Halal Tourism in Lombok West Nusa Tenggara Indonesia
Halal Tourism: Assessed managed to lift the economic growth of NTB through the development of tourism sector. Governor of NTB, DR. TGH M Zaenul Majdi, on March 8 – 11, 2017, was invited to speak at the national seminar “Islamic Economic Days II”, organized by the Islamic Economics Forum (IsEF), and fully supported by SEBI Depok-Jakarta Islamic High School.
In addition to the Governor of NTB who will speak to bring the material “Halal tourism for economic development of Indonesia”, the committee also invited the Regent of North Lombok, Dr. H. Najmul Ahyar SH, MH, with the theme that will be delivered is “Implementation of halal tourism to accelerate the pace of regional economy”.
“We of the Islamics Economics Forum (IsEF) organization will carry out a series of activities called” Islamic Economic Days II “as a form and effort to explore the potential of Indonesia’s halal industry to improve the national economy,” said Chairman of Islamic Economic Forum (IsEF) Darihan Mubarak , in a press release received by Radar Lombok on Tuesday (10/1).
According to Darihan, recently Halal Industry is growing rapidly in many countries in the world, both of which have Muslim majority or minority population, such as Japan, Taiwan, China and Thailand.
The trend of halal lifestyle consumers is increasing and growing rapidly. Even based on research results Reuters, global Muslim shopping for food only
reached 1.2 trillion US dollars in 2014, and is predicted to reach 1.58 trillion US dollars by 2020.
Global halal markets and halal lifestyle sectors, including travel, fashion, media and recreation, medicine, and cosmetics reach 1.8 trillion US dollars in 2014. Its value is projected to rise to 2.6 trillion dollars by 2020.
But even so, according to Global Islamic Economic Report 2015-2016,
Indonesia currently occupies the tenth position in the world’s halal industry and market. Where the first rank is occupied by neighboring countries, Malaysia, then followed UAE (United Arab Emirates), Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Jordan, new Indonesia.
“Malaysia is ahead of Indonesia in the development of halal industry. Although Indonesia actually has a greater potential than Malaysia. Especially with the Muslim population 80% to 85% of 250 million people, Indonesia should not just be a market. But also become a major player is a manufacturer, “said Darihan.
The issuance of Law No. 33 of 2014 on Product Warranty
Halal (UU JPH) continued Darihan, it still has not been implemented optimally. Because Indonesia is still not ready, both in terms of preparation of institutional infrastructure, derivative regulations, human resources, as well as other supporting capacities such as financing rules, requirements for establishment of Halal Product Institution (LPH) and adequate technology.
The purpose of this activity is Darihan, which is to strengthen the general public’s understanding of Islamic economy, so as to contribute to Indonesia. In addition to optimizing the development of halal industry in Indonesia, so as to compete in the International level.
“Most importantly, this activity can also socialize about the potential development of Islamic economy in Indonesia, in support of national economic growth. Also can explore the potential of students in Islamic economics, “please Darihan.
The event will be attended by around 600 national level participants, consisting of 450 students and 150 general public. Be it from the academics, practitioners, and others. “In addition to the national seminar as the core activities, Islamic Economic Days II will also hold various races, such as Innovative Challenge, D ‘Battle Of Islamic Economic, Muslimpreneur Competition, and Young Design Muslims,” beber Darihan.
As for the speakers in the national seminar, in addition to the Governor of NTB and Bupati KLU, the committee also invited the Minister of Tourism RI, DR Arief Yahya, as the keynote speaker, as well as a number of speakers such as Dr. Ing Ilham Akbar Habibie, MBA (Chairman of ISMI), Prof. Dr. Bambang Sudibyo (Chairman of BAZNAS), and Sigit Pramono, SE, Ak, MSACC (Chairman STEI SEBI).