Seminars

Seminar Themes and Titles

SATURDAY

12:00 - Tech in the Muslim Economy: How to make millions with your ideas!

Speaker: Abdul Alim

This seminar shows you how you start and grow your own business from zero. How you take the risk away and maximise your chances of success. Learn all this and more in this exciting presentation packed with stories and golden nuggets that will empower you to start or grow your business immediately.

13:15 - Shariah Law vs. English Law- Is there a conflict?

Speaker: Moin Azmi – CEO, AML Solicitors

As one of the leading firm of solicitors for Shariah and Islamic law related work, in this seminar Moin talks about how Shariah Law is compatible with English law. His attention will focus on Islamic Wills & Inheritance, Human Rights and Divorce and Separation.

14:15 - Hollywood Muslim Baddies

Speaker: Ala Hamdan

Changing and Challenging the Stereotypes.
A Muslim Film maker’s perspective

Synopsis

I remember watching The American Sniper movie and the TV series ‘24’ and feeling helpless. How can I as a Muslim woman and a filmmaker change how the world sees us through screens?  When my history and my religion are defined by a movie then it’s time to show my side of the story.

“Those who tell the stories rule the world.”

15:30 - Panel: Sisters are doing it for themselves

Chair: Saba Zaman, Broadcast Journalist

Panel Discussion

Synopsis

Women in wider society are generally under represented and under empowered, whether professionally in 9 to 5 roles or in Business. Muslim women of the past few years have been a driving force in the Muslim Lifestyle market and we bring together some of them for an inspiring and informative discussion on the empowerment of women.

Panelists:

  • Saliha Ahmed Mahmood
    Winner of BBC Masterchef 2017
  • Dr. Hina Shahid
    Muslim Doctors Association
  • Roohi Hasan
  • Dr Rimla Akhtar MBE
    FA & ICAS Councillor; SGSA & KickItOut Director.
  • Nabiila Bee
    YouTuber, Stylist, Fashion Designer

17:30 - Tackling Anti-Muslim Attitudes

Chair: Lauren Booth

Panel Discussion

Synopsis: With so many UK and global events involving Muslims, we could be forgiven for feeling under siege. The media has a big role to play in people’s perceptions of Muslims and how various events are projected to reinforce negative stereotypes. This seminar brings together leading figures in this field to reflect, discuss and reach conclusions on what lessons we can learn from these events, what our response should be as individuals and as a community, plus what responsibilities and actions our leaders should be taking to address these issues for the benefit of all.


Panelists:

  • Naz Shah
    MP Bradford West
  • Azad Ali
    Head of Community Development & Engagement, MEND
  • Ala Hamdan
    Arab-American Film Maker
  • Jahan Mahmood
    Military Historian and Counter-Terrorism Commentator

SUNDAY

12:15 - Diabetes: tips, myths and how to avoid getting it

Speaker: Dr Mahendra Patel, South Asian Health Foundation (SAHF)

Synopsis
Understanding how different religious and cultural beliefs and attitudes may negatively affect diabetes prevention and management among those of Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi origin.

13:15 - Everyone owns IP (Intellectual Property) what do you own?

Speaker: Gary Townley, HM Intellectual Property Office

Synopsis:  There are many simple and cost effective ways of protecting your ideas and your business. This short seminar will provide a brief overview of Patents, Trademarks, Designs and Copyright.

14:45 - Muslim Consumerism Series: Panel and Presentations

Chair: Navid Akhtar – CEO and Founder of Alchemiya.com

A series of presentations and a panel discussion.

Presentation 1
What Muslim Consumers Want: Marketing insights based on global research

Speaker: Martijn Lampert – Research Director, Motivaction-Netherlands

Synopsis:  The Muslim ‘Consumer Segment’ is one of the fastest growing groups in the global economy today. While we know a lot about their demographics, location and spending power, little data and research has been presented on the consumer mindset.

In this session, Martijn Lampert, Research Director Glocalities at Motivaction International will launch a comprehensive in-depth study conducted among 4,265 Muslim consumers from 24 countries, based on the Glocalities Research programme of Motivaction International. We will discover how Millennial Muslims think and what makes them special. We present values and lifestyle based Muslim consumer segments and zoom in on the cutting-edge segment of ‘Muslim Achievers’, which is set to leave its mark on the global economy. Finally, we will delve into differences and similarities between Muslims in the Western world and Muslims in Islamic markets and discuss the findings and implications for Muslim marketing based on case studies.


Presentation 2
From Farm to Supermarket – How Supermarkets are meeting Muslim Consumer demands

Speaker: Musadiq Jivraj, Senior Buyer, ASDA


Panel discussion
Current & Future Muslim consumer demands, trends, opportunities

Chair- Navid Akhtar;

Panel members:

  • Martijn Lampert, (from Motivaction)
  • AbdalHamid Evans (HalalFocus)
  • Musadiq Jivraj
  • Shazia Saleem (iEAT) – (invited, TBC)

16:30 - Hajj and Umrah Travel Guide

Speaker: Rashid Mogradia, CEO & Founder, Council forBritish Hajjis UK

The Council of British Hajjis (CBHUK) is a registered charity working for the welfare of British Hajj & Umrah pilgrims. Their work encompasses in delivering Health and Safety Seminars, Pre Hajj & Umrah training, Travel Vaccination and Advice Clinics.

SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS

ABDALHAMID DAVID EVANS

Founder, HalalFocus & Imarat Consultants UK

Lauren Booth

Journalist, Broadcaster and Human Rights Activist

AZAD ALI

Head of Community Development & Engagement. MEND

GARY TOWNLEY

Business Events Manager, HM Intellectual Property Office

NAVID AKHTAR

CEO, Alchemiya.com

Abdul Alim

Director & Founder of OfferMoments.co.uk

Dr. Rimla Akhtar MBE

FA & ICAS Councillor; SGSA & KickItOut Director.

Rashid Mogradia

CEO & Founder, CBHUK.org

Jahan Mahmood

Counter-Terrorism Commentator and Military Historian

ALA HAMDAN

Arab-American Film maker

Roohi Hasan

Senior Producer working at ITV News

SABA ZAMAN

Broadcast Journalist & Radio Producer

DR MAHENDRA G PATEL

Senior academic, Huddersfield University

MARTIJN LAMPERT

Research Director, Motivaction Research & Strategy

Naz Shah MP

Naz Shah MP

MOIN AZMI

Solicitor, Director and founding member of AML Solicitors

Musadiq Jivraj

Senior Buying Manager ASDA (Head of World Foods)