Category: Trade Events

UAE: Sharjah becomes Halal capital of world for 3 days

| 11/12/2012 | Reply
UAE:  Sharjah becomes Halal capital of world for 3 days

A talking point at the opening ceremony was the selection of UAE’s Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) by OIC to chair the Halal food technical committee, which was seen as a global high point for the country and the regional Halal industry.

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UAE kicks off Halal standardisation worldwide

| 10/12/2012 | Reply
UAE kicks off Halal standardisation worldwide

Esma is now working on a scheme on how to certify halal products and unifying the procedure for certification with one set of standards. Esma is also working on producing a unified stamp or mark for halal products entering the UAE that can also be introduced to the GCC.

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UAE: Halal food industry to hit $8.4 billion by 2020, says minister

| 03/12/2012 | Reply
UAE: Halal food industry to hit $8.4 billion by 2020, says minister

The selection of the UAE to chair two major technical committees for Halal standards has reiterated the global significance of the country as an important market and its ascendancy as a Halal hub in the region.

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UAE: Midamar serving Authentic Greek Gyros at SIAL 2012 in Abu Dhabi

| 24/11/2012 | Reply
UAE: Midamar serving Authentic Greek Gyros at SIAL 2012 in Abu Dhabi

Midamar will be exhibiting at SIAL Middle East which will be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC) in Abu Dhabi, UAE on November 26-28. This year at SIAL, Midamar will be featuring its authentic Greek style gyros and serving samples.

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UAE moves to certify organic food

| 22/11/2012 | 1 Reply
UAE moves to certify organic food

Organic farms in the UAE and imported organic foods are being certified by the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) for the first time. 17 farms in the UAE have already been certified and others are under process.

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Pakistan: Trade Relations- D-8 summit set to begin on Nov 19

| 17/11/2012 | Reply
Pakistan: Trade Relations- D-8 summit set to begin on Nov 19

The summit aims to discuss ways for further strengthening business and trade relations with a major focus on Trade exhibition, promoting halal food.

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Philippines: 10th General Assembly Meeting of the World Halal Council (WHC)

| 16/11/2012 | Reply
Philippines: 10th General Assembly Meeting of the World Halal Council (WHC)

The Islamic Da’wah Council of the Philippines, Inc. (IDCP) is hosting this event, and, in addition, a 2-day Halal World Forum (HWF) 2012 for Halal manufacturers, suppliers, dealers, academe and consumers is also being organized on 21 & 22 November 2012

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UAE: Calls for global Halal standards gain ground at Dubai Halal expo

| 12/11/2012 | Reply
UAE: Calls for global Halal standards gain ground at Dubai Halal expo

At the launch of the 5th Halal Expo in Dubai yesterday, exhibitors said a single international agency issuing regulations would boost the halal market by unifying the existing system, which differs according to individual countries’ regulations.

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UAE: Top food retailers, restaurateurs and thought leaders head to SIAL Middle East

| 12/11/2012 | Reply
UAE: Top food retailers, restaurateurs and thought leaders head to SIAL Middle East

SIAL Middle East returns to the UAE from 26-28 November 2012 with a three-day conference programme that focuses on a trio of complementary themes covering food, beverage and hospitality industry developments across the region.

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Muhyiddin urges investors to tap into China’s huge market via Malaysia’s Chinese diaspora

| 12/11/2012 | Reply
Muhyiddin urges investors to tap into China’s huge market via Malaysia’s Chinese diaspora

Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is calling for investors to take advantage of Malaysia’s Chinese diaspora and huge halal industry, at the 4th World Chinese Economic Forum in Melbourne, Australia.

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Malaysia’s Halal industry draws RM1.1bil FDIs in first half

| 11/10/2012 | Reply
Malaysia’s Halal industry draws RM1.1bil FDIs in first half

International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said halal products exports contributed 5.1% of the overall exports last year. He was launching Halfest 2012 which is hosting over 700 booths.

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UAE: Franchising expertise and networking at international forum in Dubai

| 29/09/2012 | Reply
UAE: Franchising expertise and networking at international forum in Dubai

More than 50 franchise brands from the Food & Hospitality, Retail, Services and B2B sectors will be presented. Business meetings with the franchisors will be scheduled in advance. Midamar is proud to co-sponsor this event.

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New Zealand: Launches a Halal Guide for the Muslim markets

| 27/09/2012 | Reply
New Zealand: Launches a Halal Guide for the Muslim markets

Tourism New Zealand is committed to further enhancing New Zealand’s position as visitor destination in emerging Halal markets and this guide is about supporting the delivery of a quality visitor experience for travellers once they are there.

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Malaysia: Joint halal-Islamic finance sector will create a combined industry worth US$3.5 tri

| 20/09/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Joint halal-Islamic finance sector will create a combined industry worth US$3.5 tri

“The halal industry will be looking for financial capital. Its size will become more noticeable if combined with Islamic banking,” said Dr Humayon Dar, Chairman, Edbiz, at the Global Islamic Finance Forum 2012 (GIFF).

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Saudi Arabia Halal food market valued at $6 billion

| 19/09/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia Halal food market valued at $6 billion

Saudi Agriculture 2012, the 31st International Agriculture, Water and Agro-Industry Show, set on Sept. 24-27, 2012 at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center. Saudi Arabia’s Halal food market alone valued at around $6 billion.

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UAE-China trade grow fivefold over last 10 years, says MoFT

| 10/09/2012 | Reply
UAE-China trade grow fivefold over last 10 years, says MoFT

A study revealed that the Halal food industry and market in China should be explored further, revealing that the Halal food sector in China is witnessing an increase in demand considering the presence of millions of Chinese Muslims.

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Turkey: Commercial hub Istanbul to host ‘Halal’ conventions

| 30/08/2012 | Reply
Turkey: Commercial hub Istanbul to host ‘Halal’ conventions

Istanbul is preparing to host two large “halal” conventions in a row, as well as a series of smaller ones, as the Islamic world’s interest in Turkey expands beyond trade and tourism. The Tesettür Fair, an int’l modest clothing event kicks off Sept. 13.

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Indonesia: West Java to host the biggest halal conference in SE Asia

| 03/08/2012 | Reply
Indonesia: West Java to host the biggest halal conference in SE Asia

As well as holding a Halal conference in 2014, MUI urges every region and city in West Java to reach the target as Halal Province. Djamaludin said three regions in West Hava had become Halal City, namely Indramayu, Bogor, and Depok.

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Turkey: 3rd Halal & Healthy Products fair in Istanbul

| 25/07/2012 | Reply
Turkey: 3rd Halal & Healthy Products fair in Istanbul

The 3rd Halal & Healthy Products Fair will take place in CNR Expo Istanbul between the 11-14 October 2012. It will take place simultaneously with the 14th Int’l MUSIAD Fair and 16th Int’l Business Forum.

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USA: Institute of Food Technologist Annual Meeting & Food Expo

| 30/06/2012 | Reply
USA: Institute of Food Technologist Annual Meeting & Food Expo

I.S.A. welcomed the opportunity to serve as the forefront of Halal certifiers at the Expo again this year by answering questions and providing information to the public on Halal, its guidelines, and the vast opportunities for industry and producers.

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