1ST - 2ND April 2018
Registration will be closed on the 30th of March 2018



1ST - 2ND April 2018
Registration will be closed on the 30th of March 2018



3RD April 2018



26 TH - 30 TH March 2018
Registration will be closed on the 19th of March 2018


Countdown to Convention


International Halal Certification Bodies recognised by JAKIM are institutions appointed by JAKIM to ratify halal status of raw materials, critical ingredients, meat and animal based products to be imported in Malaysia.

At the Halal Certification Bodies Convention, you will be able to meet up and engage with participating Halal Certification Bodies around the world including representation by muftis, halal auditors and relevant Halal authorities in the halal industry during the two-day program.

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To strengthen and promote the credibility of Malaysia as a leading Halal global.

To increase the International Halal Certification Bodies understanding on the implementation of the System and of Halal Malaysia Standards.

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In conjunction with the 9th Halal Certification Bodies Convention 2018, we are publishing a special magazine ‘HMag HCBC 2018’ to act as a communication platform for HCBC delegates during the convention. The magazine will comprise of JAKIM’s future plan and initiatives as well as advertorials and advertisements from sponsored industries.


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Returning for the 9th year, the Halal Certification Bodies Convention (HCBC) in 2018 brings another exciting theme – “Halal Connecting the World”. HCBC is a convention that gathers together, leaders in the global halal industry, religious authorities as well as Halal professionals from all over the world to provide insights on the halal industry. Taking place from the 1st  to 2nd  April 2018, at the Le’ Meridien Hotel in Putrajaya, this event is a great platform to discuss and share ideas on how to drive the Halal Certification agenda forward to improve the global Halal Industry. This year the convention will be discussing the latest happenings and direction of Halal Malaysia, together with the latest development of the halal industry as a whole.

This year the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM) together with its strategic partner DagangHalal will be introducing a prestigious programme called the Halal Professional Board Programme. Along with the 2nd International Halal Technical Capacity Development Programme (IHTCDP), these programmes will feature interactive mini-forums between halal industry players and JAKIM. The objective of these programmes are to discuss and bring together best practices in halal as well as finding possible resolutions for issues and challenges faced by the industry.

This year’s Halal Professional Board Programme (HPB) will be introducing two new training courses. These courses are to be made compulsory to all Halal Executives under the Malaysia Halal Certification soon, according to the Director of Halal Hub Division JAKIM  (BH Online – 9th February 2018). The primary objective is to enhance the competency of Halal Executives and Halal Internal Auditors. These two courses, Halal Executive and Internal Halal Auditor, will be a five-day training session, and the certificates awarded will be recognised by JAKIM.

The 2nd  IHTCDP 2018 targets global halal industry players along the halal supply chain. The objectives are to update the participants with new and emerging halal standards, address on how to manage innovation and the challenging availability of raw materials apart from presenting the industry players with the halal technical parameters of the Malaysian Halal Certification.

Industry players from the food and beverages, cosmetics and personal care, pharmaceuticals and logistics should not miss this opportunity. Come and participate in one of the world’s biggest Halal convention. See you there!

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International Halal Authority Board (IHAB)


Halal Agenda has become a global agenda nowadays and there are several halal unions in the world that are set up including the World Halal Council (WHC), the World Halal Food Council (WHFC), the Standards and Metrology Institute for the Islamic Countries (SMIIC) and the International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF).

It was established for the purpose of standardizing and harmonizing the halal certification process among members but there are limitations and constraints as it does not cover all the countries of the world and is confined to certification bodies only. Furthermore, most of the halal certification bodies in the world are normally local community associations and private companies.

The need to establish a coalition of halal authorized countries of the world for example of the Gulf Standard Organization (GSO), the Saudi Arabia Standard Organization (SASO), the Moroccan de Normalisation Institute (IMANOR), the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) is relevant and Malaysia needs to lead it and no doubt can be realized through the establishment of the International Halal Authority Board (IHAB) as a platform and Malaysia will be the permanent secretariat.

Currently, JAKIM has recognised sixty-seven (67) halal certification bodies around the globe. We hope that with the establishment of IHAB, we are capable of achieving the goal of standardizing and harmonizing the halal certification process throughout the world which no restraint to only parts of the world and the target for the establishment initiative is achievable by 2020.

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Event Location

Le Meridien Putrajaya, Malaysia
Lebuh IRC, IOI Resort City, Sepang, 62502 Putrajaya, Malaysia
Coordinate: 2.9702° N, 101.7131° E


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