New Zealand Asia Institute


The following programme outlines the day's proceedings, which consists of a day conference featuring a number of speakers and the evening lecture features a presentation by Tony Egan.


Copies of presentations are available to view in PDF format from the Other publications database by Publication type: Papers and presentations.

View copies of the Asia Dialogue presentations


Here are copies of video presentations given by two of the speakers at the conference.

Kairat Karmanov
View video presentation (5:41)

Ahmed Khalid
View video presentation (9:02)

Day session: 8.45am-5.30pm

 Time Speaker   Topic
8.45am Arrival tea and coffee  
9am Professor Greg Whittred Welcome
  Professor Hugh Whittaker New Zealand Asia Institute
  Tan Sri Halim Saad Opening remarks
  Dato' Seri Jamil Bidin and Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Syed Jalaludin The global halal economy and the Malaysia halal hub - opportunities for New Zealand
  Associate Professor Manuka Henare and Bruce Shepherd New Zealand iwi and the halal economy
  Dato’ Yusli Mohamad Yusoff Islamic finance and halal currency as an enabler for halal trade
12.15pm Lunch (prayer room available for delegates)  
1.30pm Ahmed Abdul Khalid Funding opportunities for investment in the halal industry
  Dr Kathy Lloyd New Zealand’s Malaysian halal re-certification and its implications for opportunities in other Islamic Nations
3.10pm Afternoon tea  
  Dr Anwar Ghani New Zealand and FIANZ halal certification system for Muslim markets
  Mr Kairat Karmanov The Kazakh halal market – emerging opportunities for New Zealand
  Concluding comments  
  Refreshments and networking  

Evening lecture: 6-7.30pm

 Time Speaker   Topic
6pm Refreshments and networking  
6.30pm Welcome  
6.40pm Tony Egan How halal trade relations have successfully helped New Zealand become one of the world’s leading exporters of premium halal products
7.15pm Q&A session  
7.30pm Evening lecture concludes