Halal In Travel - Mihas 2019

Welcome to Halal In Travel at MIHAS 2019

Following the success of Halal in Travel at ITB Asia in 2018 and Halal in Travel at Uzakrota Summit in 2018, CrescentRating is excited to announce our next stop in Kuala Lumpur. The 16th Malaysia International Halal Showcase (MIHAS) is the next stop in 2019 as we aim to host in multiple 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 2019

The Halal in Travel conference will be held at MIHAS on 4th April 2019 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 our booth 1S10 at level 1, Hall 4 from 3rd-6th April 2019 to learn how we can help grow your business.

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.

Devesh Kuwadekar

Devesh Kuwadekar is currently Vice President and Head of Market Development with Mastercard and based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Devesh is responsible for driving Mastercard’s engagement with Banks, Non-Banks, Government entities, Merchants, Payment facilitators, Airline and Travel segment in Malaysia and Brunei. Prior to his current role, Devesh spent over 12 years in various capacities with Qatar Airways in Doha, with his last role as Sr Manager Business Development and Marketing for Qatar Duty Free, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qatar Airways.

Emmy Abdul Alim

Emmy Abdul Alim is editor for Salaam Gateway, the global Islamic economy portal. She has been covering the Islamic economy since 2010 when she started reporting on Islamic finance. Her work with Salaam Gateway since the portal’s launch in 2015 also covers the halal and Islamic lifestyle sectors. Emmy is based in Singapore.

Adnan & Samia

Adnan comes from a background in Criminal Justice / International Relations while Samia has a background in Government & Special Education, together they founded Halal Tourism USA which started helping American Muslims looking to travel the halal way and now has grown into fan following from Muslims/Non-Muslims around the world reaching over 100k+ people!

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.

Cédomir Nestorovic

Professor Cédomir Nestorovic is Professor of International Marketing and Geopolitics at ESSEC Business School. He has taught at ESSEC for more than 20 years and is also the Academic Co-Director of the MBA program at the Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain, as well as a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Islamic Marketing edited by Emerald. He was awarded the title of “Professor of the Week” by The Financial Times in 2012

Nur Hazirah Jamaludin

Nur Hazirah Jamaludin is the Content Manager of HalalTrip – a leading global community platform for Muslim travelers. She manages content across all platforms and is enthusiastic about making travel accessible for everyone. Her goal is to manage a platform that appeals and remains ever-relevant to Muslim millennials who desire to travel across the globe.

Shinya Yokoyama

Halal Media Japan is Japan’s Halal leading portal site. Yoko-san has been helping SMEs to develop overseas business since 1992. He holds MBA degree from Kenichi Ohmae Graduate School of Business and awarded encouragement award for his work titled “Management Strategy for Japanese SMEs in Halal Industry”. He was also awarded Entrepreneur Honouree 2016 from Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

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.

Panel Sessions and Workshop for Professionals in the Tourism Industry

MITEC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Conference: Level 1A, rooms MY 12 & 13
Booth 1S10 at level 1, Hall 4 from 3rd-6th April

4th April, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Network After Event

4th April 2019
  • 09:30 - 09:40

    Opening remarks

  • 09:40 - 09:50

    Latest insights on the Muslim Travel Market

  • 09:50 – 10:10

    Digital Muslim Travel Report 2018 insights

  • 10:10 – 10:55

    Panel Discussion: Redefining the digital landscape for Muslim Travelers

    Moderator:Raudha Zaini Marketing Manager, HalalTrip

  • 10:55 – 11:15

    Halal Travel Frontier 2019 insights

  • 11:15 – 12:00

    Panel Discussion: An Industry perspective on Halal Travel Trends in 2019

    Moderator:Emmy Abdul Alim, Editor, Salaam Gateway

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Halal in Travel at MIHAS:

4th April, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Conference: Level 1A, rooms MY 12 & 13

Booth: 1S10 at level 1, Hall 4 from 3rd-6th April

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