International Islamic Food Processing Association (“IFPA”) participates in one of the leading exhibitions in the field of the food industry and agricultural equipment “KazAgro / KazFarm-2021”. The event was held with the official support of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan that was attended by more than 1000 delegates-participants from 30 countries on the 14000m2 of exhibition space and was dedicated to animal husbandry, poultry farming and feeding, fruit cultivation and vegetable growing, processing and storage of grain, agricultural machinery and equipment, agrarian science and innovation, and investment projects in the agro-industrial complex.
The success of the exhibition is due to not only the organizational expertise but also the locality: Kazakhstan is located at the crossroads of two continents – Europe and Asia, at the center of the Eurasian continent, therefore it is able to attract exhibitors from both continents and also promote widely into the OIC markets. The exhibition is an effective platform for the stakeholders of the agricultural sector to meet each other, host animal and machine tool trade shows, hold conferences, and B2B meetings in order to share advanced developments in the agricultural sector and exchange experiences, best agricultural technologies, equipment, and all allied industries on one platform.
IFPA under the leadership of the Director General and CEO, H.E. Sheikh Bilal Khan, was represented by its delegation who provided exhibitors and visitors an overview of the key value proposition of IFPA, special services for agri-food exporters and for attracting Islamic investments and financing with penetration into 57 OIC markets.
Director General and CEO, H.E. Sheikh Bilal Khan, delivered a keynote address at the conference organised by the Meat Union of Kazakhstan and also later gave several interviews to leading national TV channels and media outlets where he noted that: “such events help us identify areas of opportunity and growth partnership for trade exports and investments to develop new products and/or innovate production processes for better response to OIC market demand. IFPA is aiming to research opportunities and challenges of the OIC agri-food sector to provide sustainable solutions by virtue of Islamic finance, investment funds, and other Islamic investment instruments which will allow importers, exporters, and other ecosystem entities of agri-food markets to directly cooperate with each other and grow the competitiveness of the intra-OIC agri-food trade and the national GDP contribution of each OIC country from this growing sector.”