World Halal Forum Europe – New Programme Updates

World Halal Forum – Europe

10-11 November 2010,

Earls Court Conference Centre, London

Day One

7.30 – 9.00             Registration and refreshments

Session One

9.00 – 9.10            Qur’an Recitation and Du’a

9.10 – 9.20            Welcome Remarks

Jumaatun Azmi, Founder and Managing Director, World Halal Forum/ KasehDia Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

9.20 – 9.30            WHF Introduction Video

9.30 – 9.50            Keynote Address

Sir Iqbal Sacranie, Special Advisor, Muslim Council of Britain, UK

09.50 – 10.15          Halal – A platform for Integration

Mudassar Ahmed, CEO, Unitas Communications, UK

10.15 – 10.45            The Dynamics of the Halal Market in the West

Abdalhamid Evans, Director, World Halal Forum Europe, UK

10.45 – 11.15            Refreshments and Networking

Session Two – Stunning, Religious Slaughter & Legislation

11.15 – 11.35              Regulation, Certification & Consumer Protection

John Pointing, Barrister & Senior Lecturer, Kingston University, UK

11.35 – 11.55             Updates on the DialRel Project

Dr Adrian Evans, Cardiff University, Wales, UK

11.55 – 12.15              Proposed EU Legislation on Stunning & Labelling

Philip Pfeffer, Partner, Chadbourne & Parke (London) LLP, UK

12.15 – 13.00            Open Panel Discussion, Q & A

Abdalhamid Evans, WHF Europe Project Director, UK (Panel Chair)

Dr Shuja Shafi, Deputy Secretary General, Muslim Council of Britain, UK

Abu Bakr Rieger, Lawyer, President, European Muslim Union, Germany

Naved Syed, Managing Director, Janan Meat Ltd, UK

13.00 – 14.15             Dhuhr and Asr Prayers and Lunch

Session Three – Developing Sectors in the Halal Market

14.15 – 14.45            Potential Challenges to Halal from Genetic Modification

& Cloning in the Food and Feed Chain

Richard Werran, Managing Director, Cert ID Europe Ltd, UK

14.45 – 15.15            Halal Cosmetics and Pharmaceuticals

Dr Mah Hussain Gambles MBE, Founder/Chief Executive, Saaf Pure Skin Care, UK

3.15 – 3.45              Open Panel Discussion, Q & A

Darhim Hashim, CEO International Halal Integrity Alliance (Panel Chair)

Roziatul Akman Osman, Secretary, Halal Council, Chemical Company of Malaysia Malaysia

15.45 – 16.30            Maghrib Prayer, Networking and Refreshments

Session Four – New Horizons for Halal

16.30 – 17.00            Developing Investment Potential in the Halal Sector

Rafi’uddin Shikoh, Founder, Dinar Standard, USA

17.00 – 17.30            The Rise of Halal-friendly Travel

Fazal Bahardeen, CEO,, Singapore

17.30 – 18.00             Open Panel Discussion, Q & A

Muhammad Nazir OBE, CEO Nazir Associates, UK (Panel Chair)

David Smith, Chief Executive, Global Futures & Foresight, UK

18.00                         End of Day One

Day Two

8.30 – 9.00            Refreshments and Networking

Session Five – The Marketplace

9.00 – 9.30             Legal Implications of Religious Descriptions: Food Labelling

Stuart Shotton, Consultancy Services Manager, FoodChain Europe, Ltd, UK

9.30 – 10.00           Issues for Halal Food Manufacturers

Koen De Praetere, General Manager, Volys Star, Belgium

10.00 – 10.30          Open Panel Discussion, Q & A

Darhim Hashim, CEO IHI Alliance, Malaysia (Panel Chair)

Jon Hayes, Chairman, Australian Meat Industry Council-Halal Consultative Committee, Australia

Khalid Hussain, CEO, Pak Supermarket Washwood Heath Ltd,, UK

10.30 – 11.00           Refreshments and Networking

Session Six – The Case for Accreditation Agencies in the Halal Industry

11.00 – 11.30            The Emergence of Accreditation Agencies in the Global Market

Darhim Hashim, CEO, International Halal Integrity Alliance Ltd, Malaysia

11.30 – 12.00            An Accreditation Agency in the UK – Is it needed?

Dr Shuja Shafi, Deputy Secretary General, Muslim Council of Britain, UK

12.00 – 12.45            Open Panel Session

Zahed Amanullah, Managing Director, Halalfire Media, UK (Panel Chair)

Ahmad Adam, Founder, American Halal Association, USA

Azeddine Bahi, Manager, Association Rituelle de la Grande Mosquee de Lyon, Lyon Grand Mosque, France

Mahmoud Tatari, General Manager, Halal Control e.V., Germany

12.45 – 14.15               Dhuhr and Asr Prayers and Lunch

Session Seven – The Media & the Message – Reaching Halal Consumers

14.15 – 14.45            Consumer Power in the Halal Market

Zahed Amanullah, Managing Director, HalalFire Media, UK

14.45 – 15.15            Reaching Consumers via Digital Media

Mohamed El-Fatatry Founder & CEO, Muxlim Inc, Finland

15.15 – 15.45            Open Panel Session Q & A

Jumaatun Azmi, Managing Director, KasehDia Sdn Bhd, Malaysia (Panel Chair)

Nazia Hussain, Director of Cultural Strategy, Ogilvy Mather Worldwide; Head of Strategy, Ogilvy Noor, UK

Jonathan Bilal Wilson, Senior lecturer & Course Leader, Advertising & Marketing Communications Management, University of Greenwich, UK

15.45 – 16.30            Maghrib Prayer, Networking and Refreshments

Session Eight – Discussion & Resolutions – Where do we go from here?

16.30 – 17.45            Discussion and Suggestions for Resolutions

Abdalhamid Evans, Director, WHF Europe, UK (Session Chair)

Darhim Hashim, CEO IHI Alliance, Malaysia

Dr Shuja Shafi, Deputy Secretary General, Muslim Council of Britain, UK

Plus other Representatives from WHF, Various Agencies & Industry Stakeholders

17.45 – 18.00            Resolutions and Closing Remarks

18.00                          World Halal Forum Europe Ends

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