By Zareef Muzammil
SHAH ALAM, March 19 — The Selangor International Halal Conference (Selhac) 2023 event held last week managed to record up to RM57.4 million in business matches, surpassing its RM50 million initial target.
State executive councillor for halal industry Mohd Zawawi Ahmad Mughni said this was a result of the collaboration between leading suppliers and supermarkets, both domestic and international.
He expects an increase in transactions over the course of the next few weeks, as there are companies which are still interested in making business matches.
“Currently we are in the process of tallying the final figures, as there are still more (companies) who want to make business matches.
“This is because they could not do so during Selhac, due to a lack of time,” he told the press after officiating the Selangor-level Consumer Day programme, at Dewan Teratai in Section 19 yesterday.
Meanwhile, Mohd Zawawi said he has received positive feedback from Selhac’s exhibitors over the course of the three-day event, which ran from March 10 to March 12 at the Kuala Lumpur Trade Centre.
“These exhibitors sent in written responses to inform us of new markets. One example is those who do business supplying vending machines and products.
“Those supplying products go into the vending machine, which can earn up to RM300,000 by itself,” he said.
Alongside state agencies like Menteri Besar Selangor (Incorporated) or MBI and the Selangor Islamic Religious Department.
In addition to the participation of state agencies including the Selangor Menteri Besar (Incorporation) or MBI and the Selangor Islamic Religious Department, the conference also saw Bank Islam, Bank Muamalat, Penang Halal International, and Melaka Halal Hub take part.
Notable brands that were featured in Selhac include Farm Fresh Malaysia, Sate Kajang Hj Samuri, Nims Crispy Chocotub, Restoran Hameediyah, and Yayasan Hijrah Selangor.
Selhac was first organised in March last year at the Shah Alam Convention Center (SACC), where over 200 exhibitors participated with a record of RM37.73 million in transactions.