Conference Programme

4 & 5 APRIL 2018

MANDARIN ORIENTAL, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

DAY 1, 4th April 2018 ( WEDNESDAY )
Time Event
08:30am – 09:30am

REGISTRATION

Arrival of Delegates, Guests and VIPs

09:30am – 11:00am

GAME CHANGER: ECONOMIC REVOLUTION

WHC2018 aims at accelerating competitive and inclusive economies around the world by enhancing the understanding of potentials of an Islamic Economy; facilitating public-private collaboration to improve competitiveness and inclusive growth performance of particular economies and regions; building a foundation to network; and collaborating with stakeholders across the world even in countries where Muslims are the minority. Will the improved global economic situation in 2018 bring about a positive or negative impact to the growth of the Islamic Economy? Will the world capture this opportunity?

Panelists:

  • YBhg. Datuk Isham Ishak
    Deputy Secretary General (Trade), Ministry of International Trade & Industry, Malaysia
  • H.E. Maria Castillo Fernandez
    Ambassador and Head of Delegation of the EU to Malaysia
  • H.E. Andrew Goledzinowski AM
    Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia

Moderator:

  • Tan Sri Dato' Dr. Michael Yeoh
    Chief Executive Officer, Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI), Malaysia
11:00am – 12:30pm

MINISTERIAL PANEL – GLOBAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

Panelists:

  • The Hon. Datuk Chua Tee Yong
    Deputy Minister of International Trade & Industry (MITI), Malaysia
  • H.E. Abdulgani Macatoman
    Assistant Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry, Philippines

Moderator:

  • Tan Sri Dato' Dr. Michael Yeoh
    Chief Executive Officer, Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI), Malaysia
12:30pm – 01:30pm

OPENING SESSION OF THE WORLD HALAL WEEK 2018

Doa Recital

Welcoming Remarks by the The Hon. Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan, Minister at the Prime Minister's Department, Malaysia

Opening Address by The Hon. Dato' Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Press Conference

01:30pm – 02:30pm

BUSINESS NETWORKING LUNCH

02:30pm – 04:00pm

EMERGING TRENDS OF GLOBAL ECONOMY AND IMPLICATIONS TO MALAYSIA'S HALAL INDUSTRY

According to International Monetary Fund (IMF), the global economy is gaining momentum in investment, manufacturing, and trade related activities. The world growth is expected to rise from 3.1% in 2016 to 3.5% in 2017 and 3.6% in 2018. The emerging trends (e.g. digitalization, Industry Revolution 4.0, etc.) have become increasingly important in the transformation of global economy in recent years. Can these rising trends drive the transformation and growth of the global economy? How do these trends apply to Malaysia and be adopted in the Halal industry? With halal agenda at the forefront, the session panels will share views on emerging global economic trends and the challenges they pose, current economic landscape, and appropriately posit directions to capitalise the emerging trends based on strategic industries and initiatives. Panels will impart to the audience a number of initiatives undertaken to improve innovations and competitiveness, and to internationalize businesses.

Panelists:

  • Mr. Alois Hofbauer
    Chief Executive Officer, Nestle (Malaysia) Berhad
  • Mr. Gareth McGeown
    Chief Executive Officer, Coca-Cola Bottlers Malaysia
  • Mr. Tarang Gupta
    Managing Director, Dutch Lady Malaysia
  • Dr. Sven Crone
    Managing Director of BASF PETRONAS Chemicals Sdn Bhd

Moderator:

  • Dr. Anthony Dass
    Chief Economist/ Head of AmBank Research, AmBank Group

END OF DAY 1



DAY 2, 5th April 2018 ( THURSDAY )
Time Event
09:00am – 10:00am

REGISTRATION

Arrival of Delegates, Guests and VIPs

10:00am – 12:30pm

INTERNATIONALISATION OF ISLAMIC ECONOMY: GLOBAL INTEGRATION AND STRATEGIC COLLABORATION

Strengthening ties with regional and international economies is the key foundation to the nation's transition to becoming a high value-added, highincome economy. Stronger cross-border linkages will serve to enhance the Islamic Economy by expanding the market for demand, increasing capital accumulation and improving factor productivity. 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 these nations? What are the considerations to be taken into account in ensuring the best interest of each nation? Session panels will discuss on the roles of Islamic financing to support growth of global Islamic economic revolution, ethics and practices in Islamic Economy, cross border trade policies to stimulate equal market access and opportunities, modernization towards global market access, and academic contribution towards international Islamic Economy development and policy.

SPECIAL ADDRESS

    HRH Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Al-Maghfur-Lah, Sultan of Perak

Panelists:

  • Mr. Marzunisham bin Omar
    Assistant Governor, Central Bank of Malaysia
  • Dato' Badlisyah Abdul Ghani
    Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Lembaga Tabung Haji
  • Mr. Ahsan Ali,
    Managing Director and Head of Islamic Origination Standard Chartered Bank, United Arab Emirates
  • Mr. Richard Record
    Lead Economist, World Bank Group

Moderator:

  • Prof. Dato' Dr. Azmi Omar
    President & Chief Executive Officer, International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF)

 

12:30pm – 02:00pm

BUSINESS NETWORKING LUNCH

02:30pm – 03:30pm

HALAL & SCIENCE

The phrase 'Halal and science' is not an oxymoron, yet quite a number of people sometimes are culpable of negating this fact. Society should advocate that science is a prerequisite in various aspects of Halal. Science's major role in Halal is to provide evidence and facts that sustain the integrity of the Halal products or services. As the Halal industry is ever growing on the global scale, its ultimate success is dependent on the ability of industry players to fully integrate science in the ecosystem, chiefly the aspects of production, services, infrastructure, and logistics. Advancement of technology heralds the adulteration of ingredients in foods, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and personal care manufacturing. As such, in the global Halal ecosystem, science helps to strengthen the identification of critical ingredients and processes so that these elements remain Halal. In addition, science provides methods to identify adulteration and develop Halal alternative ingredients. Infusion of Halal and science focuses on the universal benefits, natural disposition of man, health, cleanliness and quality. Session panels will utilize vast experience and knowledge to delve into this topic, with the objective of creating awareness to the public on the indispensible nature of science's role in the Halal industry.

Panelists:

  • Dr. Mian Nadeem Riaz
    Director, Process Engineering Research & Development Centre, Texas A&M University, United States of America
  • Datuk Prof. Dr. Azizan binti Baharuddin
    Director General, Institut Kefahaman Islam Malaysia (IKIM)
  • Datuk Dr. Mohd Yusoff Sulaiman
    President/ Chief Executive Officer, Malaysian Industry-Government Group For High Technology

Moderator:

  • Dr. Tabassum Khan
    President, Stratgurus Dubai
03:45pm - 04.45pm

MANAGING THE BRAND

How can Halal marketing and branding move forward? Speaker will offer their expertise in discussing the challenges and opportunities in managing the brand in the Islamic Economy

Speaker:

  • Professor Jonathan A.J. Wilson
    Professor & Branding Consultant, GSM London

END OF CONFERENCE



DAY1, 4 APRIL 2018 ( WEDNESDAY )

Parallel Session

02.00pm - 04.00pm

THE BRAND TALK (BY INVITATION)

Venue: Topaz Room, Second Floor

Good brand strategies don't stop at defining why the brand matters. They go further to define the attitudes and behaviors that will define the brand experience in ways that truly matter.

Good brand behavior is extremely practical. It helps those specifically involved in managing and promoting the brand to ensure a coherent brand presence.

Panelists:

  • Professor Jonathan A.J. Wilson
    Professor & Branding Consultant, GSM London
  • Tengku Mudzaffar Zaid
    Executive Director, Shout ACS (M) Sdn Bhd


DAY 2, 5 APRIL 2018 ( THURSDAY )

Parallel Session

07.30am - 09.00am

BREAKFAST NETWORKING SESSION (BY INVITATION)

Venue: Topaz Room, Second Floor

The Breakfast Networking Session is held in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan. This is a closed-door session with The Hon. Dato' Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Japanese Corporate Leaders assisted by the relevant ministries and agencies of the Malaysian Government. Participants will be updated on the latest development on the halal industry in Malaysia, trade and investment opportunities and Halal Malaysia's key offerings.





DAY 1, 4th April 2018 ( WEDNESDAY )

Opening Ceremony

Time Event
11:30am

Arrival of Distinguished Guests

(Ambassadors & High Commissioners)

12:15pm

Arrival of Ministers & Deputy Ministers:

  • The Hon. Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan
    Minister at the Prime Minister's Department
  • The Hon. Mejar Jen. Dato' Seri Jamil Khir Baharom (B)
    Minister at Prime Minister's Department
  • The Hon. Dato' Sri Mustapa Mohamed
    Minister of International Trade and Industry
12:20pm

Arrival of:

  • The Hon. Tun Abdullah Haji Ahmad Badawi
    Former Prime Minister of Malaysia
12:25pm

Arrival of:

  • The Hon. Dato' Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi
    Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia
12:50pm

National Anthem (Negaraku) & Doa Recital

01:00pm

Welcoming Remarks by:

  • The Hon. Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan
    Minister at Prime Minister's Department
01:15pm

Opening Speech by:

  • The Hon. Dato' Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi
    Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia
01:40pm

Opening Ceremony and Photo Session for World Halal Week 2018

02:00pm

Press Conference & Business Luncheon

End



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 27th March 2018.

*** The programme may be subject to change under certain circumstances.