Global Halal Industry Congress (GHIC)

The latest highlight with the objective to further strengthen the halal compliance of the entire supply chain among the Malaysia Halal certificate holders locally and globally.

GHIC is a new initiative introduced this year to strengthen halal compliance amongst Halal certificate holders within the industry. Targeted at the Malaysia halal certificate holders, both local and foreign, GHIC will be focusing on dialogues between the relevant authorities and participating industry players to find solutions for improving the management of halal supply chain, market access as well as as well as trade facilitation. As the industry moves toward a “friendly Halal industry” approach, GHIC aims to create a new paradigm shift amongst Halal industry players in fully grasping the core values and principles of the Malaysia Halal Standard.

The 1st GHIC will be held on 3rd of April at Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) Kuala Lumpur. This event is open and will be involving the authorities and Halal certificate holders from Malaysia and all over the world. The number of participants is targeted at 2,000 seats.

3rd April 2019
Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC) Kuala Lumpur
9:30 am to 5 pm

Target Audience

Malaysia Halal Certificate Holders local and international


RM350 per person (Malaysian Delegate)
USD100 per person (International Delegate)

*HRDF Claimable for Malaysian Companies Only
*Get 10% discount for any HCBC/IHTCDP ticket purchased


7.00 am Participants’ Registration
8.30 am Arrival of Guests and VVIP

Arrival of YB Datuk Seri Mujahid Yusof  – Minister  in the Prime Minister’s Department
Arrival of YB Datuk Seri Azmin Ali – Minister of Economic Affairs

9.00 am Arrival of YAB Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad – Prime Minister of Malaysia
9.30 am Opening Ceremony Global Halal Summit 2019 

YAB Tun Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia

Official Launching of Global Halal Summit 2019 

10.10 am Tea Break and Networking
10.30 am Forum 1– Global Halal Perspective

– Dato’ Dr. Sirajuddin Suhaimee – Director, Malaysia Halal Council Secretariat, JAKIM
– H.E. Mr. Ihsan Ovut – Secretary General Director, Standard and Metrology Institute for the Islamic Countries (SMIIC)
– Mr. Nabil Molla– Former Secretary General of Standardization Organization of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GSO)
– Mr. Zafir Soylu– Chairman of the Board of Halal Accreditation Agency, Turkey

Moderator : Datuk Fadilah Baharin – Director General, Department of Standards Malaysia

11.30 am Special Address 

H.E. Mr. Emir Hadzikadunić, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Bosnia and Herzegovina

11.45 am  Forum 2– Malaysia Halal Related Authorities

– Dr. Marzuki Zakaria– Director of Biosecurity & SPS Management Division, Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) Malaysia
– Mr Ahmad Nadzri bin Sulaiman– Director of Policy, Strategic Planning and Standard CODEX Division, Ministry of Health Malaysia
– Hj. Rosli Ahmad – Deputy Director, Enforcement (Policy), Enforcement Division, Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Malaysia

Moderator : Mr Othman Md Yusoff – Chairman Halal Committee, Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM)

1.00 pm Lunch Break and Solat
2.30 pm Forum 3 – Trade Facilitation

– Dr. Shamsiah Abdul Karim – Senior Vice President, Shariah and Product Development, Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad
– Dato’ Mohammad Faiz Azmi – Executive Chairman, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Malaysia
– Datuk Wan Suraya Wan Mohd Radzi – Chief Secretary, Ministry of Entrepreneur Development

Moderator : Dato’ Wan Latiff Wan Musa – Chief Executive Officer, Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE)

3.30 pm Special Address

H.E. Dr. Mohammad Ibn Abdulkarim Alissa – Secretary General, Muslim World League

3.45 pm Forum 4 – Industry Revolution 4.0

– Dato’ Mohammad Radhi Abdul Razak– Deputy Director, Ministry of Economic Affairs
– Mr Bront Palarae – Chief Executive Officer, Pixelplay Sdn Bhd
– Dato’ Norhalim Yunus – Chief Executive Officer, Malaysia Technology Development Corporation (MTDC)

Moderator : Dato’ Hasan Azhari Haji Idris – Chief Executive Officer, Invest Selangor Bhd

4.30 pm Forum 5 – Innovation in Halal

– Mr. Naser Jaafar  – Chief Executive Officer, Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM)
– Dato’ Seri Ibrahim Bin Haji Ahmad – Executive Chairman, Brahim Holdings Berhad
– Mr. Mohd Roslan bin Mohd Saludin – General Manager, Syariah & Halal Compliance, QSR Brands
– Mr. Shahruny Mohd Akil – Director Site Service, BASF PETRONAS Chemicals Sdn Bhd

Moderator : Dr. Mohd Iskandar Illyas Tan – Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, HOLISTICS Lab Sdn Bhd

5.30 pm End of Congress

*Please note that the programme is subject to change, and will be updated continuously up to the event’s date

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