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SGS is to host a 45-minute webinar to provide an overview of the Halal market.


07 Oct 2014


07 Oct 2014

The objective of this webinar (45-minute presentation / 15-minute Q&A) is to provide an overview of the Halal market, its current status and forecast growth, highlight the key points of differentiation amongst the different Halal certification standards, discuss the importance of a global, harmonized Halal standard and identify key requirements in Halal certification.


  • The Global Halal market: Diversity of Halal – food & services; importance of Halal; market size, trends & forecasts
  • Global Halal Certification: Existing certification in Muslim and non-Muslim countries; key similarities and differences,  self-certification issues,  harmonisation of standards and practices
  • Common requirements in Halal Certification
  • Conclusions

Morning Registration Link

Tuesday, 7 October 2014 9:00, GMT Summer Time (London, GMT+01:00)

Afternoon Registration Link

Tuesday, 7 October 2014 14:00, GMT Summer Time (London, GMT+01:00)


Evangelia Komitopolulou - SGS Global Technical Manager – Food

Evangelia is responsible for providing technical support to the global network of certification and auditor teams and is the Product Manager for SGS Halal Certification Services. Evangelia is an expert food microbiologist with specific areas of experience in microbiological risk assessment and specifications, food processing and preservation. Evangelia is recognised for her involvement in the development and validation of microbial detection and antimicrobial assay methodologies as well as the identification and evaluation of novel and natural antimicrobial systems in food preservation. With a career which includes over 10 years spent in food technical consultancy, trouble-shooting and contract applied research and development, Evangelia is also the author and editor of many technical reports and articles.

Shaykh Tauqir Ishaq-  Head of Certification, Halal Authority Board (HAB)

Shaykh Tauqir is an International Lecturer in various Islamic Sciences and has published papers and books on different aspects of Islamic Law.  He has been involved with halal and halal certification for the past 20 years and currently heads the certification team at the Halal Authority Board in the UK.  He has co-authored the first world-wide halal standards for a range of halal products and services and has expertise on a wide range of halal issues and halal production.  He is also familiar with the various schools of Islamic thought and the similarities and differences regarding halal and haram in this regard.