Call for Applications, “OIC Youth Capital Halal Food and Fashion Festival” in Putrajaya, Malaysia


Deadline:  20 March 2017
Open to: participants between the ages of 18 and 35 years old
Venue: 8 – 9 April, 2017 in Florida Putrajaya, Malaysia

Description

Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation (ICYF-DC), an international institution affiliated to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Malaysia is organizing the “OIC Youth Capital Halal Food and Fashion Festival” in Putrajaya (Malaysia), on 8-9 April 2017. The double-fold Festival is being organized in conjunction with Grand Opening Ceremony of “Putrajaya – OIC Youth Capital 2017” a year-long International Programme approved by relevant decisions of the OIC 43rd Council of Foreign Ministers and the 3rd Islamic Conference of Youth and Sports Ministers.

OBJECTIVES

The Festival aims to bring together young entrepreneurs in the fields of Islamic fashion to showcase their projects and products as well as to exchange creative ideas, to build investment and collaborative partnerships at variety of thematic sessions. Serving as a new horizon in opening the minds of the young people to the challenging realms and norms existing in business, the festival will enable them to discuss and submit their projects and proposals to the relevant parties and possible partners.

ORGANIZERS

The main co-organizers are ICYF-DC and the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Malaysia in cooperation with the following partners:

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wisma Putra. (OIC and Regional Cooperation Division)
  • Ministry of Tourism and Culture of Malaysia
  • Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development
  • Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (JAKIM)
  • Putrajaya Cooperation
  • Malaysian Youth Council

THE FORMAT AND PROGRAMME DETAILS

The 2 days international programme is expected to bring young entrepreneurs together to contribute to the success of the event and explore new business opportunities for your projects and products. Participants will be provided with opportunity to present their projects or products in the special exhibition as well as thematic sessions.

The programme will be a combination of;

  • Exhibition – Halal Food and Fashion
  • Fashion Show, Sharing Session, Promotion of Products
  • Halal Food Showcase from OIC Member States (sharing session, promotion of products)

Participants are allowed (if desired) to bring their food and fashion products. It may be authentic national items and products which will be used to showcase, exhibit, try-out, sampled and also to be either consumed, sold, distributed or shared among participants and other attendees of the Festival & Exhibition.

Eligibility

  • To be a citizen of the OIC Member State or representative of Muslim community in non-OIC Member State;
  • Able to speak English or Arabic;
  • Aged 18 – 35;
  • To be involved with relevant activity (blogger/entrepreneur/social media activist/business(wo)man) on either Halal Food or Islamic Fashion;

Costs

Travel: The organizing committee will cover round trip travel expenses (economy class) from participant’s city of origin to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). Local transportation, including airport transfer will be also provided by the Organizers.

Accommodation and boarding: Organizers will provide full hospitality including accommodation and food for the dates of 7-10 April, 2017. An open expo concept with exhibition booth in an indoor setting will be available for the participants, upon relevant request by 30 March, 2017.

Application

The date and venue of the OIC Halal Food and Fashion Festival is 8 – 9 April, 2017 in Florida Putrajaya, Malaysia. Arrivals and departures are expected to be, respectively on 7 April and 10 April, 2017.

In order to apply, register HERE.

Important! Only selected participants will be informed.

Applications must be submitted to the ICYF-DC Secretariat (at: office@icyf-dc.org or Fax: +90 212 465 3670) by no later than 20th March 2017.

The official web-page.