February-02-2018 Dinner With Royalties

On February 2nd, Ban Tran and Aurora C. Aquino, Advisor to Trans International, were invited for a private dinner event with some Royal Families from Africa, United Arab Emirates, and South Korea to discuss about blockchain for humanitarian relief. Other attendees include people from United Nations and business people from around the world.

Group picture with Princess Mohiba Khalil, Princess Vanessa-Shabonne and Princess Noura Bin Faisal Al Saud.

Private dinner with Royalties from Africa, UAE, South Korea and people from United Nations.

October-25-2017 GetGlobal 2017

As an Advisory Board Member and Co-Chair of the Outreach and Engagement Committee, Ban Tran participated in helping to organize the GetGlobal 2017 Conference on October 25, in Los Angeles, California. GetGlobal is the pre-eminent global business conferences in the US designed to fuel international growth. Attendees include a dynamic mixture of global business executives, industry experts, governments, think tanks, NGOs and media (including Bloomberg, Xinhua News and other media outlets).

Vietnam's Vice Minister of Planning and Investment, H.E. Mr. Dang Huy Dong, explaining the opportunities and potentials in the Vietnam's market to the GetGlobal audience.

(Left to right): 1. Mr. Iraj Kamalabadi - Executive Board Member of Future Trends International, 2. H.E. Mr. Dang Huy Dong - Vice Minister of Planning and Investment of Vietnam, 3. Ban Tran - President & CEO of Trans International, 4. Dr. Farzam Kamalabadi - Chairman of Future Trends International

Vietnam's Vice Minister of Planning and Investment, H.E. Mr. Dang Huy Dong, discussed with the Trans International's Advisory Board about opportunities for collaboration in building up the infrastructures of Vietnam.

The Trans International's Board and our friends went out for a nice luncheon to network and discuss about collaboration opportunities.

October-18-19-2017 National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

On October 18-19, Ban Tran and three of his Advisory Board Member, Ms. Aurora Aquino, Dr. Farzam Kamalabadi and Mr. Sam Chan attended the National Council on U.S. - Arab Relations Conference at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington D.C. The purpose was to explore potential collaboration with the event organizer, Dr. Duke Anthony and his partners, to see if we can form a U.S. - Arab - China Relations Conference. The feedback was positive and we look forward to collaborating in the future.

Ban Tran and his Advisory Board Members, Dr. Farzam Kamalabadi and Ms. Aurora Aquino.

(Left to right): 1. Dr. Ibrahim Engin Civan - Managing Director of US-Asia Links, 2. Mr. Sam Chan - SVP of US-Asia Links (Advisor), 5. Ban Tran - CEO of Trans International, 6. Dr. Farzam Kamalabadi - Chairman of Future Trends International (Advisor), 7. Ms. Aurora Aquino - Member of United Nations NGO/ECOSOC (Advisor)

Founder & CEO of National Council on U.S. - Arab Relations, Dr. Duke Anthony, moderating one of the panel.

Trans International's Advisory Board Members, Ms. Aurora Aquino and Dr. Farzam Kamalabadi with His Royal Highness, Prince Turki Al Faisal and Her Royal Highness, Princess Lamia Bin Al Saud, of Saudi Arabia

October-12-2017 Meeting Ban Ki Moon

On October 12, Ban Tran and Aurora Aquino attended a party thrown by the South Korean Mission to the United Nations, in honor of Mr. Ban Ki Moon. Guests include Ambassadors and Diplomats, representing countries from all over the world. Ban Tran also briefly spoke with Mr. Ban Ki Moon regarding the upcoming SDG conference Trans International is planning to host with the United Nations and several Royal Families.

Mr. Ban Ki Moon giving his speech to the audience attending his honorary party.

Photo Caption (left to right): 1. Ban Tran, CEO of Trans International, 2. Mr. Henry Keenho Kim, Chairman of ISEA Foundation, 3. H.E. Mr. Choong-Hee Han, South Korean Deputy Ambassador to UN 4. Aurora Aquino, Advisory Board Member of Trans International

Ban Tran with former United Nation's Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki Moon

September-29-2017 Meeting With Head Ambassador of ECOWAS

September-29-2017 – Meeting With Head Ambassador of ECOWAS

Ban Tran and Aurora Aquino of Trans International were invited by Head Ambassador of ECOWAS (Economic Cooperation Of West African States), H.E. Koné Tonau, to discuss about the priority projects of ECOWAS. The list include the development of:

  • 4,000+ km highway coorridor connecting Dakar - Abidjan - Lagos
  • 2,000+ km West Africa railway ring connecting Niamey - Kaya, Niamey - Cotonou and Ouangolodougou - Bamako
  • Establishment of a regional shipping line company
  • The electrical interconnection networks of 330 kV (Nigeria - Niger Benin - Burkina) and 225 kV (Ghana - Burkina Faso - Mali - Guinea)
  • Construction of solar power and wind farm plants
  • Development of sustainable rice production and the Regional Agricultural Investment Plan
  • Construction of 6 specialized referral hospitals, a regional center disease control of ECOWAS and establishment of a regional rapid response team of ECOWAS

Ban Tran, Aurora Aquino and H.E. Head Ambassador of ECOWAS, Koné Tanou, met at the Grand Hyatt in NYC.