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HAMIM Ledang

HAMIM Ledang

World Halal Week 2014

Posted: 05 Feb 2014 01:21 AM PST

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

A very good Morning and Salam 1Malaysia

1.            I am honoured to welcome all of you to the soft launch of the World Halal Week 2014.
Officiating Soft Launch World Halal Week 2014, MATRADE Tower Kuala Lumpur
2.            The Malaysian Government charted the path for development of the halal industry more than 35 years ago.  Since then, initiatives were intensified to further accelerate the growth of this industry. It is heartening to note that the industry has grown from strength to strength, with halal products and services now garnering the interest and attention of reputable Multinational Corporations and developed nations.

3.             The World Halal Week 2014 provides an important avenue for industry players and stakeholders to deliberate upon global issues impacting the industry.

4.            In this regard, I am pleased to announce that the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) will once again organise the World Halal Week (WHW) 2014, which will be held from the 9th until the 12th of April 2014 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

5.            Various programmes have been slated to take place during the World Halal Week, and these include the 11th Malaysia International Halal Showcase (MIHAS) organized by MATRADE and the World Halal Conference (WHC) organized by HDC. 
6.            The World Halal Week (WHW) is now a much anticipated international halal event. It is an event that brings together business leaders, industry players, entrepreneurs, scholars and stakeholders from all over the world to address issues that are important to the global halal industry.  More importantly, it provides an avenue to inspire wealth creation through new research findings and innovative creations in halal.

7.            Over the years, MIHAS has also gained recognition as the best entry point for products and services seeking positioning and acceptance in the Global Halal Marketplace. Since 2005, MIHAS has generated more than RM 7 billion in sales, and in 2013 alone, the negotiated sales were valued at  RM411.32 million.

8.            The theme for this year's  MIHAS is "Energizing Halal Business Growth".  A total of 620 booths will be provided for exhibitors, an addition of 102 booths from last year. A wider range of products will be showcased and this will include new creations and innovative halal products. Companies from Saudi Arabia and South Africa are the new exhibitors this year and in total, we have received confirmation from 17 exhibiting countries. To date, 355 companies have confirmed their participation.

9.            Since 2007, HDC has organized Halal Conferences which focused on Halal Research and Innovation. This year, the Conference will take on a different approach and look at issues surrounding Global Food Security from a Halal perspective.

10.         The conference expects to receive more than 600 participants with a keen interest in the development of global halal knowledge and global halal industry. There will be panelist sessions and presentations by prominent and distinguished speakers on challenges and including those that have an effect on the halal economy.  There  will also be a halal-related exhibition displaying the latest research findings and innovation in halal. Business-matching sessions customized towards specific halal activities will also be arranged. 

11.         MITI and agencies will continue to implement initiatives which will firmly position Malaysia's role in the global halal industry. Our emphasis is on enhancing the capabilities and capacities of Malaysian industry players to further enhance their competitiveness in the global market.

12.         I am certain that this year's World Halal Week will prove to be another high profile international event for the global halal industry. It is my hope that the World Halal Week will be highly successful in achieving its aims and result in  meaningful outcomes and deliverables that are beneficial to the global halal industry. 

Thank you.
Wabillahitaufik Walhidayah Wassalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

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