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DAFZA, ICIE host halal blockchain forum

Event attracts diplomats, investors and entrepreneurs from nations with an interest in halal finance

Gulf News

Dubai: The International Centre of Islamic Economy (ICIE) and Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) have launched a halal digital chain project and blockchain forum.

The first forum was attended by diplomats, investors and entrepreneurs from Australia, China, Malaysia, Nigeria and Pakistan, and other nations with significant halal interests.

Amnah Lootah, Assistant Director General — Finance, Commercial and Customer Relation division, Foster of DAFZA Innovation and Future Unit, said, “This forum is part of endeavours to adopt the latest technologies that contribute to achieving the goals of Dubai Smart Plan 2021, which aims to make Dubai the smartest city in the world. It also supports the Islamic economy and the development of the UAE’s Halal sector, which ranked first in the Arab World and second globally in the Islamic Economy Index of 2016.”