Our Onebloom Corporation is pleased to have official MOU with African Logistics Port Hub Association Limited, ALPHA PORT (head office: Dublin, Ireland. ALPHA) and their organizing Africa's Largest Trade, Transport & Energy Summit -ATTES- and the first edition scheduled to be held on 17th-19th February, 2020 at Accra Ghana (Accra International Conference Center).
Onebloom Corporation and our Representative Hiroyuki Itoh officially joined in their ATTES Advisory Board Member and ALPHA's Corporate Partner of Asia.
Africa’s Largest Trade, Transport and Energy Summit (ATTES) will launch its inaugural event at the Convention Centre in Accra, Ghana. Hosted by African Logistics Port Hub Association (ALPHA) based in Dublin, Ireland, ATTES will be a groundbreaking showcase of Africa’s natural resources and investment potential, as it gathers over 2,000 participants and over 200 exhibitors, representing both high-profile multinationals and reputable local African businesses.
Not only will ATTES provide access to a dynamic and invaluable environment focused on the future development and prosperity of the continent of Africa for investors, entrepreneurs and other high-profile individuals from both government and private sectors, it will also provide major opportunities to network and build partnerships on an unprecedented scale. ATTES will also provide a wide range of focused workshops, panel discussions and keynote speeches from leaders and educators who are dedicated to communicating to the world what Africa has to offer investors and business partners.
ATTES will include participation by all industries that are currently thriving in Africa, most prominently in the transport, supply chain, oil and gas, mining, railways, energy and agribusiness sectors. Industry experts will speak over the three-day summit about cutting-edge industries such as blockchain, fintech and sustainable energy, which are gaining a foothold and poised to transform Africa’s economy.
With such powerful and widespread interest already confirmed, ATTES looks forward to strong future growth, with plans to launch future events in Singapore, Brazil and Germany over coming years.
ATTES International Advisory Board drawn from leading experts within the entrepreneurial and investment sectors to help in maximising the impact of this important summit, which will enable them to reach crucial decisions on pivotal issues impacting Africa’s future development. Members of the ATTES Board currently are Mr. Lansana Kouyate, former Prime Minister for Guinea etc...
Our Onebloom Corporation/the Representative Hiroyuki Itoh is pleased to start jointly collaborating/cooperating for the vision in Africa and worldwide with ATTES/ALPHA PORT, having middle and long term relationship.
About African Logistics Port Hub Association Limited, ALPHA PORT:
ALPHA PORT (Dublin, Ireland) operates as a global business trading hub for international logistics professionals managing or providing products and services in and out of Africa, using both air and seaports. This continues to involve the creation of close synergies and the development of binding partnerships between the key drivers of infrastructure and business projects throughout the continent of Africa. ALPHA PORT created and is presently organizing the largest African trade, transport and energy summit, which will be held in Accra, Ghana, between 17 and 19 February 2020 (hereinafter “ATTES”).
Our representative and our Onebloom Corporation was continuously appointed as a Country Representative Japan of Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) for next 2 edition in Dubai United Arab Emirates 2020.
Through this responsibilities, we would continuously try to further contribute to more practically promote and facilitate win-win based international trade and foreign direct investment between African nations, Japan, other Asia, and further with global professional partners.
*The Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit:
The upcoming prestigious Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) on October 28 & 29, 2020 will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The event will be held during the Expo Dubai 2020, the first World Expo in MEASA (Middle East, Africa and South Asia Region) which will bring over 200 participating countries, and welcome millions of people all around the world.
ATIGS is a unique business platform to foster relationships and engage efficiently with key influencers and investors from every corner of the world. During a period of two days, Vice presidents, Ministers, Governors, Business Executives, top CEOs, international investors and companies seeking to expand in African markets are gathered in one single place to discuss concrete investment projects and establish strategic partnerships through thematic workshops, presentations, and networking sessions.
Last year, we hosted the premier ATIGS in the United States, on June 24-26 in Washington DC at the Ronald Reagan Building and World Trade Center. With more than 2,300 delegates from 92 countries, and 186 Accredited Investor groups, a great success for the hosting country, sponsors and the participants. 156 deals were submitted to be showcase in deal rooms. 67 bankable projects valued at USD 8.2 billion across 14 countries selected and presented in ATIGS Deal Rooms. USD 1 billion worth of deals signed from 18 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing. ATIGS USA 2018 was a great success for both the hosting country, sponsors and the participants. High-potential industries and companies were presented to a select audience which led to direct engagement, deal-making, co-investments and the establishment of business partnerships.
We are now planning the next edition, ATIGS Dubai 2020 which will be a more exclusive high-level gathering for government officials, high-profile African business leaders, project developers, and international investors from Africa, Middle East, Asia, Europe, and America.
About ATIGS Organizer, Global Attain Advancement, LLC (GAA) :
Global Attain Advancement, LLC (GAA) also known as GAA Exhibitions & Conferences is an events, publishing, and trade missions company that formulate a portfolio of high-level summits, forums, meetings, exhibitions and exploratory trade missions across different sectors, particularly manufacturing, agriculture, renewable energy, construction, and technology industries.
GAA develops and own trade programs, capacity building workshops, high-quality events and exhibitions specifically to help companies develop new business, source investment, meet customers, launch new products, promote brands, and expand markets. GAA has flagship brands:
Solar Business Festival (SBF)
An international solar energy franchised event series
Part of Solar Business Events – www.solarbusinessevents.com
Solar Business Expo (SBE)
An international solar energy franchised expo series
Part of Solar Business Events – www.solarbusinessevents.com
ATIGS Awards Ceremony
Solar Pioneer Awards Ceremony
Dubai Business Engagement Forum (DBEF)
World Industrial Conference (WIC), among others.
About ATIGS's Founder and CEO, Bako Ambianda:
Bako Ambianda is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Labacorp Group of Companies, a diversified portfolio of businesses and strategic investments in five economic sectors namely, manufacturing, power, construction, agribusiness, and exhibition, with operations in five countries.
He serves as the President & CEO of Labacorp Power Company, an independent power producer and renewable energy development company that specializes in the facilitation, development, and operating of sustainable power generation projects in Africa, with a growing portfolio of projects in seven countries. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides solar energy solutions and services to residential, commercial and industrial power users in Africa.
He is also the Founder & Chairman of Solar Business Events, a portfolio of leading solar exhibitions and conferences including Solar Business Festival (SBF), and Solar Business Expo (SBE), with flagship editions in three countries.
As an International Development Expert, Bako is the creator of "Afridevelopism" economic concept, and he is active in activities pertaining to trade, investment, and economic development. He the Executive Chairman of ATIGS Group, Inc (Africa Trade & Investment Global Services), a trade promotion, project facilitation, and development company, that has helped mega projects off the ground, facilitated over 385 million dollars in Africa, and supported the expansion of businesses in Africa from U.S, China, India, Turkey, UAE, and Germany.
Among his accomplishments in economic development include founding world-class platforms namely, Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit (ATIGS), one of the largest prestigious Africa-global business conference and exhibition in the world; Africa Worldwide Alliance Partnerships (AfriWAPA), an initiative that helps African enterprises build their brands at mega international shows; Afridevelopism Institute, a Pan-African think tank that contribute meaningfully toward Africa’s development agenda.
Armed with the knowledge, expertise, and understanding of business opportunities that exist in Africa, Bako speaks regularly at international gatherings on Doing Business in Africa. He is the Founder of The Bako University, a professional development organization. He has authored six books on economic development and personal development and has received honors and awards for catalyzing significant development initiatives. He is a global citizen, born and raised in Cameroon, Africa.
Recipient, Forbes 30 under 30, Class of 2020
Recipient, Most Influential People of African Decent (Under 40) Class of 2018
Recipient, Global Business Disruptor 2018 Award by Professional Association of Young Africans (PAYA) Recipient, Africa SME Development Award 2018/19 by Africa Business Portal (ABP)
Recipient, Development Award, ATIGS Awards Ceremony 2018
Recipient, Outstanding Individual Award, Texas Solar Pioneer Awards 2017
Recipient, Toastmasters Competent Leader Award 2015 by Toastmasters International
【Signatory】Official Recognition as a Signatory of the Worldwide Charter for Fair International Commerce
As date of 04/03/2018, Our Onebloom Corporation was officially recognized as a Signatory member of the *Worldwide Charter for Fair International Commerce by the International Business Standards Organization (*IBSO, Israel), dedicated to support Principles of Responsibility, Ethics, Environmental Protection as well as Economic and Social Development in the world.
Based on this, we will humbly keep trying to be valuable presence in our social and economical communities in the world through our business practices.
*Worldwide Charter for Fair International Commerce:
An initiative of IBSO, the Worldwide Charter for Fair International Commerce is a global initiative that stands by businesses adopting sustainability and fair trade policies. The Worldwide Charter supports international businesses showcasing a particular social and environmental sensibility through following a code of conduct and a set of universal principles; reflecting the core values of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, labor conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and other internationally recognized principles.
We, business owners, leaders from business, international agencies and institutions, non-government and civil society organizations, academia and the media, by signing the Worldwide Charter for Fair International Commerce on behalf of our organizations and businesses, confirm that we agree and commit to the following principles:
1. As a minimum standard, comply with all applicable local, state, provincial and federal laws and regulations in all the countries where we operate.
2. Not sell or deal in counterfeit and pirated goods. Refrain from infringing on intellectual property or other proprietary rights owned by a third party.
3. Act with the highest ethical standards and integrity, implementing good faith and fair dealing norms and compete in a transparent and open manner with a zero tolerance on corruption.
4. Respect the relationships with contractors, partners, clients and customers. Any kind of fraud, falsifying or misrepresenting practice is unacceptable.
5. Present the organization’s financial data and non-financial information honestly, accurately and objectively.
6. Respect the cultures and customs of the countries in which the organization works by demonstrating a spirit of tolerance, integrity and social responsibility.
7. Wherever the operations are located, provide all internationally recognized human rights, a safe work environment, fair treatment and salary for all employees including the principle of “equal pay for equal work” without discrimination of any kind.
8. Take all possible measures to avoid or minimize damage to the environment and human health.
9. Take all actions necessary to comply with the requirements of this Charter. Senior management of signatories will assume the responsibility for realizing the letter and spirit of these principles.
*IBSO (International Business Standards Organization):
IBSO is a non-profit independent organization which was established under the initiative of entrepreneurs in order to support an international trade and a business development. It is basically a business rating organization which provides ethical and evaluative standards for public as well as private institutions, which are the firms and companies involved in international trade and finance, which head office is based on Jerusalem, Israel.
IBSO is affiliated with the United Nations Global Compact and is also an active participant of the same. IBSO makes sure to integrate the core values of the UN in its daily activities.
Our representative and our Onebloom Corporation was officially appointed as a Country Representative Japan and Organizing Committee Board Member of Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit (ATIGS)*.
Through this responsibilities, we would try to further contribute to more practically promote and facilitate win-win based international trade and foreign direct investment between African nations, Japan, and further.
*The Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit:
Conference + Trade Show, is a high-level, prestigious, biennial business platform designed specifically to promote and facilitate international trade and foreign direct investment in Africa.
The event is projected to bring over 2,000 participants from more than 70 countries which consist of +120 high-level government officials, +350 global investors with interest in Africa, +800 companies looking to expand or establish their business operation in Africa, +300 companies from Africa sourcing for international partners, +130 trade promotional organizations (TPOs) and investment promotion agencies (IPAs) from various African countries all under one roof.