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If you have not received an invitation and desire to participate, please send an e-mail request for qualification to:  qualifications@iconsfze.com . Present yourself, indicate in your own words your idea, project or reason for us to evaluate. We ask you to be as specific, succinct, and explicit as possible.

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  • ICONS PLATINUM will finance the best ideas, the best business projects and business plans with a Non-refundable GRANT
  • ICONS PLATINUM will guide you to become a successful entrepreneur.

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Press release

17 OCTOBER 2017 – Khaleejtimes

Why Dubai is top on investors’ minds

Dubai FDI, the foreign direct investment promotion agency of Dubai Economy, seeks to provide innovative and modern solutions that meet the aspirations of current and future investors, Sami Al Qamzi, director-general of Dubai Economy, said on Monday.

Speaking at the opening day of Dubai Investment Week, Al Qamzi said Dubai Economy is keen to move forward, achieve sustainable development and maintain a competitive environment by developing appropriate frameworks and applying global best practices. “The establishment of the ‘Hamdan Centre for the Future of Investment’ will help channel foreign direct investment globally into sustainable development,” Al Qamzi said.

He pointed out that Dubai has maintained its position as the world’s preferred destination for foreign direct investment, standing seventh in the world with total FDI inflows of Dh25.5 billion in 2016. “The emirate was also ranked third globally in terms of the number of FDI projects attracted during the same year, with 247 projects,” said Al Qamzi.

The third edition of Dubai Investment Week, which opened on Monday, witnessed the launch of several innovative initiatives, including the ‘Dubai Advantages’ report and the ‘Dubai Impact Investment Award’.

Organised by the Dubai Investment Development Agency (Dubai FDI), Dubai Investment Week 2017 seeks to introduce investors to Dubai’s advantages as a strategic hub in the global economy, a gateway to regional growth markets and a leading smart and sustainable city of the future.

Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, inaugurated the Dubai Investment Week that will run till October 19. The event has brought together government and private sector leaders from the region and beyond, representatives of banks and investment funds, official delegations and international experts in a series of dialogues, workshops, closed meetings and field visits.

A ‘leadership dialogue’ on the opening day featured prominent government and private sector leaders including Sultan bin Sulayem, chairman of DP World and Dubai Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, and Mohamed Ali Alabbar, chairman of Emaar Properties. They were interviewed by Courtney Fingar, editor-in-chief of fDi Intelligence.

Sheikh Maktoum along with Al Qamzi and Fahad Al Gergawi, CEO of Dubai FDI, honoured the winners of the inaugural ‘Dubai Impact FDI Award’. Brookfield (Largest Greenfield Investment in Dubai), Alibaba Cloud Services (Largest High-Technology Investment into Dubai) and Amazon (Largest M&A Investment into Dubai) were the winners in each of the three award categories.

Al Qamzi said the ‘Hamdan Centre for the Future of Investment’ would provide a unique model for global partnerships aimed at developing and financing sustainable investment projects and assessing their economic, social and environmental impact.

“Dubai is a city of the future, a gateway to promising regional markets and a global hub for business – it has all the important drivers that boost the confidence of the local and international investor community,” said Al Gergawi.

He said the logistics infrastructure in Dubai is among the best in the world and a bridge to a vast consumer market of over two billion people. “We are leveraging the Dubai Investment Week platform to keep abreast of the latest investment opportunities in the strategic and emerging economic sectors in the region and worldwide, to identify investor views and to develop policies that enhance future readiness,” said Al Gergawi.

He said the mission of the Dubai Investment Week is not only to showcase investment opportunities in Dubai, but also to present current and future investment trends and ways to promote sustainable and competitive partnerships between local and global investors.

 

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How to apply for funding

Our investment process and road map for obtaining funding:

  • Registration & Application Submission
  • Initial Review
  • Non-Disclosure Agreement
  • Detailed Project Outline And Executive Summary
  • In-Person Pitch
  • Members Presentation
  • Due Diligence
  • Funding Release

Step 1 – REGISTRATION & Application Submission (From YOU to ICONS)

Once invited, download your ICONS PLATINUM “APPLICATION FORM & INSTRUCTIONS”, together with the “CANDIDATE PRESENTATION TEMPLATE” and follow the instructions. In filling-inn the forms we ask you to be as specific, succinct, and explicit as possible. We will not consider incomplete applications. Submit your application! In this initial pitch focus on the business concept, the project synopsis, the idea, the reason for finance requirement and the people behind it.

To start your “Application registration” please proceed as follows

  • Download “ICONS PLATINUM-Funding Application Instructions”;

  • Download and fill-in the “ICONS PLATINUM-Funding Application Form”;

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  • Download and fill-in the “ICONS PLATINUM-Funding Candidate Presentation Template”;

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Step 2 – INITIAL REVIEW (From ICONS to YOU)

Once your application is submitted, we will perform an initial screening to ensure your idea, project, business proposition or innovative concept is within our scope of interest. A carefully filled-out application will help you progress immensely. Should we have questions, we will contact you. The time required for this initial review for the Business Idea Validation on behalf of the investors depends on the project. It is however contained in about 2 weeks time. IMPORTANT: We will answer all applications sent in Step 1 and communicate the result of the application.

Step 3 –Non Circumvent – Non Disclosure Agreement (From ICONS to YOU)

If “Step 1” is successfully passed we will proceed in signing a “Non Circumvent – Non Disclosure Agreement” (NC-NDA) to protect your interests and your idea from being copied or misused in any way. Your data will be kept safe and secure at all times, nevertheless, at ICONS we strive for Excellence and we treasure your peace of mind in submitting sensitive data and therefore want to give you this extra guarantee. Instructions will always be sent to you as you advance in the application process. From now on you will be assigned a personal “MENTOR” to guide you through the final phases to success.

Step 4 – Detailed project outline & executive summary (From YOU to ICONS)

After the Non Circumvent – Non-Disclosure Agreement is signed and exchanged we will require you to send us the following:

  • Investment – Project / Idea in depth presentation;
  • Executive summary.

Instructions will be sent to each candidate that will qualify.

Step 5 – IN-PERSON PITCH (Live presentation & meeting)

Should your company / idea pass the Step 4 review stage, you will be invited to present in person at a screening committee meeting in which you will meet a rose of selected investors within the pool of our Venture Capital and Angel investors! At this meeting we encourage you to focus on the essentials in this pitch: Proof of concept, financials, IP, goals for funds raised, and exits (if applicable).

Step 6 – MEMBERS PRESENTATION (Exchange & technical insights)

If the committee decides to proceed, a series of due diligence exchanges with various members and the entrepreneurs will take place (further exchanges of details with Investors). If these exchanges go well, you will be invited to present to a larger body of ICONS members at a special member’s dinner in which the final investors will be revealed! A “Letter Of Interest” (LOI) will be handed over to you within this phase.

Step 7 – DUE DILIGENCE (Finalization)

Following Step 6, a due diligence luncheon is scheduled where members can go deeper into questions/answers (Q&A). If there is sufficient member interest, ICONS will proceed with financing your business concept, idea or finance requirement. In this step there will be a Terms Sheets handover and “Terms & Conditions” exchanged will be finalized and signed. Al legal matters will be addressed and finalized in this phase.

Step 8 – RELEASE of FUNDING

Once the above steps have been completed and your idea or project has been granted the requested resources, funding will be released. Funds will be transferred to the mutually agreed party entitled to receive funds in full compliance with the standing international money transfer rules and regulations.

Let us tell you: Why Platinum investment program?

ICONS INVESTMENT PHILOSOPHY

We respect entrepreneurs and the difficult task they are undertaking. Whether or not you receive funding, we try to provide concrete feedback and are happy to help with insights and advice. We strive to treat entrepreneurs fairly and make your application process a value-added experience. ICONS connects high-quality entrepreneurs and business plans with our investor members. We help our companies with strategic advice, domain expertise, and access to our networks which offers help with recruiting, strategic relationships, and exit planning. We build long-term relationships with entrepreneurs, and many of our members are executives from ICONS-funded companies. We believe that the best relationships lead to win-win outcomes – both for entrepreneurs and our investor members.

Although we cannot guarantee funding for all the applications we receive, we underline that we pose no boundaries for sectors, industry, location, country, value, type of funding or license. The limits for funding are dictated by the project itself, its presentation and its potential. The investment committee coordinates an extensive due diligence activity that provides an insight on the potential success and the feasibility of the projects that require funding. We strive to offer a comprehensive platform of investors that address the needs of the applicants. ICONS success is reliant on the applicants success and the release of funds.

About us

Welcome to ICONS

Innovative Concepts & solutions. The International Business Consulting Corporation with global reach! 

ICONS INTERNATIONAL GROUP (ICONS) is an International Business Consulting Corporation based in the United Arab Emirates and connected with other major countries through a network of professionals that help Clients find new partners and opportunities in order to make smart decisions with their money. We are focused on our Clients high R.O.I. and the security of their investments. Through our quorum of expertise and competencies, our firm is committed to developing long-term Client relationships built on a foundation of ethics, service and trust. We are committed and fully dedicated to our Clients investment goals so they in turn can focus on creating a quality of life that reflects their deepest values. We pride ourselves with our distinctive perspective towards strategic investment in emerging markets and capital markets by facilitating the commercialization of technology-based products, innovative concepts & solutions and services. We continually uphold our spirit of innovation with a focus driven approach to maintain our leverage in the industry. We shape the future by creating value for our Investors, Partners and Clients.

 STRONG CONNECTIONS

We connect entrepreneurs with domain experts, industry veterans, premier law firms, venture capital resources, and strategic partners throughout the industry. ICONS members include several leading venture capital partnerships and other international angel investor organizations. ICONS’ today represents a crossroad of opportunities where Professionals, Companies, Personnel, Projects, New ideas and Technologies all come together. Our knowledge ranges through a comprehensive array of different markets and we are defined as a multinational, multicultural platform with a very high focus on developing International business opportunities, capital ventures and Joint Ventures.

 FUNDRAISING SUPPORT

We syndicate deals and participate in follow-on rounds, to ensure that our companies can continue to hit critical milestones and grow. Direct investments are typically $500k-$750k-$1M, with syndicated financing ranging up to the project requirements. We believe that the true growth potential lies with companies who are at an early stage in their growth cycle. For this reason we are strongly focused on Capital Ventures, Joint Ventures, Projects, Acquisitions and setting up New Companies. We come from a long term International experience in various industries that range from manufacturing, trade, services and finance. The initiative has great focus and capability of attracting Capital Investors through a proven track record of successes.

PRACTICAL EXPERTISE

We draw on our members’ deep domain expertise in the different market segments both in technology and operations to provide companies with unique, specific, industry-relevant insights. We take board seats and work side by side with entrepreneurs to drive companies toward their goals. Experience, industry knowledge, expertise, passion and education are the distinguishing characteristics that set ICONS apart from our peers. Our unwavering commitment to professionalism and the best interests of our Clients have enabled us to become one of the leaders in our field, worldwide. Our highly disciplined approach to investing provides intelligent opportunities for our Clients, with an eye toward fostering relationships that last decades. ICONS portfolio of assets boasts unique brand equity and a definite competitive advantage that has enhanced its position of leadership in the market. Over the years, it continues to maintain its tradition of excellence through its unique value creation approach in each of its products, projects and services. Our model has evolved over several years as we continue to enhance our ability to meet the ever-changing economic environment. At ICONS, we are committed to helping each of our Clients by offering sound investment opportunities combined with un-equaled customer support and consultancy; our Clients enjoy a research apparatus and level of service that is beyond reproach.

COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT

ICONS commitment to environmental sustainability is evident with the company’s emphasis to its corporate social responsibilities and values. Led by a strong management, its organization is composed of dynamic, motivated and strong-willed individuals who share the same passion of making a difference in the society.

Gearing up for the future, ICONS will continue to innovate and reinvent itself to keep ahead of the changes as it seeks new opportunities for growth and iconic project developments for its Clients in the United Arab Emirates and international markets. For our investors ICONS represents a light to follow on the track to successful investments and growth.

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There is surely an ICONS opportunity waiting for you.

R. & D. / Charity / Development Programs

The funds raised through the Membership subscriptions will be devoted to:

Research & Development to reduce global carbon emissions from energy production – CO2 to ZERO by 2050.

  • On average 5 tons each per world population
  • 6.8 billion people worldwide 2010 (heading to 9 billion)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research & Development in the renewable energy sector to reduce energy prices in order to be twice as cheep. Energy miracle !

  • 6.8 billion people worldwide 2010
  • Of the above, about 2 billion are without energy
  • To reduce poverty the best solution is to lower the price of energy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research & Development in the Food and Water industry.

 

 

 

Research & Development in the Waste To Energy (WTE) and Water Treatment sector.


 

 

Research & Development in the Green Construction sector (GECO).


 

 

 

Expansion of Your future possibilities by funding, developing and engaging in new opportunities (Joint Ventures, Green field ventures, Projects, Tenders, etc.).


 

 

Charity funds (Help us help others program).


 

 

We take this opportunity to thank you in advance for joining our Membership Reward Scheme and look forward to seeing you on board.

Show Business & Entertainment

The NEW “Business Unit” in joint venture with ICONS INTERNATIONAL

At ICONS INTERNATIONAL, the specialists in emerging markets and innovation, we have chosen to offer our extended networking expertise to ever increasing market segments. We have therefore entered the Entertainment sector where we have the strategic role of bringing together “Demand” and “Offer”.

We organize and assist:

  • TV Production
  • TV Studios
  • FILM Production
  • Film Studios
  • FILM Funds
  • Media Groups
  • Events
  • Sports events
  • Music events
  • and much more …

We help professionals and newcomers to the Entertainment business (actresses, actors, authors, film directors, musicians, models, producers, professional athletes, writers and other people in various entertainment businesses) to be successful by coaching them with the right advice and leading them to success through our Talent Agency.  We are well established and our success is determined by networks upon networks of contacts as well as having access to professional casting services. To be noted that many of these casting resources are not available to the general public.

Finally we can assist you with the connected Advertising, Product Placement and Sponsorship requirements that you or your organization may have.

Please forward your inquiries to info@iconsfze.com . We will be glad to inform and assist you.

How to become an Actor or Actress

ICONS CONSULTING

Becoming an Actor or an Actress is the dream of many people. Stardom is the goal of many, but the reality of few. You’ll need Strong Will, Perseverance, Time, Talent, Commitment and Dedication.

Becoming an Actor or an Actress is often a long road with many sacrifices along the way, however it is possible. Get all the experience that you can, and take every opportunity and role possible. Get your name and face out there. That is how you get known and this is where we can help!.

Here is the basic road to becoming a star:


The first thing you need to do is to get in contact with a talent agency and set up an audition. This will establish you with an agency before uprooting yourself and moving with only a dream.

You will instead have a foundation to build on.

The second thing you need to do to become an Actor or Actress is to enroll in some professional acting classes. Do this near your home. Also, get involved in some acting at the local scene. Join your community drama club or theatre and get a little experience under your belt.

We can advise you on the possibilities that you have around your area.

Now that you have got involved with a talent agency and found a path for experience in your city. You will need to be readily available to attend all auditions or casting calls that your agent sets you up with.

Jump at nearly every opportunity that comes your way. Take every role you can get, for experience if nothing else. Expect to start at the bottom and work your way up. Not everyone becomes a breakthrough artist right away.

Now, become a star!
Make your dreams come true and become part of the celebrity world!

Work and work hard, and it can happen.

We are always seeking for Acting Roles (Cast) and associated support roles:

  • Male Lead Actors
  • Female Lead Actors
  • Actresses
  • Actors
  • Extras
  • Dancers
  • Stunt performers
  • Stunt Doubles
  • Stand-ins
  • Narrators
  • Presenters

… and support people for Actors:

  • Dialogue coach
  • Choreographer
  • Stunt coordinator
  • Make Up
  • Hair Stylist
  • Wardrobe
  • Costume Designer
  • Personal Assistant

At ICONS INTERNATIONAL, the specialists in emerging markets and innovation, we will be glad to present you the opportunities and help you to be successful in this fascinating business.

Please forward your inquiries to info@iconsfze.com . We will be glad to inform and assist you.

Talent Agency

ICONS CONSULTING: TALENT AGENCY

At ICONS INTERNATIONAL, the specialists in emerging markets and innovation, we have the strategic role of bringing together the Demand” (TV & Film production, Events, Sports events, Music events and much more) and the Offer (actresses, actors, authors, film directors, musicians, models, producers, professional athletes, writers and other people in various entertainment businesses). We are well established and our success is determined by networks upon networks of contacts as well as having access to professional casting services. Many of these casting resources are not available to the general public.

We are the talent agent, or booking agent, “par excellence” that has already been chosen by leading companies and have found many jobs for authors, film directors, musicians, models, producers, professional athletes, writers, actors and actresses interested in working theatrically (stage, film or television) as well as in commercials.

We engage the “talents” (actors, models, voice-over artists, etc.) and the “buyers” (casting directors, advertising agencies, TV & Film production companies, photographers and direct clients, etc.).

Our major role is to promote talents to the buyers, submitting talents that have the appropriate age, race, sex, look and talent that the buyer is seeking for his/her project. We submit actor’s head-shots or the model’s composite card or portfolio to buyers, organize auditions (the talent is the only one who can get the job through the audition) and coordinate the details of wardrobe and directions as well as negotiate the contract or pay.

In cohesion to our company policies in the matter of transparency, we anticipate that for our work we do not take charges for representation but negotiate case by case a commission that may vary from 10 to 30% of the gross contracted amount, depending on the profile of the candidates and the job to be done.

However we may recommend steps that will cost money, especially when talent is starting out. At the first introduction we may suggest new photos, promo-video’s, training, test auditions and casting calls, professional acting classes, get you involved in some acting at the local scene or community drama club / theatre (getting a little experience under your belt), workshops or other promotional solutions for attracting good contacts for new talent. We have selected the best professionals (best photographers) or shots to make into head-shots and much more.

Apart from the above direct expenses, if we incur and cover upfront costs, over and above our contracted commission (travel expenses or other), we will ask to be reimbursed for these last expenses only after the talent begins work.

We are always seeking for Acting Roles (Cast) and associated support roles:

  • Male Lead Actors
  • Female Lead Actors
  • Actresses
  • Actors
  • Extras
  • Dancers
  • Stunt performers
  • Stunt Doubles
  • Stand-ins
  • Narrators
  • Presenters

… and support people for Actors:

  • Dialogue coach
  • Choreographer
  • Stunt coordinator
  • Make Up
  • Hair Stylist
  • Wardrobe
  • Costume Designer
  • Personal Assistant

At ICONS INTERNATIONAL, the specialists in emerging markets and innovation, we will be glad to present you the opportunities and help you to be successful in this fascinating business.

Please forward your inquiries to info@iconsfze.com . We will be glad to inform and assist you.

We wish the best for you and hope to see you on the big screen soon.