Category: Media & Events

Ingredients Middle East attracts 1,732 regional buyers

| 27/06/2008 | Reply
Ingredients Middle East attracts 1,732 regional buyers

Sourcing Halal ingredients is more and more going to become an issue in the GCC and other countries where Halal food is produced. Hopefully this show will assist the manufacturers, and also encourage ingredients companies to obtain Halal certification for their products to broaden their business potential.

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Creating Power Brands for SMEs

| 27/06/2008 | Reply
Creating Power Brands for SMEs

Brunei is getting its SME companies ready for taking their products out to the world. With the Brunei Halal Premium brand getting ready to launch getting their Halal industry enterprises trained in the best way to brand their products is essential to the project. Brunei will also be holding the International Halal Market Conference on the 16-17 August when they will be bringing in successful SME companies to have dialogues on how they managed to brand their products and get them into the international Halal marketplace to inspire these local companies and others who will be attending the conference. They will also have a session with Shariah scholars, Scientists and industry leaders to enable some of the issues that need clarifying in Halal to be addressed.

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Halal confab in Manila starts tomorrow

| 26/06/2008 | Reply
Halal confab in Manila starts tomorrow

The Philippines is now joining other countries in the region with its own Halal standard launched in February this year, and its 1st National Halal Convention. The convention will
have sessions on priorities and challenges of the Philippine Halal
industry, exporting and business potentials, with speakers from
Malaysia and Thailand who will also share their Halal promotion
strategies.

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OIC: Malaysian FM Yatim adressed the 35th council of foreign ministers

| 24/06/2008 | Reply
OIC: Malaysian FM Yatim adressed the 35th council of foreign ministers

With so much on the agenda at the 35th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the OIC it does not look like Malaysia’s Foreign Minister was able to do much but mention the names of the Halal initiatives that Malaysia is trying to introduce to the OIC in his 15 minute address. Hopefully he was able to gather some support on the sidelines during the meetings. Seems these meetings are just to remind each other what they did not follow up on from the last meeting. Though with such a long list of very serious issues to be addressed during these sessions, adding the development of International Halal
Standards, the International Halal Integrity Alliance, and an International Zakat Organisation to the list might just be asking too much.  Perhaps these will need to be implemented by a different body.

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Gulfood to expand to become Middle East’s largest trade exhibition in 2009

| 19/06/2008 | Reply
Gulfood to expand to become Middle East’s largest trade exhibition in 2009

Gulfood expanding was inevitable, but adding the new Ingredients Middle East into the show was a good strategic move. Though Gulfood has never focused on Halal as a category in its own right at the show, many of the companies of course are certified Halal to enable them to export to the region. Having the ingredients on board during this huge event will assist manufacturers wanting to enter into the Halal food industry source their certified ingredients. One stop shop.

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Halal industry movers eye retailers’ participation

| 08/06/2008 | Reply
Halal industry movers eye retailers’ participation

Government agencies have
unified to further strengthen the halal industry in Mindanao through
initiatives aimed at attracting more players even from the retail
sector. They are organising a two-day Halal Retail
Merchandising Seminar on July 24 here and July 25 in Tacurong City.

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Abu Dhabi building platform to create global halal industry standard

| 31/05/2008 | Reply
Abu Dhabi building platform to create global halal industry standard

Abu Dhabi is building a solid platform to play an important role in the Halal industry, a rapidly expanding
business now reaching 1.8 billion consumers worldwide and worth an
estimated US$2.1 trillion. Halal World Expo 2008 offers Halal industry stakeholders a chance to reach the lucrative Middle East markets.

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Brunei International Halal Market Conference 2008 Programme

| 29/05/2008 | Reply
Brunei International Halal Market Conference 2008 Programme

The IHMC 2008 Conference will be held in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam in 16-17 August at the International Convention Centre.



The IHMC 2008 Programme is available here, including the International Delegate Registration form, plus there is the current Brunei Halal e-Newsletter available for download

Click here for details on the Brunei IHMC 2008 and the International Halal Products Expo

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Halal Industry Experts gather in Brunei for August events

| 29/05/2008 | Reply
Halal Industry Experts gather in Brunei for August events

With the innovative theme, ‘The Emergence of the Halal Market Economy’,
this years International Halal Market Conference promises a new in-depth perspective on the
evolving global Halal market. Drawing experts speakers from all sectors of the Halal Market Economy, the conference will highlight research findings as well as inspirational success stories from Asian SME’s who have made it in the Halal sector.

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Bringing fresh perspective to global Halal market

| 29/05/2008 | Reply
Bringing fresh perspective to global Halal market

A two-day International Halal Market Conference, with the visionary theme ‘The Emergence of the Halal
Market Economy’, will be held on August 16 at the International Convention Centre. Held in conjunction with
the 3rd International Halal Products Expo (August 14-18), it is set to bring a fresh perspective to the global
Halal market.

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CIMB Private Equity & Venture Capital Named The Best Halal Related Service Provider

| 14/05/2008 | Reply
CIMB Private Equity & Venture Capital Named The Best Halal Related Service Provider

CIMB Private Equity & Venture
Capital Malaysia has won the award for The Best Halal Related Service
Provider, one of the eight categories under the Halal Journal awards,
the halal industry’s most prestigious awards that honour success,
innovation and excellence.

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Pak companies to show value added Halal food products

| 13/05/2008 | Reply
Pak companies to show value added Halal food products

MIHAS-2008 being an international trade fair has provided a unique
opportunity to Pakistani Companies and entrepreneurs to introduce
their value added Halal food products to over 40,000 visitors from
64 countries and make long term business associations with 514
exhibitors from 26 countries.

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Can firms win in halal market?

| 09/05/2008 | Reply
Can firms win in halal market?

THE consistently large numbers of local and foreign delegates
attending the annual Malaysia International Halal Showcase (Mihas) and
the World Halal Forum in recent years reflect growing interest in the
global
halal market and increased awareness of halal products.

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Lucrative deals abound at MIHAS

| 09/05/2008 | Reply
Lucrative deals abound at MIHAS

Business deals worth more than RM1
billion are expected to be generated in the next few days at the 5th
Malaysian International Halal Showcase (Mihas), to be launched by the
prime minister today. The incoming business mission, or IBM, a side
event of Mihas 2008, is expected to generate these deals.

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More Bumis Looking To Export Their Halal Products Through MIHAS

| 06/05/2008 | Reply
More Bumis Looking To Export Their Halal Products Through MIHAS

The increased participation of
Bumiputeras in the Malaysia International Halal Showcase 2008 (MIHAS
2008) is indicative of the serious efforts taken by Bumiputeras to go
further in the global halal industry, said MIHAS chief executive
officer Mohd Shukri Abdullah.

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Global Expansion Hope For Malaysia’s Halal Certification Standard

| 06/05/2008 | Reply
Global Expansion Hope For Malaysia’s Halal Certification Standard

The halal certification standard used
by Malaysia will hopefully be expanded to other countries including
member nations of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC),
Minister of International Trade and Industry Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin
said Monday.

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Muslim nations must unite to face global uncertainties

| 02/05/2008 | Reply
Muslim nations must unite to face global uncertainties

MUSLIM nations must come together to face global uncertainties and the food crisis, the prime minister said. Malaysian PM Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said Muslim countries had the money and natural resources to help ease food shortages. “Where there is a will, there is a way. We should prove that we can
meet these challenges by working collectively together to help the
Muslims,” he said at the close of the fourth World Islamic Economic
Forum (WIEF), which Malaysia chairs, at the Sheraton Hotel in Kuwait.

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Dutch Farmers to visit MIHAS expo

| 30/04/2008 | Reply
Dutch Farmers to visit MIHAS expo

The 23-member group from The Netherlands, comprising representatives from the Vegetable
Marketing Organisation, local farmers’ co-operative societies and
vegetable wholesale merchant associations. They will visit Malaysia’s
wholesale and retail markets, organic and conventional farms,
agriculture research and experiment station as well as the 5th Malaysia
International Halal Showcase.

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China offers Pakistan joint ventures in Halal Food industry

| 29/04/2008 | Reply
China offers Pakistan joint ventures in Halal Food industry

The Muslim Chinese autonomous region of Ningxia Hui is getting increasingly involved in the Halal market, inviting Pakistan for joint ventures with their Chinese Muslim counterparts. Their forthcoming International Halal Food and Muslim Commodities Festival will be held on 10-13 September in the Ningxia capital of Yinchuan, coinciding with the 50-year celebrations of the autonomous region.

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Local Brunei SMEs to participate in MIHAS 2008

| 26/04/2008 | Reply
Local Brunei SMEs to participate in MIHAS 2008

Several Brunei SME entrepreneurs involved in the food processing industry will showcase their products at the
5th Malaysia International Halal Showcase 2008 (MIHAS 2008), which will be held from May 7 to 11 at the
Matrade Exhibition and Convention Centre Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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