital Economy, will reenergize the real economy by positively impacting every country, every region and every household.
IT’S ABOUT OUR ECONOMY
Providing the foundation for a new era of 21st-century trade efficiency and creating a series of considerable economic benefits:
IT’S ABOUT OUR JOBS
Spawn new manufacturing plants and construction activity to:
IT’S ABOUT OUR SAFETY
Provide the world’s first surveillance system to:
IT’S ABOUT OUR ENVIRONMENT
Lower the carbon footprint by: