29 May 2017
Amanah Halal Research Centre, a Germany based organization, organized the first ever Global Halal Forum in collaboration with University of Palermo and EDA Associated in Palermo Italy.

The global halal industry is only merely limited to Muslim countries but non-Muslim countries are also ready to join this multi-trillion dollar industry.

The main purpose of the Global Halal Forum 2017 was to create awareness about the untapped potential of Halal business and explore ways to benefit from this potential. The forum was attended by representatives of major halal producers, exporters, logistic providers, researchers and a large number of academicians. Mr. Ashfaq who is the CEO of Amanah Halal Research stated during the forum that: “By the end of 2015 global Muslim spend on food was US$1,173 trillion. It is estimated that the size of global halal industry will cross the mark of USD 3.7 trillion by the end of 2019. Halal industry is important for Italy from two aspects: it has around 3 million Muslim population (4% of total population) and it also exports substantial portion of Halal cosmetics and modest fashion to OIC countries. ”

Several industry leaders and organizations vowed to participate in such forums in the future. Dr. Danilo Scalone Head of EDA Associated Italy stated that “The awareness of Halal products and services is growing rapidly in Europe including Italy. This forum will also enable Italian producers to benefit from promising opportunities from the global Halal economy. We are thankful to the team of Amanah HRC for their collaboration for this forum”. Prof. Dr. Aldo Todaro from department of Agricultural, Food and Forest Sciences of University of Palermo Italy stated “we are very pleased to host the Global Halal Forum 2017 at Palermo and this event has provided necessary awareness and technical knowledge to our manufacturing and industry. Moreover, this forum provided an interesting platform to our researchers to presenting their research work and discuss with leading experts”. Carmelo Tumino, who is Managing Director of the Gruppo Ibleo, one of the largest logistic providers in Europe and sponsors of the Global Halal Forum stated “Halal is not only food but it entails a number of other segments and logistics is one of the important one. Our clients are demanding to provide halal logistic solutions and we are very happy to sponsor this forum and be certified as halal logistic provider”.

About Amanah Halal Research Centre:
Amanah Halal Research Centre (Amanah HRC) is an international organization based in the heart of Europe, with headquarter in Germany and office in Pakistan. Amanah HRC is committed to promote the halal industry and it provides a diverse range of unrivalled services which includes advisory and consultancy, Halal certification, market research and development, education and capacity building, strategy design and implementation, publications and conferences.

For further details about Amanah IIFE, please visit: www.amanahhrc.com  

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