Doing business during Halal Expo

The largest B2B Halal fair of Europe

The largest B2B Halal fair in Europe; The European Halal Expo 2018, the trade fair for entrepreneurs of the Halal industry, takes place from 20 to 21 June 2018 in Jaarbeurs Utrecht – the Netherlands.
With more than 50 Million Muslim inhabitants, Europe is one of the most important and valued markets for halal producers. With its remarkable growth in recent years, the current value of the global Halal sector is estimated at over $ 3.6 trillion today. The share of the European halal industry is almost 70 billion dollars. In Europe alone, future growth in the sector is expected to reach 10% to 20% per year.
Located in the heart of Europe, the Netherlands is therefore the ideal place to bring together entrepreneurs from the global Halal industry.

European Halal Expo 2018 - Teaser



Utrecht is a great city for strolling around. The Utrecht canals, with their docks and wharf cellars, are quite unique. The 12th century Oudegracht canal was built to change the course of the Oude Rijn river. Large city castles were built alongside it and, in the 13th century, shipyards were built at water level as second streets. Today, the canals and shipyards have been turned into a unique entertainment centre with restaurants, cafes and bars lining the waterways. Explore Utrechts' canals, peek into courtyards and secret gardens and discover the impressive citadels, forts and castles. The most popular form of transport to do so is the bicycle!


Jaarbeurs is situated right next to Utrecht central station and is therefore easily accessible by train. From the station, follow the signs 'Jaarbeursplein'; the Beatrixgebouw and the Jaarbeurs complex are only a few minutes on foot.


You'll find accommodations in all price classes nearby. Try a simple hostel in the city centre or a five-star hotel in a monumental building.

Halal Industry News

Learn about the latest developments and trends in the global halal industry

Halal Food Private Equity: Opportunities and Challenges

by miran on November 8, 2017

Halal Food can reach its full potential with the help of Private Equity, and that potential is very exciting stretching across multiple fast growth sectors, but the industry is held back today by a lack of streamlined regulation and limited available financing where, unfortunately, the story hasn’t changed much since 2016. ‘’ PRIVATE EQUITY: Private

Drivers of halal food and beverage markets

by miran on November 8, 2017

The halal market is a complex and fragmented jigsaw puzzle, still fluid and expanding. Variables based on cultural assumptions, habits and preferences, different interpretations of the Islamic law and the global nature of food-product supply chains add to this complexity. To understand the growth and evolution of the halal market, it is useful to focus

OVERVIEW-The Dutch halal market: Accessing a high growth opportunity

by miran on December 28, 2017

Demand for halal products in the Netherlands is on the rise, as the domestic Muslim population grows. However, confusion about the true meaning of halal has led to misunderstandings and missed opportunities. How can food companies better address the needs of the country’s growing Muslim population? The Dutch population surpassed the 17 million mark earlier