The Expo attracted sponsors such as Al Rayan Bank, Human Appeal International, British Muslim TV, Penny Appeal, Brunei Halal and ieat foods.
Thousands of visitors have taken part in one of the UK’s biggest-ever showcase of Muslim lifestyle. The Muslim Lifestyle Expo 2015 saw guests from across the country coming together to celebrate the contribution made by Muslim businesses, startups and entrepreneurs to the UK economy and society.
The event saw a number of sectors coming together under one platform at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry including fashion, food and drink, travel, health & beauty and finance. It attracted over 80 exhibitors from across the world including Malaysia, South Africa, Norway, Singapore and Turkey.
The Muslim consumer lifestyle market is now one of the fastest growing sectors globally with the UK seen as a key strategic player. A recent report valued the global expenditure on food and lifestyle sectors by Muslims at £1.36 trillion. Tahir Mirza, founder of the Muslim Lifestyle Expo, said: “We are delighted with the entire event and the amazing feedback we received from those who attended and exhibited. The Muslim Lifestyle Expo 2015 is an excellent example of the important role that the entire Muslim community plays in today’s society and fostering community relations. The event was also a good showcase of how the UK is facilitating business across the world.
“We would like to thank all those who attended, exhibited and played a part making it so successful. It has given us the inspiration and energy to make next year’s event even bigger and better,” he added. The event welcomed visitors from all faiths and backgrounds to showcase the contribution made to the economy by British Muslims.
Exhibitors who attended the event included international super brand Tesla Motors, Moslema in Style and Dzaltastic from Malaysia, Nasim’s Baby Food from Norway, Aegean Dream Homes of Turkey, and Kepourel, a fashion label from Belgium. UK companies include ieat Foods, international fashion blogger Pearl Daisy, Lewis Pies, Aisha Halal Baby Food, Brunei Halal, Merlyn Wealth Management and Janan.
The two day event featured a live modest fashion show directed by creative director, Zaf Shabir, live comedy by stars Guzzy Bear and Sadia Azmat with entertainment from global nasheed artists Junaid Jamshed and Saif Adam. Dedicated seminars covered subjects like travel, Halal lifestyle, Islamic finance and marketing.
A networking event was also held with speeches by entrepreneurs and business experts to equip delegates with market intelligence, industry forecasts and trends to understand how to market to the Muslim consumer with experts attending from as far away as California. The Expo attracted sponsors such as Al Rayan Bank, Human Appeal International, British Muslim TV, Penny Appeal, Brunei Halal and ieat foods with Zoe’s children’s Hospice in Coventry as the nominated charity.
Originally published on www.ameinfo.com