Welcome to Halal In Travel at MIHAS 2018

Following the success of Halal in Travel at ITB Asia in 2017 and ITB Berlin in 2018, CrescentRating is excited to announce our next stop in Kuala Lumpur. the 15th Malaysia International Halal Showcase (MIHAS) is the second stop in 2018 as we aim to host in 5 cities around the world this year. Head over here to find out more about how you can be a part of our event.

Our previous Halal in Travel Conferences

The inaugural Halal in Travel conference at MIHAS will take place as part of the tradeshow. The dedicated conference will offer a combination of keynote speeches, interactive panel discussions, and specialist presentations that explore the latest trends and challenges to emerge in the Muslim travel market.

Join us at Halal in Travel MIHAS 2018

The Halal in Travel conference will be held at MIHAS and hosted by CrescentRating. 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 3606 & 3607 from 4-7 April on Level 3.

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.

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.

Zulkifly Md Said

Zulkifly Md Said is the Director General of Islamic Tourism Centre under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia. He leads the Centre’s role as an advisory body in matters pertaining to Islamic tourism, as well as complementing and supplementing the functions of the Ministry. He has served at the Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board’s Northern Region office in Penang, Malaysia and at the Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board’s overseas offices in Hong Kong, Bangkok and Istanbul.

Datuk Mohd Ilyas Zainol Abidin

Datuk Mohd Ilyas Zainol Abidin, Managing Director of Biztel Sdn Bhd – a hotel management company, has over him 40 years of experience in the hotel industry which he served 20 years in Hilton.He has made a breakthrough and caught the industry by surprise when he mooted the idea of transforming conventional hotels into what is known today as Syariah Compliant Hotel.He successfully reengineered conventional hotels by leveraging potential growth in the tourism industry in the Islamic world globally.

Dr Ghazala Khan

Dr. Ghazala has 25 years in tertiary education in Malaysia. A passionate academic,she has won numerous teaching awards - Best Lecturer Award for School of Business under the Monash University Student Association in 2005,a feat repeated the following year when she was awarded the same accolade from the Monash University Student Association.She is also a quadruple recipient for the PVC's Award for Excellence Teaching 2008-2011.

Panel Sessions and Workshop for Professionals in the Tourism Industry

MITEC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Conference: Level 1A, Room MY10
Booth: 3606 & 3607, Tourism Cluster on Level 3

5th April, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Network After Event

5th April 2018
  • 09:30 - 09:45
  • 09:45 – 10:00

    Targeting Key Muslim Travel Market: Muslim Millennial Travelers

  • 10:00 – 10:45

    Panel discussion on Muslim millennial travelers as a significant subsegment

    Moderator : Raudha Zaini, Marketing Manager, HalalTrip

  • 10:45 – 10:55

    Time to invest in Halal Travel

  • 10:55 – 11:25

    Networking Break

  • 11:25 – 11:40

    CrescentRating ASEAN Partnership Launch

  • 11:40 – 12:30

    Panel discussion on how Halal industries can leverage on growing Muslim travel market

    Moderator : Fazal Bahardeen, CEO of CrescentRating & HalalTrip

  • 12:30 – 12:45

    Speed Quiz! Stand a chance to win 6 nights stay at Shaza hotels in Makkah & Madinah for 2!

Halal in Travel at MIHAS:

5th April, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Conference: Level 1A, Room MY10 at MITEC, KL

Booth: Level 3, No. 3606 & 3607

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