On 7 March a reception arranged for the International Women’s Day took place in the Embassy of Singapore. The guests discussed the role of women in history, global economy, politics and social life. It was obvious that the organizers had prepared everything thoroughly: the event programme included interesting materials, video presentations and reports. One of the speakers invited by the Ambassador of Singapore Ms Lim Kheng Hua, was Madina Kalimullina, Islamic Economy and Finance advisor of the head of the Russia Muftis Council administration, managing partner of Moscow Halal Expo.
Apart from the main topic of the reception, the participants also discussed the question of production and supply of halal goods in Singapore. The ambassador noted that it was difficult for companies to enter the halal market without additional support; they needed financial investments to organize the process and come into the spotlight. From this perspective, participating in Moscow Halal Expo could provide Singaporean companies with many opportunities, since they would be able to make a name for themselves, to find business partners and to establish cooperation with different companies. Madina Kalimullina spoke about the plans for the Exhibition in 2017 and explained how Singaporean companies could participate in the event.