News From : DagangHalal.com (05 Nov 2009)
DUBAI, Nov 5 (Bernama) — Malaysia will send one of the biggest national delegations to the annual Halal Expo 2009 here next week, according to organisers, Orange Fairs & Events.
Its project manager, Nafees Ahmed, said Malaysian exporters were focusing on the Middle East as a new business destination, with most of them now aggressively exploring more effective means to establish a strong presence.
“Amid the rising affluence of Muslims around the world, most prominently in the Middle East, we believe that Halal Expo 2009 will be the perfect platform and channel for Malaysian companies to communicate to both global and regional customers about the excellent quality and value of halal goods,” he said in a statement.
He said the halal industry has become a strong stable market with the number of halal consumers worldwide reaching 1.8 billion and annual sales hitting US$580 billion (US$1=RM3.38).
Besides Malaysian companies, halal-product exporters and manufacturers from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Iran, Jordan, Turkey as well as the United Arab Emirates have also confirmed their participation.
The expo, from Nov 10 to 12, will be held at Al Jawhara Hall, Madinat Jumeirah Hotel in Dubai.