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80 countries to attend World Halal Summit, Halal Expo in Istanbul

The 5th World Halal Summit and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) 7th Halal Expo will kick off in Istanbul on Thursday.

The 5th World Halal Summit and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) 7th Halal Expo will kick off in Istanbul on Thursday.

Leading companies, top officials, decision-makers, experts, academics, scientists, and students from 80 countries — including the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Far East, America — will attend the summit.

“The summit aims to raise awareness about halal by hosting conferences where halal-related topics in finance, tourism, food, medicine, pharmacy, cosmetics, textile, modest fashion and other sectors are discussed at,” according to its website.

The four-day annual summit is organized in cooperation with the Islamic Centre for Development of Trade (ICDT) and the Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries (SMIIC).

The summit, which will be held under the main theme of “Halal for All Generations”, is expected to make halal trade and develop multilateral relations between countries.

The 7th Halal Expo, which is the largest exhibition in the halal sector, will gather the sector players with large international participation.

Some 40,000 visitors and 9,000 professional delegates are expected to attend the expo which will exhibit 316 domestic and foreign companies from 35 countries.

Last year, the expo hosted 200 buyers from 25 countries.

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