ADFIAP and the Swiss based Global Coalition for Efficient Logistics (GCEL) signed a service agreement on October 3, 2013 at the ADFIAP International Headquarters in Manila, Philippines, to initially support GCEL in the identification of a lead partner in the academic sector for the implementation of its The E-Hub of the World project. The agreement was signed by Mr. Octavio B. Peralta, ADFIAP Secretary General and Mr. Gregory D. Bird, GCEL Deputy Secretary General.
The implementation of the The E-Hub of the World project is one of the steps in GCEL’s HumaWealth Program, a comprehensive global initiative to deploy the Soft Infrastructure, or SI, that is the critical foundation for the new Digital Economy. This global deployment aims to dramatically lower the cost of trade resulting in an increase in global trade, and thereby trigger economic development and support the creation of new jobs around the world, an advocacy that ADFIAP supports.
The E-Hub of the World is a long-term partnership project among the GCEL and three (3) entities – an academic institution, a technology firm and a government agency. The objective of the The E-Hub of the World is to conduct R&D, develop and maintain the Integrated Four Dimensional Digital Economy (I-4DDE) open platform and assist the world’s top technology firms in deploying and delivering this platform.
As part of the scope of work for this project, ADFIAP will: (a) provide expert capability in communications and public relations to effectively promote the HumaWealth program to academic institutions (b) provide expertise in setting up and running partner qualification activities (c) provide expertise in project and program management (d) utilize its network to be leveraged during the selection process of academic contacts and (e) and disseminate knowledge in the business areas covered by the Core Triangle competencies such as trade, commerce, finance, insurance, logistics and technology.
GCEL https://www.gcel.net/ has been established with one purpose in mind: to deliver the true 21st Century Digital Economy to enhance/sustain global economic growth and meet the needs and aspirations of the world.