EU: 7th International Halal Food Conference – Brussels Belgium

hfceThe seventh International Halal Food Conference will take place on October 24-25, 2016 at the Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel by the Halal Food Council of Europe.

The World Halal Economy has grown in the past decade almost exponentially. According to the Dinar Standard, in 2015 the Halal food economy of North America and Europe was estimated at $48Bn. With this growth has come increased regulation by Governments and establishment of halal agencies within some Muslim countries.

The 2016 HFCE Halal Conference will focus on these halal emerging markets and provide a platform for discussion between industry, certifying bodies and government representatives to provide some understanding of the trends for halal guidelines and accreditation for the next decade.

HFCE is one of the largest halal certification bodies in Europe and is accredited by MUI (Indonesia), MUIS (Singapore), JAKIM (Malaysia), MOEW (UAE) as well as having a network of certification bodies around the world. HFCE continues to work with governments and fledgling HCB’s to help industry to access new halal markets and provide consumers with new Halal Foods and Beverages.

Speakers and panelists invited:

H.E. Dr. Nabil bin Ameen Molla, Secretary General – GCC Standardization Organization, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Lukmanul Hakim, M.Si., Chairman of Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI) & Director of LPPOM-MUI , Indonesia

Dr. Sirajuddin Suhaimee, Director Halal Hub Division, JAKIM, Malaysia

Mr. Munir Hussain, Assistant Head, Halal certification Strategic Unit – Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS), Singapore

Ms. Noaf Ahmed Al Naqbi, Head Certification Bodies Accreditation Section – Dubai Accreditation Department (DAC), United Arab Emirates

Ms. Naima Akouri, Head of Halal certification department – IMANOR (Institut Marocain de Normalisation), Morocco

Mr. Lotfi Ben Said Assistant Secretary General, Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries – SMIIC, Turkey

Dr. Muhammad Munir Chaudry, President and CEO – IFANCA (Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of Amercia), USA

Mr. Aldin Dugonjic, CEO of the Center for Halal Quality Certification – CHQC, Croatia

Mr. Eric de Lame, Belgian Trade Commissionner at Kuala Lumpur – Belgian Embassy, Malaysia

Dr. Stephan Heck, Sr. Director Quality Management – DSM Nutritional Products Halal Ingredients, Switzerland

Mr. Mark Overland, Director, Global Certification – CARGILL INCORPORATED, USA

Mr. Norbert Kahmann, Halal Coordinator – SYMRISE AG, Germany

Ms. Laura LaCourse, Manager Global Religious Dietary Compliance – FIRMENICH INCORPORATED, USA

Mr. Emil Ammann, Regulatory Manager – GIVAUDAN SUISSE S.A., Switzerland

Mr. Laurent Maitenaz, Quality and Environment Corporate Director S.I. LESAFFRE, France

Mr. Jes Knudsen, Halal Coordinator – NOVOZYMES A/S, Denmark

Mr. Michael Bouchier, Regulatory Affairs Manager – ABBOTT NUTRITION, Ireland

Ms. Liliana M. Totoiu, Sr. Research Scientist – Registration Analyst – AMWAY, USA

Mr. Sariffuddin Mahmud, Regulatory & Scientific Affairs – NESTLE, Malaysia

Dr. Sofjan Siregar, President of the Board – Islamic University of Europe, The Netherlands

Dr. Abid Masood, Technical Director – HFCE (Halal Food Council of Europe), Belgium