Category: Media & Events

Brunei’s Food Products Internationally Marketable

| 14/12/2009 | Reply
Brunei’s Food Products Internationally Marketable

Brunei
made food products received good response from customers during
domestic and overseas food fairs, according to some local small and
medium entrepreneurs. These views were shared with The Brunei Times yesterday at the Tutong
District Carnival consumer fair by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
and establishments involved in the food-making and supply industry.

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The Pre-stunning Ritual Halal slaughter debate

| 10/12/2009 | Reply
The Pre-stunning Ritual Halal slaughter debate

At the World Secure Food Chain conference 2-4 December 2009, in Hong
Kong, Al Islami Foods
said 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.


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Go Halal Seminar & Workshop Series

| 10/12/2009 | Reply
Go Halal Seminar & Workshop Series


The ‘GO HALAL Seminar & Workshop Series’, in collaboration with JAKIM and HDC, is holding the first Seminar entitled “Understanding of Halal Product Concept and Recognizing Current Issues” on 21st  – 22nd December 2009, at the MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Center (MECC), Kuala Lumpur.Programme and registration Forms available for download below.

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Firefly as official airline of IISTHAL 2009

| 05/12/2009 | Reply
Firefly as official airline of IISTHAL 2009

IISTHAL
comprises two main international conferences and exhibitions, namely the 2nd
Global Islamic Tourism Conference & Exhibition 2009 (GITC 2009) and the 2nd
National Halal Conference & Exhibition 2009. In addition, the Global
Islamic Food Festival (GIFF) and Malaysian Halal Excellence Awards are two
sub-events during the week that are expected to draw much interest from
industry players and the public.

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Japanese Scholar Advises Brunei Smes

| 27/11/2009 | Reply
Japanese Scholar Advises Brunei Smes

Bruneian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
need to capitalise on the Sultanate’s good name to get their products
exported, particularly in the Japanese high-end retail market, a
visiting Japanese academician said yesterday.

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China Expo To Raise Profile As Brunei Gateway

| 26/11/2009 | Reply
China Expo To Raise Profile As Brunei Gateway

The lack of publicity and understanding of
CAEXPO led to a smaller than usual Brunei participation in this year’s
5th China ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO) held in late October. However Nong Rong, Vice Secretary General and Vice Director General
of China Asean Expo Secretariat, has promised that things are about to
change as CAEXPO is looking to increase its efforts to “bridge”
Brunei’s entrepreneurs with Chinese businessmen.

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Thaifex – World of Halal

| 25/11/2009 | Reply
Thaifex – World of Halal

A new World
of Halal will be held in conjunction with one of Asia’s largest food &
beverage trade show, Thaifex.
To be held
12-16 May 2010, the trade fair covers various aspects of the industry,food
& beverage, cosmetics & pharmaceuticals, tourism & hospitality,
logistics and food technology & catering.

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The 2nd International Muslim Unity Convention 

| 24/11/2009 | Reply
The 2nd International Muslim Unity Convention 

Kuala  Lumpur,  Malaysia  –  Our  capital  city,  Kuala  Lumpur,  is 
proud  to  host  the  upcoming  2nd  International  Muslim  Unity 
Convention  at  the  Putra  World  Trade  Center  (PWTC)  on  15?16 
December  2009. The  main  focus  of  this  event  is  the  2?days  Conference  and 
Exhibition,  which  will  bring  Islamic  scholars  from  different 
countries  under  one  platform  to  present  topics  and  dialog 
sessions  with  the  audience  on  Muslim  unity.

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Expert: Push non-meat halal industry

| 23/11/2009 | Reply
Expert: Push non-meat halal industry

KUALA
LUMPUR: Malaysia’s halal meat industry is not likely to take off in a
big way in the international market and the country would be better off
selling its non-meat halal products such as cosmetics, pharmaceuticals
and Islamic financial services, says Oxford professor. The
country’s meat industry, apart from being hardly able to meet local
demand, also fell short of international quality standards, said Prof
Dr Linda M Scott of Oxford University’s Said Business School.

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RP’s 2nd national halal meet starts Monday

| 22/11/2009 | Reply
RP’s 2nd national halal meet starts Monday

COTABATO CITY – Efforts to push the country’s campaign for its entry
to the world’s halal industry will take center stage in the two-day
convergence of international and local experts Monday in Manila, a
sponsoring government agency official said Saturday.

Dr. Zenaida P. HR Laidan, Department of Science and Technology
(DoST) regional director for South–Central Mindanao, said her office is
spearheading the second national halal forum geared towards charting
the roadmap of the country’s still fledging halal industry.

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World Halal Business and Food Expo Held in Jakarta

| 21/11/2009 | Reply
World Halal Business and Food Expo Held in Jakarta

JAKARTA
– The Food, Drug and Cosmetics Study Institute at the Indonesian Ulemas
Council (MUI) and PT Puteri Cahaya Kharisma (Performax) will hold a
world halal summit and  halal business and food expo here on July
23-25, 2010.

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Latest Malaysian Innovative Products Set To Capture Global Market

| 20/11/2009 | Reply
Latest Malaysian Innovative Products Set To Capture Global Market

KUALA LUMPUR – Two of the latest Malaysian-made products, the halal
vegetable cheese and environmental-friendly bio-ray multiple board
showcased at the International Trade Malaysia 2009 (INTRADE 2009) have
captured strong attention from international buyers.

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World Halal Forum – Europe – Overview

| 19/11/2009 | Reply
World Halal Forum – Europe – Overview

An outline of what was discussed at the first World Halal Forum – Europe. The event was well attended by key international people in the Halal industry, with animal welfare one of the main topics of the event.

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Halal Products & Certifications Making Inroads In Europe

| 19/11/2009 | Reply
Halal Products & Certifications Making Inroads In Europe

Halal branding is fast
gaining recognition and making inroads into the European market with
more Halal-labelled products being displayed and sold on shelves in
Europe’s supermarkets and hypermarkets. This observation was made by participants and speakers during the
first day session of World Halal Forum (WHF) Europe 2009, which
commenced yesterday at The Hague, Netherlands.

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INTERVIEW – Halal food going mainstream in Europe – Nestle

| 17/11/2009 | Reply
INTERVIEW – Halal food going mainstream in Europe – Nestle

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – The business of selling food that is halal,
or acceptable to Muslims, is set to grow rapidly in Europe in coming
years as more supermarket chains target the sector, a Nestle executive
said on Tuesday. Frits van Dijk, executive vice president at the world’s biggest
food group, told Reuters on the sidelines of the World Halal Forum in
The Hague he expected the halal food business in Europe to grow by 20
to 25 percent within the next decade.

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Halal Industry Moving Beyond Religion And Borders

| 17/11/2009 | 1 Reply
Halal Industry Moving Beyond Religion And Borders

The halal industry is considered to have a huge potential in the European market which has yet to be tapped fully. This is where the World Halal Forum (WHF) Europe 2009, which is
starting Tuesday at the World Forum Convention Centre in The Hague, the
Netherlands, can play a part. To be held for the first time outside Malaysia, WHF Europe is
expected to provide insights on the viability of the industry and how
best to tap the enormous potential of the halal market in the European
region.

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‘Break from tradition’ dare

| 17/11/2009 | Reply
‘Break from tradition’ dare

Kota Kinabalu: Local entrepreneurs must no longer depend on the
traditional ways of doing things but be bold enough to focus on
striking into the global market, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa
Aman. “I believe the State would fare better if it can increase production of
higher value added products arising from greater downstream
activities,” he said, when launching the Borneo International Trade
Fair 2009 (BITF2009) at Magellan Sutera, Saturday.

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National halal forum to draw up sector’s road map

| 12/11/2009 | Reply
National halal forum to draw up sector’s road map

Mindanao’s halal industry is intensifying
efforts to improve its chances to penetrate the multi-billion-dollar
global market.
Before the end of the month, the Department of Science and
Technology (DoST) office in Central Mindanao will hold in Manila a
forum geared towards charting a definite road map for the
still-undeveloped Philippine halal industry.

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Enhance Commercial Relations With Bosnia, Says Mahathir

| 11/11/2009 | Reply
Enhance Commercial Relations With Bosnia, Says Mahathir

Malaysia should
establish good commercial relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina in
order to use the contacts they have in Eastern Europe. Suggesting this, former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad
said Malaysia should be a foreign partner to Bosnia as there are many
opportunities in the economic region of Eastern Europe.

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‘Halal Expo 2009’ opens today

| 10/11/2009 | Reply
‘Halal Expo 2009’ opens today

The third annual ‘Halal Expo’, the definitive event
for Halal industry in the region, opened today (November 10, 2009), at
the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai. Endorsed by the Dubai Chamber of
Commerce and Industry, the event is hosting more than 80 global
companies and international exhibitors representing 200 brands from 22
countries, and is expected to attract around 4,000 visitors within its
three-day run.

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