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The Malaysian Halal Conference and Exhibition (MHCE) 2009

| 06/10/2009 | Reply
The Malaysian Halal Conference and Exhibition (MHCE) 2009

The Malaysian Halal Conference and Exhibition (MHCE) 2009 is being organized in conjunction with the International Islamic Tourism and Halal Week (IISTHAL 2009). It is being jointly organized Khaaz International Sdn Bhd, Malaysia and the Malay Traders and Industrialists Association of Malaysia (PERDASAMA) in collaboration with GITC Secretariat Sdn Bhd and will be coordinated by the Islamic Tourism Centre, Ministry of Tourism of Malaysia.

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American Muslim Consumers in the Spotlight

| 25/09/2009 | Reply
American Muslim Consumers in the Spotlight

Muslims in the US are used to coming under the spotlight, but
this time, things are different. With a combined spending power of $170
billion, this diverse community of around 8-9 million spread across the country
is emerging as an attractive, and largely untapped, consumer demographic. The staging of the first American Muslim Consumer Conference
on 31st
October at Rutgers University, Busch Campus Centre,
Piscataway, NJ
, will be the first gathering of industry professionals to
examine this potent market sector, and explore its rich potential.

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Tasty Flavors of Muslim Phuket, until Sept 24

| 21/09/2009 | Reply
Tasty Flavors of Muslim Phuket, until Sept 24

PHUKET’S annual Halal Festival has begun at Saphan Hin public park and will run until September 24. The food fair celebrates the end of Ramadan for Muslims throughout the Andaman provinces. Along with surrounding provinces, Phuket has a large number of Muslim residents.

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Malaysian companies plan to exceed US$1.59 million seafood exports to UAE recorded in 2008

| 17/09/2009 | Reply
Malaysian companies plan to exceed US$1.59 million seafood exports to UAE recorded in 2008

With
an estimated 10 to 15 tons of seafood being auctioned off within the
Dubai fish market on a daily basis, the seafood trade in the emirate
remains thriving amidst the current recession. Dubai’s relatively
affluent expatriate community and its hospitality sector also make the
emirate an excellent hub for Halal seafood imports and exports from
across the globe.

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Stage set for Thai festival in Qatar

| 15/09/2009 | Reply
Stage set for Thai festival in Qatar

The
Thai Embassy in Qatar, with the support of Grand Hyatt and Qatar
Airways, will organise a grand Thai Festival from September 28 to
October 3. Promotions like these are another reason why Thai food is so well-known around the world, and why they are so successful in promoting their Halal export products and services.

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Kasehdia To Organise World Halal Forum In Europe

| 05/09/2009 | Reply
Kasehdia To Organise World Halal Forum In Europe

KasehDia Sdn Bhd,
organiser of the World Halal Forum, will for the first time organise
the event in Europe from Nov 17-18. With the theme,
“Halal Market Potential- A Regional Force”, the forum
will be held at The Hague, Netherlands, and is expected to attract
about 300 delegates from over 40 countries.

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IHI and Pakistan

| 04/09/2009 | Reply
IHI and Pakistan


Pakistan’s first ever major Halal event, Global Halal Expo and Global
Halal Congress have been slated to be held in Karachi from 12th to 14th
February 2010 at the Karachi Expo Centre. Expected to be held back to
back in Karachi, Global Halal Congress is an international conference
for leading Halal industry players, Halal certification bodies and
other major stakeholders to discuss the latest trends and issues in the
Global Halal industry and to identify the opportunities available for
Halal suppliers. The Global Halal Expo will be an international Halal
exhibition showcasing Halal products and services from all over the
world.

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Halal Ads Hit French TV — And France Eats Them Up

| 02/09/2009 | Reply
Halal Ads Hit French TV — And France Eats Them Up

The ad campaign by Panzani-owned, Lyon-based food brand Zakia Halal
is the first ever mass-market promotion of halal food to France’s
estimated five million Muslims. The TV spots kicked off on Aug. 17 to
coincide with the start of the holy month of Ramadan, and have been
running on most of France’s largest television channels since.

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The World’s First "Halal" Search Engine Designed for Muslims Goes Live

| 01/09/2009 | Reply
The World’s First "Halal" Search Engine Designed for Muslims Goes Live

AMSTERDAM – As of today, Muslims from all over the world can search the World Wide
Web safely without coming across content that might be considered “Haram”
according to the Islamic Law. The search engine, ImHalal.com (http://www.imhalal.com/ ), only fetches
results that are flagged as to be “Halal”.

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French Muslims suprised by first TV advert for halal food

| 28/08/2009 | Reply
French Muslims suprised by first TV advert for halal food

The power of the Islamic purse has broken new ground
in France with the country’s first primetime TV advertisement for halal
food.
In a surprising development for a country poised to ban the burka,
the advert for the first time directly targets France’s five million
Muslims, offering them microwaveable paella, lasagna and shepherd’s pie
prepared in accordance with Islamic law.

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TM Info To Offer Two New Online Directories

| 14/08/2009 | Reply
TM Info To Offer Two New Online Directories

Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri
Sabri Yaakob, witnessed the partnership signing ceremony today, which
would pave the way for the three companies to jointly produce the
on-line version of Halal Pages (e-Halal), Malaysia Tourist Pages
(e-Holiday) and food and beverages outlets directory (e-Dining). Under the e-Halal directory, only halal-certified companies would
be allowed to place advertisements for their halal products, including
service providers like financial institutions and takaful companies.

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Cool Logistics 09 – Hamburg, Germany

| 14/08/2009 | Reply
Cool Logistics 09 – Hamburg, Germany

Germany: Cool Logistics conference to discuss fast-emerging opportunities in global halal logistics. As one of the latest trends in extending
halal upstream and downstream the value chain, halal logistics offers
enormous opportunities both for producers and for the transport,
storage and distribution industries, says Marco Tieman, Managing Director
of LBB International and Chair of the International Halal Integrity
(IHI) Alliance Technical Committee on Halal Logistics.

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Taiwan-Malaysia Bilateral Trade To Be At US$10 Bln This Year

| 11/08/2009 | Reply
Taiwan-Malaysia Bilateral Trade To Be At US$10 Bln This Year

Food and Hotel
Malaysia 2009 (FHM09)exhibition, is being held  Aug 11-14 at the Kuala Lumpur
Convention Centre. Taiwan is one country that is there because Malaysia’s commitment towards halal development also
provides potential opportunities for Taiwanese companies to penetrate
the huge market of a 1.5 billion Muslim population.

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3rd IMT-GT SYMPOSIUM ON HALAL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT 2009

| 10/08/2009 | Reply
3rd IMT-GT SYMPOSIUM ON HALAL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT 2009

Call for papers for the 3rd IMT-GT SYMPOSIUM ON HALAL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT 2009 to
be held in Malaysia, from 21-22 December 2009.
The Symposium will provide one conference room
for researchers, academicians and Halal expertise
to share ideas, opinions and views revolving
ongoing issues with Halal products.

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Brunei Food Festival Way To Promote Growth Of SMEs

| 09/08/2009 | Reply
Brunei Food Festival Way To Promote Growth Of SMEs

The launching of the Brunei Food Festival
yesterday is expected to create a platform for SMEs (Small and Medium
Enterprises) to grow and to increase employment within the Sultanate,
according to Brunei Tourism CEO and HEM Event Management’s Marketing
Executive.

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‘Self-Certification Will Allow For Better Market Access’

| 08/08/2009 | Reply
‘Self-Certification Will Allow For Better Market Access’

Bandar Seri Begawan – self-certification is a system that will not
only help facilitate and ease cross border businesses, but also allow
for better market access, increased elements of quality control as well
as lower costs and less complications.

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Brunei minister to attend Mindanao expo to seek food-product tie-up with RP firms

| 07/08/2009 | Reply
Brunei minister to attend Mindanao expo to seek food-product tie-up with RP firms

The Brunei
Darussalam minister on trade plans to attend the Mindanao Trade
Exposition (MTE) next week, mainly to seek partners in food products
from Southern Philippines, organizers here said.

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In Search of Halal Champions

| 06/08/2009 | Reply
In Search of Halal Champions

The IHMC 2009 ended last Sunday with
several significant initiatives launched to kick the national halal
agenda into high gear: Brunei’s first ever guidelines for Halal
standards in food manufacturing and pharmaceuticals, the
agro-technology park, the launch of Ghanim International Food
Corporation, and most importantly the unveiling of the Brunei Halal
Brand, considered the first of its kind in the world.

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Brunei SMEs Can Build Up Business Network At BIMP-EAGA Trade Expo

| 06/08/2009 | Reply
Brunei SMEs Can Build Up Business Network At BIMP-EAGA Trade Expo

The BIMP-EAGA Trade Exposition, which is themed “Move B1MP-EAGA
Beyond 2010”, is open to the public between 10am and 10pm from August 5
to August 9, at the International Convention Centre in Berakas. It is
an important event, as delegates from the Sultanate, Indonesia,
Malaysia and Philippines will be holding key discussions on business
opportunities that could elevate trade, investment and tourism in the
Asean region.

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IHPExpo Gets Thumbs Up

| 04/08/2009 | Reply
IHPExpo Gets Thumbs Up

The 4th Brunei International Halal Products
Expo 2009 (IHPExpo) saw its final day yesterday and received positive
feedback from members of the public, some of whom also offered
suggestions on subtle changes to enhance the local halal products
industry. The prestigious four-day event featured 135 companies, of which 88
were local, while the rest hailed from Singapore, The Philippines,
Syria, China, Japan and Yemen.

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