Category: Media & Events

USA: New Muslim Market Study to be released at AMCC

| 06/10/2011 | Reply
USA: New Muslim Market Study to be released at AMCC

Attendees at this year’s American Muslim Consumer Conference (AMCC), which will be held on October 29th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Brunswick, NJ, will get an exclusive offer for DinarStandard’s in depth study titled, “American Muslim Market: Business Landscape & Consumer Needs”. DinarStandard is a prominent global Muslim market research and advisory firm specializing in the emerging Muslim markets.

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Pakistan: International Halal Conference & Expo

| 06/10/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: International Halal Conference & Expo

For the promotion of Halal Industry all over the world an International Conference is being organized on 14- 15 December, 2011 in Lahore. The delegated from 16 countries are participating in the conference with the object to introduce Pakistani halal products to the rest of the world, thereby boosting the exports of Pakistan.

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USA: From Wall St. to K Street: Protests Kick Off In Washington DC October 6

| 05/10/2011 | Reply
USA: From Wall St. to K Street: Protests Kick Off In Washington DC October 6

In cities like San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Memphis, Baltimore and beyond, people are joining forces in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street to demand an end to corporate dominance of America’s economic and political system that has left the poor and working class suffering under the weight of massive debt, joblessness, foreclosure and an uncertain future.

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Return of the Editor: Why Human Filters are the Future of the Web

| 05/10/2011 | Reply
Return of the Editor: Why Human Filters are the Future of the Web

Before news aggregators, content curators, and Google’s omnipotent algorithm, the world’s information was sorted by real human beings. In the web’s next phase, argues The IdeaLists’ Karyn Campbell, the old-fashioned editor is poised for a comeback.

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Vietnamese businesses look to export Halal products

| 29/09/2011 | Reply
Vietnamese businesses look to export Halal products

A seminar to boost trade in Halal products was held in Kuala Lumpur on the 27 September. The event was jointly organised by the Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia, and the Chinese Chambers of Industry and Commerce of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.

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Pakistan: PBIT, Thai Embassy hold Halal Food conference

| 29/09/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: PBIT, Thai Embassy hold Halal Food conference

Punjab has the world’s fourth largest population of livestock with over 43 livestock breeds. Therefore given the importance of potential in Punjab for becoming the Halal food hub for the world, Thai organisations were invited for an exchange of information on the Halal Foods Business and to discuss cooperation between Punjab and Thailand in the Halal Food Business.

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Malaysia: Halfest aims for RM28 million in sales

| 27/09/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Halfest aims for RM28 million in sales

650 companies are expected to be involved in the expo, with 90 per cent of the 727 exhibition slots already sold. The expo will focus more on the participation of entrepreneurs from the SME industry, with 75 per cent of the overall space having been allocated for this group.

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Turkey: D8 members to discuss joint projects

| 26/09/2011 | Reply
Turkey: D8 members to discuss joint projects

Participants will discuss jointly manufacturing a car, adopting policies on energy and environmental issues, observing food standard — halal food in particular — and joint petrochemical plans. Iran, Turkey, Malaysia, Pakistan, Nigeria, Egypt, Bangladesh and Indonesia are D8 members.

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UAE-China: A complementary relationship

| 25/09/2011 | Reply
UAE-China: A complementary relationship

Exhibitors and government representatives at the five-day China-Arab Trade Forum were keen to offer a range of solutions for Arab governments and businesses sitting on heavy cash chests — not least the opportunity to invest in Ningxia, the western province with a 36 per cent Muslim population, as well as joint trade proposals in areas like halal food and development.

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USA: Midamar Halal Foods Receives USDA Distinguished Community Service Award

| 17/09/2011 | Reply
USA: Midamar Halal Foods Receives USDA Distinguished Community Service Award

Midamar was the first company in America to receive the USDA award “For exemplary work in providing Halal food options for Muslims in America and around the world”.

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UAE: International Fine Food Focus on Dubai for Speciality Festival

| 12/09/2011 | Reply
UAE: International Fine Food Focus on Dubai for Speciality Festival

This year, the Speciality Food Festival is set to showcase an even broader range of premium products throughout its four sectors – Gourmet, Seafood, Halal and Organic from across the world, including countries exhibiting for the first time such as Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Germany, India, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, South Africa and USA.

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UK: Google predicts the Internet could help create 365,000 new UK jobs by 2015

| 12/09/2011 | Reply
UK: Google predicts the Internet could help create 365,000 new UK jobs by 2015

Google drives home the point, backed by other technology companies, that businesses across Europe need to understand a series of digital “mega-trends” if they want to be able to reap the full benefits of what the Internet can offer. Recent trends include a shift to mobile, the adoption of Cloud-based technologies and online media could all help encourage innovation.

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USA: Iowa Muslims say 9/11 backlash is real and hurtful

| 11/09/2011 | Reply
USA: Iowa Muslims say 9/11 backlash is real and hurtful

Following 9/11, long-standing relationships eased unwarranted backlash for Muslims in Iowa, but the same hasn’t held true elsewhere, members of the Islamic community say. “Prior to 9/11, Islam was never viewed as a threat,” said Bill Aossey, 69, of Cedar Rapids, president of Midamar Corp. “Why, after Sept. 11, because of the acts of a few individuals, has the administration demonized a billion and a half people around the world?”

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Australia: Yes We Can

| 11/09/2011 | Reply
Australia: Yes We Can

Sydney’s The Jewish House has launched its annual drive to collect food for the needy with a record 25 Coles Supermarkets participating across Sydney…and has introduced the al-Ghazzali Centre as a new partner for Halal food contributions for Muslims in need.

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Turkey: 4th Int’l Halal and Nutritious Food Conference

| 11/09/2011 | Reply
Turkey:  4th Int’l Halal and Nutritious Food Conference

The 4th International Halal and Nutritious Food Conference will be held on the 13-14 October 2011 in Istanbul simultaneously with the Halal & Healthy Products Fair by GIMDES with the theme “Importance of a global single standard for increasing Halal food trade”.

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Malaysia: HALFEST launch for new Halal exhibition in KL for local companies

| 09/09/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: HALFEST launch for new Halal exhibition in KL for local companies

Malaysia expects the processed halal food and beverages industry to achieve a double-digit export figure next year from the RM8.2 billion recorded in 2010. HALFEST held in October will assist local companies to strengthen product branding and halal services offered.

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Al Islami, CNBC Arabia jointly organize Halal Market Forum 2011

| 29/08/2011 | Reply
Al Islami, CNBC Arabia jointly organize Halal Market Forum 2011

The industry experts who were invited to the forum include: Hamid Badawi, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Al Islami Foods, Alaa Kamal, Head of Sales and Marketing of Midamar Middle East, a US based Halal food producer and Wahid Kandil, General Manager of Prairie Halal Foods Middle East, a Canada based halal food producer.

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Steve Jobs’s greatest legacy: persuading the world to pay for content

| 29/08/2011 | Reply
Steve Jobs’s greatest legacy: persuading the world to pay for content

Apple’s CEO always wanted to get something great to the customer without any obstacles – except that they should pay Ten years is, of course, a long time in media. Ten years ago, if you wanted to download some music, your best bet was Napster or one of the filesharing systems such as LimeWire or […]

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TV’s future looks long and strong

| 29/08/2011 | Reply
TV’s future looks long and strong

By Torin Douglas Media correspondent, BBC News Remember all those stories saying “TV is dead”? Google is full of them – about 949,000, according to its own calculation. “TV is dead. Long live the internet,” proclaimed a Guardian headline just a couple of months ago. Yet what once seemed the conventional wisdom now looks premature […]

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‘Google Needs TV’, Chairman Will Tell Broadcasters in Edinburgh

| 23/08/2011 | Reply
‘Google Needs TV’, Chairman Will Tell Broadcasters in Edinburgh

When Google’s chairman Eric Schmidt gives the MacTaggart lecture to an audience of television executives in Edinburgh on Friday, the first person from outside the broadcasting sector to do so, he will deliver a positive message: ‘Google (NSDQ: GOOG) needs you’.

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