Published On:05 February 2020
Posted by Indian Muslim Observer

Nigeria to hold first international Halal expo in June

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Nigeria will hold its first international Halal expo in June this year. The Muslim trade fair will be organized from June 8 to 10 at the Abuja Trade and Convention Centre, under the joint collaboration of Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) and Abuja Trade Centre.

About 200 exhibitors and 50,000 visitors from various countries are expected to attend the African nation’s first ever halal expo. Among the major highlights of the halal expo include networking opportunities with global halal industries, and creating a platform to boost halal tourism, encourage big volume exports and tapping into the over 2 trillion USD halal market.
“Major Halal countries like Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia, UAE, Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Iran, Thailand, Korea and others in West Africa are likely to participate at the halal expo,” the ACCI press release said.

The term “Halal” essentially means adhering to Islamic laws pertaining to food and other consumer durables. The Halal industry currently spans across pharmaceuticals, personal care, cosmetics, food service, food processing and logistics industries. The halal industry has further expanded into lifestyle offerings as well including Halal travel and hospitality services. Other areas are Islamic Finance interest-free market catering to the Muslim consumers worldwide.

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