On July 01, 2022, a subsidiary of the Islamic Organization for Food Security (IOFS) -the International Islamic Food Processing Association (IFPA) held a general meeting with its Honorary and Corporate Members.
The Chairman of IFPA and DG of IOFS HE Mr. Yerlan A. Baidaulet provided a keynote speech, briefly highlighted the main developments of IFPA, and introduced HE Mr. Saleh Abdullah Lootah Chairman of UAE Food & Beverage Manufacturers Group (FBMG), who will also take over as the CEO of International IFPA in near future. As Chairman of the UAE FBMG, HE Mr. Saleh Abdullah Lootah is leading efforts to address wastage in the food and beverage industry; he has extensive experience in the F&B industry, working with both #startups and established businesses.
During the meeting, IFPA members exchanged expectations about International IFPA activity and raised ideas of mutual cooperation that would benefit OIC B2B agri-food sector growth. Participants also discussed the main challenges they have in the current geopolitical situation. Other highlights during the meeting included sharing the vision of HE Mr. Saleh Abdullah Lootah of strategic development IFPA for the next years. The steps on IFPA strategic transformation will be taken in near future.
The meeting took a hybrid format, members from Uzbekistan and Tajikistan connected online, and members from Kazakhstan and Tatarstan participated offline in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan HQ office of IFPA. The IFPA members expressed the desire to hold such general meetings once a month.