Halal Gulf conference 2013

The Second Gulf Conference on the Halal Industry & its Services

22-24 January 2013. Crown Plaza – Farwaniyah, State of Kuwai

Consuming and utilizing Halal products and its services to society are religious obligations on all Muslims. As a true follower of Islam it is our duty to consume only the food, pharmaceutical, nutrients, and cosmetic products which are Halal and Tayyib. Bulk of the food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics are imported by Muslim markets from producers and manufacturers which have very little appreciation of the concept of Halal and Tayyib therefore it our collective responsibility to ensure due care is taken at every step to verify that products are fully Halal compliant. To fulfill these requirements, there is an urgent need to develop and co-ordinate manufacturing, quality assurance of Halal products and above all an authentic Halal certification. Halal product manufacturers need to maintain and guarantee the integrity of their Halal chains. A uniform Halal standard or certification across the globe could reassure Muslim communities and provide the food that would comply with the guidelines of Quran and Sunnah. Presently, products available in the market with Halal labels are not necessarily authentic or at least questionable which are marketed to entice Muslim consumers. Despite well explained Halal standards provided by the importing countries, many of the exporting countries or manufacturers and producers do not strictly follow the protocols. Halal regulatory bodies often do not consider the steps required for Halal production, for example animals are not slaughtered according to accepted Halal requirements therefore use of any material derived from these animals for secondary products. Based on all this information, it is very urgent for Muslim communities to make a set of guide lines for Halal industries and services.  As a follow up to the First Gulf Conference on Halal industry and its services that was held in Kuwait on 24-26th January, 2011 and the International Halal R&D Workshop held in Kuwait on 27-28th March 2012, this Second Gulf Conference on Halal industry and its services aims to establish a platform for International Accreditation of Halal Certification Bodies based in Kuwait. This initiative will not only provide business opportunities for investors and manufacturers but also restore confidence in Halal products available in the market in Muslim communities.

The Halal Conference will be preceded by a training course in collaboration with Malaysia entitled: Halal Lead Auditor

The training course is for three days, and its attendance is free of charge.

If you need VISA entry to Kuwait our accomodation you may contact Dr. Hani M. Al-Mazeedi by email or 0096597498500