World’s leading Muslim lifestyle event returns for third successive year The UK’s biggest showcase of one of the fastest growing consumer markets in the world is to return for its third consecutive year.
Muslim Lifestyle Expo 2017 (MLE2017) – the world’s leading platform of the trillion pound Muslim lifestyle market – returns to Manchester with its 2017 edition in just a few weeks’ time.
Over 150 international and UK businesses are set to feature across 6,000 square metres of exhibition space with 15,000 visitors expected over the two-day event.
Organisers of the MLE2017, with Asda as headline sponsor, say this year’s showcase will be bigger than ever featuring live fashion and cookery shows, seminars from leading speakers and dedicated kids and sports zones.
The Muslim lifestyle sector is now recognised as one of the fastest moving consumer markets in the world growing at nearly double the rate of the global economy.
A recent report revealed that the global expenditure of Muslim consumers on food and lifestyle sectors grew 9.5% to $1.9 trillion in 2015 and is projected to reach $3 trillion by 2021.
Rauf Mirza, co-founder of MLE2017, said this year’s event will promote the positive contributions of British Muslims to society across the business and community levels.
He said: “We are delighted to be back for a third consecutive year which cements and vindicates our standing as the world’s leading Muslim lifestyle event.
“MLE is a positive showcase connecting businesses to consumers who are seeking growth in this fast-growing sector regardless of faith.
“We would like to emphasise that MLE is an inclusive event for everyone – irrespective of faith – to celebrate the positive values and vibrant aspects of British Muslims and their contribution to society.
“Our aim is to showcase Muslim lifestyle in a fun and enjoyable way.
“The exhibitors and the seminars at this year’s event reflect the countless positive aspects of the Muslim community across the UK.
“As such we have extended a warm welcome to multi-faith groups and encourage every member of society to join us to celebrate our common values in humanity as well as common expectations from life.
This year’s showcase welcomes brands from Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, France, UAE, Iran, Qatar and Jordan. The expo will take place at EventCity in Manchester and will feature over 150 exhibitors from sectors including fashion, food & drink, travel, media, Islamic finance, and health & beauty.
MLE2017 takes place at Manchester’s EventCity on October 28th to October 29th opening at 11am on both days and closing 8pm Saturday and 7pm Sunday.