Lord Sheikh made the keynote speech at the outset of the World Muslim Leadership Forum – Global Challenges and Contributions for the Muslims in the 21st Century. People from across the world were in attendance including Honorable Hubbie Husain, County Minister of Garissa, Kenya, Baroness Uddin, Rt. Hon. Dominic Grieve MP and the Rt. Hon. Stephen Timms MP. In the evening, Lord Sheikh hosted the dinner in the House of Lords for attendees of the Conference. On the second day of the Conference, Lord Sheikh also chaired the session on Global Food and Water Security.
Lord Sheikh was one of the keynote speakers at the Indo British Business Forum Leadership Awards where he also presented an award to a winner. In his speech Lord Sheikh referred to Britain’s relationship with India and the investments of Indian companies in the United Kingdom. He also referred to the success of the Indian diaspora in this country.
Lord Sheikh hosted a heavily oversubscribed event in the House of Lords for General Pervez Musharraf, former President of Pakistan, to come and give a talk about leadership and issues relating to terrorism and extremism.
General Musharraf gave an inspiring and very interesting speech about team spirit, motivation, innovation, paths to success, how to get the best out of people and two-way communication as well as the current situation regarding terrorism and extremism. Following his talk General Musharraf answered several questions from the audience.
Following the event Lord Sheikh hosted a dinner in the Peers Dining Room with General Musharraf and other distinguished guests.