Agriculture and Halal Food Chain: Key areas of opportunities include: investment opportunities across the Halal Food value chain; Halal Food SMEs seeking Islamic financing for working capital, trade financing and expansion needs; M & A opportunities; organic and pure/wholesome (Tayyab) new products; Halal ingredients; building global or regional brands that deliver on halal integrity.
Islamic Finance: Key areas of opportunities include: convergence of Islamic Finance/ capital with Halal Food and lifestyle sectors; Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) funds as well as wider impact investment and social entrepreneurship financing; Hajj/Umrah savings and funds; infrastructure spending across large African markets; crowd funding and SME financing.
Halal Travel: Key areas of opportunities include: Family-friendly and business travel cross-over appeal to Muslim-friendly services; luxury Muslim market segment; Halal travel as commercial real-estate investment opportunity; Hajj funds; Halal-themed packages; Muslim heritage gifts/souvenirs; e-commerce, mobile, social media marketing platforms.
Modest Fashion: Key areas of opportunities include: digital/e-commerce platform; expansion of online start-up brands with retail outlets, physical stores, franchising and distribution partnerships; western Muslim markets as the largest segment; better target marketing platforms; OIC-based exporters; cross-sell to other faith-based, modest-conscious consumers, with global brand positioning.
Media and Recreation: Key areas of opportunities include: broadening the genre; gaming; marketing partnerships with other Halal lifestyle sectors; western Muslim markets; digital media content; integrating technology/new media, social media (Google Glass for apps, Oculus for virtual/ augmented reality); develop globally branded Halal media and celebrities or regional icons.
Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics: Key areas of opportunities include: African markets; Halal vaccines; ingredients manufacturing; partner with major retailers and overcome political stigma over Halal brands.