Halal industries: Trends and opportunities

Crawford School of Public Policy

Event details

Indonesia Study Group

Date & time

Tuesday 22 November 2022


Acton Theatre Level 1, JG Crawford Building #132, Lennox Crossing, ANU


Mr Mohamed Hage (AACCI), Dr Eva Nisa (ANU), Adj. Prof. Peter McKenna (Venturenauts)


Alex Gotts

2:30-4:30pm (AEDT) // 10:30am-12:30pm (WIB)

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Muslims form the largest non-Christian religious community in Australia. On Australia’s doorstep are emerging economies with large Muslim populations, such as Indonesia and India. With growing middle classes spurring demand, the global Halal market is projected to increase from its current value of $4 trillion to $7 trillion in 2030. However, to take advantage of this opportunity, producers must have Halal certification. This workshop will examine trends in Halal industries both here and globally, as well as the challenges and opportunities. There will be presentations from Mr Mohamed Hage OAM, Dr Eva Nisa and Adj. Prof. Peter McKenna with opening remarks from Prof. Blane Lewis (ANU), HE Siswo Pramono, Indonesian Ambassador to Australia, and Mr Ridwaan Jadwat (DFAT).

Mohamed Hage (Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry) will discuss economic and market opportunities for the Halal industry in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) economies and beyond. He will share strategies for providing further resilience and supporting economic growth.

Eva Nisa (ANU) will examine the development of thriving Halal industries in Malaysia and Indonesia. She will discuss the drivers of this growth and what it means for Australia.

Peter McKenna (Venturenauts) will explore opportunities and challenges of the halal industry in Australia, and demonstration of a possible halal industry development project based on blockchain technology.

Please stay for Halal refreshments after the seminar (4:00-4:30)

About the speakers

Mohamed Hage is the President and National Chairman, Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Mohamed’s background includes delivering and leading the research insights into capital allocations and investment markets to multi-institutional and government clients. This includes the oversight into strategic investments globally in private and public markets across infrastructure, real estate, private equity and emerging markets.

Eva Nisa is a cultural anthropologist and expert in Islamic studies. Her research and publications focus on the intersections between religious, cultural, political, economic, legal, social, and philosophical aspects of peoples’ lives.

Peter McKenna is the CEO and Co-Founder Venturenauts, Chief Strategist Guru Advantage, previous Vice-President Australia-ASEAN Business Council, Adjunct Professor National University of Malaysia.

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