Malaysia – Penang State to Host the Inaugural Global Blockchained Halal Industry forum 2019 (GBHIF2019) ...

February 19, 2019

Penang, Malaysia will play host to the inaugural Global Blockchained Halal Industry Forum 2019 on 1st March 2019 at Spice Convention Centre, in conjunction with its 10th Penang International Halal Expo & Conference 2019. Themed ‘Digitalisation and The Halal Industry’, this international forum is set to provide the best answers for the Halal industry stakeholders to better understand the impact of Blockchain Revolution and its technological advances on Halal business models and operating processes that involve supply chain, smart contracts, certification; which are vital to the Halal food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and personal care, Islamic finance and travel industry.

Organised by Penang International Halal Hub Development Sdn Bhd (PIHH); the Global Blockchained Halal Industry Forum 2019 (in short GBHIF2019) is researched, produced and managed by Confexhub Group, will provide in-depth discussion on the digital transformation of the global Islamic economy, with specific focus on the adoption and applications of blockchain for the Halal market. The participants will be directed at how to adopt blockchain technology in the Halal certification, Syariah complied smart contract, the transparency and traceability of Halal supply chain. Thus, helping them to innovate, transform and reform their business model under this new technology-led world order.

According to YB Dato’ Halim Hussain, Organising Chairman of PIHEC and the State Minister of Domestic and International Trade, Penang, “With Blockchain technology, the Halal supply chain will digitally transform into a trusted and more transparent manner. Blockchain will soon be the prime megatrend and core technological driver in the Islamic economy, especially in the Halal supply chain; and will be the transformational force that raises the status of halal regulation”. “I, therefore, urge all industry players to take the opportunity to equip themselves with the necessary knowledge and information about blockchain through this forum and be prepared and benefited from this new-age technology”, said Halim Hussain.

International and local renowned experts from blockchain technology, consultancies, authorities will be sharing their insights over this one-day forum. The forum is expecting over 300 international and local delegates to converge and learn, engage and get inspired by exclusive visionary digital and blockchain experts including Mr. Muhammad Zubair Mughal, CEO of Halal Research Council, Mr. Hanisofian Alias, VP – Industry Development of Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC), Prof. Dr. Marco Tieman, CEO of LBB International, Mr. Rene Bernard, President of ACCESS Blockchain Association, Ms. Mastura Ishak, Programme Director, Blockchain of Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT), Mr. Erik Arokszallasi, CEO of TE-FOOD International GmbH, Ms. Emmy Abdul Alim, Editor of Salaam Gateway, and many more.

The forum is proud to have ‘Salaam Gateway’ – one of the top visited portals for the Halal industry owned by Thomson Reuters as ‘Knowledge Partner’. The forum is supported and endorsed by ACCESS Blockchain Association, Association of Science Technology and Innovation (ASTI), Federation of Malaysian Freight Forwarder (FMFF), Malaysian Franchise Association (MFA), The Malaysian Food and Beverage Executive Association and World’s Poultry Science Association; with over 30 local and international media partners to drive toward new technology revolution era for blockchain.

Registration to the forum is now open on its official website

The 10th Penang International Halal Expo is opens for 3 days from 1-3 March 2019. For more information, please log on to

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