World Humanitarian Drive (WHD) is a charitable organisation that I founded in Croydon, U.K. In a short time WHD has made huge strides, it has forged important links with faith leaders, civil society and Government organisations across the world to combat violence and extremism. We are seeking to promote peace through Trade, Education, Sports, Arts and Media while instilling humanitarian values in our modern world.

We are grateful that so many eminent personalities have taken time out of their busy schedules to share the keynote sessions in this Summit. On the 19th June 2019, from- 18:30 PM to 21:30 PM, at the evening session of the first day summit “Vision Croydon 2019” was organised by WHD and hosted by the Hon. Humayun Kabir, Worshipful Mayor of Croydon at Braithwaite Hall, Katherine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET.

In this event I was Honoured to be appointed as "The International Ambassador" for Croydon by the Honourable Mayor of Croydon.

I take pride in my vision to promote Croydon as an leading destination for trade by bringing in Foreign Investments, Trade Support and New Business Opportunities into Croydon with the support from Honourable Croydon Mayor, hence I named it Vision Croydon 2019, on the evening various global leaders shared their life journey and heard keenly the discussion of investment opportunities in Croydon presented proudly by various Croydon business leaders together with cultural event of world famous Oprah singer Dr Sharon kim from South Korea, presentation of Business Excellence Award by the Mayor which was then followed by dinner and networking.

Those in attendance include

Hon. Angela Guerra M.P. Portugal
Hon. AbdelMajid Fassi Fihri M.P. Morocco

Hon. Sandra Pereira M.P. Portugal

Hon. Angelina Teny, Former Minister, Sudan

Hon. Ali AlDerazi, Former M.P., Director, Fundament SPC, Kingdom of Bahrain

Dr Raghavan Seetharaman, CEO, Doha Bank, Qatar

Ms Maria Victoria M Acosta, Vice President, Megaworld International Corporation, Philippines

Dr Shanith Mangalath, Chairman DRS Holdings U.A.E

Mr Vinod Kumar Patil, Director, Dyna Biotech, India

Dr James Jung Sang Lee, Former Senior Director, World Bank Group, South Korea 

It is my sincere desire to put croydon as a world leading hub for business and trade together with harmony and peace henceforth I organised this Trilateral Global Summit under the theme "Trade for Peace” promoting integration of global economy and businesses as a pathway for peace.

Abdul Basit Syed
Founder Chairman
World Humanitarian Drive (WHD)