The WHC discusses the future outlook of the halal industry

Held in Kuala Lumpur (KL) Malaysia in April this year on the theme ‘Global Food Security – a halal perspective’, the World Halal Conference (WHC) touched on a number of important issues pertaining to the halal industry. The WHC provided a unified platform for discussion regarding the future outlook of the industry such as working towards enhancing international growth and development. The halal industry has now diversified and is no longer limited to just food items. It now covers a range of areas that affect the day to day lives of Muslims. From vaccines and banking to finance and personal care, the halal industry has now grown to encompass a greater area thereby assisting Muslims to truly live according to Shariah laws.

During the conference, participants had the opportunity to network with business leaders and government officials regarding the latest trends and requirements of the industry. One of the underlining themes discussed was regarding maintaining food security and the global perspective of the food security situation. Another prominent topic that was touched on was working towards getting further support from multinationals towards the development of food security. There is a growing trend among modern Muslims regarding embracing a halal lifestyle completely. The WHC discussed and addressed these pertinent issues as well as innovative ideas and methods to ensure a sustainable halal economy.

This annual event has proved popular and relevant as it provides a unified platform for discussions on halal products and services. This allows an open exchange of ideas and suggestions as well as the evaluation of the current global situation. It also enabled, as described by the official site, the ‘enhancing of international networking and business relations amongst stakeholders with the intent to explore greater insights’. The WHC has proven to be the ideal platform from which to ensure a sustainable halal economic growth.

Aalia Mahdi
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