Despite the global economic crisis, this year’s “Buyers Sellers Meet” managed to attract about 400 buyers from 53 countries, and more than 900 Malaysian exporters, representing various sectors in the halal industry including Jentayu Emas Trading promoting halal money, Dinar and Dirham.
The global economic crisis has bought attention to Islamic Finance as an alternative for both Muslim and non- Muslim customers. Though it currently accounts for just 1% of the global market, the Islamic finance industry’s value is growing at around 15% a year, and could reach $ 4 trillion in 5 years, up from $ 500 billion today.
With the theme “The Spreading Influence of Halal”, the event is seen as catalyst for Malaysian companies as well as international buyers to capitalize on business opportunities in the rapid globalised world. Using “ Buyers Sellers Meet” as the platform, both buyers and sellers can have direct interaction which helps to access market potential, widen and strengthen business networking, as well as building up confidence in business relationship.