THE Penang International Halal Expo and Conference (Pihec) 2013 will be held for the fourth consecutive year from Jan 18 to Jan 20 next year.
State Religious Affairs, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Committee chairman Datuk Abdul Malik Abul Kassim (pic) said the annual event would be held concurrently at Penang International Sports Arena and Eastin Hotel Penang.
“We expect more than 30,000 international participants and delegates from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand.
“The expo will comprise some 200 booths represented by local and international industry players,” he told a press conference at the state assembly building.
Abdul Malik said the state’s halal facilitation agency was also working towards organising the Chief Ministers and Governors Forum during the expo.
“Among some of the vibrant activities are stage performances, Islamic fashion show, Islamic quizzes and product demonstrations,” he said.
The expo is the second international halal event in the country after the Malaysia International Halal Showcase.
Participants are encouraged to register early for discounts. For details, call 04-2625444.