On Sunday 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.
Amit Arora, Business Development Director for organisers Oceanic Consulting voiced his support for the event;
“With a wide variety of exhibition stands on show, the event has something for the whole family to enjoy. Among the exhibitors there are stalls showcasing not only Halal foods, but a whole host of Halal services and entertainment. We are confident that this Sunday’s event will be a great success and a great opportunity for both Muslim focused companies and the general public alike.”
Along with the exhibition stands, the day’s most unique entertainment will be in the form of a local X-Factor style contest, showcasing the vocal talents of numerous budding Islamic artists in a series of round elimination followed by a final. The winner will be chosen by an external judge and the winner will receive a Lindt Chocolate Bouquet worth £75 courtesy of Chocolate Posies. Spaces are still available to perform at the Islamic Factor on 10 October, 2010, from 12pm till 7pm. The competition is Nasheed singing only and all entrants should prepare three songs if they wish for a chance to progress to the semi finals/ finals. For more information concerning the Islamic Factor or to enter the competition, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0141 420 1333
The Be Halal exhibition on 10th October is 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
A full list of up to date Exhibitors includes; Simras Fashion House, Delicious Too, Je Roche Fashion House, Saima Jewles, Candylicious, Islamic Relief, Halal Monitoring Committee, Amina-Muslim resource centre, Taj Mahal, Lyca Mobile, Well Foundation, Minuteman Press, Muslim Association, Malaysian sports social and cultural club, Scottish Police Muslim Association, Aisha Fabrics, SCDEA, Tahira mehandi/Glitters tattoo, Oceanic Hair & Beauty, Chocolate Posies, Signature Creations , Pardah collections, Chaand Bazaar, Minhaj-ul-Quran, Friends of Alaksha , Banana Leaf and a Calligrapher
The main sponsors of this event are the Halal Monitoring Committee (HMC), Lyca Mobile, Single Muslim.com and Oceanic Hair and Beauty.
Be Halal’s official charity partner is Islamic Relief UK.