“The Impact of Global Challenges on Halal Food Industry”

The first webinar in Europe accompanying you to discover the Halal food sector in the new decade

“The Impact of Global Challenges on Halal Food Industry”

The first webinar in Europe accompanying you to discover the Halal food sector in the new decade

How to capitilise on this constantly growing market

Learn about the Halal consumers, their expectations and needs

The differences between Halal standards in different countries and how to choose a right certification body to reach your halal target markets without any contraventions

Who will you listen to and what will they talk about:

“The Impact of Global Challenges on Halal Food Industry”

İhsan ÖVÜT – Secretary General of The Standards & Metrology Institute For Islamic Countries (SMIIC), Turkey

Mr. İhsan ÖVÜT in 2000, was appointed as the director of Agreements and Foreign Relations Directorate confucted and supervised all international agreements of the TSE visits of foreign delegates, relations with Turkic Republics, Islamic Countries as well as TSE Foreign Representation.

Following his succesful tenure as the Director of several Directorates between the 2000-2011, he was appointed as th Head of Training Department of the TSE.

In 2014 İhsan ÖVÜT became the Secretary General of Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries (SMIIC), İhsan ÖVÜT was unanimously re-elected 2017 and is still on active duty as the Secretary General.

Throughout his career in TSE and SMIIC, Mr. İhsan ÖVÜT organized several regional/international meetings, drafted and signed cooperation agreements, took part in official international visits and delivered presentations in various events as the head of delegations, he made major contributions to the preparation process of SMIIC Statute under the Organizations of Islamic Cooperations (OIC) and has led the development of OIC/SMIIC standards and also carried out projects in ECO-Region and Eurasia Region. During his term in SMIIC and under his leadership, various projects and tasks have been successfully accomplished including the restructuring of the Institute, revision of all internal regulatios along with the founding Statute, foration of halal conformity assessment system, OIC Global Halal Quality Infrastructure, improving technical infrastructure of SMIIC.

Mr. Muhammad Naim Mohd Aziz – Special Officer to the director/head of innovation unit federal territory of islamic affairs department, Malaysia

Special Officer to the Director of Federal Territory Islamic Affairs Department Malaysia

Former Head of International Strategy Unit, Malaysia Halal Council Secretariat JAKIM

14 years experience as Shariah Halal Auditor & Lead Shariah Halal Auditor JAKIM

Certified Halal Trainer, Malaysia Halal Professional Board JAKIM

Speaker at many national and international relevant events on the halal field

Organizer of a series of national and international events in the halal field

Mr. Muhammad Naim Mohd Aziz – Special Officer to the director/head of innovation unit federal territory of islamic affairs department, Malaysia

Special Officer to the Director of Federal Territory Islamic Affairs Department Malaysia.

Former Head of International Strategy Unit, Malaysia Halal Council Secretariat JAKIM.

14 years experience as Shariah Halal Auditor & Lead Shariah Halal Auditor JAKIM.

Certified Halal Trainer, Malaysia Halal Professional Board JAKIM.

Speaker at many national and international relevant events on the halal field.

Organizer of a series of national and international events in the halal field.

Katie Doherty – CEO, The International Meat Trade Association, UK

Katie, a graduate of International History from the London School of Economics, has worked at IMTA since 2012. Katie has developed expertise in international customs and trade as well as food regulations. She received a distinction for her Diploma in World Customs Compliance and Regulations with The Institute of Export in 2019. Katie took over as CEO of IMTA in April 2019.

Richard Werran – Central Europe Regional Director, BSI Group, UK

Richard’s food career began as a food technologist and spans almost 40 years and has worked in all aspects of international food ingredient and food manufacturing sectors. Richard pioneered the import, processing and distribution of Non-GMO soy lecithin from Brazil designing and building a unique soy lecithin processing plant in the UK. Richard founded Cert ID Europe a UKAS accredited certification body, FoodChain Europe and Cert ID Asia; as BSI’s EMEA Regional Director for Food and Retail Supply Chain he drives BSI food initiative across the region. Richard is an acknowledged expert on genetic modification and is a Fellow of the IFST and the Society of Food Hygiene & Technology.

Richard Werran – Central Europe Regional Director, BSI Group, UK

Richard’s food career began as a food technologist and spans almost 40 years and has worked in all aspects of international food ingredient and food manufacturing sectors. Richard pioneered the import, processing and distribution of Non-GMO soy lecithin from Brazil designing and building a unique soy lecithin processing plant in the UK. Richard founded Cert ID Europe a UKAS accredited certification body, FoodChain Europe and Cert ID Asia; as BSI’s EMEA Regional Director for Food and Retail Supply Chain he drives BSI food initiative across the region. Richard is an acknowledged expert on genetic modification and is a Fellow of the IFST and the Society of Food Hygiene & Technology.

Wuraola Ogundimu – Trade Manager, Consumer & Retail, British Centres For Business, UAE

Wuraola is an International Trade & Investment and investment Consultant with over six  years’ experience in assisting companies from different regions with their business expansion plans and market penetration into the Middle East. With a specialism in food and beverage, Wuraola has supported several companies to expand into the Middle East successfully. She has generated more than AED 25 million worth of project wins for her F&B clients in the past two years. Some of her key activities include lead generation, business strategy; competitors’ analysis; sector and industry updates; and distributor and partner search.

Wuraola worked with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumers service to promote agricultural products into the Middle East. She successfully organized a mission of Middle Eastern buyers into Virginia. In her experience, she has conducted webinars, trade mission and markets visits on behalf of her clients. She has experience working with C-level executive from both private and government agencies across the Middle East, US and UK. 

Wuraola has an MBA from the University of Wollongong, Australia with specialisation in International Trade.

Dr. Rushdi Siddiqui Co-Founder & CEO Iportal.live, USA

Rushdi Siddiqui, a US Citizen, is a proven international executive with 25 plus years of experience, work and travel, in 25 emerging market (Muslim majority) countries with Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, and consulting/advising/mentoring roles on solutions. He has been recognized as top 50 global Islamic finance personalities, 2015/19 Islamica500.com; featured in a chapter in book called Leaders in Islamic Finance,  has over 25 international awards; lead team to create world’s Dow Jones Islamic Market Index, including Islamic Sustainability Index; lead team at Thomson Reuters to create world’s first Islamic Inter-bank Benchmark Overnight Rate (IIBOR), SAMI Halal Food index;  Mentor at Singapore based VC firm, www.questventures.com, for Islamic economy start-ups/SDGs; Vice Chairman of www.oneagrix.com (B2B halal E-commerce platform); former advisor at Wall Street Blockchain Alliance; former member on the Islamic Finance advisory Board of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC); former member on Malaysia’s Securities Commission International Islamic Advisory Committee; former Mentor at McKinsey YLA in Malaysia, Advisory Board member at Malaysia based IFN Fintech, etc. He is a co-founder/CEO of www.vaistra.co, a global content and ecommerce platform for start-ups linked to the UN SDGs, to address the high information search costs of sustainable products to responsible consumption, and vice versa. He has introduced a virtual course and accelerator, Start-ups & UN SDGs: Why You Should Care to Lead, at https://www.mams.ac.in/ in Kerala, India, for MBA students.  He is presently leading efforts for launch www.iportal.live  a global Islamic economy education and application platform, connecting ambition to knowledge to action in Malaysia. He actively comments and posts of social media on blockchain, SDG linked start-ups, sustainability, Islamic finance, impact investing, Waqf, etc. He has spoken in over 300 conferences to media interviews to by-lined articles in Islamic finance, halal industry, venture capital, start-ups, sustainability, etc.

 

Dr. Rushdi Siddiqui Co-Founder & CEO Iportal.live, USA

Rushdi Siddiqui, a US Citizen, is a proven international executive with 25 plus years of experience, work and travel, in 25 emerging market (Muslim majority) countries with Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, and consulting/advising/mentoring roles on solutions. He has been recognized as top 50 global Islamic finance personalities, 2015/19 Islamica500.com; featured in a chapter in book called Leaders in Islamic Finance,  has over 25 international awards; lead team to create world’s Dow Jones Islamic Market Index, including Islamic Sustainability Index; lead team at Thomson Reuters to create world’s first Islamic Inter-bank Benchmark Overnight Rate (IIBOR), SAMI Halal Food index;  Mentor at Singapore based VC firm, www.questventures.com, for Islamic economy start-ups/SDGs; Vice Chairman of www.oneagrix.com (B2B halal E-commerce platform); former advisor at Wall Street Blockchain Alliance; former member on the Islamic Finance advisory Board of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC); former member on Malaysia’s Securities Commission International Islamic Advisory Committee; former Mentor at McKinsey YLA in Malaysia, Advisory Board member at Malaysia based IFN Fintech, etc. He is a co-founder/CEO of www.vaistra.co, a global content and ecommerce platform for start-ups linked to the UN SDGs, to address the high information search costs of sustainable products to responsible consumption, and vice versa. He has introduced a virtual course and accelerator, Start-ups & UN SDGs: Why You Should Care to Lead, at https://www.mams.ac.in/ in Kerala, India, for MBA students.  He is presently leading efforts for launch www.iportal.live  a global Islamic economy education and application platform, connecting ambition to knowledge to action in Malaysia. He actively comments and posts of social media on blockchain, SDG linked start-ups, sustainability, Islamic finance, impact investing, Waqf, etc. He has spoken in over 300 conferences to media interviews to by-lined articles in Islamic finance, halal industry, venture capital, start-ups, sustainability, etc.

 

Dr Awal Fuseini – Halal Sector Manager, Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (ADHB), UK

Dr Awal Fuseini is the Halal sector manager at the UK’s Agriculture and Horticulture

Development Board (AHDB). Awal’s role involves collaborating with livestock farmers, meat processors and other stakeholders to increase understanding of the requirements of Halal meat production. Awal is also AHDB’s Middle East contact for UK companies looking to export beef and lamb to the region. Prior to joining AHDB, Awal worked in the Halal certification sector. He is a trained ISO9001 third-party auditor and has also undertaken various Halal training courses.

Awal holds a PhD degree from Bristol University in the UK and his research is focused on animal welfare at slaughter, consumer behaviour and the influence of culture and religion on food choices. Awal has published numerous peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals of high repute, including Meat Science, Veterinary Record, Animal Welfare and others. He also recently published a book on Halal meat production and market opportunities.

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Amanda Morris Community Liaison Officer, Centre for Media Monitoring Muslim Council of Britain, UK 

Amanda Morris is the Community Liaison Officer with MCB’s Centre for Media Monitoring, where she delivers training and advocacy to empower Muslim communities in dealing with the media, and works with media outlets to ensure accurate reporting on Muslims and Islam in the UK press.

Amanda has a background in linguistics and sociology, holding an MA in Applied Japanese Linguistics from SOAS, and another in Islam in Britain from Cardiff University. 

Amanda Morris – Community Liaison Officer, Centre for Media Monitoring Muslim Council of Britain, UK 

Amanda Morris is the Community Liaison Officer with MCB’s Centre for Media Monitoring, where she delivers training and advocacy to empower Muslim communities in dealing with the media, and works with media outlets to ensure accurate reporting on Muslims and Islam in the UK press.

Amanda has a background in linguistics and sociology, holding an MA in Applied Japanese Linguistics from SOAS, and another in Islam in Britain from Cardiff University. 

Mohammad A. Motagaly – Accreditation Advisor Emirates International Accreditation Centre [EIAC] Chair of the Technical Committee Arab Accreditation Cooperation [ARAC]
 Chair of MMC International Halal Accreditation Forum [IHAF]
Accreditation Team Leader and Technical Assessor, UAE

Has over 27 years’ experience in the areas of accreditation, conformity assessment systems, food safety and Instrumental analysis. Mohammad has vast experience in the different conformity assessment systems. In addition to working in implementations and reviewing of national, international standards including: ISO, CEN, BS, ASTM, CODEX, EPA, USDA, FDA, CASCO, UAE, GSO, EOS, Malaysian and Indonesian standards. In addition to the accreditation system and schemes including ILAC, IAF, ARAC and OIC/SMIIC and IHAF.
He is a Team leader and technical assessor for several accreditation criteria under the ILAC MRA and IAF MLA international recognitions include ISO/IEC 17020, 17021, 17024, 17025, 17065 and OIC/SMII-2, GSO. 2055-2, UAE.S.2055-2, Technical expert ISO/IEC 17021 FSMS, 17024. Excellent experience with several food and consumer products system worldwide including UAE, Egypt, GCC, USA, Canada, UK, EU, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Mexico. In addition to the accreditation experience. He was a Lead Auditor for QMS ISO 9001, BS 18001, ISO 14001 and (IMS), in addition to been a technical expert for different FSMS such as ISO 22000, SQF, BRC and HACCP. Formerly he was nominated as Halal food, environment and cosmetics conformity systems expert SMIIC TC1 and TC2. Team leader and member of several food science and food safety research groups.
He participated in several conferences and public events and episodes in Dubai Radio, TV and Sharjah radio. In addition, wrote several scientific articles in the magazines and newspapers in UAE and Gulf. related to Food quality, food safety and food contact materials.
Mohammad received his BSc. degree in Chemistry from the college of Science, Cairo University.

 

Muslim countries have spent over US$1 trillion on Halal food, most of which was imported from abroad

Nearly all muslim-majority countries currently import much of the food they consume, as in the case of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, above 70 per cent. GCC countries are net importers of food, and the vast majority of it is halal certified.

The Financial Times was keen to highlight that of the US$1.2 trillion spent in the world on Halal food, over US$1 trillion were spent in GCC countries. It was also reported that the GCC countries have become highly reliant upon halal food imports from UK, Europe, USA and Australia.

To help your business and the sector it operates in, World Halal Authority has organised a webinar which will focus on “The Impact of Global Challenges on Halal Food Industry.”

During this webinar, you will be learning:

– the Halal food market generated 1.3 trillion dollars of consumption in 2017 alone, find out all the information on this market and the opportunities you could seize by dedicating a production line to Halal products.

– about the Halal consumer, their expectations on products and their needs;

– find out the differences between Halal standards in different countries and how to recognize a certification body that allows you to reach the halal markets of your interest without incurring customs problems;

– how did COVID and Brexit affect the Halal meat industry? How can you leverage your company’s presence at Galfood to generate extraordinary business opportunities? All you need to know;

– and much more.

The webinar is organized by

 

World Halal Authority (WHA), an international certification body recognized and accredited for all markets across the globe.

WHA has always been committed to the development and implementation of its halal certification schemes in accordance with the standards of the most authoritative accreditation and recognition bodies in the world to guarantee the recognition and acceptance of its certificates in all countries.

Undertaking constant research and consistent execution to apply the most authentic halal standards, we achieve two important goals:

– give the sense of security and assurance to halal consumers all over the world that what they consume is truly halal and wholesome meeting their religious needs; and,

– allow companies to acquire knowledge and awareness on the subject as well as buildinga tangible worldwide network boosting excellence in halal production.

Precisely in order to create connection and unity, World Halal Authority develops training programs for both companies and consumers to excel thier knowledge and expertise in the sector they are part of. This helps us to engage and deliver our moral, ethical, social and corporate responsibility. Our series of free industry webinars, in addition to many other important initiatives due to be announced soon, are all parts of this ongoing journey.

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The Webinar Program:

– 10.00 Welcome & introduction

 

10.05. Commercial implications of Brexit on meat industry Mrs. Katie Doherty, CEO, The International Meat Trade Association, UK

 

10.25 Covid and Brexit disruption and the increased risk of Halal food fraud – Mr. Richard Werran, Central Europe Regional Director, BSI Group, UK 

 

10.45. Gulfood – a trade stimulant for companies – Mrs. Wuraola Ogundimu, Trade Manager, Consumer & Retail, British Centres For Business, UAE

 

11.05. Panel discussion

 

11.20. Digitalisation of halal industry – from halal tech to halal clusters – Dr. Rushdi Siddiqui, Co-Founder & CEO Iportal.live, USA

 

11.35. Checks and balances in halal certification – Dr Awal Fuseini, Halal Sector Manager, Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (ADHB), UK

 

11.50 The influence of halal claims on consumer behaviour –Mrs. Amanda Morris, Community Liaison Officer, Centre for Media Monitoring Muslim Council of Britain, UK 

 

12.05. Panel discussion – Initiatives to harmonise halal standards:

Moderator: 

Mr. Saqib Mohamed, Regional Manager UK & Western Europe for World Halal Authority; 

Panelists:

Mr. İhsan ÖVÜT, Secretary General of The Standards & Metrology Institute For Islamic Countries (SMIIC);

– Mr. Muhammad Naim Mohd Aziz, Special Officer to the director/head of innovation unit federal territory of islamic affairs development, Malaysia.

– Mr. Mohammed A. Motagaly, Chair of MMC, International Halal Accreditation Forum UAE, Accreditation Expert, Emirates International Acreditation Centre, UAE.

 

 

 

 

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