On 10 October, 2010, from 12pm till 7pm, Glasgow Central Mosque Hall will play host to the UK’s first Be Halal exhibition, showcasing a free day of excellent Halal entertainment and exhibitions, providing something for the whole family to enjoy. The event will be a fresh and exciting way of bringing Halal products and suppliers together with the prosperous Muslim Community in Scotland and give the opportunity for traditional Muslim-focused companies to expand their customer base and showcase genuine products and services.
Irfan Younis, founding director of Oceanic Consulting – the UK’s leading ethnic consulting and promotions company, highlighted the importance of such an event to the Muslim community in the country;
“The current Muslim population in the UK is estimated at 1.9 million and growing, currently representing 3.2% of the total population. The Muslim community in Britain has an estimated spending power of over £20.5 billion meaning extensive market potential. Be Halal will allow for greater awareness of Halal products and services, and allow the Muslim community to show its economic strength.”
The Be Halal exhibition on 10th October, 2010 is only part of a much bigger campaign to raise the profile of traditional Muslim focused businesses. The concept will further see the launch of an online directory as well as the launch of a bi-annual magazine and thus the continual promotion of Be Halal in the coming years. More information, including Exhibition and sponsorship opportunities can be found on the official website www.behalal.info
With regards to Halal products, Muslim buying behaviour is closely linked with core values. Thus the Glasgow Central Mosque is an ideal location to house the exhibition as it symbolises Muslim tradition as
well as authenticity. Glasgow Central Mosque Hall is located in the city centre on the south side of the River Clyde. Its location is extremely easy to find with excellent transport links, and allows for visitors to come from all over the city and the surrounding areas.
The main sponsor of this event is the Halal Monitoring Committee (HMC).
Exhibiters include; Simras Fashion House, Delicious Too, Je Roche Fashion House, Saima Jewles, Candylicious and Amina-Muslim resource centre
Be Halal’s official charity partners are Islamic Relief and Kidney Research UK.
Islamic Relief is a UK based charity which aims to alleviate the suffering of the world’s poorest people. It is an independent Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) founded in 1984 by Dr Hany El Banna. For more information on Islamic Research visit their website at www.islamic-relief.org.uk .
Kidney Research UK fund life-saving research into kidney disease, to improve the quality of life for those with kidney disorders and to increase public awareness of kidney health. For further information on Kidney Research UK visit their website www.kidneyresearchuk.org