Malaysia: Halal fair Mihas postponed to 2021

Dato’ Wan Latiff Wan Musa, CEO Matrade. (Photo: Kemal Calik)

Due to the developments related to the coronavirus, the international fair Mihas in Kuala Lumpur is being postponed. The date for next year will be determined later.

The Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade) announced the postponement of the 17th Malaysia International Halal Showcase (Mihas) which was scheduled to take place from 1st to 4th September 2020 to next year. The decision was made after taking into account the Covid-19 pandemic, and the adverse impacts that could jeopardise the show’s reputation if it were to proceed.

A quick survey made among Malaysian exhibitors also validated the concerns raised by foreign exhibitors about possible meagre number of visitors and buyers to visit the show, in view of the travel restrictions imposed by many countries around the world.

According to Dato’ Wan Latiff, CEO of Matrade “The postponement of the show to 2021, is for the best interest of our exhibitors and buyers. The present environment is very challenging, and we believe it would affect the effectiveness of the show. The date for next year will be determined later depending on the development of the pandemic. By deferring it to 2021, it will allow our local and foreign exhibitors to appraise their strategies and calibrate for the changed environment”.