Halal Tourism Conference2014 to discuss challenges and opportunities

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Spain, September 5, 2014 (STAT):-The world’s first-ever international conference exploring halal tourism has  confirmed its expert speaker line-up for its inaugural event next month.

The Halal Tourism Conference 2014, which is being held in Spain in the next three weeks, has created a diverse speaker line-up from around the globe to discuss the opportunities and challenges that halal tourism  presents for the industry.

With a market capitalisation of $140 billion in 2013 and increasing year-by-year, halal tourism  is one of the fastest growing sectors in the industry.

Speakers now include renowned  hoteliers, tourism ministers, halal tourism experts and global marketing specialists.

“The Halal Tourism Conference 2014 is really excited to announce the speakers joining the fantastic line-up,” said Tasneem Mahmood, Director of CM Media, who are organising the event.

“We have put together a very diverse line-up who will really set out the agenda during the two-day conference. These are provocative thought leaders which will give our delegates a complete look at the halal tourism  industry.

“It will also provide the perfect opportunity for those who attend to facilitate business partnerships and  knowledge sharing.”

Esthy Reko Astuty, Director General of Tourism Marketing, Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Republic of Indonesia, who will also speak at the event, said: “Halal Tourism conference is a perfect forum to network with all the international key people in halal tourism industry and to turn the world’s attention towards Indonesia as the top of mind Muslim friendly destination.

The two-day event, which is being sponsored by Turkish Airlines, will host around 500 delegates and exhibitors from the Middle East, Far East and Europe including those currently active in halal tourism and countries looking for help to break into this sector.

It includes tourism boards, tour agencies, tour operators, restaurants, media, hotels and airlines. The event will also feature seminars from  industry experts, workshops, networking sessions and an exhibition

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