MCB to Organise International Delegation for the 7th World Islamic Economic Forum

09 Feb 2011

For the seventh consecutive year, the Muslim Council of Britain will be sending a delegation of leading professionals, thought leaders and community representatives to the World Islamic Economic Forum (the WIEF) to be held in Kazakhstan in June 2011. The theme of the forum will be Globalizing Growth: Connect, Compete, Collaborate.

“The MCB organises the largest non-OIC delegation to the WIEF and we look forward to building on our successes at previous conferences with our delegation to Kazakhstan in 2011” noted Sir Iqbal Sacranie, leader of the MCB delegation and member of the International Advisory Panel of the WIEF Foundation.

The WIEF is an annual conference attended by government leaders, entrepreneurs, policy makers and academics and acts as an international business platform where the business sectors of the Muslim world meet. The 7th WIEF will be the first time that it is held in Central Asia. Kazakhstan is the ninth largest country in the world and by 2015, it will join the top 10 oil exporting countries. It was ranked as the most improved economy in the World Bank’s “Doing Business 2011” report.

“The delegations organised by the MCB are an important effort to forge trade links and share strategies”, said Farooq Murad, Secretary General of the MCB. “Our seventh consecutive delegation year demonstrates our commitment to share our experiences and successes in areas such as Islamic finance and represent Britain in international trade.”

Applications to join the delegation, and more details regarding the past achievements and future objectives of the MCB’s delegation, are available from the MCB’s website. Please visit www.mcb.org.uk/WIEF

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Notes to Editors

For more information you can contact the MCB WIEF Team, on +44(0)845 26 26 786 or E-Mail: wief@mcb.org.uk

1. The 7th World Islamic Economic Forum will be held in Astana, Kazakhstan from 7 to 9th June 2011. More information on the 7th World Islamic Economic Forum, is available at www.wief.org.my

2.OIC – Organisation of Islamic Countries

3. The Muslim Council of Britain is the UK’s largest Muslim umbrella body with around 500 affiliated national, regional and local organisations, mosques, charities and schools.

4. The 6th World Islamic Economic Forum held in Malaysia in May 2010 attracted 2,567 delegates from
67 countries. The MCB sent over 60 delegates and organized the first delegation from the United States.

5.Applications are welcome from residents of Europe and North America. Applications must be received by 28 February 2011
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