KARACHI:Halal Development Council (HDC) is organizing the 1st Global Halal Congress in Pakistan with the theme ‘Discover Pakistan’s Halal Potential’. The Halal Congress is an International conference to introduce Pakistan to the leading Halal industry experts, global Halal agenda promoters and international Halal certifiers.The Congress will be held at a local hotel in Karachi on 4th December 2010. It will be addressed and attended by more than 30 renowned scholars, scientists and Halal authorities from more than 20 destinations (including Malaysia , Thailand , Philippines , South Africa , Mauritius , Malawi , Turkey , Iran , Australia , Switzerland , USA , UK , Brazil , Poland , Italy , France , Germany and Bosnia )The Congress will enable business professionals from banking, insurance, food and beverage, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, tourism, logistics, and packaging to identify the investment, joint venture and trading opportunities in Pakistan.The Halal brand is globally recognized as a symbol of ‘good quality product’. Despite being a big Muslim country, Pakistan is not known to the world as a supplier of certified Halal products and thus its share in this trillion dollar global Halal business is negligible.
Pakistan’s strength is a 100 per cent Halal production base from a Muslim country, with over 170 million consumers within Pakistan and a direct access to a grand total of 470 million Halal consumers in Afghanistan, Central Asia and Middle East. This has to be propagated to the Halal agenda promoters globally to strategize how to take advantage of Pakistan’s strength for the development of Halal trade in Pakistan, the OIC countries and the world.Halal Development Council (HDC) is the only NGO in Pakistan dedicated to the development of Halal economy. Its main promoters include reputable scholars, technocrats, jurists, diplomats.Entrepreneurs who are committed to the fulfillment of its mission by providing platforms for Halal awareness, research, standards, certification, branding, marketing, trade development, updates, investment promotion and Halal industry development. – Dailymailnews