WHBC Circuit 2023 Expands to the UK to Boost Halal Industries in a US$3 Trillion Market

Petaling Jaya – October 2, 2023 – The World Halal Business Conference Circuit (WHBC Circuit) 2023, a prestigious industry event meticulously organized by Halal Development Corporation Berhad (HDC), is poised to expand its global footprint after a remarkable run in Australia last year. WHBC is gearing up to make its presence felt in London, United Kingdom, scheduled for October 27th to 28th, 2023.

Hosted by the Ministry of Investment, Trade, and Industry (MITI) and organized by HDC, WHBC Circuit 2023 London sets out with the ambitious goal of catalyzing the growth of halal industries in Malaysia, the United Kingdom, and across the European Union.

Themed “Halal Opportunities in a Borderless World,” WHBC Circuit 2023, now in its 15th edition, will harness the participation of esteemed government officials from both Malaysia and the United Kingdom, industry titans, businesses, trade councils, and civil society representatives from around the globe. Over two days, this conference will serve as a platform for in-depth discussions, vital endorsements, and invaluable networking opportunities.

Khairul Azwan Harun, Chairman of HDC, outlined the conference’s primary focus, stating, “WHBC Circuit in London will revolve around three critical pillars: promoting investment, facilitating trade negotiations, and nurturing Halal talents. We are committed to addressing pressing industry challenges, fostering wealth creation, and propagating Halal business opportunities among industry stakeholders. Post-event, we intend to sustain this momentum through a series of initiatives in collaboration with major halal industry players.”

The United Kingdom and Malaysia share a robust trade and investment partnership, founded on the mutual recognition of its contribution to sustainable economic growth. The conference aims to explore collaborative prospects across various sectors, including food & beverages, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, supply chain, financial services, Environmental Social and governance (ESG), and technology sectors.

Delegates at the two-day conference will glean insights from the Thought Leaders session, featuring 40 distinguished panel speakers and moderators. The agenda spans topics such as Resilient and Stronger Economic Integration, Building A Halal Sustainable Future with ESG Trends, Enabling Business Agility in the Integrated Ecosystem, Enhancing Sustainability in the Food Industry, Opportunities for Start-ups in Halal Healthcare and Tourism, and Intensifying Digital Integration in the E-Commerce Ecosystem.

The second day promises presentations on Compliance with UK Law, Clarification of Misconceptions Surrounding Halal and global Trade in Halal Products and Harnessing Islamic Finance to Accelerate the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals.

WHBC Circuit 2023 also seeks to extend Malaysia’s Halal Diplomacy to the world and reaffirms Malaysia’s commitment to bolster the global halal ecosystem.

HDC’s Halal Training Institute (HTI) is set to conduct numerous training sessions to heighten awareness of Halal practices, provide updates on the Halal certification process, and facilitate discussions among delegates. Moreover, the Halal Industry Field Trip Program will facilitate knowledge exchange between successful Malaysian entrepreneurs and their UK counterparts.

Azwan also unveiled the participation of key strategic partners, including Halal Food Authority, UK, ACO Water Management Sdn Bhd, Fraser & Neave Holdings Berhad, CPL Aromas (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Ramly Food Processing Sdn Bhd, London Tea Exchange, UK, Thenoor, Malaysia Aviation Group Berhad, Ketengah Holding Sdn Bhd, and Digital Panacea, Malaysia. Supporting agencies for this conference include MATRADE, JAKIM, MIDA, MARA, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Azwan extended a warm invitation to key decision-makers, diplomatic envoys, industry luminaries, and government officials to participate in this pivotal conference. Presently, the top participating countries for delegates include the UK, Europe, Malaysia, Singapore, Turkiye, and OIC countries, with concerted efforts to attract delegates from Africa and West Asia.

Admission for all sessions is chargeable at RM1,000.00 for Malaysian delegates and GBP300 for UK and international delegates. For comprehensive information about WHBC Circuit 2023 and registration details, please visit

Source : The Halal Times