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Thailand Halal Assembly 2017

30 November 2017 (Readers 708)


More than 1,000 delegates from various countries are expected to attend the Thailand Halal Assembly 2017, being held at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Center (BITEC) in Bangkok from 30 November to 3 December 2017.
 
The Thailand Halal Assembly, the fourth of its kind, is organized jointly by the Halal Science Center Chulalongkorn University and the Central Islamic Council of Thailand. It attracts participation from business executives, academics, government officials, and eminent personalities from ASEAN countries, the Asia-Pacific region, and worldwide.
 
Among key sub-events are the Halal Science Industry and Business International Conference, Thailand International Halal Expo 2017, and Halal SMEs and Startups Symposium. This year, the organizers have opted for the theme: "Halal Wisdom: Convergence of Science, Technology, and Islamic Arts.
 
The Thai government has given strong support to the Thailand Halal Assembly. Out of the 650 million people in the 10 ASEAN countries, 46 percent are Muslims. The Muslim population worldwide is about 1.6 billion, or 23 percent of the total global population.
 
According to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT),Thailand is projecting strong growth in visitors from Muslim countries, such as Indonesia, Malaysia, and Bangladesh, all of which are within two-three hours flying time from various Thai cities. In addition, visitors from the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Kuwait already comprise the highest-spending category of visitors to Thailand.
 
TAT and Halal Science Center Chulalongkorn University are coordinating a special seminar "Halal Tourism in Thailand at the Thailand Halal Assembly 2017. The seminar, to be held on 3 December 2017, between 09.00 12.30 hr, will focus on ways to help Thailand attract more visitors from the Islamic countries. It also aims to enhance the ability of Thai-Muslim tourism entrepreneurs to upgrade the quality of their products and services in order to cater to this promising market.


Foreign Office, The Government Public Relations Department, Office of the Prime Minister
9 Rama VI Road, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

Fax : (+66) 2618 2358 E-mail : prforeign@prd.go.th
 
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