At Human Appeal, we are excited to announce that we have the great honour of being chosen as the official charity partner for the Muslim Lifestyle Expo 2016. MLE will take place in at Event City, Manchester on 29-30 October and showcases the best of the global Muslim lifestyle sectors.
The award-winning MLE launched in August 2015 to rave reviews from exhibitors and audiences alike and this year promises to be a bigger consumer event than ever before, delivering a complete range of products and services that target affluent Muslim and non-Muslim consumers.
Human Appeal will join over 100 exhibitors from 15 countries, including Asda, Turkish Airlines, the RAF, and Al Rayan bank to name a few. Organisers are expecting MLE2016 to attract a record number of visitors.
The event will also feature a live catwalk show with leading modest fashion brands, a live food demo theatre featuring Ali Imdad from the Great British Bake Off, comedy from BBC Three’s Guz Khan, a health zone, business seminars, and a kids’ zone.
The Muslim consumer market is now one of the biggest in the world, growing at nearly double the rate of the global economy. According to a report by Thomson Reuters, the Muslim consumer spending on food, lifestyle products and services expenditure was $1.8 trillion in 2014 and is projected to reach $2.6 trillion in 2020.
Tahir Mirza, founder of the expo, said: “MLE2016 is becoming a firm fixture in the calendar for consumers, brands and businesses. We are delighted to bring the event to Manchester this year to tap into the thriving Muslim business and consumer base.”
“We’ve had a tremendous response already and it’s going to be a record-breaking year with attendees and businesses from all over the world.”
This year’s showcase has moved to EventCity in Manchester near Trafford Centre and will feature exhibitors from sectors including fashion, food and drink, travel, media, Islamic finance, and health and beauty. Manchester Art Gallery will also take part by providing workshops on Islamic arts and showcase Islamic artefacts over the weekend.
Thought leaders will highlight the growth of the Muslim lifestyle markets and share business insights at the MLE Connect seminars.
For more information visit http://www.muslimlifestyleexpo.co.uk/