Category: Media & Events

World Halal Forum Europe – a catalyst for change in UK Halal market.

| 13/10/2010 | Reply
World Halal Forum Europe – a catalyst for change in UK Halal market.

In the run up to the World Halal Forum Europe, being held in London at the Earls Court Conference Centre on 10-11 November 2010, HalalFocus talks to Abdalhamid Evans, the WHF Europe Project Director

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World Halal Forum Europe – Special Offer for HalalFocus readers!

| 11/10/2010 | Reply
World Halal Forum Europe – Special Offer for HalalFocus readers!

HalalFocus readers qualify for a 35% discount to the WHF Europe. There are only limited seats available at this price on a first-come-first-served basis, so please register now to ensure your place at this important event.

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EU: Düsseldorf Halal Conference Resolves to Protect Halal in Europe

| 17/09/2010 | Reply
EU: Düsseldorf Halal Conference Resolves to Protect Halal in Europe

The European Halal Conference ended with a series of resolutions to take specific steps to try and protect Halal – both in its legal status and its practice of sacrifical slaughter – within Europe.

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Malaysia Launches Online Halal, Dining & Holiday directories

| 12/05/2010 | Reply
Malaysia Launches Online Halal, Dining & Holiday directories

Malaysia’s Yellow Pages has launched three new online directories, namely eHalal, eDining and eHoliday

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Exhibitors eyeing Middle Eastern Halal cosmetics market

| 12/05/2010 | Reply
Exhibitors eyeing Middle Eastern Halal cosmetics market

The global market for halal products is growing at a remarkable pace which has led to increasing customer awareness on the need for halal-based cosmetics and beauty products. A corresponding surge in demand for these products has been noted among the Muslim and many non-Muslim countries. According to a recent survey, cosmetic and personal care […]

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Malaysia Halal Industry Moving Into Second Phase

| 04/05/2010 | Reply
Malaysia Halal Industry Moving Into Second Phase

Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) is focusing to develop more industry players to ensure that the sector becomes a significant contributor to the economy. This formed the second phase of the Halal Industry Masterplan rollout, HDC chief executive officer Datuk Seri Jamil Bidin told Bernama in an interview.

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Spain’s Instituto Halal participates in the US Summit

| 30/04/2010 | Reply
Spain’s Instituto Halal participates in the US Summit

Spain’s Instituto Halal has been invited to the United States to participate today, at the invitation of U.S. President Barak Obama, in the Government Summit on Economic and Social Entrepreneur of the Muslim World, to be attended by 115 companies from Muslim countries or Muslim-led non-Islamic countries. The general director of the Halal Institute, Isabel […]

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Thomson Reuters Launches Next Generation Islamic Finance Gateway

| 17/02/2010 | Reply
Thomson Reuters Launches Next Generation Islamic Finance Gateway

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES and ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES — 02/16/10 — Thomson Reuters today announced that it has launched its next generation Islamic Finance Gateway to guide the emerging industry to the next stage of growth and development.

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PIHH to jointly hold halal conference in London

| 02/02/2010 | Reply
PIHH to jointly hold halal conference in London

THE Penang International Halal Hub (PIHH), in collaboration with the Halal Industries Group from the United Kingdom, is organising the Halal Capital Markets Conference in London scheduled from May 24 to May 28. Calling for participants, Penang Domestic Trade, Religious and Consumer Affairs Committee chairman Abdul Malik Abul Kassim said the event would be a “world’s first” and would be launched by Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.

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Brunei Tourism infrastructure under scrutiny at travel mart

| 30/01/2010 | Reply
Brunei Tourism infrastructure under scrutiny at travel mart

TRAVEL buyers have expressed their concern over inadequate
tourism-related infrastructure in Brunei as the Asean Travel Exchange
(TRAVEX) 2010 came to a close yesterday. Let’s see if Brunei can now fast track all its plans it has in place to address all the issues that were raised during the tourism event, which has now been handed over to Cambodia for next year.

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Halal accreditation system, e-commerce win ThinkBig

| 30/01/2010 | Reply
Halal accreditation system, e-commerce win ThinkBig

BUSINESS plans for a system to help firms in getting halal accreditation, and an e-commerce directory tied for the grand prize of Brunei’s
ThinkBig Business Plan competition. An
educational programme which would allow individuals to get their
Master’s degree in Islamic Banking and Finance came third in this competition to encourage young people to think about new business plans. With Halal, E-Commerce and Islamic Finance coming into the top three business plans we can see where the next generation business leaders are looking for the future.

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Cooperation of ECO Members on "Halal"

| 29/01/2010 | Reply
Cooperation of ECO Members on "Halal"

At the 10th General Assembly and
13th Executive Committee Meetings of ECO (Economic Cooperation Organization) Dr. Nahavandian, the head of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries and
Mines (ICCIM) and the head of Islamic Chamber of Research and
Information Center (ICRIC), invited the heads of
ECO’s chambers to participate actively in the First International Halal
Fair and Forum which will be held on March 2-5, 2010 in Tehran, Iran.

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Prospects for Econonic Cooperation between Russia and Malaysia

| 29/01/2010 | Reply
Prospects for Econonic Cooperation between Russia and Malaysia

A working group from Russia of top executives from Islamic finance and Halal products & services, recently visited Malaysia looking for areas of cooperation with representatives from
Islamic business and finance in South-East Asia
. One of the topics discussed with Malaysia counterparts was the ‘KAZANHALAL
2010’ Exhibition to be held in the city of Kazan on the 27-29 June 2010, alongside the II Summit on International
Islamic Business and Finance.

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Gulfood Highlights Global Industry Trends for 2010

| 21/01/2010 | Reply
Gulfood Highlights Global Industry Trends for 2010

Once again the GCC’s biggest food exhibition, Gulfood 2010, is rolling out next month in Dubai on the 21-24 February. What Halal Focus has found of interest this year is that for the first time they are organising an industry related Gulfood Conference in answer to feedback from

their exhibitors requesting one. In looking for

‘key market influencers within the region and international industry’ to speak, they came up with two speakers on Halal. Not a topic normally presented at this huge show in the middle of the Muslim world, surprisingly. 

The talks will be presented by Jochen Zoller, President of Food Services,  Intertek, on Day 1 and Alex Andarakis, the new CEO of Al Islami, on Day 3.  You pay per talk/session, not for the full 4 day conference, which may be a way of pulling people away from selling at their booths to listen, and also an interesting way to narrow down which speakers are really drawing the crowds. We wait with interest to see what size crowds the Halal related sessions pull in! Will Halal be the new ‘Global Mega Trend’ as suggested by Alex Andarakis in his talk?

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Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) supports Gulfood 2010

| 19/01/2010 | Reply
Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) supports Gulfood 2010

The Australian meat & livestock industry
will be actively involved in the Gulfood 2010 edition to be held during
February 21-24, in a step that reflects its commitment to the
highly-important ME markets, according to Mr. Lachlan Bowtell, the
Regional Manager of Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), the
international marketing arm of Australian meat and livestock producers.

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H-Media launches new website

| 16/01/2010 | Reply
H-Media launches new website

Check out www.hmedia.my to view the new site

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Industry Players Competing For Slice Of Europe’s Halal Market

| 31/12/2009 | Reply
Industry Players Competing For Slice Of Europe’s Halal Market

Industry players are now
competing to get a significant share of the halal industry market in
Europe which has a population of 51.2 million Muslims. “Everyone now wants a slice of the halal market,” said Dr Cedomir
Nestorovic, a professor at the ESSEC Business School Paris in France. According to him, halal is now regarded as a “big thing” in Europe and is no longer a taboo subject in the mainstream media.

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The World Halal Forum 2010

| 24/12/2009 | Reply
The World Halal Forum 2010

Timely themed “Global Halal Industry: Regulatory
Architecture, Trade and Market Access”, the 5th World Halal Forum (WHF)
will be the result of extensive feedback and research by the
organisers, KasehDia Sdn Bhd, to address the burning but immediate need
to understand current global regulatory architecture for Halal and its
relationship with trade and market access.

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Meat Obtained from Stunned Animals Questionable, says Food Safety Expert

| 22/12/2009 | Reply
Meat Obtained from Stunned Animals Questionable, says Food Safety Expert

DUBAI:  Al Islami Foods at the World Secure Food Chain conference
expressed that meat obtained from non-stunned animals is healthier and has a longer
shelf life. And non-halal and stunned meat is highly questionable, quoting a
research conducted by the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research on the same
subject. The conference was recently held in Hong Kong.

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HIG to host world’s first conference between Islamic finance, halal players

| 15/12/2009 | Reply
HIG to host world’s first conference between Islamic finance, halal players

BRITAIN’S Halal Industries Group plc (HIG) will host the world’s first
Halal Capital Markets Conference in London on 24-28 May 2010. The event aims to bring together players in the halal food production and
Islamic finance.

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