Friday, November 23rd

Casa Llotja de Mar | Barcelona

The Mediterranean Halal Forum will be the perfect space to talk about how the halal industry is becoming more a universal icon or ecosystem of high quality and wholesomeness than a merely certification associated to religion. The global halal market has now expanded beyond the food sector to pharmaceuticals, health products, medical devices, cosmetics, travel and tourism, fashion, as well as service sector components such as logistics, marketing, print and electronic media, packaging, branding, and financing. The halal industry is becoming exponentially one of the most promising and potentially high value-added industries.

The 2nd edition of this forum will bring together key players and senior governments and decision makers to discuss commercial and business opportunities for the Halal industry in the Mediterranean region.

This Forum will explore some of the success stories in these sectors, elaborate on the lessons learned, as well as point the way to future investment opportunities.

Halal sectors that will be discussed in the forum:

  • Halal Food & Beverages
  • Halal Tourism and Travel
  • Halal Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics

Join us at the Meda Halal Forum to learn and share the importance of the industry and future outlook in regional and global markets.

Friday, 23rd November

10:45 – 14:30   Mediterranean Halal Forum

10:45 – 12:15 Session I: Opportunities, Trends & Investments in the Halal Industry. It´s Impact on the Mediterranean

Moderator: Tomás Guerrero | Head of Madrid Office, Instituto Halal


Chris Nader | Vice President, Shaza Hotels
Mehmet Asutay | Director, Durham Centre for Islamic Economics and Finance
Paul Haddad | Halal Chef, Five Star Hotels
Enver Cebi | Co-founder & Chief Operating Officer, Halal

12:45 – 14:30 Session II: Redefining Regulatory Procedures & New Standards in the Halal Industry

Chair: Susanna Barquin | Deputy Director, Prodeca
Moderator: Bárbara Ruiz-Bejarano | IR Director, Instituto Halal


İhsan Övüt | Secretary General, SMIIC
Djamal Eddine Bou Abdallah | President, Círculo de Comercio e Indústria Hispano-Argelino
Elif Berrak Taşyürek | Comercial Attache, Barcelona Turkish Consulate General

Forum co-organized with:

Cambra de Comerç de Barcelona

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Co-funded by:

European Regional Development Fund    A way to make Europe