Bako Ambianda, International development specialist, business strategist, best-selling author, and Global African Entrepreneur
Bako Ambianda is the Founder, Chairman, & CEO of Labacorp Group, a diversified portfolio of businesses and strategic investments in key economic sectors spanning manufacturing, construction, power, agribusiness, real estate, and exhibition among others, with operations in five countries. The Group notable portfolio companies include Labacorp Industries, Labacorp Investments, Labacorp Construction, Labacorp Power, and Labacorp Media.
An active player in activities pertaining to trade, investment, and economic development, Bako has played a leading role in the creation and production of world-class investment sourcing and trade facilitation platforms in Africa, Middle East, and US, which has helped got mega projects off the ground, and supported the expansion of businesses in Africa from US, France, China, India, Turkey, UAE, Brazil, and Germany.
Armed with the knowledge, expertise, and understanding of business opportunities that exist in Africa, he speaks regularly at international gatherings on Doing Business in Africa. His specialties are strategic economic development, international trade and promotion, foreign direct investment and deal facilitation, sustainable development, globalization and cross-cultural team building. He is a notable published author of six books on economic development and personal development and has received honors and awards for catalyzing significant development initiatives.
He is the creator and leading proponent of "Afridevelopism" economic initiative aimed towards contributing to Africa’s development agenda, and the creator of Africa Worldwide Alliance Partnerships (AfriWAPA), an initiative that helps African enterprises build their brands at mega international shows. He holds a BSc degree in civil engineering, with advanced professional certificates in international development, strategic project management, and economic diplomacy. He is a global citizen, born and raised in Cameroon, Africa. www.labacorpgroup.com
Archpriest Vsevolod Anatolievich Chaplin
Archpriest Vsevolod Anatolievich Chaplin was born on March 31, 1968 in Moscow. In 1990 he graduated from the Moscow
Theological Seminary and in 1994 - the Moscow Theological Academy.
Ph.D. (Theology). Since 1985 worked in the Publishing Department of the Moscow Patriarchate, since 1990 worked in the Department of
External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate (DECR MP).
Was ordained to the deacon in 1991 and to the priest in 1992. He headed the Secretariat of the DECR MP on the relationship between the Church and society.
In 2001-2009 - Deputy Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations. In 2009-2015 - Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate
Department for Relations between Church and Society. In the 1990s and 2000 was a member of the Central Committees of the World Council of Churches (WCC)
and the Conference of European Churches (CEC), co-moderator of the Church and Society Commission of CEC, a member of the Commission of Churches on International Affairs of the WCC.
Was a member of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation in three sessions.
Was a member of the Council for Interaction with Religious Associations under the President of Russia. For many years was a member of the OSCE
Advisory Council on Freedom of Religion and Belief.
Was a lector in the St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Humanitarian University. Was an author and presenter of the programs «Commentary of the Week» (Soyuz TV Channel),
«Time of Trust» («Russian News Service» Radio), «Earth and People» («Mir» TV Channel), «Eternity and Time»
(«Spas» TV Channel),«220 volts » (KP Radio). Member of the Writers' Union of Russia.
Full member of the Academy of Russian Literature. Currently, is a prior of the Cathedral of St. Theodore the Studite at the Nikitsky Gate in Moscow,
a member of the Civic Chamber of the Union State of Russia and Belarus, co-founder of the «Russian Mission» community,
a member of the Council of the Orthodox patriotic community.
Shi Yanjiao, the name before taking the monk’s rank is Zhang Guofeng, Head coach of the Shaolin Monk training Institute of Martial Arts of the Shaolin Monastery,
chairman of Shaolin Kung Fu World Promotion Association. Studied martial arts since his childhood with the abbot of the Shaolin monastery,
master of the technique of the Shaolin arhat's boxing and the techniques using cold weapons - spears, halberds, swords and others.
Repeatedly represented Shaolin at competitions and conferences dedicated to martial arts, accompanied the abbot during his visits to Europe, America,
Southeast Asia, visited dozens of countries and regions to participate in the shows and lectures.
The students of Shi Yanjiao are famous masters of kungfu - Chen Gang, Liu Guangming, Cai Wei, Hao Feng, Wang Quanbin, Gu Hui,
Yang Huilong - have repeatedly occupied the first three places in all-China competitions.
Li Weiqun (Ph.D.)
Secretary General of China Association of Private Equity (CAPE). He also works as Deputy Secretary General of Global PE Alliance (GPEA)，
Leader of Preparatory Team of Investment & Financing Commission in World Tourism Cities Federation(WTCF),
Deputy Secretary General of Europe-China Culture and Economy Commission (EUCNC)，
Chairman of Asia VC and PE Council(AVCPEC, 2015-2016), International Investment Expert of China MOFCOM,
Private Equity Expert of China MOF，Deputy Secretary General of Experts Committee of China Certification
Center of Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA),
Deputy Secretary General of Beijing Young Financiers Association.
Dr. Li used to work at China Venture-tech Investment Corporation (CVIC),
China Machinery Industry Ministry, Beijing State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission,
Beijing Development and Reform Commission, First-trust Fund Management Co.,Ltd. and Beijing Financial Asset Exchange.
Dr. Li graduated from Peking University and Tsinghua University, and holds a PhD in Theoretical Economics.
Ivan Kapitonov, is Ph.D. of Economic Sciences , Associate Professor .
Senior researcher at the Institute of Economics Russian Academy of Sciences .
Head of Department of International Trade Institute of International Economic Relations .
Associate Professor of International Business at the Graduate School of Corporate Management RANEPA
Energy Security Specialist .
Since 2002, he is the author of more than 50 Russian and foreign articles on economics,
five books and 4 textbooks and manuals.