First international conference on Halal cosmetics and toiletries

By Katie Nichol

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Related tags: Halal cosmetics, Kuala lumpur, Cosmetics

The first International Conference on Halal Cosmetics and Toiletries is to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 13-14 April.

According to event organisers Asif International, the emerging Halal cosmetics and toiletries sector has enormous potential given that Muslims are the world’s fastest growing consumer segment, comprising approximately 1.8 billion people worldwide.

The event is being held at the Matrade Exhibition and Conference Centre in Kuala Lumpur, and is targeting those involved in every aspect of the Halal cosmetics industry including manufacturers, distributors, and certification agencies.

Conference and Exhibition

A mini exhibition will run alongside the conference programme, where companies will showcase items such as fragrances, skincare and raw ingredients.

The conference itself aims to discuss the global market for Halal cosmetics and toiletries, including its potential, future trends and R&D activities. In addition, current standards and certification for this market will be examined.

The two-day event kicks off with a session discussing cosmetics as the next emerging Halal sector, and includes presentations on identifying Halal ingredients, how to market end products, and a case study of the development of UK brand Saaf Pure Skincare.

Panel discussions to discuss certification issues

The founder of Saaf, Dr Mah Hussain, will also be taking part in a panel discussion examining the development of global standards for cosmetics and toiletries.

Also a taking part is Rafaiq Zakaria, director of the strategic management division of the Department of Standards Malaysia, which has developed the Malaysian Halal standard on cosmetics and toiletries.

Similarly, Darhim Hashim, CEO of the International Halal Integrity Alliance, who has worked with the Cosmetics and Toiletries and Fragrance Association (CTFA) of Malaysia to develop a global standard, completes the panel.

A second panel discussion examining the procedures and issues in certifying Halal cosmetics and toiletries will follow on directly from the first, rounding off the day’s events.

The second day of the conference will feature sessions devoted to product formulation, branding and marketing

For more information about the conference, please click here

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