Category: Trade Events

Italy: UAE, Italy promoting halal food certification

| 22/02/2012 | Reply
Italy: UAE, Italy promoting halal food certification

“The ministry is working on an ambitious project of halal certification, an instrument that allows a marriage of Italian excellence and the guarantee of production respecting Islamic rules, which brings significant potential for opening towards markets connected to precise religious principles,” the director of the department of trade internationalisation at the ministry, Patrizia Giarratana, said.

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USA: Midamar wins 2012 “Best New Halal Food” and “Best New Fast Food Product” at Gulfood Awards in Dubai

| 21/02/2012 | Reply
USA: Midamar wins 2012 “Best New Halal Food” and “Best New Fast Food Product” at Gulfood Awards in Dubai

Midamar has been attending Gulfood since the first show was organized more than 25 years ago and was the first American company to participate in the event. Midamar has been promoting premium quality, USDA Certified US beef and poultry products in the Middle East and South East Asia for over 35 years.

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UAE: Minister to speak at Gulfood conference

| 17/02/2012 | Reply
UAE: Minister to speak at Gulfood conference

The annual Gulfood Conference running concurrently with the exhibition brings together over 40 world-class speakers and experts to present insights and innovations shaping the global food industry. The conference consists four specialised programmes that reflect the latest international industry trends.

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UAE: Population growth spurs demand for food

| 14/02/2012 | Reply
UAE: Population growth spurs demand for food

Many international suppliers which export food to the UAE are reporting double digit growth in the last year. This growing demand is reflected in the high attendance figures of Gulfood 2012 which has attracted a sell-out participation from 88 countries and 110 international pavilions.

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USA: Midamar directors and partners to speak at Gulfood Franchise Workshop

| 14/02/2012 | Reply
USA: Midamar directors and partners to speak at Gulfood Franchise Workshop

US Halal food pioneer and global supply chain leader Midamar, will be exhibiting in the American Pavilion at Gulfood 2012, in Dubai on February 19 to 22. Midamar will be introducing its new line of specialty Halal beef strips at the exhibition.

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Saudi Arabia: Brazilian commercial mission in Riyadh to spur Saudi trade

| 13/02/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Brazilian commercial mission in Riyadh to spur Saudi trade

Forty-seven Brazilian companies from the sectors such as food, beverages and agribusiness; machinery and equipment; and house and civil construction aim boost trade ties with potential local buyers from Saudi Arabia.

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Malaysia: Pet food to be featured for the first time at halal products exhibition

| 09/02/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Pet food to be featured for the first time at halal products exhibition

The exhibition, being held on the 4-7 April, is part of Malaysia Halal Week 2012, which also includes the World Halal Research Summit (WHRS) on the 4-5 April and the 7th World Halal Forum (WHF) 2012 on the 2-3 April.

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Malaysia: Halal Product Exports To Rise 10 Per Cent To RM33 Billion This Year

| 08/02/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal Product Exports To Rise 10 Per Cent To RM33 Billion This Year

Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation chief executive officer Wong Lai Sum told reporters that softening global economic conditions would impact the growth of the global halal industry. She said the expectation was in line with the World Trade Organisation (WTO)’s projection of a moderate industry growth of 3.3 per cent this year.

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EU: 5th International Halal Food Conference in Brussels

| 07/02/2012 | Reply
EU: 5th International Halal Food Conference in Brussels

The Halal Food Council of Europe (HFCE) announces the 5th International Halal Food Conference on March 23, 2012 in Brussels, Belgium. The theme of the conference is Halal Market Potential: A Global Force.

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UAE: Processed foods ‘claim 50pc of F&B market’

| 01/02/2012 | Reply
UAE: Processed foods ‘claim 50pc of F&B market’

Demand for processed food is growing rapidly across all food and beverage categories in the Middle East, and accounts for 50 per cent of the food market in the region, say the organisers of Gulfood in Dubai.

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Malaysia: Commercial Halal collagen

| 11/12/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Commercial Halal collagen

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) researcher Prof Dr Jamilah Bakar has discovered that the spiny-finned freshwater fish tilapia is a rich source of collagen. She then introduced it to biotech company Bionic Lifesciences. “We are the first in the region to produce halal aquatic collagen,” she said.

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Malaysia: UAE business women look at opportunities in Islamic Finance and Halal food

| 08/12/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: UAE business women look at opportunities in Islamic Finance and Halal food

President of the Abu Dhabi Business Women Council and chief operating officer of Al Jaber Group Fatima Al Jaber said Islamic finance and halal food were the two mutual areas that Malaysia and UAE could work together.

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Viet Nam: Confab promotes Mideast trade

| 08/12/2011 | Reply
Viet Nam: Confab promotes Mideast trade

Exports were likely to reach approximately $2.4 billion by the end of the year, up 69 per cent year-on-year. Despite these encouraging results, Viet Nam was still faced with several barriers in fostering trade relations with the Middle East, such as cumbersome administrative procedures, political instability and insufficient market information, Hoøa said. They were also urged to win Halal certification, necessary if the firms wanted to effectively access the market.

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Malaysia: Muslim PR Practitioners Should Correct Misconception Of Islam

| 07/12/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Muslim PR Practitioners Should Correct Misconception Of Islam

The first global congress for Muslim PR practitioners was jointly held by the International Islamic University Malaysia and Tehran-based Kargozar PR Institute. The conference focused on presentations, dialogues and panel discussions, comprising of more than 200 delegates from Malaysia and neighbouring countries.

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Malaysia: Matrade’s 2012 Work Programme To Meet Government Initiatives

| 07/12/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Matrade’s 2012 Work Programme To Meet Government Initiatives

A key component of the 2012 Work Programme will be the execution and delivery of more than 120 trade promotion activities that involves participation in international trade fairs, Specialised Marketing Missions (SMM), promotion booths, In-coming Buying Missions (IBM), joint promotion activities and the organising of three exhibitions.

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‘Philippines products need more exposure in Kuwaiti market’

| 27/11/2011 | Reply
‘Philippines products need more exposure in Kuwaiti market’

The Philippines needs more exposure to a ‘highly competitive Kuwaiti market,’ said Dr Hani M Al-Mazeedi, Associate Research Scientist at the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR).

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Opinion: Islam-centric branding and marketing essential for global businesses

| 18/11/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Islam-centric branding and marketing essential for global businesses

Businesses are failing to make the most of one of the world’s fastest-growing markets, according to an international expert in Islamic marketing, Jon Wilson from the University of Greenwich. Islam-centric branding and marketing are essential for global companies, he argues, pointing out that Muslims make up a quarter of the world’s consumers.

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Halal Products Exhibited in Kazakhstan

| 24/10/2011 | 1 Reply
Halal Products Exhibited in Kazakhstan

The 2nd edition of Kazakhstan International Halal Expo 2011 and KazFood 2011 was held by the Expo Damu Company and the Association of Halal Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Astana.

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Pakistan: Multilateral Investment and Trade Conference 2011 & Expo

| 23/10/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Multilateral Investment and Trade Conference 2011 & Expo

Halal raw materials for export were one of the topics focused on at the event. KCCI President Mian Abrar Ahmad highlighted the potential for Halal Foods during a meeting with foreign delegations .

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Pakistan: Energy, security challenges not insurmountable: UK Diplomat

| 23/10/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Energy, security challenges not insurmountable: UK Diplomat

The British Deputy High Commissioner in Pakistan, spoke at a reception for a UK trade delegation visiting the 6th Expo Pakistan 2011.
UK-Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Syed Qamar Raza also said huge potential existed for increasing bilateral trade as there was immense demand of quality halal food products in the UK which Pakistan could export.

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