HOSTED BY: MINISTRY OF RURAL AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT (KKLW)
The Ministry of Rural and Regional Development (KKLW) is proud to be a strategic partner for HALFEST ASEAN, as the strategic platform to showcase their micro, small and medium-sized enterprises to tap into the opportunities in the Halal industry while developing their rural entrepreneurs into competent and innovative traders as well as promoting quality Halal products and services to consumers.
ORGANISED BY: HALAL INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (HDC)
The Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) coordinates the overall development of the Halal industry in Malaysia. Focusing on the development of Halal standards, audit and certification, plus capacity building for Halal products and services, HDC promotes the participation and facilitates the growth of Malaysian companies in the global Halal market through HALFEST ASEAN.
CO-ORGANISED BY: MAJLIS AMANAH RAKYAT (MARA)
Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) is responsible to promote, stimulate, coordinate and implement policies of economic and social development in Malaysia, especially in rural areas. Participation in HALFEST ASEAN allows MARA to emphasize its role in developing competent, professional and competitive entrepreneurs, thus helping them to thrive in the business world.
MALAYSIA MALAY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (DPMM)
The Malay Chamber of Commerce Malaysia (DPMM) was established on April 1957 to encourage the active participation of Malay entrepreneurs in the economy by supporting their development through programs and resources to help increase the productivity of Malay businesses. HALFEST ASEAN presents an ideal platform for DPMM to promote the development of a dynamic and reputable group of Bumiputra entrepreneurs of international standards. Through HALFEST, DPMM will work closely with other Chambers of Commerce in Malaysia to support the growth of local entrepreneurs and the development of the local Halal industry.
IN COLLABORATION WITH: DEPARTMENT OF ISLAMIC DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA (JAKIM)
HALFEST ASEAN is the ideal platform for JAKIM to affirm its role as the leading Halal certification agency in Malaysia; and realise its commitment to develop the propagation of Islamic knowledge and the development of the Ummah.
WITH THE SUPPORT OF: MUSLIM CONSUMERS’ ASSOCIATION OF MALAYSIA (PPIM)
The Muslim Consumers Association of Malaysia was established in June 1997 by a group of Muslim professionals and individuals concerned about the challenges faced by Muslim consumers. The Association strives to protect the interest of Muslim consumers globally. HALFEST ASEAN provides the association a proactive and strategic platform to disseminate information and educate Muslim consumers to ensure their integrity and interest are preserved.
CO-ORGANISED & MANAGED BY: SHAPERS MALAYSIA SDN BHD
In 2004, Shapers Malaysia Sdn Bhd (SHAPERS) founded the Malaysia International Halal Showcase (MIHAS).Within three (3) years, SHAPERS had successfully developed MIHAS into the world’s largest halal trade fair and Malaysia’s largest food and beverage exposition. In 2008, the ownership of this iconic halal event was transferred to the Malaysian Government under the auspices of the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE). SHAPERS created Halal Fiesta Malaysia (HALFEST) in 2010 to meet the needs of the local halal market. Thus, in a strategic move to further enhance the succesful platform, HALFEST ASEAN now provides a dynamic platform to nurture small and medium sized halal entrepreneurs to first expand their business networks in Malaysia and then to the ASEAN region.