MIPR minister opens international seminar on Halal Science & Innovative Product Development
Jerudong - The Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources (MIPR) through the Halal Industry Innovation Centre, held an international seminar on Halal Science & Innovative Product Development yesterday.
The event took place at the Indera Samudera, Grand Hall, The Empire Hotel & Country Club in Jerudong.
The guest of honour who officiated the seminar was the Minister of MIPR, Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Utama Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Yahya bin Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Haji Bakar.
The opening ceremony began with the recitation of al-Quran followed by a keynote address from the guest of honour prior to the official opening of the international seminar.
The two-day international seminar on the theme 'Making Connections - Finding Solutions' aims to share original works of world-class scientists in the Halal field on the cutting-edge technologies and advancements related to Halal science and product development and concurrently to create an international platform for interaction on Halal science and Halal business between participants and international Halal experts.
During the opening ceremony, the event also saw the presence of the Permanent Secretary and Deputy Permanent Secretaries at MIPR, Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Finance, international and local speakers, senior government officers from MIPR, the Prime Minister's Office, the Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Ministry of Health, as well as other government agencies and academic institutions in the Sultanate.
Throughout the two-day seminar, the discussion is divided into three sessions - Halal Science Innovation, Halal Detection or Certification and Halal Innovative Product Development.
Session one began after the official launch of the seminar yesterday and the second and third session will continue today.
Twenty-five papers are to be presented by various international speakers from Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Netherlands, Thailand, USA, Malaysia, France and Australia which will also include six local speakers from the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA), Ministry of Health (MoH), Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), Halal Industry Innovation Centre; Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources and the State Mufti's Department.
The event saw more than 250 participants from local and foreign countries attending the seminar.
--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin