Global Vision 2000
Global Vision 2000 Ltd is a private independent company established in 2000 by Moeen Yaseen. It is a catalytic multilevel organisation committed to a holistic global Islamic renaissance. To date Global Vision 2000 has been research focussed on panIslamic thought, technology and modernisation. It has been developing a, “network of networks” and “community of collaboration” of Muslim thinkers, business, finance and industry. It organises special events and offers business marketing services.
Global Vision 2000 provides Strategic Business Consultancy, Events Management Services, PR/Communications, Promotions/Marketing, Internet TV broadcasting/Streaming, Satellite TV/Radio Advertising, Comprehensive IT and Internet Solutions, and B 2 B? Sales and Deals with special reference to the Muslim world and targeted markets, clients and audiences.
Post Tsunami Vision Workshop will be hosted at the Global Vision 2000 Conference in May 2005 in London.
The 2 million strong UK Muslim community is an untapped market segment. In order to enable the Muslim business community to fulfil its economic potential Global Vision 2000 Ltd has launched an initiative to enable networking and collaboration across the community and to build a bridge to the wider UK business community.
This proposal outlines a unique opportunity for institutions seeking to increase their exposure to the UK Muslim business market by participating as a key Global Vision Sponsor in the upcoming Global Vision 2000 International Islamic Business Event scheduled for May 2005. The event will take place at a prestigious venue in London, United Kingdom.
This third Global Vision 2000 event builds upon the immense success of recent events that have attracted businesses, organisations and professionals across the UK business community. The event seeks to galvanise the Muslim and non-Muslim business community to explore and deliver practical Islamic friendly and ethical business and commerce solutions to the UK business community.
This opportunity will enable you to promote your organisation to a highly targeted and influential audience of international business executives and decision makers.
Report on previous conference:
THE INDEPENDENT ISLAMIC BUSINESS EVENT OF 2004 GIVES BIRTH TO A NEW UNIVERSAL USURY FREE FINANCIAL AND BUSINESS PARADIGM
The second Global Vision 2000 International Islamic business and commerce event that took place in London on December 8th, 2004 was a tremendous success. Over 120 businesses, decision makers and media representatives attended the event attracting special guests from Nigeria, Ghana, Saudi Arabia, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Venezuela. The event theme was “Moving towards a usury free world” within the context of building communities of collaboration.
Moeen Yaseen, the convenor and Managing Director of Global Vision 2000, set out the challenge for the day. The experts, practitioners and business models brought together would assist in charting viable alternatives and counter the seductive power of the debt based interest bearing system underpinning global capitalist society. He examined ethical and Islamic alternatives in finance, business, trade and technology and reminded the participants of forgotten ethical and Islamic business and trading principles. He emphasised the urgent need to develop a community of collaboration and challenged Muslims to cooperate with non-Muslims working globally in this enterprise. He stated that this event has lived up to being, “the independent international Islamic business event of 2004 charting out new directions in the evolution of a universal usury free and ethical financial and business paradigm.”
Professor Dr. Dawud Noibi OBE, an eminent Shariah scholar presented the Islamic view on usury (riba) and called upon all to observe the strong reasons for abjuring interest in trading. Riba was described as the global social weapon of mass destruction and the Quran uniquely and unconditionally has declared war on it. The desire to rid usury is blurred by the recent rhetoric about terrorism and there is a need to bear witness to the non-violent method to justice and peace. In the battle against usury the weapons are viable alternatives and Muslims and others of good faith who share the problems of the status quo are in this struggle together.
Daud Musa Pidcock from the Forum for Stable Currencies and leader of the Islamic Party of Great Britain spoke passionately on Alternative currencies and set the discussion in historical context. He believed that Bartercard is the alternative to Barclaycard and spoke of financial AIDS- acquired investment deficiency syndrome. His powerful graphic slide presentation of Salvation Island illustrated the usurping power of banks as they monetise our credit worthiness. He advocated campaigning for credit issued as credit and not as destructive debt. He quoted a 1962 Church report which declared that debt is prejudicial to human wellbeing and that banks had assumed a monopoly against all reason and justice as well as being a barrier to peace.
Dr. Abdullateef Adegbite, Director of Jaiz International and secretary general of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, challenged the Ummah to counter the economic hegemony of the West with instruments of just trading. He stated that few Muslim resources are being distributed to the poorer Muslim countries from the richer ones and the virtue of sharing is being seduced by Western views on gain. Jaiz as the vehicle for the proposed Nigerian Islamic bank was attempting to meet governmental restrictions that has raised the required capital base from 2 billion naira to 25 billion naira. He urged Muslims to invest in each other.
In the afternoon session several practical business models were outlined for adoption. John Attridge, representing Bartercard, described his company as “barter with technology”. He states that Bartercard is the world’s largest usury free trade exchange and has expanded into 20 countries with 70000 companies which traded 1.2 billion US dollars additional business and helped them to utilise their spare capacity. All transactions are backed by goods and services exchanged. It provides a sales, marketing and financial tool which increases profits. Bartercard trade pounds are equivalent in value to local currencies. It acts as a third party record keeper and trade is conducted via account managers, trade directories and online.
Chris Cook from Capital Partnerships spoke of alternative financial models and an oil clearing exchange incorporating barter. He argued that debt has no sharing of risk and reward. Equity is not equitable because shareholder’s rights are being promoted at the expense of other stakeholders. He criticised the invidious nature of incorporation and the structure of limited liability companies under which wealth accumulates and society decays. Open capital schemes of asset based financing are possible under LLP law which do away with equity and debt, and institute infinitely durable partnership shares. Capital partnerships and guarantee society models involve revenue sharing and provide an interest free system of risk sharing with a value unit that makes for an optimal state with no returns to outsider interests or banks.
Peter Forest from The Green Light illustrated his pioneering developments from Liverpool of Interactive Community TV and community currencies. The Green Light solution is a metamorphosis of telecoms, TV and computing for the benefit of mankind. It also provides a last mile solution. This was illustrated via a DVD and copies were presented to participants. It demonstrates how community action and cohesion is enabled with accessible ICT tools that facilitate self empowerment and self regeneration through pursuit of natural talents releasing creativity on a mass scale. His other project was the innovative and inspiring Global Social Responsibility (GSR) and “Penny on Campaign” fundraising to ensure sustainable self sufficiency for all communities. GSR provides a simple solution to global poverty enabling everyone to contribute at Point of Sale (POS) by agreeing to pay a penny on each product or service. This would combat charity fatigue and the failure of Western governments to honour their aid commitments to the developing world.
Thereafter, there was an interactive Q&A session and several workshops which engrossed all participants. The finale of the day was rounded with a prize draw of a free membership of Bartercard worth over £1,000 pounds that was won by a delighted Julian Elcock of Firstwarehouse.com.