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Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Penang halal expo from Friday
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang International Halal Exposition and Convention will be held from Friday to Sunday, here, for the fifth time.
State Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs committee chairman Datuk Abdul Malik Abul Kassim said over 200 local and foreign companies would set up their booths at Subterranean Penang International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
"The halal market is an emerging industry worth billions of ringgit in the global market.
"The huge international market is a big opportunity for Malaysia trade exhibitors to showcase their products," said Malik.
He said a total of 266 booths would be put up at the concourse and main arena.
Malik said the international exhibitors would be from the Netherlands, Belgium, United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Morocco, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan and Thailand.
He added that non-Muslim groups had been the main consumers in the halal industry.