Category: Media & Events

‘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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Brunei – Halal Meat Trade

| 10/11/2009 | Reply
Brunei – Halal Meat Trade

THE Brunei Halal brand had its first regional showcase at the ASEAN
Food Conference last month as the government continues its drive to
globalise the brand.

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Food Security To Be Focus Of Islamic Leaders At COMCEC

| 09/11/2009 | Reply
Food Security To Be Focus Of Islamic Leaders At COMCEC

A roadmap on food security is
expected to be discussed among Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC)
leaders when they converged at the first economic summit of the
Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation (COMCEC)
held here.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said during one of
the sessions, they have agreed on a roadmap for food security which
included the setting up of a task force at the secretariat level.

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Corporate US gets to know Muslims

| 09/11/2009 | Reply
Corporate US gets to know Muslims

Getting corporate America to recognise the purchasing
power of Muslims, rather than running scared because of stereotypes,
was difficult but not impossible, said Michael Hastings-Black, the
co-founder of the Desedo Advertising Agency, which specialises in
minority markets, at the American Muslim Consumer Conference.

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Taiwan hosts Halal food market forum

| 08/11/2009 | Reply
Taiwan hosts Halal food market forum

At the “Exploring the Muslim Food Market Forum 2009? held at the
sidelines of Kaohsiung Food Show 2009, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, participants
focused on the details of quality, standards and marketing, aligned
with the most active players such as Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei,
Singapore, Turkey and now UAE.

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Al Islami represents UAE halal market at food forum in Taiwan

| 08/11/2009 | Reply
Al Islami represents UAE halal market at food forum in Taiwan

“Halal,
the global mega trend continues making waves and grabbing attention of
investors, suppliers, producers. Countries that will succeed in
entering the international halal market will be those who pay attention
to the details of quality, standards and marketing, aligned with the
most active players such as Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei, Singapore,
Turkey and now UAE.”

These deliberations were presented by Alex Andarakis, chief
executive officer of Al Islami Foods, an award winning halal producer
in the Middle East, as guest-speaker at the ‘Exploring the Muslim Food
Market Forum 2009’ held at the sidelines of Kaohsiung Food Show 2009,
Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

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Pakistan, Malaysia Signed MOU for Halal Development

| 06/11/2009 | Reply
Pakistan, Malaysia Signed MOU for Halal Development

The Halal Development Project (HDP) of Pakistan and
International Halal Integrity Alliance Ltd (IHI) of Malaysia have
signed MOU for forging bilateral ties in the Halal Food Sector.

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Halal Expo 2009 to welcome top exhibitors from Malaysia

| 05/11/2009 | Reply
Halal Expo 2009 to welcome top exhibitors from Malaysia

‘Halal Expo 2009’, the definitive event for the Halal industry in
the region, is set to welcome top exhibitors from Malaysia, who will
comprise one of the biggest national delegations at the annual affair,
according to organisers – Orange Fairs & Events. According to the
Malaysian Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), the
country is eyeing opportunities within Middle East Halal industry in
support of the Malaysian Government’s aims to cultivate its Halal
market as a new growth sector and reach its 25 per cent growth target
for this year. The three-day exposition is slated to run from November
10 – 12, 2009 at Al Jawhara Hall, Madinat Jumeirah Hotel in Dubai.

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OIC – COMCEC Holds Its 25th Session on 5-9 November

| 04/11/2009 | Reply
OIC – COMCEC Holds Its 25th Session on 5-9 November

The OIC
Ten-Year Programme of Action Provides a Road Map for Strengthening
Economic and Commercial Cooperation among Its Members

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President al-Assad to participate in Islamic economic summit

| 04/11/2009 | Reply
President al-Assad to participate in Islamic economic summit

Informed sources have said that President Bashar al-Assad of Syria will participate in the 25th session of economic summit of the Organization of Islamic Conference’s member states (COMCEC) to be held in Istanbul on November 14-17.

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1st AMCC event gets off to a flying start

| 03/11/2009 | Reply
1st AMCC event gets off to a flying start

The first American Muslim Consumer Conference was held at
Rutgers University New Brunswick over the weekend. I believe it is fair to say
that everyone present at this ground-breaking event came away with a deeper understanding
of this new emerging market. If the passion, commitment and knowledge of this
collected gathering is any indication, this annual event is going to play a big
role in shaping the future of this market, and its ripples are likely to go far
beyond the shores of the USA. My advice? Better book early for 2010!

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‘Halal market should be exploited to the maximum’

| 02/11/2009 | Reply
‘Halal market should be exploited to the maximum’

KARACHI: The stakeholders should exploit
the global Halal market to the maximum level in order to overcome the
prevailing recession in the world and minimize bulging trade deficit,
Chairman, Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI), Razzak
Hashim Paracha said Friday.

Addressing the audience during
presentation on world Halal economy by the CEO of Halal Development
Project, Pakistan (HDP), Asad Sajjad, he said that it is surprising to
know that Pakistan has remained alien in this trillion dollar market
and no stakeholder possess any share in this lucrative market.

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Pakistan to strengthen cooperation with Malaysia in Halal food sector

| 02/11/2009 | Reply
Pakistan to strengthen cooperation with Malaysia in Halal food sector

ISLAMABAD:
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi will focus on forging concrete ties with
Malaysia in Halal food sector during his stay in Kuala Lumpur from November 1-4
to attend 12th session of D-8 Council of Ministers.High Commissioner
for Pakistan in Malaysia Lt General (Retd) Tahir Mahmood Qazi said the Foreign
Minister will be meeting with Malaysian Minister of International Trade and
Industry and Agriculture to work out substantive and mutually beneficial course
of action in this import consumer sector.

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Mumbai all set to host the biggest ever Islamic conference

| 02/11/2009 | Reply
Mumbai all set to host the biggest ever Islamic conference


Mumbai is all set to host the biggest ever Islamic Conference from
tomorrow. The conference inaugurated with the Friday sermon tomorrow
will continue for ten long days before ending on November 8, 2009.
The inauguration of the ‘Exhibition on
Islam’ and ‘Halal Expo’.
This is an effort with a clear
objective to bring buyers and traders from the Halal Industry around
the world annually to India by creating an interactive platform for
the Global Halal Products industry, said the organisers.

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American-Muslim Consumer Conference (AMCC) Focuses on Marketing to Muslims, a Growing and Affluent but Often Overlooked Niche

| 30/10/2009 | Reply
American-Muslim Consumer Conference (AMCC) Focuses on Marketing to Muslims, a Growing and Affluent but Often Overlooked Niche

“Marketing to the American-Muslim:
Trends and Opportunities.”

Will be held 31st October 2009 at Rutgers University (Busch Campus) New Jersey. Limited Seats left, register online at: www.americanmuslimconsumer.com

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35 Countries to attend World Halal Forum Europe Next Month

| 28/10/2009 | Reply
35 Countries to attend World Halal Forum Europe Next Month

The World Halal Forum Europe, happening 17-18 November 2009 in The Hague, will be the first time The World Halal Forum has been held outside of Malaysia. It will provide a regional focus on the issues of Halal trade, consumer demands and the socio-political scenario of the Muslims in Europe.

Attendance is expected to be high, with representatives from corporate and political bodies, plus there will be updates on the progress of the OIC Halal standard modules being developed by the IHI Alliance

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Pakistan should capitalize fast growing halal market: Karim Malik

| 28/10/2009 | Reply
Pakistan should capitalize fast growing halal market: Karim Malik

Pakistan should capitalize on the fast growing Halal food
market not only in the lucrative Middle East market but the entire
Europe and the US markets to bridge the gap in huge trade deficit and
earn precious foreign exchange. This was said by Karim Aziz Malik,
Acting President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI)
while addressing a seminar at ICCI jointly organized by ICCI and Halal
Development Project.

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