Date: 13-14 September 2023
Time: 8.30am – 5.30pm
Venue: Ballroom – Level 3, MITEC
             Kompleks MITEC No. 8,
             Jalan Dutamas 2,
             50480 Kuala Lumpur,

Welcome to the HDC Halal Sector Forum 2023!

Join us on September 13-14, 2023, at MITEC Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as we delve into the theme of "Resiliency of Halal Sectors Towards National Socio-Economy".

In conjunction with the Global Halal Summit 2023, the Halal Sector Forum 2023 (HSF2023) is more than just a forum; it embodies the power of synergy between HSF2023 and the Malaysia International Halal Showcase 2023 (MIHAS 2023). These two exceptional events form a dynamic collaboration that harnesses the full potential of the halal industry.

While MIHAS takes center stage as a premier Trade Exhibition and Business Matching platform, facilitating connections between Malaysian halal companies and global counterparts for impactful partnerships and market expansion, the Halal Sector Forum 2023 serves as a complementary force. It acts as a gateway to unparalleled business insights within the Global Halal Trend, offering a vital platform to delve deeply into key aspects of the halal sector. Here, strategic minds unite, cultivating visionary ideas and innovative strategies to reshape and fortify the Malaysian Halal industry and ecosystem.

Envision absorbing fresh ideas and cutting-edge innovations straight from the minds of influential halal experts and policymakers. It's not just about discussing halal trends; it's about catalyzing the momentum of the Halal industry, shaping its path to unparalleled success.

Join us to shape the future of the Halal sector. Uncover the true potential of the halal agenda as a driving force in global economies, not just economically, but strategically. Seize this extraordinary opportunity to glean insights, forge connections, and elevate your halal business trajectory.

HDC Halal Sector Forum 2023: Where innovation, collaboration, and growth collide. Elevate your Halal journey with us.

Let's chart a course toward an exhilarating halal future!


Programme Schedule

  • Day 1
  • Day 2

Day 1 | 13 September 2023 | Wednesday GMT + 8

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Registration & Breakfast

9:30 AM - 9:40 AM

National Anthem
Doa Recital

9:40 AM - 9:45 AM

Welcome Remarks

Mr. Khairul Azwan Harun
Chairman, Halal Development Corporation Berhad

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Keynote Address

YAB Dato Seri' Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Rural and Regional Development

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Global Halal Market Trend

Halal signifies products and services aligned with Islamic principles, permissible for Muslims to consume or use. Beyond edibles, it spans cosmetics, finance, travel, and more.

Growth in the Halal market is exceptional, fueled by a rising Muslim populace and awareness of certification standards.

This session delves into how the Halal industry can tap into the global beauty market. We explore leveraging factors like growing Muslim numbers, mainstream embrace, innovation, brand trust, and personalization, all to seize thriving opportunities.

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Panel Discussion:
Integrating ESG Principles in the Halal Industry

In recent years, there has been a growing awareness and emphasis on sustainability, social responsibility, and ethical practices across various sectors, including the Halal market.

This panel discussion aims to explore the intersection of ESG and the Halal industry, discussing its significance, challenges, and potential for positive impact i.e sustainable sourcing of halal products, social responsibility and ethical treatment of workers.

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Promoting Halal Investment with ESG Criteria

Delve into the synergy between responsible investing and ESG considerations in the Halal sector.

Discover how these factors impact investment choices and explore the advantages for businesses that emphasize ESG principles. Join us to uncover the potential!!

1:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Lunch & Solat

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Unlocking the Potential of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) in Malaysia

The Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) market plays a pivotal role in the pharmaceutical industry, serving as the essential building block for drug formulation and manufacturing. Malaysia, with its strategic location, robust healthcare infrastructure, skilled workforce, and supportive government policies, is poised to unleash its full potential in the API sector.

This session aims to share the opportunities, challenges, and strategies for elevating Malaysia's API capabilities and its impact on the pharmaceutical landscape.

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Motivational Talk: Building People-centric Values

Cultivating values centered around people is crucial in cultivating a culture of positivity and inclusivity within organizations and communities. This involves nurturing qualities such as empathy, respect, trust, and inclusiveness. By embracing these core principles, organizations and communities can foster an environment where individuals flourish, give their best, and experience a sense of worth and recognition.

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Networking Reception

Day 2 | 14 September 2023 | Thursday GMT + 8

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Registration & Breakfast

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Humanizing Technology in Halal Industry

The concept of humanizing technology holds significant relevance and suitability for the Malaysian halal industry. As a vital sector of the country's economy, the halal industry benefits greatly from technological advancements. However, it is crucial to strike a balance between harnessing technology's potential and maintaining the human touch within halal practices.

Humanizing technology in the Malaysian halal industry can ensure the preservation of authenticity, integrity, and consumer trust in halal products. This session is to foster sustainable growth and uphold the industry's fundamental principles while leveraging the benefits of technological advancements.

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Panel Discussion: Bridging Innovation to Commercialization

Innovation to commercialization is a critical process for any industry, and in the context of the Malaysian halal industry, it represents a significant opportunity for growth and development. This panel discussion aims to provide valuable insights and recommendations for industry stakeholders, policymakers, and entrepreneurs.

The findings will contribute to the understanding of how innovation can be effectively translated into successful commercial ventures within the halal industry, fostering its growth, competitiveness, and global market reach.

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Malaysia: A Thriving Hub for Halal Pharmaceuticals

Join us for an insightful session as we explore Malaysia's emergence as a prominent player in the Halal pharmaceutical industry. Discover the key factors that position Malaysia as an appealing destination for this sector.

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Lunch & Solat

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Create the Difference in Co-branding

Co-branding sparks innovation by uniting brand strengths. It's about finding like-minded partners with shared values and audiences.

Join us for insights on how co-branding can craft a distinctive, resonating market presence.

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Balancing between Business and Social Expectation

Striking a balance between business and social expectations in today's fast-paced lifestyle requires conscious effort, self-awareness, and effective time management. By setting clear priorities, practicing self-care, and maintaining healthy boundaries, individuals can find fulfillment in both their professional endeavors and social connections.

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Special Remarks

Mr. Khairul Azwan Harun
Chairman, Halal Development Corporation Berhard

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Halal Development Corporation Berhad
5.02, Level 5, KPMG Tower, First Avenue,
Persiaran Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.