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Global Halal Certification: Current Status, Operational Challenges & Future Trends

Geneva, Switzerland, September 21, 2014 --( Objective: The objective of this webinar (45-minute presentation / 15-minute Q&A) is to provide an overview of the Halal market, its current stratus and forecast growth, highlight the key points of differentiation amongst the different Halal certification standards, discuss the importance of a global, harmonized Halal standard and identify key requirements in Halal certification.

· The Global Halal market: Diversity of halal – food & services; importance of halal; market size, trends & forecasts
· Global Halal Certification: Existing certification in Muslim and non-Muslim countries; key similarities and differences, self-certification issues, harmonisation of standards and practices
· Common requirements & Pitfalls in Halal Certification
· Conclusions


Evangelia Komitopolulou - SGS Global Technical Manager – Food
Shaykh Tauqir Ishaq- Head of Certification, Halal Authority Board (HAB)

Target Audience
The webinar is aimed at companies interested to get a good understanding of Halal certification requirements or professionals and others that wish to be educated on the topic.

Register for Session 1 schedule
04:00 p.m. Singapore, Kuala Lumpur (Singapore Time)
09:00 a.m. London (GMT Summer Time)
10:00 a.m. Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Amsterdam (Europe Summer Time)
05:30 p.m. Darwin (Australia Central Time)

Register for Session 2 schedule
09:00 a.m. New York (Eastern Daylight Time)
02:00 p.m. London (GMT Summer Time)
03:00 p.m. Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Amsterdam (Europe Summer Time)
10:00 a.m. Brazil (S. America Eastern Standard Time)

For more information, please contact:
Outi Armstrong
1 Place des Alpes
1211 Geneva
+41 22 739 9161


Rapid growth and interest in halal food has captured significant attention from the food industry. Halal means ‘that which is permitted in Islamic Law’ and it is normally associated with food products. It can at times be difficult to control and guarantee, especially by suppliers who are new to this process. This also applies to those not fully appreciating the halal market and those slow to adapt to scholarly consensus (Ijma) or changes in importing/production requirements in Muslim countries. The halal quality standard was originally designed to encompass product supply and manufacturing for processed food, cosmetics, pharmaceutical and medical products. However, it has gradually been extended to cover services involved in halal product logistics.
Contact Information
Outi Armstrong
63 02 848 07 77

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