Category: Media & Events

Matrade Bags IDB’s Islamic Solidarity Prize

| 26/10/2008 | Reply
Matrade Bags IDB’s Islamic Solidarity Prize

Malaysia External Trade
Development Corporation (Matrade) has been awarded the Islamic
Development Banks (IDB) Islamic Solidarity Prize for its efforts in
promoting trade among Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC)
member nations.

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Introducing Brunei to foreign investors

| 26/10/2008 | Reply
Introducing Brunei to foreign investors

The Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources (MIPR) Brunei yesterday held “Business Investment Seminar and
Business Networking” at Nanning International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Nanning, China to
promote business and investment opportunities in tourism, agribusiness, halal industry, and information and
communication technology (ICT) among foreign investors.

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Iran Halal Food expo slated for Feb. ’09

| 14/10/2008 | Reply
Iran Halal Food expo slated for Feb. ’09

Iran plans to hold its first
International Exhibition of Halal Food in February 2009, Iranian
Ambassador to China Javad Mansoori said in Beijing on Saturday.

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China eager to attend Pakistan’s International Halal Food Conference

| 11/09/2008 | Reply
China eager to attend Pakistan’s International Halal Food Conference

Talking on the side lines of the Ningxia (China) International
Muslim Halal Food Festival and Ningxia Investment and Trade
Fair that kicked off here on Wednesday, the Director Press,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ningxia Liu Guo Qing said that
it will be a good opportunity for China to showcase their
kitchen items in Pakistan.

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Int’l Halal Food Conference in Karachi on Oct 19

| 10/09/2008 | Reply
Int’l Halal Food Conference in Karachi on Oct 19

International Conference on Halal Food & Agriculture 2008 will be
held in conjunction with 3rd Food, Agri & Livestock Asia 2008
International Exhibition on October 19 & 20 at Karachi Expo Centre.

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Singapore delegates see potential in business ventures with local counterparts

| 09/09/2008 | Reply
Singapore delegates see potential in business ventures with local counterparts

Brunei: The recently-concluded trip to the Sultanate by a trade delegation from Singapore Malay Chamber of
Commerce and Industry (DPPMS) has been considered a huge success by the participating traders from the
island.

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5th CAEXPO Oct 22

| 05/09/2008 | Reply
5th CAEXPO Oct 22

A large number of Chinese meat processing machinery manufacturers and dealers are expected to take part
in the 5th China-Asean Expo (CAEXPO) to be held in Nanning, China, in order to foster business
opportunities with Brunei Darussalam’s delegates.

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Halal World Expo and Forum 2008

| 02/09/2008 | Reply
Halal World Expo and Forum 2008

Abu Dhabi is building a solid platform to create globalised standards
in the Halal industry, a rapidly expanding business now reaching 1.8
billion consumers worldwide and worth an estimated US$2.1 trillion. Abu Dhabi’s role in creating and developing a comprehensive Halal trade
event, bringing together major players and experts from around the
world, has been highlighted as an important catalyst.

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APEA Brunei award to recognise contribution of local entrepreneurs

| 01/09/2008 | Reply
APEA Brunei award to recognise contribution of local entrepreneurs

THE
Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB) and Enterprise Asia yesterday
signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the establishment of an
award to recognise business leaders for outstanding entrepreneurship,
responsible entrepreneurship and their investment in people.

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Brunei can excel in non-meat segment of global halal market

| 28/08/2008 | Reply
Brunei can excel in non-meat segment of global halal market

AN
OFT-ASKED question following the recent International Halal Market Conference was
whether Brunei stands a chance in competing with other players in the
global halal food industry? Hajj Abdulhamid Evans, managing director of
Imarat Consultants, a consulting firm specialising in the halal market
and the consultant and event manager for the IHMC, said that the key for
Brunei is to focus on niche markets in the global halal arena. One of
the leading voices of the halal movement around the world, Evans had
more than a few words to say in an interview with The Brunei Times.

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Halal conference ‘aye’ to establishment of Brunei’s halal products academy

| 20/08/2008 | Reply
Halal conference ‘aye’ to establishment of Brunei’s halal products academy

The proposal to establish the Halal Products Academy will likely
materialise soon with Brunei’s related ministries submitting the
official proposal to the government in the near future. Through feedback received from participants, local and foreign, at the
International Halal Market Conference which ended yesterday, a
consensus was reached, with all saying yes to the idea of having the
academy here.

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Brunei called to create halal cluster

| 19/08/2008 | Reply
Brunei called to create halal cluster

The International Halal Market Conference (IMHC) 2008 came to a close Sunday at the conference hall of
the International Convention Centre, Berakas, Brunei. The resolutions, however, will be released to the public at a later date, said the Ministry of Industry and
Primary Resources. The event was considered very successful, not only by those participating, but also by the speakers themselves who found a unity with each other during the conference in their individual work with Halal in various sectors. They all look forward to coming again in 2009 to see what progress Brunei has made in the various sectors they hope to enter with Brunei Halal and the projects surrounding it.

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Halal drug market seen at $100b

| 19/08/2008 | Reply
Halal drug market seen at $100b

Speaking at the International Halal Market Conference in Brunei, Selma
Djukic, president of White Owl Global Services Ltd, a service and
consulting agency targeting the pharmaceutical industry, said halal
accreditation goes beyond the simplified definition of just
ingredients, and also includes business practices that make the product
safe for consumption, manufactured in a clean environment, and in
accordance with ethical standards.

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Sultanate Can Be Promoted As Hub For Islamic Tourism

| 18/08/2008 | Reply
Sultanate Can Be Promoted As Hub For Islamic Tourism

Islamic tourism can provide an avenue for Brunei to
develop its tourism industry, in the long term goal of diversifying
its economy. A presentation on “Islamic Tourism and Halal
Hospitality” was delivered yesterday by David Smith, the chief
executive of Global Futures and Foresight UK, during the second day
of the International Halal Market Conference which took place at the
main conference hall of the International Convention Centre in
Brunei.

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Thumbs Up For Halal Academy

| 18/08/2008 | Reply
Thumbs Up For Halal Academy

Panelists and participants of the International
Halal Market Conference (IHME 2008), which concluded yesterday in Brunei, gave
their unanimous support for Brunei to set up the Halal Products Academy.

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‘Halal expands beyond just food provisions’

| 18/08/2008 | Reply
‘Halal expands beyond just food provisions’

This statement was one of the insights highlighted at the 3rd International Halal Market Conference in Brunei, which saw various
presentations of halal topics by prominent speakers. Hajj Abdalhamid Evans, Managing Director and Senior Analyst at the Imarat Consultants, highlighted the traditional perspectives of seeing
halal products simply in terms of food provisions to the Muslims, has long expired.

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Brunei The Google Of Halal?

| 18/08/2008 | Reply
Brunei The Google Of Halal?

“Can Brunei be the Google of
Halal?” The question put forward by the leader of a global Open
Source Community Project based in Berlin, Germany, called ADempiere
Bazaar, drew plenty of intrigue and interest from the audience
during the 3rd International Halal Market Conference (IHMC) in Brunei Darussalem
yesterday.

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Halal Concept Viewed As Complex In Food Industry

| 17/08/2008 | Reply
Halal Concept Viewed As Complex In Food Industry

According to Dato Paduka Hj Hamdillah, ‘halal’ in
Brunei takes on a very special meaning and relevance for us. “With our long and rich tradition
that is now embodied in the national philosophy of Malay Islamic
Monarchy, we view the propagation of Halal principles, and their
application in the market as something that is in harmony with our
core values as a Muslim nation,” he said.

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Halal Products Academy To Guide Halal Industry In Brunei

| 17/08/2008 | Reply
Halal Products Academy To Guide Halal Industry In Brunei

The Brunei government, which
is in the midst of establishing a Halal Products Academy soon, hoped
for it to guide the country in developing the halal industry.

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Brunei International Halal Market Conference 2008

| 16/08/2008 | Reply
Brunei International Halal Market Conference 2008

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