ISLAMABAD:International Halal food market, one of the fastest growing segments of the worldwide food industry and currently worth $1.1 trillion globally, occupies an integral part of Gulfood 2015, the 20th anniversary of the food and hospitality trade show.
In all, more than 1,000 international Halal food brands and companies will convene at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from February 8-12 to display thousands of Halal products at the second annual Halal World Food, Arab news reported.
These include energy drinks, vegan and vegetarian foods to meat and poultry, canned goods, gourmet and fine foods.
With more than 80,000 international food industry professionals expected to attend the largest edition of Gulfood, Halal World Food will cement its standing as the world’s biggest annual Halal food sourcing trade show.
Beyond the significant, sector specific commercial and trading opportunities presented at the dedicated show within a show concept, the inaugural Halal Investment Conference on February 10 will debut as part of the three day Gulfood Leaders Events programme.
“The global Halal food market now accounts for a fifth of the world’s food trade (Datamonitor, 2014), and as the primary trading hub for halal food in the MENA region, Dubai has both the ambition and world class infrastructure to become a worldwide Halal center,” said Trixie LohMirmand, SVP, exhibitions and events management, DWTC.
Topics to be covered at the Halal Investment Conference include among others the role of Halal in Dubai’s capital of Islamic Economy vision, business opportunities in the global Halal marketplace.
“Dubai, with its vision to become the capital of the Islamic economy and the introduction of its Halal scheme will level the playing field for all Halal manufactures and restore consumer confidence,” said Idris Mohammed, director, Tilly Sabco Bretagne a French leader in chicken production and slaughtering, and the title sponsor of the Halal Investment Conference.