april-may. 2019 | @Halal
“Melebar Risalah, Menyantuni Ummah”
Global Halal Industry
The Halal Hub department at Jakim is where the
Halal Management Department division and the
Malaysia Halal Council (MHC) secretariat resides.
ment of Halal Assurance System (HAS), the
designation of a Halal Executive (HE) in the
company and in addition the formation of
Internal Halal Committee (IHC) and Internal
Halal Audit (IHA). From these, the roles of the
regulatory authority such as JAKIM and Jabatan
Agama Islam Negeri (JAIN) becomes to validate
the assurance developed by the halal certificate
This new experience by JAKIM differs from
the last 10 years. Previously, JAKIM has to
check from A to Z in terms of both assurance
and validation. Nowadays, Halal Built-in gets
the industry to do their homework, and the
authority’s responsibility is to affirm that the
declaration by the industry is in accordance to
the regulations and standards.
Bridging halal through
Malaysia International Halal
In helping the local industry to gain trust by
obtaining a halal certificate, MHC is also getting
favourable feedback from international indus-
try. This is because the level of awareness in the
industry and the consumers for halal products
has been increasing exponentially.
For the past three years, the international
industry has been inquiring on how they could
obtain halal confirmation from Malaysia. Utilis-
ing the foundation of MHC and the initiatives
developed under HPB, Malaysia International
Halal Academy (MIHA) was established.
These strategic partners, also known as
MIHA partners of JAKIM, are entitled to
build-up the foreign halal industry by giving
awareness, creating programmes for training
This academy is client-friendly, as the supply
of trainer and instructor by MIHA partners
would provide training whenever the client
wants the session to be. The initiative being
taken would hopefully lead Malaysia’s halal
industry into the centre of the world.
The Fourth Industrial
Revolution (IR 4.0) in Halal
To traverse across the world, the recent devel-
opment of information and technology has
to be taken advantage of. The world is getting
smaller due the technology. Moving forward
with aggression to ensure the success of IR 4.0
launched by Tun M, Prime Minister of Malaysia,
JAKIM encourages the industry to utilise new
advancing technologies into halal trade.
Halal is based on Shariah, and IR 4.0 is based
on the usage and benefitting of technology.
Incorporating both together, the industry
of Halal would emerge as the one of the best
industry in the world.
The Global Halal Summit is a culmination of several programmes of the halal trading industry, with
each focusing on different aspect of the trade business.
Global Halal Summit (GHas), formerly known as World Halal Week, is an annual gathering
of the industry’s brightest minds and passionate halal professionals. During this week,
participants will enjoy exclusive access to facilitated discussions, knowledge sharing
sessions, networking activities, and opportunities to further enhance the halal industry
community for the benefits of the Ummah globally.
Key highlights under the GHaS umbrella this year include the following six programmes:
1. International Halal Accreditation
1 April 2019, Grand Hyatt Hotel
This closed-door intellectual discussion gathers Halal Standard
authorities and Halal Certification bodies worldwide. The objective
is to harmonise global halal operations and standards, as well as
facilitate global halal certification and global cooperation within the
2. 10th Halal Certification Bodies
1-2 April 2019, Grand Hyatt Hotel
Halal certifiers from all over the world gather to discuss current
trends and challenges within the industry. This year’s edition will
focus on discussions around certification and the value of halal as a
recognised standard within the industry’s best practices.
3. International Halal Technical Capacity
Development Programme (IHTCDP)
1-2 April 2019, Grand Hyatt Hotel
Covering both the food and non-food sectors, IHTCDP gathers
halal industry players, business leaders, entrepreneurs and Halal
certification bodies to further accelerate halal technical knowledge,
technology and innovation.
4. Global Halal Industries Congress (GHIC)
3 April 2019, MITEC
GHIC is a new initiative that aims to strengthen halal compliance.
Dialogues between relevant authorities and industry players will
focus on finding solutions to improve the management of the halal
supply chain, market access, and ingredients sourcing.
5. World Halal Conference (WHC)
3-4 April 2019, MITEC
WHC is an international thought leadership conference gathering
all segments of the halal industry. This year’s theme for discussions
is “Fostering a True Halal Economy: Global Integration and Ethical
6. Malaysia International Halal
3-6 April 2019, MITEC
Hosted by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) and
organised by the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation
(MATRADE), MIHAS is the world’s largest halal tradeshow that
provides exciting sourcing opportunities.