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Asian Games 2010 is taking place in Guangzhou, China from the 12th to the 27th of November 2010. There is quite a big delegation of Muslim athletes, officers and spectators who are visting the city for these games.

Guangzhou has a rich history and has a lot in store for the Muslim visitor. If you happen to be in the city, the Great Mosque of Guangzhou also called the Huaisheng Mosque or the Guangta Mosque is a must visit. It is thought to be one of the oldest surviving Masaajid in China. Not very far from the Masjid, in Jeifang Lu, a tomb of a Sahaba can be found.

In the run up to the World Halal Forum Europe, being held in London at the Earls Court Conference Centre on 10-11 November 2010, HalalFocus talks to Abdalhamid Evans, the WHF Europe Project Director.

HF - Can you give us some background on the World Halal Forum?

AH - The WHF was first started in 2006 in Malaysia, and it was really a matter of being in the right place at the right time. The then-Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi had made Halal part of the development programme for Malaysia, so there was a good political climate for this. Up to that point, there had been no reference to the

After succesfull first World Halal Forum in The Hague in November 2009, the 2nd World Halal Forum Europe 2010 will be London on the 10th and 11th November 2010 at the Earls Court Conference Centre. The Conference theme is

Commonwealth Games, the third largest world sports event, is going to be held in the capital of India, Delhi during 3-14 October 2010. It is a unique, world class, multi sport event held once every four years, started as the British Empire Games in 1930 and last held in Melbourne Australia in 2006

Commonwealth games will be represented by 71 countries and 8000 athletes and team officials. More than 100,000 tourists are expected to visit the city during the games.

Tie up between Islamic Tourism Conference & Travel Mart Exhibition provides wider scope for industry players.

Kuala Lumpur, 27.08.10 - The International Islamic Tourism Conference & Travel Mart (ITCM), with the theme "Harvesting the Potential of Intra-Regional Islamic Travel & Tourism" has received encouraging response from industry players, according to a statement from the organizers.

The Inaugural "Halaal" Conference & Exhibition 2010" was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on the 16th February. This pioneering event, organised by UTO EduConsult (Pvt) Ltd, brought together experts and practitioners from Sri Lanka and overseas. In the sectors such as Tourism, Food, Banking, Finance and Pharmaceuticals, the concept of "Halaal" is now playing a vital role in the decision making process of many companies. The Conference highlighted how the "Halaal" industry can be a driver for growth in Sri Lanka and the region.

In addition to the main Conference, the two-day event also include an Exhibition open to the general public as well as two technical sessions.

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