The second annual B2B conference for the trillion pound Muslim lifestyle sector is taking place in London next month.
MLE Connect aims to bring together business owners, brands, entrepreneurs and startups from around the world to “learn, network and explore market opportunities”.
The conference will feature seminars and panel discussions covering a variety of industries in the Muslim lifestyle sector, including topics like halal food, modest fashion, marketing, media, branding, finance and international trade.
Speakers will include Shelina Janmohammed, Vice President of marketing consultancy Ogilvy Noor, Alchemiya CEO Navid Akhtar and a keynote speech by the CEO of Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre, Mr Abdulla Al Awar.
The founder of the event, Tahir Mirza, said: “MLE Connect is the UK’s only dedicated conference that connects brands and business owners across the growing Muslim lifestyle sectors. Our event also highlights the growing opportunities for mainstream brands to engage in this dynamic global economy.
“Our research shows us that businesses, big and small, want to expand and connect internationally. MLE Connect will provide them with the market intelligence and opportunities to connect with key industry players.
“More importantly, the conference is open to anybody regardless of faith and will be a great way to network and develop new partnerships and generate business.”
In October last year, the team behind MLE Connect organised the Muslim Lifestyle Expo 2016 in Manchester, which was attended by over 12,000 people.
The State of Islamic Economy Report 2016/2017 by Thomson Reuters revealed global expenditure by Muslim consumers on food and lifestyle sectors grew 9.5% to $1.8 trillion in 2014 and is projected to reach $3 trillion by 2021.
The event takes place on 2nd May at 155, Bishopsgate, Liverpool Street, and tickets for the event cost £125 – find out more here.