Category: Media & Events

International Halal Food Conference in Belgium a Great Success

| 23/12/2008 | Reply
International Halal Food Conference in Belgium a Great Success

Islamic Food Council of Europe (IFCE) hosted the
third International Halal Food Conference, on 21 November 2008 at
the Sheraton Hotel, Brussels Zaventem Airport, Belgium . The event was deemed an great success attracting around 50 food industry professionals
from 15 countries.

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IIF and ‘Industry is the Future of Yemen’ Conference

| 22/12/2008 | Reply
IIF and ‘Industry is the Future of Yemen’ Conference

“Industry is the future of Yemen” will begin in Hadramout on Monday,
said Omar Bajarsh, Chairman of the Hadramout Chamber of Commerce and
Industry. The conference will be attended by concerned bodies from the
Yemeni government, Gulf companies and representatives from Malaysia,
including the guest of honor former Malaysian Prime Minister Dr.
Mahathir Mohammad. 

Malaysian participation in this
conference will be especially important as the country was able to
successfully transform itself from a developing agricultural economy
like Yemen into an advanced industrial country. 

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International Islamic Fair 2008 Will Be in Yemen

| 22/12/2008 | Reply
International Islamic Fair 2008 Will Be in Yemen

The International Islamic Fair 2008 (IIF2008), will be in Al-Mukalla,
Yemen and has been merged with the “Industry-Yemen’s Future” Conference
& Exhibition in what will be the biggest Malaysian commercial
delegation to the Republic. IIF organising chairperson Madam Sabariah Abdullh said: “The decision
to move the IIF2008 to Yemen comes as a blessing in disguise as we were
invited to merge with the planned Malaysian-Yemeni event. “We have be bringing our exhibitors to join the Malaysian business
delegation led by chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in
Malaysia Ali al-Attas and will also include participation of the former
Prime Minister of Malaysia Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.


For this purpose, the IIF2008 will be brought forward to 22-23rd Dec
(from 23-25th Dec.) but will still include a trip to Dubai on 24 Dec.
for business matching.

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2009 Food Safety Summit set for April in Washington

| 21/12/2008 | Reply
2009 Food Safety Summit set for April in Washington

Today consumers are witnessing the globalization of the entire food
chain, bringing new challenges as well as renewed efforts to improve
food safety and food defense in North America and around the world. At the Summit, growers, manufacturers,
food service operators, retailers, distributors, regulators and
non-government agencies will gather to share science-based information
regarding food safety, quality assurance and crisis planning.

The
event will take place April 27 – 29, 2009 at the Washington DC
Convention Center.

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Halal Expo 2008 Post Show Report

| 19/12/2008 | Reply
Halal Expo 2008 Post Show Report

Halal Expo 2008 has given their post show report with a statement that
more than USD 11 million worth of deals were closed during the event.
$5m of these deals were done by an Australian meat exporter and $4m by
a new ‘Halal’ champagne.

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Dirs800m Worth of Halal Food Products Exported from Iran

| 15/12/2008 | Reply
Dirs800m Worth of Halal Food Products Exported from Iran

Some dlrs 800 million worth of halal food products were exported
abroad from the Islamic Republic of Iran during March 2007-March 2008
period, an official said. Head of Iran’s Food Industries Union, Mohammad Hosseini, said
that over 150 companies are active in producing Halal food products
across the country. Hosseini also referred to the first International Halal Food Exhibition to be held in Tehran in February 2009.

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‘Halal’ vitamins to be launched at Arab Health

| 10/12/2008 | 1 Reply
‘Halal’ vitamins to be launched at Arab Health

A
unique range of vitamin and mineral supplements, which have been
specially approved by the Halal Food Authority in the UK, will be launched at
Arab Health 2009, a premier healthcare event in the Middle East.

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Filipino Food Exporters book $20M in sales at Halal World Expo 2008

| 29/11/2008 | Reply
Filipino Food Exporters book $20M in sales at Halal World Expo 2008

FILIPINO exporters
booked sales of various halal food products totaling $19.91 million in
the recently concluded Halal World Expo 2008 in the United Arab
Emirates (UAE), said the Department of Agriculture (DA).

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Local Muslim Leader Urges Taiwan to Develop Halal Food Industry

| 26/11/2008 | Reply
Local Muslim Leader Urges Taiwan to Develop Halal Food Industry

TAIPEI, Asia Pulse – A local Muslim leader called on the
government Monday to be more active in developing the halal food
industry and strengthen its global networking, especially with Muslim
states, to establish itself as a prominent player in this multibillion
dollar industry.

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Thai Islamic Bank Gives 1.2 Billion Baht in Loans For Halal Manufacturers

| 22/11/2008 | Reply
Thai Islamic Bank Gives 1.2 Billion Baht in Loans For Halal Manufacturers

BANGKOK, — The Islamic Bank of
Thailand (IBT) plans to lend 1.2 billion baht in 2009 to promote halal
food and product manufacturings while exploring sukuk or Islamic bonds
through “petro money” from Middle East investors. Its
chairman Professor Dr Somchai Virunhaphol said the fund for halal
manufacturers would then be doubled in two years as there are vast
potential to be tapped.

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Bangkok Global Halal Conference 2008

| 22/11/2008 | Reply
Bangkok Global Halal Conference 2008

The conference was inaugurated by Deputy Prime Minister Olarn
Chaipravat, with a keynote address by ASEAN Secretary-General Dr. Surin
Pitsuwan, on “From Islamic Finance to Halal Products.” Moreover, a
seminar was held on “Helal Certification and Cooperation,” “Halal
Business and Islamic Finance,” and “Current Halal Research.”

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MalaysiaKitchen Promoters Eyeing UAE Market

| 15/11/2008 | Reply
MalaysiaKitchen Promoters Eyeing UAE Market

Following the establishment of Malaysian
restaurants under the MalaysiaKitchen programme in Tokyo and London,
its promoters are now eyeing the possibility of opening a similar
outlet in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Take A Leaf From M’sia On Halal Food Standards, Says Expert

| 15/11/2008 | Reply
Take A Leaf From M’sia On Halal Food Standards, Says Expert

ABU DHABI, Nov 13 (Bernama) — The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and
other Middle East countries should emulate Malaysia in regulating halal
food production to prevent governments and consumers from being
defrauded, said an industry expert. Midamar Corporation director Jalel Aossey said countries like
Malaysia and Brunei had well established regulatory bodies to verify
products were halal-compliant and that protection levels were in place
in countries like the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

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UAE takes the lead in Shariah-compliant food

| 13/11/2008 | Reply
UAE takes the lead in Shariah-compliant food

Businesses
from more than 30 countries including Australia, Kuwait, the UK and
Serbia gathered for the second Halal World Expo being held in Abu Dhabi this week in an effort to come to
a consensus on what actually makes a product halal.

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Global halal market sees annual growth of $500bn

| 13/11/2008 | Reply
Global halal market sees annual growth of $500bn

The worldwide halal market is worth more than $2.1 trillion (Dh4.4trn)
and is growing at $500 billion annually, according to figures released
at the second Halal World Expo, which opened at Abu Dhabi National
Exhibition Centre yesterday.

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Halal World Expo opens in Abu Dhabi

| 13/11/2008 | Reply
Halal World Expo opens in Abu Dhabi

Dr. Mariam Hareb Sultan Al Yousuf, Executive
Director of Policy and Regulation Sector, the Abu Dhabi Food Control
Authority, officially inaugurated Halal World Expo being held in Abu Dhabi 11-13 November, the comprehensive
exhibition is bringing together major players in the $2.1 trillion Halal
industry.

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Abu Dhabi turns spotlight on USD 2.1 trillion Halal industry

| 11/11/2008 | Reply
Abu Dhabi turns spotlight on USD 2.1 trillion Halal industry

Abu
Dhabi becomes a focal point this week for key players in the Halal
industry, a rapidly expanding business now reaching 1.8 billion
consumers worldwide and worth an estimated USD 2.1 trillion. Opening
tomorrow (Tuesday) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, the
three-day Halal World Expo, organised by IIR Middle East, aims to build
on its inaugural success last year, having immediately established
itself as the GCC’s leading exhibition dedicated to the global Halal
industry

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Organisers Roping In Interesting Personalities For IIF2008 Dubai

| 06/11/2008 | Reply
Organisers Roping In Interesting Personalities For IIF2008 Dubai

The international conference segment of the
third International Islamic Fair 2008 (IIF2008) to be held in Dubai from
Dec 23-25, 2008 promises to be a thought-provoking affair with the expected
participation of personalities such as Malaysia’s former prime minister
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as well as a survivor of the Sept 11, 2001
attack on New York’s World Trade Centre.

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Islamic finance in focus at Abu Dhabi event – Billion dollar sector to be discussed during forum at Halal World Expo

| 04/11/2008 | Reply
Islamic finance in focus at Abu Dhabi event – Billion dollar sector to be discussed during forum at Halal World Expo

A
dedicated forum at next month’s Halal World Expo is throwing the
spotlight on the billion dollar Islamic finance sector in a move which
will be of great interest to UAE businesses and potential investors.

The GCC’s leading event dedicated to the global Halal industry,
which takes place from 11-13 November 2008 at the Abu Dhabi National
Exhibition Centre, organised by IIR Middle East, is set to feature
three illuminating seminars on Shari’ah compliant banking and financial
services.

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Profitable Future for Halal Industry

| 04/11/2008 | Reply
Profitable Future for Halal Industry

As a result of the
growing Halal industry, the second annual Halal World Expo (HWE) will be
taking place in the UAE. Spread over three days from November 11 to 13
at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. The HWE, which is being
organised by IIR, will bring producers from around the world together
to showcase their products as well as provide a venue to discuss such
issues as standardisation of the industry.

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