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Muppies 2015 Conference: Ideas in Action

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November 14, 2015

Manhattan Penthouse
80 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10011

Ticket & Hotel Registration is now closed

A one-day symposium with talks from leading executives, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders across private, public and non-profit sectors.


8:00am – 9:00amNetworking Breakfast
9:00am – 9:20amOpening Remarks and Islamic ReminderImam Zaid Shakir, Co-Founder, Zaytuna College
9:20am – 10:00amWelcome & State of the OrganizationTariq Mahmoud, Muppies National Board, Conference MC

Naiel Iqbal, Muppies National Board

10:00am – 10:45amKeynote AddressMohammed Badi, Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group
10:45am – 11:05amCareer Transitions

Reflecting on the Journey

Umber Ahmad, Founder, Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery
11:05am – 11:45amEssentials of a Pitch

Conveying Ideas Successfully

Aniq Rahman, President, Moat

Samir Malik, Co-Founder at 1DocWay

11:45am – 1:00pmLunch and Short PresentationsZiad Ahmed, Founder, Redefy

Nzinga Knight, Owner, Nzinga Knight New York

Layla Shaikley, Co-Founder, Wise Systems

1:00pm – 1:40pmRising in the Ranks

Political Engagement and Careers in Government

Reema Dodin, Floor Director, Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL)

Haroon Ullah, Policy Planning Staff, U.S. Secretary of State

Nadeem Mazen, Cambridge City Councillor

Moderated by Umair Khan, Deputy Counsel for NYC Public Advocate Letitia James

1:40pm – 2:10pmNetworking ActivityMishaal Khan, Muppies National Board

Sana Mohammed, Muppies National Board

2:10pm – 2:50pmThe Corporate Climb

Lessons in Leadership and Risk Taking

Saema Somalya Kaukab, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Warren Resources

Aamir Rehman, Managing Director, Fajr Capital

Moderated by Sameer Shamsi, Managing Director at Evercore

2:50pm – 3:30pm Changing the Conversation

Muslims in the Media

Aman Ali, Storyteller and Entertainer

Anam Siddiq, Digital Journalist and Associate Producer, CBS News

Moderated by Sharaf Mowjood, Field Producer at NBC News

3:30pm – 4:00pmClosingMehreen Iqbal, Muppies National Board

Breakfast and lunch provided