International IFPA signs an agreement with FLY BVLOS TECHNOLOGY

International Islamic Food Processing Association (“IFPA”) Director General and CEO H.E. Sheikh Bilal Khan during the participation in the 7th World Halal Summit and 8th edition of the OIC Halal Expo in Turkey, Istanbul held a meeting with the CEO of FLY BVLOS Technology (“FLY BVLOS”), Mr. M. Zeki Guvercin.

IFPA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Islamic Organization for Food Security (“IOFS”) and serves as a B2B platform for all the private sector agri-food trade and investment initiatives across the OIC markets under the G2G patronage of the IOFS.

FLY BVLOS is one of the leading farmer drone technology enterprises in Turkey. Drone technologies in the agri-sector have helped over the last decade to re-define the farming industry, resulting in improving crop yields, higher economic returns, and more efficient use of water and labor.

The parties expressed their strong commitment to developing a collaboration by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) on the promotion of drones technologies for efficiency of intra-OIC agriculture sector that can be innovative tech solutions to the lack of skilled human resources, heavy machinery, livestock monitoring, crop health assessment, and field mapping in the wider market of the OIC member countries.

H.E. Sheikh Bilal Khan and Mr. M. Zeki Guvercin also gave a joint interview to the World Halal Summit media outlet and discussed opportunities for cooperation between IFPA and FLY BVLOS across the OIC and IOFS markets.

International IFPA delegates visited 7th World Halal Summit and 8th OIC Halal Expo in Istanbul, Turkey

International IFPA participated in the 8th edition of OIC Halal Expo, the largest exhibition in the Halal sector organized in association with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the 7th World Halal Summit, under the theme of “New Era & New Normals: Necessity of Halal Production and Consumption”, primarily orgnized by the Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries (SMIIC) and in coordination with the Islamic Centre for Development of Trade (ICDT).

Being organized annually these events attract participators from 36 countries with around 35,000 visitors and bring to light the latest developments and updates related to Halal sector; offer a unique exhibition area and a dynamic platform for a wide range of B2B meetings and side-events with the participation of ministers, decision-makers, opinion-leaders and leading scientific experts worldwide to discuss world-class technological infrastructure and high-quality services and goods in the sector of Halal among OIC member countries.

International IFPA delegation was represented by its Chair of the Board, H.E. Mr. Yerlan Baidaulet, Director General and CEO of IFPA H.E. Sheikh Bilal Khan, the Head of International Memberships, Ms. Gulsum Kenenbayeva, Head of Administration, Mr. Meirambek Issabekov and Ms. Aiman Tursynkhan, representative of a key Corporate Member of IFPA.

H.E. Yerlan Baidaulet delivered a keynote address in the Opening Ceremony of 7th World Halal Summit which provided an overarching overview of the key strategic vision of IOFS for the OIC Halal industry, while the IFPA team held several B2B productive meetings with intra-OIC agri-food sector entities for enhancing cooperation through IFPA’s multilateral private sector platform. These one-to-one meetings were conducted with the heads of entities such as LSISCO CIDA Co Ltd, Fly BVLOs Technology, Korkmaz, Lokman Hekim University, Indonesia Halal Inspection Agency and many others.