Category: Trade Events

Malaysian companies should diversify export markets

| 04/04/2012 | Reply
Malaysian companies should diversify export markets

Malaysia needs to keep diversifying its export markets and depend less on traditional markets as a way to sustain the country’s growth momentum this year, says International Trade and Industry (MITI) Deputy Minister Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir.

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Malaysia Ready To Ensure Efficient Halal Ecosystem, Says Muhyiddin

| 02/04/2012 | Reply
Malaysia Ready To Ensure Efficient Halal Ecosystem, Says Muhyiddin

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said Malaysia is ready to further strengthen existing halal programmes with the International Halal Integrity Alliance (IHI Alliance) to support an efficient Halal ecosystem in the country.

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Malaysia: World Halal Council to meet in Kuala Lumpur

| 30/03/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: World Halal Council to meet in Kuala Lumpur

The World Halal Council (WHC) will hold its mid-year Executive Committee meeting in Kuala Lumpur on April 5, to coincide with the 9th International Halal Showcase 2012 (MIHAS 2012).

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Morocco: Halal Exhibition to be held in Meknes

| 27/03/2012 | Reply
Morocco: Halal Exhibition to be held in Meknes

For the first time, Morocco will hold an international Halal food exhibition entirely dedicated to the export market. It will be held in the historic city Meknès, in Morocco, 13-15 of September 2012. Moroccan authorities, as well as concerned institutions, will be also be attending a parallel conference to discuss and debate on the current government directives, and also to share their different experiences regarding Halal issues with all the foreign participants.

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UAE: Sharjah Expo Centre ties up with OIC trade wing to promote Halal fair

| 12/03/2012 | Reply
UAE: Sharjah Expo Centre ties up with OIC trade wing to promote Halal fair

Aiming to effectively tap into the nearly US$ 3 trillion global Halal food market, Expo Centre Sharjah (ECS) has tied up with the Morocco-based Islamic Centre for Development of Trade (ICDT) to launch the inaugural edition of Halal Food Middle East.

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UAE: Gulfood 2012 sees record participation

| 07/03/2012 | Reply
UAE: Gulfood 2012 sees record participation

Gulfood 2012, the leading annual trade show for the food and beverage industry, which took place recently in Dubai, saw a record participation of 3,800 exhibitors from 88 countries and 110 international pavilions and attracted 68,681 trade visitors.

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Italy: UAE, Italy promoting halal food certification

| 22/02/2012 | Reply
Italy: UAE, Italy promoting halal food certification

“The ministry is working on an ambitious project of halal certification, an instrument that allows a marriage of Italian excellence and the guarantee of production respecting Islamic rules, which brings significant potential for opening towards markets connected to precise religious principles,” the director of the department of trade internationalisation at the ministry, Patrizia Giarratana, said.

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USA: Midamar wins 2012 “Best New Halal Food” and “Best New Fast Food Product” at Gulfood Awards in Dubai

| 21/02/2012 | Reply
USA: Midamar wins 2012 “Best New Halal Food” and “Best New Fast Food Product” at Gulfood Awards in Dubai

Midamar has been attending Gulfood since the first show was organized more than 25 years ago and was the first American company to participate in the event. Midamar has been promoting premium quality, USDA Certified US beef and poultry products in the Middle East and South East Asia for over 35 years.

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UAE: Minister to speak at Gulfood conference

| 17/02/2012 | Reply
UAE: Minister to speak at Gulfood conference

The annual Gulfood Conference running concurrently with the exhibition brings together over 40 world-class speakers and experts to present insights and innovations shaping the global food industry. The conference consists four specialised programmes that reflect the latest international industry trends.

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UAE: Population growth spurs demand for food

| 14/02/2012 | Reply
UAE: Population growth spurs demand for food

Many international suppliers which export food to the UAE are reporting double digit growth in the last year. This growing demand is reflected in the high attendance figures of Gulfood 2012 which has attracted a sell-out participation from 88 countries and 110 international pavilions.

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USA: Midamar directors and partners to speak at Gulfood Franchise Workshop

| 14/02/2012 | Reply
USA: Midamar directors and partners to speak at Gulfood Franchise Workshop

US Halal food pioneer and global supply chain leader Midamar, will be exhibiting in the American Pavilion at Gulfood 2012, in Dubai on February 19 to 22. Midamar will be introducing its new line of specialty Halal beef strips at the exhibition.

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Saudi Arabia: Brazilian commercial mission in Riyadh to spur Saudi trade

| 13/02/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Brazilian commercial mission in Riyadh to spur Saudi trade

Forty-seven Brazilian companies from the sectors such as food, beverages and agribusiness; machinery and equipment; and house and civil construction aim boost trade ties with potential local buyers from Saudi Arabia.

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Malaysia: Pet food to be featured for the first time at halal products exhibition

| 09/02/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Pet food to be featured for the first time at halal products exhibition

The exhibition, being held on the 4-7 April, is part of Malaysia Halal Week 2012, which also includes the World Halal Research Summit (WHRS) on the 4-5 April and the 7th World Halal Forum (WHF) 2012 on the 2-3 April.

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Malaysia: Halal Product Exports To Rise 10 Per Cent To RM33 Billion This Year

| 08/02/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal Product Exports To Rise 10 Per Cent To RM33 Billion This Year

Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation chief executive officer Wong Lai Sum told reporters that softening global economic conditions would impact the growth of the global halal industry. She said the expectation was in line with the World Trade Organisation (WTO)’s projection of a moderate industry growth of 3.3 per cent this year.

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EU: 5th International Halal Food Conference in Brussels

| 07/02/2012 | Reply
EU: 5th International Halal Food Conference in Brussels

The Halal Food Council of Europe (HFCE) announces the 5th International Halal Food Conference on March 23, 2012 in Brussels, Belgium. The theme of the conference is Halal Market Potential: A Global Force.

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UAE: Processed foods ‘claim 50pc of F&B market’

| 01/02/2012 | Reply
UAE: Processed foods ‘claim 50pc of F&B market’

Demand for processed food is growing rapidly across all food and beverage categories in the Middle East, and accounts for 50 per cent of the food market in the region, say the organisers of Gulfood in Dubai.

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Malaysia: Commercial Halal collagen

| 11/12/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Commercial Halal collagen

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) researcher Prof Dr Jamilah Bakar has discovered that the spiny-finned freshwater fish tilapia is a rich source of collagen. She then introduced it to biotech company Bionic Lifesciences. “We are the first in the region to produce halal aquatic collagen,” she said.

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Malaysia: UAE business women look at opportunities in Islamic Finance and Halal food

| 08/12/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: UAE business women look at opportunities in Islamic Finance and Halal food

President of the Abu Dhabi Business Women Council and chief operating officer of Al Jaber Group Fatima Al Jaber said Islamic finance and halal food were the two mutual areas that Malaysia and UAE could work together.

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Viet Nam: Confab promotes Mideast trade

| 08/12/2011 | Reply
Viet Nam: Confab promotes Mideast trade

Exports were likely to reach approximately $2.4 billion by the end of the year, up 69 per cent year-on-year. Despite these encouraging results, Viet Nam was still faced with several barriers in fostering trade relations with the Middle East, such as cumbersome administrative procedures, political instability and insufficient market information, Hoøa said. They were also urged to win Halal certification, necessary if the firms wanted to effectively access the market.

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Malaysia: Muslim PR Practitioners Should Correct Misconception Of Islam

| 07/12/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Muslim PR Practitioners Should Correct Misconception Of Islam

The first global congress for Muslim PR practitioners was jointly held by the International Islamic University Malaysia and Tehran-based Kargozar PR Institute. The conference focused on presentations, dialogues and panel discussions, comprising of more than 200 delegates from Malaysia and neighbouring countries.

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