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Technology has changed our ability to connect with communities, providing opportunities to build new forms of collaboration. New technologies are making our lives better, faster and easier. With technology, the GIESeries initiative is created with objective to empower the local communities who are players in the Global Islamic Economy space with the industry knowledge and know-how.

GIESeries holds events and workshops to local communities to increase their ability and participation in making the Global Islamic Economy space more robust taking them from micro to macro level. 

GIESeries is founded on the ideals of collaboration, authenticity & respect.

The GIESeries mottto is “Rahmatan lil a la min” which means bringing blessings to all.

Our objectives are :

a) To promote and support activities & programmes of the Global Islamic Economy

b) To support capacity building of local community, youth leaders and volunteers through significant knowledge sharing event and networking.

c) To promote better understanding and cultivate stronger bonds amongst people of various backgrounds in the Global Islamic Economy space locally and globally.

GIESeries is founded on the ideals of collaboration, authenticity & respect.

Collaboration, Not Competition

Please respect one another and work together to make this concept even better.

Knowledge Worth Sharing
Strengthening online communities offline through meaningful interactions.

People Worth Meeting
We believe in face-to-face connection, connecting with the real people on the ground and a world beyond online profiles.




  • Collaboration, Not Competition

    Please respect one another and work together to make this concept even better.

    At GIESeries we believe in:

    Knowledge Worth Sharing
    Strengthening online communities offline through meaningful interactions. 

    People Worth Meeting
    We believe in face-to-face connection, connecting with the real people on the  ground and a world beyond online profiles.

  • Follow the steps below if being a GIESeries ambassador interests you.

    1) Connect with the people behind the GIESeries profiles

    2) Schedule a call
    To be recognized as a GIESeries host, you are required to schedule a call with one of the co-founders.

    3) Join our movement
    Once approved, you can use GIESeries wherever you post and you receive a personal login to the website with full access to the hosting guide.

    4) Launch your event
    Create the advertisement of your meetup via i.e. Eventbrite and then post the details to your "create event" page on CollabDeen social media page. The event must be made available to the public.

  • 1) Why should someone attend?

    -To meet people for no other reason than to get to know them, and let them get to know you, and ultimately expand your social- and professional circles with like-minded people.


    2) Who can be a host?

    - Anyone active on #GIESeries and with a network large enough to assure a minimum of 15 attendees.

    - If you would like to become an ambassador, just schedule a call with one of us.

    We would love to get to know you, why you want to become a host and how we can help you.

    3) How is an event organized?

    ☛ Find a suitable informal venue, such as a co-working space

    ☛ Keep the event pitch-free and focus on the people and not sponsors

    ☛ Focus on quality over quantity, many of the most successful events have been small in size

    ☛ Create an environment that allows for meaningful interaction among attendees

    ☛ Whilst speakers are ok at larger events, focus on more face-to-face interactions, than audience to speaker interaction

    ☛ The purpose of a speaker, facilitator or small panel is to welcome people, add value, share stories, and create an inclusive environment

    Sounds good - Schedule a call with one of us!

    4) Can I use the hashtag #GIESeries?

    You can, but please...

    - Use it with UPPER and lower case ☛ #GIESeries

    - If you add other words to it ☛ #GIESeriesNewYork make sure you still use the standalone #GIESeries on the post

    It's very difficult to find your meetup, validate the authenticity and track engagement if you use it in another way (which would be sad).

    5) Can my company host GIESeries ?

    No because...

    - GIESeries meetups are about the individual and connecting people to people.

    - They are also pitch free and therefore organized by individuals rather than companies.

    Meetups can be sponsored by companies if it provides i.e. free space or food for attendees.

    6) How often can GIESeries be held?

    This is entirely up to you.

    Some cities run events twice a month, once a month, bi-monthly or quarterly.

    7) Can there be more than one GIESeries per city?

    Yes BUT,

    If there is a planned event in your city already, please visit that before deciding to create your own. We also encourage you to get in touch with the current host(s), to collaborate and contribute to your community, which is the purpose of the concept.

    Due to the popularity in some cities, we have appointed a city ambassador with the responsibility to connect the different hosts and ensure that events do not clash and hosts are working together.

    IMPORTANT: this is not a popularity contest - we are stronger together and the concept is built to bring people together not against each other.

    Until date, the most successful events have been co-hosted.

    8) I live in a very small city, can I host a GIESeries?

    Yes.

    The first GIESeries was launched and took place in a small nation, Singapore. Some cities have run very successful events with less than 10 attendees. It's about quality rather than quantity.

    More questions?

    Just send us a little hello and ask, we are super happy to help as well as improve the concept

    Regards,


    Your GIESeries team

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