Bahrain Halal Expo 2024 - Bridging the Gap Between Halal Industry and Islamic Finance. Bahrain Halal Expo is where the world's foremost gathering of Halal industry experts converges to explore the dynamic intersection of Halal trade and Islamic finance. Set against the vibrant backdrop of Bahrain, this event serves as a pivotal platform fostering dialogue, innovation, and collaboration between these two influential domains.
The expo stands as a nexus for thought leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, and policymakers dedicated to advancing the global Halal economy. Through insightful discussions, interactive exhibitions, and networking opportunities, the event aims to foster synergy between the Halal industry and Islamic finance, identifying ways to harmonize their growth trajectories and maximize their collective potential.
- Insightful Conference: Renowned speakers and industry pioneers will delve into key topics, discussing the symbiotic relationship between Halal industry and Islamic finance, exploring emerging trends, market opportunities, and regulatory frameworks.
- Exhibition Showcase: A diverse array of exhibitors will showcase innovative products, services, and technologies driving the Halal economy forward, offering attendees a firsthand look at the latest advancements and trends shaping the industry.
- Networking & Collaborations: Opportunities abound for networking, fostering partnerships, and forging collaborations among stakeholders, investors, businesses, and institutions passionate about advancing the Halal economy globally.
Event In Numbers
Bahrain Halal Expo 2024 Is Your Gateway to Middle East Market. Meet International Halal Buyers & Sellers In The Following Sectors .
Shaikh Dr. Abdulatif Al-MahmoodMember of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain
Dr. Hani Mansour Al-MazeediMember of board of the Kuwait Society for Halal Products Awareness
Mrs. Zuraini HasanuddinFounder, Malaysia International Marketing and Trade Chamber (MIMTC)
Mr. Asad SajjadFounder & CEO Halal Development Council
Mr. Ahmed AlmahmoodGeneral Manager of Bahrain Islamic Association
Mr. Abdulrahim NaqiCoordinator of Bahrain Halal Expo
Mr. S. Ali Shubbar JawadDirector, Testing & Metrology Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Mr. Hassan HassaniChecklist
Mr. Mohammed NoorFounder & CEO of Halal Center of Commerce & Industry / noorwaqf
Ms. Zahra BaqerCEO of Zari International Consultancy
Bahrain Halal Expo 2024 - Bridging the Gap between Halal Industry & Islamic Finance!
First Day – Tuesday (6th February 2024)
9:00 am To 11:00 am - Opening Ceremony
Recitation from the Noble Quran
H. E. Dr Abdullatif Al-Mahmood
Chairman of the Conference Organizing Committee President of the Islamic Association, Kingdom of Bahrain.
Dr Hani Mansour Al-Mazeedi
Member of board of the Kuwait Society for Halal Products Awareness, State of Kuwait. (Why is this forum and its exhibition in the Kingdom of Bahrain?)
H.E. Mr Ihsan Ovüt
Secretary General of SMIIC (Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries)
H.E. Sheikh Ibrahim Khalifa Al Khalifa
Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Institutions (AAOIFI) and Chairman board of trustees of AAOIFI.
H.E. Mr Saud Bin Nasser Al Khusaibi
President of GCC Standardization Organization (GSO).
H.E. Abdullah Adel Fakhro
Minister of Industry and Commerce, Kingdom of Bahrain.
Distribution of awards of the event by H.E. Abdullah bin Adel Fakhro Minister of Industry and Commerce and Opening the Exhibition.
11:00 am To 12:00 pm - Presentations
Bridging the Gap between Halal Industry & Islamic Finance
Ms Annamaria Aisha Tiozzo
Founder & President, World Halal Development - Halal Roma
Chances of Haram Contamination in non-Halal Certified products- Halal Economy; Potential & Opportunities
Mr Asad Sajjad
Founder & CEO, Halal Development Council
Evaluation of GMO Technology in Terms of Halal and Tayyib
Mr Habib D. Ghanim Sr.
President of USA Halal Chamber of Commerce, ISWA Halal Certification Department, Vice President of World Halal Council
Advance Scientific Tools for Halal Food Authentication
Prof. Dr Faqir Muhammad Anjum
Former Vice Chancellor University of the Gambia, CEO IFANCA Pakistan Halal Apex Pvt. Ltd.
12:00 pm To 3:30 pm - B2B Meetings, Lunch and Prayer Break
Pre-arranged B2B Meetings, Lunch for participants and prayer break.
3:30 pm To 5:00 pm - First Panel Discussion: Investment Opportunities in Halal Trade Industry and Its Services and Halal (Tayyab) Fintech Economy
Discussions will encompass investment opportunities across the entire Halal value chain, from production to distribution and services. Participants will analyze the economic landscape of the Halal industry, emphasizing its potential for growth and profitability. Specific attention will be given to innovative financial technologies (FinTech) that align with Halal principles (Tayyab FinTech), examining the transformative role of technology in facilitating ethical and Shariah-compliant financial transactions within the Halal ecosystem. The panel will identify key sectors and projects offering attractive returns for investors, providing insights into market trends, regulatory considerations, and risk management strategies. The overarching goal is to offer a comprehensive perspective on the investment landscape within the Halal trade, industry, and FinTech economy, fostering a deeper understanding of the opportunities available in this rapidly evolving sector.
Mr. Ali A. Al Bastaki
Founder and CEO
Mr Ahmed Mohammed Buhazza
An arbitrator and certified expert in technology and financial sciences from G.C.C Commercial Arbitration Centre
Mr Ehab Rashad
General Manager of Mubasher Capital
Dr Mughees Shaukat
Senior Manager AAOIFI
Dr Hani Mansour Al-Mazeedi
Member of board of the Kuwait Society for Halal Products Awareness
Imam Dr Sheraz Ali
Deputy chairman and lead auditor of the Darul Uloom Halaal Committee, Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean Islands
General Discussions (Q&A)
5:00 pm - Prayer Break
Tea and prayer break.
5:30 pm To 7:00 pm - Second Panel Discussion: Methods of Financing Halal Trade and Industry
The discussion will span traditional Islamic finance instruments such as Mudarabah and Musharakah, evaluating their compatibility with Shariah law. Sukuk issuance's role in capital mobilization for Halal projects will be examined alongside the potential of Islamic microfinance in supporting small and medium-sized enterprises in the Halal industry. The panel will also dissect trade financing mechanisms within Islamic banking, exploring how letters of credit can align with Shariah principles. The critical relationship between Islamic venture capital and Halal startups will be explored, emphasizing success stories and challenges. Regulatory frameworks, risk management, and innovative trends in Halal financing will be addressed, providing a global perspective on the collaboration between Islamic financial institutions and Halal industry players.
Mohamed Jasim Ebrahim
Head of Sharia coordination and implementation.
Al baraka Islamic Bank, Kingdom of Bahrain.
Mr Hussain Sayed
CEO of Safaghat
Shaikh Dr Abd Al Nasser Al Mahmoud
Head of Sharia Coordination & Implementation
Dr Dawood Al Shezawi
President of Annual Investment Meeting, Dubai (UAE)
Mr. Abdulaziz M. Al Mutlaq
Dr Bakri Abdulrahim Bashir
Private Financial Consultant
General Discussions (Q&A)
Second Day – Wednesday (7th February2024)
9:00 am To 10:30 am - Third Panel Discussion: The importance of Trade Arbitration in Halal Trade and Industry Contracts and Agreements
The panel will explore the unique challenges and complexities associated with dispute resolution in this sector, emphasizing the need for efficient and Shariah-compliant arbitration processes. Topics will include the advantages of trade arbitration in resolving disputes promptly, maintaining confidentiality, and providing a neutral platform for resolution. Legal experts and industry professionals will share insights on best practices for drafting arbitration clauses, navigating cross-border disputes, and ensuring compliance with Shariah principles throughout the arbitration process. The overarching objective is to underscore the importance of a robust and specialized arbitration framework tailored to the nuances of Halal trade and industry, promoting fair and efficient resolution mechanisms for contractual disputes.
Dr Hisham Alasheeri
Member of the Parliament.
The Kingdom of Bahrain.
Ms Aysha Abdulla Mutaywea
Mena Chambers Bahrain Law Firm
Dr Abdel Gadir Warsama Ghalib
Prof. Dr Ali Al Ebrahim
Regional CSR Network
Dr Zaki Al-Rubaei
Head, Marketing & International Relations, GCC Standardization Organisation (GSO)
General Discussions (Q&A)
10:30 am To 12:00 pm - Fourth Panel Discussion: Challenges and future prospects in the Halal Trade and industry and its services to small and medium enterprises
Participants will delve into the unique challenges confronting small and medium-sized enterprises in the Halal industry, ranging from regulatory complexities and market access barriers to financial constraints. The discussion will also explore strategies for overcoming these challenges, including collaborative initiatives, government support programs, and technological innovations. Industry experts will share insights into emerging trends and opportunities that can propel SMEs toward sustainable growth in the dynamic landscape of Halal trade and industry. The panel aims to foster a dialogue on best practices, resilience, and innovation, offering a forward-looking perspective on how SMEs can navigate challenges and capitalize on future prospects within the evolving Halal market.
Mr Osama Al Khaja
Chairman of Spire Technologies
Ms Elvina A. Rahayu
Director of Assessment and Domestic & Foreign Affairs of LPH KHT Muhammadiyah from Indonesia
Prof. Dr Irwandi Jaswir
Professor at IIUM, Malaysia
Annamaria Aisha Tiozzo
Founder & President
World Halal Development - Halal Roma
Dr. Abdul Hassan Al-Dairi
Chairman Bahrain SMEs and The United International Small and Medium Enterprises Organisation (UNISMO)
General Discussions (Q&A)
12:00 pm To 3:00 pm - Lunch and Prayer Break
Lunch for participants and prayer break.
3:30 pm To 4:30 pm - First Workshop: Halal Bahrain System
Dr Fajur Sabah Al Saloom
Animal Health Director
Ministry of Municipalities Affairs & Agriculture, Kingdom of Bahrain
4:30 pm To 6:30 pm - Second Workshop: Halal Masterclass
By Prof. Dr. Irwandi Jaswir professor from International Islamic Muslim University and the winner of King Faisal Prize for service to Islam
4:30 pm To 6:30 pm - Third Workshop: Entrepreneurship, Halal industry, trade and services
By Dr. Zakaria Al-Khanji, Management and leadership consultant in institutions and expert in sustainable human development
Closing of Bahrain Halal Expo 2024
Recommendations and Future Expectations of the Halal Industry Forum and Exhibition 2024
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