CAMP-Chicago New Year Kickoff Dinner

Date: Jan 27, 2012 19:00:00
Location: The Parthenon; 314 S Halsted St., Chicago IL 60661
Ticket Cost: General Admission I - $30 (until Jan. 15, 2012); General Admission II - $35 (Jan. 16th - 26th, 2012); At the door rate: $40
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CAMP-Chicago is kicking off the new year with our 3rd annual January kickoff networking event, January 27th, 2012. Meet the CAMP-Chicago officers, learn about upcoming CAMP-Chicago 2012 events and network with local area muslim professionals at our annual kickoff dinner. This year's dinner will be held at Parthenon restaurant located in Greektown from 7-10:30pm. Complimentary parking is available and halal cuisine will be served.

This year's guest speaker is Dr. Azeem Ibrahim. Self-made millionaire Dr. Ibrahim has been described as a "whiz kid" and "polymath." He is one of the UK's youngest richest entrepreneurs with his own bank, a high-performing private equity hedge fund and a PhD in geopolitical strategy from the University of Cambridge. He is a "first-class critical thinker," and a world citizen with a unique perspective. Read more about Azeem below.

Tickets for this event are limited and they are now on sale at Limited quantity tickets will be available at a discounted rate of $25 until January 1 or until sold out. Register early to reserve your spot for this annual event!

Event Details:
Date: Friday, January 27, 2012
Time: 7:00-10:00p.m.
Location: The Parthenon; 314 S Halsted St., Chicago IL 60661
Cost: New Year's special pricing:
Limited Tickets Available at $25 (must purchase by Jan. 1, 2012)
General Admission I - $30 (until Jan. 15, 2012)
General Admission II - $35 (Jan. 16th - 26th, 2012)
At the door rate: $40

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The shy, fourth child of an electrical engineer cum Scottish grocer, Azeem worked in his father's shop in Glasgow from the age of 13. In-between customers, he read the newspaper and developed an interest in business. He parlayed his first company, outsourcing IT to India, into a global financial empire, including an online insurance company targeting the maritime industry, a private online bank for commodity traders, a global hedge fund, a Swedish-registered credit union building society and a Panamanian-registered financial clearing house licensed to trade in currencies, precious metals, and commodities.

The multi-award-winning entrepreneur is an active member of several leading think tank and advocacy groups and launched the first think tank in his native Scotland dedicated to providing education in authentic Islamic teachings. One of his newest ventures is Ibrahim Associates, a global strategic consultancy firm aimed at advising governments, NGOs and non-profits on recognizing and capitalizing on strategic advantage. World leaders are tapping into his expertise on issues as far ranging as counterterrorism and global commerce. He is currently advising Pakistan's Minister of Planning on developing a new National Economic Strategy and recently advised the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the Pentagon, the National Security Council, and the US State Department on national security issues. In the UK, he was a team leader on the Prime Minister's Social Mobility Task Force and counseled the Scottish First Minister on improving Scotland's competitiveness.

Azeem is a regular op-ed contributor to publications around the globe on subjects as diverse as budgetary policy, defense spending and policy, European integration, Israel-Palestinian peace talks, constitutional matters, Afghanistan and Pakistan, Islamic radicalization, Scottish energy policy, and sharia law in Britain.

Also admired for his generosity and philanthropic efforts, Azeem, in addition to serving as an ambassador for one of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales' Charities, founded, supports and chairs several charities devoted to bettering the lives of others.

A citizen of the UK, Azeem divides his time between Chicago, Dubai and the UK. An avowed fitness fanatic, marathoner and fell runner, the former British Army paratrooper speaks four languages.
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