Clark to host 2nd National Halal Congress

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), as chair of the Philippine Halal Export Development and Promotion Board, and in cooperation with line agencies, is set to hold the 2nd Philippine National Halal Conference on July 2 to 3, 2019 at the Quest Plus Conference Center, Clark Freeport.

The two-day activity is themed “Leveraging on Unified Opportunities for All-inclusive Growth in the Philippine Halal Export Development and Promotion.”

About 400 global and local stakeholders in the Halal industry are expected to attend the event to share best practices and strategies to promote and develop the Halal market worldwide.

The event will also include discussions on innovations in the Halal Industry, Research and Development programs on Halal Services, including tourism and Islamic Finance. Business to Business (B2B) meetings will also be held and Halal certified products will be exhibited.

The event is expected to be graced by DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez and Undersecretary Abdulgani Macatoman, who will discuss the positioning of the Philippines as a respectable player in the global Halal market.

Officials from the Department of Agriculture will discuss Halal production and Complementation while DOST officials will discuss science and technology programs intended to support the Halal industry.

Officials from the Department of Tourism will also discuss Muslim-friendly services as an approach to Halal tourism. A resource speaker from the University of the Philippines was also invited to brief participants on the basic principles of Halal.

An official of the Islamic and Food Nutrition Council of America will also give an overview of the Global Halal Industry, including trends and opportunities for local stakeholders while the harmonization of International Halal standards will be discussed by an officer of the Standard and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries. Breakout sessions will also be held to further discuss the growing demand for Halal related services.


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