In the last few decades, the terminology of an Islamic Economy has been repeatedly deliberated on with so many different interpretations by both scholars and academics.


Nothing substantively concrete however, has ever been accepted as a clear definitive, and the conclusion appears a distance.

Islamic Economy is a term to describe the convergence between the Halal industry and Islamic financial services. Today, Halal is big business. The growing Muslim population worldwide, combined with the increasing demand for Halal products from non-Muslims, has fuelled the rapid growth and development of the Halal industry that encompasses a wide scope from food and beverages, ingredients, healthcare products and services, to personal care, tourism as well as financial services.


Today, a fourth industrial revolution is transforming economies, jobs, and even the human race itself. Under the broad title Industry 4.0, many physical and digital technologies are combining through analytics, artificial intelligence, cognitive technologies, and the Internet of Things (IoT) to create digital enterprises that are both interconnected and capable of more informed decision-making.

In short, Industry 4.0 is embedding smart, connected technology not only within organizations, but also our daily lives.


This is the foundation on which World Halal Week 2018 (WHW) is built on, and in underlining its theme "Building for the Future", is the Halal industry and Islamic Economy truly prepared to embrace Industry 4.0 and Disruptive Technology?

World Halal Week 2018 with its all featured components is designed to respond to all the uncertainties raised in building the future in Islamic Economy:-


Malaysia International Halal Assembly (MyHA2018) through its 9th. International Halal Certification Bodies Convention organised by the Department of Islamic Religion, Malaysia (JAKIM) on 1st. & 2nd. April 2018 focuses on the platform to enhance Halal Certification Bodies' understanding on Halal Standard Malaysia, with emphasis on Halal CBs' roles and responsibilities in managing halal certificates systematically in accordance to the Halal Standards. In other word, its integrity.


The 10th. World Halal Conference 2018 (WHC) organised by the Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) on 4th & 5th April 2018 is to deliberate on opportunities and challenges faced in the global economy and to explore concrete resolutions and clear objectives for the global industry moving forward.


The 15th Malaysia International Halal Showcase (MIHAS) organised by the Malaysian External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) from 4th to 7th April 2018, is the world's largest Halal showcase bringing the Halal business community from around the world.

We are pleased to invite all of you to participate in the upcoming World Halal Week 2018 from the 1st to 7th April in Kuala Lumpur.


We are pleased to invite all of you to participate in the upcoming World Halal Week 2018 from the 1st to 7th April in Kuala Lumpur.