The 9th edition of the Halal Expo Dubai that takes place from Sept 18 and 19 at Roda Al Bustan Hotel, will focus on Halal standards, services and other human health benefits
Date: June 24, 2017
- More than 100 organisations are expected to participate at the 9th Halal Expo – Dubai 2017, to take place at the Roda Al Bustan Hotel from Sept 18-19, 2017.
- Global Halal sector records an 8 per cent growth year-on-year to US$2.3 trillion
- Halal Expo to boost the UAE’s drive towards creating a Halal Economy and a centre of the global halal movement for clean, green and healthy life
- Annual spending in halal products and services is expected to touch $1.6 trillion annually by 2020, according to research
The global halal products and services sector is growing at 8 per cent year-on-year to US$2.3 trillion (Dh8.44 trillion) – higher than the GDP of more than 200 countries in the world, according to research conducted by Orange Fairs and Events, organisers of the Halal Expo – Dubai, 2017.
Of this, about 67 per cent represents the food and beverage industry, worth US$1.4 trillion (Dh5.13 trillion).
The 9th edition of the Halal Expo Dubai 2017, will be held at the Roda Al Bustan hotel from September 18 – 19, 2017, organisers Orange Fairs and Events, announced.
Halal Expo Dubai 2017 is the largest and most comprehensive Business-to-Business (B2B) halal exposition in the Middle East for the US$2.3 trillion global halal industry. The event, which attracted participation from 13 countries in its previous edition and registered 3,700 trade visitors from 40 countries, expect larger trade participation where buyers and sellers of halal products and services are expected to do brisk business.
Halal Expo Dubai focuses on a number of business verticals, including, halal food, halal beverage, halal fashion, halal cosmetics and personal care products, halal travel and tourism, halal hospitality, halal banking and finance.
This State of the Global Islamic Economy Report, 2016-17, estimates global Muslim spend across sectors at over $1.9 trillion in 2015, while the Islamic Finance sector has around $2 trillion in assets.
Food and beverage tops spend by the global Muslim population, at $1.17 trillion in 2015, followed by clothing and apparel at $243 billion, media and recreation at $189 billion, travel at $151 billion, and spending on pharmaceuticals and cosmetics at $133 billion.
The report estimated the revenues from Halal Certified food and beverage products to be $415 billion; while revenues from halal fashion clothing purchased by Muslim women to be $44 billion and revenues derived from halal tourism services to be $24 billion, in 2015.
“Halal Products and Services now touches all aspects of our lives and we are witnessing a gradual shift towards halal products and services – be it fashion clothing, fragrance, cosmetics, personal care products or travel, tourism and hospitality – we now have all aspects covered. The Halal Expo – Dubai 2017, therefore comes at an important juncture, when the UAE is also fast-tracking the halal movement by creating a centre for the global halal and Islamic economy,” Mr. Raees Ahmed, Director of Orange Fairs and Events, organisers of the Halal Expo Dubai, says.
“Interestingly, non-Muslims are also fast accepting halal products and services due to the scientific, hygienic benefits and ethical aspects. The term halal is gradually becoming an universal concept, more than an Islamic way of life.
“In this regard, Halal Expo is expected to play a crucial role in promoting halal, healthy, clean and green lifestyle movement across the Gulf region. We expect more than 100 business entities from 13 countries to participate at the two-day exhibition that will showcase the latest trends in halal products and services worldwide.”
Halal Expo – Dubai 2017 will be open to business visitors for sourcing products and services from 10:00 to 18:00 hours, September 18 and 19, 2017 at the Roda Al Bustan Hotel – near Dubai International Airport, Al Garhoud Area. More than 100 companies from 15 countries - Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Poland, Pakistan, Switzerland, India, UK, Brunei, Philippines, South Africa, China and many more are expected to join the show.