Day 2 at #gulfood2023
#singapore! 🇸🇬 Thanks to the kind invitation of Ginette Christelle Symenouh, I attended a very productive networking breakfast organised by Enterprise Singapore. Then I visited Singapore pavilion and tested Mieke M H’s recipe and found out that we had a friend in common Ronnie Faizal Tan.
Then, for the second time in an about 200K crowd, I bumped in to these two when they just arrived: Nasser Deeb, CEM and Maysoun Deeb of Halal Expo Canada – Exhibition & Conference 🇨🇦 , our partner.
It’s wonderful to find fellow citizens shining when you attend these international events. I met with Mohamed Diagne, senegalese 🇸🇳 salesman for an Italian company 🇮🇹 . Then I went to my second country’s pavilion 🇫🇷, leader in the industry of meat and poultry 💪
Another pride from Senegal I met yesterday was Seye Mohamed al Mokhtar, Managing Director of La Fraiche, an established food trading company based in Dubai, servicing African countries among others.
From the crowd (it’s a huge crowd!) by a lady who, from far knew that I was senegalese, she invited me to visit their booth. I was trying to tell her that I was from #malaysia, but that didn’t last long. She is senegalese 🇸🇳 and I’m the one who didn’t realise that I was talking to a senegalese as she looked Arab 😅, that was Mailys Mourad.
I went to their booth, what a discovery! These are Agroline Sénégal, producer of the linguère tomato product. I met Samy Attieh, Mouhamadou Mansour CAMARA and Vincent Huet.
I was joined by my good friend Junaid Ali working at a leading islamic bank who kindly spend some time with me and, as always gave me great insights about the industry in Dubai and #kerala, #india 🇮🇳 strong business community. Junaid is the guy in the middle.
Another heavy weight from Canada, Riz Global Foods with their brand Gridley Meat Products LLC of my friend Syed Ali. For those interested to taste the product, today (day 3) is the day, they are at H4-D-27 (Meat and Poultry).
But the best meeting of the day was the last: I met with Jahanzeb (Jahn) Khan and Gulzeb Khan, the guys behind one of the most advanced and creative industry startup I know 4Earth Inc. from #altlanta, Georgia 🇺🇸 checkout what they do. It’s amazing to see people talented people, strong in what they do and even stronger in their belief and relation with The Lord. They are pitching today at Step in Dubaï, pray for them!
This is the Halal Economy, it’s not only about food. It’s not only about Muslims.
We hope to see you all at MITH AFRICA in May in Senegal.