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We Must Connect the Strengths of the World Community, Creating Well-Being Across Humanity

 

GCEL presents an innovative global economic development program by Empowering the Digital Economy that aims to build the buying power of the mid and low income countries creating new demand for the high-income countries towards achieving sustainable economic growth.

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GCEL presents an innovative global economic development program by Empowering the Digital Economy that aims to build the buying power of the mid and low income countries creating new demand for the high income countries towards achieving sustainable economic growth. 

Our lives will be changed for the better as we harness the power of today’s 21st century technology that will increase the world’s GDP by 17 percent, grow global trade by USD 7.7 trillion and create more than 300 million manufacturing, agriculture and service industry jobs across the globe. In addition, our world will be greener and safer as we create greater economic prosperity. 

Following 15 years of R&D, more than 150 countries through their pan regional organizations, 26 IGOs/NGOs and the world’s most prominent firms have joined with GCEL to digitize the global value chains in the USD 140 trillion B2B marketplace.

Alongside the world’s top technology firms with 2.7 million manpower servicing 60% of the global GDP, we are working together to deploy new e-commerce, e-finance, e-insurance, e-logistics and e-grant tools, free of cost to end users, that will create greater transparency and efficiency to de-risk doing business, reduce excess trade costs, ease access to finance and insurance, and grow global trade.

 

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ABOUT GCEL





ADVISORY BOARD


GCEL’s Advisory Board consists of highly seasoned professionals drawn from the public, private and academic sectors with extensive experience in the field of economics, international trade, finance, insurance, technology, customs, cargo security, food safety and disaster recovery.




Captain Samuel Salloum
Co-Chairman, GCEL
YB Dato Kamaruzzaman Bin Abu Kassim
President, Asia Logistics Council
CEO, Johor Corporation

AMERICAS ADVISORY BOARD


Dr. Donald Johnston
Chair of the McCall MacBain Foundation
OECD Secretary General (1996-2006)
Hon. John Jamian
Head Maritime Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation (2003-2006)
Mr. Richard E. Gabrys
Vice Chairman, Deloitte (1962-2004)
H.E. Ambassador Sandra Fuentes Berain
Ambassador Emeritus of Mexico
Mr. Alejandro Gonzalez Hernandez
Director General of INADEM
Mr. Giuseppe Gramigna
Chief Economist at the U.S. Small Business Administration
Mr. Gregory Bird
Deputy Secretary General, GCEL
Executive, Arthur Andersen & Co (1974-1986)
Mr. Alejandro Enrique Rausch
Senior Advisor to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Mr. Manfred Wilhelmy
Executive Director at the Chile Pacific Foundation

EUROPE ADVISORY BOARD


Hon. Yves Leterme
Prime Minister of Belgium (2008,2009-2011)
Hon. Dirk Niebel
Minister for Economic Cooperation & Development, Germany (2009-2013)
Dr. John Llewellyn
OECD Chief of Staff (1978-1994)
Global Chief Economist Lehman Brothers (1996-2006)
Lord Waverley
Member of the House of Lords, UK Parliament
Dr. Sergio Arzeni
President of International Network for Small & Medium Enterprises (INSME)
Mr. Victor Sedov
Chairman of OPORA Russia
Prof. Jay Mitra
Professor of Business Enterprise & Innovation, Essex Business School
Mr. Rainer Ptok
Head of Foreign Relations Department at BVMW
Mr. Andrew Fraser
Adviser for Global Issues and Economic Development
Professor Juan Roure
Professor of Entrepreneurship, IESE Business School
Rear Admiral Richard Cobbold
Director, Royal United Services Institute (1994-2007)
British Royal Navy (1960-1993)
Rear Admiral Roberto Patruno
Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (1998-2006)
Coast Guard, Italian Navy
Mr. Pietro Spirito
President of the Port System of Central Tirrenian Sea, Italy

ASIA ADVISORY BOARD


H.E. Tan Sri Abdul Rahman Mamat
Chairman, Asia Logistics Council
Sec. Gen, Min. of Int. Trade & Industry, Malaysia (2006-2010)
H.E. Ambassador Masahiko Horie
Amb. for Global Environmental Affairs, Japan
Amb. of Japan to Malaysia/Qatar (2007-2011)
Dr. Makarim Wibisono
Ambassador to UN, Indonesia (2004-2007)
Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz
Minister of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia (1987-2008)
Asia Logistics Council Chairperson (2009-2011)
H.E. Pushpanathan Sundram
Deputy Sec. General, ASEAN Economic Community (2009-2012)
Dr. Choong -Yong Ahn
Member of Presidential Council on National Competitiveness
Member of Regulatory Reform Commission in South Korea
Ambassador Hemant Krishan Singh
Director General of Delhi Policy Group
Amb. of India (1999-2010)
H.E. Xu Ning Ning
Co-President, China-ASEAN Business Association
Ambassador Ching-Long Lu
Board Director Association of Foreign Relations
Taiwan Amb. to France (2007-2015)
Mr. Michael Johnson
Member of Parliament, Australia (2001-2010)
CEO, Kokoda Capital Group
Mr. Yugi Prayanto
Vice Chairman, Indonesia National Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Mr. Mark Grey
Chairman of Livingstones (2011-2015)
Dr. Filemon A. Uriarte, Jr.
Member Governing Board - National Research Council, Philippines
Dr. Ruth Banomyong
Consultant to the UN-ESCAP and UNCTAD
H.E. Dr. Surin Pitsuwan ( In memoriam )
Secretary-General, ASEAN (2008-2012)
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Thailand (1997-2001)
Y. B hg. Tan Sri Dato' Muhammad Ali Bin Hashim ( In memoriam )
CEO, Johor Corporation (1981-2009)
Asia Logistics Council Chairperson (2008-2009)

MEA ADVISORY BOARD


H.E. Mohamad K. Amr
Minister Foreign Affairs, Egypt (2011-2013)
Alternate Exec. Director, World Bank (1997-2009)
H.E. Dr. Mohammad Halaiqah
Member - Parliament & Senate, Jordan (2004-2007)
Deputy Prime Minister & Minister, Jordan (2000-2004)
H.E. Nancy Bakir
High Commissioner for Arab League
Minister of Culture, Jordan (2007-2009)
Mr. Wissam H. Fattouh
Secretary General of the Union of Arab Banks
Eng. Omar Bahlaiwa
Sec. General - Council of Saudi Chambers (2012-2013)
Ms. Mandisa Tshikwatamba
CEO of the Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA)
Mr. Abdullah AL Darmaki
CEO of Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development
Mr. Abdullah Al-Jufaili
General Manager Sharakah Fund
Dr. Abdulhasan Al-Dairi
Chairman of Bahrain SME Society

PARTNER WITH GCEL


  • LEVELS OF SUPPORT

    GCEL has four levels of partnership with governments, IGOs, NGOs, and private sector firms throughout the world.

    Governments, international and non-governmental organizations, trade associations and private-sector firms worldwide have partnered with the HumaWealth Program.

    There are four levels of partnerships:

    Support

    As a supporting partner, you will act as an ambassador for HumaWealth on a non-exclusive basis, speaking at events and participating in the issuance of joint press releases.

    Membership

    As an accepted member of GCEL, you can participate in general meetings and provide your expert advice and counsel. You can also be invited to participate on a relevant GCEL sub-committee, depending upon your field of expertise in areas such as economic development, trade development, cargo security, food safety, disaster response, technology, academia and SMEs.

    Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) and Publications

    This is a more developed, but non-exclusive business relationship whereby we work together on specific projects, with defined courses of action and deliverables.

    GCEL has engaged in MOUs and issued publications with many governments and regional and international organizations including the League of Arab States, Organization of American States, African Union, ASEAN Business Advisory Council, Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific, Indonesia National Chamber of Commerce, International Conference for the Development of Trade, the Confederation of Indian Industry, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Council of Saudi Chambers, China Top 500 Foreign Trade Enterprises Club, Union of Arab Banks, International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation, Turkish Industry and Business Association, BVMW (German SME Association), CONFAPI (Italy SME Organization) and INSME (International Network of SMEs).

    Exclusive Strategic Partnerships

    This is the highest level of support, involving exclusive strategic and licensing agreements regarding global e-Commerce, e-Finance, e-Insurance and e-Logistics.

    To date, 26 of the world’s top technology firms with 2.7 million manpower servicing 60% of the world’s GDP have executed strategic agreements with GCEL as a first step for selection to unprecedentedly unite together and globally deploy the B2B and B2G digital tools demanded in a manner that offsets geopolitical, monopolistic and data privacy concerns.

     

  • MEMBER ELIGIBILITY

    GCEL's members include organizations and individuals who support GCEL's mission for the public good.

    Application for GCEL membership is based on the candidate’s qualifications and commitment to serve GCEL’s mission. 

    Qualified GCEL members are appointed to at least one of eight sub-committees that provide technical and policy advice to GCEL’s Finance and Policy committees:

    Current GCEL members and supporters include senior public and business leaders, 150 governments through their pan-regional organizations, leading NGOs and major corporations with million-fold manpower operating in countries worldwide and servicing more than 60 percent of the world’s GDP.

  • BUILDING GLOBAL CONSENSUS

    MORE THAN 15 YEARS OF R&D HAS BROUGHT TOGETHER A GLOBAL COALITION OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR LEADERS WORKING TOWARDS ACHIEVING SUSTAINED ECONOMIC GROWTH BY EMPOWERING THE DIGITAL ECONOMY.

    From A Global Policy Perspective

    GCEL's members and supporters have been advocating the importance of the Digital Economy towards achieving sustainable economic growth. Today, the Digital Economy has been adopted by the G20 Leaders as a key policy directive.

    From A Macro Perspective

    More than 150 countries with nearly 75 percent of the world citizens, represented through their pan regional organizations including the Organization of American States (OAS), Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), African Union (AU), League of Arab States (LAS), and others, have signed MOUs and published economic roadmaps towards deployment of the Digital Economy.

    From a Micro perspective

    Demand for the DEP has been established among trade participants at the ground level, as evidenced by GCEL’s G20 Nations Case Study of Shipment and Trade Efficiency Assessment (SEA) conducted in partnership with 90 G20 Ministries, IGOs/NGOs, academia, and private sector experts.

    This Study involved small, medium, and large B2B firms in all G20 nations across 19 trade industry clusters has collected over 1.2 million data points with staggering results: 90.4% of firms do not have integrated systems and 94.5% demand new digital tools to succeed at the ground level.

GCEL has four levels of partnership with governments, IGOs, NGOs, and private sector firms throughout the world.

Governments, international and non-governmental organizations, trade associations and private-sector firms worldwide have partnered with the HumaWealth Program.

There are four levels of partnerships:

Support

As a supporting partner, you will act as an ambassador for HumaWealth on a non-exclusive basis, speaking at events and participating in the issuance of joint press releases.

Membership

As an accepted member of GCEL, you can participate in general meetings and provide your expert advice and counsel. You can also be invited to participate on a relevant GCEL sub-committee, depending upon your field of expertise in areas such as economic development, trade development, cargo security, food safety, disaster response, technology, academia and SMEs.

Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) and Publications

This is a more developed, but non-exclusive business relationship whereby we work together on specific projects, with defined courses of action and deliverables.

GCEL has engaged in MOUs and issued publications with many governments and regional and international organizations including the League of Arab States, Organization of American States, African Union, ASEAN Business Advisory Council, Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific, Indonesia National Chamber of Commerce, International Conference for the Development of Trade, the Confederation of Indian Industry, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Council of Saudi Chambers, China Top 500 Foreign Trade Enterprises Club, Union of Arab Banks, International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation, Turkish Industry and Business Association, BVMW (German SME Association), CONFAPI (Italy SME Organization) and INSME (International Network of SMEs).

Exclusive Strategic Partnerships

This is the highest level of support, involving exclusive strategic and licensing agreements regarding global e-Commerce, e-Finance, e-Insurance and e-Logistics.

To date, 26 of the world’s top technology firms with 2.7 million manpower servicing 60% of the world’s GDP have executed strategic agreements with GCEL as a first step for selection to unprecedentedly unite together and globally deploy the B2B and B2G digital tools demanded in a manner that offsets geopolitical, monopolistic and data privacy concerns.

 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS


GCEL’s objective is to provide the goals, roadmap, tools and global consensus required to trigger sustained global economic growth by empowering the Digital Economy.

The following Program Highlights illustrate how GCEL’s global initiative will put the world on a new path to economic prosperity and stability in our time and for generations to come.



U-THE BEGINNING OF CHANGE


THE PROBLEM

"We have lost sight of an opportunity to grow the real economy,  since we have not yet fully understood the real potential of an  integrated and empowered digital economy."

We all have expectations that 21st-century technology will make our lives easier and more productive. Unfortunately, the great imbalances between the economies of our world, which are increasing with demographic changes, mean our standard of living is too often declining. 

The reality is that we have not harnessed 21st-century technology to maximize its impact on our economies and our lives.

The first step is recognizing the problem and that we need to listen to each other and collectively determine what form the digital economy should take to enable businesses to be more efficient, reduce operating costs, ease access to finance and increase trade.
 

THE SOLUTION

“Your definition of what needs to be done helps develop the target, the roadmap and the tools.”

So rather than digital policy being proposed from the top down, digital policy is now being developed from the ground up by the very people that need to use 21st-century technologies available today. By defining what you want, you can help shape what the Digital Economy should look like to enable yourself to do the best job possible and contribute to a more prosperous economy.

Your definition of what you need to do a better job has helped develop the target, the roadmap and the tools needed. Among G20 citizens, more than 90% do not have an integrated system to help them harness the power of the Digital Economy and 94.5% want the Digital Economy tools. In accordance with what you desire to improve your operations, a “U-Grid” with an unlimited number of business apps can be developed by the world’s best technology people and companies.
You can be part of the solution, as a user, designer, reviewer, monitor and developer.

 

THE BENEFITS

"The ultimate beneficiary of this initiative is you, your community and trade partners. You are the beginning of change, yielding greater prosperity now and for generations to come."

This initiative has been coined as the 'Next Big Thing' because it touches us all, has a direct influence on our future well-being, and encompasses the global USD 140 trillion B2B marketplace.

This results in an increased buying power of the mid and low-income countries, which in turn provides a vast new market for high-income countries.

GCEL has gathered a consortium representing over 150 countries through their pan-regional organizations, NGOs IGOs and trusted technology, finance and insurance firms, ensuring that this global initiative meets the ambitions of all world’s citizens. It will reduce trade costs, increase trade activity, build a new market opportunity for the services industry, and establish an SME grant fund to further the growth of SMEs. Best of all, it will provide the technology tools as well as continuous access, at no cost to the end user.
 
"We have lost sight of an opportunity to grow the real economy, as we have not yet fully understood the real potential of an integrated and empowered digital economy.”;;“Your definition of what needs to be done helps develop the target, the roadmap and the tools.”;;“This initiative has been coined as the 'Next Big Thing' because it touches us all, has a direct influence on our future well-being, and encompasses the global USD 140 trillion B2B marketplace.”;;

REBALANCING THE GLOBAL ECONOMY


THE PROBLEM

"Demographic shifts have created an imbalance between the supply and demand among our country economies thereby restricting economic growth”  

The root cause of our inability to achieve sustainable global economic growth is due to the shifting demographics of the world.  Thirty five years ago the high-income countries (HICs) comprised 22% of the world’s population.  Today this figure is  just 15% and is forecasted to reach 11% by 2050.  While the HICs are home to a productive workforce with strong buying power,  their low birth rates and aging population have resulted in excess capacity and low market demand.  This has led to unsustainable financial engineering to bolster demand and fuel economic growth,

On the other hand, mid and low-income countries (MICs and LICs), have high birth rates and  a young, dynamic workforce representing large potential market demand. However, their salaries  are less than 20% of those in HICs as well as domestic and international  trade costs that can be up to three times higher, resulting in low buying power.

These disparities have led to volatility in our global economy that greatly affects every country and every organization today.  

 

THE SOLUTION

“We must act now and combine the strengths of the high, mid and low income countries to grow the global economic ‘pie’ rather than compete over the size of the same one”  

As HICs continue to experience low birth rates while adopting strict migration policies, they are left with only one viable choice: to build the buying power of mid and low-income countries in order to create new markets for the products and services they produce. 

The MICs and LICs have only one option as well: to commit to business excellence in order to achieve efficient and transparent operations to attract national and international investments and, ultimately, increase their buying power.

Thus, in today’s 21st century technology era,  a tangible innovation is required that leverages the demographic strengths of the different regions to enlarge the global economic ‘pie’ to the benefit of all.  We can achieve  this goal through the use of the Multi-Dimensional Digital Economy Application System (MDDEAS) that will  digitize the global value chains within the B2B marketplace.  In this way we can achieve greater efficiency and transparency to de-risk trade, reduce costs, ease access to financing and insurance as well as better connect businesses with distant markets to grow trade.  

This in turn will trigger more foreign direct investment and increase the buying power of mid-and low-income countries, thus creating loyal trade partners that can acquire high value goods and services from the high-income countries. Consequently, this will rebalance the global economy and serve as a foundation to achieve sustainable global  economic growth.

 

THE BENEFITS

“The Multi-Dimensional Digital Economy Application System. (MDDEAS)  provides the tools to rebalance the global economy and grow global trade."

The main benefits of introducing MDDEAS 

- Connect the expertise of the high income countries (HIC) with the youthful workforce of the mid and low income countries ( MIC / LIC)
Create greater transparency and efficiency to  reduce excess trade costs and de-risk doing business
Trigger greater foreign direct investment as well as ease access to financing and insurance
Build the buying power of the MIC / LIC creating new market demand for the HIC to grow trade
Grow the global economic pie instead of competing over the same one

"We have to act now and combine our strengths in order to create well-being across humanity.";;“Sustainable economic growth can only be achieved by building the buying power of the MIC and LIC, thereby driving market expansion within the Real Economy.”;;“The Multi Dimensional Digital Economy Application System (MDDEAS) will increase global trade by USD 7.7 trillion, provide a new USD 6 trillion market opportunity for the services industry, and generate up to 310 million jobs.”;;

TRADE EFFICIENCY


THE PROBLEM

"A lack of integration between real economy participants significantly impedes the growth of trade."

World leaders agree that increased trade is the  key to achieve greater economic prosperity. Currently, trade is highly inefficient due to antiquated methods to manage the flow of shipments from shelf to shelf, including the lack of integration among trade participants. This significantly impedes the growth of trade.

According to the APEC Business Advisory Council, the average international trade transaction involves approximately 30 different parties with more than 40 different documents comprising 200 data elements.

Nearly 30 percent of these elements are repeated at least 30 times and 70 percent of all data is rekeyed at least once, resulting in numerous errors and costly delays in the movement of shipments. 

The cost of providing paper-based documents for cross-border trade is a major expense to trade participants. Complex documentation is intimidating and can discourage many small firms from participating in cross-border trade. Manual information exchange also leads to a lack of visibility that prevents supply chain participants from proactively managing their resources in times of unforeseen events. In all, this results in higher  costs, greater shipment and border crossing delays, and higher inventory-carrying costs.

 

THE SOLUTION

"Deploying MDDEAS to increase trade efficiency through maximizing logistics."

Commerce, finance, insurance and logistics are the four main pillars of trade. While logistics is the linchpin connecting the world, due to fragmentation and inefficiency it is also by far the weakest of these four pillars.

Therefore, we must learn from history while leveraging 21st century tools. In 1956, the world witnessed the birth of the marine container. This simple idea revolutionized global trade, making it more secure and dramatically reduced the costs of trade.

Among other benefits, it reduced loading costs from USD 5.86 per ton to USD 0.16 per ton, a 36-fold saving that contributed to major trade growth, underwrote job creation and drove decades of real growth worldwide. The lesson learned is clear. In today’s digital era,  we can apply  new technology innovation to  solve the lack of integration between real economy participants and reduce trade costs still further, thereby overcoming several challenges that are impeding the growth of trade. Today,  the MDDEAS represents such innovation and presents to the world the 21st century equivalent of the marine container.

Furthermore, more efficient logistics will also enhance the efficiency of commerce, finance and insurance, and thus increase trade and boost the world economy.

 

THE BENEFITS

“Increased global trade by USD 3.7 trillion, provide a new USD 6 trillion service market opportunity and generate up to 310 million jobs”

Deploying MDDEAS will result in the following:

- Reduce global annual domestic and international trade costs by USD 3.7 trillion
- Increase annual global trade volume by USD 7.7 trillion
- Provide a new services-industry market opportunity of USD 6 trillion
- Generate an annual SME fund of USD 1 trillion to build SME capacity
- Create nearly 310 million new manufacturing, agriculture & service industry jobs
- Maximized present logistics infrastructure efficiency
- Secure commerce and borders against terrorism
- Reduce carbon emissions
- Increase food security and food disease containment
- Expedite disaster relief response

“The lack of integration between the real economy participants significantly impedes the growth of trade.”;;“By reducing the cost of trade, using advanced 21st century technology through the Multi Dimensional Digital Economy Application System (MDDEAS), we can maximize the efficiency of logistics, increase trade and boost our economy.”;;“Increase global trade by USD 3.7 trillion, provide a new USD 6 trillion service market opportunity and generate up to 310 million jobs”;;

DISASTER RELIEF


THE PROBLEM

"Rapid-onset disaster is a logistical nightmare, with extreme difficulties in accurately assessing needs, the readily available resources and distribution channels."

Natural disasters have become more intense and frequent. The huge forest fires that devastated vast areas of southern Europe and the southern United States filled global news channels throughout 2017, not to mention the storms, hurricanes and cyclones over the past 20 years.

Clearly, serious questions need to be asked about how we can wage the war on time, since more deaths typically occur through inadequate responses to the aftermath, than caused by the event itself

What more can we do to be ready?  The answer is efficient logistics.

Logistics plays a critical role in disaster relief, since getting the ‘right product, in the right quantity, to the right place, at the right time, and at the right price’ takes on new meaning when roads, railroads, airports, bridges, and other infrastructure has been severely damaged or destroyed. During, and in the immediate aftermath of a disaster, the immediate spike in demand for food, water, clothing and medical supplies is an order of magnitude greater than most relief agencies and the supply chain are equipped to handle.

In short, disaster relief is a unique, specialized type of supply chain and logistics problem.

Did you know that 91,000 tons of ice bought to cool food, medicine and the sweltering victims of Hurricane Katrina cost American taxpayers more than USD 100 million, and most of it was never delivered? Scores of truck drivers were sent on circuitous routes over several weeks, while burning fuel around the clock to keep the ice frozen. 

Tsunamis, earthquakes, flood and droughts, among others, also depend on logistics to meet  mitigate to the loss of lives and damage incurred.

At the time of a disaster, an accurate assessment of needs, readily available resources and distribution channels is extremely difficult.

 

THE SOLUTION

"The Multi-Dimensional Digital Economy Application System rapidly mobilizes the global logistics industry to deliver the required resources in the most efficient manner."

It is important to recognize that relief supplies such as blankets, water and medicine needed in the event of an emergency are in transit everyday within the supply chains of the world’s largest retailers and distributors such as Wal-Mart, Costco and Tesco.

What is even more important to recognize is that the Multi-Dimensional Digital Economy Application System (MDDEAS) provides global real-time data visibility of all available relief materials that exist within global supply chains, whether located in warehouses or in transit. 

Through its tracking and visibility capabilities, including the use of global positioning systems (GPS) and other documentation methodologies,  MDDEAS provides the tools for relief agencies to send a Short Message Service (SMS) to carriers and efficiently re-direct shipments of relief supplies to the areas impacted by the disaster. In addition, the allocation of resources such as ambulances, evacuation conveyances and fire vehicles can be dispatched in a more timely manner.

The MDDEAS rapidly mobilizes the ability  to deliver the required resources  in the most efficient manner to where it is needed most, the disaster zone.

Furthermore, the MDDEAS works toward delivering an emergency transportation flow management system that directs and re-directs traffic as required, and reroutes shipments during emergency situations, ensuring a sustained flow of commerce.

 

THE BENEFITS

"Real time visibility and planning capability providing the tools to speed disaster relief and minimize disruptions to the economy”

These  benefits include but are not limited to:

- Real-time information on the global availability of all materials needed for emergencies to rapidly and deliver necessary relief supplies in the fastest and most efficient manner
- Improved asset and network management through enhanced visibility and capacity planning
- Accelerated relief response: minimize the loss of lives and property, and maintain operational capabilities
- Reduction of supply chain disruptions by providing a global Emergency Transportation Flow Management system to dynamically reroute shipments during emergency situations to ensure a sustained flow of commerce

“How do we get Logistics to play a more efficient role in disaster relief, getting the right product, in the right quantity, to the right place, at the right time, and at the right price?”;;“The Multi Dimensional Digital Economy Application System (MDDEAS) provides global real-time data visibility of all available relief materials that exist within our global supply chains, whether located in warehouses or in transit.”;;“Timeliness of relief response that minimizes the loss of life and property damage.”;;

ECONOMIC INTEGRATION


THE PROBLEM

"The lack of validated data increases the risk of doing business and limits the growth of trade."

Economic integration is sub-optimal in many parts of the world. For example, in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) the share of intra-regional trade amounts to a mere 25 percent, this compares poorly to Europe, where it stands at 75 percent.  This disparity reveals that taken in isolation, monetary and fiscal policies, Free Trade Agreements (FTA) and bi-lateral trade deals are not enough to achieve the sustained economic growth desired by the world’s citizens. 

The effectiveness of such policies and  trade agreements are limited because international trade is an inherently risky business and requires enormous trust between trade participants. Trust that the products will be supplied to the right specification. Trust that accounts will be settled, in the absence of hard to come by trade finance and insurance as well as trust that goods will arrive at the intended destination in good condition.

To mitigate such risks, trade parties gather a myriad of information to locate new markets and qualify  potential trade partners as well as exchange information to complete the trade transaction. While various attempts have been made to digitize and speed the flow of the required information, the information technology world is mainly reliant on non-validated data (NVD) with high dependency on single sourced information, customer reviews, IP address behavior, like and dislike selections, etc.

The lack of validated data provided by multiple parties within the global value chains results in improper decisions being made, missed opportunities, and contract disputes that restrict the growth of trade which is a primary objective of trade policies and trade agreements. 

 

THE SOLUTION

"The Multi-Dimensional Digital Economy Application System (MDDEAS) will generate information with ‘Ultimate Data Quality’ to de-risk trade and maximize growth."

Real economic integration begins with the first handshake that takes place between the buyer and seller. The handshake serves as an initial step for an exchange of products and/or services after finding a proper match between buyers and sellers.  However, the major challenge facing the developers of B2B e-Commerce systems is  how to create the proper match and increase ‘Conversion Ratios’ i.e. the ratio between seeing a product or service to its acquisition.

To solve this challenge, the MDDEAS accumulates  trade related information based on the historic, current, and planned trade transactions of each participant that is validated through multiple sources of data in the same trade pipeline.  This results in information with Ultimate Data Quality (UDQ) that has a high degree of veracity towards facilitating informed decision making,  de-risking trade, and triggering actions with confidence.

This UDQ information environment then identifies and embeds the following key Conversion Ratios drivers to drive increased trade and achieve the economic integration so coveted by all regions of the world.

- First, is the price and quality of products or services so that the buyer can make an informed judgment on the value offered
Second, is the probability of financing the products or services, determined by the underwriting criteria of the lender
- Third, is the insurability of the business transaction, determined by the probability of loss, as assessed by the insurance underwriter
Fourth, is the reliability of the logistics supply chain, determined by the efficiency of the parties involved in moving the goods from shelf-to-shelf on a recurring basis
Fifth, is the level of system integration among the supply chain participants, determined by the seamless transfer of shipment information between the various entities required to move goods from shelf-to-shelf

The question remains, where do we start obtain the UDQ required to validate the 5 key Conversion Ratio drivers?

The answer lies within one of the 4 pillars of trade - Logistics. As shipments flow through the industry clusters in the value chains, shipment data is entered in the system to perform a real life action. It is continuously validated from multiple sources in the same trade lane pipeline as the shipment progresses from shelf-to-shelf; errors or anomalies are quickly identified and addressed in real time, thus generating UDQ.

This UDQ is the fuel that can drive the other 3 pillars of trade; Commerce, Finance and Insurance to optimum levels of efficiency addressing the major challenge that inhibits economic integration and rebalancing of the world economy.

 

THE BENEFITS

"Smart information is presented at the very moment a buyer evaluates any seller’s products or services globally, thus maximizing conversion ratios from seeing a desired product and service to acquisition. Hence, real economic integration is achieved."

Benefits of this system will:

- Ensure quality of services and products based on sellers’ global activities
- Facilitate and expedite product and service finance
- Minimize insurance premiums and optimize coverage
- Ensure the reliability and dependability of the logistics industry pipeline from seller to buyer
- Ensure speed of integration of sellers into the buyer’s supply chain

 

“Economic integration has not been realized all over the world.”;;“MDDEAS will optimize business transactions by seamlessly connecting commerce, finance, insurance and logistics.";;“Smart information is presented at the moment that a buyer evaluates any seller’s products or services globally, thus maximizing conversion ratios from seeing a desired product and service to acquisition. Hence, real economic integration is achieved.”;;

NEW ERA IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY


THE PROBLEM

"Trade is founded on four primary pillars: commerce, finance, insurance and logistics but together they are not achieving the required level of efficiency."

Let’s pause for a moment before engaging in the Digital Economy debate and answering these questions. All agree that the ultimate goal is to foster a prosperous global economy. To do so, economic leaders recognize that the engine needed to spur global economic growth is world trade.

Trade is founded on four primary pillars of trade: commerce, finance, insurance and logistics. Each industry employs various forms of advanced technology, but together they are not achieving the required level of efficiency. The weakest link among the four industries is logistics, which is also the linchpin that connects our world. 

 

THE SOLUTION

“The MDDEAS digitizes the global value chains in the B2B market place by combining digital commerce, finance, insurance and logistics, delivering economic benefits to every corner of the planet.”

By maximizing the efficiency of global logistics, we will create the platform needed to enhance commerce, finance and insurance, providing the tools and the roadmap to create tens of millions of jobs, hundreds of billions of dollars of new trade and hundreds of billions of dollars in reduced trade costs. This is what the world expects from the real engine of the global economy.

The Digital Economy does exist, but it is fragmented and fails to achieve its enormous potential. In a time of global economic challenges, we must merge and empower the four industries to unleash their full potential and promote tangible, sustained global economic growth.
In addition, technology’s impact on today’s world economy is limited by corporate monopolies, geopolitical influences, specific product orientation, system fragmentation, single source non-validated data and high implementation costs. 
We must remember that the main objective is not the implementation of the Digital Economy in itself, but to utilize a new era of IT to achieve a new era of prosperity for all. 
Therefore, a major mindset adjustment is required with regards to how the Digital Economy is defined, including its governance, ownership, deployment and business model, since it impacts the lives of 7 billion people around the world.

 

THE BENEFITS

“The MDDEAS provides a point-to-world integration environment that removes fragmentation of the trade processes between the real economy participants.”

At the heart of our global initiative is a unique formula that ensures rapid deployment of the Digital Economy. The E-Hub of the World, with universal jurisdiction, provides the Multi-Dimensional Digital Economy Application System (MDDEAS) that connects the real-economy participants with limitless possibilities.

This formula is founded upon three main foundations:

A governance body mirroring the GCEL global community
An organization with universal jurisdiction and protection by the international community
A network of the world’s top finance, insurance and technology firms acting as gateways to the MDDEAS

The E-Hub is the body that mirrors the global community, composed of semi-government organizations, academic institutions, financial institutions and insurance firms from around the world.

“Trade is founded on four primary pillars, of which logistics is the weakest.";;“The engine powering the new digital world - at once combining digital commerce, finance, insurance and logistics - is the engine of the future, delivering economic benefits to every corner of the planet.”;;“The MDDEAS provides a point-to-world integration environment that removes fragmentation of the trade processes between the real economy participants.”;;

FOOD SECURITY


THE PROBLEM                                 

“The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that almost a third of all food produced globally, is lost or wasted every year due to inefficient transport and storage of perishable produce.”          

The fact that almost a third of all food produced globally is lost or wasted every year due to inefficient transport and storage of perishable produce is creating food supply chain vulnerability in a world already struggling to fairly and efficiently distribute food to its growing population. Such inefficiencies also lead to diseased food products which threaten the health of our families.

Furthermore, food price volatility is leading to significant unnecessary uncertainty and insecurity. In extreme cases when prices unexpectedly plummet, it becomes more economical for farmers to allow crops to rot in the field than to send them to market.

 

THE SOLUTION

“The Multi-Dimensional Digital Economy Application System will facilitate more efficient delivery of food to the market place and provide an audit trail for better food disease containment."

The challenges faced by the agriculture industry can be minimized with improved efficiency and transparency across the global value chains. The MDDEAS provides the tools to facilitate better planning and tracking of shipments as well as the dynamic electronic exchange of trade documentation, including accurate and timely compliance with government and industry information requirements.  This will speed handoffs throughout the supply chain, thereby reducing  shipment delays which can lead to spoiled food product. In addition, such real time documentation will facilitate the establishment of a globally efficient agricultural health surveillance system towards better food disease containment.

 

THE BENEFITS

"Reduce post-harvest food yield losses and improve food disease containment” 

Benefits of this system will:

- Proactively, not reactively,  provide a globally efficient agricultural health surveillance system to offset quality concerns and contain food disease outbreaks
- Provide a multi-source data visibility and validation to improve risk assessment and help monitoring bodies access and respond to crisis situations
- Reduce spoilage increasing post-harvest yield
- Lower the burden of agriculture industry regulatory compliance

 

“The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that almost a third of all food produced globally, is lost or wasted every year due to inefficient transport and storage of perishable produce.”;;“MDDEAS will provide an audit-able trail of food products to assist with disease control in the food supply chain.”;;“Increased efficiency in food chain.";;

CARBON FOOTPRINT


THE PROBLEM

“The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the EU Commission advise that transportation is one of the largest contributors to the total greenhouse gas emissions.”

Everything we touch is available to us because of the logistics industry, yet getting products delivered from one point to another, and back again, is having a detrimental effect on the environment. With emissions from the aviation and maritime sectors experiencing the fastest growth in emissions.

In the United States alone, 28 percent of the miles traveled by trucks are while they are empty, amounting to 47 million empty miles a year. Similarly, in the EU, 84 percent of all road transportation is performed by vehicles with a maximum permissible laden weight of 30 tons, yet the average weight carried per road vehicle is only 13.6 tons, only 45 percent of their full capacity is utilized.

Globally, according to Frost & Sullivan, this gross under-utilization amounts to a staggering 22 billion miles with trucks travelling empty.

 

THE SOLUTION

"New digital tools will improve planning and coordination of trade activities, and increase speed and capacity utilization of all transportation modes."

The Multi-Dimensional Digital Economy Application System (MDDEAS) will provide the new digital tools in order to improve the planning and coordination of trade activities between real economy participants.

The new digital tools will increase the capacity utilization of trucks, trains, ships and railroads throughout the trade pipeline, and increase the speed of throughput at ports and border crossings. 

Moreover, the digital tools will reduce multimodal freight congestion at high-volume ports and other logistic chokepoints.

 

THE BENEFITS

"Digital tools help reduce fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions, while supporting economic growth."

- The reduction of fuel consumption through increased capacity utilization in the logistics pipeline, especially at ports and border crossings
- Lower carbon monoxide emissions of fuel consumption, by decreased congestion at high-volume ports and other logistics chokepoints

 

“The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the EU Commission advise that transportation is one of the largest contributors to the total greenhouse gas emissions.”;;“New digital tools can increase capacity utilization of conveyances, speed throughput at ports and border crossings and reduce multi-modal freight congestion.";;“Digital tools help reduce fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions, while supporting economic growth.”;;

DE-RISKING


THE PROBLEM

"There is a lack of real time validated infomation for trade participants to make the right decision at the right time."         

A major limiting factor in the global economy is the risk – both perceived and real – of conducting business across and within borders. This stems from a lack of an effective data collection and exchange mechanism: one that can deliver dynamically and securely high-quality historical, current and forecasted information across global value chains for all trade participants, including banks and insurers, so that they can make informed, expedient decisions.

Unfortunately, the current information environment in the B2B marketplace is fragmented, inefficient, and delivers mostly low-quality data provided generally only by a single source – so-called ‘Non-Validated Data’ (NVD). This limits the ability of trade participants to accomplish key objectives effectively, resulting in: 

- Difficulty in reaching potential trading partners and penetrating markets
- Limited access to trade finance
- Inability to obtain trade insurance
- Unreliability of logistics in supply chains
- Low economic integration

 

THE SOLUTION

"The Multi-Dimensional Digital Economy Application System will generate 'Ultimate Data Quality' to de-risk trade and enable new global market expansion."

In order to de-risk doing business, a system is required in which data are validated and continually updated through multiple sources in the same pipeline – yielding high-end ‘Ultimate Data Quality’ (UDQ). This raises the quality of data available to buyers and sellers, as well as insurance, finance, logistics companies, and governments. Consequent reduced risk as well as increased transparency and efficiency translates in turn into lower operational costs, expanded markets, and increased sales volume, as well as improved access to finance and insurance. This leads to strengthened economic growth that benefits citizens in high-, mid-, and low-income countries alike.

The main foundation of UDQ resides only within logistics. As shipments flow through several of the industry clusters in the economy, shipment data are continually updated and validated from multiple sources in the same trade-lane pipeline. When crosschecked against historic data, as well as current activity data shared throughout the pipeline, errors or anomalies will be quickly identified and addressed in near real time. 

While logistics is the source for the UDQ, it is also one of the four pillars of global trade: Commerce, Finance, Insurance, and Logistics industries. Enhancing the efficiency of the logistics industry by horizontally integrating and automating the processes across all the industry clusters in the global value chains will enable peak logistics performance. At the same time, this integration generates the UDQ needed to boost the performance of the other three pillars of trade, thereby reaching their full potential to empower the digital economy.

 

THE BENEFITS

"MDDEAS will de-risk business and financial institutions in de-risking their portfolios."

The MDDEAS delivers the UDQ, which is at the core of a real-time dynamic information environment, where actions are dynamically  validated  and  continuously  updated  by multiple sources from around the world as the goods flow through the same trade pipeline. The benefits of such an environment include:

- Real-time, comprehensive visibility of shipments
- Facilitating informed decisions across all of the industries that are the pillars of trade
- Data is continuously validated from multiple sources in the same trade lane pipeline
- Information is cross-checked against historic data, as well as current activity data where errors or anomalies will be quickly identified and addressed in near real time

“The restriction of capital to SMEs has negatively impacted the global economy as characterized by low growth and high unemployment.”;;“MDDEAS will expedite trade finance, promoting trade increases and thereby enabling new global market expansion”;;“MDDEAS will assist business and financial institutions in de-risking their portfolios”;;

CARGO SECURITY


THE PROBLEM

"The need for cargo security hinders trade efficiency."

The complexities of global logistics are further burdened by rigorous international cargo security initiatives resulting from the events on September 11, 2001. These security initiatives have resulted in significant overlaps and created tremendous logistics and economic burdens. For example, several U.S. Security-oriented programs were implemented including the 24-Hour Advance Manifest Rule (24/AMS) for sea cargo, and (2–8/AMS) for land and air cargo, the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT), the Container Security Initiative (CSI), Importer Self- Assessment (ISA) and Free and Secure Trade (FAST). These are just a few of the U.S. programs, in addition to many other cargo security initiatives implemented by other countries around the world.  

The importance of cargo security cannot be overestimated; it is a matter of major concern to every nation in the world. A single successful attack on a major transportation hub could put the entire trade of a country in jeopardy. Nevertheless, cargo security initiatives require a balanced economic approach that seeks to enhance security while increasing trade efficiency. Safety must be the first priority, but overly stringent requirements stand to cause significant harm by restricting commerce and discouraging trading activity. 

 

THE SOLUTION

“The Multi Dimensional Digital Economy Application System (MDDEAS) simplifies and optimizes compliance by all real economy participants, while enhancing operational efficiencies through expedited clearances.”

The world today is headed towards rebalancing of the global economy. This means that high, mid and low-income countries will conduct more business and trade with each other’s. Therefore, Cargo Security requires a baseline horizontal system that facilitates trade efficiency while supporting security processes. The information generated and validated by participants through the normal course of business will increase the effectiveness of security measures, providing the necessary data to officials without any additional burden upon the private sector participants.

Within this balanced framework, the MDDEAS will provide:

1. Enhanced Supply Chain Security: Real-time dynamic validation of participant-related and shipment-related data against domestic and foreign security databases aids in the proactive analysis of deviations, mismatches, or other anomalies to flag dangerous or suspicious shipments. The heightened security protects both the physical well-being of participants in the shipment pipeline and the supply chain itself from costly or even catastrophic disruptions

2. Expedited Clearance: Automatic electronic submission of pre-populated security data enables faster movement through customs and border crossings by ensuring that security information is accurate, complete, formatted, and delivered in the most effective and efficient manner to all appropriate participants in the shipment process, including governments and Customs organizations. Point-to-world integration helps a shipper to be Cargo Security compliant on a global basis, thus minimizing the possibility of cargo flow disruption.  

 

THE BENEFITS

"MDDEAS will enhance supply chain security and expedite clearance."

The Benefits include:

- Protection of international borders and improved flow of commerce through multilayers of cargo security defense.  
- Meet international cargo security mandates by reducing the costs and efforts of cargo security compliance, thus increasing national and regional cargo security participation
- Provision of advance dynamic global data visibility, validated by multiple sources, to confirm source of goods for proper customs duties, flag counterfeit goods and expedite advance clearance for inbound, outbound and transit  
Delivery of point-to-world integration that provides customs-to-customs and customs to- business interactive, real-time data visibility                 

“In cargo security, efficiency and security must go hand in hand.”;;“The Multi Dimensional Digital Economy Application System (MDDEAS) simplifies and optimizes compliance by all real economy participants, while enhancing operational efficiencies through expedited clearances.”;;“MDDEAS will enhance supply chain security and expedite clearance.”;;

BUILDING TRUST WITH POLICY-MAKERS


THE PROBLEM

"Good policies that lack reinforcement within global jurisdictions inevitably lead to intangible results and public dissatisfaction."

Good public policies encompassing our safety, security and prosperity can lead toward tangible results and public satisfaction. However, if they lack reinforcement within global jurisdictions, they will inevitably lead to intangible results and public dissatisfaction.
 
Therefore, there must be a means of changing the pattern of behavior in order to ensure good policies create positive results at the ground level.

 

 

THE SOLUTION

"The Implementable Policy Formula (IPF)."

The IPF is based on the following:

1) A common denominator among policies

The most common and comprehensive denominator of those tangible and quantifiable policies that have a rapid and direct impact on the real economy. 

GCEL's participation at the G20/B20 forums has contributed to the G20 leaders' adoption of the Digital Economy as a key policy directive towards achieving sustainable economic growth. 

2) Validation from the ground level

It is essential that policy benefits are validated by listening to the voice of real-economy participants at ground level.

The G20 Nations Case study collected 1.2 million data points accross 19 industry clusters in collaboration with 90 G20 ministries, IGOs/NGOs, academia and private sector experts. The results yielded: 90.4% of trade particpants do not have an integrated system and 94.5% want the MDDEAS to do a better job.

3) Industry capability and commitment

Once the policy’s benefits are validated we must secure the related industry resources for rapid implementation.

26 technology firms, including the world's top companies, have executed strategic agreements as a first step towards selection under an equal opportunity process to deploy the digital tools demanded by the trade particpants at the ground level.

In such a manner, good policies, such as the ones proposed by the G20, meet the criteria of the global IPF and will lead to solid results and global public satisfaction.

 

THE BENEFITS

"The Digital Economy is a common theme across global policy makers, has validation from the ground level and the commitment from industry leaders to implement.”

The Digital Economy is a policy recommendation that:

- Cuts across all jurisdictions
-Has been validated by assessments of what the real economy participants demand in order to do a better job
- Has the commitment of the capable technology industry to implement the desired digital tools  rapidly

“Good policies that lack reinforcement within global jurisdictions inevitably lead to intangible results and public dissatisfaction.”;;“The solution lies in the development of an Implementable Policy Formula (IPF).”;;“The Digital Economy is a policy initiative that meets the IPF. It is a common theme across global policy makers, has validation from the ground level and the commitment from industry leaders to implement.”;;

SME GRANTS


THE PROBLEM

"Grant applicants face a myriad of challenges to secure funding."

Numerous organizations seek grant funding to allow them to achieve their operational objectives for the betterment of their community and the world at large. However, applicants for grant funding often face a myriad of challenges that include the following:

1) Difficult and time-consuming grant application processes

- Applicants must perform much research to identify potential grant sources
-Grant administrators must expend significant resources to evaluate the applicant’s operations, needs & 
probability of projected outcomes
- Applicants often apply to grant sources without meeting the necessary fund requirements
- Applicants require specialized expertise and extensive time to collect the necessary data to submit fully complete applications

2) Limited eligibility and high competition for scarce funds

- Grant funds can be limited due to irregular donor contributions and lower investment returns
- Complex sets of rules exclude many organizations that may otherwise be eligible for funding
- Funding sources often change priorities annually therefore limiting the availability of funding for specific needs 
- Multiple organizations are competing against each other for a diminishing pool of funds due to slow economic growth

3) Barriers to funding due to expenses and cash flow constraints

- Funding may require certain activities to be included in the project, which can increase an organization's expenses
- Approval process for funding can be lengthy, requiring many query sessions
- Funding is often provided on a reimbursement basis, which can strain an organization’s working capital

4) Local politics and bureaucracy creates an uneven playing field

- Awards may be encumbered with regulation and red tape
- Approvals may be subject to political bias   

Clearly, a new approach is needed in order to build the capacity of organizations, especially SMEs which represent the cornerstone of the global economy.

 

THE SOLUTION

AxioGrant is the required foundation to empower a smart e–grant matrix providing a direct dynamic link for SMEs to the services of funding institutions in key targeted areas.”

AxioGrant is an entirely new e-grant experience that provides grants to SMEs for capacity building.

It has the exclusive rights to administer the vast level of annual funding (USD 1 trillion by 2030) derived from the Multi-Dimensional Digital Economy Application System (MDDEAS), which provides the tools and roadmap for businesses to reach operating excellence. As such, the smart e-grant matrix will evaluate grant requests, prioritize the allocation of funds based on applicants achieving operations excellence, and monitor the return on investment (ROI) of grant disbursements based on the performance of grantees.

The AxioGrant smart e-matrix will provide the dynamic scoring level needed to:

Evaluate Grant Requests
Current and historic information gathered throughout the trade pipeline provides funding institutions with the data needed to process grant requests quickly and accurately

Prioritize the Allocation of Funds
Funding decisions are based upon requestors' demonstrated levels of business excellence and the proposed projects' impact on economic, safety or research and development objectives

Monitor the ROI of grant disbursements
- Access real-time data gathered throughout the trade pipeline to track disbursements and monitor actual project performance for each key performance indicator (KPI) included in the grant request proposal

Expedite grant request process
- Grant requestors can provide company-profile data and proposed business plans with a single click

Ensure equal opportunity
- Provide universal access to an online application, administered by a non-profit, neutral body whose members include public, IGOs/NGOs and private sectors organization from around the world.

 

THE BENEFITS

"Broader Eligibility and Funds Availability."

AxioGrant provides a vast level of annual funding (USD 1 trillion by 2030) for qualified recipients through an integrated and seamless method of investing in communities to propagate a sense of hope and provide the tools for self-help.

Streamlined application and approval Process

- Online application through a global platform that allows applicants’ historical information to be automatically populated
- Expedited approval process, with no working capital requirements, due to automation with validated information

Objective management of a single application process

- Holistic evaluation of funding requests by a non-profit, neutral body with member organizations from around the world, thereby offsetting geopolitical and monopolistic concerns
- Objective assessment of program needs considering national and local development strategies and facilitated by the use of national performance dashboards
- Grant funding oriented to tangible solutions for problems as well as knowledge building

“Financial institutions are abandoning SMEs even while policymakers are aware of their significance.”;;“AxioGrant is the required foundation to empower a smart e–grant matrix providing funding institutions a direct dynamic link of their funding services to SMEs in key targeted areas.”;;“Broader eligibility and funds availability”;;

NEW MILLENNIUM STANDARD FOR GROWTH (N-MSG)


THE PROBLEM

“The flow of trade is highly inefficient because shipments and their related information are handled by many parties throughout the length of the trade pipeline.”

In order to address these issues, we must understand that the objective is not the creation of the Digital Economy for its own sake, but the restoration of global economic health. Experts worldwide agree that global trade is a key factor to create sustained economic growth. Thus, we must start with trade in order to nourish the global economy. 
The challenge remains that the flow of trade is highly inefficient because shipments and their related information are handled by many parties throughout the length of the trade pipeline. Making trade more efficient and reducing its cost has the potential to directly affect every household around the world, positively impacting every single human life.

 

THE SOLUTION

"The 21-6-ETEI represents the foundation to understand current trade-efficiency levels and the opportunity to achieve peak performance based on what technology makes possible today."  

These elements have never been quantified or assembled as an interrelated group. The N-MSG brings together, for the first time, the 21st Century Six Elements Trade Efficiency Indicators (21-6-ETEI):
- Integration is defined as the ability to connect all participants involved in the flow of a shipment within a seamless, dynamic information-sharing environment
- Processes are generally defined as the blueprint for how to maximize the use of available tools and manpower to achieve a desired output in a specific vertical environment
- E-Documentation is defined as the creation, storage and transmittal of necessary data related to a shipment or trade participant in purely electronic form
- Tracking & Visibility is defined as the ability to obtain real-time information regarding a shipment’s location and movements
- Competence is achieved when a defined obligation is met on time, with optimal quality and at minimum cost
- Cargo Security is defined as the establishment and uniform practice of policies and procedures that secure the flow of commerce against acts of terrorism

The 21-6-ETEI represents the foundation to understand current trade-efficiency levels and the opportunity to achieve peak performance based on what technology makes possible today.

 

THE BENEFITS

“Peak efficiency creates sustained economic growth”

The 21-6-ETEI represents the foundation in understanding current trade-efficiency levels and the opportunity to achieve peak performance based on what technology makes possible today.

A solid foundation for sustained economic growth, enabling a new era of prosperity around the world, will be created when real-economy participants achieve peak efficiency levels by leveraging the digital economy through the 21-6-ETEI standards.

“The flow of trade is highly inefficient because shipments and their related information are handled by many parties throughout the length of the trade pipeline.”;;"The 21-6-ETEI represents the foundation to understand current trade-efficiency levels and the opportunity to achieve peak performance based on what technology makes possible today.";;“Peak efficiency creates sustained economic growth”;;

GLOBAL SINGLE WINDOW++


THE PROBLEM

“Single windows in cross-border trade represent additional fragmented vertical systems that require non-validated data to be re-entered, leading to errors and incorrect documentation, causing further delays in the clearance of shipments.”

There are many regulatory bodies that require various types of information to carry out their assigned responsibilities. 

Examples of such information include product classification, source of origin, transaction value, certificates of ownership, business licenses, buyer identification, etc. The lack of availability, quality and reliability of such information has created more congestion at our ports, curtailed the level of imports and exports, and placed significant financial burdens on our businesses.

The current focus on the creation of national single windows (NSW) for the electronic submission of cross-border trade related information is a step in the right direction toward speeding the clearance of shipments and increasing the flow-through velocity at our ports. 

The fact remains, though, that much of this information is provided from a single source without the corroboration of other parties. In addition, businesses already exchange the same information between their customers and suppliers, banks, insurance companies and other domestic regulatory bodies. 

The use of single windows represents another fragmented vertical system that requires redundant data to be re-entered, leading to errors and incorrect documentation, causing further delays in the clearance of shipments.
 

THE SOLUTION

“The expansion of the Global Single Window++ scope and functionality introduces a new dimension in global trade”

The GSW++ contributes to trade facilitation beyond expediting goods clearance. The expansion of the GSW++ scope and functionality introduces a new dimension in global trade:

- Optimal value proposition at no cost to the end user,  ensuring rapid adoption
- Offsetting geopolitical, monopolistic and data privacy concerns
- Delivering and sustaining GSW ++ by a trusted network

It is of paramount importance that the scope and structure of the GSW++ incorporate the commercial aspects of the trade industry. This will remedy the single-window challenges and provide tools to create prosperity and security and unleash an unprecedented value proposition to public and private end users worldwide at no cost, which will ensure rapid global adoption.

THE BENEFITS

"A value proposition to all trade participants on local, regional and global level."

There are three main categories in which to optimize the GSW++ value proposition to the public and private sectors, including:

I. New level of efficiency delivering the following:

- Tools and measurable mechanism to reduce the cost of trade and operations
- Expediting and enhancing the proposed benefits of the GSW++ promoted by UNECE, WTO, WCO
- Expanding the GSW++ benefits based on World Bank Logistics 
Performance Index (LPI) standards

II. Securing flow of commerce against cargo terrorism:

- Tools to meet international cargo security mandates with minimal efforts from end users, reducing compliance cost and thus increasing participation
- Provide advance dynamic global cargo visibility validated by multiple parties, thus confirming source of origin, automatically flagging counterfeit
products, and expediting advance clearance with proper customs duties
- Protect international borders and flow of commerce through proven multilayers of cargo security defense

III. Zero cost to the end user:

Today's IT industry business models charge fees which hinder the adoption of technology to manage trade transaction. Therefore, the GSW++ must be available to all end users free of cost yet sustainable by a unique business model to ensure participation by all trade participants.  

“Single windows in cross-border trade represent additional fragmented vertical systems that require redundant data to be re-entered, leading to errors and incorrect documentation, causing further delays in the clearance of shipments.”;;“The expansion of the GSW++ scope and functionality introduces a new dimension in global trade.”;;"A value proposition to all trade participants on local, regional and global level”;;

VOICE OF THE G20 CITIZENS


THE PROBLEM

"Who should define the Digital Economy and where can it deliver the greatest impact?"

The Digital Economy has become more crucial than ever before led by the strong belief that in the current digital era, today’s information technology must be able to help achieve sustained economic growth. In fact, the G20 leaders have adopted the Digital Economy as a key element to foster greater economic prosperity. 

The common theme we are witnessing is that most global experts around the world have introduced their own products and services while attempting to define the Digital Economy. So in other words, providing digital products or services, generating revenue and creating jobs, although important, does not represent the full power of the Digital Economy. 

In brief, the Digital Economy must assist in delivering the G20’s policy directives, by restoring the health of the global Real Economy. By the Real Economy we mean those industries that produce and service the food we eat, the clothes that we wear and the materials to build our cities with emphasis on SMEs, who generate up to 80% of employment in many countries around the world.

 

THE SOLUTION

"By listening directly to the real economy participants at the ground level and analyzing their current efficiency levels it is possible learn what digital tools they need in order to shape the digital economy to increase their efficiency and productivity."

The G20 Nations Case Study is a global diagnostic assessment of trade efficiency involving more than 90 G20 ministries, NGOs/IGOs, academia and private sector experts. The Case Study collected 1.2 million data points across 19 industry clusters and the result were staggering: 90.4%  of trade participants do not have an integrated system and 94.5% have defined the digital tools they need to be more competitive in the global B2B market place.

Listening directly to real-economy participants at the ground level, and analyzing their efficiency levels across all clusters within the supply chains, makes it possible to identify the required digital tools to increase efficiency and productivity.

 

THE BENEFITS

“The G20 Nations Case Study is the first tangible step towards realizing the Digital Economy at no cost to the end user, and renewing prosperity around the world”

The G20 Nations Case Study shows at what point we are at today, in which direction we must head, and, more importantly, shows us how to get there.

This is done by diagnosing and acting on trade-efficiency challenges and leveraging the digital economy through the New Millennium Standard for Growth (MSG).

In doing so, we are able to create a solid foundation for sustained economic growth and a new era of global prosperity.

G20 Nations Case Study

“While monetary, fiscal and trade policies are important, it is incumbent upon policy makers to listen to the voice of the real economy participants on the ground.”;;“By listening directly to the real economy participants at the ground level and analyzing their current efficiency levels it is possible learn what digital tools they need in order to shape the digital economy to increase their efficiency and productivity.”;;“The G20 Nations Case Study is the first tangible step towards realizing the Digital Economy at no cost to the end user, and renewing prosperity around the world.”;;

SOFT INFRASTRUCTURE


THE PROBLEM

"Physical infrastructure takes a long time to build, is highly costly, and has low return on investment and economic growth."

Physical infrastructure provides high levels of employment and provides the physical means to boost trade and transport, which results in faster opening of intra-national and international markets and drives greater levels of efficiency.

The key problem of course is that physical infrastructure takes a long time to build and is highly costly while its return on investment (ROI) rates are low. With that, it is often left up to the governments to fund and build these projects, but governments around the world are struggling with financial deficits and the ability to fund the USD 70 trillion required over the next decade to meet the world’s infrastructure needs.

 

THE SOLUTION

“Deployment of digital Soft Infrastructure provided through the Multi-Dimensional Digital Economy Application system (MDDEAS), will optimize current physical infrastructure, prioritize investments and maximize investors' returns.”

Where do we start when prioritizing infrastructure investments? We must start with digital Soft Infrastructure which has been proven to trigger economic growth. For example, Indonesia, which was once behind the world in telecommunications, significantly grew its local economy by better connecting with their trade partners after rapidly deploying cellular technology. Such a move saw Indonesia leap-frog the USA in terms of communications capability, since U.S. systems were burdened by legacy investments in analog switches and copper wires.
 
Soft infrastructure will provide a self-monitored National Trade Visibility dashboard to ensure the dynamic transparency of real time trade information for public and private stakeholders. This allows the opportunity to optimize present and prioritize future physical infrastructure investments. 

 

THE BENEFITS

"Digital soft infrastructure will minimize standardization. leading to point-to-world integration in a non-intrusive manner and resulting in a new dimension of global data delivered through a global business model sustained by a new USD 6 trillion service market opportunity, thus providing benefits to all."

According to the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index, Singapore and Germany rank among the world’s top five countries in trade efficiency. 
But why are these two countries so successful given the sizable investments of other countries?

The secret behind their success is the use of digital soft infrastructure coupled with physical infrastructure in order to increase trade efficiency, reduce trade costs, increase competitiveness and grow trade. Therefore, the use of digital Soft Infrastructure in trade is essential to optimize economic growth.

“Physical Infrastructure takes a long time to build and is highly costly while its return to investment (ROI) rates are low.”;;“Deployment of digital Soft Infrastructure provided through the Multi-Dimensional Digital Economy Application system (MDDEAS), will optimize current physical infrastructure, prioritize investments and maximize investors returns.”;;“The digital Soft Infrastructure will minimize standardization leading to point to world integration in a non intrusive manner resulting in a new dimension of global data delivered through a global business model sustained by a new USD 6 trillion service market opportunity, providing benefits to all.";;
CORPORATE VIDEOS
E-Hub of the World
Powering the Digital Economy - delivering what the G20 citizens demand
http://www.gcel.net/videos/Ehub-of-the-world-FINAL-(Europe-Russia)-4-May-2018.mp4

Protected by the international community, the E-Hub of the World includes the best and brightest minds from the world’s top technology firms. These firms will unprecedentedly combine their talents under one roof to provide the desperately needed solution to the real economy participants by delivering the Digital Economy Platform.

The Voice of G20 Citizens
94.5% of the G20 citizens want the Digital Economy platform proposed by GCEL
http://www.gcel.net/videos/FInal-SEA-2017-(SD).mp4

In cooperation with 90 G20 ministries, IGOs/NGOs, academia and private sectors experts, GCEL conducted national trade efficiency assessments based on what technology makes it possible today. Following the collection of 1.2 million data points across 19 industry clusters through face to face interviews the results were staggering: 90% of the real economy participants surveyed do not have an integrated system and over 94.5% want the Digital Economy tools proposed by GCEL to reduce their costs, de-risk doing business, expand market reach and ease access to greater financing and insurance.

GCEL Times
75% of the world citizens are committed to Empowering the Digital Economy
http://www.gcel.net/videos/corporate/GCEL_Times_2017-2.mp4

This video is a synopsis of the HumaWealth Program’s members and supporters, including more than 150 countries through their pan-regional organization, 26 IGOs and NGOs, as well as the world’s most prominent firms with 2.7 million manpower serving 60% of the world GDP.

Turkey B20
The 2015 B20 partners with GCEL to keynote the lead panel: “The Digital Revolution: Voice of the G20 Citizens.”
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2015 TURKEY B20 DIGITAL ECONOMY CONFERENCE - ISTANBUL, TURKEY: OCTOBER 2015

A panel of the worlds foremost technology industry executives agreed with the findings of the GCEL G20 Nations Case Study, a diagnostic assessment of how to improve the real economy value stream from shelf to shelf based on what technology makes possible today.

More than 300 technology industry executives attended the 2015 B20 Digital Economy conference in Istanbul, in October 2015. The conference highlighted the importance of the GCEL G20 Nations Case Study, in which 85 percent of the G20 citizens have committed to conduct national assessments as a first step to empower the digital economy.

Singapore
United Nations, ASEAN-BAC and Singapore applaud HumaWealth as a ‘’Big Idea’’ and game changing innovation
http://www.gcel.net/videos/singapore.mp4

GCEL HUMAWEALTH AWARENESS EVENT, SINGAPORE: SEPTEMBER 2010

Singapore, rated among the world's top countries for trade efficiency, hails the HumaWealth program as having the potential to completely change the way in which logistics operations are planned.

At a major HumaWealth awareness event attended by executives from Singapore’s leading finance, insurance and technology companies, officials from the United Nations, ASEAN-Business Advisory Council (BAC) and the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (SICC), the GCEL HumaWealth Program was lauded as a critical initiative to extend trade efficiency throughout Asia and the world.

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
GCEL and ITFC execute MOU and release the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia G20 Nations Case Study Report
http://www.gcel.net/videos/KSA/Ending_sameformat.mp4

KSA G20 NATIONS CASE STUDY REPORT RELEASE / ITFC MOU EVENT, RIYADH: JUNE 13, 2014  

GCEL And ITFC Execute Historic MOU And Release KSA G20 Nations Case Study Report triggering a new Era of Trade Efficiency for OIC Countries.

London
HumaWealth Program the largest project announced at the 9th World Islamic Economic Forum in London
http://www.gcel.net/videos/The_9th_World_Islamic_Economic_Forum_WIEF.mp4

WORLD ISLAMIC ECONOMIC FORUM EVENT, LONDON, OCTOBER 30, 2013

The Islamic Conference for Development of Trade (ICDT) announces a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Global Coalition for Efficient Logistics (GCEL) to transform 57 countries of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to a new digital era projecting USD 1.2 trillion global trade increase.

Announced at the World Islamic Economic Forum event in London in October 2013, the MOU marks a tangible first step to solidify OIC Countries participation in the GCEL global initiative, providing the required 21st century technology tools to deliver increased trade efficiency through a Digital Economy Platform.

The MOU compliments similar partnerships and/or publications between GCEL and pan-regional organizations, including the Organization of American States, African Union, ASEAN-BAC, the Arab League, and Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP).

ESCWA
UN ESCWA embraces HumaWealth to boost Arab Intra-Regional Trade
http://www.gcel.net/videos/escwa.mp4

GCEL HUMAWEALTH AWARENESS EVENT, LEBANON: SEPTEMBER 2012

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (ESCWA), and Lebanese and Tunisian government officials, salute GCEL’s HumaWealth Program for harnessing the power of innovation to create 32 million jobs in the South Med region.

In September 2012, Lebanon’s Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Economy and Trade and GCEL co-convened an awareness event HumaWealth program at the ESCWA headquarters in  Beirut, in partnership with the Arab League.

Former Finance Minister Mohammad Safadi and ESCWA Director of Economic Development H.E. Abdullah Al-Dardari confirmed their commitment to the HumaWealth program that can cut annual MEA trade costs by USD 64 Billion; increase trade with the Euro-Med region by USD 389 Billion, and create 32 million jobs in the South Med.

 

 

India
India and GCEL trigger first steps to Empower the Digital Economy
http://www.gcel.net/videos/india_2.mp4

GCEL HUMAWEALTH AWARENESS EVENT, INDIA: JULY 2010

During the Asia Benchmark Trade Lane Deployment Event in India on June 2012, India’s Minister of Shipping and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) adopt Shipment Efficiency Analysis (SEA) to provide the industry benchmark for Indian businesses to achieve operations excellence and reduce excess annual trade costs by USD 16.5 billion.

The Confederation of Indian Industries and GCEL announced at India’s 10th Annual Logistics Summit how the GCEL HumaWealth Program will empower India’s digital economy.

Both the CII and GCEL have triggered the Shipment Efficiency Analysis (SEA) that is designed to provide a comprehensive assessment of trade practices in India today. The SEA involves the 21st Century six Element Trade Efficiency Indicators (21-6- ETEI) to provide the knowledge and recommendations needed to raise trade performance to its optimal level.

The Indian SEA will include an assessment of 350 public and private sector organizations involved in the supply chain including large, medium and small enterprises across five economic trade zones across the country.

India’s prominent CEO’s from the manufacturing, logistics, finance and technology industries attended the summit that included a keynote address by H.E. G. K. Vasan, India’s Minister of Shipping.

Lebanon
African Union Commission (AUC) forms an alliance with GCEL
http://www.gcel.net/videos/MOU_Lebanon_sameformat.mp4

AU-GCEL MOU SIGNING CEREMONY, LEBANON: APRIL 2012

The African Union Commission and GCEL sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to increase trade efficiency and enhance transparency toward integrating African trade and creating 32 million jobs in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.

The AUC and GCEL joined forces with a signing ceremony of the MOU ceremony between them in Beirut, Lebanon, in April 2012. Both parties recognize that now is the time for Africa to commit to trade efficiency and leverage its natural resources to maximize opportunities for its human capital. They believe this is necessary in order to secure prosperity for Africa’s current and future generations.

His Excellency Dr. Erastus Mwencha, the Deputy Secretary General of the AUC, which represents 1 billion people in 54 states, declared: “This journey we start today is one for which we have waited for some time in Africa.”

 
Tunisia
Tunisian government and private sectors commend HumaWealth Program
http://www.gcel.net/videos/tunis_1_0.mp4

GCEL HUMAWEALTH AWARENESS EVENT, TUNISIA: MARCH 2012

Tunisia recognizes the need for the Digital Economy Platform to replace manual tools in order to increase trade efficiency and to reinforce the economy.

The Global Coalition for Efficient Logistics (GCEL)  co-convened a HumaWealth Awareness Event in Tunis, March 2012, with Tunisia’s Ministry of Industry and Trade, Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Investment and International Co-Operation, along with the Tunisian Union for Commerce, Industry and Handicrafts (UTICA).

HumaWealth will be an important catalyst in connecting Tunisia with growing markets around the world, making the country’s small and medium entities (SMEs)  more profitable and more competitive. It will reduce annual trade costs by USD 1.2 billion, fueling new economic growth and creating two million jobs for its youth and young adults.

Ethiopia
Ethiopian and African Union officials recognize the innovative power of the HumaWealth Program
http://www.gcel.net/videos/ethiopia.mp4

GCEL HUMAWEALTH AWARENESS EVENT, ETHIOPIA: MARCH 2012

The HumaWealth Program addresses Africa’s economic challenges by reducing annual trade costs by USD 28.4 billion, increasing trade and creating millions of jobs, driving sustained economic growth.

The Global Coalition for Efficient Logistics (GCEL) and the African Union co-convened a highly attended HumaWealth Awareness Event at the new African Union Conference Center in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, in March 2012.

Distinguished guests included officials from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and Ministers of Economy and Finance from throughout Africa. The event highlighted how the GCEL HumaWealth Program can accelerate regional integration and boost intra-Africa trade.

Jordan
Jordan confirms HumaWealth as the roadmap for job creation & sustained economic growth
http://www.gcel.net/videos/jordan.mp4

GCEL HUMAWEALTH AWARENESS EVENT, JORDAN: FEBRUARY 2012

The Jordanian government and the trade associations acclaim the HumaWealth Program’s solid roadmap to meet the economic ambitions and aspirations of the Arab world youth.

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and its trade associations, along with Global Coalition for Efficient Logistics (GCEL), co-convened a HumaWealth Awareness Event in Jordan, in February 2012.  During the event,  the GCEL Global Initiative was hailed as the key to trade expansion and serves as a positive signal to young people seeking work.

His Excellency Sami Gammoh, Minister of Industry and Trade, stated that the GCEL program will enhance inter-Arab trade and Arab trade with the world. H.E. Dr. Mohammed Halaika, Head of the International Affairs Committee, Jordanian Parliament, said, “Initiatives like this send a message to the generations that are searching for work opportunities.”


 
Turkey
Turkey declares HumaWealth Program to spark global economic growth through innovation
http://www.gcel.net/videos/turkey_in_breif.mp4

GCEL HUMAWEALTH AWARENESS EVENT, TURKEY: NOVEMBER 2011

Turkey’s fiscal and monetary authorities emphasize HumaWealth Program’s innovation to reduce the global annual trade cost by USD 700 billion, increase trade by USD 1.2 trillion and to create 100 million jobs.

His Excellency Mehmet Simsek, Turkey’s Minister of Finance, was the keynote speaker at the GCEL HumaWealth Awareness Event, held in Turkey in November 2011, and co-convened by many of Turkey’s leading public and private sector groups, including the Ministry of Finance, the Central Bank of Turkey and the Participation Banks Association of Turkey. It was also co-convened by the Arab League and the Union of Arab Banks (UAB).

Speaking to public officials and leading executives from Turkey’s finance, insurance and technology companies in Ankra, His Excellency Simsek welcomed an important initiative because, “we need to continuously focus on how to do things better.”

Cyprus
Development Banks & GCEL launch strategic collaboration for SME prosperity
http://www.gcel.net/videos/cyprus.mp4

GCEL HUMAWEALTH AWARENESS EVENT, CYPRUS: APRIL 2011

The Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia & the Pacific (ADFIAP), representing 120 development banks, and GCEL co-convened a HumaWealth Awareness Event in Cyprus, in April 2011.

They announced the establishment of the Global SME Fund to finance SMEs and infrastructure development and the release of a joint ADFIAP-GCEL publication entitled, ‘Tools and Roadmap for SME Prosperity in the 21st Century.’ In addition, a joint ADFIAP-GCEL communiqué was issued, committing to assist SMEs worldwide through GCEL’s HumaWealth Program and its concomitant projects, including a global SME fund.

 
Malaysia
Malaysia welcomes the use of innovative technology and strategies to connect businesses globally
http://www.gcel.net/videos/malaysia.mp4

GCEL HUMAWEALTH AWARENESS EVENT, MALAYSIA - OCTOBER 2010

Malaysia, the world’s number one Islamic country in trade and one of the top 10 most competitive nation , commits to HumaWealth innovation as the cornerstone for sustained economic growth.

The Global Coalition for Efficient Logistics (GCEL) global initiative received unqualified support at a HumaWealth Awareness Event in Malaysia, which took place on October 2010. 

Trade and technology experts representing the government of Malaysia, the Malay International Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MICCI), the Kuala Lumpur Malay Chamber of Commerce (KLMCC), the Business Continuity Management Institute (BCM Institute)  and the Multimedia Development Corporation, emphasized the perfect synchronicity between the GCEL global initiative and Malaysia’s role as the leading Islamic country in international trade.

 

Dubai
The Union of Arab Banks and Banque du Liban encourage participation in a new USD 5 trillion market opportunity
http://www.gcel.net/videos/dubai_7.mp4

MEDIA ECONOMIC FORUM, DUBAI: SEPTEMBER 2010

The United Arab Banks (UAB), the largest Arab banking association with 340-member banks, headquartered in Lebanon, pledges, during the Media Economic Forum in Dubai, in September 2010,  to promote the GCEL global initiative to benefit Arab Banks and enhance commercial and investment opportunities.

Furthermore, officials from the UAB and Banque du Liban (BDL), the Central Bank of Lebanon,  acknowledged that the program can reduce global annual trade costs by USD 700 Billion and provide a new USD 5 Trillion market opportunity for the financial institutions  in the Middle East and Africa (MEA).

 
Vietnam
ASEAN-Business Advisory Council makes connectivity in trade a priority for Vietnam and the ASEAN region
http://www.gcel.net/videos/vietnam.mp4

GCEL HUMAWEALTH AWARENESS EVENT, VIETNAM: AUGUST 2010

Thirty CEOs from 10 countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) convene in Vietnam in August 2010 to applaud the HumaWealth Program’s reduction of trade costs by 30 percent and business operating costs by 15 percent.

Dr. Doan Duy Khuong, Chairman of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC), keynoted the HumaWealth Awareness Event, held in Danang, Vietnam, in August 2010.

The event highlighted how the HumaWealth Program will create a 21st century pipeline for global commerce, connecting businesses nationally, regionally and globally.

It was during a subsequent event, held during the 2010 ASEAN Business and Investment Summit in Hanoi when the ASEAN HumaWealth Program was presented by GCEL and ASEAN-BAC to ASEAN Ministers and leaders as part of an overall emphasis on growing trade and making SMEs more competitive, that Dr. Khuong said to the ASEAN-BAC: “Received full support for all that we [GCEL] suggested.”

 

India
India advocates for GCEL's Digital Economy Platform
http://www.gcel.net/videos/india.mp4

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), which includes leading technology firms, praises the Global Coalition for Efficient Logistics (GCEL)  Innovative, open standard global trading platform bringing the entire supply chain into one global market.

GCEL and CII hosted a HumaWealth Awareness Event in Mumbai, India, in July 2010.  The event was attended by officials from the Reserve Bank of India, the Ministry of Industries, the Ministry of Shipping, and the Ministry of Transport, as well as executives from India’s finance, insurance and technology sectors.

The CII, and the technology firms under its umbrella, declared strong support for the GCEL Global Digital Economy Platform, which has the ability to spur economic growth and provide India’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with a competitive edge in global markets.

Indonesia
Indonesia welcomes USD 5 trillion market opportunity for financial institutions
http://www.gcel.net/videos/indonesia_3.mp4

GCEL HUMAWEALTH AWARENESS EVENT, INDONESIA: 2010

Bank Indonesia (BI), the Central Bank of the Republic of Indonesia, and the National Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KADIN) state that GCEL’s soft infrastructure is vital for its economy.

In his keynote speech at the HumaWealth Awareness Event, held in Jakarta in 2010, Bank Indonesia’s Deputy Governor Mr. Muliaman D. Hadad announced: “A New Era of 21st century trade efficiency.”

Indonesia, a G20 member, welcomed the GCEL program as a critical spark to its economy, as well as its USD 5 trillion market opportunity for financial institutions.

Mr. Adi Putra Tahir, Chairman of KADIN, noted the HumaWealth initiative was of great importance for Indonesia’s finance, insurance and technology industries.

NEWS
June 19, 2017 - Qingdao
Digital Economy embraced by Asia - Europe Meeting (ASEM) High Level Forum on Digital Connectivity in Qingdao China

Following an official invitation from the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and the China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC), the Global Coalition for Efficient Logistics (GCEL) presented its Global Digital Economy Initiative to 600 delegates attending the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) High Level Forum on Digital Connectivity in Qingdao, China on June 19-20, 2017.

China’s Vice Premier of the State Council, His Excellency Wang Yang, delivered the keynote address.

Established in 1996, ASEM is an intergovernmental process that aims at fostering political, economic, social dialogue and cooperation between Asia and Europe. Presently it comprises 30 European and 21 Asian countries, the European Union (EU) and the ASEAN Secretariat.

The presentation by GCEL was well received since it was noted that we should not pursue digitalization for digitalization sake but to achieve sustainable economic growth. The starting point for a global solution must begin by digitizing the global value chains within the global 140 trillion business-to-business market place that is projected to reach USD 312 trillion by 2025.

Since trade is important for national security of all nations, not one organization, country or region can deploy a global digital trade solution due to monopolistic, geopolitical and data privacy concerns. We must all be part of the solution.


 
November 3, 2016 - Beijing
GCEL presents "Implementable Policy Formula" at G20 Business Forum on Innovation during G20 Ministers session

During China’s 2016 G20 Science, Technology and Innovation Ministers Meeting, the G20 Business Forum on Innovation was co-held by China’s Ministry of Science and Technology, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC) in Beijing on November 3, 2016.

China’s Vice Minister of Science and Technology, Wang Zhigang; 2016 B20 Chairman, Jiang Zengwei; and Argentina’s Minister of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, Mr. Lino Baraňao, provided the opening remarks.

Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, GCEL Asia Advisory Board Chairman and former ASEAN Secretary General, received a special invitation to present the GCEL Digital Economy Initiative before more than 200 entrepreneurs, experts and scholars from G20 members and guest countries.

Dr. Pitsuwan illustrated the GCEL Implementable Policy Formula to bridge the gap of diminishing trust between policy leaders and the citizens they represent, and towards achieving sustainable economic growth.

Key elements of the formula included:
1) The digital economy as the common denominator to implement good policy
2) The G20 Nations Case Study representing the ‘Voice of the G20 Citizens’ who have defined the digital tools required to be more competitive in the global market place
3) The commitment by the world’s leading technology firms to deliver the digital tools that the citizen’s demand.

October 24, 2016 - New Delhi
India's Union Ministries strategize with GCEL towards establishing the E-Hub of the World in India

With the support of India’s Prime Minister’s office and the coordination by India's National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog), GCEL convened, on October 24, a joint strategic session, involving the Secretaries from several prominent ministries, to initiate the process for establishing the E-Hub of the World in India.  

The attending ministries included the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, the Ministry of Shipping, the Department of Higher Education under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, the Ministry of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the Ministry of External Affairs, Industrial Policy and Promotion, and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

The Secretaries discussed the global leadership opportunity for establishing the E-Hub of the World and the deployment of new cutting edge 21st century technology to increase the competiveness of Indian business worldwide.  

In line with its emphasis on technology leadership, the Ministry of Electronics & IT was designated to lead the Digital Economy implementation activities on behalf of the Union Ministries.

September 26, 2016 - New Delhi
National Institution for Transforming India embraces Digital Economy to achieve national objectives

On Sepetmber 26, 2017, in New Delhi, the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) convened strategic sessions with GCEL related to the potential establishment of the E-Hub of the World in India.  The E-Hub of the World is a technology center of excellence that will oversee the commercialization, deployment, maintenance, and enhancement of the Digital Economy Platform to be governed by an innovative public body, a renowned academic institution, and an expert technology firm in cooperation the world's leading 12 technology companies.  

NITI Aayog is the premier policy “Think Tank” of the Government of India, providing the strategic direction for the country. The deployment of the digital economy is synergistic with India’s objectives of 'Make in India,'  'Skill India,' and 'Digital India'.

India, being the Silicon Valley of the East, was the first G20 Nation to conduct the G20 Nations Case Study, a diagnostic assessment of trade efficiency based on what technology makes possible today.

The India Shipment Efficiency Assessment (SEA) was the first step to deploy the digital economy and included the participation of India’s Ministry of Shipping, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Indian Institute of Management Udaipur (IIMU).  The assessment included recommendations from the trade participants at the ground level to implement new digital tools to reduce trade costs, ease access of finance, and increase international trade.  

It was agreed that NITI Aayog would lead the process to engage the Union Ministries towards furthering the establishment of the E-Hub in India.

August 26, 2016 - Hyderabad
India's Telangana State executes preliminary agreements to host the E-Hub of the World

In recognition of the immense power of the digital economy to reenergize the global economy, the Telangana State Ministry of Information Technology, Electronics, and Communications executed a preliminary Public Partner Agreement, on August 26, 2016, towards hosting the E-Hub of the World in Hyderabad.  The E-Hub is designed to include a secure world-class Tier-4 data center operation occupying more than 100 acres—with 5,000 personnel initially and projected to grow to 50,000 by 2030.

Telangana State already hosts operations of the world’s top 10 technology firms that, upon selection through an equal opportunity process, would serve on the E-Hub Technology Governance Board for the development and enhancement of the MDDEAS® Applications, as well as Gateways, to connect the trade participants to the digital platform.  

The E-Hub of the World is a team comprised of an innovative Public Partner, a world class Technology Partner, and an Academic Partner—collectively called the E-Hub of the World Core Triangle. The Public Partner is a visionary government entity that provides a world-class location and ensures the implementation of policies to warrant continuous access of the MDDEAS® by the world’s trade community, under the protection of the international community.

July 1, 2016 - Hyderabad
India's top technology firms sign initial agreements for selection to deploy the Digital Economy Platform

India’s technology industry has enthusiastically welcomed the opportunity to lead a new wave of technological innovation delivered by the MDDEAS®.   Recognizing the ability to generate a significant new source of revenues from under-commercialized regions around the world, three of India’s top technology firms signed on July 1, 2016,  initial agreements for selection as either the E-Hub Technology Partner or as a Technology Gateway.

The E-Hub Technology Partner will deliver a world class service via a SaaS cloud environment—spanning the digital commerce, finance, insurance, and logistics industries.  This partner will also oversee the establishment and maintenance of the data centers around the world as well as collaborate with the world’s 12 leading technology firms that will serve on the E-Hub Technology Governance Board to commercialize and continuously enhance the core system.  

These 12 leading firms will also act as Technology Gateways that will connect the trade participants to the MDDEAS® via seamless integration of existing vertical systems or via portal-in for those trade participants without a system.  

These firms will have a new market opportunity projected to reach nearly USD 400 billion by 2030.

June 27, 2016 - Bangalore
GCEL discusses E-Hub Academic Partner opportunity with Indian institutes

GCEL presented to several academic institutions throughout India the opportunity for selection on an equal opportunity basis as the exclusive Academic Partner of the E-Hub of the World.  

A qualified Academic Partner is expected to engage in global activities of research, education and outreach that include partnerships with other leading, global universities. It will also be ranked highly among global universities according to third-party studies including the ability to integrate critical scientific and technical research efforts spanning technology and cyber infrastructure as well logistics and supply chain management.

Since the E-Hub Academic Partner will represent the interests of its sector on a global basis, it must meet the highest global standards of excellence and achievement.

May 31, 2016 - Paris
The Digital Economy is a key crosscutting theme at the 2016 B20 China Second Joint Taskforce meeting held in Paris at the OECD

The B20 2016 China Second Joint Taskforce Meeting held in Paris, France, on May 31, 2016, in association with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) re-emphasized the significance of an empowered digital economy to increase global trade and rebalance the global economy.

GCEL’s interventions at the Trade and Investment Taskforces included how the digitization of trade can de-risk doing business by reducing the fragmentation and inefficiency of supply chains, which in turn will support the ratification of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) and trigger increased global trade.

GCEL’s recommendations at the SME Development Taskforce included the adoption of a Digital Economy Platform providing new digital tools to SMEs allowing them to reduce trade costs, ease access to financing and better connect with global markets. The tenants of a digital platform are that no country, region, or organization shall control such a platform since trade is of national security importance to any single nation.  

Accordingly, GCEL cited that a Digital Economy Platform must be deployed by a Public -Private Partnership to offset geopolitical and monopolistic concerns. In this regard, GCEL announced the need for a Global Data Security Standard involving a multi-layered mechanism to safeguard the privacy and security of trade information.

April 13, 2016 - Mexico City
Latin America's second largest economy focuses on the power of the Digital Economy

GCEL held a series of strategic sessions in Mexico City on April 13, 2016, with leading public and private sector officials to initiate the Mexico Trade Efficiency Assessment, representing the first step towards the deployment of the Digital Economy Platform to boost international trade.   

The Mexican delegation included representatives from the National Confederation of Chambers of Commerce (CONCANACO), the Confederation of Industrial Chambers of Mexico (CONCAMIN), the Employers Confederation of the Mexican Republic (COPARMEX), the Confederation of Custom Brokers Associations of the Republic of Mexico (CAAAREM), the Mexican Business Council for Foreign Trade, Investment and Technology (COMCE),  Mexico’s Ministry of Finance,  Ministry of Economy, and the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM).

Nearly 83 percent of Mexico’s exports are to the USA and Canada, high income countries that are challenged by low birth rates and aging populations, thereby threatening the future growth of Mexican exports.  

The adoption of new digital tools to increase efficiency and transparency, reduce trade costs, and gain greater access to new foreign markets will provide Mexico the ability to diversify its international trade towards achieving sustainable economic growth.

April 12, 2016 - Doha
GCEL advocates Digital Tools at no cost for SMEs at the 12th Annual Meeting of INSME 2016 in Doha

In recognition of the Global Coalition for Efficient Logistics (GCEL) Digital Economy proposal and the value that this would bring to SMEs, GCEL, an INSME Sustaining Member, was invited to the 12th Annual Meeting of the International Network for Small and Medium Enterprises (INSME 2016), held in Doha, Qatar on April 12-14, 2016.

The Global Coalition for Efficient Logistics delivered three separate engagements with other members of INSME, consolidating its reputation as a strong advocate for innovative solutions for SMEs and having a focus on action and implementation. GCEL provides the roadmap and the tools to define and deliver the real Digital Economy toward greater SME prosperity.

First, GCEL led a roundtable meeting titled “The Voice of the G20 Citizens and the Tools that SMEs Demand from the Digital Economy in Order to Increase Their Efficiency and Productivity”.

Second, Dr. Surin Pitsuwan addressed the INSME General Assembly. His speech focused on the opportunities provided to SMEs through the Empowered Digital Economy and the creation of a global USD 1 trillion SME fund.

Third, Tan Sri Abdul Rahman Mamat gave the keynote address at the NSME Gala Dinner. He spoke of the endorsement by the B20/G20 and the global consensus advocating the importance of the Digital Economy toward achieving sustainable economic growth, the results to date of the G20 Nations Case Study, and the commitment from the technology industry to implement GCEL policy for an empowered digital economy. He also emphasized the benefits to SMEs and the creation of a recurring USD 1 trillion SME fund.

March 24, 2016 - Ottawa
Canada's public and private sectors trigger Shipment Efficiency Assessment with GCEL to increase global competitiveness

On March 24, 2016, the Global Coalition for Efficient Logistics (GCEL) and the Business Council of Canada formally initiated the Canada Shipment and Trade Efficiency Assessment (SEA) at the Council’s headquarters in Ottawa, Canada.

The Business Council of Canada is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization comprising chief executive officers of major Canadian corporations that collectively administer CAD 4.5 trillion in assets with a workforce totaling more than 1.4 million people.

The attending the case study team included officials from Global Affairs Canada (GAC), the C.D. Howe Institute, the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers (CSCB), the International Federation of Customs Brokers Associations (IFCBA), the Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters (I.E Canada), and the Supply Chain Management Association.

Since the 2008 global financial crisis, the Canadian economy has seen a modest return to growth as it remains challenged by volatile oil prices, sensitivity to the Eurozone crisis, and higher-than-normal unemployment rates. In order to diversify exports, the federal government and many Canadian industries have expanded trade with growing Asian markets.

With one of the world’s highest levels of internet access in the world, Canada’s focus on digitizing its supply chains to improve trade efficiency will provide the foundation to increase its exports and generate millions of new jobs.


 

March 11, 2016 - Beijing
China embraces digital innovation and launches national trade efficiency assessment

Leading industry associations in China convened in Beijing on March 11, 2016,  to launch the GCEL China G20 Nations Case Study as the first step to deploy the Digital Economy Platform toward achieving greater trade efficiency and reduce trade costs.

Led by the executive director of the City Logistics Research Centre of China, the assessment team members included the National Development and Reform Commission, the Institute of Comprehensive Transportation Development Strategy Research, the China Supply Chain Financial League, the Express Branch of China Communications and Transportation Association, the Beijing Jiaotong University, and the School of Traffic and Transport.

According to the Nielsen Company’s China Logistics Industry Outlook, China’s logistics expenditures have doubled in the past five years, rising from USD 900 billion in 2009 to approximately USD 1.8 trillion in 2014. This increase has been driven by greater domestic consumption, expanding global exports, and the growth of e-commerce, requiring more efficient logistics throughout its economy.

As of 2014, China was ranked 28th in the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index. Its logistics costs represent 18% of GDP, the average logistics spending in the rest of Asia is 12.8 percent. In recognition of its position as the world’s leading manufacturer, China’s industries are committed to adopting new digital tools to maintain their global competitiveness in trade.

January 26, 2016 - Beijing
GCEL re-appointed to 2016 China B20 Task Forces, highlighting the importance of the Digital Economy to sustain global economic growth

Following its advocacy during the 2015 Turkey B20 resulting in the digital economy becoming a key policy directive of the 2015 G20 Leaders Communique, GCEL was re-appointed to five 2016 China B20 Task Forces on January 26, 2016. Through GCEL’s interventions during the 2015 Turkey B20 Task Force sessions, the Digital Economy was identified to impact 17 out of 25 key 2015 Turkey B20 recommendations to the G20 Leaders

At the B20 2015 China Kick-Off session in Beijing, the B20 leaders took forward the Digital Economy momentum that had started in Turkey, recognizing the importance of digital innovation to boost global trade. Consequently, the Digital Economy was established as a key objective of the Trade, Employment, Infrastructure, and SME Task Forces.

During the general plenary and panel sessions, notable interventions from public and private sector leaders acknowledged the significant importance of the Digital Economy as the enabler for achieving global economic growth. The B20 2016 China Sherpa, H.E. Yu Ping, also agreed that the implementation of the Digital Economy recommendations from 2015 B20 Turkey was an important policy focus requiring implementation to rebalance the global economy.

November 14, 2015 - Antalya
The Digital Economy is a key policy recommendation at the 2015 B20 Turkey Summit

The Digital Economy was among several key policy recommendations set forth at the 2015 B20 Summit in Antalya to support the G20 leaders in their ongoing mission to implement structural reforms and to ensure strong, sustainable, and balanced growth.
Thorough GCEL’s interventions on 5 Taskforces (Trade, Infrastructure & Investment, Financing Growth, Employment, and SMEs & Entrepreneurship), GCEL contributed thoughtful and considerable policy recommendations through documentation, analysis, and active engagement.

The B20 recommendations to the G20 Leaders included the development and adoption of a comprehensive digital environment for customs procedures and cross-border automated clearance systems in all G20 countries through public-private collaboration.
In addition, the recommendations cited the need to increase youth employment and female labor-force participation as well as to make data on SME creditworthiness more transparent and available so that various finance tools that reduce risks associated with SME lending can be used effectively.

These recommendations directly align with GCEL’s global Digital Economy initiative to digitize global trade that will create greater trade efficiency, reduce trade costs, ease access to finance, and increase global trade—thereby creating millions of jobs in the manufacturing, agriculture, and service industries throughout the high, mid, and low income countries.

November 5, 2015 - Paris
France industry associations and academia commence diagnostic assessment of Digital Tools required to drive trade growth

With the objective to address the challenges facing sustainable trade growth, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) of France International hosted the commencement of the France National Shipment and Trade Efficiency Assessment (SEA) at its headquarters in Paris. The CCI of France is responsible for representing the interests of 32,000 commercial, industrial, and service companies.

Attending members of the France SEA team also included the Movement of the Enterprises of France (MEDEF), ACSEL - French Association for Digital Economy, and ESCP Europe.  MEDEF is is the largest employer federation in France and ASCEL is the French hub for digital transformation. ESCP Europe is the world’s oldest business school considered to be one of the best business schools in Europe and in the world.

GCEL and the team members reviewed the SEA scope, survey methodology, and the survey process, which aim to identify the digital tools required within the France global value chains in order to reach new levels of transparency and efficiency across all economic zones within the country.  It is projected that by deploying new digital tools, France will decrease its trade costs by USD 3.67 billion and increase trade by USD 15.83 billion.

October 6, 2015 - Istanbul
The 2015 Turkey B20 partners with GCEL to present "The Voice of the G20 Citizens" at the B20 Digital Economy conference

GCEL led the keynote panel at the first ever B20 Digital Economy Conference in Istanbul - The Third Wave: Digital Economy and The Industrial Internet. The conference included more than 300 technology industry executives who will be invited by GCEL via an RFP to participate in a new USD 400 billion market opportunity to deliver the Digital Economy based on what the world’s citizens demand.

GCEL’s Co-Chairman Captain Samuel Salloum headed a distinguished panel of technology experts from Wipro Technologies, eBay, Intel, PayPal, Vestel, and Boeing. The panelists agreed that we must listen to the voice of the real economy participants at the ground level to determine the Digital Economy tools they need.  

The panel also presented the results to date of GCEL’s G20 Nations Case Study along with the Turkey Shipment and Trade Efficiency Assessment—the first in Europe—that was completed in cooperation with TUSIAD, three Turkish ministries, and the Nielsen Company.

So far, 40% of the G20 citizens surveyed through the G20 Nations Case Study have defined what the Digital Economy should look like. The benefits from digitizing global trade include USD 3.7 trillion in annual trade cost reduction, USD 7.7 trillion in trade increase, and the creation of nearly 300 million new jobs.

October 2, 2015 - Tokyo
Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry kicks off Japan's Shipment and Trade Efficiency Assessment

The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a network of organizations comprising 1.3 million Japanese businesses, met with GCEL in Tokyo, on October 2 2015, to kick off the Japan Shipment and Trade Efficiency Assessement (SEA) ​to identify the digital tools needed to boost Japanese exports worldwide.

Japan is the world’s third largest economy, yet its economic growth has been nominal and is forecasted to be below 1% during the next several years. Faced with an aging population and sluggish demand, Japan seeks to improve its trade efficiency, connect better with foreign markets, and grow trade with the middle and low-income countries.

Trade costs in the middle and low-income countries are nearly two to three times higher than those in the high-income countries. The use of new digital tools by middle and low-income countries to increase their trade efficiency and transparency as well as reduce trade costs will de-risk doing business with high income countries. Such digital tools will contribute to triggering more investment and will ease access to finance for the middle and low-income countries, thereby increasing their purchasing power, resulting in the ability for high income countries to increase their exports of high value products and services.

It is projected that by deploying new digital tools, Japan will decrease trade costs by USD 43.81 billion and increase trade by USD 32.31 billion.

 

September 8, 2015 - Rome
INSME and GCEL execute collaboration agreement to foster SME growth through the Digital Economy

The International Network for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (INSME) and GCEL executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), on September 8, 2015, establishing a fruitful collaboration to provide tangible digital solutions to create greater prosperity for SMEs. The MOU was signed by Mr. Andrea Di Anselmo, INSME President and Mr. Gregory Bird, GCEL’s Deputy Secretary-General.

INSME is a not-for-profit association whose mission is to stimulate transnational cooperation as well as public and private partnerships in the fields of innovation and technology transfer to SMEs.

Recognizing the overriding need to secure a brighter economic future for SMEs globally, both parties seek to energize trade for SMEs through the adoption of a comprehensive and innovative economic development program that will boost trade efficiency, expand trade and market opportunities, create a substantial number of new jobs, and increase business opportunities for SMEs with the rest of the world, leading to a sustained economic growth.

GCEL’s HumaWealth Program includes the deployment of a Digital Economy Platform that will deliver an environment permitting the dynamic validation of trade information, allowing the creation of the smart e-Finance matrix, and providing the dynamic scoring levels needed to expand trade finance for SMEs.

September 6, 2015 - Amman
GCEL executes MOU with the Islamic Development Bank in Jordan

On September 6, 2015, GCEL and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), through the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), executed an MOU as the first step in the process for the IDB to become a member of the Governance of the Integrated Digital Economy (GIDE) Board of Directors (BOD).

The GIDE is comprised of the largest Development Financial Institutions that will govern and monitor the operations of the AxioMark (e-Commerce), AxioFin (e-finance), and AxioIn (e-Insurance) platforms, which will serve as the sustainability engine of the Digital Economy.

GCEL also developed a three-step process in conjunction with ITFC to engage other development banks to join the GIDE BOD.

ITFC and GCEL concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on June 6, 2014 for collaboration on the HumaWealth Program through the deployment of the Digital Economy Platform and Benchmark Trade Lanes (BTL) in order to enhance the efficiency and security of trade and sustained economic growth of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Member States.

September 3, 2015 - Ankara
2015 Turkey B20 Conference highlights the power of the Digital Economy

On September 3, 2015, the 2015 Turkey B20 Conference was held in Ankara, where business leaders convened to deliberate on how to reenergize the global economy. Captain Samuel Salloum, the Co-Chairman of GCEL, joined a distinguished panel of leading business executives from Accenture, World Economic Forum, Alibaba Group, Vodafone, Vestel, and the OECD. The executives discussed “Policies in the Digital Era: How to Best Use Technology to Reshape the Global Economy,” where Captain Salloum introduced the three foundations of the ‘Implementable Policy Formula’ that can facilitate sustainable economic growth.

First, is identifying the common denominator among policies that can drive positive economic results. In fact, the Digital Economy has impacted 17 out of 25 key B20 policy recommendations. Second, the real economy participants must validate the policy benefits, which have been echoed through GCEL’S G20 Nations Case Study, where 90% of the respondents want new digital tools to do a better job. Finally, following this validation, the capable industry must commit to deliver the required solution. To this end, the world’s leading 26 technology firms have executed strategic agreements to deliver upon the policy makers’ recommendations and implement the new digital tools demanded by the real economy participants.

As such, an Empowered Digital Economy that digitizes our trade and that represents the best means to use technology to reshape the Global Economy gained wide recognition.

August 28, 2015 - Beirut
Union of Arab Bank's Economic Assessment for MEA Region complementary to B20 Digital Economy recommendations

On August 28, 2015, High level officials from the MEA region’s most prominent banking associations, representing more than 350 financial institutions, presided over the release of the Union of Arab Bank’s (UAB) Economic Assessment report in Beirut, Lebanon. The officials discussed how the implementation of its recommendation can be achieved through the Digital Economy.

A key observation from the report was the paucity of inter-Arab trade and the Arab region’s strong international trade with G20 nations. While improved inter-Arab trade is a key recommendation, the report acknowledged that with its vast market potential, the Arab region requires even greater economic alignment with the G20 nations.

As a member of five 2015 B20 Task Forces, GCEL provided an analysis noting that all of the Arab region’s economic report recommendations closely aligned with the draft B20 recommendations. Moreover, 17 of 25 key B20 draft recommendations were identified as being impacted by the Digital Economy.

The Digital Economy will significantly drive new levels of real economic growth globally, resulting in a USD 5.5 trillion market opportunity in the fields of e-commerce, e-finance, and e-insurance while creating over 300 million jobs globally.

March 5, 2015 - Istanbul
UAB and GCEL execute strategic agreement to drive new global USD 5 trillion digital financial services market

The Union of Arab Banks (UAB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with GCEL at the 5th Arab-Turkish Economic Dialogue (UAB G20/B20 Conference) in Istanbul on March 5, 2015. This MOU triggers a new USD 5 trillion financial services market opportunity through empowering the Digital Economy Platform (DEP).

The MOU was signed by Mr. Wissam Fattouh, UAB Secretary General and Tan Sri Abdul Rahman Mamat, GCEL Asia Chairman on behalf of Captain Samuel Salloum, GCEL Co-Chairman. This MOU was signed in the presence of the Acting Undersecretary of Treasury and G20 Turkey Finance Deputy, H.E. Mr. Cavit Dagdas and the President of the Islamic Development Bank Group, H.E. Dr. Ahmed Mohamed Ali. The MOU also provides for the UAB to join the Integrated Digital Economy Advisory Board alongside regional banking associations from Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

The DEP environment includes optimally performing levels of e-Commerce, e-Finance, e-Insurance, and e-Logistics, encompassing the pillars of global trade, as well as e-Grants that will drive real economic integration unleashing under commercialized and under financed markets throughout the world. This mutual cooperation is designed to implement the required roadmap to make trade more efficient by using 21st Century technology. In addition, the empowered Digital Economy can create national trade visibility to maximize logistics physical infrastructure investment returns by providing dynamic information regarding current and future trade volumes, and new tools to efficiently manage resources to avoid shipment bottlenecks, and to optimize existing logistics infrastructure and prioritize future investments.

August 4, 2014 - Canberra
ACCI and GCEL sign MOU to deploy the Digital Economy through the HumaWealth Program

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) and GCEL executed a landmark MOU, on August 4, 2014, solidifying Australia’s leadership in empowering the Digital Economy through GCEL’s HumaWealth Program. ACCI CEO Kate Carnell and GCEL Co-Chairman Captain Samuel Salloum signed the Agreement at Australia’s Parliament House. Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, the Asia Logistics Council Advisory Board Chairman and ASEAN Secretary-General from 2008 to 2012, and the former Thailand Foreign Minister witnessed the MOU signing along with other international officials.

The MOU followed the official launch of the Australia Trade Efficiency Assessment with government and private sector experts, who will perform a diagnostic evaluation of Australia’s trade practices against what technology makes possible today. The assessment will provide recommendations of how the use of digital tools will reduce Australia’s trade costs, increase trade, and create jobs. Furthermore, the Digital Economy will contribute towards achieving the goals of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as well as Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

Ms. Carnell stated that the ACCI was pleased to join GCEL’s global public -private sector-led initiative to reduce international trade costs, leading to enormous economic growth and job creation. The 18-month HumaWealth Program will empower the Digital Economy by delivering a new era of integrated e-commerce, e-finance, e-insurance, e-logistics, and e-grants to achieve greater levels of trade efficiency.

PUBLICATIONS
The Voice of the G20 Citizens Report
This diagnostic assessment of trade efficiency was prepared by 90 G20 government ministries, IGOs/NGOs, academia, and private sector experts. The results yielded: 90.4% of trade participants have no integrated system & 94.5% want the DEP
The Birth of a New 21st Century Industry
The Digital Economy is now the common denominator of G20 policy directives towards achieving sustainable economic growth. This new industry is projected to reach USD 5.2 trillion, more than twice the size of the world's oil and gold production. 
Uncontrollable Challenges
The starting point towards implementing a real economic solution lies in the recognition that powerful demographic trends are tearing at the heart of our global economy. The high-mid-low income countries must connect in a smarter way.
Implementable Policy Formula - B20 Turkey
Reverse the diminishing trust by: Identifying the common denominator among policies; asking those at the ground level what tools they need; engaging industry to create solutions.
G20 Nations Case Study
Following the collection of 1.2 million data points across 19 industry clusters, the results yielded: 90.4% of trade participants have no integrated system and 94.5% want the digital tools to be provided by the DEP, free of cost to the end user. 
Global Structural Formula
Since trade is of national security importance to all nations, it is essential that we engage the participation of all forms of organizations to deploy the DEP in a manner that offsets geopolitical, monopolistic and data privacy concerns.
The Five Cs for Data Security
We can protect trade data through a: Consortium of Globally Balanced Ownership, Council of Worldwide Fiduciary Governance, Committee of Technology Governance Experts, Controlled Segregated Technology Development, Continuous & Comprehensive Audits.
E-Hub of The World - Powering the Digital Economy
The E-Hub involves a visionary public body, a renowned academic institution and a prominent technology firm that maintain and enhance the Digital Economy Platform along with the world's leading 12 technology firms under one roof.
Empowering the Digital Economy
The starting point for real economic integration begins with the creation of a dynamic scoring matrix that empowers e-Commerce, e-Finance, e-Insurance and e-Grants to a completely new level. 
The Voice of the World's SMEs
The G20 Nations Case Study is a diagnostic assessment of B2B efficiency from shelf-to-shelf utilizing a new world-class standard measured against what technology makes possible today and in the future.
Global Single Window ++
The GSW ++ allows for lodgment of shipment information and documents with a single point to fulfill all import, export and transit related regulatory requirements.
Questions & Answers - En
This document includes answers to a collection of questions about the GCEL Global Initiative presented by various public organizations and private institutions from around the world.
Questions & Answers - Ar
تتضمن هذه الوثيقة إجابات على مجموعة من الأسئلة الّتي طرحتها مختلف المنظمات العامة ومؤسسات القطاع الخاص من أنحاء العالم حول التحالف العالمي للّوجستيّة الفعالة (GCEL)
Implementable Policy Formula - B20 China
Reverse the diminishing trust by: Identifying the common denominator among policies; asking those at the ground level what tools they need; engaging industry to create solutions.
The Digital Silk Road
The Digital Silk Road (DSR) between China and ASEAN will serve as a benchmark for the world. The DSR will deliver upon the 2015 G20 Leaders' policy directives by digitizing the global value chains based on what technology makes possible today.
B20 Recommendations - GCEL Analysis
This brochure was prepared for the 2017 B20 Germany Presidency. As a foundation for developing our recommendations for the 2017 B20 Germany Task Forces.
G20 Nations Case Study - B20
Public and private sector organizations from the G20 Nations in collaboration with GCEL are conducting a comprehensive survey of G20 Nations trade efficiency aimed at placing the world at the forefront of the 21st century trade efficiency era.
B20 Recommendations 2016 GCEL Analysis
This brochure was prepared for the B20 2016 Joint Taskforce Policy Recommendations and based upon the voice of the real economy participants on the ground level.
Empowering the Digital Economy
In a world of economic uncertainties we must reinvigorate the global economy by providing digital tools to those at the ground level.
Turkey B20/G20 Presidency – GCEL
This brochure includes selected milestones and contributions from GCEL’s R&D to empower the Digital Economy and deliver the benefits of its HumaWealth Program.
The Voice of The G20 Citizens
The G20 Nations Case Study is a diagnostic assessment of logistics efficiency of the G20 countries, across the 19 clusters involved in moving goods from shelf to shelf.
2015 B20: Empowering the Digital Economy
This is the first of several documents published for the B20 Turkey on how the Digital Economy can provide a framework to implement the B20 Taskforces recommendations.
B20 2015 SME Taskforce Recommendations
 An analysis of the 2015 SME Taskforce recommendations.  It provides the premise, reality check and recommendations on how the Digital Economy can be used to implement policies.
B20 2015 Employment Taskforce Recommendations
An analysis of the 2015 Employment Taskforce recommendations.  It provides the premise, reality check and recommendations on how the Digital Economy can be used to implement policies.
B20 2015 Infrastructure Taskforce Recommendations
This brochure is an analysis of the B20 2015 Infrastructure and Investment Taskforce Policy Recommendations. It provides the premise, a reality check, and recommendations on how the Digital Economy can turn great recommendations into implementable policies to achieve sustained economic growth.
B20 2015 Trade Taskforce Recommendations
An analysis of the 2015 Trade Taskforce recommendations.  It provides the premise, reality check and recommendations on how the Digital Economy can be used to implement policies.
B20 Joint Task Force SME Meeting
This brochure is an analysis of present challenges and future requirements to empower SMEs through Digital Economy.
B20 2015 Financing Growth Taskforce Recommendations
An analysis of the 2015 Financing Growth Taskforce recommendations.  It provides the premise, reality check and recommendations on how the Digital Economy can be used to implement policies.
Empowering the Digital Economy in Africa
Africa will benefit from reduced trade cost (USD 28.5 billion), increased trade (USD 337 billion), and a new USD 1.5 billion digital services opportunity, resulting in 32 million new jobs.
Empowering the Digital Economy in ASEAN
The ASEAN region will benefit from reduced trade cost (USD 44 billion), increased trade (USD 288 billion), and a new USD 1.5 trillion digital services opportunity.
Empowering the Digital Economy in MEA
The MEA region will benefit from reduced trade cost (USD 157 billion), increased trade (USD 266 billion), and a new USD 1.5 trillion digital services opportunity.
N-MSG Council
The New Millennium Standard for Growth (NMSG) for the MEA region aims to facilitate the Aid for Trade (AfT) program to meet the urgent economic needs of the MEA citizens.
TEA Flyer - Your Opinion Counts
Reduced trade costs and increased trade can be achieved by applying 21st century tools to the 6 key elements identified by the World Bank, the WTO, and UNCTAD as essential to increase trade efficiency through technology: Integration, E-Documentation, Processes, Tracking and visibility, Competence, a
SEA Flyer - Your Voice Counts (Indonesia)
The Shipment Efficiency Analysis (SEA) will enable the establishment of a True Trade Efficiency Assessment Standard. An invitation was sent to Indonesia to become partners with GCEL in trade innovation and to participate in the Indonesia SEA 2012, with the Digital Economy value proposition of an inc
Europe & MEA HumaWealth Program
This document is one of three regional roadmaps and a joint publication by GCEL, the African Union, and the League of Arab States.
Le Programme HumaWealth pour l'Europe et la Region du Moyent - Orient et L'Afrique
Le programme HumaWealth pour la région de l'Europe et du MOA fournit les outils et la feuille de route visant à instaurer un équilibre économique durable et augmenter le volume d'échanges commerciaux
برنامج HumaWealth لمناطق أوروبا، الشرق الأوسط، وأفريقيا
هذه الوثيقة تقوم بتقديم وصفٍ موجز لبرنامج HumaWealth. فهو يحلل وضع مناطق أوروبا، الشرق الأوسط، وأفريقيا. ويشرح كيفية تفعيل الاقتصاد الرقمي عبر اعتماد البنية التحتية الم
The ASEAN HumaWealth Program
This document is one of three regional roadmaps and a joint publication by GCEL and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC).
The Tools and the Roadmap for SME Prosperity in the 21st Century
This document is one of three regional roadmaps and a joint publication by GCEL and the Association for Development Financing Institutions in Asia and Pacific (ADFIAP).
Secure Anti-Terrorism Coalition Report
Report on the successful pilot test across the USA/ Canada border, involving Ford, Oracle, Magna International, TNT, Bell Canada and others.
Benefits to All
This document highlights the benefits that will flow to trade participants through Soft-Infrastructure (SI). 
Best Business Practices for Securing America’s Borders - July 2003 - AXIOLOG / GCEL
This document presents the testimony of Captain H. Salloum, President and CEO of AXIOLOG, to the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Homeland Security.
Arab League Cairo Presentation - December 2003 - GCEL
Captain Salloum’s presentation to the League of Arab States meeting in Cairo 13, 14 December 2003 on creating progress and reform in the Arab world through a Public/ Private Partnership.
Cargo Security and commercial benefits 2002/2003
Cargo security and shipment efficiency run hand in hand to deliver benefits to all.
Shipping Industry and Global Economy - GCEL
The objectives of this document are to provide an overview of the Shipping Industry and the Global Economy, which will be top priority for the shipping industry in the year to come.
Cross Border Transportation Delays - GCEL
This document examines the key causes of shipment delays and provides the advantages and strategies that the Global Horizontal E-Logistics System provides.
GCEL IN THE MEDIA
EU Parliament - May 2018
GCEL signs agreements with INSME, BVMW and CONFAPI to launch digital platform between Germany and Italy to increase world’s GDP by 17% and create 300 million jobs.
G20 Hamburg - July 2017
H.E. Yves Leterme, Prime Minister of Belgium (2008,2009 - 2011) and Captain Salloum, GCEL Co-Chairman, discuss the requisites needed to launch the real Digital Economy and grow the global economic pie.
G7 Taormina - May 2017
Mr. Daniel Funes De Rioja, 2018 Argentina B20 Chairman and Captain Salloum, GCEL Co-Chairman discuss how in today's digital era new technology can deliver inclusive economic growth.
G20 Germany - May 2017
Ms. Gabriela Ramos, OECD Sherpa to the G20, and Captain Salloum, GCEL Co-Chairman, highlight how the technology industry can harness the potential of Digital Economy through the use of new digital tools to de-risk doing business.
G20 China - September 2016
Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, ASEAN Sec. General (2008-2012) and Capt. Salloum, GCEL Co-Chairman, cite E-Hub of the World is a must. Today we live in the 21st century technology era. What can technology do today to help rebuild our global economy?
G20 Hangzhou - September 2016
Dr. Merza Hasan, Dean of World Bank Executive Board and Captain Samuel Salloum, GCEL Co-Chairman cite the role of e-Commerce in driving economic integration.
G7 Paris - May 2016
GCEL’s Co-Chairman Captain Salloum highlights that the nucleus of the digital economy is information, and it is imperative we keep it secure through a Global Data Security Standard.
G20 Antalya - November 2015
Captain Samuel Salloum, GCEL Co-Chairman, articulates that the digitization of the global economy is the largest and most influential innovation that will impact all of our lives.
G20 Turkey - November 2015
B20 recommendations place Digital Economy as a focal point to world leaders as India, Indonesia and Turkey industry associations cite benefits of GCEL's G20 Case Study and new digital tools to grow trade.
G7 Germany - July 2015
Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, former ASEAN Secretary General and GCEL Asia Advisory Board Chairman proclaims we must deliver the digital tools SMEs need towards achieving global sustainable economic growth.
G20 Australia - November 2014
Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Ali, President Islamic Development Bank and Captain Samuel Salloum, GCEL Co-Chairman, discuss the Digital Economy is the key for jobs, security and peace.
G20 Queensland - November 2014
Dr. Merza Hasan, Dean of World Bank Executive Board presents how GCEL’s Digital Economy initiative can connect the strengths of our global community, creating well-being across humanity.
Australia Chamber - August 2014
The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) and GCEL executed a landmark MOU toward solidifying Australia’s leadership in empowering the Digital Economy.
Reuters / India - August 2014
India’s Ministry of Shipping, Institute of Mgmt. Udaipur (IIMU) and CII release National Trade Efficiency Assessment with GCEL, measuring Itrade efficiency against what technology makes possible today.
Boston Globe – August 2014
China’s Top 500 Foreign Trade Enterprises Club and GCEL execute an MOU to collaborate on innovative technologies to increase trade efficiency.
Fox 23 News - November 2013
A landmark MOU announced at the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) between GCEL and the Islamic Center for Development of Trade (ICDT) to provide the required 21st century technology tools to deliver increased trade efficiency through a Digital Economy Platform .
Reuters - October 2013
The Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP) triggers an equal opportunity process for the E-Hub of the World to empower Digital Economy.
Reuters - June 2013
GCEL’s Asia Advisory Board, led by the former ASEAN Secretary-General, advocate empowering the Digital Economy in Asia and the world.
Reuters - June 2013
Entrusted to advance economic integration and trade efficiency between the 57 Islamic countries, the ICDT executes a strategic agreement with GCEL to expedite and enhance the success of its mission.
Cn-info - June 2013 (Chinese)
Executive Secretary-General of the China-ASEAN Business Council joins GCEL as an Advisory Board Member to accelerate the goals of the Asia-Pacific 16-Nation RCEP.
The Wall Street Journal - June 2013
A GCEL delegation, led by former APEC Executive Director, presents how OIC countries can save up to $75 billion annually on their trade cost and achieve full economic integration.
AMEinfo.com - January 2013
GCEL declares war on poverty, looks to reduce everyone’s carbon footprint, and reduce response time in critical moments of disaster at the United Nations Doha Climate Change Talks.
The Daily Star - October 2012
GCEL’s online digital platform can bring about billions of dollars in savings in trade and logistics costs while creating millions of jobs.
Al Iktissad Wal Aamal - September 2012 (Arabic)
The Global Coalition for Efficient Logistics: A Swiss initiative to counteract the effects of the global economic crisis.
The Daily Star - September 2012
Lebanon could cut trade costs by USD 1 billion if logistics enhanced HumaWealth solves the problem of a highly inefficient logistics industry through a platform that delivers significant improvement in trade logistics efficiency.
Al Diyar, Lebanon - September 2012
Lebanon strategizes to reduce trade cost with the help of GCEL
Al Anwar, Lebanon - September 2012
M.P Safadi: "We are committed to the application of Financial Transparency Laws"
Al Balad, Lebanon - September 2012
Promoting awareness about the HumaWealth Program in Lebanon
Al Joumhouriya, Lebanon - September 2012
Lebanon participates in A Conference for The Reduction of Trade Costs
Al Liwaa, Lebanon - September 2012 (Arabic)
A Conference on Reducing Global Trade Exchange Costs:  M.P Safadi: “We are committed to the application of financial transparency laws”
El Shark, Lebanon - September 2012 (Arabic)
The Global Coalition for Efficient Logistics Supports Lebanon in Saving USD 1 billion in Import and Export Expenses
Al Iktisadi - September 2012 (Arabic)
Lebanon participates in a conference to promote awareness about the HumaWealth Program
Daily Star - September 2012 (Arabic)
Lebanon and Global Coalition for Efficient Logistics set the foundation to reduce Lebanon’s annual trade costs by $1bn and the Levant by $4.5bn.
Al Iktisadi - September 2012 (Arabic)
Reduce USD 1 billion in export and import cost by the year 2020
AMEinfo - May 2012
Launch of GCEL Global Initiative in North Africa
Al Khaleej - March 2012 (Arabic)
The Dubai Economic Council discusses the role of the logistics in the development of the transportation sector with GCEL.
Dubai Economic Council - March 2012 (Arabic)
Cooperation between DEC and the Global Coalition for Efficient Logistics
Dubai Economic Council - March 2012
DEC Receives HumaWealth Delegation HumaWealth initiative praised for ability to add to the growth of Dubai in the region.
Emirates 24/7 - March 2012
Dubai Could Grow up to five percent: Hamli logistics, trade, and retail will be key drivers. Dubai welcomed a GCEL delegation to assess logistics in the UAE and embraced new concepts based on best practices worldwide.
Al Riyad, KSA - January 2012 (Arabic)
Saudi business sector receives invitation to participate in GCEL’s HumaWealth Program
Al Iktissadiya - January 2012 (Arabic)
The Global Coalition for Efficient Logistics invites Saudi business sectors to join Its HumaWealth Program
Dunya - November 2011 (Turkish)
G20 Country Turkey confirms support to GCEL’s HumaWealth Program and the benefits it brings to the world. 
National University of Singapore (NUS) - June 2011
The National University of Singapore (NUS) is first among worldwide universities to lead research and innovation on GCEL’s digital trade platform. GCEL and the NUS join forces to launch Academic Subcommittee.
Organization of American States (OAS) - May 2011
The Organization of American States (OAS) and GCEL sign a Cooperation Agreement that seeks to jointly contribute to facilitate the participation of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in global trade.
Alrroya - May 2011
The League of Arab States (LAS) sign a MOU with GCEL to implement a digital trade platform in the region called HumaWealth Program.
Egyptian Businessmen's Association (EBA) - April 2011 (Arabic)
The Global Coalition for Efficient Logistics: The HumaWealth Program Driving SME Prosperity around the World  HumaWealth tackles the core business problems facing SMEs through its digital business tools, ones powered by real-time information.
Business Times - March 2011
Multimedia Development Corp (MDEC) has signed a MOU with GCEL to develop Malaysia’s e-commerce landscape by connecting the businesses to global markets.
ADFIAP News - February 2011
ADFIAP, GCEL to organize SME Prosperity and Finance Seminar. ADFIAP and GCEL’s joint publication “Tools and Roadmap for SME Prosperity in the 21st Century will be released during the 34th ADFIAP Annual Meeting.
ADFIAP News - January 2011
ADFIAP welcomes GCEL’s HumaWealth Program GCEL’s HumaWealth Program aims to deliver tools, among others, to reduce the cost of trade; increase the buying power of emerging economies; offer market opportunities for the finance, insurance, and technology industries; and assist SMEs acce
The Open Press - December 2010
MOU between CII and GCEL
News Reel Network - November 2010
Singapore Touts GCEL’s HumaWealth Program
BCM Institute - October 2010
Business Resiliency Beyond Effective Trade GCEL urges organizations to investigate adopting business continuity and disaster recovery plans to ensure business resiliency.
Enterprise Innovation - October 2010
HumaWealth Program to Position ASEAN as Global Leader in Trade Efficiency ASEAN HumaWealth Program unveiled at 2010 ASEAN Business and Investment Summit.
Utusan Malaysia Newspaper - October 2010 (Malaysian)
GCEL Assist Malaysia to Reduce Cost HumaWealth Program provides Malaysian businesses the use of a 21st century facility.
Daily Mail - October 2010
GCEL can help Malaysia save USD 8.9 billion annually in trade costs by helping change the country’s inefficient logistics industry as Malaysian leaders embrace the GCEL HumaWealth Program.
Utusan Malaysia - October 2010 (Malaysian)
GCEL to Help Malaysia Save USD 8.9 Billion in Trade Costs
Press About - April 2010
G20 member Indonesia welcomes the GCEL Initiative for its economy and $5 trillion market opportunity for financial institutions as an MOU is signed between GCEL and Kadin to deploy soft infrastructure between Indonesia and its trading partners.
Asia Today International - August/September 2009
Integrating the Global Supply Chain, GCEL has co-opted a number of IT majors to help develop an integrated portal for the global logistics industry and associated suppliers that could cut the landed import and export cost of traded goods by up to 50 percent. The venture will involve public and priva
Bisnis Indonesia - July 2009 (Indonesian)
Economic Cooperation Kadin Indonesia Chairman Representative for Trade and Distribution exchanged a MOU with GCEL Co-Chairman to support Expansion of the Economy.
Kadin Indonesia - July 2009 (Indonesian)
G20 member Indonesia’s National Chamber of Commerce and Industry signs benchmark MOU with GCEL.
Arabian Business, UAE - April 2009 (Arabic)
Samuel Salloum: “How do we save the world in 18 months?”
Kuwait News Agency - March 2009
Kuwait Summit Backing to EU-MENA Partnership Key to Economic Recovery There is an increasing desire for a European trade partnership with the MENA, to be forged under new ‘criteria to build the purchasing power of Europe’s neighbors.’ This tangible global economic program, which
Jordan Times - February 2009
GCEL to launch HumaWealth Program in Amman GCEL will bridge continents and stimulate economies through its program by providing the ‘soft Infrastructure’ that will lead to outside investment in the region, especially by building physical infrastructures in the MENA.
Al Rai, Jordan - February 2009 (Arabic)
The Global Financial Crisis…Jordan is first, Regionally and Globally
Arabian Supply Chain - February 2009
Global Coalition plans to tackle the rising costs of logistics GCEL will launch its cost-cutting HumaWealth Program. This initiative could save the MENA economies as much as USD 115 billion by helping to change the way logistics is managed.
Global Magazine, Kuwait - February 2009 (Arabic)
Samuel Salloum to Global: “We Offer the World USD 691 Billion Annually.”
Ammon News - January 2009
Jordan will host a meeting with GCEL, where participants will look into ways to overcome the consequences of the Global Financial Crisis.
Al Qabas, Kuwait - January 2009 (Arabic)
The Global Coalition for Efficient Logistics Launches the HumaWealth Program in March.
MENAFN Press - January 2009
The Global Financial Crisis provides opportunity for economic growth in the MEA region. GCEL announces the launch of ‘Humawealth’ in Jordan.
Al Watan, Kuwait - January 2009 (Arabic)
The Negative Effects of the Global Financial Crisis on the Transportation Sector Identified
Al Watan Daily - January 2009
MENA Region Identified as a High Potential Economic Partner for Developed Countries The Global Coalition for Efficient Logistics introduced its HumaWealth program to connect the strengths of world community.
Al-Roia, Kuwait - January 2009 (Arabic)
The Global Financial Crisis Offers an Economic Growth Opportunity in the Middle East
AME Info - January 2009 (Arabic)
The Global Financial Crisis offers an economic growth opportunity in the Middle East and Africa

CAREERS

GCEL and GCEL's members welcome qualified candidates to review the below career opportunities and submit their resume to humanresources@gcel.net

 

Director of Legal


AMERICAS LOGISTICS COUNCIL

Position Summary / Strategic Role 

The Director of Legal is responsible for all Legal related issues. The Director will also provide legal analysis and counsel as well as prepare and negotiate documentation in various disciplines including patents and intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, licensing, corporate formation, labor law, litigation and vendor contracts, among others. 

The Director is astute at anticipating legal risks thereby structuring legal briefs and documents and establishing policy to safeguard the company’s tangible and intangible assets. 

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide analysis and counsel on legal, policy, and various corporate issues to include protecting intellectual property, mergers & acquisitions, financial offerings, financial structuring, securities offerings, compliance issues, non-disclosure agreements, outsourcing agreements and business strategic planning. 
  • Provide advice on full range of domestic and international employment and global mobility, expatriate and international assignments and global immigration matters. 
  • Provide support to maintain, determine and/or remediate legal compliance issues impacting the company’s global operations from an overall employment law, compensation and benefits perspective. 
  • Review and provide input on policies, procedures and issues impacted by legislation affecting the company’s international operations. 
  • Support global business development, technology, operations, marketing, HR and finance functions with day-to-day legal advice and counseling. 
  • Advise on the negotiation and interpretation of service-related transactions, including vendor and customer agreements. 
  • Perform legal services related to the procurement and enforcement of protection for the company’s intellectual property rights on a worldwide basis. 
  • Lead investigation of suspected infringements of our intellectual property rights, and direct outside counsel in any resultant litigation. 
  • Establish engagement contracts, draft templates, and advise on legal implications of contract terms. 
  • Negotiate, document, and close loan transactions, real estate acquisitions, dispositions, and leasing. 
  • Handle estate matters efficiently and cost effectively in support of the organization objectives. 
  • Coordinate real estate closings and manage post-closing process and effectively exchange routine legal/lease oriented correspondence. 
  • Represent the organization or its officials in various legal proceedings 
  • Preparation of legal complaints, briefs, motions, interrogatories, and responses related to legal disputes administered by courts and arbitral panels
  • Engagement and management of external counsel for litigation matters

Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree and Juris Doctor from an accredited law school and fifteen years of corporate law experience. 
  • Knowledge of international, regional, and local laws. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Wide range of knowledge in commercial law. 
  • Requires membership in the State/Federal Bar as an attorney qualified to practice law in various countries. 
  • Visibility requires maintaining a professional appearance and providing a positive company image to the public. 
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills




Director of Operations and Program Management


AMERICAS LOGISTICS COUNCIL

Position Summary / Strategic Role 

The Technology Department of World Logistics Council is responsible for all aspects of design, development, implementation, enhancement and maintenance of the B2B Digital Economy Platform known as Multi-Dimensional Digital Economy Applications System (MDDEAS). This platform is currently being built and will be governed in collaboration and partnership with the top technology firms of the world selected through an equal opportunity process. The MDDEAS consists of (but not limited to) technology platforms for supporting global e-commerce, e-finance, e-insurance and e-logistics app services. We are currently looking for a strong technology leader who will be a member of Service Transition Council and Program Management Office and will have responsibility for Operational Quality Assurance, management and oversight of all technology projects and programs. 

Director, Operations and Program Management is a key leadership position within Technology Department and will report directly to the Vice President of Technology. This position will be initially based at the HQ in Dearborn Michigan USA and will have responsibility for all project and program management of technology projects, and operational quality assurance of their delivery dealing with Development, Deployment and Service Transition of B2B Digital Economy Platform, MDDEAS. The project and program initiatives include development and deployment of MDDEAS platform, preparing and onboarding of technology partners as part of Digital Operational Readiness (DOR) plan, conducting Benchmark Trade Lane assessment.

This position requires global travel. The travel may include to the regional council offices including MEA Regional Council, Beirut, Lebanon, or to the countries of clients and customer locations participating in the Benchmark Trade Lanes (BTLs) for MDDEAS deployment, or to the technology partner locations during the course of development, deployment and support operations of MDDEAS platform services. 

 

Qualifications and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering or Information Systems is required.
  • Master’s Degree in Technology, Information Systems, Engineering and/or Significant Industry Certifications and Recognition or an MBA is desirable.
  • ITIL V3 Foundation Certification is required.
  • PMP or Prince 2 Project Management certification is required.
  • Intermediate Certification in ITIL V3 Service Transition, PgMP, PMI-ACP or Scrum Master Certifications, Scaled Agile Framework Certifications highly desirable.
 
Service Transition Experience 
  • Proven track record of 12+ years in supporting the delivery of complex multi-stakeholder programs and projects in a program management office or similar, and/or in directly managing programs and projects.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in software release management, software quality assurance with extensive interactions with user community to ensure software products deliver the desired benefits to end users.
  • Experience in establishing new systems and supporting the establishment of new projects, in addition to managing existing systems and projects.
  • Understanding of a range of different project management methodologies and System Development Life Cycle Processes, CMMI based process definitions that could be applied to projects including waterfall, incremental, agile, and Scrum.
  • Expertise in a wide range of project management life cycle methodologies.
  • Expertise in large scale change programs implementation is highly preferred.
  • Strong track record in Continual Build, Integration, and Testing (CBIT).
  • Experience with Requirement Management tools, Source Code Control tools, and Configuration Management Data Base tools are required.
  • Solid understanding and implementation track record of service management frameworks and best practices.
  • Understanding of service design and service introduction processes in relation to service transition.
  • Thorough knowledge of project management, and in particular, risk management and decision-making.
  • Must be effective in all forms of communication, with strong analytical and systems thinking.
  • Knowledge of financial and human resource management as well as related government legislations pertaining to the deployment of software solutions to the end users.

 

Operations and Program Management Experience

  • Solid experience in resource planning and management
  • Experience directly managing teams and people
  • Strong organizational leadership and planning skills to build a new team and capability, with technical mastery in the main project management methodologies and processes
  • Flexible and pragmatic, able to learn quickly and respond to project needs and priorities
  • Ability to manage a number of projects and work streams simultaneously
  • Proactive in initiating new opportunities while ensuring strong delivery of commitments
  • Proven track record as a mentor, guiding and training senior and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Highly collaborative working style dealing with diverse internal and external stakeholders and with the ability to enable and gain commitment and influence across teams and clients
  • Strong communications skills, applying listening and learning to adapt and build better solutions. Effectively communicates expectations to team members and stakeholders, ensuring full engagement and partnership throughout the lifecycle of each initiative
  • People management skills with ability to build, guide and motivate
  • Experience of working in a consultancy environment and supporting the costing and administration or evaluation of consultancy proposals, project and program cost estimations, and preparation and evaluation of cost benefit proposals of complex, large scale projects and programs.

 

Leadership Skills 

  • A member of the Service Transition Council and Program Management Office.
  • Builds strong trusting relationships both internally and externally.
  • Sharp analytical abilities and solid operational foundation.
  • Articulate and confident; motivates people at all levels of a culturally diverse organization
  • Strong sense for setting priorities and adjusting them as needed in order to accomplish all objectives in an effective and timely manner.
  • Strategic thinker, demonstrating sound judgment and agile decision making.
  • Committed to continually improve, and leverage quality systems, processes, and tools
  • Experience leading large technology, project and program management teams spread across multiple geographies in multi-cultural environments.  
  • Energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image.
  • An adaptable and flexible working style suited to a fast-evolving environment, working as a team and individually to make the new service a success.
  • Experience of developing and delivering digital tools and resources.
  • Strong written and verbal communication, inter-personal and team collaboration skills. 
  • Proven ability to adapt to new technologies and quickly establish credibility across a large number of technologies and industries.
  • International travel flexibility, and minimal visa restrictions. 




Director of Software Development and Architecture


AMERICAS LOGISTICS COUNCIL

Position Summary / Strategic Role 

The Technology Department of World Logistics Council is responsible for all aspects of design, development, implementation, enhancement and maintenance of the B2B Digital Economy Platform known as Multi-Dimensional Digital Economy Applications System (MDDEAS). This platform is currently being built and will be governed in collaboration and partnership with the top technology firms of the world selected through an equal opportunity process. The MDDEAS consists of (but not limited to) technology platforms for supporting global e-commerce, e-finance, e-insurance and e-logistics app services. We are currently looking for a strong technology leader who will be initially a member of both Service Strategy and Service Design Councils and brings an excellent combination of enterprise architecture, software development, and program management skills.

Director, Software Development & Architecture is a key leadership position within Technology Department and will report directly to the Vice President of Technology. This position will be initially based at the HQ in Dearborn Michigan USA and will have responsibility for complete Software Development Life Cycle processes of MDDEAS platform and its Enterprise Architecture Standards and Governance. The Service Strategy and Architecture, and Service Design Technology teams will report into this role. This position requires global travel. The travel may include to the regional council offices including MEA Regional Council, Beirut, Lebanon, or to the countries of clients and customer locations participating in the Benchmark Trade Lanes (BTLs) for MDDEAS deployment, or to the technology partner locations during the course of development, deployment and support operations of MDDEAS platform services. This role initially requires travel to and extended stays in Beirut, Lebanon for establishing initial architectural standards, proving out the technology concepts, building initial demo and Proof of Concept (POCs) products for MDDEAS. 

 

Qualification and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Technology, Information Systems, Engineering and/or Significant Industry Certifications and Recognition. An MBA is desirable.
  • ITIL V3 Foundation Certification is required. Intermediate Certification in ITIL V3 Service Strategy and/or Service Design highly desirable.
  • Project management certifications desired including PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, or PSM.

 

Architecture Experience 

  • 12+ years of IT infrastructure architecture, design, operations, and quality improvement experience in all technology platforms required for hosting software applications globally.
  • Experience in working with senior leadership teams both internally and externally.
  • Knowledge and experience in enterprise architecture framework, such as, TOGAF, Zachman, FEAF, Gartner EA Framework, etc. 
  • Enterprise Information Architecture experience in Fortune 500 companies. 
  • Knowledge, experience and skills in cloud computing.
  • Capture the tactical and strategic enterprise goals that provide traceability through the organization and are mapped to metrics that provide ongoing governance.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing, implementing and improving business service capability and end-to-end processes.
  • Experience leveraging industry standard methodologies in the areas of Business Architecture, Business Process Management, Continuous Improvement, Business Process Outsourcing and/or Change Management.
  • Present and communicate complex problems and recommended solutions to diverse audiences and executives.
  • Experience base-lining and quantifying current state business problems as well as constructing cost/benefit-based solution recommendations.
  • Experience in architecting the WAN, Wireless WAN, LAN, and other connectivity solutions to support Smart Campuses.

 

Software Development Experience 

  • A strong track record of 12+ years in the development of new and innovative services, ideally in a start-up organization, with the ability to manage an element of risk and uncertainty.
  • More than five years of business domain expertise in Logistics, Commerce (Marketing & Advertising), Finance, and Insurance industries. Needs be an expert in at least one of these industries with the ability to coordinate with the Business Architects in the remaining domains.
  • A result-driven approach to service development and business planning, plus a creative and innovative approach to resolving challenges.
  • Experience in prevalent web application development platforms including JAVA/JEE, Business Rules Engines, Content Management Systems, Business Process Management Systems, Personalization Engines, and Ontologies.
  • Experience in developing Rich Internet Applications using HATEOS methodology preferred.
  • The drive to lead in your area of responsibility, demonstrating strong program management skills and collaborative strategic working.
  • Strong in developing Rich Internet Applications with expertise all tiers of applications development.
  • Direct experience in architecting and building complex solutions based on Cloud technologies, including private, public, and hybrid cloud solutions.
  • A high degree of familiarity with the latest Software Development methodologies using agile approaches such as RUP/XP/SCRUM and DevOps practices including Continuous Build Integration and Testing (CBIT).
  • Expertise in establishing and maintaining Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity capabilities for large enterprises.
  • Expertise in delivering Active-Active and High Availability solutions to mission critical applications.
  • Familiarity or experience with leading technologies such as Blockchain, IoT, AI, information security and risk management standards and practices.
  • Experience in business development, governance processes, management, budgeting and financial justification.

 

Leadership Skills 

  • Technology team management experience (multi-region, 100’s of staff).
  • Builds strong trusting relationships both internally and externally.
  • Energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image.
  • Sharp analytical abilities and solid operational foundation.
  • Articulate and confident; motivates people at all levels of a culturally diverse
  • organization.
  • Strong sense for setting priorities, and adjusting them as needed in order to accomplish all objectives in an effective and timely manner.
  • Strategic thinker, demonstrating sound judgment and agile decision making.
  • Committed to continually improve, and leverage quality systems, processes, and tools
  • An adaptable and flexible working style suited to a fast-evolving environment, working as a team and individually to make the new service a success.
  • Experience of developing and delivering digital tools and resources.
  • Strong written and verbal communication, inter-personal and team collaboration skills. 
  • Ability to build and deliver complex keynote presentations, demos and messaging to an industry leading level.
  • Proven ability to adapt to new technologies and quickly establish credibility across a large number of technologies and industries.
  • Experienced technology challenger in complex scenario’s both internally and Externally.  
  • International travel flexibility, and minimal visa restrictions.

 

 





Director of Software Development and Architecture


MEA LOGISTICS COUNCIL

Position Summary / Strategic Role 

The Technology Department of MEA Logistics Council is responsible for all aspects of design, development, implementation, enhancement and maintenance of the B2B Digital Economy Platform known as Multi-Dimensional Digital Economy Applications System (MDDEAS). This platform is currently being built and will be governed in collaboration and partnership with the top technology firms of the world selected through an equal opportunity process. The MDDEAS consists of (but not limited to) technology platforms for supporting global e-commerce, e-finance, e-insurance and e-logistics app services. We are currently looking for a strong technology leader who will be initially a member of both Service Strategy and Service Design Councils and brings an excellent combination of enterprise architecture, software development, and program management skills.

Director, Software Development & Architecture is a key leadership position within Technology Department and will report directly to the Vice President of Technology. This position will be initially based at the HQ in Dearborn Michigan USA and will have responsibility for complete Software Development Life Cycle processes of MDDEAS platform and its Enterprise Architecture Standards and Governance. The Service Strategy and Architecture, and Service Design Technology teams will report into this role. This position requires global travel. The travel may include to the regional council offices including MEA Regional Council, Beirut, Lebanon, or to the countries of clients and customer locations participating in the Benchmark Trade Lanes (BTLs) for MDDEAS deployment, or to the technology partner locations during the course of development, deployment and support operations of MDDEAS platform services. This role initially requires travel to and extended stays in Beirut, Lebanon for establishing initial architectural standards, proving out the technology concepts, building initial demo and Proof of Concept (POCs) products for MDDEAS. 

 

Qualification and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Technology, Information Systems, Engineering and/or Significant Industry Certifications and Recognition. An MBA is desirable.
  • ITIL V3 Foundation Certification is required. Intermediate Certification in ITIL V3 Service Strategy and/or Service Design highly desirable.
  • Project management certifications desired including PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, or PSM.

 

Architecture Experience 

  • 12+ years of IT infrastructure architecture, design, operations, and quality improvement experience in all technology platforms required for hosting software applications globally.
  • Experience in working with senior leadership teams both internally and externally.
  • Knowledge and experience in enterprise architecture framework, such as, TOGAF, Zachman, FEAF, Gartner EA Framework, etc. 
  • Enterprise Information Architecture experience in Fortune 500 companies. 
  • Knowledge, experience and skills in cloud computing.
  • Capture the tactical and strategic enterprise goals that provide traceability through the organization and are mapped to metrics that provide ongoing governance.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing, implementing and improving business service capability and end-to-end processes.
  • Experience leveraging industry standard methodologies in the areas of Business Architecture, Business Process Management, Continuous Improvement, Business Process Outsourcing and/or Change Management.
  • Present and communicate complex problems and recommended solutions to diverse audiences and executives.
  • Experience base-lining and quantifying current state business problems as well as constructing cost/benefit-based solution recommendations.
  • Experience in architecting the WAN, Wireless WAN, LAN, and other connectivity solutions to support Smart Campuses.

 

Software Development Experience 

  • A strong track record of 12+ years in the development of new and innovative services, ideally in a start-up organization, with the ability to manage an element of risk and uncertainty.
  • More than five years of business domain expertise in Logistics, Commerce (Marketing & Advertising), Finance, and Insurance industries. Needs be an expert in at least one of these industries with the ability to coordinate with the Business Architects in the remaining domains.
  • A result-driven approach to service development and business planning, plus a creative and innovative approach to resolving challenges.
  • Experience in prevalent web application development platforms including JAVA/JEE, Business Rules Engines, Content Management Systems, Business Process Management Systems, Personalization Engines, and Ontologies.
  • Experience in developing Rich Internet Applications using HATEOS methodology preferred.
  • The drive to lead in your area of responsibility, demonstrating strong program management skills and collaborative strategic working.
  • Strong in developing Rich Internet Applications with expertise all tiers of applications development.
  • Direct experience in architecting and building complex solutions based on Cloud technologies, including private, public, and hybrid cloud solutions.
  • A high degree of familiarity with the latest Software Development methodologies using agile approaches such as RUP/XP/SCRUM and DevOps practices including Continuous Build Integration and Testing (CBIT).
  • Expertise in establishing and maintaining Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity capabilities for large enterprises.
  • Expertise in delivering Active-Active and High Availability solutions to mission critical applications.
  • Familiarity or experience with leading technologies such as Blockchain, IoT, AI, information security and risk management standards and practices.
  • Experience in business development, governance processes, management, budgeting and financial justification.

 

Leadership Skills 

  • Technology team management experience (multi-region, 100’s of staff).
  • Builds strong trusting relationships both internally and externally.
  • Energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image.
  • Sharp analytical abilities and solid operational foundation.
  • Articulate and confident; motivates people at all levels of a culturally diverse
  • organization.
  • Strong sense for setting priorities, and adjusting them as needed in order to accomplish all objectives in an effective and timely manner.
  • Strategic thinker, demonstrating sound judgment and agile decision making.
  • Committed to continually improve, and leverage quality systems, processes, and tools
  • An adaptable and flexible working style suited to a fast-evolving environment, working as a team and individually to make the new service a success.
  • Experience of developing and delivering digital tools and resources.
  • Strong written and verbal communication, inter-personal and team collaboration skills. 
  • Ability to build and deliver complex keynote presentations, demos and messaging to an industry leading level.
  • Proven ability to adapt to new technologies and quickly establish credibility across a large number of technologies and industries.
  • Experienced technology challenger in complex scenario’s both internally and Externally.  
  • International travel flexibility, and minimal visa restrictions.




Consultant of e-Logistics


AMERICAS LOGISTICS COUNCIL

Position Summary/ Strategic Role

TThe purpose of this job is to implement supply chain optimization processes and tools for commodities value chain. Project activities will focus on supply chain network design for new distribution networks and re-design/optimization of existing supply chain networks using data, technology and processes. The overall objective is to optimize a portfolio thereby maximizing economic profit and cash flow at the same time maintaining supply reliability with a set of constraints (Logistic, physical etc.) The role involves use of supply chain optimization models to come up with recommendations that help improve supply chain costs, support capital investment decisions, asset utilization, improve supply reliability and provide trading recommendations 
 

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Improve and Optimize the design of Logistics and Supply Chain Apps.
  • Apply supply chain most effective technology and best practices during business projects. Knowledge of different technologies and available supply chain optimization packages is a plus 
  • Support the design and optimization of supply chains through the use of optimization tools (linear programming, spreadsheet analysis) 
  • Identify, assess, and optimize the material flow and risk trade-offs across the supply chain at a tactical or strategic level (inventory, purchasing costs, production costs, logistics costs, different product quality, asset utilization, and reliability). 
  • Assist in supply chain strategy development, including make vs buy decisions, , channels-to-market, capital investment, and sourcing decisions by analyzing and sharing recommendations from optimization models 
  • Optimize supply chain work in the S&OP process. 
  • Act as a knowledgeable contact in the areas of project management, supply chain optimization tools, approaches and methods. 
  • Leverage consulting skills, communications and project methodologies. 
  • Participate on or lead cross-functional team projects. 
  • Provide support and expertise in supply chain operations technology 

 

Competencies/Skills

  • BA in Supply Chain Management or Logistics is required, Masters is a plus.
  • Technical proficiency in the use of computer applications, and sound analytical skills are necessary. 
  • Must be proficient with the use of excel spreadsheets 




Senior Manager, Business Process Architecture


AMERICAS LOGISTICS COUNCIL

Position Summary/ Strategic Role 

Sr. Manager, Business Process Architecture is an Enterprise Business Process Architect position with responsibilities relating to the Enterprise Business Processes and Information Architecture for Global B2B Digital Economy Platform MDDEAS. This platform is being built according to the best architectural and IT standards, and architectural frameworks to minimize security and compliance risks and build and maintain well-integrated, high quality enterprise-class IT platform services and architecture that are scalable and supportable for growing B2B Market Place.

The Enterprise Business Process Architect will be a key member of the enterprise architecture group and will lead the enterprise practice in enterprise business process and information architecture domain through designing and developing enterprise information architecture principles, standards, reference architectures and artifacts, and engaging with the enterprise projects to enable the best practices of information architecture to be applied appropriately at projects and operation level to deliver business-aligned value at enterprise level. 
 

Key Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Lead the design and development of business process architecture, business process re-engineering, enterprise information and application architecture and roadmap to enable business-aligned IT capabilities development for MDDEAS platform in a constructive and holistic way.
  • Engage with technology partners for MDDEAS design, development, and deployment of Benchmark Trade Lanes (BTLs) and Technology Governance Advisory Board (TGAB) members, and service operations teams to enable best architecture practice to be applied at project executions so that the projects will align with enterprise business and IT strategies, policies, principles and standards. 
  • Design, develop, and manage enterprise business process, information and application architecture principles, standards, and artifacts. 
  • Design and develop innovative enterprise information solution architecture by utilizing emerging technologies. 
  • Help on enterprise architecture governance to ensure the proposed changes to the reference architecture, technology standards, application standards, data standards and business processes for MDDEAS applications align with enterprise strategies, policies, principles and standards. 
  • Constantly be on the lookout for ways to improve enterprise information and application architecture constructively.
  •  Deliver executive presentations supporting final directional recommendations 


Qualification and Experience
 

  • Post-Graduate Degree in Technology, Engineering, Information Systems, Business Administration or Management and preferably with Significant Industry Certifications and Recognition.
  • More than ten years of IT business process re-engineering, business analysis, business process architecture, information and data architecture, design, operations, and quality improvement experience in all technology platforms required for hosting software applications globally
  • Experience of 4+ years in Business Architecture, with expertise in UML based requirements specifications, Business Process Modeling using BPMN, Business Rules specification (preferably using Ontologies and Semantic Computing).
  • Two or more years process modeling experience with a BPMN tool.
  • More than five years of business domain expertise in Logistics, Commerce (Marketing & Advertising), Finance, and Insurance industries. Needs be an expert in at least one of these industries with the ability to coordinate with the Business Architects in the remaining domains.
  • Strong experience and skill in design/develop enterprise information and application roadmap (Current/Target) using Visio, and/or Other EA tools supporting UML, BPMN, ArchiMate, JBPMN etc. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication, inter-personal and team collaboration skills. 

 

Desired Skills 

  • Knowledge and experience in enterprise architecture framework, such as, TOGAF, Zachman, Gartner EA Framework, etc. 
  • Enterprise Information Architecture experience in Fortune 500 companies. 
  • Knowledge, experience and skills in cloud computing.
  • ITIL Foundation V3 Certification, Project management certifications including PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, or PSM. 
  • Capture the tactical and strategic enterprise goals that provide traceability through the organization and are mapped to metrics that provide ongoing governance.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing, implementing and improving business service capability and end-to-end processes.
  • Experience leveraging industry standard methodologies in the areas of Business Architecture, Business Process Management, Continuous Improvement, Business Process Outsourcing and/or Change Management.
  • Present and communicate complex problems and recommended solutions to diverse audiences and executives.
  • Experience base-lining and quantifying current state business problems as well as constructing cost/benefit-based solution recommendations.
  • Ability to envision future state business services/processes and to construct roadmaps representing evolution from current to future state.
  • Assesses current technology environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement.
  • Builds strong trusting relationships both internally and externally.
  • Energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image.
  • Partners with key business stakeholders to develops future state vision, architectural roadmap (process and technology).
  • International travel flexibility, and minimal visa restrictions. 




FinTech Consultant


AMERICAS LOGISTICS COUNCIL

This role will be initially based at the HQ in Dearborn Michigan USA but will have an international profile and may be relocated to the most suitable location for international e Finance. 

Position Summary/Strategic Role 

The FinTech Consultant will provide expert analysis and advice on the building of an e Finance revenue sharing entity. The FinTech Consultant will be responsible in identifying and negotiating with potential partners who will have a global profile in e Finance, Banking, Investment Banking and e Payment services and technologies. The FinTech Consultant will have an initial establishment of the business role followed by a supervisory partnering role with the chosen partner. Deep knowledge and experience in B2B and B2C e Finance and e Payment is essential as well as the preparation and negotiation of documentation in various disciplines including offer memorandums and mergers and acquisitions. The FinTech Consultant will be required to work closely with the Business Development Director, Finance Director and Legal Director and have experience in working with Investment Bankers. The FinTech Consultant will also need to work in a technical capacity to provide advice and support to the Director of Technology regarding the establishment of a global Digital Economy e Finance platform focused on the B2B market. 

 

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide analysis, research and advice on the establishment of the revenue sharing partner and contribute to M&A and business strategic planning
  • Have experience in e Finance, e Payment, sales, analysis and in particular, e Finance and e Payment enablement, Research Services
  • Have deep knowledge of revenue generation strategies for e Finance and e Payment systems
  • Provide expert e Finance advice on issues arising from the selection of a global revenue sharing partner
  • Be exceptionally well connected and regarded in the e Finance and e Payment marketplace with an excellent record in B2B and B2C business transactions
  • Develop and recommend company policy and position on e Finance issues.
  • Conduct and coordinate research into a variety of e Finance, B2B and B2C issues in particular the identification of suitable business partners
  • Represent the Company or its officials in various high level meetings with investment bankers, legal and finance professionals
  • Represent the company at discussions, negotiations and strategy sessions with potential partners and ultimately the agreed partner
  • Write, review, and edit reports, opinions, correspondence, articles, and other documents pertinent to e Finance and the B2B Marketplace
  • Be a spokesperson and opinion leader in e Finance circles, seminars, conferences and symposia
  • Develop and recommend operating policy and procedural improvements. 

 

Qualification and Experience

  • Master's Degree in e Finance, e Commerce or related field of IT and business. An additional degree of a MBA is preferred
  • Knowledge of e Finance, e Payments and e Commerce in the B2B and B2C marketplace is essential along with at least 15years working experience with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Wide range of knowledge in finance, banking, investment banking and e Services as related to the e Finance and e Payment environment
  • Membership of national and international professional bodies related to e Finance and e Commerce
  • Visibility requires maintaining a professional appearance and providing a positive company image to the public.




Consultant of e-Insurance


AMERICAS LOGISTICS COUNCIL

Position Summary / Strategic Role 

The Consultant of e-Insurance will provide expert analysis and advice on the building of an e Insurance revenue sharing entity. The Consultant will be responsible in identifying and negotiating with potential partners who will have a global profile in e Insurance, Insurance Broking, General Insurance, Marine Insurance, Banking, Investment Banking and e Payment services and technologies. The Consultant will have an initial establishment of the business role followed by a supervisory partnering role with the chosen partner. Deep knowledge and experience in B2B and B2C e Insurance, E Commerce and e Payment is essential as well as the preparation and negotiation of documentation in various disciplines including offer memorandums and mergers and acquisitions. The Consultant will be required to work closely with the Business Development Director, Finance Director and Legal Director and have experience in working with Investment Bankers. The Consultant will also need to work in a technical capacity to provide advice and support to the Director of Technology regarding the establishment of a global Digital Economy e Finance platform focused on the B2B market.

 

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide analysis, research and advice on the establishment of the revenue sharing partner and contribute to M&A and business strategic planning
  • Have experience in General and Marine Insurance, Insurance broking and in particular e Insurance and Finance, e Payment enablement, sales, analysis and Research Services
  • Have deep knowledge of revenue generation strategies for e Insurance, e Finance and e Payment systems
  • Provide expert e Insurance advice on issues arising from the selection of a global revenue sharing partner
  • Be exceptionally well connected and regarded in the e Insurance marketplace with an excellent record in B2B and B2C business transactions
  • Develop and recommend company policy and position on e Insurance issues.
  • Conduct and coordinate research into a variety of e Insurance, B2B and B2C issues in particular the identification of suitable business partners
  • Represent the Company or its officials in various high level meetings with investment bankers, legal and finance professionals
  • Represent the company at discussions, negotiations and strategy sessions with potential partners and ultimately the agreed partner
  • Write, review, and edit reports, opinions, correspondence, articles, and other documents pertinent to e Insurance and the B2B Marketplace
  • Be a spokesperson and opinion leader in e Insurance circles, seminars, conferences and symposia
  • Develop and recommend operating policy and procedural improvements.

Qualification and Experience

  • Masters Degree in e Insurance, e Commerce or related field of IT and business. An additional degree of a MBA is preferred
  • Knowledge of e Insurance, e Finance, e Payments and e Commerce in the B2B and B2C marketplace is essential along with at least 15 years working experience with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of actuarial principles for general insurance and knowledge of international insurance law and regulation.
  • Wide range of knowledge in Insurance general and marine, Insurance broking, banking, investment banking and e Services as related to the e Insurance and e Payment environment
  • Membership of national and international professional bodies related to e Insurance and e Commerce
  • Visibility requires maintaining a professional appearance and providing a positive company image to the public.