About Us

HalalFocus is owned and run by Imarat Consultants, a specialist business consultancy that has a dedicated field of focus on the Global Halal market. We have recognised and anticipated the rapid rise in interest and demand in this market, and we have dedicated ourselves to developing specific expertise in this niche business sector.

We are of the firm opinion that the Halal sector is set to become one of the most influential market forces in global trade, representing a paradigm shift that defines a new market based on religious belief and practice. Islam represents 25% of the world’s population, and in addition to this 1.6 billion Muslim population base, Halal goods and services are proving to have an extensive potential cross-over market appeal.

We have made it our business to understand the needs and concerns of the Halal consumer; we have recognised the enormous opportunities for manufacturers and traders, as well as service providers. We have studied the trends and drivers in this largely uncharted market arena. We have done our homework. Through our network of contacts spanning governments, industry stakeholders, NGO’s and Islamic agencies, Imarat Consultants has built up a unique, dynamically evolving picture of the Halal market globally.

Since 2003, from our base in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, our consultants have developed strong connections with Halal industry leaders throughout South East Asia, (Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Thailand, and the Philippines) Australia, the United Arab Emirates, UK, Europe, South Africa, the USA and Canada. We have traveled a LOT, and have given presentations at conferences, seminars and meetings in all of these places.

We have held in-depth consultations and discussions with representatives form Governments Ministries handling religious affairs, agriculture, international and domestic trade, entrepreneur development, SME development, health and veterinary services as well as standards development and education. We have visited universities, colleges and training facilities. We have visited and spoken to livestock farmers, owners of slaughterhouses, large and small food manufacturers, packaging companies, importers & exporters, logistics providers, Halal park developers, supply-chain security specialists, retailers and consumers.

In addition, we have anticipated the natural alliance between the Halal market and the world of Islamic Finance, and since 2004 have been at the forefront of promoting the common ground that is shared by these two Shariah-compliant industries.

We have a network of associated researchers and consultants, event organisers, PR agencies and publishers who have a specific interest in the Halal sector, and we believe that our intelligence network and analytical skills in this field are second to none. Imarat Consultants offers consulting services to governments, industry stakeholders, service providers and other agencies seeking to increase their competitive advantage in this complex and rapidly changing sector.

Due to Imarat Consultants positioning as a niche consulting firm that focuses exclusively on the Halal market, we have been able to develop and work with an expanding  network of  core Halal industry experts that covers the full spectrum of Halal sector applications.

Our collective expertise in the Halal industry covers:

  • Sector-specific research and data compilation
    Market intelligence and analysis
    Marketing and branding strategy development
    Writing & publishing in print and online
    Event management
    Public relations strategy
    Master plan development
    Halal hub development programmes & initiatives
    Poultry & meat-based project development
    Pharma-based industry development
    Logistics and Cluster dynamics

Our extensive network within the Halal industry covers governments, industry players, certification agencies, Islamic bodies, media, event organisers and specialist researchers. This enables Imarat Consultants to assemble the right team for the job, tailor-made to suit our clients needs.

For any government agency, multi-national corporation, SME or Islamic body, success in this rapidly changing and evolving market is dependent upon accurate and effective intelligence that can be effectively translated into project design and implementation.

For more details about our services, please contact info@imaratconsultants.com