What exactly is "halal"?

"Halal" refers to things or actions that are permitted from an Islamic point of view. This includes compliance with Islamic food requirements. For example, meat from chickens, cattle and sheep is considered halal, while pork, alcohol, drugs and any animals not slaughtered in accordance with the rules are prohibited, or "haram". There are various seals for halal products on the market. In the food industry, halal is a seal of quality, similar to "organic" or "vegan". In the cosmetics sector, the halal seal stands for the fact that no animal experiments have been conducted. In the EU, however, the term "halal" is not legally defined. What is allowed and prohibited is interpreted in various ways, depending on the Islamic denomination or school of jurisprudence.

What is the target audience for the new event?

The fair is aimed at wholesale and retail trade, supermarkets, gastronomy (restaurants, snack bars, catering), hotels, food laboratories, manufacturers of cosmetic product, sales firms, tour operators and travel agencies as well as consumers.

How many exhibitors are anticipated?

Some 50 domestic and international manufacturers, wholesalers and service providers like Çiftçi, Yörem, YAYLA, Baladna and Honeyletter Productions will be presenting their latest halal products and services at the three-day event.

What else can visitors expect to see at the fair?

At the first edition of the event, HALAL Hannover will concentrate on the food and beverage, cosmetics and travel industries. A special culinary zone where visitors can sample halal food and beverages is also planned.

What other topics will the supporting conference cover?

Experts from Germany and abroad will discuss political, economic and social halal issues such as animal welfare and animal protection. Other topics on the agenda include the certification of halal products and the production and marketing of halal foods. The conference will also focus on the expanding halal travel market. Since more and more Muslims are enthusiastic about traveling, the tourism industry is increasingly adapting to the needs of Muslims.