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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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Good vs evil – Haq The Movie

| 15/12/2009 | Reply
Good vs evil – Haq The Movie

KASEHDIA,
a communication and consulting company, is known for creating and
organising the World Halal Forum (WHF) but its founder and managing
director Jumaatun Azmi, a 33-year-old mother-of-three, is now spreading
her wings as a film producer and director. Her feature film debut, Haq The Movie, is set to hit Malaysian cinemas next year.

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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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