Conference Programme

3 & 4 APRIL 2019

LEVEL 1, MALAYSIA INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND EXHIBITION CENTRE (MITEC), KUALA LUMPUR

DAY 1, 3rd April 2019 ( WEDNESDAY )
Time Event
08:30am – 09:30am

REGISTRATION

Arrival of Delegates, Guests and VIPs

09:30am – 09:45am

Doa Recital

Welcome Remark

10:00am – 11:15am

AMBASSADORS SESSION : LEVERAGING THE HALAL INDUSTRY TO BOOST GLOBAL INTEGRATION

Consumers worldwide, both Muslim and non-Muslims, are increasingly seeking ethical and sustainable options, with the aim of safeguarding the future of humanity, and of our planet. As halal industry continues to globalise due to rising international demand, it must harness and socially responsible parallel to the principles of the United Nation’s SDGs, ultimately, beneficial to the global population.

Panellists:

  • H.E. Jesper Vahr, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Denmark
  • H.E. Andrew John Lech Goledzinowski AM, High Commissioner of Australia
  • H.E. Khalid Ghanim Mohammad Alghaith, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of United Arab Emirates

Moderator:

  • YBhg. Tan Sri Dato' Dr. Michael Yeoh, President of Kingsley Strategic Institute
11:30am – 1:00pm

MINISTERIAL PANEL : GLOBAL HALAL ECONOMIC REVOLUTION

The emerging trends (e.g. digitalization, Industry Revolution (IR4.0), etc.) have become increasingly important in the transformation of global economy in recent years. Can the emerging trends drive the halal economy to transform the global economy?

 

Panellists:

  • The Hon. Senator Dr. Radzi Jidin, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Economic Affairs
  • H.E. Yong-Rae Kim, Deputy Minister for Trade, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy Republic of Korea
  • H.E. Abdulgani M. Macatoman, Undersecretary, Special Concerns Concurrent Undersecretary, Trade and Promotions Group, Department of Trade & Industry Republic of Philippines

Moderator:

  • YBhg. Tan Sri Dato' Dr. Michael Yeoh, President of Kingsley Strategic Institute

Special Address

  • The Hon. Dato' Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, Minister of Economic Affairs, Malaysia
1:00pm – 02:00pm

BUSINESS LUNCHEON (BY INVITATION ONLY)

Hosted by The Hon. Dato' Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, Minister of Economic Affairs Malaysia

Press Conference

02:30pm – 03:15pm

IN CONVERSATION WITH

  • Mr. Mohamed Geraldez, Entrepreneur & Investor in Fashion, Technology, Finance and Food, United States of America
03:30pm – 05:00pm

CAPTAINS OF INDUSTRY PANEL : GLOBAL HALAL INDUSTRY IN 2030 – A VISION

Strengthening ties with regional and international economies is the key foundation to the nation's transition to becoming a high value-added, high-income economy. Global integration and strategic collaborations will enhance opportunities for Malaysia and other countries to capitalise on the diverse comparative advantages of nations. What are the effects of these integration and collaborations to the industry?

Panellists:

  • Mr. Leonard Ariff Abdul Shatar, Group Managing Director of Duopharma Biotech Berhad
  • Mr. Azmir Jaafar,Managing Director and Local Operating Partner of McDonald’s Malaysia
  • YBhg. Dato' Azman Shah Mohd Yusof, Chief Executive Officer of Northport Malaysia Berhad
  • Mr. Henrik Björkqvist Eidvall, Senior general Manager - Singapore & Malaysia Consumer International Sales & Export Arla Foods, Denmark

Moderator:

  • Ms. Farah Rosley, Partner, Business Tax Services Ernst & Young Tax Consultants Sdn Bhd

END OF DAY 1



DAY 2, 4th April 2019 ( THURSDAY )
Time Event
09:00am – 09:45am

REGISTRATION

Arrival of Delegates, Guests and VIPs

10:00am – 11:30am

CONTRIBUTION OF ISLAMIC FINANCE TOWARDS HALAL ECONOMIC GROWTH

Islamic Finance's goal is to foster inclusive growth, to support the livelihoods and aspirations of humankind worldwide. Islamic Finance has been practiced for centuries around the world and has increased in prominence in recent years. The global halal industry represents a major opportunity for the growth of Islamic finance models on an international level. The successes of the halal industry could help to promote Islamic finance, while the increased use of Islamic finance models and mechanisms, help to ensure "end-to-end Shariah compliance", making sure that the global halal industry is run, in both a successful and an ethical manner. These two key facets need to exist in a symbiotic relationship if we are to witness the continued expansion of a robust halal economy.

Panellists:

  • YBhg. Dato' Dr. Afifi Al-Akiti, Fellow of The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies and Orang Besar 8 Perak
  • Mr. Jasani Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer of Hong Leong Islamic Bank Berhad
  • Mr. Mazlan Ahmad, Executive Chairman of Finterra
  • Mr. Mohamed Rafe Mohamed Haneef, Deputy President of Association of Islamic Banking and Financial Institutions Malaysia (AIBIM) / Chief Executive Officer of CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad

Moderator:

  • Mr. Mohammad Ali Shah, Head of Islamic Digital Economy & Fintech of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)
11:45am – 12:30pm

SHAPING A SUSTAINABLE HALAL ECOSYSTEM

Insights on Malaysia’s Halal industry blue print of adopting holistic approach on the sustainable Halal Ecosystem, not limited to certification, but also supply chain, halal sector, good governance pratices dedicated to foster a robust economy.

Panellists:

  • YBrs. Dr. Khalid Abdul Hamid, Director of Service Industry Section, Ministry of Economic Affairs
  • YM Engku Ahmad Kamel, Director Economics and Investment of Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA)
  • Mr. Ahmad Khairuddin Abdul Rahim, Executive Director Manufacturing Development of Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA)
  • YBhg. Datuk Noripah Kamso, Chairman of Bank Rakyat

Moderator:

  • Mr. Richard Record, Lead Economist, Macroeconomic, Trade and Investment Global Practice of World Bank
12:30pm – 02:00pm

BUSINESS NETWORKING LUNCH

02:15pm – 03:15pm

SHAPING THE FUTURE OF HALAL HEALTHCARE

The concept of halal healthcare services can be defined as healthcare products or services offered by healthcare institutions which cater to the needs of Muslim patients while fulfilling specific requirements of the Shariah. Perception of Muslim consumers towards "Halal-ness" of Healthcare e.g. blood transfusion, vaccination and healthcare services (preferences on doctor, nurses, facilities etc). How extensive is the concept available to the Muslim patients?

Panellists:

  • YBhg. Datuk Dr. Zulkifli Ismail, Paediatricians and Paediatrics Cardiologist of Kumpulan Perubatan Johor (KPJ) Selangor Specialist Hospital
  • YB. Dr. Afif Bahardin, Penang State Executive Councillor for Agriculture and Agro-based Industries, Rural Development and Health

Moderator:

  • YBrs. Dr. Liyana Dhamirah Aminuddin, Internal Medicine Specialist and Lecturer of Faculty of Medicine, UiTM
03:30pm - 04:45pm

EMERGING HALAL SECTOR

The rise of Halal Tourism, Modest Fashion Clothing and Halal Media & Branding. In-depth deliberation on emerging Muslim travellers' behavioural patterns as well as consumers purchasing trends.

Panellists:

  • YBhg. Datuk Isham Ishak, Secretary General Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia
  • Mr. Mohamed Geraldez, Entrepreneur & Investor in Fashion, Technology, Finance and Food, United States of America
  • Ms. Rabia Zargarpur, Fashion Entrepreneur, CEO and Creative Director of multi-award winning and pioneering Ethical Modest Designer Brand, "Rabia Z.”, United Arab Emirates

Moderator:

  • Mr. Faeez Fadhilah, Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder of Tripfez and Salam Standard
05:00pm

CLOSING CEREMONY BY

  • The Hon. Senator Dr. Mohd Radzi Md Jidin, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Economic Affairs

END OF CONFERENCE

3 APRIL 2019 ( WEDNESDAY )

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP PARALLEL SESSION

03.30pm - 04.30pm

OPPORTUNITIES IN HALAL INDUSTRY: INDONESIA, VIETNAM AND KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA (BY INVITATION)

Panellist:

  • Prof. Ir. Sukoso, Head of Badan Penyelenggara Jaminan Produk Halal, Ministry of Religious Affairs Indonesia
  • Mr. Khalid S. Halawani, Commercial Adviser, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Mr. Ramlan Osman, Chief Transformation Officer of Vietnam Halal

Moderator:

  • Mr. Eizaz Azhar, General Manager of Commercial Division Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC)

Venue: MY10, Level 1A



4 APRIL 2019 ( THURSDAY )

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP PARALLEL SESSION

09.00am - 01.00pm

MODEST FASHION: GROWING YOUR HALAL BUSINESS (BY INVITATION)

The business of Halal is rapidly expanding and in the last decade has undergone a global evolution as a powerful market force. Players from huge multinationals to small enterprises are looking for opportunities to capture a share of this growing, lucrative market. No longer a mere religious obligation or observance for Muslims, Halal has now become a global symbol for quality assurance and lifestyle choice. Western countries have also recognised the emerging global trend in consumerism towards Halal products and services, and are now racing to gain a footing in the industry thus making protecting the integrity of the entire value chain increasingly important. The future IS Halal, no doubt. The question is, how do you grow? Through a mindset? Capital? Or wealth? Identify the 'Muslim Futurism and Islamic Branding', demystify the 'Halal Branding' and 'Halal', master the secrets of capital mechanism and grow your Halal Brand exponentially into a multimillion business.

Panellist:

  • Ms. Rabia Zargarpur, Fashion Entrepreneur, CEO and Creative Director of multi-award winning and pioneering Ethical Modest Designer Brand, "Rabia Z."
  • Mr. Wan Sazriz Wan Zaid, Chief Executive Officer of PMB Tijari Berhad
  • Ms. Anida Salwani, Editor of Majalah Jelita

Moderator:

  • Mr. Nazril Idrus, Group CEO of Precession Capital Berhad

Venue: MY16, Level 1A

 

DISCLAIMER / NOTES:

  • The Organisers reserve the right to alter the content and timing of the programme in the best interest of the Conference and is not responsible for cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • The Organisers accepts no responsibility for statements made orally or in written material distributed by any speaker at the conference. In addition, the Organisers are not responsible for any copying, republication or redistributions of such statements.
  • Programme as of 30th March 2019.