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Category: Middle East & Africa

The first meeting of AHAC Governing Board takes place in Sarajevo BiH

| 24/01/2020
The first meeting of AHAC Governing Board takes place in Sarajevo BiH

AHAC brings together halal certification bodies from around the world, with the goal of establishing mutual cooperation and addressing issues of common interest.

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EU: Global Islamic Economy Summit (GIES) to hold Round Table at HALAL HANNOVER

| 23/01/2020
EU: Global Islamic Economy Summit (GIES) to hold Round Table at HALAL HANNOVER

For the first time ever, the world’s largest summit on the Islamic economy is coming to German-speaking Europe.

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Mohammed bin Rashid issues Decree on Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre

| 22/01/2020
Mohammed bin Rashid issues Decree on Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre

The Board will serve under the supervision of Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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Opinion: Slow travel, social activism to drive growth of Muslim travel

| 20/01/2020
Opinion: Slow travel, social activism to drive growth of Muslim travel

In 2018, the global Muslim travel population clocked at 140 million, according to the Mastercard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index 2019.

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Blockchain-based Halal Food Supply Chain: A Potential for Mutual Symbiosis with Islamic Finance

| 15/01/2020
Blockchain-based Halal Food Supply Chain: A Potential for Mutual Symbiosis with Islamic Finance

The halal industry incorporates companies and businesses that are in need of financing and these financing needs can be met through Shariah-compliant financing.

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Turkey: Halal Tourism Services Standard has been published

| 06/01/2020
Turkey: Halal Tourism Services Standard has been published

SMIIC Technical Committee on Tourism and Related Issues  (TC 5) standard “OIC/SMIIC 9:2019, Halal Tourism Services – General Requirements”. 

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Egypt: How the multi-million dollar business of certifying halal meat imports was monopolized

| 30/12/2019
Egypt: How the multi-million dollar business of certifying halal meat imports was monopolized

IS EG’s monopoly means it can collect fees of over $11 million annually in North America and $10 million in South America, according to a calculation by Mada Masr.

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UAE: More countries join standardisation initiative of International Halal Accreditation Forum

| 24/12/2019
UAE: More countries join standardisation initiative of International Halal Accreditation Forum

International Halal Accreditation Forum, IHAF has been further strengthened as the number of countries and international organisations joining its halal standardisation initiative continues to increase.

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UAE: DIEDC Reviews Progress of 2019 Initiatives, Plans for 2020

| 23/12/2019
UAE: DIEDC Reviews Progress of 2019 Initiatives, Plans for 2020

In 2019, Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre has made great strides in consolidating Dubai’s status as the global capital of Islamic economy, especially in terms of expanding international partnerships.

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Top Trends: The Top 10 APAC trends stories of 2019 revealed

| 16/12/2019
Top Trends: The Top 10 APAC trends stories of 2019 revealed

The top 10 most-read APAC food and beverage market and trend stories of 2019 include the new Halal Blockchain traceability tool touted as a supply chain ‘gamechanger’.

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Qatar to host 14th World Islamic Economic Forum in 2020

| 14/12/2019
Qatar to host 14th World Islamic Economic Forum in 2020

The Forum aims to enhance the economic well-being of Islamic peoples and communities in different countries of the world by expanding the movement of trade and investment exchanges among them.

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Qatar’s preparations for 2020 Halal expo ‘on track’, says Qatar Chamber official

| 12/12/2019
Qatar’s preparations for 2020 Halal expo ‘on track’, says Qatar Chamber official

This year’s event discussed ways to eradicate obstacles hindering the increase of investments among OIC member states, ways to encourage investments, as well as efforts to streamline doing business.

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Halal consumer market will hit $2.5 trillion globally in 2020, AT Kearney reports

| 04/12/2019
Halal consumer market will hit $2.5 trillion globally in 2020, AT Kearney reports

The firm’s Global Business Policy Council, which conducted the analysis, found that spending on halal products and services is set to almost double globally by 2023.

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Opinion: Entrepreneurs and government are teaming up to boost food security in the United Arab Emirates — and beyond

| 04/12/2019
Opinion: Entrepreneurs and government are teaming up to boost food security in the United Arab Emirates — and beyond

The approach to indoor agriculture, known as vertical farming, has been gaining popularity in many parts of the world.

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Turkey, Malaysia, Qatar can pioneer in Islamic Finance

| 04/12/2019
Turkey, Malaysia, Qatar can pioneer in Islamic Finance

Touching on Turkey’s Istanbul Finance Center project, expected to be completed in 2022, Al-Jaida expressed optimism in the center’s potential.

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UAE: DIEDC expands network of strategic partners in Indonesia

| 27/11/2019
UAE: DIEDC expands network of strategic partners in Indonesia

Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with Indonesia Halal Lifestyle Center (IHLC) and the National Islamic Finance Committee (KNKS).

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UAE: Expo 2020 teams up with Informa to attract world-class business and entertainment events

| 27/11/2019
UAE: Expo 2020 teams up with Informa to attract world-class business and entertainment events

Visitors, exhibitors and delegates will be able to combine the full suite of Expo 2020 visitor experiences with DEC events, summits, seminars, product launches, networking opportunities and meetings.

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Italy: Turin Islamic Economic Forum

| 27/11/2019
Italy: Turin Islamic Economic Forum

Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre Supports Fourth Edition of Turin Islamic Economic Forum as Strategic Partner & in Collaboration with Dubai Culture.

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Indonesia: Indonesia Expo in Qatar winds up with fruitful debut

| 23/11/2019
Indonesia: Indonesia Expo in Qatar winds up with fruitful debut

The Indonesian Ambassador bore witness to the inking of 15 agreements on business transactions worth over US$100 million in terms of commitment for the trading of products, investment, and partnership.

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Turkey: World Halal Summit & 7th OIC Halal Expo – 28 Nov – 1 Dec 2019 in Istanbul

| 19/11/2019
Turkey: World Halal Summit & 7th OIC Halal Expo – 28 Nov – 1 Dec 2019 in Istanbul

World Halal Summit 2019 and 7th Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Halal Expo being held at Eurasia Show and Art Center, new exhibition area of Istanbul between 28 Nov-1 Dec 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey.

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