International Halal Conference 2011

International Halal Conference 2011

International Halal Conference – 2011 Report

The International Halal Conference 2011 organized by Sindh Board of Investment (SBI) in collaboration with Halal Industry Development Corporation(HDC) of Malaysia, to introduce the concept of Halal industry to both local and foreign investors, on 22nd March 2011 at Sheraton Hotel Karachi, Pakistan.

The Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah inaugurated the conferene. He said that this was a step towards bringing awareness on the latest trends in international market, the growing popularity of Halal products and services, and by providing the entrepreneurs specially SME’s with prospects of developing Halal products in Pakistan and facilitating them in exploring new avenues for Pakistani products.

He further added that the success of this conference will take Pakistan further ahead on the road to export oriented industrial development and economic prosperity. He emphasized that the implementation of the recommendations of this conference will take Pakistan to a new height of industrial progress

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Mr. Zubair Motiwala Advisor to CM Sindh in his address said the conference is the manifestation of commitment of both SBI and HDC to effectively implement the provisions of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the two parties on 1st December 2010 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the development of Halal sector in Pakistan. HDC Malaysia is the Government Agency responsible for promotion of Halal industry in Malaysia

Secretary Investment, Mr. Mohammad Younus Dagha said that Malaysia is one of the key players in global Halal sector, the others being Australia, Brazil, Thailand, India, etc. with China, France and Japan having plans to enter soon. Pakistan will be one of those few Muslim countries who have taken concrete steps to develop Halal Industry and play due role in the trillion dollar Halal Market which continues to grow.

He said that to the non-Muslims, Halal products are quality products. Thus, products certified under Halal certification are Halal products which are safe to consume or use, nutritious and with quality.

He further informed that Sindh Board of Investment with assistance of HDC is working on a proposal to develop a Halal Park with infrastructure to facilitate the growth of the Halal industry in Pakistan. The Halal Park will be a cluster of Halal-oriented businesses / industries built in a special zone where they will be provided infrastructure and Halal related service support.

The Malaysian delegation is led by Chairman HDC Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Syed Jalaludin Syed Salim who is accompanied by CEO HDC Dato’ Seri Jamil Bidin and other senior officials of HDC.

The Malaysian delegates in their presentations informed the participants of the potential of Global Halal Market and the Malaysian experience in the fields of Halal Certification, Training and Marketing. They were enthusiastic about the opportunities that would unfold as a result of the collaboration between the Sindh Board of Investment and Halal Industry Development Corporation of Malaysia.

They said that the prospects of Halal market can be viewed by the fact that the global Muslim population is expected to grow from 1.6 billion to 3 billion. Coupled with the fact that non-Muslims are increasingly accepting Halal products and services, the global trade value for Halal products is estimated at USD 1.2 trillion annually. The industry’s massive potential has generated interest among the business community worldwide to opt for this new trend of industrialization.

The speakers pointed out the main objectives of the event is to deliberate on:

      • Prospects of Halal Industry in Pakistan
      • Halal Certifications & Standards
      • Development of Halal Park
      • Halal Trade Promotion
      • Business Match Making
      • Awareness & Training



Welcome address by Mr. Mohammad Younus Dagha,

Secretary to Government of Sindh, Investment Department / DG ,SBI

Awareness on Halal Industry by Tuan Haji Saifol Bahli, Head of Training and Consultancy
Training and Consultancy on Halal Industry by  Tuan Haji Saifol Bahli, Head of Training and Consultancy
Malaysian Halal Standard & Certification by Tuan Haji Saifol  Bahli, Head of Training and Consultancy
The Global Halal Market by Y.Bhg. Dato’ Seri Jamil Bidin, CEO, HDC, Malaysia
Halal Park Development by Dr. Nor Azman Ngah, Head of Investment and Infrastructure
Success Story of Halal Champion by Halagel Sdn Bhd (TBC)
Presentation by Dr. Hamid Jalil, CEO, Punjab Meat Company
Global Halal Support Centre by En Rohaizad Hassan Head, Information Resource Management