20,000 visitors expected for 12th Penang International Halal Expo

Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow says around 20,000 people are expected to attend the 12th Penang International Halal Expo and Conference that would position the state as the northern region’s halal hub. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, May 25, 2023.

SOME 20,000 people are expected to attend the 12th Penang International Halal Expo and Conference (PIHEC) at the Setia Spice Convention Centre from June 23 to 25, said Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow. 

He said the event, the largest of its kind in the northern region, would position Penang at the forefront of the halal sector and foster collaboration within halal ecosystems. 

He said the visitors would include delegations from countries such as China, Spain, and Chile. 

“This event presents an opportunity for Penang to explore new halal markets, and we have great confidence that it will yield remarkable outcomes. 

“The expo will offer a fresh perspective on the halal industry by focusing on various halal businesses, bringing together promising businesses in the food and beverage, tourism, fashion, and technology sectors,” he told the press today.

Chow said the halal industry is one of the new growth frontiers the state would focus on due to its enormous market potential, adding that Penang is on the right path to be the halal hub for the northern region. 

He said PIHEC would be a platform to showcase Penang’s capabilities and promote the halal brand for economic prosperity. 

Chow also announced that the ninth edition of the “ASEAN Investment Expo & Forum” would take place at the Setia Spice Convention Centre on October 24 and 25. 

He said the state remains on the lookout for opportunities to increase its competitiveness in global trade and sustain its industrial excellence for decades to come. 

“I am happy that Messrs Yeoh Mazlina & Partners, a member of the ASEAN Legal Alliance, which comprises law firms from over 10 ASEAN countries, is taking the lead in organising this forum,” he said. 

Chow hoped the expo would be a platform for industry players to meet and explore business potential. – Bernama, May 25, 2023.  

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