2nd Oxford Global Islamic Branding and Marketing Forum - Kuala Lumpur
2nd Oxford Global Islamic Branding and Marketing Forum
‘The Muslim World Today’
12 July 2012, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford will host its 2nd Oxford Global Islamic Branding and Marketing Forum on 12 July at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The theme of the Forum is ‘The Muslim World Today’. It will bring together Muslim and non-Muslim leaders and companies from the UK, USA, the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia to discuss the key issues, opportunities and challenges in engaging the growing Muslim market.
It is estimated that the market for Shariah compliant products is currently worth over USD$2 trillion. Muslim consumers present a strong voice that the globalised world of business is paying more attention to, but has yet to fully understand. Muslim companies that want to capitalise on this global market face major challenges to learn and apply successful branding and marketing skills and techniques.
The Forum will offer insight into the latest understanding of Muslim markets and consumers. What market entry strategies are successful, what advertising and communication plans are most effective? What are the marketing opportunities and challenges for the global Halal industry, including lifestyle products and services, food, finance and the digital world?
It seeks to discuss some of the key questions facing businesses and organisations reaching out to the Muslim market; how can organisations engage the modern Muslim consumer? Do standard branding and marketing strategies apply? Do the same strategies apply globally?
Delegates will have the opportunity to discuss how to develop better trade and business relations and to learn from each other about these markets.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Andrew White, Dean of Executive Education, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
- Datin Paduka Siti Sa’adiah Sheikh Bakar, Managing Director, KPJ Healthcare Berhad
- John Goodman, Regional Director, Ogilvy & Mather South and South East Asia
- Brian Grim, Senior Researcher and Director of Cross-National Data, Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life
- David Haigh, CEO, Brand Finance plc
- Dr Hamidin Abd Hamid, CEO, Razak School of Government
- Professor Tariq Ramadan, HH Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies; Research Fellow of St Antony's College, University of Oxford
- Dr Paul Temporal, Associate Fellow, Saïd Business School and Project, Director on Islamic Branding and Marketing
- Peter Vogt, CEO, Nestle Malaysia
The Forum is part of an ongoing research and education project into Islamic Branding and Marketing by the Saïd Business School. The first forum was held in 2010 in Oxford, England.
For more information on the Forum please contact Allen Lai at email@example.com
Media representatives are invited to attend the Forum. To register to attend or to speak with Dr Paul Temporal who has convened the event, please contact the Press Office:
Josie Powell, Public Relations Coordinator, Saïd Business School
Direct telephone: +44 1865 422573 / + 44 1865 288403
Saïd Business School
Established in 1996 the Saïd Business School is one of Europe’s youngest and most entrepreneurial business schools with a reputation for innovative business education. An integral part of Oxford University, the School embodies the academic rigour and forward thinking that has made Oxford a world leader in education and research. The School has an
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