International Halal Authority Board (IHAB)

The International Halal Authority Board (IHAB) General Assembly is a closed-door intellectual discussion of renowned halal authorities worldwide, all working towards the harmonisation of the global halal systems and standards among member organisations

Membership to the Board is open only for halal standard authorities as well as halal certification bodies worldwide. Among IHAB’s functions include implementing certification procedures for Halal certifiers, as well as implementing Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs) between halal standard authorities.

IHAB is also a platform that works to harmonise the global halal operations and standards as well as the facilitator of global halal certification and cooperation within the industry.

1st April 2019
Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
9 am to 1 pm


Day 1

8.00 am Participants’ Registration
9.00 am Doa Recitation
9.05 am Keynote Address – Harmonising Halal Through Malaysia Halal Centre of
Excellent (MALAYSIAHALALCoE) Official Launching of 2nd IHAB General Assembly by :
YB Hajjah Fuziah Salleh – Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department
9.30 am Presentation 1 – Halal Dilemma in Trade and Overseas Market
Presenter: Tan Sri Dr. Mohamad Munir Abdul Majid – Chairman, ASEAN Business Advisory
Council (ASEAN BAC)
10.00 am Presentation 2 – Halal integrity in Global Market
Presenter: Dato’ Dr. Sirajuddin Bin Suhaimee – Director, Malaysia Halal Council
10.30 am Mini Dialogue 1– Global Halal Perspective
– Dato’ Dr. Sirajuddin Suhaimee – Director, Malaysia Halal Council, JAKIM
– Prof. Ir. Sukoso – Director General of Agency on Halal Product Assurance of Ministry of Religious Affairs of Indonesia (BPJPH)
– H.E. Abdullah Al Maeeni – Director General, Emirates Authority for Standardization & Metrology (ESMA)Moderator : Datuk Fadillah Baharin – Director General, Department of Standards Malaysia
11.00 am Tea Break & Networking
11.15 am Meeting Agenda:

  1. Acceptance of 1st IHAB General Assembly Resolution
  2. Structure of IHAB
  3. Strategic Master Plan of IHAB
  4. IHAB Programme’s Calendar

Proposal on the 1st Board Governance Meeting

12.45 pm 1) Resolution

Adjourn the 2nd International Authority Board General Assembly

1.00 pm Lunch, Solat & Networking

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