UK: World Halal Business Conference Circuit 2023 Expands Its Reach to the UK Aiming to Boost Local Halal Industries


The World Halal Business Conference Circuit (WHBC Circuit) 2023, an esteemed industry event organized by Halal Development Corporation Berhad (HDC), is set to expand its global reach this year by bringing WHBC Circuit to the UK. The WHBC Circuit 2023 will be held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel Hyde Park from the 27th to the 28th of October 2023. Included for the delegates will be the advantage of a Business Networking Dinner on the 27th October.

Organized by HDC and hosted by the Ministry of Investment, Trade, and Industry (MITI), WHBC Circuit 2023 London aims to make a significant contribution to the development of the halal industries in both Malaysia and the United Kingdom, as well as across the European Union.

Under the theme ‘Halal Opportunities in a Borderless World’. WHBC Circuit 2023, is now in its 15th edition. The WHBCC will leverage the presence of key government officials from Malaysia and the United Kingdom, industry leaders, businesses, trade councils, and civil society representatives from around the globe to engage in discussions, endorsements, and networking opportunities during this two-day conference.

Khairul Azwan Harun, the Chairman of HDC, emphasized the conference’s core focus, stating, “WHBC Circuit in London will center on three key pillars: Investment Promotion, Trade Negotiations, and Nurturing Halal Skilled Talents. We will address pressing industry challenges with a view to fostering wealth creation and promoting Halal business opportunities among industry players. Following the event, we will maintain engagement with the industry through a series of initiatives involving major halal industry stakeholders to sustain momentum in the lucrative Halal industry.”

The United Kingdom and Malaysia share a robust trading and investment relationship built on mutual recognition of its value for sustainable economic growth. The conference will explore opportunities for collaboration across various sectors, including food & beverages, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, supply-chain, financial services, Environmental Social & Governance (ESG), and technology sectors.

Delegates at the two-day conference will gain valuable insights from the thought leaders sessions, featuring 40 panel speakers and moderators, driving forward a Programme that includes over the two days of the event 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,
  • Intensifying Digital Integration in the E-Commerce Ecosystem,
  • Compliance with UK Law,
  • Clarification of Misconceptions Surrounding Halal & Global Trade in Halal Products,
  • Harnessing Islamic Finance to Accelerate the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals.

HDC’s Halal Training Institute (HTI) will conduct several training sessions to raise awareness of Halal practices, provide updates on the Halal certification process, and encourage discussions among delegates.

Additionally, the Halal Industry Field Trip Program will facilitate knowledge exchange between successful Malaysian entrepreneurs and their UK counterparts.

Azwan invited key decision-makers, diplomatic envoys, industry leaders, and government officials to attend this important conference. Currently, the top participating countries for delegates are the UK, Europe, Malaysia, Singapore,Turkiye, and OIC countries.

For more information about WHBC Circuit 2023 and to register, please visit