Istanbul gets ready for World Halal Summit, Halal Expo

The World Halal Summit Istanbul (WHSI) and the 5th Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Halal Expo are going to begin under the auspices of the President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Nov. 23 in Istanbul.

Fifty-seven countries’ ministers and representatives will join the summit and expo.

More than 7,500 people and 150 top brands, institutions and organizations, which are active in halal food, Islamic tourism, Islamic finance, halal chemistry, cosmetics, medicine and pharmacy, from over 80 countries are expected to attend.

Heads of state of some countries including Somalia, Pakistan and Malaysia and representatives of some international organizations such as the OIC, the Islamic Development Bank and the International Islamic Fiqh Academy are predicted to attend to summit.

Conferences and workshops titled “Islamic Finance”, “Halal Food Industry”, “Islamic Tourism”, “Hajj and Umrah”, “Halal Medicine, Pharma and Chemistry”, “Islamic Life and Halal Textile” will be held in the expo.

The summit will reveal the vision of the future for the halal sector, where 45 experts will present.

The summit and expo are preparing to host the halal industry in collaboration with the Islamic Centre for Development of Trade and the Standards and Metrology Institute for the Islamic Countries and “Discover Events”, according to WHSI’s website.

Both programs will be at Lutfi Kirdar International Convention and Exhibition Center in Istanbul and will run to Nov. 25.