31 October 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) and the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) have launched the first of its kind Halal Trade and Marketing Centre, in the presence of His Excellency Rustam Noor Ali Minnikhanov, President of the Russian Republic of Tatarstan and His Excellency Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy and Chairman of DIEDC. The announcement was made on the sidelines of the 4th Global Islamic Economy Summit (GIES), an event that is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai at Madinat Jumeirah on October 30-31.
The Halal Trade & Marketing Center (HTMC) is a global business development center focused on the Halal economy opportunities for manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors of Halal economy products and services. It is hosted at DAFZA, however substantially supported by key partners across the Halal economy ecosystem. This will be achieved by facilitating services in three key categories; market intelligence, halal compliance, and growth support services.