By SHEILA ROZARIO
As a result of the Muslim consumer market’s ever-increasing demand for halal goods and services, the halal industry worldwide has experienced meteoric growth in recent years.
Businesses worldwide increasingly turn to halal expos to network with prospective clients, showcase their goods and services, and better understand the dynamic and rapidly expanding halal market.
The significance of major halal expos like Halal Expo Manchester, the Indonesian Halal Expo, the Russia Halal Expo, the Philippines Halal Trade and Tourism Expo, and Halal Expo Nigeria 2023 is discussed in this article.
SELHAC 2023: Selangor International Halal Convention (Mar 10-12, 2023)
SELHAC 2023 is a flagship event organised by the Selangor government in Malaysia, focusing on developing and expanding the halal industry. With its comprehensive conference, exhibition, business matchings, and training workshops, SELHAC aims to provide a platform for halal producers to showcase their products, connect with potential buyers, and gain insights into the management and requirements of halal certification. The event targets achieving RM50 million in business matchings value and expects a significant footfall of 8,000 visitors. SELHAC emphasises the diverse opportunities and potential of the halal industry, positioning Selangor as a global halal hub.
Halal Expo Manchester
(Jul 14-15, 2023)
As Manchester’s economy projects to be one of the fastest-growing in the UK, the region offers excellent prospects for business expansion. The Halal Expo Manchester, with its diverse range of sectors, such as food, clothing, art, and more, serves as a platform to showcase the latest halal products and services. The event promotes the commitment of both halal and mainstream brands to diversification and inclusivity. With its rich history and multiculturalism, Manchester attracts businesses aiming to tap into the growing halal market.
Halal Expo Indonesia
(Oct 25-29, 2023)
Halal Expo Indonesia (HEI) 2023 is set to be the largest halal expo in the country, held at the Jakarta Convention Centre. With its theme “Unleashing the Potential of the Halal Economy,” HEI aims to showcase Indonesia’s halal industry’s opportunities and growth potential. The expo encompasses over 30 halal sectors, including food, tourism, finance, textiles, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and more. Participants will have the unique opportunity to meet with industry decision-makers, showcase their products and services to a global audience, and explore collaborations and partnerships in the thriving halal market.
(Sept 12-15, 2023)
MIHAS (Malaysia International Halal Showcase) is a renowned halal trade exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. As one of the world’s largest halal expos, MIHAS attracts exhibitors and buyers from around the globe. The event covers various sectors, including food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, etc. MIHAS provides a conducive environment for networking, business matchmaking, and gaining insights into the latest trends and innovations shaping the halal industry.
Saudi International Halal Expo & Summit
(Nov 19-21, 2023)
Saudi International Halal Expo & Summit is a significant event that brings together industry leaders, policymakers, and stakeholders worldwide. With Saudi Arabia’s prominence as a global hub for the halal industry, this expo offers businesses a platform to showcase their halal offerings, network with key players, and explore opportunities in the Middle Eastern market.
10th OIC Halal Expo
(Nov 23-26, 2023)
The 10th OIC Halal Expo is an important gathering of businesses, organisations, and individuals committed to the halal industry. Held in Istanbul, Turkey, this expo provides a platform for international exhibitors to showcase their products and services, engage in business collaborations, and access the growing halal market within the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member countries.
Halal Expo London
(Dec 1-2, 2023)
Halal Expo London is a gateway to the halal market in the United Kingdom and Europe. The event brings together businesses from various sectors, including food, fashion, finance, and technology. Participants can connect with buyers, investors, and industry experts, while also gaining insights into the latest trends and opportunities in the halal industry.
Halal Indonesia Expo
Halal Indonesia Expo is a prestigious event that promotes Indonesia’s halal industry. With its diverse range of sectors, including food, fashion, cosmetics, and tourism, the expo showcases the country’s rich halal offerings. It provides a platform for businesses to engage with domestic and international buyers, establish partnerships, and expand their presence in the Indonesian halal market.
Russia Halal Expo
(May 18-21, 2023)
Russia has emerged as a critical player in the global halal industry, emphasising its commitment through events like Russia Halal Expo. This expo aims to promote the halal industry in Russia and strengthen commercial, economic, and social relations between Russia and participating Muslim countries. Russia’s dedication to halal certification and production standards has positioned it as a hub for halal products and services. The expo provides a platform for trading partners to showcase their offerings and explore collaborations in the diverse halal market.
The Philippines Halal Trade and Tourism Expo
(May 25-27, 2023)
The Philippines’ halal trade and tourism market is a vibrant industry that showcases the intersection of commerce, cultural diversity, and religious practices. The Halal Trade and Tourism Expo in the Philippines aims to highlight the enormous opportunities and potential of the halal economy in the country and Africa. With over 30 sectors represented, including consumer electronics, fashion, agriculture, and tourism, the expo provides businesses with a unique platform to network with international buyers and explore collaborations in various sectors.
Halal Expo Nigeria
(Aug 29-31, 2023)
Halal Expo Nigeria 2023 is a highly anticipated event focusing on strengthening the halal ecosystem in Nigeria and Africa. With its theme, “Strengthening the Nigeria Halal Ecosystem,” the expo aims to showcase the region’s vast opportunities and potential for the halal economy. Spanning over 30 sectors, including consumer electronics, fashion, agriculture, and tourism, the expo allows businesses to showcase their products and services to international participants. The event facilitates collaborations and partnerships, supporting the growth of the halal sector in Nigeria and serving as a gateway to the African halal market.
Expos geared explicitly towards the halal industry give a platform for presenting halal goods and services and investigating significant concerns about the halal market.
The ever increasing demand for halal food, drink, and services is a topic of conversation at many specialised conferences and seminars. The participants will get the opportunity to learn about the halal market, network with influential decision-makers in the industry, and study the possibilities of future partnerships and collaborations.
To summarise, participation at halal expos is essential for businesses that want to break into the rapidly growing halal market. Every expo is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to network with other people, display items, and get knowledge about the diverse halal market.
Expos like this offer businesses the chance to boost their visibility, connect with new partners, and improve their ability to compete successfully in the expanding halal market. Expos like SELHAC 2023 provide entry points for businesses to access the halal industry’s immense potential.
This enables businesses to profit from the global halal market and develop their operations.