Uniting Leaders and Influencers for Impactful Community Dialogue

September 21st, 2023

Brussels, Belgium – The Halal Food Council of Europe (HFCE) proudly hosted the inaugural Belgium Muslim Community Convention at the Hotel Steigenberger in Brussels on September 19-20, 2023. This significant event marked a substantial step in uniting prominent organisations, leaders, and influencers from the Muslim community across Belgium and Europe. The convention centred on showcasing community work, addressing key issues and concerns of the Belgium and European Muslim community, and vocalising the need to collaborate for meaningful community impact.

A Gathering for Meaningful Exchange:

The convention emerged as a vital forum for discussing challenges and opportunities within the Belgium and European Muslim community. It served as a platform for:

  • Highlighting the contributions of various Muslim organisations and leaders.
  • Addressing central concerns and issues faced by the Muslim community in Belgium and Europe.
  • Emphasising the importance of unity and collaboration for meaningful community impact.


A Pioneering Initiative by HFCE:

“As the first of its kind, this convention represents a significant step forward for our community,” said Salman Chaudry, Vice President of HFCE. “It’s about bringing together voices that matter, to discuss, ideate, and work towards solutions that have a real and positive impact.”


Community Response and Future Directions:

The response to the convention has been overwhelmingly positive, with attendees praising its organisation and the depth of discussions. The event has set a precedent for future gatherings and established a framework for ongoing dialogue and cooperation within the community.


Next Steps:

Encouraged by the success of this inaugural event, HFCE is already in the planning stages for next year’s convention, promising to build on the foundations laid this year.


About HFCE:

The Halal Food Council of Europe (HFCE) is dedicated to supporting and advocating for the Muslim community’s needs and interests across Europe. As a leader in Halal certification, HFCE is committed to initiatives that promote unity, understanding, and collaborative progress.

For more information on the event or future initiatives, please contact us at halal@hfce.eu.