Partners

With a global network of associated business partners, ICA is able to deliver a global multi-disciplinary service to our clients. ICA continues to work with the following partners:

ICA is an associate member and a partner of World FZO. Dedicated to its members’ growth and prosperity, the World Free Zones Organization (World FZO) is the strongest, most active free-zone organization in the world. World FZO helps free zones achieve their strategic objectives, make connections that matter, and put the industry’s most powerful insights, resources and tools at its members’ fingertips.

 

World FZO provides a number of dedicated services to its members and partners. These have been designed to support members in achieving their strategic objectives and enhancing operational performance, as well as bringing new insights and learning around best practices and are grouped in three areas: Knowledge, Network and Support.

Annual Investment Meeting is a world-leading emerging markets FDI platform. This event is one of the most celebrated conferences and exhibitions in the world and connects the top Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) investors, experts, and practitioners in the world. As part of this conference in Dubai, there is also a focus on new policies that are being implemented. The event will seek to identify legislation that will help stimulate the local economy through new investment opportunities. Additionally, there is a look at the best practices for the industry and some of the developments that are on the horizon.

Cova was set up by an experienced ex-Deloitte partner, Duane Newman. The firm specializes to advising firms on their “green” transition. Its services range from sustainability, carbon and energy strategy services through to green tax and government grant services. Cova has positioned itself as an independent advisor on matters ranging from carbon and energy strategy, green related funds, carbon tax and policies, and renewable energy advisor. Cova has set up a strong local network within the private and government sectors. It has access to various thought leaders in South Africa and around the world on carbon and renewable energy and investment promotion.

The Cragus Group is recognized as the leading independent tax advisor in the GCC, specialising in international corporate tax, legal structuring, and corporate advisory; and serves clients with interests in or related to the Arabian Gulf and Africa. The Group provides a platform for sophisticated “doing business” relationships/transactions, primarily through a Network of known and trusted independent legal and tax consulting firms, in a manner that aspires to achieve a professional legacy for assisting nationals in developing countries enhance and better enable their legal and fiscal regimes.

The EIU is the research and analysis division of The Economist Group, the sister company to The Economist newspaper. Created in 1946, the EIU has nearly 70 years’ experience in helping businesses, financial firms and governments to understand how the world is changing and how that creates opportunities to be seized and risks to be managed. A British company, the EIU is intensely global, servicing clients across the world from 24 offices, a staff speaking over 25 languages and embracing foreign cultures with a passion.

 

The EIU believes that deep insight comes from bringing together the best data with the best methodologies and the best people. The EIU deploys huge resources to acquiring and checking our economic and market data, including the use of primary research techniques and fieldwork when necessary. Some of the methodologies, frameworks and analytical tools are quantitative, others qualitative. But all are cutting edge. And the EIU people are all experienced country or industry experts, opinionated and well qualified to inform your decision-making.

Fitzgerald & Halliday is a firm of innovative, multidisciplinary, and environmentally conscious planners, engineers, and scientists dedicated to improving the structure, function, connectivity, and overall quality of communities. FHI staff has expertise in transportation, environmental planning and sustainability, community planning, community engagement, public relations, information technology, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Thorough knowledge of the planning process, innovative presentation techniques, and strong quality assurance augment the high quality of our products as shown by our strong track record of repeat clients both as prime and as team members.

Groenewout is an international consulting company specializing in supply chains and logistics. Our core competency has been sharpened in supply chain optimization and detailed designs of manufacturing, distribution and fulfillment centers. Not surprisingly, we place a great deal of emphasis on both the identification and realization of feasible opportunities. We pride ourselves on innovative and creative thinking to produce the business improvements that our clients’ processes require. We prefer vigorous client participation to address a comprehensive solution.

RSG is a full-service transportation planning, forecasting and survey research firm with offices and staff located across the U.S. Our clients have included state DOTs, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), cities and towns, port authorities, transit authorities, federal transportation agencies, and non-profit and private organizations around the world. RSG designs sophisticated approaches to collecting, analyzing, and communicating meaningful, nuanced data that agencies, organizations and businesses at every level can use to make strategic market, policy, and operational decisions.

Skeo Solutions offers a multidisciplinary approach to navigating the complex issues facing local communities, state governments and federal agencies. Using tailored urban planning analysis, we provide innovative and collaborative solutions to pressing issues in environmental stewardship, brownfield redevelopment, social equity and economic opportunity.   Our relatively small, dedicated staff represents a broad range of disciplines and skill sets. Our diversity and size allow us to be nimble, quickly forming project teams that are responsive to our clients’ complex technical needs while providing highly personalized customer service.

WAVTEQ is the world’s fastest growing FDI technology and consulting company. The firm aims to be the leading provider of technology, data, and business development solutions for the foreign direct investment (FDI) market. WAVTEQ was founded in Hong Kong with a Global Technology Centre in Ireland and a network of offices worldwide providing business development services.

 

WAVTEQ has unique capability to provide business development and lead generation services to economic development organizations worldwide. WAVTEQ has 10 years of experience in developing online, data-driven software products. We have developed advanced technology for creating online subscription products, automated reports and mapping from data and publishing content.