Phuket Halal International Forum and Andaman Muslim Expo, 2011 has been organised by the PAO, Sheikhul Islam Office, The Central Islamic Committee of Thailand, The Central Islamic Committee of Phuket, Islamic Bank of Thailand, Southern Border Provinces Administration Centre, Islamic Health Promotion Foundation, and National Food Institute. The event will be held from 22th – 25th June 2011 at Phuket Graceland Resort & Spa and Saphan-Hin center stage.
Phuket Andaman Halal Event is divided into two parts; the first is an exhibition, which has Halal products from several provinces, especially the South. The second is an academic forum. Approximately 20 countries will discuss about how they set the standard of Halal in each country. As examples, some countries are unable to display Halal abel for blood and other countries are unable to display Halal label which show chicken has been killed by a non Islamic process. The meeting aims to create a global standard for Halal labels.
Furthermore, this event will promote the development of the Halal food industry in Thailand, and tourism in Phuket. Phuket will be the exchange center of Halal products and services for provinces in Andaman area.
Mr. Paiboon Upatising, the President of Phuket Provincial Administrative Organization (PPAO) said “This event will generate over 100 million Baht, as did the event two years ago, for which we received very good feedback. Now there are tourists from 20 countries attending the expo and they have booked more than 100 rooms. There are still many tourist coming to the Andaman area during this time”