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.