- Gain Insights on Halal Tourism

- Line-up of High Quality Speakers, Sessions & Workshops

- Exclusive Release of MasterCard-CrescentRating Muslim Millennial Travel Report

Welcome to Halal In Travel - Asia Summit 2017

ITB Asia, “Asia’s Leading Travel Trade Show”, has extended its partnership with CrescentRating to deliver another exclusive insights programme into the $220 billion Muslim travel market. Riding on the success of the inaugural Summit last year, the partnership will see CrescentRating host its second “Halal in Travel – Asia Summit 2017” conference as part of this year’s ITB Asia.

With more than 50 percent of Muslims under the age of 30 years*, insights and discussions on the impact of Muslim Millennial travellers on destinations and businesses, as well as the latest developments in the digital and social media space will take centre stage at this year’s conference.

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For more information on last year's event, visit ITB Asia 2016

Join us at Halal in Travel Summit

Stay tuned for the release of an exclusive MasterCard-CrescentRating Muslim Millennial Travel Report.

Watch the launch of GMTI 2017 here

Gain Insights on Halal Tourism

The “Halal in Travel” conference will take place as part of ITB Asia 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.

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.

Atikah Amalina

Passionate about giving voice and agency to women, and living a mindful and purposeful life,Atikah seeks to inspire others to live focusing on purpose, authenticity, and giving back tosociety. Through her blog www.thetudungtraveller.com and Instagram account, she writes the story of the human spirit, her solo travels, and social advocacy, particularly from her lensas a Malay/Muslim woman. As the Vice-President of The Codette Project, she supports young minority women interested in tech. In addition to that, she teaches English and Literature in a secondary school.

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.

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.

Mamoun Hmedan

Mamoun Hmedan joined Wego in 2013 as Manager, Media Sales for MENA, playing a pivotal role in establishing Wego’s media business, while launching Wego’s Private Advertising Marketplace. Promoted to General Manager in April 2014, Hmedan continued to scale the media business while developing key commercial partnerships. In 2015, he assumed the position of Managing Director, Wego MENA and India, helming a growing commercial team from Wego’s Dubai HQ.

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.

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.

Aliza Kim

Aliza Kim is a Thai-American whose warm and bubbly personality has gained her attention as a well-accepted Public Figure, and TV & Social Media Personality. Aliza holds a Double Bachelors Degree from Boston College, USA, in Economics and Sociology, and a Masters in Business Administration from Denver University, USA, in International Business Marketing. In addition to this she holds a Diploma in Islamic Studies from AREES University and is a Certified TEFL and Business English Instructor from the Worldwide Language Institute

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.

Clement Wong

Clement Wong is the Founder and CEO of BeMyGuest, a travel technology provider to Activities, tours and attraction operators, connecting them to the various travel verticals such as airlines, accommodation providers, online and offline travel agencies. In a space of five years, he has brought BeMyGuest to be the global leader for Asian activities, tours and attractions content. BeMyGuest’s technology is now being used by 4,000+ operators globally, and the top airlines, hotels and online travel agencies are working with BeMyGuest as partners.

Nurhafihz Noor

Nurhafihz Noor (BBA, MSc) is the manager of SCIIMA, the Singapore Chapter of the International Islamic Marketing Association, and sits as a council member at IIMA. He has a decade of experience in various marketing positions and industries targeting Muslim markets, and has published peer-reviewed journal papers and books on Islamic Marketing. He has spoken at events including the Global Islamic Marketing Conferences in Turkey and Morocco, and is the first Chartered Marketer (UK) and Certified Islamic Marketer (IIMA) in Singapore.

More speakers to be announced soon

Panel Sessions and Workshop for Professionals in the Tourism Industry

Level 3 Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

26th October 2017 9.30am to 12.30pm

100 Seats Available for Booking

Network After Event

26th October 2017
  • 09:30 - 09:35

    Opening Remarks

  • 09:35 - 09:50

    Latest insights on the Muslim Travel Market

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

  • 09:50 - 10:10

    Launch of MasterCard-CrescentRating Muslim Millennial Travel Report

  • 10:10 - 10:50

    Session 1: Muslim Millennials: A New Frontier

    Moderator: Nurhafihz Noor, Manager of SCIIMA, the Singapore Chapter of the International Islamic Marketing Association
    Key insights from Millennials from key sectors on the Muslim Millennials travel market.

  • 10:50 - 11:05

    Networking Break

  • 11:05 - 11:15

    Muslim Travels Trivia

    Stand a chance to win attractive prizes

  • 11:15 - 11:55

    Session 2: Travel, Technology and the Muslim Millennial

    Influencers and experts opinions from social media platforms on Millennials shaping and driving the future social media habits.

  • 11:55 - 12:25

    Session 3: Strategic Destination Branding towards a booming Muslim Youth Market

    Moderator : Fazal Bahardeen, CEO of CrescentRating
    Insights from global tourism stakeholders on how to curate destinations to capitalise the domestic and outbound boom in Muslim travel.

  • 12:25 - 12:30

    Closing Remarks

Event Location

- Level 3 Conference Room

- Marina Bay Sands

- 10 Bayfront Ave

- Singapore 018956

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Halal In Travel - Asia Summit 2017 is open to ITB Asia Trade Show delegates attending the full 3-day conference only.

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