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Corporate US gets to know Muslims

| 09/11/2009 | Reply
Corporate US gets to know Muslims

Getting corporate America to recognise the purchasing
power of Muslims, rather than running scared because of stereotypes,
was difficult but not impossible, said Michael Hastings-Black, the
co-founder of the Desedo Advertising Agency, which specialises in
minority markets, at the American Muslim Consumer Conference.

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Taiwan hosts Halal food market forum

| 08/11/2009 | Reply
Taiwan hosts Halal food market forum

At the “Exploring the Muslim Food Market Forum 2009? held at the
sidelines of Kaohsiung Food Show 2009, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, participants
focused on the details of quality, standards and marketing, aligned
with the most active players such as Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei,
Singapore, Turkey and now UAE.

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Al Islami represents UAE halal market at food forum in Taiwan

| 08/11/2009 | Reply
Al Islami represents UAE halal market at food forum in Taiwan

“Halal,
the global mega trend continues making waves and grabbing attention of
investors, suppliers, producers. Countries that will succeed in
entering the international halal market will be those who pay attention
to the details of quality, standards and marketing, aligned with the
most active players such as Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei, Singapore,
Turkey and now UAE.”

These deliberations were presented by Alex Andarakis, chief
executive officer of Al Islami Foods, an award winning halal producer
in the Middle East, as guest-speaker at the ‘Exploring the Muslim Food
Market Forum 2009’ held at the sidelines of Kaohsiung Food Show 2009,
Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

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Pakistan, Malaysia Signed MOU for Halal Development

| 06/11/2009 | Reply
Pakistan, Malaysia Signed MOU for Halal Development

The Halal Development Project (HDP) of Pakistan and
International Halal Integrity Alliance Ltd (IHI) of Malaysia have
signed MOU for forging bilateral ties in the Halal Food Sector.

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Halal Expo 2009 to welcome top exhibitors from Malaysia

| 05/11/2009 | Reply
Halal Expo 2009 to welcome top exhibitors from Malaysia

‘Halal Expo 2009’, the definitive event for the Halal industry in
the region, is set to welcome top exhibitors from Malaysia, who will
comprise one of the biggest national delegations at the annual affair,
according to organisers – Orange Fairs & Events. According to the
Malaysian Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), the
country is eyeing opportunities within Middle East Halal industry in
support of the Malaysian Government’s aims to cultivate its Halal
market as a new growth sector and reach its 25 per cent growth target
for this year. The three-day exposition is slated to run from November
10 – 12, 2009 at Al Jawhara Hall, Madinat Jumeirah Hotel in Dubai.

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OIC – COMCEC Holds Its 25th Session on 5-9 November

| 04/11/2009 | Reply
OIC – COMCEC Holds Its 25th Session on 5-9 November

The OIC
Ten-Year Programme of Action Provides a Road Map for Strengthening
Economic and Commercial Cooperation among Its Members

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President al-Assad to participate in Islamic economic summit

| 04/11/2009 | Reply
President al-Assad to participate in Islamic economic summit

Informed sources have said that President Bashar al-Assad of Syria will participate in the 25th session of economic summit of the Organization of Islamic Conference’s member states (COMCEC) to be held in Istanbul on November 14-17.

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1st AMCC event gets off to a flying start

| 03/11/2009 | Reply
1st AMCC event gets off to a flying start

The first American Muslim Consumer Conference was held at
Rutgers University New Brunswick over the weekend. I believe it is fair to say
that everyone present at this ground-breaking event came away with a deeper understanding
of this new emerging market. If the passion, commitment and knowledge of this
collected gathering is any indication, this annual event is going to play a big
role in shaping the future of this market, and its ripples are likely to go far
beyond the shores of the USA. My advice? Better book early for 2010!

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‘Halal market should be exploited to the maximum’

| 02/11/2009 | Reply
‘Halal market should be exploited to the maximum’

KARACHI: The stakeholders should exploit
the global Halal market to the maximum level in order to overcome the
prevailing recession in the world and minimize bulging trade deficit,
Chairman, Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI), Razzak
Hashim Paracha said Friday.

Addressing the audience during
presentation on world Halal economy by the CEO of Halal Development
Project, Pakistan (HDP), Asad Sajjad, he said that it is surprising to
know that Pakistan has remained alien in this trillion dollar market
and no stakeholder possess any share in this lucrative market.

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Pakistan to strengthen cooperation with Malaysia in Halal food sector

| 02/11/2009 | Reply
Pakistan to strengthen cooperation with Malaysia in Halal food sector

ISLAMABAD:
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi will focus on forging concrete ties with
Malaysia in Halal food sector during his stay in Kuala Lumpur from November 1-4
to attend 12th session of D-8 Council of Ministers.High Commissioner
for Pakistan in Malaysia Lt General (Retd) Tahir Mahmood Qazi said the Foreign
Minister will be meeting with Malaysian Minister of International Trade and
Industry and Agriculture to work out substantive and mutually beneficial course
of action in this import consumer sector.

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Mumbai all set to host the biggest ever Islamic conference

| 02/11/2009 | Reply
Mumbai all set to host the biggest ever Islamic conference


Mumbai is all set to host the biggest ever Islamic Conference from
tomorrow. The conference inaugurated with the Friday sermon tomorrow
will continue for ten long days before ending on November 8, 2009.
The inauguration of the ‘Exhibition on
Islam’ and ‘Halal Expo’.
This is an effort with a clear
objective to bring buyers and traders from the Halal Industry around
the world annually to India by creating an interactive platform for
the Global Halal Products industry, said the organisers.

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American-Muslim Consumer Conference (AMCC) Focuses on Marketing to Muslims, a Growing and Affluent but Often Overlooked Niche

| 30/10/2009 | Reply
American-Muslim Consumer Conference (AMCC) Focuses on Marketing to Muslims, a Growing and Affluent but Often Overlooked Niche

“Marketing to the American-Muslim:
Trends and Opportunities.”

Will be held 31st October 2009 at Rutgers University (Busch Campus) New Jersey. Limited Seats left, register online at: www.americanmuslimconsumer.com

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35 Countries to attend World Halal Forum Europe Next Month

| 28/10/2009 | Reply
35 Countries to attend World Halal Forum Europe Next Month

The World Halal Forum Europe, happening 17-18 November 2009 in The Hague, will be the first time The World Halal Forum has been held outside of Malaysia. It will provide a regional focus on the issues of Halal trade, consumer demands and the socio-political scenario of the Muslims in Europe.

Attendance is expected to be high, with representatives from corporate and political bodies, plus there will be updates on the progress of the OIC Halal standard modules being developed by the IHI Alliance

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Pakistan should capitalize fast growing halal market: Karim Malik

| 28/10/2009 | Reply
Pakistan should capitalize fast growing halal market: Karim Malik

Pakistan should capitalize on the fast growing Halal food
market not only in the lucrative Middle East market but the entire
Europe and the US markets to bridge the gap in huge trade deficit and
earn precious foreign exchange. This was said by Karim Aziz Malik,
Acting President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI)
while addressing a seminar at ICCI jointly organized by ICCI and Halal
Development Project.

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Thailand targets up to 80 per cent trade growth with GCC by 2012

| 28/10/2009 | Reply
Thailand targets up to 80 per cent trade growth with GCC by 2012

Thailand is targeting to
increase its trade with the GCC by 60 to 80 per cent within the next
three years, as part of the government’s ‘Look East Policy’, thereby
spurring a region-wide campaign that involves a showcase of the
country’s high quality products within the most important trade events
and exhibitions.

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Inaugural Gulfood awards launched

| 27/10/2009 | Reply
Inaugural Gulfood awards launched

Gulfood, the region’s largest and most important industry event of
the year, has tied up with FoodBev Media to launch the inaugural
‘Gulfood Awards’ designed to reward and champion innovation and
excellence. One Award will be allocated to ‘Best New Halal Food’.

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Presentations on Halal market planned in Pakistan

| 24/10/2009 | Reply
Presentations on Halal market planned in Pakistan

KARACHI: Halal Development Project Pakistan (HDP) has arranged a series
of presentations on the trillion-dollar halal market in a bid to create
awareness among the business community, especially the export-oriented
industry. In this regard, the HDP has scheduled various
presentations in collaboration with all the top chambers of commerce
and industry and the relevant industrial and trade associations.

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Islamic Tourism and Halal Week (IISTHAL)

| 24/10/2009 | Reply
Islamic Tourism and Halal Week (IISTHAL)

Kuala Lumpur –
The International Islamic Tourism & Halal Week (IISTHAL)
, with the theme
Showcasing Islamic Wonders, is set to
be an annual event to promote and enhance knowledge and data about Islamic
Tourism and Halal networking. An interesting feature of IISTHAL is also the
3-day Global Islamic Food Festival which will showcase culinary delights from
the various continents.

 

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Brunei Halal Brand Gets Noticed in China

| 24/10/2009 | Reply
Brunei Halal Brand Gets Noticed in China

Progress has been made on the Brunei Halal
Brand and agriculture in Brunei at the 6th China-Asean Expo, as more
people are showing interest in the Sultanate, said Abdul Latif Sani,
Senior Livestock Husbandry Officer of the Brunei Halal Development
Division, Department of Agriculture, MIPR

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Pakistan, Malaysia sign MoU to hold business gala next year

| 23/10/2009 | Reply
Pakistan, Malaysia sign MoU to hold business gala next year

The E-commerce Gateway of
Pakistan, and OIC International Business Centre of Malaysia have signed an MoU
to jointly organize a business and investment gala titled, Muslim Big, in Putra
World Trade Centre, Malaysia from June 4 to 6, 2010.  The MoU was signed by
Dr. Khursheed Nizam, President of E-Commerce Gateway Pakistan and Dato Raja
Mohamad, President of OIC International Business Centre of Malaysia in an
impressive ceremony held at Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur on
Thursday.

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