Australia: Overwhelming success of IHC 2016 in Sydney

Sydney (Tribune International Report, Sunday 10 April 2016); The first International Halal Conference (IHC) 2016 made a new addition to the Australian history when 12 top international speakers, first time, spoke on national and global issues related to Halal Products & Services and Halal Life Style.

The IHC 2016 was held at Novotel Hotel, Darling Harbour Sydney on Saturday 9 April 2016, where 150 national and international delegates from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Pakistan, Brunei, France, Denmark, and UK gathered to listen internationally known, scholars, academics, and entrepreneurs from the Australian and global Islamic community. The theme of the IHC 2016 was ‘Islam, Halal Industry and Australia’.

Welcome Address

The IHC 2016 was opened with the recitation of the versus of Holy Quran by Sheikh Mahmound El Azhari, followed by ‘Welcome to the Country’ honouring the indigenous of the land (Australia) by famous elder uncle Charles (Chicka) Madden. Ms. Sarwat Hassan and Mr. Rahmatullah Hussainizada hosted the conference.

Sheikh Shady Al Suleiman (Australia), Dr. Winai Dahlan (Thailand), Dr. Pakorn Priyakorn (Thailand), Dr. Hussain Mohi-Ud-Din Qadri (Pakistan), Mr. Talal Yassine (Australia), Mr. Hakan Ozyon (Australia), Mr. Zulkifly Md Said (Malaysia), Mr. Umar Munshi (Singapore), Mr. Peter Gould (Australia) and Ms Hanifa Deen (Australia), and Bilal Unal (Australia) spoke on critical subjects related to the Halal Industry and Halal Life Style.

This was the first time in Australia when these top scholars, academics and entrepreneurs, delivered scholarly talk on the most interesting subjects related to halal affairs in Islam. The topics ‘The Halal – A Healthy Lifestyle’ by Sheikh Shady Suleiman; ‘The Science behind Halal Slaughter’ by Dr. Winai Dahlan; ‘Halal Certification Global Standard & Guidelines’  by Dr. Pakorn Priyakorn; ‘Islam on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)’ by Dr. Hussain Mohi-Ud-Din Qadri, ‘The Power of Investing Islamically’ by Mr. Talal Yassine; ‘Islamic Finance & Investment in the Global Economy’ by Mr. Hakan Ozyon, ‘Islamic Tourism and Muslim Ummah’ by Mr. Zulkifly Md Said; ‘Islamic Real Estate, powered by Community’ by Mr. Umer Munshi, ‘Halal Branding and Islamic Economy’ by Mr. Peter Gould; ‘From Indifference to Islamophobia’ by Mrs. Hania Deen, and ‘Proactive Halal Lifestyle’ by Bilal Unal attracted the 150 top representatives of national and international organisations, diplomatic missions and halal business. The full coverage of the IHC 2016 and the white paper will be released by Tribune International (Australia) soon.


The founding director of the IHC 2016, Syed Atiq ul Hassan, in his welcome address said that the IHC would play a vital role in understanding and resolving critical issues related to Australian Halal Industry and the obligatory halal affairs related to the Australian Muslims. ‘Overwhelming and continuous success of the Halal Expo events (Sydney & Melbourne) and now Halal Conference proved that people of multicultural Australia deal their issues with respect and harmony’ said Mr. Hassan.

The success of the first IHC 2016 elevated the interest of the Australians especially Australian Muslims in the festival style Halal Expo Sydney which is being held today, Sunday 10 April 2016, at Fairfield Showground, where over 150 Australia and foreign exhibitors taking part with lots of activities of the interest of the senior to kids, followed by a spectacular firework at 8.30pm.