8:00 am - 9:00 am
Registration and Networking
9:00 am - 9:15 am
Welcome by Host, Navid Akthar, CEO Alchemiya.com
Founder and CEO of Alchemiya.com, Navid Akhtar, welcomes everyone and gives an overview of the day's schedule.
9:15 am - 10:15 am
Keynote Presentation: The role of Muslim Lifestyle and Youth in the Islamic Economy
Keynote speech by Abdulla Mohammed Al Awar, CEO Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre
10:15 am - 10:40 am
Seminar - Generation M: Young Muslims Changing the World
Shelina Janmohamed is the Vice President of Ogilvy Noor, the world's first bespoke consultancy for building brands with Muslim audiences.
Presentation details TBC
10:40 am - 11:10 am
BREAK / NETWORKING
A chance to relax, review and network with fellow delegates.
11:10 am - 11:45 am
Seminar: Engagement of Global Muslims Through Telecom Networks
DR. Muhammad Nazir, OBE
Launching the first global mobile App Network for the Ummah.
Globalisation of mobile App network.
Mobile technology has captured the imagination of everyone. Most people access their mobile phones over 200 times a day, from simple messaging and constant news feeds to keeping in touch with things that matter to them most. Technology companies have invested effort to target the Muslim user to meet their demands. The Muslim user is one of the youngest and most tech savvy communities in the world. Dr. Muhammad will give you a "sneak preview" of the features of Ummah Mobile app. From communications, money remittances to Muslim lifestyle. Launching the first Ummah Mobile brand of choice, giving the user control over most aspects of their fast paced lifestyle in a Halal way like no other mobile network.
11:45 am - 12:20 pm
PANEL SESSION (Room 1): Halal Products - From Farm To Fridge
- Phil Hadley, Head of Global Supply Chain Development, AHDB
- Shazia Saleem, Founder/CEO, ieat Foods
- Wilf Lewis, Commercial Director at Lewis Pie & Pasty Company
- Musadiq Jivraj, Senior Buyer at ASDA
- Chaired by Abdalhamid Evans
11:45 am - 12:20 pm
PANEL SESSION (Room 2): The Growth of the Modest Fashion Industry
- Rommana Bint Abubakker
- Altaf Alim
- Chaired by Shelina Janmohamed
12:20 pm - 1:20 pm
LUNCH / NETWORKING
Take some lunch, offer salat and network with fellow delegates.
1:20 pm - 1:45 pm
Seminar: Business and Charitable Giving
Human Appeal discuss why it is important for Muslim businesses to support charitable projects and why such support is an investment.
1:45 pm - 2:10 pm
Seminar: Raising Investment for Beginners - Turning An Idea Into Reality
Great startups can fail quickly if they don't plan for fund raising. Get a beginners guide to raising capital.
Imran Kausar, MD and co-founder of Haloodies.
2:10 pm - 2:35 pm
Seminar: Investing into SMEs: An Investor's Perspective
Faizal Karbani, Founder & CEO, Simply Ethical Financial Services Ltd
In this seminar, Faizal will focus on what investors look for when investing into a Small to Medium Enterprise; this seminar will highlight the key areas SMEs need to think about when pitching for investment and will help them get “investor ready” so as to give them the best chance of attracting investment.
2:35 pm - 3:00 pm
BREAK / NETWORKING
Another chance to relax, review and network with fellow delegates.
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Seminar (Room 1): UK-ASEAN Business Council
Presentation Details TBC
3:00 pm - 3:25 pm
Seminar (Room 2): ‘Halal – a Very British Opportunity'
Founder, HalalFocus & Imarat Consultants UK
Abdalhamid talks about the uncertainties of Brexit and how UK businesses will be shifting their focus away from traditional European markets towards the rest of the world – much of which is Muslim. This will create a new range of opportunities across all sectors of the emerging Islamic economy, and is likely to be led by the Halal food sector. A review of UK trade with OIC countries reveals a tangible opportunity for growth, and this coincides with a surge in home-grown entrepreneurial creativity that has the potential to have a positive impact on the UK economy.
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Seminar (Room 1): Turkish Embassy
Aytuğ Göksu, Commercial Counsellor - details TBC
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Seminar (Room 1): Arabian Business Chamber of Commerce
3:30 pm - 3:55 pm
Seminar (Room 2): Marketing 101 for Muslims by Muslims
Maruf Yusupov (Denmark)
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Seminar (Room 1): Iranian Embassy
Masoud Khansari, Commercial Counsellor
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Seminar (Room 1): Department for International Trade (UK)
4:00 pm - 4:25 pm
Seminar (Room 2): Islam-inspired Creativity, Strategy, & Design
Subhi Bora (Australia)- Associate / Studio Director at Gould.Sydney
At the heart of the connection between strategy and design for purpose-driven brands is your team, your audience, and your actions. Based on our work with some of the leading brands within the Islamic Economy, we'll explore examples of what it looks like when design meets strategy, and share some of our creative projects with faith-guided aspirations.
4:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Closing Remarks & MLE 2017 (Manchester) Overview