Halal In Travel - Asia Summit 2018
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Welcome to Halal In Travel - Asia Summit 2018

The third Halal in Travel Asia Summit will be held once again in 2018. This year, we are excited to share our latest report insights at the conference. Remember to subscribe for the latest updates!

ITB Singapore is the next stop in 2018 as we aim to host Halal in Travel in 5 cities across the globe this year. Head over here to find out more about how you can be a part of our event.

From the successful Halal in Travel Asia Summit at ITB Asia in 2016 & 2017, CrescentRating brings their intelligence and experience on Halal tourism once again to the main stage. Gain valuable insights on Halal travel from a panel of experts and professionals in the industry.

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Join us at Halal in Travel Asia Summit 2018

The Halal in Travel Asia Summit conference will be jointly held with ITB Asia on 18th October 2018 at Level 3 Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Room 3102. This upcoming conference will a fusion of keynote speeches, interactive panel discussions, and specialist presentations that explore the latest trends and challenges to emerge in the Muslim travel market. Visit us at our booth from 17-19 October on Level B2.

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Gain Insights on Halal Tourism

Fazal Bahardeen

Fazal Bahardeen is an Entrepreneur in the Muslim Lifestyle & Travel Space. He founded CrescentRating in 2008, along with the world’s first rating system to rate travel & tourism services for their Muslim friendliness. Currently, he overlooks three leading brands in the Halal travel segment; CrescentRating, HalalTrip and Muslim Travel,Warehouse. Prior to this, he held senior management roles at Alcatel-Lucent, based in Europe & Asia.

Raudha Zaini

Raudha Zaini is the Marketing Manager of HalalTrip – a leading global community platform for Muslim travelers. She leads and manages projects with partners and International Tourism Boards in destination marketing and campaigns. Her aim is to translate her passion for travel as a millennial into innovative products that offer useful and unique experiences to all Muslim travelers.

Aisha Islam

Aisha Islam is Vice President, Consumer Products, South East Asia, Mastercard. She manages Consumer Products for Malaysia and Indonesia. In this role, her focus is to create a sustainable competitive advantage for Mastercard consumer products, overseeing product strategy, management of consumer products in line with regional trends, product delivery, portfolio management and identifying business-building opportunities.

Ms. Barkathunnisha

Nisha is the founder and principal consultant of Elevated Consultancy and Training. She is a management consultant, tourism/hospitality practitioner, corporate trainer and academic with more than 25 years extensive experience. Nisha provides strategic management/ marketing consultation and involved in human capacity building in emerging destinations. Nisha has been a keynote speaker, panellist, presenter and guest lecturer at conferences, exhibitions and in academic institutions. She is currently pursuing her PhD in the area of tourism.

Rushdi Siddiqui

Rushdi Siddiqui was a Co-Founder & CEO of Zilzar, USA and Malaysia-based.zilzar.com, a B2B e-commerce platform, and zilzarlife.com Muslim Lifestyle website. Rushdi is among the Top 50 of Islamica 500, The 500 who make the Islamic Economy. He is a mentor for McKinsey Youth Leadership Academy(YLA) 2015 Malaysia, YLA is a leadership development program for local university students. He is also a co-founder of Shekra, World’s first Islamic Crowd Funding.

Carel Stadler

Carel Stadler has extensive professional and management experience in destination marketing and management as well as the event industry. He is currently employed by Cape Town Tourism as Trade & Partnership Manager where he is responsible for the business strategic objectives through the operational management of the various strategic partners, trade platforms and programmes.

Sujimy Mohamad

Sujimy Mohamad - Marketing Consultant & Content Creator The 30-year veteran in the media industry honed his skills early in the backrooms of broadcasting stations. Today, this National University of Singapore alumnus is a prominent member of the TV industry and well-known amongst advertisers and ad agencies for creating effective and viral marketing videos. Sujimy is also a social media influencer with more than 150,000 followers. His vlogs have garnered between 500k to 3.2 million views reaching out to 7 million people.

Chris Nader

Chris Nader is Shaza Hotels’ Vice President, in charge of the group’s development globally. He has seen the birth of the company and was involved in setting up the brand’s identity and positioning, establishing its values and philosophy, as well as creating signature products ranging from dining concepts to Spas and Kids’ Clubs. With such in depth understanding of the brand, he naturally developed into a key player of the company’s growth strategy, boosting its development activities across the globe. He was also instrumental in the creation of Shaza’s new upscale brand “Mysk by Shaza”. Based in Dubai, Chris’ role is to double the group’s portfolio in the next few years. He also holds the position of Vice President – Development Middle East and Africa for Kempinski, the renowned European luxury hotel operator and shareholder of Shaza Hotels.

Panel Sessions and Workshop for Professionals in the Tourism Industry

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Level 3 Sands Expo and Convention Centre Room 3102

18th October 2018
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Network After Event

18th October 2018
  • 10:30 - 10:45

    Latest insights on the Muslim Travel Market

    Fazal Bahardeen, CEO of CrescentRating will set the stage for the panel discussions by addressing the latest insights on the Muslim Travel market.

  • 10:45 - 11:05

    Launch of the Muslim Travel Report by MasterCard and Halal Trip.

  • 11:05 - 11:25

    In the Spotlight : A One on One Interview

  • 11:25 - 11:55

    Panel Session:

    Moderator : Chris Nader, Marketing Manager, HalalTrip
    Going Digital: How Online Has Shaped Muslim Travel Behavior

  • 11:55 - 12:05

    Investing in Halal Travel

  • 12:05 - 12:20

    Networking Break

  • 12:20 - 12:30

    10 Key Halal Travel Trends 2018 by CrescentRating

  • 12:30 - 01:00

    Panel Session:

    What’s Next? Developing the Halal travel market in the service & destination sectors
    Moderator : Rushdi Siddiqui - Advisory Board, Wall Street Blockchain Alliance

  • 01:00 - 01:20

    Converse with HalalTrip's Farah (The AI Chatbot)

  • 01:20 - 01:30

    Muslim Travel Trivia

    Stand to chance to win attractive prizes

Event Location

18th October 2018

10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Conference: Room 3102, Level 3 Sands

Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore

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