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Brunei can excel in non-meat segment of global halal market

| 28/08/2008 | Reply
Brunei can excel in non-meat segment of global halal market

AN
OFT-ASKED question following the recent International Halal Market Conference was
whether Brunei stands a chance in competing with other players in the
global halal food industry? Hajj Abdulhamid Evans, managing director of
Imarat Consultants, a consulting firm specialising in the halal market
and the consultant and event manager for the IHMC, said that the key for
Brunei is to focus on niche markets in the global halal arena. One of
the leading voices of the halal movement around the world, Evans had
more than a few words to say in an interview with The Brunei Times.

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Halal conference ‘aye’ to establishment of Brunei’s halal products academy

| 20/08/2008 | Reply
Halal conference ‘aye’ to establishment of Brunei’s halal products academy

The proposal to establish the Halal Products Academy will likely
materialise soon with Brunei’s related ministries submitting the
official proposal to the government in the near future. Through feedback received from participants, local and foreign, at the
International Halal Market Conference which ended yesterday, a
consensus was reached, with all saying yes to the idea of having the
academy here.

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Brunei called to create halal cluster

| 19/08/2008 | Reply
Brunei called to create halal cluster

The International Halal Market Conference (IMHC) 2008 came to a close Sunday at the conference hall of
the International Convention Centre, Berakas, Brunei. The resolutions, however, will be released to the public at a later date, said the Ministry of Industry and
Primary Resources. The event was considered very successful, not only by those participating, but also by the speakers themselves who found a unity with each other during the conference in their individual work with Halal in various sectors. They all look forward to coming again in 2009 to see what progress Brunei has made in the various sectors they hope to enter with Brunei Halal and the projects surrounding it.

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Halal drug market seen at $100b

| 19/08/2008 | Reply
Halal drug market seen at $100b

Speaking at the International Halal Market Conference in Brunei, Selma
Djukic, president of White Owl Global Services Ltd, a service and
consulting agency targeting the pharmaceutical industry, said halal
accreditation goes beyond the simplified definition of just
ingredients, and also includes business practices that make the product
safe for consumption, manufactured in a clean environment, and in
accordance with ethical standards.

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Sultanate Can Be Promoted As Hub For Islamic Tourism

| 18/08/2008 | Reply
Sultanate Can Be Promoted As Hub For Islamic Tourism

Islamic tourism can provide an avenue for Brunei to
develop its tourism industry, in the long term goal of diversifying
its economy. A presentation on “Islamic Tourism and Halal
Hospitality” was delivered yesterday by David Smith, the chief
executive of Global Futures and Foresight UK, during the second day
of the International Halal Market Conference which took place at the
main conference hall of the International Convention Centre in
Brunei.

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Thumbs Up For Halal Academy

| 18/08/2008 | Reply
Thumbs Up For Halal Academy

Panelists and participants of the International
Halal Market Conference (IHME 2008), which concluded yesterday in Brunei, gave
their unanimous support for Brunei to set up the Halal Products Academy.

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‘Halal expands beyond just food provisions’

| 18/08/2008 | Reply
‘Halal expands beyond just food provisions’

This statement was one of the insights highlighted at the 3rd International Halal Market Conference in Brunei, which saw various
presentations of halal topics by prominent speakers. Hajj Abdalhamid Evans, Managing Director and Senior Analyst at the Imarat Consultants, highlighted the traditional perspectives of seeing
halal products simply in terms of food provisions to the Muslims, has long expired.

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Brunei The Google Of Halal?

| 18/08/2008 | Reply
Brunei The Google Of Halal?

“Can Brunei be the Google of
Halal?” The question put forward by the leader of a global Open
Source Community Project based in Berlin, Germany, called ADempiere
Bazaar, drew plenty of intrigue and interest from the audience
during the 3rd International Halal Market Conference (IHMC) in Brunei Darussalem
yesterday.

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Halal Concept Viewed As Complex In Food Industry

| 17/08/2008 | Reply
Halal Concept Viewed As Complex In Food Industry

According to Dato Paduka Hj Hamdillah, ‘halal’ in
Brunei takes on a very special meaning and relevance for us. “With our long and rich tradition
that is now embodied in the national philosophy of Malay Islamic
Monarchy, we view the propagation of Halal principles, and their
application in the market as something that is in harmony with our
core values as a Muslim nation,” he said.

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Halal Products Academy To Guide Halal Industry In Brunei

| 17/08/2008 | Reply
Halal Products Academy To Guide Halal Industry In Brunei

The Brunei government, which
is in the midst of establishing a Halal Products Academy soon, hoped
for it to guide the country in developing the halal industry.

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Brunei International Halal Market Conference 2008

| 16/08/2008 | Reply
Brunei International Halal Market Conference 2008

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3rd Int’l Halal Products Expo set for curtains-up

| 16/08/2008 | Reply
3rd Int’l Halal Products Expo set for curtains-up

The 3rd International Halal Products Expo (IHPE) was launched by the Sultan of Brunei. Accompanying His Majesty were
HRH Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and HRH Prince Mohamed
Bolkiah and HRH Prince ‘Abdul Malik, at the ICC in
Berakas. Then they did a tour of the expo displaying a range of halal and syariah-compliant products and services from the sultanate and the
world from foodstuff to textiles and hair dyes. The event is jointly organised by the Ministry of Industry and Primary resources, Ministry of Religious Affairs and Ministry
of Health.

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Brunei Halal Product Academy In Pipeline

| 14/08/2008 | Reply
Brunei Halal Product Academy In Pipeline

Brunei’s 3rd International Halal Market Conference on 16-17 August will discuss the formation of a Halal Product Academy under the patronage of the Brunei Government. Such an institution will bring together Shariah scholars, scientists and Halal industry experts to collaborate on current and future issues in the Halal industry. Imarat Consultants MD, Abdalhamid Evans, was interviewed in Brunei recently about the IHMC and Brunei future in the Halal sector.

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Networking at Halal Product Expo

| 13/08/2008 | Reply
Networking at Halal Product Expo
The International Halal Products Expo from August 14 -17 in Berakas will be the best platform for Bruneian firms to
set up business ties with foreign countries especially in promoting and marketing halal products.

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IHPExpo 2008 sees over 200 participants

| 11/08/2008 | Reply
IHPExpo 2008 sees over 200 participants

The IHPExpo Brunei has confirmed participation of over 200 exhibitors, with 260 booths divided into two – one at
the Plenary hall and the other at the multi-purpose’s. The opening ceremony will be held on August 14 by His Majesty, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei
Darussalam. The expo opens from 10am to 10pm, except on the opening day, when it will open at 8.30 for the arrival of
His Majesty. It ends on August 17.

Also held at the same International Conference Centre venue in Brunei will be the International Halal Market Conference on August 16-17. There will be speakers from USA, Canada, England, Europe, Malaysia and Brunei who are top consultants in their fields working with the international Halal industry.

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Sponsors ink deal for IHPE 2008

| 10/08/2008 | Reply
Sponsors ink deal for IHPE 2008

A mock cheque worth $120,000 from the Diamond Sponsor, Brunei Shell Petroleum, was handed over to the
Co-Chairman of 3rd International Halal Product Expo (IHPE) 2008, Dato Paduka Awg Hj Mohd Hamid bin Hj
Mohd Jaafar, Permanent Secretary of MIPR and guest of honour at the cheque presentation yesterday at
the Setia Pahlawan Hall of the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources. Brunei Economic Development Board passed over its sponsorship cheque worth $20,000 for the International Halal Market Conference 2008 (IHMC) at the same event.

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China to hold International Halal Food Festival next month

| 04/08/2008 | Reply
China to hold International Halal Food Festival next month

China will hold a 4-day international festival for Halal Food and
Muslim Commodities next month.

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Brunei business organisations to widen business prospects with Singapore counterparts

| 29/07/2008 | Reply
Brunei business organisations to widen business prospects with Singapore counterparts

“Malay business organisations are looking forward to the arrival of their Singapore counterparts next month,”
said Hj Osman Hj Omar, the president of Brunei Malay Entrepreneurs Federation (PPPMB). He said the visit which will include attending the International Halal Products Expo 14-17 August and the International Halal Market Conference 16-17 August, will definitely boost the current business situation as both the local Malay business
associations PPPMB and Brunei Malay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BMCCI) will have the
opportunity to widen their economic network with their Singapore counterparts.

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World-class line-up for IHM Conference 2008 in Brunei

| 26/07/2008 | Reply
World-class line-up for IHM Conference 2008 in Brunei

Brunei Darussalam is set to take centre stage again on August 16-17 with the forthcoming International Halal
Market Conference 2008 (IHMC) that will be held at the International Conference Centre in Bandar Seri
Begawan by bringing together a selection of world-class Halal industry experts to
the Sultanate.

Taking place in conjunction with the 3rd International Halal Product Expo (August 14-17), the IHMC
programme promises to be one of the best line-ups assembled for a Halal conference.

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Halal Industry Stakeholders Consider a Mindanao Halal Forum

| 23/07/2008 | Reply
Halal Industry Stakeholders Consider a Mindanao Halal Forum

In a bid to widen the support base for the promotion of
the halal industry in Mindanao, halal industry stakeholders agreed to
establish a Mindanao Halal Forum. With these Halal Forums now popping up all over the world, using this forum to complement the efforts of the National
Technical Working Group on Halal by bringing in local
representatives from government, private sector and donor agencies seems to be the most beneficial way to develop Mindanao’s halal industry potential.

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