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THE UK’S PREMIER CONFERENCE FOR BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS
FOCUSING ON THE GLOBAL MUSLIM LIFESTYLE SECTORS

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MLE CONNECT 2017 PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS

WHAT IS MLE CONNECT?

MLE Connect is the UK’s first dedicated B2B hub for the thriving global Muslim Lifestyle sectors. We empower delegates with valuable knowledge of the lifestyle sectors and provide them with a competitive advantage.

With the continued growth of the Finance, Fashion, Food, Travel, Health and Media industries, global brands and organisations like Wal-Mart, H&M, Tesco and DKNY and countries from across the world are already seeing continued expansion in this lucrative sector. Our conference brings together successful and inspirational figures from across the world of business and Muslim lifestyle for international business professionals

Our seminars and panel discussions will provide you with unique business and sector insights. Delegates attending will have unparalleled networking opportunities and leave with high calibre contact lists.

According to Dinar Standard Muslim consumer spending on food and lifestyle has reached $1.8 trillion in 2014 and is projected to reach $2.6 trillion in 2020.* This means a very significant consumer group is emerging which offers great opportunities for private and public sector businesses and organisations to diversify their customer base and increase revenues. The focus of MLE Connect is to help business professionals understand how to reach this market and share the wealth of opportunities.

PITCH & PRESENT

MLE Connect delegates have the opportunity to ‘Pitch & Present’ their business to the audience for two minutes*. Stand out from the crowd and use this opportunity to showcase your business to top business professionals.

*Bookings required in advance. Limited slots available.

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MLE Connect Knowledge and Media Partners

British Muslim Heritage Centre

“Not only is this a well organised event, but it is also about the calibre of the people attending, and that is very important.”

Naeem RazA | Leading Charity Consultant

“MLE Connect fulfils a most needed obligation for Muslims to connect, network and help each other”

Mohd. Ali | CEO Islam Channel

“ A great event, fantastic, so many organisations can meet to gain ideas from each other, help small businesses, and develop marketing ideas. An excellent event!”

Shaheen Ibrahim | Nuhr Home

“MLE Connect is good opportunity to network with fellow Muslims & people in the industry and to learn how to better brand their business to consumers!”

Tabish Hasan | Muslim Ad Network, USA

6 Reasons To Attend

LEARN • CONNECT • SUCCEED

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Schedule

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Registration and Networking

Get to know the organisers and fellow participants.

9:00 am - 9:15 am

MLE Connect 2018 Opens - Welcome

Rauf Mirza, Co-founder/Director MLE opens the day's proceedings
introduces host Navid Akhtar, Founder & CEO of Alchemiya TV

9:15 am - 9:25 am

Opening Address: BMHC welcome

Sadiq Basha, Trustee BMHC, BMHC - Heritage Business Club

9:25 am - 9:45 am

Contribution of British Muslims to the UK Economy

Keynote Speaker: TBC

9:45 am - 10:15 am

Global Muslim Consumer Behaviour Survey - Why we buy what we buy

Presentation by Martijn Lampert & Ahmed Ait Moha, Motivaction, Netherlands

10:15 am - 10:35 am

Generation M - Trends and economic impact as Muslim consumers

Shelina JanMohamed, Vice President, Ogilvy Noor

10:35 am - 11:00 am

Panel Q & A

Panel Q & A: Martijn Lampert, Ahmed Ait Moha, Sadiq Basha, Shelina Janmohammed, chaired by Navid Akhtar

11:00 am - 11:30 am

BREAK & NETWORKING

Relax, take in some refreshments and network with fellow delegates, organises and exhibitors.

11:30 am - 11:50 am

International Trade: What you need to know

Susana Cordoba, Head of International Trade, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

11:50 am - 12:15 pm

Investing in the Muslim Lifestyle Sector part 1

Omair Khan, Salam Planet, Denmark

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Investing in the Muslim Lifestyle Sector part 2

Azam Jaafri, CEO GRAFTISM GYMS & Sufyan Ismail- 1st Ethical / Select Concierge

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Networking Lunch Break and Juma Prayer

A buffet lunch provided by MLE Connect Sponsor MyLahore.

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Q&A Panel

Panel: Azam Jaafri, Sufyan Ismail, Shelina Janmohamed, Omair Khan

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Afternoon break

Visit the MLE Connect Exhibitors and another opportunity to network.

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Pitch and Present

10 companies are invited to "Pitch & Present" their business in 2 minutes.

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm

"Two White Muslims"

Some light entertainment to round of the day of intense business presentations.

4:30 pm -

Closing Remarks

Host Navid Akhtar brings MLE-Connect 2018 to a close with some concluding and closing remarks

Speakers

Shelina Janmohamed
Shelina JanmohamedVice President, Ogilvy Noor
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Navid Akhtar
Navid AkhtarFounder & CEO, Alchemiya.com, MLE Connect Host.
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Afzal Khan
Afzal KhanMember of Parliament
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Sufyan Ismail
Sufyan IsmailEntrepreneur and Philanthropist
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Susana Córdoba
Susana CórdobaHead of International Trade
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Azam Jaafri
Azam JaafriSerial Entrepreneur
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Martijn Lampert
Martijn LampertResearch Director, Glocalities
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Sadiq Basha
Sadiq BashaMD & Founder of IEC Abroad and New College Group
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Omair Khan
Omair KhanCEO & Co-Founder of Salam Planet
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Ahmed Ait Moha
Ahmed Ait MohaSenior Strategy Consultant, Motivaction
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Connect and network with key players
in your sector

* For group bookings for 3 or more people,
contact us for special discounts.
MLE2018 exhibitors receive an extra 15% off the delegate rate.

MLE Connect 2018 delegate tickets only
£60 (ex-VAT)

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There are currently 2 billion Muslim millennials in the world, with 86% living in emerging markets, and they will form 50% of the entire workforce in 2020.

STATE OF THE GLOBAL ISLAMIC ECONOMY REPORT

The Islamic Economy is growing rapidly – by 2021, the forecast is for it reach $3tn. (8% CAGR growth)

STATE OF THE GLOBAL ISLAMIC ECONOMY REPORT

The Halal Food sector’s growth shows no sign of slowing down as Muslim food and beverage expenditure is set to grow to $1.9 trillion by 2021.

STATE OF THE GLOBAL ISLAMIC ECONOMY REPORT

Muslim populations globally have spent a total of $151 billion on travel in 2015 (excluding Hajj and Umrah). This is a growth of 4.9% from the previous year.

STATE OF THE GLOBAL ISLAMIC ECONOMY REPORT

Muslim millenials are more technologically oriented than previous generations, are more brand loyal, and generally expect instant access to information among other attributes.

STATE OF THE GLOBAL ISLAMIC ECONOMY REPORT

Muslim consumer spending on clothing is estimated at $243 billion in 2015, 11% of the global market spend.

STATE OF THE GLOBAL ISLAMIC ECONOMY REPORT

Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities

Promote your brand to decision makers and businesses at this highly anticipated event. Boost your commercial awareness and advantage over competitors in this growing market by using our sponsorship opportunities that are guaranteed to bring you higher visibility in front of your target audience. Limited slots are available for exhibitors. Get in touch now!

Take a look at our exclusive opportunities:

  • MLE Connect Headline sponsorship
  • Gold package sponsorship
  • Panel discussion sponsorship
  • Exhibitor spaces (Limited spaces available)

Location

MyLahore Marquee
British Muslim Heritage Centre
100-106 College Rd, Manchester M16 8BP

MyLahore Marquee
British Muslim Heritage Centre
100-106 College Rd
Manchester, M16 8BP

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