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Brief on World Halal Conference (WHC) 2017



The World Halal Conference (WHC) is an international thought leadership conference held annually converging Government representatives, business leaders, halal industry players, entrepreneurs, scholars and stakeholders from all over the world to Kuala Lumpur, with the common aspiration to further accelerate global halal industry growth. This conference has also in the past, provided the ideal platform for intellectual discourse on issues pivotal to halal industry development and also inspired wealth creation through novel findings and innovation.

Among the concurrent events to be held during the week is the 10th World Halal Conference (WHC) 2017 on the 4th and 5th April 2017 at the Mahkota Ballroom, Istana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. Organised by the Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC), WHC is a renowned annual conference hosting halal stakeholders in unison, to share our experiences and expertise, deliberate on a common platform the challenges facing the industry and chart the future direction of the global halal industry.

The event will feature a Main Conference with a Ministerial Roundtable Session, Global Leaders Panel Session, several concurrent plenary sessions on specific components within the halal eco-system and a Business Networking Galleria by WHC collaborating partners. We hope you would be able to benefit from this Conference featuring the theme “The World Halal Conference 2017: The Uprising Economy”. Participation to this event is complimentary and by invitation only. All travelling costs, transportation and accommodation shall be borne by participants. The dress code is smart and appropriate business attire.

The World Halal Conference (WHC) this year will bring together Heads of Governments and prominent leaders to deliberate on how the halal industry can resolve halal socio-economic issues. While halal is the new source of economic growth, we should also ascertain from which angle this can help the world find a solution to the halal economy issues.

The event is targeted to lure more than 1,000 participants. The Conference provides the opportunity for many business leaders and halal stakeholders to raise their concerns on issues and challenges faced in the global halal industry. It has also succeeded in channelling pertinent deliberations and resolutions which contributed towards enhancing Malaysia’s leading role in the development of the global halal industry. The participants will comprise of delegation members, researchers and many others who are committed to the development of global halal knowledge and global halal industry. We are certain that a program of this nature can assist in transforming the economic and socio-economic well-being of any nation.

The two-day event will also feature a Main Conference with a Ministerial Roundtable Session, Global Leaders Panel Session, several concurrent plenary sessions on specific components within the halal eco-system, emerging areas such as halal vaccine and halal nutraceuticals and a Business Networking Galleria by WHC collaborating partners.

The Halal Excellence Award will also be presented to honour personalities and leading halal industry players who has contributed significantly towards Malaysia’s leadership in global halal industry development.

The Business Networking Galleria expected to facilitate the need for small business meetings, networking and one-to-one sessions. The Galleria will also showcase products and services by collaborating partners, in view of their support and commitment to the national Halal agenda and the WHC.

In the preceding years, WHC accolades its successes in channelling pertinent deliberations and resolutions which has contributed towards enhancing Malaysia’s leading role in the development of the global halal industry and thought leadership referral on matters relating to halal by interested foreign Governments. WHC will continue to respond to the momentum which is building up in promoting the convergence of components within the halal eco-system, towards the creation of a sustainable and lucrative Halal Economy.