Global halal food market is worth $1.1 trillion

Updated 01 February 2015

Global halal food market is worth $1.1 trillion

The international Halal food market, considered one of the fastest growing segments of the worldwide food industry and currently worth $1.1 trillion globally, occupies an integral part of Gulfood 2015 — the 20th anniversary of the food and hospitality trade show.
In all, more than 1,000 international halal food brands and companies will convene at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from Feb. 8-12 to display thousands of Halal products — from energy drinks, vegan and vegetarian foods to meat and poultry, canned goods, gourmet and fine foods — at the second annual Halal World Food.
With more than 80,000 international food industry professionals expected to attend the largest edition of Gulfood, Halal World Food will cement its standing as the world's biggest annual halal food sourcing trade show. Beyond the significant, sector-specific commercial and trading opportunities presented at the dedicated show-within-a-show concept, the inaugural Halal Investment Conference on Feb. 10 will debut as part of the three-day Gulfood Leaders Events program.
"The global halal food market now accounts for a fifth of the world's food trade (Datamonitor, 2014), and as the primary trading hub for halal food in the MENA region, Dubai has both the ambition and world-class infrastructure to become a worldwide halal center," said Trixie LohMirmand, SVP, exhibitions and events management, DWTC.
Topics to be covered at the Halal Investment Conference include among others the role of halal in Dubai's capital of Islamic Economy vision, business opportunities in the global halal marketplace.
“Dubai, with its vision to become the capital of the Islamic economy and the introduction of its halal scheme will level the playing field for all halal manufactures and restore consumer confidence," said Idris Mohammed, director, Tilly-Sabco Bretagne — a French leader in chicken production and slaughtering, and the title sponsor of the Halal Investment Conference.

First Abu Dhabi Bank and Egypt Post launch services drive

Updated 30 September 2020

First Abu Dhabi Bank and Egypt Post launch services drive

  • The First Abu Dhabi Bank is the largest bank in the United Arab Emirates

CAIRO: First Abu Dhabi Bank in Egypt has signed a memorandum of understanding with Egypt Post to boost financial inclusion in society and improve customer services.

The strategy is in line with the country’s plan to improve and develop communication channels with citizens and improve access to basic services.

The agreement was signed by Mohamed Abbas Fayed, CEO of First Abu Dhabi Bank, and Sherif Farouk, Chairman of the National Postal Authority, Egypt Post.

A statement issued by First Abu Dhabi Bank said the memorandum of understanding will improve access to post offices, through which foreign remittances, salaries and pensions can be received and disbursed by Egyptians at home and abroad.

The partnership will also help the bank provide notification and collection services to customers, payments through its mobile smart wallet, services for collecting and paying customer dues, exchange and collection services for small and medium enterprises, credit services and contractual postal services.

The statement added that the agreement will build a culture of financial inclusion and awareness, while also reducing the cost of banking operations.

Farouk said that the memorandum will allow the authority to handle remittances of overseas Egyptians through its 4,000 Egypt Post branches across the country.

Fayed said the partnership is part of the bank’s strategy to boost access to customer services, whether individuals or companies.

He added that money transfers from outside Egypt are one of the most important sources of foreign currency for the country. Easing money transfers for Egyptians working abroad with First Abu Dhabi Bank via the National Postal Authority will increase the amount of remittance exchange outlets and transfers.

The First Abu Dhabi Bank is the largest bank in the United Arab Emirates and one of the biggest financial institutions in the world. Its network of branches are in 19 countries around the world, including Egypt.