(MENAFN Press) Sharjah, 5th November 2012:
Leading Halal experts, scientists and promoters have confirmed their participation as speakers and panelists for Halal Congress Middle East to be held in Sharjah on December 11 and 12 along with first International Halal Food Middle East trade exhibition.
Speakers who have confirmed their presence include Dr. Muhammad Munir Chaudry, USA; Mr. Saber Khan, UK; Dr. Hani Mansour Al Mazeedi, Kuwait; Mr. Haluk Dag, Turkey; Dr. M.H. Shojaee, Iran; Ms. Mariam Abdul Latif, Malaysia; Dr. Abdulla Salim Abu-Ruwaida, UAE; Dr. Ali Fanous, Germany; Ms. Anna Maria Aisha, Italy; Mr. Mohammad Jinna, India; Mr. Farhan Tufail, Switzerland, Mr. Molana Navlakhi, South Africa, among others.
"The response to the inaugural Halal Congress Middle East has been overwhelming. Going by the initial list of the speakers and panelists, the very first edition of the Congress is going to be a landmark event for the global Halal industry. With several more weeks to go, we expect to rope in some more eminent people to the event," said Mr. Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, Director-General of Expo Centre Sharjah.
The two-day event will be held at Expo Centre Sharjah in association with the Halal Development Council of Pakistan.
"The speakers are well-known names in their respective field of trade or service and will present their topics with utmost clarity and ease. They include professionals, experts and businessmen who have made a name for themselves in the Halal industry. Their in-depth knowledge and understanding of the industry will enrich the congress and enlighten the participants," added Mr. Midfa.
On day one of the congress, the speakers will take up topics such as 'Overview and opportunities available in American and European Halal markets', 'Common mistakes committed by international Halal certification bodies', 'Developing a global Halal assurance system', 'Ensuring integrity in the supply chain', 'Protocols for traceability in Halal meat' and 'Food contaminates'.
On day two, participants can expect issues like 'Challenges facing the Halal pharma industry', 'Emerging Halal markets', 'Halal business opportunities around the world', 'Islamic finance' and 'Halal control in in-flight catering' to be discussed threadbare.
Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions from experts during Q&A sessions and also the networking sessions on both days to clear their doubts or raise their concerns. In the concluding session, a recommendation and report will be presented.
Halal Congress Middle East is a concurrent event with the first International Halal Food Middle East (10 to 12 December 2012), organized by Expo Centre Sharjah in association with the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Halal Food Middle East is held under the patronage of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, with the support of Islamic Centre for Development of Trade, Federation of UAE Chambers of Commerce & Industry and several other Halal organizations worldwide.
The Halal Congress Middle East aims to promote the enormous business opportunities that GCC offers to the world in Halal trade, and to provide a regional platform for the Halal food trade in the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and the sub-continent.