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On 9 March 2023, International Islamic Food Processing Association (IFPA) subsidiary of Islamic Organization for Food Security gathered all of its members for an online working meeting, where it held an opening presentation on, IOFS investment projects, IFPA Strategy, IFPA perspectives, and #B2B sessions.

HE Prof. Yerlan Alimzhanuly Baidaulet, Director General of IOFS and Chairman of IFPA outlined the main activities and achievements of IFPA and Mr. Saleh Lootah, as the new CEO of IFPA introduced IFPA members with the primary focuses of IFPA for 2023. An introductory presentation and discussion session was also conducted on prospective investment projects of IOFS/IFPA, including Sheep Farming Development, Bakery Supply Chain, and Vertical Farming, all of which generated great interest among IFPA Members.

The online event was attended by about 40 participants from 20 different #OIC Member States. Each participant, inluding representatives of the Chamber of Commerce, agri-food Union as well as top agri-food companies, had the opportunity to introduce themselves with the objective of prospective networking and collaboration.

The participants included:
Mr. Muhammadu Dikko Ladan, CEO of Dar AL Halal #Nigeria Limited;
Mr. Abdulkalig Bilhag, President of Transledia Ltd;
Mr. Youssouf Hamid from Africa Food Basket Federation in #Chad;
Mr. Tarek Mejaouel, Secretary General of UTICA in #Tunisia;
Mr. Hamid Felloun, President of National Federation of Agribusiness in #Morocco;
Mr. Eng. Bassam Abu- Ghalyoun, General Manager of #Palestinian Food and Agriculture Industries Union;
Mr. Dauren Salykov, Director of Republic Chamber Angus #Kazakhstan;
Mr. Bahodir Umirshayakhov, Chairman of Association of Food Industry of #Uzbekistan;
Mr. Raif SAFIN, CEO and Mr. Adel Safin, Deputy CEO of Amar Holding Group in Central Asia;
Mr. Syed Waqar Ahmad, Director General of JARVIS #Eurasia;
Dr. Arif Khaja, Lead Technical Support of Atyab International Services in #Oman;
Mr. Zhumat, Creative Director of KondiZ Distribution in #Kazakhstan;
along with many other representatives.

The #IOFS and #IFPA team was represented by Mr. Talgat Kupeshev, Trade and Investment Manager of IOFS, Mr. Baglan Naribek, PA of DG of IOFS, and Ms. Gulsum Kenenbayeva and Berik Kaliyev from the Business Development Department of IFPA. All of the International IFPA members affirmed their confidence in the IFPA platform. They all also expressed a keen interest in further cooperation.