Istanbul to host Halal Expo, World Halal Summit

The World Halal Summit Istanbul (WHSI) and the 5th Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Halal Expo are set to begin on Nov. 23 in Istanbul, Turkey.

Ministers and representatives from 57 countries will attend the summit and expo.

More than 7,500 people and 150 top brands, institutions and organizations active in halal food, Islamic tourism, Islamic finance, halal chemistry, cosmetics, medicine and pharmacy, are also expected to attend from over 80 countries, the Hurriyet Daily reported.

The heads of state of a number of countries as well as representatives of international organizations will be present in the expo. Conferences and workshops at the expo include events on “Islamic Finance,” “the Halal Food Industry,” “Islamic Tourism,” “Hajj and Umrah,” “Halal Medicine, Pharma and Chemistry,” and “Islamic Life and Halal Textile.”

Both programs will take place at the Lutfi Kırdar International Convention and Exhibition Center in Istanbul and will continue through Nov. 25.