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PM to Boost Phuket Halal on the Beach

| 25/04/2009 | Reply
PM to Boost Phuket Halal on the Beach

PRIME Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva of Thailand is due to make a visit to Phuket next
Friday to open the four-day Halal Meeting and Exhibition on the Beach,
which represents a major boost for regional Muslim business, science
and food.

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More Muslim countries to be invited to World Halal Forum

| 25/04/2009 | Reply
More Muslim countries to be invited to World Halal Forum

KasehDia Sdn Bhd is aiming to rope in more participants from
the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) for this year’s World
Halal Forum in order to enhance greater Muslim participation in the
US$693bil global halal industry.
Growth of this industry based on the data by the World Bank is 25% per year and it is getting bigger at a steady pace.

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Demand For Halal Products Remain Intact

| 24/04/2009 | Reply
Demand For Halal Products Remain Intact

The demand for Halal
products remains intact despite the current global economic slowdown,
says KasehDia Sdn Bhd’s managing director Jumaatun Azmi. She said the demand for Halal products, especially food, is still increasing in line with a growing Muslim population. “In term of growth, the Halal industry is growing. In large
markets, especially European countries, there is a demand for Halal
value added products,” she told reporters after the launch of the World
Halal Forum (WHF) 2009 here today.

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IFANCA brings Halal industry leaders together in Chicago

| 24/04/2009 | Reply
IFANCA brings Halal industry leaders together in Chicago

IFANCA’s 11th International Halal Industry Conference over the weekend brought together an impressive group of Halal industry stakeholders at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Chicago. Make no mistake, Big Industry in the USA is going Halal and Halal Focus was there to hear what they had to say.

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Global acceptance of halal industry growing

| 22/04/2009 | Reply
Global acceptance of halal industry growing

GLOBAL acceptance
of the halal industry is growing at a feverish pace based on the keen
interest shown by local and international firms, to participate in the
Malaysia International Halal Showcase 2009 (Mihas 2009).





To be
held from May 6-10 at the Matrade Exhibition & Convention Centre
(MECC) here, about 490 firms have confirmed their participation in the
event, Mihas chief executive officer Mohd Shukri Abdullah said.

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Halal brand mechanism to be revealed at IHPE 2009

| 18/04/2009 | Reply
Halal brand mechanism to be revealed at IHPE 2009

A “surprise” is in store for the country’s halal industry and will only be revealed during this year’s International Halal Products Expo (IHPE), the Agriculture Department Acting Director said yesterday. This year’s expo, which will be held at the International Convention Centre in Berakas from July 30 to August 2, will focus on promoting Brunei’s halal brand in the drive to develop its halal products industry.

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Sunlit to manage Halal Products Expo, Brunei

| 18/04/2009 | Reply
Sunlit to manage Halal Products Expo, Brunei

The Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources has appointed Sunlit Advertising Sdn Bhd to manage the
International Halal Products Expo (IHPE) 2009. This year, the IHPE will be held at the International Convention Centre from July 30 to Aug 2. The IHPE is one of MIPR’s efforts in promoting and increasing consumer products to a higher and more
quality level among local consumers.




The 4th International Halal Market Conference: Halal – An Engine of Growth and Opportunity with be held at the same venue on the 1-2 August 2009.

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USM Forged Collaborative Ties with Universities in Egypt to Advance Nanotechnology Research

| 18/04/2009 | Reply
USM Forged Collaborative Ties with Universities in Egypt to Advance Nanotechnology Research

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) has forged collaborative ties with 2 renowned universities in Egypt for the
purpose of advancing research in science and technology in the areas of nanotechnology,
exchange of expertise and the production of halal vaccines.

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World Halal Forum Returns to Malaysia

| 18/04/2009 | Reply
World Halal Forum Returns to Malaysia

The World Halal Forum (WHF) will be returning to the Kuala
Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia for the third time and it is being
held from May 4 to 5.

With Saudi chairman of the Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry
of the OIC (Organisation of Islamic Countries), Dato’ Seri Sheikh Saleh
Abdullah Kamel at the helm of WHF, larger delegations from the Middle
East are expected at this year’s event.

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The overlooked $170 billion

| 18/04/2009 | Reply
The overlooked $170 billion

While
engaging Islam may appear complex, what remains quite simple is that
there are millions of American consumers – with an estimated $170
billion of purchasing power – still being ignored.

In 2009, the US marketplace will begin to truly recognize and court the
$170 billion purchasing power of American-Muslims. To date, pop-culture
representations of Islam are either cloaked in evil or infused with
pathos. But as Hallmark, Wal-Mart and 20th Century Fox aim to engage
this consumer demographic,
we will start to see a shift in the commercial landscape of American consumer power.

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Kosher, Halal Foods Meet Demands of Today’s Consumers — But Most Don’t Know It Yet

| 17/04/2009 | Reply
Kosher, Halal Foods Meet Demands of Today’s Consumers — But Most Don’t Know It Yet

In kosher and halal food production, sanitation
requirements are more exacting, supervision is more rigorous, inspection is
more frequent, prohibitions against certain ingredients and contaminants
are stricter, and label information is more forthcoming than required by
federal law. And unlike federal law, these ancient standards are not
subject to negotiation.

Market Intelligence company Packaged Facts’ new report, “MarketTrend: Kosher- and
Halal-Certified Foods in the U.S.” investigates the current and potential market penetration for these sectors.

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Atelier des Parfums To Participate In MIHAS 2009

| 14/04/2009 | Reply
Atelier des Parfums To Participate In MIHAS 2009

Atelier des Parfums, a
renowned French perfume company, will participate in the Sixth Malaysia
International Halal Showcase 2009 (MIHAS 2009) from May 6-10.

The company also hopes that its presence at the event will help
promote Malaysia as a global hub for “halal” fragrances and the
cosmetic business.

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Australia intents to boost Brunei Halal Brand

| 14/04/2009 | Reply
Australia intents to boost Brunei Halal Brand

THE
opportunity to further enhance trade cooperation between Brunei and
Australia particularly in promoting Brunei Halal Brand, seem to be wide
open with a business delegation from Australia expected to be in the
Sultanate later this year.





Speaking to The Brunei Times, the
National President of Australia-Brunei Darussalam Business Council
(Australia) and Councillor, Adelaide City Council Francis Wong, spoke
of his commitment and support for the Brunei Halal Brand initiative.

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Halal – An Engine of Growth & Opportunity

| 11/04/2009 | Reply
Halal – An Engine of Growth & Opportunity

PARTNER EVENT 1-2 August 2009.

With the ongoing concern about the state of the global economy, the IHMC 2009 will focus on the pivotal role that the Halal industry can play as an engine of growth for economic recovery. The Conference brochure and the latest Brunei Halal Newletter can be downloaded below.

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Turkish Appetite for Halal Increases

| 09/04/2009 | Reply
Turkish Appetite for Halal Increases

ISTANBUL – A big halal products importer, Turkey has still
not been able to take a constructive step in issuance of halal
certificates. Halalist Expo 2009, 13-16 August 2009, is a step toward playing a key role in
dispensing information in halal certificates and will provid a platform
to seal business deals worth $5 million.

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Malaysia gets ready for Halal Industry events

| 08/04/2009 | Reply
Malaysia gets ready for Halal Industry events

Malaysia plays host to three major Halal Industry events in less than a month, with the World Halal Forum, MIHAS and the World Halal Research Conference all taking place from the 4th to the 10th of May. This is the most influential gathering of Halal sector stakeholders anywhere, and further cements Malaysia’s role as a leader in this emerging market force of Halal.

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Eyeing a big piece of the lucrative Halal market

| 03/04/2009 | Reply
Eyeing a big piece of the lucrative Halal market

The 4th International Halal Market Conference 2009 (IHMC 2009) ‘Halal – An Engine of Growth and Opportunity’, is being held 1-2 August 2009, at the International Convention Centre, Brunei Darussalam. This year, with the ongoing concern about the state of the global economy, the IHMC 2009 will focus on the pivotal role that the Halal industry can play as an engine of growth for economic recovery.

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BICB wins ‘Brunei Deal of the Year’ award

| 30/03/2009 | Reply
BICB wins ‘Brunei Deal of the Year’ award

The Brunei Investment and Commercial Bank (BICB) recently received an award for ‘Brunei Deal of the
Year’ from the Islamic Finance News at a ceremony that was held in Kuala Lumpur.

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Abu Dhabi Investment House Seeks Brunei Opportunities

| 27/03/2009 | Reply
Abu Dhabi Investment House Seeks Brunei Opportunities

Abu Dhabi Investment House (ADM) is in talks with Brunei Darussalam
government agencies to explore opportunities of establishing Syariah-compliant financial investments in the
Sultanate, including in agriculture, pharmaceuticals and clean energy.

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Turkey plans Halal trade expo in August

| 26/03/2009 | Reply
Turkey plans Halal trade expo in August

HALALISTEXPO
– Halal Products Trade Fair will be held at Istanbul Exhibiton Center
between August 13th and 16th. It is expected that hundreds of companies
from around the world will join Halalistexpo and 3 billion dollars
worth of trade is targeted.

NB Dates changed to 4-7 Feb 2010.

See www.halalistexpo.com for details

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