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Filipina expat in Dubai owns three apartments, wants 10
Dubai is a city that never fails to run out of success stories. Several expats tried their luck here and it all paid off eventually. Some win millions of dirhams in raffles, the others get kilos of gold and there are some who – thanks to their financial knowledge were able to successfully navigate their way into achieving good fortune. The latter is the case of Gina Gelvero – a Filipina expat based in Dubai who has been in town for more than a decade.
Gelvero’s story starts like most Filipino expat stories in Dubai: Financially illiterate and satisfied with getting their salary. During her early years in Dubai, Gelvero didn’t know much about investing her hard-earned money into another source of income; the Filipino Times reports.
It was only after thirteen years that she wised up and started buying apartments in the Philippines.
Her efforts payed off and Gelvero now owns three apartments in three different cities. She has been paying for them on a 24-month instalment basis at zero interest rate.
Currently, Gelvero is looking into purchasing another apartment in another city in the Philippines. She said that she plans to get six more apartments within 10 years – that’s one apartment every single year!
When asked about her decision to invest, Gelvero said: “I wanted to have passive income so even if I don’t work, I will have something to rely on financially. We should not just depend on our monthly salary. What if you suddenly lose your job?”
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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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The mission of ICONS PLATINUM is to create a dynamic international environment of entrepreneur-driven innovation by facilitating the commercialization of technology-based products, innovative ideas and services.
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Registration & Application Submission
Detailed Project Outline And Executive Summary
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.
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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;
Instructions will be sent to each candidate that will qualify.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
There is surely an ICONS opportunity waiting for you.
Leachate is a liquid that is formed when the waste decays. Rainfall percolating through the waste will dissolve soluble components of the waste, but leachate will also contain in-solubles such as oils and small particles. It has to be monitored as it can be toxic and cause damage to the surrounding environment if it is not treated correctly.
Leachate production is an inevitable consequence of the landfilling of wastes, it is a process that can last for a number of decades, possibly in excess of 100 years on larger contained sites.
Landfill gas is a by-product generated from the decomposition of biodegradable wastes such as household waste. The major constituents of landfill gas are methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2).
Typically 45% – 65% of landfill gas is methane. At certain concentrations a mixture of methane or hydrogen may ignite causing fires or explosions.
Our value proposition:
ICONS holds the international distribution and implementation rights for the latest state of the art Waste To Energy (W2E) technology. It is sustainable, non-polluting, profitable & leading edge Green W2E Power Generation utilising unique, innovative & revolutionary technology.
The W2E technology is fully protected by international patents and we will continue to ensure future R&D security and competitive advantages.
In the implementation process ICONS will provide an infrastructure that is distributed to meet community and local needs thereby aiming to increase the efficiency of the electrical power we generate by up to 33% and maximising the potential of the Combined Heat & Power (CHP) capabilities of the installed W2E plants up to 89%.
ICONS will lead the power generation market by being the first to:
transform 100% of waste into energy and valuable products;
sell all of the products output from the installed W2E plants, as well as;
delivering maximum value financially, environmentally, societally and proven.
The above can be delivered in and environmentally friendly landscaped W2E Power Plant layout that integrates perfectly and in full harmony with urban and residential areas as indicated below:
Key Facts – CSR Environment:
No Landfill Requirement
Efficient Electrical Production
Full International Patent Protection
100% conversion of waste to profitable product
Deals with liquid and solid waste; including medical waste and sewage
No Health Hazard
No Visual or Environmental Impact
Optimised Carbon Footprint
Efficient CHP Facility
Provides 100% Disposal of Waste
Enables Community Power Delivery
Revenue generation both upstream & downstream
Key Facts – CSR Society:
Enables community power delivery (as opposed to centralised)
Integrates seamlessly within urbanisation plans
Can provide leisure/green space
Ethically & morally positive for society
Enables interaction in a proactive way with the community within which it resides
Enables streams of education & awareness to flow to the community and stakeholders
Can support other ‘green’ stakeholders (waste – recycling – power)
Rapidly Filling Landfills
The growing communities are producing tonnes of waste each year.
Municipal waste will double by 2020
Only under 10 years of landfill life left
Land is in short supply (development, food production & leisure)
The fuel is available in huge quantities – Waste, the new ‘coal’?
The growing communities are becoming resource poor
Two out of three coal fired power stations will close by 2015
Demand overtakes supply 2012-2015
There is a need for non-polluting ‘Green-Energy’; not only morally but also politically and by statute
Government support is available
Payback Period 4 years.
Revenue example (340 tons/day municipal waste conversion / disposal) 1st yr = US$168.3m.
Cost/Year example (340 tons/day municipal waste conversion / disposal) = US$26.6m.
Space Required 25,000 m2 for 340 tons/day municipal waste conversion / disposal capacity.
ROI on EBITDA 29%.
Plant Build 20 mths from order.
Plants available for converting / disposing any capacity.
Revenue & Profit Opportunities:
ICONS provides revenue & profit opportunities both upstream and downstream:
Waste – revenues from collection/acceptance for disposal
Recycled Materials – revenue from recycled material sale
Electrical Power – suppliers subject to statutory renewables obligation until 31 March 2027
Thermal Energy – district heating/cooling, sanitary hot water, water desalination plants
Water – for sale to industry or retail
Hydrogen Gas (H2) – for sale to industry
Carbon Dioxide Gas (CO2) – for sale to industry
Aggregates – for sale to industry (e.g. cement additives and road construction)
Carbon Credits – for sale on the carbon credit market