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.