Date: November 29- December 2, 2018
Venue: Istanbul, Turkey
Afghanistan has been hosted in the World Halal Summit and 6th OIC Halal Expo from Nov 29 to Dec 2, 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey for the very first time in the last 6 years and AWCCI was privileged to be the only partner from Afghanistan. AWCCI facilitated the participation of 10 women owned companies from Nangarhar, Bamyan, Mazar and Kabul from Jewelry, Handicrafts, Show pieces of semi-precious stones, Carpet, Apparel, Saffaron and Dry fruits. The overall sales of these 10 businesses were around USD 2000. The biggest achievement of Afghan businesswomen was making connections with the businesses from Turkey, Africa, Europe and other International countries. The ten women owned businesses had deals on Dry Fruits, Show pieces of Semi-Precious stones and other handicrafts, and handmade bags worth around USD 600,000. AWCCI is grateful for the efforts made by our H.E. First Lady, General Consulate in Istanbul, Commercial Attache in Istanbul, the sponsors, AIB, Roshan and Kam Air to make women’s participation possible. AWCCI also thanks the World Halal Summit and Halal Expo for working with AWCCI from Afghanstan as its counterpart.